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Prague events » April 2017

Prague hosts events all year round, from the Christmas and Easter markets to the Prague Marathon, food and beer festivals, special exhibitions, pop concerts, and folk and classical music festivals. 2017 is no exception.

  April 2017

St Mathew's Fair
St Mathew's Fair
Date: 25 February 2017 - 17 April 2017
Time: Tue-Fri 13:00-21:00; Sat-Sun & Holidays 10:00-22:00
The oldest reference to the St. Mathew's fair dates from the 16th century. It is one of the most popular fairs in the Czech Republic, with 120 rides and attractions to enjoy, from swing carousels to bumper cars and shooting galleries.
Where: Prague Holesovice Exhibition Centre, Vystaviste, 170 00 Prague 7.
Travel: Tram stop Vystaviste.
Metro station Nádraží Holešovice (line C) and walk 800 metres.
Website: St Mathew's Fair

Retro - Exhibition
Retro - Exhibition
Date: 01 March 2017 - 31 May 2017
Covering fashion to technology, designer furniture to applied arts, travel back in time a little to see what was popular back in the day. A large retro playroom also forms part of the exhibition, to keep the little ones entertained.
Where: National Museum, Wenceslas Square 68, New Town, Prague 1.
Website: Retro - Exhibition

Municipal House
Blanka Matragi, fashion designer
Date: 01 March 2017 - 31 December 2017
Time: Daily 10:00-19:00
Price: 260czk
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.
Buy tickets at Municipal House on the day of your visit.
Where: Municipal House, Republic Square 5, Old Town, Prague 1.

Prague Half Marathon
Prague Half Marathon
Date: 01 April 2017
The Prague Half Marathon winds its way through Prague's city centre, through the historic areas on both banks of the Vltava River, and across Charles Bridge. This is one of the fastest marathon courses on the IAAF circuit.
Where: Starts (12:00) & Finishes (time limit 15:00) at Rudolfinum.
Website: Prague Half Marathon

Easter Markets 2017
Easter Markets 2017
Date: 01 April 2017 - 23 April 2017
The Prague Easter Markets take place at the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square. Wooden huts display local handicrafts and all manner of food and drink. Stalls present wooden toys, intricate glassware, candles, jewellery, metalware, embroidered lace, puppets, dolls in traditional costume and brightly coloured hand-painted Easter eggs. To taste, there are hot sausages and large hams on spits, and delicious local pastries, plus hot wine and ice-cold Czech beer to quench your thirst. Markets are open daily.
Where: Old Town Square & Wenceslas Square.
Website: Easter Markets 2017

Good Friday - Public Holiday
Good Friday - Public Holiday
Date: 14 April 2017
Public holiday. Some tourist attractions and small shops close, but most Prague sightseeing, entertainment and larger shopping centres remain open. The Easter Markets are open.
Website: Good Friday - Public Holiday

Easter 2017
Easter 2017
Date: 14 April 2017 - 17 April 2017
Easter is a special time of year in Prague. The Easter Markets run daily over the Easter weekend. And many of the city's attractions are also open every day: the churches, opera houses, theatres, concert halls, bars, restaurants and other entertainment venues. Shops and tourist sights open daily, except on Easter Monday when some close or open limited hours.
Website: Easter 2017

Easter Monday - Public Holiday
Easter Monday - Public Holiday
Date: 17 April 2017
Public holiday. Some tourist attractions and small shops close, but most Prague sightseeing, entertainment and larger shopping centres remain open. The Easter Markets are open.
Website: Easter Monday - Public Holiday

Lesser Town Square
Witches' Night (Paleni Carodejnic) Parade
Date: 30 April 2017
Time: 19:00
An ancient folk festival, Witches' Night is a cross between Halloween and May Day to mark the end of winter and the beginning of spring. An effigy of a witch, said to resemble winter (or perhaps a historical reference to witch-hunting) is burnt on pyres on hill tops across the country. In Prague, there is usually a lantern parade starting at 7pm at the Lesser Town Square, proceeding on to Kampa Park for a witches burning around 8pm.
Where: Lesser Town Square, Lesser Town, Prague 1.

Prague Opera
Prague Opera, Ballet & Classical Concert listings & tickets
Date: April 2017.
Prague is famous for opera, ballet and classical concerts. Performances take place in several 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: April 2017.
Visit the Prague theatre for a typically Czech experience.
Black light theatre is a highly charged mix of dynamic dance, mime, singers, film, and state-of-the-art visual and sound effects. And marionette theatre features giant puppets. Shows are highly visual to appeal to adults and children of all ages and nationalities. Advance reservations are highly recommended.
Website: Prague theatre listings & tickets

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