Prague’s top 12 weekend events: Icy treats, open-air concerts, and blooming cinemas

This weekend in Prague, June 21-23, brings a stellar line-up of food, drink, and culture events.

Anica Mancinone

Written by Anica Mancinone Published on 20.06.2024 18:00:00 (updated on 20.06.2024) Reading time: 3 minutes


A heatwave has hit Prague this week, but luckily there’s a sweet fix to the sweltering weather. The Prague Ice Cream Festival is the largest of its kind in Central Europe and will be held at the Prague Exhibition Grounds from June 22 to 23. Take your pick from gelato, sorbet, popsicles, and even a range of alcoholic drinks and coffee.

The Karlín street food festival is back again and running until the early evening on June 23 on Karlín Square. Test your tastebuds with a range of over 50 stalls offering modern fare, then test your bravery and stop by the on-site tattoo parlor for a moment of spontaneity. Face painting and creative workshops will also be running for children.

Indulge in Spanish sparkling wines at the elegant Mozart Hotel on June 22 for Corpinnat Day, with the tipple originating from Catalonia and crafted specifically in the heart of the Penedés area. Taste centuries of tradition combined with modern winemaking techniques in a sip.

The Friends with Benefits pop-up series at Radlická - cultural sports hall kicks off with KRO KITCHEN and promises delicious food and drinks, with a DJ playing Latin rhythms. Dance instructors from La Tropical will get everyone moving.

Festival fun

On June 22, Prague Services for Children Day will teach children how to sort waste and prevent its creation. The day at Ladronka Park will feature educational competitions, art workshops, and an exhibition of the most modern technology in action.

The Landscape Festival in Žižkov and Malešice offers over three dozen site-specific architectural and art installations, including new play elements, a beach, a gazebo, and a skateboard ramp. The program kicked off last week and runs until Sept. 30, 2024, and admission is free.

A carnival of cultures will bring the cuisine and traditions of Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Venice, and many more cities to the Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures. The Festival of the World Cultures will include Latin dance workshops, live Cuban music, international street food, and markets with handmade products on June 22.


The Metronome Festival running from June 20 to 22 will bring Mercury Prize-winning artist Michael Kiwanuka to Prague along with headliners Milky Chance and Raye and a lineup of electronic artists, including Kosheen. Internet sensation Marc Ribblet will also bring his quirky tracks to the Letná lookout.

Fill your ears with the dulcet tones of Ivan Herák's band on the evening of June 22 for the Troja Festival: Cymbals & Wine. Set in the splendid vineyards of St. Kláry Botanical Garden, a musical feast of languid strings and dulcimers will accompany the sunset and a view.

The instantly recognizable melodies of Pirates of the Caribbean, Jurassic Park, The Lord of the Rings, and more will be performed by the Masaryk University Symphony Orchestra on June 23 by the Vltava River. Enjoy the Concert of film melodies in the open air at Žluté lázně, with each wave of the conductor’s baton conjuring iconic scenes from some of the world’s biggest blockbusters.


Don’t have a date for the movies? Take a plant. Kino Aero is hosting a flower swap in the backyard of the cinema complex, supported by the Farmářky z blockáku stand. Let photosynthesis meet filmography as a selection of plant-friendly screenings, such as Jumanji and Pom Poko, plays in the early evening after the swap on June 23. Bonus tip: Sunset Cinema starts a season of open-air, rooftop movies with The Greatest Showman.

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