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Local festivals

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Malopolska is abound with all sorts of cultural events, among them are many large events such as festivals. Many of them can boast of an international reputation. Almost everyone can find among them something to fit their taste.

XI FESTIVAL OF SCIENCE, Krakow 11 – 14 May 2011

This year's festival will be held with numerous presentations, lectures, meetings, exhibitions and tours. It will be free to perform research and medical advice. On the opening day on the Main Square there will be a university's choir concert together with light's and a sound show. During the festival, together with a guide, you can visit for free the most interesting monuments of Krakow. More info ... http://www.festiwalnauki.krakow.pl/

VIII NIGHT OF MUSEUMS, Krakow 19/20 May 2011


Night at the Museum is an extraordinary event. Many museums take part in this project, as it has more and more interest every year. Night of Museums provides a unique opportunity to meet with the art at such an unusual time. More info ... http://noc-muzeow.pl/

XI Grand Dragon Parade, Kraków 4 – 5 June 2011

Grand Dragon Parade is a very spectacular event, which brings together a number of smaller events. Among them are the title parade of dragons, knights and ladies of the court, involving thousands of children, walking the main streets of Old Town. Next is Dragon Family Picnic, which hosts competitions, concerts and shows of theater groups. At the end of the event a Great Outdoor Show is organized on the Vistula River. It consists of fireworks, music, light and water curtains. More info ... http://paradasmokow.pl/

II LIFE FESTIVAL Oświęcim, 11 – 18 June 2011

Auschwitz Life Festival is an international music festival, the main idea is to build peaceful relations across international borders and cultures. Not coincidental, the place where the festival takes place was not chosen by coincidence. The city of Oswiecim, in which Nazi Germans created the largest concentration camp provides an extraordinary symbol for accompanying such events. More info ...http://www.lifefestival.pl


The Wreaths Festival in Krakow is one of the largest Polish outdoor events, referring to the ancient pagan rites. The new formula combines the tradition of the event with St John's Night and with concerts of world-class stars. Wreaths Festival is accompanied by the Midsummer Night's Fair, which takes us back in to the times of the medieval town with its customs, traditions, crafts and dances. At the end of the events there is organized a big fireworks display to round the event off with. It is not surprising that the area around the Wawel Castle, where these events take place, is visited by vast crowds of Polish and foreign tourists on these days. More info ... http://www.wianki.krakow.pl/


The International Festival of Mountain Folklore in Zakopane is a great cultural event that is more than a forty year old tradition. Folklore groups from all over the world come to Zakopane to present authentic highlander folklore, while competing for top awards competition: Gold, Silver and Bronze Highlanders Ax. The aim of the festival is to cultivate and protect the cultural heritage of mountain regions, as well as promoting Polish folk culture and the folklore of the Podhale region. The festival is accompanied by a number of attractive events. More info ...http://www.mffzg.pl/

XII PODHALAŃSKI's FAIR Nowy Targ , 19 - 21 August 2011

Nowy Targ is a small town that has been famous for centuries-for the old tradition of an open air street market. To this day, twice a week, on Thursdays and Saturdays, on a huge area just outside the town, this market is still organized. It is known as one of the largest in Poland. The August fair brings us back to the original fair that started years ago, with its unique atmosphere. The event is particularly targeted to families. More info ... http://www.mok.nowytarg.pl


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