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Prague Events Guide 2020

Prague Events » What's on in Prague in May 2020

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 2020

Inside Rembrandt - Art Exhibition
Inside Rembrandt - Art Exhibition
Dates: 17 April 2020 - 30 August 2020
To mark the 350th anniversary of the death of the Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn, the National Gallery in Prague is hosting an exhibition of his work. His portrait Scholar In His Study is the focal point of the exhibition. Other works have been loaned by major museums and galleries, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten in Antwerp, the National Gallery in London and the Albertina in Vienna.
Where: Kinsky Palace, National Gallery Prague, Old Town Square 12, Prague 1.
Travel: Metro station: Staromestska (line A), Namesti Republiky (line B); Tram stop: Staromestska (trams 2,17,18).
Website: Inside Rembrandt - Art Exhibition

Prague events
Labour Day - Public Holiday
Dates: 01 May 2020
Public holiday in Prague. Prague sightseeing and entertainment operate as normal. Shops have limited opening times.

Petrin Hill & Lookout Tower
May Rituals
Dates: 01 May 2020
Petrin Hill is the romantic setting for couples in love to spend a few hours together, after placing flowers at the feet of a statue of the celebrated 19th century poet, Karel Hynek Macha. Macha created several myths, a few illegitimate offspring and an epic poem called 'May'. Thus, lovers make a pilgrimage in his name and find a quiet corner to, well, er, let's say no more.
Where: Petrin Hill, Prague 5.

Wonderful Dvorak at Villa Amerika - Opening Concert
Wonderful Dvorak at Villa Amerika - Opening Concert
Dates: 01 May 2020
Prices: 595 CZK
The opening concert of the 2020 season of Wonderful Dvorak, which celebrates the famous Czech composer. This unique production is half classical concert, half living history theatre, and features a talented cast of musicians, singers and actors.
Where: Villa Amerika, Ke Karlovu 20, Vinohrady, Prague 2.
Website: Wonderful Dvorak at Villa Amerika - Opening Concert

European Judo Championship 2020
European Judo Championship 2020
Dates: 01 May 2020 - 03 May 2020
The European Judo Championship 2020 takes place in Prague this year. The local Czech hero, Lukáš Krpálek, will be fighting for his 4th European championship.
Where: O2 Arena, Ocelarska 460/2, Prague 9.
Travel: Metro station: Ceskomoravska (line B). O2 Arena is opposite the station.
Website: European Judo Championship 2020

Prague Marathon Weekend
Prague Marathon Weekend
Dates: 02 May 2020 - 03 May 2020
Times: 09:00. Time limit: 16:00
The Prague Marathon has one of the most beautiful courses in the world. The race winds through the historic city centre, over bridges and along the Vltava River. The race is on the Sunday, but the build up starts on Saturday with a weekend of activities, including relay and corporate team marathons.
Where: Races start and finish at the Old Town Square.
Website: Prague Marathon Weekend

Prague events
Liberation Day - Public Holiday
Dates: 08 May 2020
Public holiday in Prague. Celebrates the end of World War II. Although Soviet tanks rolled in to liberate the Czech Republic a day later than elsewhere, on the 9th May 1945, VE Day is celebrated on the 8th May in line with other former Communist countries "liberated" by the Russians.
Prague sightseeing and entertainment operate as normal. Shops have limited opening times.

Harry Styles - Concert
Harry Styles - Concert
Dates: 11 May 2020
Times: 20:00
Prices: 1190 CZK-2190 CZK
The most well-known member of the popular boy band, One Direction, Harry Styles is playing Prague to promote his second album, 'Fine Line'. This will be his first visit to Prague.
Where: O2 Arena, Ocelarska 460/2, Prague 9.
Travel: Metro station: Ceskomoravska (line B). O2 Arena is opposite the station.
Website: Harry Styles - Concert

St. John's Navalis Sound & Light Show
St. John's Navalis Sound & Light Show
Dates: 15 May 2020
Times: 20:00-22:30
Sound and light spectacle on the river. Gather on Charles Bridge or along the banks of the river nearby, or book a river cruise or a table at a riverside restaurant to enjoy a flotilla of historical boats, Baroque music and fireworks.
18:45 - St. John’s Procession from Prague Castle to Charles Bridge.
20:00 - Regatta of ancient boats.
21:00 - Baroque classical music on the river.
21:55 - Fireworks over the river.
Where: Charles Bridge, Prague 1.
Website: St. John's Navalis Sound & Light Show

