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Prague Events Guide 2018

Prague Events » What's on in May 2018

Prague hosts events all year round, including food and drink festivals, exhibitions, rock and pop concerts, classical music festivals, marathons, and the Christmas and Easter markets. Prague Experience is your Prague events guide.


  May 2018

Mummies Of The World - Exhibition
Mummies Of The World - Exhibition
Date: 01 May 2018 - 30 June 2018
Time: Daily 09:00-20:00
Price: Adults: Mon-Fri 320czk; Sat-Sun 370czk. Children (6-15yrs): Mon-Fri: 200czk; Sat-Sun: 250czk.
No need to book, tickets are available on the day.
This exhibition has assembled the largest collection of mummies in the world (plus other artefacts), loaned from museums, universities and private collections. Explore the culture and civilisations of ancient peoples from Egypt, Europe and South America.
Where: Prague Holesovice Exhibition Centre, Vystaviste, Prague 7.
Travel: Tram stop Vystaviste.
Metro station Nádraží Holešovice (line C) and walk 800 metres.
Website: Mummies Of The World - Exhibition

Music and Fairy Tales
Music and Fairy Tales
Date: 01 May 2018 - 14 October 2018
Folk tales and fairy tales play a strong role in the national psyche in the Czech Republic. This exhibition, aimed at adults and children, explores the influence of Czech fairy tales on music.
Where: Czech Museum of Music, Karmelitska 2, Prague 1.
Website: Music and Fairy Tales

Municipal House
Blanka Matragi, Fashion Designer - Exhibition
Date: 01 May 2018 - 31 December 2018
Time: Daily 10:00-19:00
Price: 260czk. No need to book, tickets are available on the day.
This exhibition, held in the Gaming Parlours at Municipal House, celebrates the fashion designer Blanka Matragi's 30 years of work. Dresses and accessories are the core exhibits, supplemented by sculptures, glass, porcelain and graphic art.
Where: Municipal House, Republic Square 5, Prague 1.

Light and Life - Exhibition
Light and Life - Exhibition
Date: 01 May 2018 - 31 December 2018
This exhibition at the National Museum New Building explores the effects of light on life. Energy from sunlight has played a key role in the evolution and diversity of living organisms (although some species do survive without light, for example in deep caves). Cartoon characters guide children through the exhibition.
Where: National Museum, Wenceslas Square 68, Prague 1.
Website: Light and Life - Exhibition

Noah’s Ark - Exhibition
Noah’s Ark - Exhibition
Date: 01 May 2018 - 31 December 2018
This exhibition at the National Museum New Building reveals the remarkable beauty and diversity of animal species on Earth, and draws attention to modern dangers that put it at risk. Displays include animals that once roamed freely in the Czech lands, such as brown bears, elk and beavers, plus African animals, and extinct animals such as a full dinosaur skeleton.
Where: National Museum, Wenceslas Square 68, Prague 1.
Website: Noah’s Ark - Exhibition

Czech Beer Festival in Prague
Czech Beer Festival in Prague
Date: 10 May 2018 - 26 May 2018
Time: Daily 12:00-24:00
Price: Adults: 100czk. Children (0-15yrs): free.
Large beer: from 45czk | Ł1.60 | €1.80 | $2.25.
No need to book, tickets are available on the day.
The annual Czech Beer Festival in Prague is the largest gastronomic event in the country, with seating for 4,000 visitors on benches inside huge marquees. There are 150 varieties of beer to sample, sourced from international brewers, regional breweries and microbreweries, Czech food to taste, and live bands to entertain.
Where: Letná Park, Prague 7.
Travel: Metro station Hradcanska (line A), then tram to Sparta (trams 1, 8, 12, 25, 26, 51, 56). Some trams run from the city centre, so you may be able to travel directly there by tram.
Website: Czech Beer Festival in Prague

Prague Microfestival 2018
Prague Microfestival 2018
Date: 24 May 2018 - 27 May 2018
Time: Daily 16:00-24:00
Price: Free admission
The annual Prague Microfestival is an English/Czech festival of the arts, which combines contemporary writing, art, film and performance. The festival boasts 24 writers from 12 different countries, including an art gallery, microlab and microshow with experimental and avant-garde music and performance.
Where: Venuse ve Svehlovce Theatre, Slavíková 22, Prague 3.
Travel: Tram stop Husinecka (tram 5,9,26)
Website: Prague Microfestival 2018

Prague - Heart of Nations Folklore Festival
Prague - Heart of Nations Folklore Festival
Date: 24 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
The 20th international meeting of folklore groups runs over 4 days on an open-air stage at the Old Town Square in Prague. Musicians and dancers travel from around the world to perform.
Where: Old Town Square, Prague 1.
Website: Prague - Heart of Nations Folklore Festival

Prague Food Festival 2018
Prague Food Festival 2018
Date: 25 May 2018 - 27 May 2018
Time: Fri-Sat 12:00-21:00; Sun 12:00-19:00.
Price: Adults: 500czk. Children (0-6yrs): free. Includes tokens to exchange for food samples at the stalls.
No need to book, tickets are available on the day.
The annual Prague Food Festival celebrates the culinary skills of the top restaurant chefs in the Czech Republic. The festival takes place in a large outdoor setting at Vysehrad Park. Wander around the stalls and sample local and international dishes, along with wines, sparking wines and Czech beers. There is also a children’s area with entertainment and cooking instruction.
Where: Vysehrad Park, V Pevnosti 5b, Vysehrad, Prague 2.
Travel: Metro station Vysehrad (line C).
Tram stop Vyton (trams 2, 3, 7, 17, 21).
Website: Prague Food Festival 2018

Prague Fringe
Prague Fringe
Date: 25 May 2018 - 02 June 2018
Price: 200czk. No need to book, tickets are available on the day.
Fringe is the biggest English speaking theatre festival in the Czech Republic. Theatre, comedy, music and dance are staged at several small theatres in the Lesser Town.
Where: Various venues in the Lesser Town.
Website: Prague Fringe

Speedway Grand Prix
Speedway Grand Prix
Date: 26 May 2018
Time: 18:45
The first Czech Republic FIM Speedway Grand Prix was held in Prague on 17 May 1997. It has run annually ever since, making it a popular event at the Marketa Stadium.
Where: Marketa Stadium, U Vojtesky 11, Prague 6.
Website: Speedway Grand Prix

1st Speedway League Race
1st Speedway League Race
Date: 27 May 2018
Time: 15:00
Price: Adults: 100czk-350czk. Children (10-15yrs): 50czk.
Following on from the World Championship (Speedway Grand Prix) on the Saturday, the 1st League race on the Sunday crowns a dramatic speedway weekend at the Marketa Stadium.
Where: Marketa Stadium, U Vojtesky 11, Prague 6.
Website: 1st Speedway League Race

Prague Opera
Prague Opera, Ballet & Classical Concert listings & tickets
Date: 01 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
Prague is famous for opera, ballet and classical concerts. Performances take place in magnificent opera houses, stunning concert halls, and in an array of historic churches. Tickets are reasonably priced, so shows often sell out. Advance reservations are therefore highly recommended.
Website: Prague opera, ballet and concert listings & tickets

Prague Theatre
Prague Theatre listings & tickets
Date: 01 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
Visit a Prague theatre for a typically Czech experience. Black light theatre is a mix of dynamic dance routines, mime artists, animated film, and state-of-the-art visual and sound effects. While marionette theatre features giant puppets. Shows are highly visual, so appeal to adults and children of all ages and nationalities. Advance reservations are highly recommended.
Website: Prague theatre listings & tickets


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