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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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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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