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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Ongoing

Summer Cinema Harvest 2015

Summer Cinema Harvest 2015

Jul 3rd 2015 - Sep 3rd 2015 Film

The summer cinema frenzy is coming to town! Pod Baranami Cinema presents Summer…

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Nieznośna lekkość bytu - Tamara K. Rohe w Pauzie In Garden

Nieznośna lekkość bytu - Tamara K. Rohe w Pauzie In Garden

Jun 30th 2015 - Jul 31st 2015 Exhibition

Tamara K. Rohe is young polish artist born in Warsaw in 1997. Her photos show big…

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MAKOM. Dani Karavan. The Essence of Place 27.06.2015-20.09.2015

MAKOM. Dani Karavan. The Essence of Place 27.06.2015-20.09.2015

Jun 27th 2015 - Sep 20th 2015 Exhibition

The ICC Gallery will open the first Polish exhibition of the work of Dani Karavan –

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Summer At Fabryka

Summer At Fabryka

Jun 26th 2015 - Sep 27th 2015 Festival

Summers at Fabryka Summers at Fabryka is a series of events that will satisfy…

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Jewish Culture Festival 2015

Jewish Culture Festival 2015

Jun 25th 2015 - Jul 5th 2015 Festival Kazimierz

Krakow is famous of its jubilees. So, this year we are celebrating 25th edition of…

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Family Picnic Sale

Family Picnic Sale

Jun 16th 2015 - Oct 1st 2015 Other Focha 40

Yes, you've probably guessed the drill by now. It's a sort of garage sale, but in a…

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19th Summer Opera Festival

19th Summer Opera Festival

Jun 14th 2015 - Jul 5th 2015 Opera

The Summer Opera Festival is treat for all opera lovers, and mind you, not only…

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Warhol at MOCAK

Warhol at MOCAK

May 14th 2015 - Aug 30th 2015 Exhibition

The exhibition Ten Portraits of Jews of the 20th Century presents the…

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Fair Helen at Krakow Opera

Fair Helen at Krakow Opera

Mar 1st 2015 - Dec 30th 2015 Opera

In the Greek myth, she is the wife of Menelaus, the King of Sparta, and the fairest…

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In the Realm of the Dragon

In the Realm of the Dragon

Feb 19th 2015 - Jul 5th 2015 Exhibition

The exhibition presents 400 finest works selected from a priceless collection of…

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Polish Films With English Subtitles

Polish Films With English Subtitles

Feb 1st 2015 - Dec 31st 2015 Film

This cinema is something of a Cracow institution, winning several well-deserved…

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Tadeusz Kantor's Drawings For A.

Tadeusz Kantor's Drawings For A.

Jan 30th 2015 - Jul 12th 2015 Exhibition Sienna 5/7

With the opening of the new seat of Cricoteka at ul. Wiślna, the Gallery-Studio of…

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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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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

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

MACHINE HEAD

MACHINE HEAD

Sep 15th 2015 Music

Metal legend in Cracow https://www.facebook.com/events/1582764135296320/

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ANNIHILATOR + support

ANNIHILATOR + support

Oct 23rd 2015 Music

Great metal show https://www.facebook.com/events/383379941835471/

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