Prague's top 12 weekend events: Parties spill onto streets and rooftops, vineyards open their doors

This weekend in Prague, May 24-26, brings a stellar line-up of food, drink, and culture events.

Anica Mancinone

Written by Anica Mancinone Published on 23.05.2024 15:59:00 (updated on 24.05.2024) Reading time: 3 minutes


Kick off the annual Prague Rooftop Festival at Střecha Radost, where unbeatable views over Žižkov and beyond will be soundtracked by summer mixes on the DJ decks and drinks will be generously flowing. This event on May 25 is the first in a series of unfettered access to rooftops, terraces, and gardens around Prague.

The 26th annual Khamoro Roma Arts Festival will celebrate Roma culture with traditional music and gypsy jazz concerts, art exhibitions, film screenings, a parade of artists through Prague’s city center, and a cooking show devoted to Roma cuisine. It runs from May 26 to June 1, starting at the Prague Exhibition Grounds on Sunday.


On May 25 and 26, the municipal and private vineyards of Prague will be open to visit and explore. Many are heritage-protected and normally inaccessible to the public, so don’t miss the opportunity to sample the unique wines at locations such as the Vineyards of the Strahov Monastery and the historic Grébovka vineyard, with stunning views of the city and impeccable tipple.

Access more enticing spaces of Prague and swing by the Villa Winternitz on May 26, an architectural gem by Adolf Loos, where a Charity Bazaar will put treasures from the owners up for sale. Browse a selection of clothes, trinkets, art, and more, with 50 percent of proceeds going to support the Vlčkový Foundation. The event will take place in the garden of the villa, with free entry and drinks available.


Spanning both National Wine and Health Day and the feast of St. Urban – the patron saint of winemakers – Vinařské slavnosti at Střelecký ostrov will present bottles from South Moravia and beyond, with free entry and a tasting glass for CZK 100.

Tuck into French and Italian fare over a full weekend at Holešovice Market for World Fest. The stalls will be designed to transport you to the streets of Paris and Rome, with the aroma of seafood, cheeses, desserts, and more wafting through the grounds. Italian and French musical performances will keep the vibes going throughout the festival.

On Sunday, stop by the Karlín food truck festival at Karlín Square, where a range of cuisines beyond just our European counterparts will be served up from trucks and trailers and accompanied by live music.


The thirteenth annual Žižkov courtyards festival is upon us this weekend on May 25,  bringing a rich program of music, theater and dance, exhibitions, and children’s activities to the lively neighborhood. Head to Krenovka and Čítárna Unijazz for performances and workshops, then stop by the American-style pub Barfood for unbeatable chicken wings to top off the day.

The last Saturday in May marks the Korso Krymská street festival Prague 10, where live performances, food, and drink spill out onto the lively Vršovice street. A huge lineup of acts, cafes, and restaurants, including Frankie and The Deadbeats and Bold Bites Burgers, will join the camaraderie.


NFL is making a splash in Prague, with recent investment in the Prague Lions team bringing new energy and excitement around the sport. May 26 sees the Lions face off against the Hamburg Sea Devils at FK Viktoria Žižkov.


Book World Prague, the biggest book fair in the Czech Republic, is taking place May 23-26. This year, the fair celebrates "Das Buch" - German-language literature - and will commemorate the centenary of famed author Franz Kafka's death. It will be held in the newly renovated Křižík pavilions and outdoor Prague Exhibition Grounds.

Zámek Troja and its palatial interior has opened for a new season with the exhibit Uncertain Situations, exploring the relationship of auditory and visual elements in art. Works are drawn from the collections of the Gallery of the City of Prague, and will be on exhibit from May 22 to November 10.

In an exciting collaboration with the Louvre Museum in Paris, the National Gallery Prague (NGP) is showcasing the best-known Mannerist works from the 16th century until August 11 at the Waldstein Riding School in Malá Strana. From Michelangelo to Callot: The Art of Mannerist Printmaking features over 200 works, including graphics, drawings, paintings, and artistic crafts from major art centers of the Mannerist period, such as Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, Bohemia, and France.

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