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Prague Events » What's on in September 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.


  September 2018

Music and Fairy Tales
Music and Fairy Tales
Dates: 01 June 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
Dates: 01 June 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
Dates: 01 June 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
Dates: 01 June 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

Prague 1848–1918 - Exhibition
Prague 1848–1918 - Exhibition
Dates: 01 June 2018 - 24 February 2019
This unique exhibition at the Prague City Museum tells the history of Prague from 1848 to the proclamation of the independence of Czechoslovakia in 1918.
Where: Prague City Museum, Na Porici 52, Prague 8.
Website: Prague 1848–1918 - Exhibition

The Celts - Exhibition
The Celts - Exhibition
Dates: 01 June 2018 - 24 February 2019
This exhibition at the National Museum New Building explores the world of the Celts in Central Europe in prehistoric times. Archaeological finds have revealed the everyday life of the Celts, including their intricate craftsmanship and religious rituals. The National Museum holds one of the most extensive archaeological collections of Celtic artefacts in Europe.
Where: National Museum, Wenceslas Square 68, Prague 1.
Website: The Celts - Exhibition

foodparade
foodparade
Dates: 01 September 2018 - 02 September 2018
Time: Saturday 10:00-21:00; Sunday 10:00-20:00
Price: Adults: 150czk. Children (up to 10yrs): free.
No need to book, tickets are available on the day.
The beautiful gardens of Chateau Troja is hosting the annual foodparade festival. Sample food from 30 Prague restaurants, participate in workshops and cooking shows, discover new tastes in the Forbidden taste zone, and learn to grill in the Grill & BBQ zone. A Hamleys bus is on site to entertain the kids.
Where: Chateau Troja, U Trojského zámku 1, Prague 7.
Travel: Metro station: Nadrazi Holesovice (line C). Then bus No 112 to the end stop Zoologická zahrada.
Website: foodparade

Dvorak's Prague Festival 2018
Dvorak's Prague Festival 2018
Dates: 07 September 2018 - 21 September 2018
A major series of concerts celebrating Antonín Dvořák, the great Czech composer. Concerts feature works by both Dvořák and international composers, and are performed by Czech and international orchestras in the magnificent main concert hall at the Rudolfinum. Search our opera & concert listings for 'Dvorak's Prague Festival' - all performances listed are available to book.
Where: Rudolfinum (Dvorak Hall), Alsovo nabrezi 12, Prague 1.
Website: Dvorak's Prague Festival 2018

Birell Prague Grand Prix - Running Event
Birell Prague Grand Prix - Running Event
Date: 08 September 2018
The final major running event of the season in Prague. Participants run through the illuminated historical streets at twilight, finishing at the Old Town Square where there is live music and dancing. The event comprises a 10km Men's Race, 5km Women's Race, and 10km Men's and 5km Women's team races.
Where: Women's 5km Starts (19:00) & Finishes (time limit 19:45) at the Old Town Square.
Men's 10km Starts (20:30) & Finishes (time limit 22:00) at the Old Town Square.
Website: Birell Prague Grand Prix - Running Event

Ricky Martin in Concert
Ricky Martin in Concert
Date: 09 September 2018
Time: 20:00
Price: 890czk-1990czk
Latin pop superstar Ricky Martin is playing Prague for the first time, bringing his greatest hits including La Copa de la Vida and Livin La Vida Loca to the O2 Arena.
Where: O2 Arena, Ocelarska 460/2, Prague 9.
Travel: Metro station Ceskomoravska (line B).
Tram stop Multiarena Praha.
Website: Ricky Martin in Concert

Wenceslas Square
St. Wenceslas Market
Dates: 14 September 2018 - 28 September 2018
St. Wenceslas Market features wooden huts selling glassware, ceramics, wooden toys, candles, jewellery, puppets, embroidery and other local handicrafts. There is also local food and drinks on offer; grilled sausages, hams on spits, pastries, Czech beer and hot mulled wine.
Where: Wenceslas Square, Prague 1.

Prague events
Festival of the Grape & Wine Tasting at Prague Castle
Dates: 15 September 2018 - 16 September 2018
Time: 10:00-18:00
Annual festival celebrating the grape harvest in the Royal Garden at Prague Castle. The first part of the festival is outside in the landscaped gardens where refreshment stalls serve food and drinks associated with harvest time, ranging from hot snacks to fine local wines to Burcak (partially fermented young wine). See also demonstrations of traditional crafts such as grape pressing and basket weaving, plus performances by folk singers and musicians.
Open 10:00-16:00. Admission: free.
The second part of the festival is a Moravian wine tasting event inside the adjacent Ball Games House, where visitors can sample excellent Czech wines at reasonable prices.
Open 11:00-18:00. Admission & tasting glass: 80czk. No need to book, tickets are available on the day.
Where: Royal Garden, Prague Castle, Castle District, Prague 1.
Travel: Metro station Malostranska (line A). Then take tram 22 up the hill and alight at tram stop Prazsky hrad (Prague Castle).

Grape Harvest Festival at Prague Botanical Gardens
Grape Harvest Festival at Prague Botanical Gardens
Dates: 15 September 2018 - 16 September 2018
Time: 10:00-19:00
Price: 200czk. No need to book, tickets are available on the day.
Troja, in the outskirts of Prague, is a green lush area, and home to several vineyards. The Grape Harvest at Prague Botanical Gardens celebrates local wine-making, offering visitors the chance to taste wines produced here and in Moravia. There is also live music and entertainment, and food stalls.
Where: Botanical Gardens (Botanická zahrada), Nádvorní 134, Troja, Prague 7. Telephone: +420 234 148 111.
Travel: Metro station Nádraží Holešovice (line C). Then take bus 112 direction Prague Zoo and alight at bus stop Kovarna.
Website: Grape Harvest Festival at Prague Botanical Gardens

Prague events
Day of the Czech Statehood - Public Holiday
Date: 28 September 2018
Public holiday. Commemorates St. Wenceslas, patron saint of the Czech Republic, and his murder by his brother in 935.
Prague sightseeing and entertainment operate as normal. Shops have limited opening times.

Prague events
St. Wenceslas Vines Festival at Villa Richter
Date: 28 September 2018
Time: 11:00-18:00
Price: 100czk. Includes 3 wine samples.
No need to book, tickets are available on the day.
The St. Wenceslas Vines Festival runs annually on St. Wenceslas's Day, 28th September, to celebrate both the Czech patron saint and the grape harvest. It takes place on the hillside below Prague Castle at St. Wenceslas Vineyard, which is in the grounds of Villa Richter. Sample newly fermented wines and the best finished wines from previous years. For entertainment there are knightly contests, live music and dance. Even St. Wenceslas should put in an appearance!
Where: St. Wenceslas Vineyard (Svatováclavská vinice), Villa Richter, Staré zámecké schody 6, Castle District, Prague 1.
Travel: Metro station Malostranska (line A). Walk out to the main road and turn left. Walk up the road 75m and just before the pink building on the left, turn left into Stare zamecke schody (Old Castle Steps). The vineyard is 200m up the steps on the right-hand side.

Municipal House
28 October - Exhibition
Dates: 28 September 2018 - 31 December 2018
Municipal House is a fitting setting for an exhibition commemorating 100 years of the declaration of Czechoslovakia, as the proclamation of the independence of Czechoslovakia was signed in this very building in 1918.
Where: Municipal House, Republic Square 5, Prague 1.

Prague Opera
Prague Opera, Ballet & Classical Concert listings & tickets
Dates: 01 September 2018 - 30 September 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
Dates: 01 September 2018 - 30 September 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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