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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A Tribute To Max Gierymski

A Tribute To Max Gierymski

Apr 25th 2014 - Aug 10th 2014 Exhibition

The National Museum in Krakow reminds the creative output of  Maksymilian…

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Spend a Night With The Alien

Spend a Night With The Alien

Apr 25th 2014 Film

The unforgettable horror movie cycle is back on the silver screen for one special…

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Afrykamera 2014: Featuring Nigeria

Afrykamera 2014: Featuring Nigeria

Apr 25th 2014 - Apr 30th 2014 Film

Krakow's Kino pod Baranami will host the replica of the 9th edition of the African…

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Georgian Male Choir Concert

Georgian Male Choir Concert

Apr 27th 2014 Music

A world renowned Georgian male choir, Anchiskhati from Tbilisi will perform an…

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Workshop With Hedva Ser

Workshop With Hedva Ser

Apr 27th 2014 Other

Hedva Ser is a prominent French sculpturer whose sensitivity to social issues has…

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Cool Stuff Fair Vol. 6

Cool Stuff Fair Vol. 6

Apr 26th 2014 Fair Plac Nowy

Cool Stuff Fair is an event dedicated to commercialization of designer items, this…

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Ongoing

Spend a Night With The Alien

Spend a Night With The Alien

Apr 25th 2014 Film

The unforgettable horror movie cycle is back on the silver screen for one special…

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Afrykamera 2014: Featuring Nigeria

Afrykamera 2014: Featuring Nigeria

Apr 25th 2014 - Apr 30th 2014 Film

Krakow's Kino pod Baranami will host the replica of the 9th edition of the African…

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A Tribute To Max Gierymski

A Tribute To Max Gierymski

Apr 25th 2014 - Aug 10th 2014 Exhibition

The National Museum in Krakow reminds the creative output of  Maksymilian…

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Exhibition by Krzysztof S. Krol

Exhibition by Krzysztof S. Krol

Apr 24th 2014 - May 25th 2014 Exhibition Zabłocie 33

“Thoughtsteal”, an exhibition of drawings by Krzysztof Slawomir Krol…

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DocFilm Music 2014

DocFilm Music 2014

Apr 17th 2014 - May 20th 2014 Film

DocFilmMusic 2014 is a yearlong film review project inspired by the youngest Krakow…

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Kinoklasyka - Polish Must See Movies with Subs

Kinoklasyka - Polish Must See Movies with Subs

Apr 11th 2014 - May 15th 2014 Film

Cinema Pod Baranami invites English-speaking audience to monthly screenings of…

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Femmes Avatars

Femmes Avatars

Apr 10th 2014 - May 10th 2014 Exhibition

Our spring exhibition of female portraits in Pauza In Garden, is a presentation of…

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Very Heavy Skies

Very Heavy Skies

Apr 5th 2014 - Apr 27th 2014 Exhibition

The first exhibition of Ewelina Kaliszczuk, a neurobiologist and an artist in one.…

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What's Up in Alchemia in April

What's Up in Alchemia in April

Apr 1st 2014 - Apr 30th 2014 Music

Alchemia, the nightlife den of Kazimierz, presents some worthwhile events this…

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Springtime With Capella Cracoviensis

Springtime With Capella Cracoviensis

Apr 1st 2014 - May 30th 2014 Music

This unique musical group has been providing Krakow's musical repertoire with gems…

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Who’s Horsing Around?

Who’s Horsing Around?

Mar 28th 2014 - Aug 31st 2014 Exhibition

Have you seen the Lajkonik – a man dressed in fancy, historical robes “ri

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Is It a Movie Or What?

Is It a Movie Or What?

Mar 27th 2014 - Apr 27th 2014 Exhibition

The presentation of the exhibition Not a Movie at All by Wojciech Puś has been…

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Tribute to Love

Tribute to Love

Mar 18th 2014 - Jun 15th 2014 Theatre

Peter Turrini's "Of Love" is a colourful performance, a collage of poignant…

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The Best of Wladyslaw Hasior at MOCAK

The Best of Wladyslaw Hasior at MOCAK

Feb 14th 2014 - Apr 27th 2014 Exhibition

Władysław Hasior’s exhibition at MOCAK will be the first such comprehensive…

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Hedva Ser: Destruction and Rebirth

Hedva Ser: Destruction and Rebirth

Jan 27th 2014 - Apr 30th 2014 Exhibition

The exhibition presents sculptures by Hedva Ser, a renowned French artist, awarded…

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The Controversial China: Maiolica from Nieborow

The Controversial China: Maiolica from Nieborow

Nov 15th 2013 - May 4th 2014 Exhibition

Maiolicas, tin-glazed pottery items, made in 1880's in Nieborow manufacture are more…

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Yoga in English

Yoga in English

Nov 1st 2013 - Dec 31st 2014 Other Szpitalna 40

Everyone in invited to join - those interested in the ort of living, as well as…

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What's in the Nobel Prize Winner's Drawer

What's in the Nobel Prize Winner's Drawer

Feb 1st 2013 - Dec 31st 2014 Exhibition Pl.Szczepanski 9

On the 1st anniversary of the Nobel Prize Winner poet, Wislawa Szymborska, the…

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All Krakow

All Krakow "to-do's" at your fingertips

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

Oct 2nd 2010 - Oct 3rd 2020 Exhibition Rynek Glowny

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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Future

Nowa Huta Stands Up To Communism

Nowa Huta Stands Up To Communism

Apr 30th 2014 - Oct 5th 2014 Exhibition Osiedle Słoneczne 16

The Historical Museum of Krakow opens a new exhibition dedicated to the more…

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May Events in Alchemia

May Events in Alchemia

May 1st 2014 - May 30th 2014 Music

Alchemia, the nightlife den of Kazimierz, presents some worthwhile events in May: May

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Bohemian Dream Rhapsody

Bohemian Dream Rhapsody

May 6th 2014 - Sep 7th 2014 Exhibition

Outstanding works of Symbolism never before shown in Poland. The exhibition "Masters…

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'Breathe' by Joanna Gałuszka

'Breathe' by Joanna Gałuszka

May 15th 2014 - Jun 6th 2014 Exhibition

„Oddychaj” is a story about relationship between Woman and Nature and their…

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Photomonth Festival 2014

Photomonth Festival 2014

May 15th 2014 - Jun 15th 2014 Other Various Locations

The twelfth edition of Photomonth in Krakow promises geniune treats for both viewers…

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English language and culture exchange

English language and culture exchange

May 23rd 2014 Other

Want to escape the city for a while? Feel like meeting great new people from all…

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1st Krakow Beer Festival

1st Krakow Beer Festival

May 23rd 2014 Festival Zabierzow

Organized for the first time ever, the Krakow Beer Festival is a genuine treat for…

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