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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Latino Fiesta (Free dance class/party!)

Latino Fiesta (Free dance class/party!)

Apr 25th 2017 Music

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

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Latino Fiesta (Free dance class/party!)

Latino Fiesta (Free dance class/party!)

May 2nd 2017 Music

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

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Szpitalniana Majówka: XOSAR live (Gyrocyre)

Szpitalniana Majówka: XOSAR live (Gyrocyre)

May 2nd 2017 - May 3rd 2017 Concert

Szpitalna 1 presents:MAIN ROOM:Xosar liveVTSS liveAndrew…

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Roof Party / Philipp Straub (AUT)

Roof Party / Philipp Straub (AUT)

May 1st 2017 Concert

Cirrus (Ci) - feather cloud. It belongs to the high clouds, made of ice crystals.…

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First Cracovian Ambient Salon

First Cracovian Ambient Salon

Apr 30th 2017 Concert

The event is part of the Sick Club Party - 6 days of fun and relaxation! The "Ambient

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Fair Weather Friends

Fair Weather Friends

Apr 29th 2017 Concert

70’ Soul&funk vibe, contemporary electronic sound, and punk-rock energy -…

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Polish Orchestra Sinfonia Iuventus

Polish Orchestra Sinfonia Iuventus

Apr 29th 2017 Concert

A veritable feast of classical music, this unique concert - lead by conductor…

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TEDxKrakówLive 2017: The future you

TEDxKrakówLive 2017: The future you

Apr 28th 2017 Other

Who is the “Future You?” Have you met him or her yet? Have you…

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Artur Ekert: A Model Kit [Docs+Science Pioneers | season 2 – Krakow Film Festival]

Artur Ekert: A Model Kit [Docs+Science Pioneers | season 2 – Krakow Film Festival]

Apr 27th 2017 Film al. Mickiewicza 30

Another edition of the review of documentary films about the greatest minds of our…

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WADADA

WADADA

Apr 27th 2017 Concert

The WADADA project was created in 1996 through the initiative of Dominika Muszyński.

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Music Blender – Gadabit – Jam Session

Music Blender – Gadabit – Jam Session

Apr 27th 2017 Music

Welcome to Music Blender! The initiating act of the cycle is the Krakow group…

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Love - sextet from Copenhagen (Poland / Sweden / Denmark)

Love - sextet from Copenhagen (Poland / Sweden / Denmark)

Apr 26th 2017 Concert

LOVE’s music merges different influences, from european medieval choir…

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NAKAMA

NAKAMA

Apr 26th 2017 Concert

NAKAMA, in Japanese means so much as a companion, or a community of equal people.…

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Latino Fiesta (Free dance class/party!)

Latino Fiesta (Free dance class/party!)

Apr 25th 2017 Music

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

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Once upon a time, there were trees (KRAKERS)

Once upon a time, there were trees (KRAKERS)

Apr 22nd 2017 - May 24th 2017 Exhibition szwedzka 8

Exhibition "Once upon the time, there were trees" in Krakow Art HouseRafał…

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Gmach (Edifice) – Karol Pałka (KRAKERS)

Gmach (Edifice) – Karol Pałka (KRAKERS)

Apr 21st 2017 - May 7th 2017 Exhibition Św.Tomasza 24, 31-027 Kraków

  "For man, unlike any other thing organic or inorganic in the universe, grows…

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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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Andy Warhol: Drawings from Apple Tree Collection

Andy Warhol: Drawings from Apple Tree Collection

Apr 4th 2017 - May 12th 2017 Exhibition

A selection of drawings 1948 -1986 from The Appletree Colletion  

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The power of the avant-garde

The power of the avant-garde

Mar 9th 2017 - May 28th 2017 Exhibition Plac Szczepański 9

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

Lindy Hop - classes for beginners -Anne Hope and Mateusz Wolski (regular classes). T

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Radość (Joy) -  Marta Wakuła-Mac

Radość (Joy) - Marta Wakuła-Mac

Feb 10th 2017 - May 10th 2017 Exhibition ul.Sławkowska 14, 31-014 Kraków, tel.12 429-15-53,

Storm senses surprising new series: a dancer and styled consecutive numbers. There…

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PRABHAKAR PACHPUTE & RUPALI PATIL: HARBINGERS OF CHAOS

PRABHAKAR PACHPUTE & RUPALI PATIL: HARBINGERS OF CHAOS

Jan 27th 2017 - May 3rd 2017 Exhibition

PRABHAKAR PACHPUTE & RUPALI PATIL: HARBINGERS OF CHAOSOpening: January 27th…

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2016/2017 season in Krakow Opera

2016/2017 season in Krakow Opera

Oct 18th 2016 - Jun 30th 2017 Opera

Krakow Opera has the pleasure to invite you for the 2016/2017 season, abounding in…

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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

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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NETIA OFF CAMERA

NETIA OFF CAMERA

Apr 28th 2017 - May 7th 2017 Festival

Over one hundred movies screened in Krakow’s studio cinemas, on the Szczepańsk

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OFF OFF SCENE

OFF OFF SCENE

Apr 29th 2017 - May 5th 2017 Festival

We are very pleased to announce that this year we will have 'OFF OFF SCENE'. Adding…

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Stajnia Sobieski DJs: GOLDEN GODS (dance + reflection)

Stajnia Sobieski DJs: GOLDEN GODS (dance + reflection)

May 5th 2017 Concert

In the light of the discotheque of the sphere we will seek answers to fundamental…

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We Are Aliens: Aboriginal

We Are Aliens: Aboriginal

May 6th 2017 Concert

Aboriginal people did not develop a political identity.Their perception of the world…

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Latino Fiesta (Free dance class/party!)

Latino Fiesta (Free dance class/party!)

May 9th 2017 Music

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

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Johan Grimonprez, Double Take / Trauma & Revival

Johan Grimonprez, Double Take / Trauma & Revival

May 9th 2017 Film

Based on the themes of duality, playing for both sides, and doppelgänger…

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Enchanted Hunters & Sorja Morja

Enchanted Hunters & Sorja Morja

May 9th 2017 Concert

SORJA MORJA "I do not know of another band that would have such SPIRITUAL harmonies…

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Latino Fiesta (Free dance class/party!)

Latino Fiesta (Free dance class/party!)

May 16th 2017 Music

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

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10th Krakow Film Music Festival

10th Krakow Film Music Festival

May 17th 2017 - May 23rd 2017 Festival

The most beautiful film music composed by Abel Korzeniowski (A Single Man and…

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Arms and Sleepers (w. FULL LIVE BAND) in Krakow, Poland

Arms and Sleepers (w. FULL LIVE BAND) in Krakow, Poland

May 20th 2017 Concert

LIFE IS EVERYWHERENew Album Out NowFeaturing contributions from Airøspace

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Latino Fiesta (Free dance class/party!)

Latino Fiesta (Free dance class/party!)

May 23rd 2017 Music

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

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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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57th Krakow Film Festival

57th Krakow Film Festival

May 29th 2017 - Jun 5th 2017 Festival

  56th edition of one of the most appreciated festivals in the world is held…

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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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'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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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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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 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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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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