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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AMARANTHE + support / 8.IV / KRK

AMARANTHE + support / 8.IV / KRK

Apr 8th 2015 Concert

AMARANTHE (Szwecja / Dania) power metal, death metal + supports Bilety: 60/70 zł…

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Ongoing

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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Easter Fair at the Market Square

Easter Fair at the Market Square

Mar 27th 2015 - Apr 6th 2015 Fair Rynek Glowny

Come summer or winter, there is always something going on in Krakow's Market Square…

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Roland Wirtz's IMMEDIATUS at Bunkier Sztuki

Roland Wirtz's IMMEDIATUS at Bunkier Sztuki

Mar 21st 2015 - May 3rd 2015 Exhibition

Roland Wirtz’s exhibition immediatus (Latin for ‘non-mediated’) is…

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Dawid Czycz: Woodland

Dawid Czycz: Woodland

Mar 20th 2015 - Apr 18th 2015 Exhibition

"Woodland" is the third solo exhibition of David Czycz (b. 1986) in Zderzak Gallery.…

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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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Logical Emotion: Contemporary Art from Japan

Logical Emotion: Contemporary Art from Japan

Feb 13th 2015 - Apr 26th 2015 Exhibition

The leitmotif of the exhibition can be encapsulated in two concepts – often…

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Omer Fast

Omer Fast

Feb 13th 2015 - Apr 26th 2015 Exhibition

The exhibition at MOCAK will be the first comprehensive presentation of Omer Fast’s

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MIKOŁAJ SMOCZYŃSKI Two Series

MIKOŁAJ SMOCZYŃSKI Two Series

Feb 13th 2015 - Apr 12th 2015 Exhibition

The first in the series of Mikołaj Smoczyński’s individual exhibitions Object…

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Nikifors

Nikifors

Feb 13th 2015 - Apr 12th 2015 Exhibition

The focus of the exhibition is Nikifor Krynicki. His opus consists of paintings…

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Young Israel

Young Israel

Feb 13th 2015 - Apr 12th 2015 Exhibition

The exhibition at Re Gallery presents video works of young artists from Israel –…

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Jerzy Nowosielski's Puppet Theatre

Jerzy Nowosielski's Puppet Theatre

Feb 3rd 2015 - Apr 2nd 2015 Exhibition

Jerzy Nowosielski, a Krakow born artist and professor of the Academy of Fine Arts is…

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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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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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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

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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

Gooral at Fabryka

Gooral at Fabryka

Apr 10th 2015 Concert

Gooral + support 10 kwietnia 2015 Start:…

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Art & Food Bazar

Art & Food Bazar

Apr 12th 2015 Fair Stary Kleparz

Welcome to spring edition of the Art & Food Bazar! This time, event will be…

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Business English D.R.I.V.E. Conference

Business English D.R.I.V.E. Conference

Apr 17th 2015 Other Radisson Blu Hotel

There are 39 days left till the second Business English D.R.I.V.E. Conference! It's…

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Charlie Winston

Charlie Winston

Apr 25th 2015 Concert Fabryka Club , Zabłocie Street 23

Charlie Winston grew up, with his folk-musician parents and his musical siblings, in…

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