Krakow Events

Cracovians often liken their city to a big village, and in many respects this is true. However, although the scale and character of Cracow are intimate, culturally, there seems to be more going on here than in many other bigger European cities. Perhaps this isn't surprising given Cracow's long-standing reputation as the country's cultural capital. It certainly is rich in the arts, with more museums and music venues than you could possibly hope to visit on a short trip. Whilst the sheer variety may seem a little overwhelming to the outsider, we hope that our events calendar gets you off on the right foot.

To begin with, Cracow plays host to an array of festivals throughout the year, including film, classical music and photography, as well as the internationally famous Festival of Jewish Culture. There are plenty of treats in store then, not forgetting numerous one-off events, from retrospectives of great artists to Klezmer concerts through to evenings of experimental drum and bass in old medieval cellars - there's certainly something to suit all tastes.

Cracow is riddled with marvelous old cellars, and in recent years they have enjoyed something of a renaissance, playing host to exhibitions, jazz concerts and experimental drama. More often than not these places double up as bars and cafes, offering a quintessentially Cracovian experience that's not be missed. To kick things off, we have opened a calendar that focuses on one-off cultural events. These include concerts and theatre plays as well as pickings from the weird and wonderful world of Cracow's nightlife (only of the savoury variety of course...!)

Also worth bearing in mind are exhibitions. Although the openings of exhibitions can be found in the events calendar, we will also be highlighting long-running events here on the Events homepage. Cracow sees some of the best exhibitions in the country, and the city can draw some marvelous surprises from the vast resources of the National Museum, not to mention the collections of the Royal Castle at Wawel. There is always something that's worth catching in town, be it a small photography exhibition in a cafe or a grand museum retrospective of a legendary artist.

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Niemoc at Szpitalna 1 / afterparty: Elektroniczny Azyl

Niemoc at Szpitalna 1 / afterparty: Elektroniczny Azyl

May 25th 2017 Music

Niemoc is an electronic guitar trio from Zielona Góra, an excellent combination of…

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Women's rights in Poland and in the EU: challenges&opportunities

Women's rights in Poland and in the EU: challenges&opportunities

May 25th 2017 Other ulica Krupnicza 33, 31-123 Kraków, Polska

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Sutari & Hańba!

Sutari & Hańba!

May 25th 2017 Concert

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Fertile Hump + The Saturday Tea

Fertile Hump + The Saturday Tea

Jun 2nd 2017 Concert

Fertile Hump is Warsaw based trio formed in 2015 by Magda Kramer (vocal, guitar)…

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PRO8L3M

PRO8L3M

Jun 1st 2017 Concert

On July 1, PRO8L3M open their summer tour with a super gig at Alchemia. Live…

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'The Dragon of Dragons' Krakow Film Fest. Award Ceremony

'The Dragon of Dragons' Krakow Film Fest. Award Ceremony

May 31st 2017 Film stare miasto

THE DRAGON OF DRAGONS, MARCEL ŁOZIŃSKI   Marcel Łoziński, one of the most…

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Latino Fiesta (Free dance class/party!)

Latino Fiesta (Free dance class/party!)

May 30th 2017 Music

This Tuesday we once again invite you to the best Latino event in Krakow! Salsa…

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Brian Ferry Live in Concert

Brian Ferry Live in Concert

May 28th 2017 Concert

After a fantastic year full of sold out concerts, Bryan Ferry will return to Europe…

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Fringe preview: Clever Trevor and Our So Called Lives

Fringe preview: Clever Trevor and Our So Called Lives

May 28th 2017 Other

As a thank you for your ongoing support of Krakow Standup Comedy we're running two…

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Improv comedy in English! – Improv workshops for beginners

Improv comedy in English! – Improv workshops for beginners

May 27th 2017 Other ul. Mikołajska 2, 31-027 Kraków, Poland

Would you like to learn how to do improvise scenes on stage? Maybe you would like to…

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Before Kaskada Festival at Szpitalna 1 !

Before Kaskada Festival at Szpitalna 1 !

May 26th 2017 - May 27th 2017 Music

Hey We are coming to Szpitalna 1 to introduce you to the idea of the Kaskada…

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MOJO / POJO: 1st Anniversary Rave

MOJO / POJO: 1st Anniversary Rave

May 26th 2017 Concert

Art, imagination, people, a generic fusion of music genres.For over a year we have…

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SG: Sautrus / Devour Universe / TBA / Zet Pe Te

SG: Sautrus / Devour Universe / TBA / Zet Pe Te

May 26th 2017 Concert

Soulstone Gathering presents:● Sautrus (PL) FB: https://www.facebook

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SABIR DUO

SABIR DUO

May 26th 2017 Concert

Ara Toi - Canary timple, clarinet, vocals, Italian tambourine Maciej Wnękowicz -…

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Niemoc at Szpitalna 1 / afterparty: Elektroniczny Azyl

Niemoc at Szpitalna 1 / afterparty: Elektroniczny Azyl

May 25th 2017 Music

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Women's rights in Poland and in the EU: challenges&opportunities

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May 25th 2017 Other ulica Krupnicza 33, 31-123 Kraków, Polska

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Sutari & Hańba!

