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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Wianki Music Festival 2017

Wianki Music Festival 2017

Jun 24th 2017 Other Rynek Główny 30-062 Kraków Poland

Wianki summer festival, drawing from the Slavic tradition of summer solstice feast…

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27th Jewish Culture Festival

27th Jewish Culture Festival

Jun 24th 2017 - Jul 2nd 2017 Festival

The upcoming edition of the Jewish Culture Festival will be dedicated to Jerusalem. I

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Szum N°25 w/ Dietroiter (Golden Pudel) at Szpitalna 1

Szum N°25 w/ Dietroiter (Golden Pudel) at Szpitalna 1

Jun 24th 2017 - Jun 25th 2017 Music

After the last edition of Szum at the Lava Festival which took place far away, far…

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Spanish Language Christmas

Spanish Language Christmas

Jun 24th 2017 Festival

As every year, the Cervantes Institutes around the world invite to their homes all…

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OFF Wianki w/ Hevre

OFF Wianki w/ Hevre

Jun 24th 2017 - Jun 25th 2017 Concert

Krakow's Wianki has become permanently incorporated into the city's entertainment…

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Unsound Silent Disco 2017

Unsound Silent Disco 2017

Jun 24th 2017 - Jun 25th 2017 Festival plac szczpanski

Unsound Festival once again joins Wianki, the annual musical celebration of the…

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Szabat@Cheder: breakfast // 27. FKŻ // Jerusalem

Szabat@Cheder: breakfast // 27. FKŻ // Jerusalem

Jun 24th 2017 Festival

Cheder invites you for a special, festival edition of our shabbat brunch. This…

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Standup comedy open mic night

Standup comedy open mic night

Jul 2nd 2017 Other

It's on again Krakow Standup Comedy open mic night at Szpitalna 1. Entrance is just…

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Revue Variete

Revue Variete

Jun 30th 2017 - Jul 2nd 2017 Theatre

"Revue" is primarily a dance show presented by the exotic ‘Revue’ girls in their…

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27. FKŻ: TEDER Weekender // Krakow Meets Tel Aviv

27. FKŻ: TEDER Weekender // Krakow Meets Tel Aviv

Jun 30th 2017 - Jul 1st 2017 Festival

The best traditions must be continued. Therefore, on the second weekend of the…

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Omgkrk Summer Jam - Outer Space Party

Omgkrk Summer Jam - Outer Space Party

Jun 29th 2017 Sport

After a full revolution of the earth around the sun, Krakow's biggest startup and…

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Justine Sless - 'Ordinary' (AU)

Justine Sless - 'Ordinary' (AU)

Jun 27th 2017 Other

Australian Justine Sless is a comedian, broadcaster, award wining writer, and…

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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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Ongoing

27th Jewish Culture Festival

27th Jewish Culture Festival

Jun 24th 2017 - Jul 2nd 2017 Festival

The upcoming edition of the Jewish Culture Festival will be dedicated to Jerusalem. I

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Wianki Music Festival 2017

Wianki Music Festival 2017

Jun 24th 2017 Other Rynek Główny 30-062 Kraków Poland

Wianki summer festival, drawing from the Slavic tradition of summer solstice feast…

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Szum N°25 w/ Dietroiter (Golden Pudel) at Szpitalna 1

Szum N°25 w/ Dietroiter (Golden Pudel) at Szpitalna 1

Jun 24th 2017 - Jun 25th 2017 Music

After the last edition of Szum at the Lava Festival which took place far away, far…

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Spanish Language Christmas

Spanish Language Christmas

Jun 24th 2017 Festival

As every year, the Cervantes Institutes around the world invite to their homes all…

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OFF Wianki w/ Hevre

OFF Wianki w/ Hevre

Jun 24th 2017 - Jun 25th 2017 Concert

Krakow's Wianki has become permanently incorporated into the city's entertainment…

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Unsound Silent Disco 2017

Unsound Silent Disco 2017

Jun 24th 2017 - Jun 25th 2017 Festival plac szczpanski

Unsound Festival once again joins Wianki, the annual musical celebration of the…

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Szabat@Cheder: breakfast // 27. FKŻ // Jerusalem

