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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Egodrop Presents: Road to Goa Dupa with James West(UK), JaraLuca, Sayp(SK) and Morfogeneza - Festival Promo Party

Egodrop Presents: Road to Goa Dupa with James West(UK), JaraLuca, Sayp(SK) and Morfogeneza - Festival Promo Party

May 23rd 2015 Music

Psy-trance party https://www.facebook.com/events/947717538601666/

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Midge Ure

Midge Ure

May 31st 2015 Music

Rock legend in Cracow https://www.facebook.com/events/882837928413493/

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Dragon Parade 2015

Dragon Parade 2015

May 30th 2015 - May 31st 2015 Other bulwar Czerwieński

As any Cracovian child will tell you, a devious dragon used to live in the cave…

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ACCEPT + support

ACCEPT + support

May 27th 2015 Concert

Accept https://www.facebook.com/events/845954305466448/

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MUCC

MUCC

May 26th 2015 Music

J-Rock Star in Cracow https://www.facebook.com/events/567462080056161/

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Ongoing

Egodrop Presents: Road to Goa Dupa with James West(UK), JaraLuca, Sayp(SK) and Morfogeneza - Festival Promo Party

Egodrop Presents: Road to Goa Dupa with James West(UK), JaraLuca, Sayp(SK) and Morfogeneza - Festival Promo Party

May 23rd 2015 Music

Psy-trance party https://www.facebook.com/events/947717538601666/

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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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Photomonth Festival 2015

Photomonth Festival 2015

May 14th 2015 - Jun 14th 2015 Exhibition

Krakow Photomonth is a leading European photography festival and one of Poland’

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Traces of People. Cristiano Mascaro / Sławomir Rumiak

Traces of People. Cristiano Mascaro / Sławomir Rumiak

Mar 28th 2015 - Jun 7th 2015 Exhibition

Two artists, two countries, two points of view. The exhibition will be a unique…

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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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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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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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Krakow Film Festival 2015

Krakow Film Festival 2015

May 31st 2015 - Jun 7th 2015 Film

The Krakow Film Festival is the oldest event in Poland and one of the most…

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KFF 2015: Focus On Lithuania

KFF 2015: Focus On Lithuania

May 31st 2015 - Jun 7th 2015 Film

The Krakow Film Festival is one of the oldest film events dedicated to documentary…

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TESTAMENT + Virgin Snatch

TESTAMENT + Virgin Snatch

Jun 3rd 2015 Music

Metal show https://www.facebook.com/events/884963781536189/

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Legion Run Krakow 2015

Legion Run Krakow 2015

Jun 13th 2015 Sport

Legion Run is a 5km obstacle run of mud, fire, barbed wire and ice which welcomes…

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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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Blues Pills

Blues Pills

Jun 16th 2015 Music

Great rock show https://www.facebook.com/events/1556448021260584/

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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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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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