July Festival of the Polish Classical Music.
Festival of Polish Music in Krakow starts
on Friday July 5th, 2019 to
last through July 20th. Its
program consists of eight concerts and recitals filled mostly with classical music by Polish
composers, performed by recognized artists, ensembles, and
orchestras - Polish as well foreign.
Jewish Festival of Krakow.
/2019-06-12/ The 29th Festival of
Jewish Culture in Krakow goes for ten days, as usual. It starts on Friday,
June 21st to end Sunday, June 30th with numerous, varied
events in between. The program features concerts every day, series
of workshops (singing, dancing, art, cooking, etc),
many lectures and public debates, tours of Jewish sites, and a few
exhibitions. The venues are concentrated in the small
historic Jewish quarter in the Kazimierz district of downtown Krakow.
2019 Summer Jazz Festival in Krakow.
/2019-06-08/ The 24th Summer
Festival in Krakow takes place June 28th through July
28th, 2019. As usual, the principal venue is Piwnica Pod
Baranami cellar club at 27 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square) where
jazz concerts are scheduled every night at 9 pm from
July 24th through July 27th. The festival will peak
on Saturday July 13th when Krakow Jazz Night takes
place with numerous free concerts both at
Krakow clubs and in open air,
including the centrally situated Maly Rynek square.
Lajkonik traditional parade.
/2019-06-03/ This year the Krakow
Lajkonik historic pageant takes place Thursday, June 27th. It starts in Senatorska street at noon to reach St.
Norbert convent, Kosciuszki street, at
about 1.30 pm to proceed next
towards the Old Town down Zwierzyniecka street. As planned, the colorful procession is expected to arrive
the Rynek Glowny central square about 7.20 pm where its culmination
show will probably last till 9.30 pm.
Crafts fair in Krakow central squares.
/2019-05-24/ The Crafts Fair goes on in the Old Town's
central square and Maly Rynek square till June 2nd, 2019. Some forty stalls sell
various traditional Polish handicrafts. Several craftsmen
also show their skills live. Plus live dance and music
performances feature traditional village tunes.
/2019-05-21/ Yesterday a 29-year-old mother gave birth to
sextuplets, Poland's first such case ever, in Krakow's
University Hospital. Four girls and two boys have been
christened Nela, Kaja, Zofia, Malwina, Tymon and Filip
Student revelries peak in Krakow in May.
/2019-05-17/ In 2019 the Krakow Juwenalia traditional student festival
takes place from May 21st through May 26th. As usually, it culminates in a wild and colorful pageant
in Rynek Glowny central square, preceded by a parade, which falls on
Friday, May 24th this year. Expect the parade of Krakow
students to reach the square at noon.
Free museum for a night.
/2019-05-14/ This year the Krakow Museum Night takes place on Friday,
May 17th, 2019 starting at 6 pm and ending before
midnight. Alost every museum
in Krakow will keep very long hours, admitting
visitors for just one zloty or even for free in some
cases. Also, many museums plan special
attractions. Early visitors will get a free commemorative token coin.
Buses, trams more expensive now.
bus and tram tickets cost more across
Krakow public transport. A one-way ticket for a municipal bus or a streetcar is
4.6 zloty instead of 3.8 PLN. A 20-minutes ticket, which
allows for changing lines, costs 3.4 zloty (PLN) and its
50-minutes equivalent is 4.6 zloties, while a 90-minute ticket has been priced at 6 zloties.
The price of unlimited-travel passes for all municipal buses
and streetcars have been set at 20 zloty for a 24-hour
ticket. The 48-hour passes and the 72-hour passes are good
only for travel within the city limits (zone 1) and cost 28
PLN and 42 PLN respectively. A seven-day unlimited-travel
ticket costs 68 zlotys.
Summer opera festival in Krakow.
/2019-04-12/ In 2019 Krakow Opera
Summer Festival starts June 7th to end June 29th.
Three events take place in the courtyard of the Wawel
Royal Castle - namely two concerts of arias and a
concert featuring operatic choral music.
On June 19th concert
Between Masters: Mahler and Strauss is to take
place at the Polish Aviation Museum at 39 Jana Pawla
II avenue Otherwise the venue is the
Opera House at Lubicz street.
Free concerts of classical piano music for four
/2019-04-10/ 3rd Duettissimo! International
Piano Duo Festival
in Krakow takes place from April 23rd through
April 29th, 2019 in the
Akademia Muzyczna conservatory at 43 sw. Tomasza
street. Two daily
concerts - one at 4 pm and another at 7 pm - feature pianists playing piano duets and
other classical music for four hands. The concerts are free of charge.
