The 10 best things to do in Prague this weekend: Sept. 1–3, 2023

Go to an Asian food or intercultural festival, listen to Poets of the Fall or a requiem involving Prague bells, and much more.

Ioana Caloianu

Written by Ioana Caloianu Published on 31.08.2023 15:00:00 (updated on 27.09.2023) Reading time: 3 minutes

Explore Asian food and culture

If you want to discover faraway places without leaving Prague, the Festival Asia far and near 2023, which is at Central Park Pankrác on Sept. 2, offers a glimpse into the food and culture of the Asian continent. Expect food from all the corners of Asia, including, for the first time, Pakistan, as well as many varieties of tea, and cultural activities (most of them in Czech).

Support a worthy cause at a ceramics fair

If you want to add unique ceramic pieces to your collection, head to Kampa on Sept. 2 and 3 for a Ceramics fair with the participation of renowned Czech ceramists and potters; the fair will also include juggling, physical theater, and music performances. When you buy a mug from the NGO Sananim, which is the organizer of the fair, you support its activities for the treatment of addictions. 

Go to a wine or a burger festival

Burger lovers are in for a treat between Sept. 1 and 3, when Výstaviště will host a Burgerfest featuring all kinds of burgers, hotdogs, fries and other barbecue specialties. Wine lovers can also delight their palates at the Wine Feast Prague 14 (Slavnosti vína Prahy 14) on Sept. 2 at the Volnočasové centrum H55 in Hloubětín, which will have wine tastings and various entertainment options.


Listen to a Verdi opera

The Metropolitan Opera in New York’s version of Il Trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi is at Kino Aero with English and Czech subtitles on Sept. 3. This is David McVicar’s dramatic production, first seen in 2009, which stars Canadian soprano Sondra Radvanovsky and Argentine singer Marcelo Álvarez as star-crossed lovers Leonora and Manrico, and Russian opera singer Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Manrico’s political enemy, Count di Luna. 

Experience an unique concert of Prague bells

English composer Benjamin Britten's monumental War Requiem, an iconic musical work of the 20th century, will be at The Vladislav Hall of the Prague Castle on Sept. 3. The anti-war oratorio will be performed by the Prague Philharmonia, Czech Philharmonic and Kyiv Symphony Orchestra, Prague Philharmonic Choir, Radost Praha Children's Choir and will feature a moment when more than a hundred bells across Prague will come to life. 

Go to an intercultural festival

Show your support toward refugees from all over the world and learn more about their cultures at RefuFest, which takes place on Sept. 2 at Holešovická tržnice. The colorful program ranges from Indian dances and Kazakh traditional music to Bachata, rap, and Balkan funky music, plus henna painting, tortilla making, and a fashion show of Palestinian costumes.

Wish Poets of the Fall happy 20th birthday

Finnish rock band Poets of the Fall will celebrate 20 years of existence with a performance at Meet Factory on Sept. 1. With nine albums to their name, steampunk-influenced rockers Poets of the Fall are some of the most successful Scandinavian bands ever, and this concert’s setlist includes songs representing their entire musical journey. 

Ignite your curiosity at a science festival

For children of any age and grownups alike, the Science Festival on Sept. 2 in Gutovka park is a chance to see science shows and practical experiments, swap toys and flowers, bring in your dying plant and learn how to save it, and get ice cream made from liquid nitrogen if you visit at least 15 locations. 

Watch hit movies at an outdoor cinema

Enjoy the still-warm September evenings with movies at Sunset Cinema. Its weekend schedule includes The Greatest Showman and Inception on Sept. 1, Pretty Woman and The Devil Wears Prada on Sept. 2, and Dirty Dancing and The Great Gatsby on Sept. 3.

Celebrate the harvest with an open-air exhibition

The National Museum of Agriculture will turn the Letná plain on Sept. 2 into a Harvest Festival complete with farm animals and agricultural machinery, plus a varied program for the entire family. The museum itself, which is located nearby, will be open free of charge on that day. 

Watch a ballet inspired by Romeo and Juliet

The National Theater Ballet brings back Romeo and Juliet, the famous love story written by William Shakespeare, to the State Opera on Sept. 1 and 2, and later this month. Choreographed by late South African ballet dancer John Cranko, this ballet version of the timeless love theme has captivated audiences worldwide for 80 years, firmly establishing itself as a pillar of the classical repertoire.

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