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May 25th 2017 Concert

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Copernicus Festival 2017

Copernicus Festival 2017

May 22nd 2017 - May 28th 2017 Festival

"The latest Copernicus Festival, an interdisciplinary event intertwining themes from…

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Krakow Photomonth

Krakow Photomonth

May 19th 2017 - Jun 20th 2017 Festival

As this years 15th Krakow Photomonth Festival explores the theme of "From the…

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UFO VISUAL LAB

UFO VISUAL LAB

May 19th 2017 - Jun 2nd 2017 Exhibition Rynek Główny 16, 31-042 Kraków

Fresh From Poland x FotoBzik x Paper Beats Rock present: UFO VISUAL LAB…

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The Artist and the Trace: Materials from the MOCAK Collection Artists' Archive

The Artist and the Trace: Materials from the MOCAK Collection Artists' Archive

Apr 27th 2017 - Sep 17th 2017 Exhibition

  The MOCAK Collection Artists' Archive, part of the MOCAK Archive, is a…

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Grapevine: 1988–1992

Grapevine: 1988–1992

Apr 27th 2017 - Jun 18th 2017 Exhibition

The Grapevine series by Susan Lipper takes its name from Grapevine Branch, West…

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A New Archaeology for Liban and Płaszów

A New Archaeology for Liban and Płaszów

Apr 27th 2017 - Jun 18th 2017 Exhibition

In this exhibition, Diana Lelonek presents her project A New Archaeology for Liban…

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Art in Art

Art in Art

Apr 27th 2017 - Oct 1st 2017 Exhibition

Is there such a thing as origin? Artists regularly make use of pre-existing art…

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Zsolnay: Hungarian Art Nouveau

Zsolnay: Hungarian Art Nouveau

Apr 19th 2017 - Jul 2nd 2017 Exhibition

The phenomenon of the Zsolnay factory, which was based in South Hungary’s city…

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KRAKOW MARKETPLACE! (Haggle for your drink Tuesdays)

KRAKOW MARKETPLACE! (Haggle for your drink Tuesdays)

Apr 11th 2017 - Sep 11th 2017 Other l. Bracka 4 / Podziemia, 31-005 Kraków

Every Tuesday, Disco Pub hold a weekly opportunity to experience the fun of coming…

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The power of the avant-garde

The power of the avant-garde

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The Power of the Avant-garde10.03 — 28.05.2017Muzeum Nardowe w Krakowie - Szoł

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Krakow Crawl

Krakow Crawl

Mar 7th 2017 - Oct 1st 2017 Other

ABOUT An age old recipe for a wild time, join us for a naughty night of dancing…

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Quiz Night @ TEA Time Brewpub

Quiz Night @ TEA Time Brewpub

Feb 20th 2017 - Dec 13th 2017 Other

Join us at T.E.A.TIME every Monday at 20:00pm for Quiz Night! The quiz is in English…

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Lindy Hop - Swing Dance Class for Beginners

Lindy Hop - Swing Dance Class for Beginners

Feb 14th 2017 - Jun 14th 2017 Music

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2016/2017 season in Krakow Opera

2016/2017 season in Krakow Opera

Oct 18th 2016 - Jun 30th 2017 Opera

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Permanent Exhibition at Glass and Ceramics Centre

Permanent Exhibition at Glass and Ceramics Centre

Jun 12th 2014 - Dec 31st 2020 Exhibition Lipowa 3

"Glass in Kraków. Industry and Art.1931-1998" exhibition presents the history…

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All Krakow

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Jul 1st 2012 - Dec 31st 2020 Other Krakow

It's already proved a massive hit in Warsaw, thanks to local knowledge presented in…

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Lady with an Ermine

Lady with an Ermine

Jun 1st 2012 - Dec 31st 2020 Exhibition Wawel Castle

Poland’s most valuable work of art, Leonardo da Vinci’s Lady With an Ermine, is…

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Jewish Culture All Year Round

Jewish Culture All Year Round

Apr 1st 2011 - Dec 31st 2020 Other Jewish Community Centre, ul. Miodowa 24

Every so often, a new place springs up in Krakow that sets itself apart from others.…

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Traces of Memory

Traces of Memory

Jan 18th 2011 - Dec 31st 2020 Exhibition Galicia Museum, Ul. Dajwor 18

Photographs by the late Chris Schwarz and text by Professor Jonathan Webber are…

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In the Footsteps of Krakow's European Identity

In the Footsteps of Krakow's European Identity

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A space the size of a football pitch has been transformed into a subterranean museum…

