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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sMoCzKi at the ICC Gallery

sMoCzKi at the ICC Gallery

Feb 9th 2015 Exhibition Rynek Główny 25, Cracow

The sMoCzKi project is intended to give children under 3 and their guardians an…

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IDEA FIX presents: NIGHT SALE - VOLUME UP / PRICES DOWN

IDEA FIX presents: NIGHT SALE - VOLUME UP / PRICES DOWN

Feb 6th 2015 - Feb 7th 2015 Other IDEA FIX, ul. Bocheńska 7, 31-061 Kraków

VOLUME UP / PRICES DOWN Tak, to prawda! Szalona noc obniżek po raz kolejny w IDEA…

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Ongoing

Hug's Night

Hug's Night

Jan 30th 2015 - Feb 1st 2015 Other

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Łukasz Stokłosa

Łukasz Stokłosa

Jan 22nd 2015 - Mar 14th 2015 Exhibition Floriańska 3, Kraków

On 22 January at 7.00 pm Zderzak Gallery will see the opening of a new exhibition of…

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Cheesy or Charming? 'Szopki' Nativity Scenes' Display

Cheesy or Charming? 'Szopki' Nativity Scenes' Display

Dec 8th 2014 - Feb 22nd 2015 Exhibition

The first Thursday of December is the deadline for the time-honoured szopki…

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Anniversary Exhibition of Japanese Art

Anniversary Exhibition of Japanese Art

Nov 30th 2014 - May 18th 2015 Exhibition

Masterpieces of Japanese Art in Polish collections is an exhibition hosted by…

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Galician Thanatos

Galician Thanatos

Nov 23rd 2014 - Feb 1st 2015 Exhibition

In its medieval cellars the ICC has opened “Galician Thanatos. War cemeteries…

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Shop Till U Drop: Plac Nowy Fair

Shop Till U Drop: Plac Nowy Fair

Nov 8th 2014 - May 23rd 2015 Fair Plac Nowy

The idea behind Targi Plac Nowy is to revive the atmosphere of traditional Polish…

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Rescue, Relief and Renewal

Rescue, Relief and Renewal

Oct 30th 2014 - Jul 31st 2015 Exhibition

2014 marks the centennial of the establishment of the American Jewish Joint…

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Olga Boznanska at the National Museum

Olga Boznanska at the National Museum

Oct 25th 2014 - Feb 1st 2015 Exhibition

From 24 October 2014 to 1 February 2015, the National Museum in Kraków (Main…

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The Myth of Galicia

The Myth of Galicia

Oct 10th 2014 - Mar 8th 2015 Exhibition

An exhibition presenting what Krakow is all about in a nutshell: a multi-narrative…

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Recipe For Krakow By J.Dobrzycki

Recipe For Krakow By J.Dobrzycki

Sep 5th 2014 - Feb 8th 2015 Exhibition

Jerzy Dobrzcki, a 1930's art historian and former director of the Historical Museum…

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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

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

9th Birthday English Football Club .

9th Birthday English Football Club .

Feb 13th 2015 Music

How time flies. It's been nine years since we passed specially for you a place in…

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Mature for Art. Meetings for Seniors at the ICC – Institutionalisation of Research and Culture.

Mature for Art. Meetings for Seniors at the ICC – Institutionalisation of Research and Culture.

Feb 13th 2015 Other Rynek Główny 25, Cracow

An opportunity for people with free mornings eager to expand their knowledge of…

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Foodiktive Fest

Foodiktive Fest

Feb 13th 2015 - Feb 18th 2015 Festival

Fest is an event for people positively addicted to home made…

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Valentine's Day at Aperitif

Valentine's Day at Aperitif

Feb 14th 2015 Other

VALENTINE’S DAY TASTING MENU 20 € Salmon carpaccio with marinated ginger, lamb’

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Valentine's Day in Cafe Oranzeria Restaurant

Valentine's Day in Cafe Oranzeria Restaurant

Feb 14th 2015 Other

Valentine’s Day Dinner in Cafe Oranzeria Restaurant Fig as “sinful”…

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Maciek Balcar Live

Maciek Balcar Live

Feb 15th 2015 Concert

Maciek Balcar is a charismatic artist and songwriter, as well as theatre and film…

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Barakah & Sheakespeare: Workshops in English

Barakah & Sheakespeare: Workshops in English

Feb 23rd 2015 - Feb 27th 2015 Other

Barakah Theatre and Gamma College welcome all high school and college students to…

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The Jungle at Fabryka

The Jungle at Fabryka

Mar 22nd 2015 Concert

The Mercury Prize-nominated Jungle plays in Krakow! The British formation, focused…

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