Szabat@Cheder: breakfast // 27. FKŻ // Jerusalem

Jun 24th 2017 Festival

Cheder invites you for a special, festival edition of our shabbat brunch. This…

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Technosoul Showcase at Szpitalna 1

Technosoul Showcase at Szpitalna 1

Jun 23rd 2017 - Jun 24th 2017 Music

Since 2008 Technosoul has been trying to promote techno music in as diverse a…

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The Dream Zone - Małgorzata Malwina Niespodziewana

The Dream Zone - Małgorzata Malwina Niespodziewana

Jun 23rd 2017 - Jul 7th 2017 Exhibition

A collection of works combining various artistic fields, most recently: graphic…

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Krakow Opera Summer Festival

Krakow Opera Summer Festival

Jun 9th 2017 - Jul 2nd 2017 Opera

Welcome to the 21st edition of the Krakow Opera Summer Festival (June 9 - July 2…

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On a Common Path. Kraków and Budapest in the Middle Ages

On a Common Path. Kraków and Budapest in the Middle Ages

Jun 5th 2017 - Aug 20th 2017 Exhibition Rynek Główny 35

During the middle ages, Kraków and Budapest were two of the most powerful and…

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Artists and Masterpieces of Illustration

Artists and Masterpieces of Illustration

Jun 4th 2017 - Jun 30th 2017 Exhibition

In April 2016, the Bologna Children’s Book Fair held a jubilee exhibition:…

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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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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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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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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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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

Landscape after the Holocaust

Landscape after the Holocaust

Jun 29th 2017 - Sep 24th 2017 Exhibition

With his life and art, Jonasz Stern left a permanent mark on the Polish art of the…

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Poland - Israel

Poland - Israel

Jun 29th 2017 - Sep 24th 2017 Exhibition

The exhibition in the Re Gallery has been organised in collaboration with Miri…

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Outdoor Exhibits From The MOCAK Collection

Outdoor Exhibits From The MOCAK Collection

Jun 29th 2017 - Sep 24th 2020 Exhibition

A group of artworks situated in the area surrounding MOCAK refers to four subjects:…

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Polish Films with English Subtitles / Every Thursday

Polish Films with English Subtitles / Every Thursday

Jun 29th 2017 - Aug 31st 2017 Film

KIKA invites you to the next edition of the summer cycle POLISH MOVIES IN ENGLISH.Eve

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11th Kinobranie Summer Film Festival

11th Kinobranie Summer Film Festival

Jun 30th 2017 - Jul 14th 2017 Film

9 weeks, over 160 films, open air screenings in the courtyard of Palace Pod Baranami…

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EtnoKraków Festival

EtnoKraków Festival

Jul 5th 2017 - Jul 8th 2017 Festival

The EtnoKraków Festival is an unprecedented combination of two international…

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Broadway Exclusive

Broadway Exclusive

Jul 20th 2017 - Jul 30th 2017 Theatre

The greatest musicals of the world, fantastic European artists and performers from…

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Lana Del Rey (Live Festival)

Lana Del Rey (Live Festival)

Aug 19th 2017 Concert

With brand new album and thousands of truly dedicated fans in front of the stage &nda

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Unsound 2017

Unsound 2017

Oct 8th 2017 - Oct 15th 2017 Festival

2017 marks the 15th edition of Unsound, landing in a world that is very different…

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Open Decks #23 - Vinyl Heat

Open Decks #23 - Vinyl Heat

Jun 17th 2028 - Jun 17th 2029 Music

If you would like to play on Open Decks, just drop a private message on our fanpage…

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Summer Vibes #2 w/ Kfjatek, Herbaciarz

Summer Vibes #2 w/ Kfjatek, Herbaciarz

Jul 17th 2028 - Jul 17th 2029 Music

Summer is coming. So come to Szpitalna 1 and catch some Summer Vibes. Line up: Kfjate

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FRESH START w/ catch_22, Vanity & Janek Delegos. Lista fb FREE!

FRESH START w/ catch_22, Vanity & Janek Delegos. Lista fb FREE!

Jun 17th 2029 - Jun 17th 2030 Music

Fresh Start is another step for those who connects their future with playing music.…

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