April jazz festival in Krakow.
/2019-04-06/ The 25th edition of the
Old and Young Krakow Jazz
Festival takes place this month. Concerts of
international stars take place on April 16th - John
McLaughlin with his band, The 4th Dimension - and April 27th
when Kandace Springs sings in the Manggha Museum. The
festival program also includes three concerts of Poland's
outstanding jazzmen on April 28th, April 29th, and April
2019 Beethoven Easter Festival's events in Krakow.
the Ludwig van Beethoven Easter
Festival has been moved from Krakow to Warsaw, where most of its
concerts take place. Still, some events are organized in Krakow.
And this year the Krakow part of the Beethoven Easter Festival consists of
three concerts in
in the Krakow National Museum’s Galeria
Sztuki Polskiej XIX Wieku gallery in the Cloth Hall,
1-3 Rynek Glowny central square,
April 1-3 plus one in
in Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka
street and Straszewskiego stree on
April 12, 2019 and a noon recital at
the Jagiellonian Library, 3 Oleandry street on April
Free Baroque music.
Krakow festival of Bach
music, called Bach Days, goes from
March 24th through Sunday, March 31st with one concert
of the best Baroque music every day in Aula Florianka,
15 Sereno Fenna street. at 7 pm. All concerts are free of
Cello music for free in March.
/2019-03-15/ The local festival of music for violoncello,
called the 6. Krakow Cello Spring,
starts Wednesday, March 20th to last through Saturday, March 23rd, 2019. The
cello festival consists of four concerts, one each day, all
scheduled for 7 pm. Admission to every concert is free of charge. Venue -
Aula Florianka at
15 Sereno Fenna street.
Henry Moore sculptures in Krakow: no tickets, some walk.
/2019-03-05/ The National Museum in Krakow shows Henry
Moore’s sculptures at its four branches till June 30th,
2019. The exhibition called “The Power of Nature. Henry
Moore in Poland” features his monumental works in the
open air as well as smaller ones indoors. They are exhibited
in the museum’s Main Building (Gmach Glowny) at 1, 3 Maja
street and also at Europeum (Plac Sikorskiego square), the
Szolayski House (Plac Szczepanski square), and The Czapski
Museum at 12 Pilsudskiego street. Henry Moore is habitually
referred to as “arguably the greatest sculptor of the
20th century” and you may see his works free of charge
in Krakow, yet the scattered exhibition requires a fair
amount of walking (though it’s good for your health, they
Easter market starts in Krakow April 11th.
/2019-02-26/ In 2019 the
market in Krakow starts in the Rynek Glowny central square on
April 11th and it'll continue through Monday, April 22nd.
Visitors will be able to choose
a wide range of the Polish traditional
Easter decorations. Also, varied foods and village handicrafts will be on sale.
2019 Krakow Easter festival
/2019-02-18/ This year the Misteria Paschalia
festival of classical music takes place
throughout Holy Week starting on Monday, April 15th
to continue through Monday, April 22nd 2019. The festival features
some of Europe's
top early music ensembles and soloists. In 2019 the festival
features Italy's Baroque church music.
Street theatre fest July 4-7.
International Street Theatre Festival
takes place July 4th through July 7th, 2019 with simultaneous
alfresco performances in the Rynek Glowny central
square as well as
other public spaces but always free of charge. This
year's edition of the festival has the phrase
"Oh, what a
Latest World Press Photo on show in Krakow.
/2019-02-11/ Exhibition „World Press Photo 2018” takes
place in Nowohuckie Centrum Kultury culture centre at 232
al. Jana Pawla II from February 8th through February 28th,
2019. The show features 137 blow-ups selected from 70,000
pictures entered for the 61st edition of the venerable
photojournalism contest last year. Some images on display
are nasty and organizers discourage minors from visiting the
exhibition. A regular admission fee is 10 zlotys (PLN).
2019 stellar performers at the Krakow Arena.
/2019-01-15/ The world's star performers coming to Krakow in
2019. Ennio Morricone January 19, ZAZ February 23, Dire Straits
February 24, Shawn Mendes April 2, Elton John May 4, Enrique
Iglesias May 7, Jamiroquai May 23, Andre Rieu May 30, Maroon 5 June
6, KISS June 18, Rod Stewart June 21, Muse June 22, Diana Krall June
28, Mark Knopfler July 10, Ariana Grande September 9, Michael Buble
September 20. Venue Tauron Arena Krakow at Lema street.
New Year's market till January 6th.
/2019-01-03/ New Year's market to goes on in Rynek Glowny
central square through Sunday, January 6th, 2019, the