Prague Castle, Folimanka and Czech Radio for free
The opening ceremony of the new season at prague castle will offer free entry on May 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to St. Vitus Cathedral, the Old Royal Palace, Golden Lane, and other sites that typically require tickets. Additionally, there is a chance to see inside the Spanish Hall, Hall of Mirrors, and other ceremonial spaces. The Royal Garden will have a camp with cosplayers. Learn more here.
See inside one of Prague’s Cold War-era anti-nuclear shelters, Kryt Folimanka. Prague 2 opens the complex under Folimanka Park once a month, and the next time is May 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The network of tunnels and halls could support 1,300 people. Free admission, enter Pod Karlovem street. Learn more here.
Celebrate 99 years of Czech radio with guided tours of the main station building on Vinohradská street from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and music at Riegrovy sady from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. on May 14. More information here.
Big international sounds and laughs
Comedy, progressive rock and Mercury Prize nominee
An international comic book program will be at The comedy store. The show is headlined by award-winning comic Ria Lina. Also appearing are Ben Norris and Paul Sinha, as well as local comedian David Čech. Divadlo Bravo, May 13. Learn more here and here.
English progressive rock band Van der Graaf generator influenced a generation of musicians from Rush to John Lydon. The current lineup includes founding member Peter Hammill as well as solo members Hugh Banton and Guy Evans. Their postponed show is at Divadlo Archa on May 13. Learn more here and here.
American singer-songwriter Conan Gray, known as the King of Pop Gen Z, brings his world tour to Forum Karlín on May 14. His first studio album “Kid Krow” contained the hit songs “Maniac” and “Heather”. Learn more here. and here.
experimental rock band noon black was nominated for a 2019 Mercury Prize and is currently touring with their second album, “Cavalcade”, released in 2021. Their third album, titled “Hellfire”, is due out in July. They will be at MeetFactory on May 15. Learn more here and here.
German hard rockers Rammstein will be in Letiště Letňany on May 15 and 16. Shows will have increased security, and people are asked not to bring large bags. Learn more here and here.
Head to the bridge
International Day of Light, Navalis
Of them laser beams will cross the Charles Bridge May 13 and 14 from 8 p.m. to midnight on the occasion of the International Day of Light to celebrate the International Day of Light. The event, organized by the organizers of the Signal light art festival, will symbolically use the colors of the Ukrainian flag. Learn more in our original story.
The directory Navalis is held in memory of St. Jan Nepomucký, the man whose statue touches virtually every tourist. A procession takes some of his relics from Prague Castle and over Charles Bridge on May 15 at 7 p.m. A boat regatta then a concert on the water follows. Learn more here.
taste the world
Israeli Food Festival, Karlín Grills and Cider Festival
Savor authentic Israeli cuisine, listen to music, attend workshops and play backgammon at Israel on the river. You can also support local makers of designer goods, fashion and accessories with Israeli roots. May 14 and 15 in Střelecký ostrov. Learn more here.
The first of the season Karlinskou grilovačku takes place in Karlínské náměstí on May 15 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. People can find plenty of food, especially grilled meats, and hear the music of Elias & the Shepherds. Learn more here.
Taste more than a dozen types of domestic and imported ciders at cider festival in Smíchovská náplavka on May 14. There will also be sausages, oysters and other delicacies as well as music. Learn more here.
Shop and swim
Opening of the vintage market and “spa”
Find vintage and used clothing at flight. 4, at The Pitchers on Smíchovská náplavka on May 13 from 4-8 p.m., with music from DJ Mur from 6-10 p.m. Learn more here.
Baden Baden swimming pool Štvanice opens its second season with deckchairs, grills and live music. The program begins in the late afternoon of Saturday May 14. Learn more here.
Bring the family
Knights, Dragon Boats and Lollipopz
Medieval battles will take place at Chodovska tvrz in Prague 4. The events will take place between May 13 and May 15, but the fight itself will not take place until May 14. There are many activities for children, period music and workshops throughout the festival. Learn more here.
Watch the 25th Prague Dragon Boat Festival May 14 and 15 in Loděnice KVS. The charity event will have competitions in junior, women’s, men’s and mixed categories. Learn more here and here.
The family party Bamble is in Výstaviště on May 14 and 15. The lineup is filled with entertainers popular with toddlers, as well as fun and competition zones. Author Filip Rožek and his dog Gump will meet and greet fans. Artists include Lollipopz as well as Kája and Bambuláček. Learn more here.