The 10 best things to do in Prague this weekend: August 18–20, 2023

Go to a vintage market or a street food festival, drink wine, cocktails, or tea, dance to drum and bass, and much more.

Ioana Caloianu

Written by Ioana Caloianu Published on 17.08.2023 15:52:00 (updated on 27.09.2023) Reading time: 3 minutes

Go to a Vietnamese market or street food festival

Vietnam Náplavka Market will bring authentic Vietnamese food, drinks, and cultural activities to Prague's Náplavka Rašínovo Nábřeží on Aug. 20. If you like carp, Kalendova Chabrybárna hosts Kaprfest 2023 also on Aug. 19, with dishes such as carp burger, carp tartar with aioli, carp sausages straight from the smokehouse, and many others. 

Shop sustainably at a vintage market

Refresh your wardrobe in an environmentally friendly way at the Food & Vintage Market on Aug. 19 at Holešovická tržnice. The event will offer a rich program including shopping for selected second-hand and upcycled clothing from more than 15 local brands. Visitors can also sample street food; watch a fashion show; get tattooed by tattoo artists from the legendary Tattoo Tsunami studio; and explore an exhibition of sculptures from the nearby Chemistry Gallery. 

Food and vintage market

Drink wine and prosecco or tea

The Wine and Prosecco Festival returns to the Riegrovy Sady Park on Aug. 18 and 19 with a selection of wines and proseccos from Bohemia, Moravia, and Slovakia. If you’re a teetotaller, the 15th edition of the international tea festival Čajomír fest, which will be at Výstaviště Praha Holešovice on Aug. 19 and 20, is the place to be for tea and hookah lovers. 

Watch movies at a summer cinema

Enjoy the warm August evenings with movies at Sunset Cinema. Its weekend schedule includes The Devil Wears Prada and Dirty Dancing on Aug. 18, The Greatest Showman and Pulp Fiction on Aug.19, and Fight Club on Aug. 20.

Visit the largest nuclear shelter in Prague

Catch a glimpse of the Cold War era at the nuclear shelter Kryt Folimanka, which is open on Aug. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The large complex, which can hold up to 1,300 people, sprawls under the hillside at Folimanka park. Visitors are able to wander around freely and address questions to Prague District Office employees or any volunteer workers inside, who speak Czech, Slovak, English, and Russian. The entrance is free of charge.

Fall in love with Romeo and Juliet

The Summer Shakespeare Festival in Prague includes the classic love story Romeo and Juliet, presented in English on Aug.19 in the courtyard of Liechtenstein Palace on Malostranské náměstí. Staged by Guy Roberts, the artistic director of Prague Shakespeare Company, it stars Jessica Boone as Juliet and Taylor Napier as Romeo. 

Watch a Metallica concert or a documentary

The Metallica: M72 World Tour Live From Arlington, which is a live broadcast of the Metallica concert, is at Kino Lucerna on Aug. 19. The Unbalanced, the feature-length debut of renowned documentarian Zuzana Piussi that mixes comedy with nightmarish undertones, is at Kino Atlas (with English subtitles) on Aug. 19.

Let your hair down at a drum and bass festival or a rap concert

The Prague Drum&bass Festival, which takes place on Aug. 19 at Cross Club, will culminate with a set by UK producer Nemanoe and a live performance by a cultural award-winning DJ Kimyan Law. U.S. rappers Destroy Lonely & Ken Carson, which are known as the “Opium Twins” due to their affiliation with Playboi Carti’s label Opium, will perform at Ledárny Braník on Aug. 20

Celebrate summer with special cocktails

Immerse yourself in the fun atmosphere of Manifesto Anděl with Summer Splash Party|Highball Edition on Aug. 19. Sip on exclusive cocktails from the "Stoli" pop-up bar, such as the Stoli Premium Lemonade or Mediterranean Lemonade, which pair nicely with the delicious food from all over the world available in Manifesto’s more than a dozen different restaurants.  

Watch the final of the FIFA Women's World Cup

Watch Spain play against England in the final of the FIFA Women's World Cup on Aug. 20 at Kasárna Karlín. The Football Club: Girl Power event will bring together seasoned football players as well as young talents and football fans.

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