Large-Scale Festival In Prague’s Old Town to Mark Czechoslovak Centennial

The Czechoslovak Festival will pack music, dance, food, and drink into one festive weekend Staff Jason Pirodsky

Written by StaffJason Pirodsky Published on 04.09.2018 13:02:55 (updated on 04.09.2018) Reading time: 1 minute

The largest celebration of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Czechoslovak state will take place on Prague’s Old Town Square.  

The Czechoslovak Festival will pack a rich line-up of musical, dance and theater performances, food and drink as well as traditional craft demonstrations from regions of both independent republics, across the second weekend in September.

“The aim of the festival is to introduce traditions, culture, crafts, gastronomy, and other areas of life in the Czech and Slovak Republics,” says Jiří Král, head of the organizing committee. 

Visitors will also get to know the personalities that embody both the long-ago past and more recent history of both states: military veterans, athletes, scientists, and artists.

(Betlémské Nám?stí) in Prague, Czech Republic
Bethlehem Chapel on the Bethlehem Square

The Slovak state will be represented in the Bethlehem Chapel which will be transformed into a barber shop, wine bar, and delicatessen serving local products from Bratislava.

A total of sixteen commemorative locations are planned for the event.

“In cooperation with the City of Bratislava, the Czechoslovak Festival will present the best of the tourism industry from Tatras to the Danube,” says Klára Badinková from the foreign tourism agency of Slovakia.

The Czech and Moravian regions and the City of Prague will also be presented at the Charles University Carolinum.

Last year’s Wine & Art venues and map

The program at Old Town Square offers a varied mix of styles and genres. Visitors can enjoy period fashion shows, cooking shows, folk performances, comedy songs, jazz, swing, and rock.

Part of the event is also the third annual Wine & Art Festival, which combines wine and fine arts.

“It is actually a walk through the galleries in Prague 1 connected with tasting wines from Czech and Moravian winemakers and musical performances,” adds Král. The event is free to the public.

Find the full line-up of scheduled events click here.

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