The 10 best things to do in Prague this weekend: June 2–4, 2023

Take a picnic blanket to concerts and food fests, see robots in action, find treasures at a reuse market, and much more.

Ioana Caloianu

Written by Ioana Caloianu Published on 01.06.2023 19:00:00 (updated on 27.09.2023) Reading time: 3 minutes

Check out newly opened exhibits

An exhibition displaying portraits of nine famous Czech female tennis players is available to the public in the garden of the Museum of Applied Arts in Prague until July 30. For a slice of fashion history, Retro Muzeum Praha looks back at the jeans fashion phenomenon in Czechoslovakia with examples of vintage denim outfits and large-format advertisements.

support a good cause

A fundraising event on June 3 organized by the Rotary Club Prague International on behalf of the Speechless Reconciliation program is a unique opportunity to support a great cause while enjoying an evening full of entertainment and networking. The Speechless Reconciliation program supports youngsters from orphanages and homes for children without proper parental care from more than 8 countries.

Pump up with stadium rock

Get ready to rock all weekend long: rock icons Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard are at Letiště Letňany on June 2 as part of the Prague Rocks festival; the same evening, world-renowned film music composer Hans Zimmer is at the O2 Arena. Last but not least, Tenacious D, the fun duo consisting of Jack Black and Kyle Gass, plays at Forum Karlín on June 4.

Get down at small venues

Party like it’s 2001 at electronic music band Kosheen’s concert in Riegrovy Sady on June 3. If you’re into the Japanese rock scene, or curious to discover it, One Ok Rock, whose compositions range from alternative rock to emo and post-hardcore to pop-rock, will play at Lucerna Music Bar on June 4

Take the kids

Robotics Day on June 4 shows almost 150 robots competing in various kinds of challenges, demonstrations of school projects, and presentations of companies in Czechia that deal with robotics and related fields. The small and interactive Karel Zeman Muzeum, which focuses on special effects in acclaimed director’s films, holds Children’s Day events on June 2 and 4. For more children’s day events this weekend, read our article.

Raise a glass or sit down to new Armenian

Taste Czech and Slovak beers, as well as international brews, at Žižkovské pivobraní at the Parukářka Park on June 2 and 3. If you want to sample Caucasian food, head to the newly opened Armenian food bistro Mr. Hayer, which is a branch of the Old Armenia restaurant. Eat, drink, and celebrate Lokál Nad Stromovka’s tenth anniversary on June 3 a feast of grilled sausages, burritos, as well as many types of beer.

Kick-off festival season in a big way

The Habrovka music festival on June 2 and 3 is a chance to hear music from artists like Korben Dallas, HLASkontraBAS octet, Makak Akustikus, or Trombenik, and see unique theatre performances in a picnic-like atmosphere.

Get on your bike and ride

Celebrate World Bicycle Day with AutoMat on June 3 by riding a bike or scooter through the center of Prague with representatives of the UN and embassies. The accompanying program features debates on traffic safety for cyclists, workshops, competitions, and the grilling of vegetarian burgers.  

enjoy film inside and out

The first part of the Zlín Film Festival 2023 brings films focusing on children and youth to Kino Atlas between June 3 and 8. Catch a glimpse into Czech village life in Oscar-winning Czech film director Jiří Menzel’s My Sweet Little Village (Vesničko má středisková), which comes (with English subtitles) to Kino Ponrepo on June 3. U.S. director Jim Jarmusch’s iconic movie Down by Law, starring Tom Waits and John Lurie, is at Kasárna Karlín on June 3 as part of their summer cinema.

Get your summer style on

Between June 1 and 3, the Reuse Market offers renovated vintage furniture, porcelain, glass, and various artifacts, as well as garage sales, and lectures on reusing things and materials. On June 2 and 3, the Svatba (Wedding) is a fun mix of concerts from Czech pop/hyperpop names like Never Sol, Annabelle, or Kvítek, an extravagant fashion show and a rave; the dress code is Floral Formal, and entirely up to your interpretation.

Explore sacred spaces

More than 150 churches in Prague will open their doors free of charge to visitors on June 2 for Church Night, with concerts and tours included in the program. While some of the churches included in the program can be visited throughout the year, albeit for an entrance fee, others, like St. Martin’s Rotonda at Vyšehrad, have limited visiting hours. 

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