Open House Prague
Open House Prague
Dates: 16 May 2020 - 17 May 2020
Times: 10:00-18:00
The Open House Prague project offers the public the opportunity to visit 80 normally inaccessible buildings and premises. Visit the headquarters of companies and go up on the roofs of their buildings, see behind the scenes at railway stations and churches, visit the Mayor’s Residence, and explore the Romanesque cellars of the Stone Bell House. Buildings that participate are free to enter, with volunteers on hand to guide you.
Where: Various places in Prague.
Website: Open House Prague

Céline Dion - Concert
Céline Dion - Concert
Dates: 21 May 2020
Times: 19:30
Canadian superstar Céline Dion returns to Prague in 2020 after 12 years, as part of her Courage world tour. In the Prague concert she will play her greatest hits, as well as songs from the album.
Where: O2 Arena, Ocelarska 460/2, Prague 9.
Travel: Metro station: Ceskomoravska (line B). O2 Arena is opposite the station.
Website: Céline Dion - Concert

Prague Drinks Wine - Festival
Prague Drinks Wine - Festival
Dates: 22 May 2020 - 23 May 2020
Times: Friday 13:00-20:00; Saturday 11:00-18:00
Prices: 790 CZK for 1 day; 1300 CZK for 2 days. Includes festival brochure, tasting glass and unlimited tasting. No need to book, tickets are available on the day.
Sample up to 400 wines by 70 different winemakers hailing from all over Central Europe. The festival takes place inside the New Town Hall and outside in the courtyard. There is also regional food on sale and a Kids’ Corner with professional nannies for families.
Where: New Town Hall (Novoměstská radnice), Karlovo namesti 1/23, 128 00 Prague 2.
Website: Prague Drinks Wine - Festival

Prague Fringe
Prague Fringe
Dates: 22 May 2020 - 30 May 2020
Prices: 200 CZK. 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

Eric Clapton - Concert
Eric Clapton - Concert
Dates: 29 May 2020
Times: 20:00
Prices: 2990 CZK-9990 CZK
Eric Clapton returns to the O2 in Prague after an absence of 7 years to start off his European tour.
Where: O2 Arena, Ocelarska 460/2, Prague 9.
Travel: Metro station: Ceskomoravska (line B). O2 Arena is opposite the station.
Website: Eric Clapton - Concert

Holi Open Air Festival 2020
Holi Open Air Festival 2020
Dates: 30 May 2020
Times: 12:00-21:00
The Holi Open Air Colour Festival is held in more than 20 countries around the world. The Czech event takes place on an island in the centre of Prague, where visitors can enjoy a festival of colours combined with a an electronic dance music party.
Where: Strelecky Island (Strelecky ostrov), Prague 1.
Travel: Metro station: Narodni trida (line B); Tram stop: Narodni divadlo.
Website: Holi Open Air Festival 2020

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - Concert
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - Concert
Dates: 30 May 2020
Times: 20:00
Prices: 1290 CZK-1990 CZK
Australian singer, songwriter, screenwriter and writer Nick Cave recently released his album, 'Ghosteen', which he will introduce to Prague as part of his European tour.
Where: O2 Arena, Ocelarska 460/2, Prague 9.
Travel: Metro station: Ceskomoravska (line B). O2 Arena is opposite the station.
Website: Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - Concert

Asia: Far & Near - Festival
Asia: Far & Near - Festival
Dates: 30 May 2020 - 31 May 2020
Prices: Free entry.
The Asia: Far & Near festival brings the spirit of Asia to Prague. Taste authentic cuisine from Vietnam, Indonesia, South Korea, India, Thailand, Japan, Mongolia and China, and enjoy performances by Asian artists.
Where: Jiřího z Poděbrad Square (Náměstí Jiřího z Poděbrad), Prague 3.
Travel: Metro station: Jiriho z Podebrad (line A).
Website: Asia: Far & Near - Festival

Prague Opera, Ballet & Classical Concerts in May 2020
Prague Opera, Ballet & Classical Concerts in May 2020
Dates: 01 May 2020 - 31 May 2020
Prague is famous for its opera, ballet and classical concerts. Performances are held in magnificent opera houses, stunning concert halls, and in an array of churches and other historic buildings. Tickets are reasonably priced, so shows often sell out. Advance reservations are therefore highly recommended.
Website: Opera, Ballet & Classical Concerts in May 2020

Prague Theatre in May 2020
Prague Theatre in May 2020
Dates: 01 May 2020 - 31 May 2020
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 audio 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: Theatre Performances in May 2020


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