The 10 best things to do in Prague this weekend: May 3–5

Celebrate Czechia's accession to the EU with a music festival, take part in a marathon, and indulge in international wine.

Anica Mancinone

Written by Anica Mancinone Published on 02.05.2024 16:38:00 (updated on 02.05.2024) Reading time: 2 minutes


Celebrate the 20-year anniversary of Czechia’s accession to the EU with a musical feast taking place across 23 stages around Prague. The United Islands of Prague festival will see international, multi-genre talent, alongside a non-musical program that focuses on current social issues. The festival is free, running from May 1-4.

For a festival that will take you back in time, head to Archaeological Park Liboc on May 4. The Spring Medieval Festival will bring the storied era to life with medieval weapons and armor available to try, along with historical crossbows. Medieval music and traditional food and drinks will be in abundance.


Browse an abundance of Czech-made handicrafts on Jan Palach Square from May 3-5. UMtrh is an artistic market and street food festival, which will feature singers and musicians from the Jaroslav Ježek Conservatory. There will also be craft beers and a variety of international wines.

Head to the Žižkov flea market May 5 at Střecha Radost for another dose of market mania, this time accompanied by a DJ and a pop-up stall with Japanese burgers.


On May 4, you will have the opportunity to visit and explore the residence of the first Czech Prime Minister Karel Kramář, as Kramář's Villa in Letná opens its doors to the public. Walk through the rooms where important political figures have met in decades past.


Prague will boast its place among the top 10 cities in the world for quality and popularity of marathon runs on May 5, with the Prague International Marathon bringing a parade of 10,600 runners to Old Town Square.


Go around the world through glasses of bubbly at Písecká Brána from May 3-5 at the We Love Bubliny festival, accompanied by cheese, sausages, tapas, and seafood. The sounds of jazz and Latin rhythms will be your sonic backdrop as you try a variety of wines.


May 4 marks Star Wars Day: May the 4th Be With You, so put on your best costume or show up as you are at Cross Club for a day of celebrations around the iconic sci-fi series. The day will begin with a parade from Wenceslas Square to Old Town Square, before finishing up at the Holešovice venue.

If you’re more of a Tolkein than a Lucas fan, Kino Aero is hosting a one day marathon of the Lord of the Rings trilogy on May 4. The films will be shown in English with Czech subtitles.

For Pokémon lovers young and old, The Playground is holding its Pokémon Day on May 4 with attractions and activities for the public. Trained professionals will be on site to guide you through the game and match you with tournament opponents. Bring your album to trade cards with other enthusiasts.

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