Visit an alternative to the night of museums and a “mobile” exhibition
Move: Intimacy and Resistance and Museum Night
The exhibition Movement: Intimacy as Resistance takes place at Veletržní palác from June 10 to October 9. The show is an outgrowth of one that started at the Center Pompidou in Paris and is in Prague for the first time. Female artists explore their spaces and their own bodies through video and photography. This edition also takes into account the effects of confinement and isolation due to the pandemic.
Dig into good food and drink
Microbrewery Festival, Cider Festival, Wine and Fish Festival and International Gastronomy Festival
Small breweries have been hit hard and need all the help they can get. A Mini Brewery Festival at Prague Castle takes place on June 10 and 11 at the Royal Garden (Belvédère). More than 50 breweries from the Czech Republic and neighboring countries are expected. The number of visitors is limited, but tickets will be available at the door each day.
The largest in the Czech Republic Cider Festival, now in its fifth edition, can be found at the Prague market on June 11 and 12. A range of international food vendors will also be on hand. Admission includes a festival glass for tasting.
Both days Wine and fish festival brings together more than 20 domestic wineries paired with purveyors of all kinds of fish and seafood. You can find them, complemented by street performers, at Smíchovská náplavka on June 10-11.
Spend your Sunday sampling treats from around the world at International Food Festival, held on June 12 in Karlínské náměstí. Entertainment will be provided by Lovesong Orchestra and DJs. Workshops for children and henna body decoration are also offered.
Go shopping for something minty or sweet
Strawberry festival and mint market
Celebrate all things strawberry at Jahodobrani on Tylovo náměstí on June 10. You can expect to find jams, juices, pies, cakes, strudels, pancakes and similar treats. Once you’ve purchased some berries, you can check out our recent strawberry recipe guide.
More than 100 creators and designers will be present MINT market at the Prague market on June 11. Fashion, jewellery, organic cosmetics, candles, stationery and food are among the offers.
Frolic in the green spaces of Prague
Open Gardens Weekend and Bonsai and Japanese Culture Festival
The Open Gardens Weekend allows people to visit 14 locations in Prague and many more across the country. Be aware, however, that while some sites are open for free, others, such as the Gardens under Prague Castle and Vyšehrad, are chargeable and offer special guided tours (in Czech).
The Bonsai and Japanese Culture Festival will present miniature trees more than a century old at the Botanical Garden of Troja from June 10 to 19. A bonsai is a work of art that is never finished, because it is constantly changing. Special events take place throughout the weekend and the following week, and some trees are for sale.
Listen to live music on the islands of Prague and a new outdoor space
United Islands, My Chemical Romance, Queen Symphonic, etc.
The United Islands of Europe festival celebrates freedom, with 40 bands from across Europe performing on five stages on 10 and 11 June. The main stage is on Střelecký ostrov, and the other events take place between Kampa and Smíchov. Free entry.
The Prague Rocks 2 mini-festival with My Chemical Romance more Eclipse and Manon Meurt moved to the O2 Arena on June 11. Tickets for standing room remain valid but will instead be for upper tier seats. People with seats should have already received new tickets.
Listen to Queen’s legendary music in a traveling show called symphonic queen. A five-piece cover band and orchestra will play greatest hits, including “Bohemian Rhapsody”, on June 11 at Sportovní hala Fortuna (formerly Tipsport Arena) in Holešovice.
Former Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason and his new group Saucer Full of Secrets come to Forum Karlín on June 12th. The band plays early Pink Floyd tracks, and one of the highlights of the current tour is a rendition of the 20-minute song “Echoes.”
California group Offspring bring their alternative punk sounds to the new outdoor space Power Station Holešovice on June 12. The current lineup includes founding member Dexter Holland and longtime lead guitarist Noodles. One of the touring musicians is Jonah Nimoy, grandson of Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy.
See an operatic ode to the Bard
Hamlet of BioOko
Australian composer Brett Dean’s new operatic version of Shakespeare Hamlet gives a different take on the well-known material. Bio Oko on June 12 presents a newly recorded stage performance from New York City as part of the Metropolitan Opera series.