The 10 best things to do in Prague this weekend: July 28–30, 2023

Have a beer to celebrate Prague's newest bridge, honor Ziggy Stardust at 50, or pick your picnic this weekend.

Ioana Caloianu

Written by Ioana Caloianu Published on 27.07.2023 16:18:00 (updated on 27.09.2023) Reading time: 3 minutes

Head to the river for a Vietnamese market and bubbly

Drink champagne and prosecco at the Summer bubbly at Střelecký Ostrov (Letní perlení na Střeleckém ostrově) on July 28 and 29, which offers many types of sparkling wines from South Moravia as well as foreign creations. 

Also by the river, Vietnam Náplavka Market will bring authentic Vietnamese food, fresh herbs, exotic fruits, crafts, ceramics, and much more to Prague's Náplavka waterfront on July 30.

Shop contemporary Czech and international designers

Meet Czech and international designers at Dyzajn market Prázdniny, which takes place on July 29 and 30 at Náměstí Václava Havla at Prague's National Theatre. In addition to clothes, jewelry, household objects, and other kinds of beautifully crafted handmade objects, the market also has food and drink stalls.

Celebrate Colombian culture

Come to the (A)VOID floating gallery on July 29 for a Colombian party with multiple activities involving Colombian music, live Colombian dances, delicious Colombian food and drinks, and entertainment from the Colombian group La Parranda.

Visit the Czech Ukulele Festival

The 11th year of the Czech Ukulele Festival will take place in the Unětické Brewery in the Praha-západ district on July 29 and 30.

In addition to ukulele artists from Czechia, the UK, the U.S., and many other countries the festival includes workshops in English, open mic performances, and a raffle giving participants the chance to win several world-class ukuleles.

Try out Prague's new pedestrian bridge

Prague's long-awaited pedestrian bridge connecting Holešovice, Štvanice, and Karlín, known as HolKa, will officially open to the public on July 28. To celebrate the grand opening, some of the city's popular summer hangouts across all three areas will host a special event involving free beer that encourages visitors to make the inaugural journey.

Commemorate a glam rock icon at 50

Take a trip down memory lane with Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars: The Motion Picture at Kino Aero on July 29. Released in 1973, the movie focuses on a 1973 concert by David Bowie, who performs under the moniker Ziggy Stardust with his glam-rock backing band, the Spiders From Mars.  For fans of classics of Czech cinema, an English-subtitled version of the 2000 film Loners (Samotáři) is also on July 29 at Kasárna Karlín.

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Thrash to post-punk or metal

Belarusian band Dlina Volny, which blends post-punk, new wave and 80s Soviet swag will play at Bike Jesus on July 29, with bands Fæ Bestia, Jorgos, and ODM as opening acts.

The British metal/alternative/art pop band Sleep Token, an anonymous, masked collective led by a frontman using the moniker Vessel, plays on July 30 at Divadlo Archa as part of the Rock for People Concert series. 

Marvel at Czechia's best nature photos

An exhibition at the Botanical Garden Prague in Troja that runs until Oct. 1 in cooperation with the Czech Photo Centre shows the best photographs of the plant world from previous years of the prestigious Czech Nature Photo competition.

Since 2017, the competition has annually presented images of nature around the world taken by Czech and Slovak photographers.

Stroll by a unique facade exhibit

Until Feb. 20, 2024, the newly opened art gallery Fasáda displays 14 large portraits of smiling people in windows, which are part of artist and filmmaker Jakub Jahn’s exhibition Mirroring Happiness. The faces are in sharp contrast to the dilapidated facade, which still bears the scars of a massive gas explosion in 2013. Read more in our article.

Pick a picnic from a summer or vegan-friendly option

The Karlín summer picnic festival, which takes place on July 30 at Karlín Market, offers summer grilled treats, oysters, fresh fruit, refreshing summer drinks, and a rich selection of Czech and foreign wines and prosecco. Also on July 30, bring a vegan dish and join other picnickers taking part in a vegan picnic in Vyšehrad.

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