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The Gallery of 19th Century Art in the Cloth Hall

The Gallery of 19th Century Art in the Cloth Hall

Sep 3rd 2010 - Oct 1st 2020 Exhibition The Cloth Hall, Rynek Glowny

Located in the Cloth Hall, the Krakow's oldest public gallery boasts a horde of…

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57th Krakow Film Festival

57th Krakow Film Festival

May 28th 2017 - Jun 5th 2017 Festival

  57th edition of one of the most appreciated festivals in the world is held…

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WeAreRadar: Alessandro Adriani (Mannequin Records)

WeAreRadar: Alessandro Adriani (Mannequin Records)

Jun 2nd 2017 - Jun 3rd 2017 Music

ALESSANDRO ADRIANI https://soundcloud.com/alessandro-adriani-mannequinrecords https:/

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THE 17th GRAND DRAGONS PARADE

THE 17th GRAND DRAGONS PARADE

Jun 3rd 2017 - Jun 4th 2017 Festival wawel, along vistula banks

17th GREAT DRAGONS PARADE. DRAGONS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN SEAKrakow, 3-4 June 2017 

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VLADIMIRSKA (Canada/France/Poland) (+ The Razcals!)

VLADIMIRSKA (Canada/France/Poland) (+ The Razcals!)

Jun 3rd 2017 Concert

Vladimirska is a band based in Krakow, Poland, comprised of musicians from Canada…

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Playmate Pride

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Jun 3rd 2017 - Jun 4th 2017 Music

What are you most proud of? Your work, a successful relationship, good sex, or maybe…

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Drew De Four

Drew De Four

Jun 7th 2017 Concert

Consummate entertainer from Michigan – Drew De Four honed his craft over the…

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MIŁOSZ FESTIVAL

MIŁOSZ FESTIVAL

Jun 8th 2017 - Jun 11th 2017 Festival

MIŁOSZ FESTIVAL 2017 “Beginning with my streets”8-11 June 2017Four…

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Krakow Opera Summer Festival

Krakow Opera Summer Festival

Jun 9th 2017 - Jul 2nd 2017 Opera

Welcome to the 21st edition of the Krakow Opera Summer Festival (June 9 - July 2…

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Szpitalna 1 pres. Samo DJ (Public Possesion)

Szpitalna 1 pres. Samo DJ (Public Possesion)

Jun 9th 2017 - Jun 10th 2017 Music

Once again Szpitalna 1 has the pleasure of inviting you to one of our original…

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Ostraca / Komarov / Partybreaker / Apache

Ostraca / Komarov / Partybreaker / Apache

Jun 11th 2017 Concert

end it's just new beginning... :)OSTRACA (Richmond / U.S.A)Intensywne, chaotyczne i…

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Green ZOO: TOPS & Rycerzyki # RE

Green ZOO: TOPS & Rycerzyki # RE

Jun 12th 2017 Concert

Front Row Heroes, Klub RE and Betel Klub proudly present....GREEN ZOO! TOPSFor Sugar…

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Panivalkova (Ukraine)

Panivalkova (Ukraine)

Jun 13th 2017 Concert

Panivalkova is a female multi-instrumental trio formed by Ira Luzina, Irina…

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Krakow Fringe Festival 2017

Krakow Fringe Festival 2017

Jun 15th 2017 - Jun 18th 2017 Festival

The Krakow Fringe Festival takes place June 15-18th 2017. Featuring 59 performances…

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Jacek Sienkiewicz

Jacek Sienkiewicz "9702" Record Release Party at Szpitalna 1

Jun 16th 2017 - Jun 17th 2017 Music

Recognition Records opens its archives and invites you to take a futuristic…

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SZOK pres. DJ Seinfeld (Lobster Theremin)

SZOK pres. DJ Seinfeld (Lobster Theremin)

Jun 17th 2017 - Jun 18th 2017 Music

The climax of springtime's SZOK pres. series. This time we undertake something…

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Veganmania 2017 / Kraków

Veganmania 2017 / Kraków

Jun 25th 2017 Festival

We are thrilled to invite you to the fourth Krakow edition of Veganmania - the…

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Justine Sless - 'Ordinary' (AU)

Justine Sless - 'Ordinary' (AU)

Jun 27th 2017 Other

Australian Justine Sless is a comedian, broadcaster, award wining writer, and…

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Standup comedy open mic night

Standup comedy open mic night

Jul 2nd 2017 Other

It's on again Krakow Standup Comedy open mic night at Szpitalna 1. Entrance is just…

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EtnoKraków Festival

EtnoKraków Festival

Jul 5th 2017 - Jul 8th 2017 Festival

The EtnoKraków Festival is an unprecedented combination of two international…

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Unsound 2017

Unsound 2017

Oct 8th 2017 - Oct 15th 2017 Festival

2017 marks the 15th edition of Unsound, landing in a world that is very different…

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