A month of food festivals in Prague: Eat and drink your way through spring

Starting this weekend, each month of May brings a multitude of multicultural eats to the Czech capital.

Expats.cz Staff

Written by Expats.cz Staff Published on 11.05.2023 14:00:00 (updated on 11.05.2023) Reading time: 2 minutes

Despite the current spotty weather, Prague is waking up to spring and there's no better time to enjoy a taste of the Czech capital's multitude of flavors. Each remaining weekend this month brings a festival or market to savor. Mark your calendar: from flower stalls and beer fests to wine tastings and design markets, this month is all about food.

From May 11 (and every Thursday and the first Saturday of every month) the pedestrian zone at Malá Strana is transformed into a truly international dining venue that offers not only an assortment of Czech growers and products from the Lesser Town shops, cafés, and restaurants, but Indian, Indonesian, and French cuisine. Read more here.

On May 13, flower enthusiasts can head to the Ctěnice Castle flower fair, the perfect opportunity to pick up some beautiful blooms and enjoy the picturesque surroundings of the castle. Shop a wide range of flowers, perennials, annuals, herbs, and cacti. Entry to the outdoor event is free. Read more here.

Photo of Circus Burger via Pivo a Burger Festival
Pivo and Burger festival takes place on May 21 (Photo of Circus Burger via Pivo a Burger Festival / Facebook).

For beer lovers, the Animal Beer Festival at Troja Castle, also on May 13, promises to be a fun-filled event. With a wide selection of microbreweries named for animals and local food trucks serving up tasty treats, the event is organized by the Prague Zoo in support of endangered animals. Read more here.

On May 17, head over to the Anděl pedestrian zone to satisfy your sweet tooth at the "Sweet Life" festival. From cakes and chocolates to ice cream and pastries, this event is a showcase of Prague's best confectionery. Read more here.

Prague's annual Pink May event on May 20 has become a welcome tradition on the spring calendar. Taking place at Náplavka, sample the best Czech and Moravian wines, rosé wines, and clarets paired with grilled fish and seafood, vegan specialties, and burgers. Read more here.

For rum lovers, the Rum Fest at Žluté lázně on the same day is the perfect opportunity to indulge in your favorite drink. With over 100 different types of rum to sample and live music performances, this festival kicks off the season at Prague's historic spa area. Read more here.

On May 21, head over to Karlínské náměstí for the Beer and Burger Festival. Pair gourmet burgers from Prague's best vendors and local burger purveyors with craft top-fermented brews in the center of one of Prague's liveliest districts. Read more here.

Also on May 21, Israel on the Vltava comes to Střelecký ostrov. The festival celebrates Israeli culture with traditional food, music, dance performances, and a program for kids. In addition to Israeli eats, you can shop for fashion, design, and accessories from creators with Israeli roots. Read more

Last but not least, for those who love to shop, the Dyzajn Market Leto on May 20-21 at Výstaviště offers the perfect opportunity to browse and purchase unique items from local Czech designers, including handmade kitchen accessories; or to check out the top-notch local food stalls while taking a break. Read more here.

That same weekend brings another fashion market with plentiful food options to the neighboring Prague Market: Lemarket Family Festival. Enjoy an outdoor food area and bouncy castle for kids between browsing sessions. Read more here.

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