The 10 best things to do in Prague this weekend: Sept. 15–17, 2023

Celebrate fall with cider, wine, and burčák, Vermeer, Asian food, a charity walk or run, and much more.

Ioana Caloianu

Written by Ioana Caloianu Published on 14.09.2023 13:59:00 (updated on 28.10.2023) Reading time: 3 minutes

Sample cider, wine, and burčák

Support local cider producers at the sixth edition of the Cider Festival, which takes place on Sept. 16 and 17 at the Radlická kulturní sportovna, and showcases craft ciders made by small and local manufacturers from all over Czechia. Several festivals catering to wine and burčák lovers also take place this weekend: the Stromovka Wine Festival on Sept. 16 and 17 at Stromovka Park, the St. Clara Wine Festival at St. Clara Vineyard (Vinice sv. Kláry), also on Sept. 16 and 17, and the Troja Wine Festival on Sept. 15, 16 and 17 at Troja Chateau.

Go to an Asian food or a design market by the river

Smíchovská Náplavka will host on Sept. 16 the Asia Fest+Street Food Festival, with exotic dishes from Japanese, Indonesian, Indian, or Thai cuisine. Also by the Vltava, the fall edition of the MINT Market will happen at Náplavka Rašínovo Nábřeží on Sept. 17. You can look forward to more than 100 designers from all over the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Ukraine selling fresh fashion, jewelry, design, and delicacies.

Get moving and support worthy causes

September is the perfect time to stay active and support the Tereza Maxová Foundation for Children's Get Moving with TERIBEAR or Fun Movement with a Bear fundraiser. The event runs non-stop from Sept. 14 to 23, and offers participants a chance to support various vulnerable individuals and families facing challenging circumstances. Learn more about the charity action in our article.

Watch a cult movie, a modern romance, or Vermeer on the big screen

Watch Stanley Kubrick's cult classic 2001: A Space Odyssey at Kino Ponrepo on Sept. 16. A modern take on romance, Past Lives is at Kino Aero on Sept. 16. For art lovers, The Exhibition on Screen: Vermeer - The Greatest Exhibition at Kino Lucerna on Sept. 17 takes viewers on a private tour of the largest Vermeer exhibition ever accompanied by the director of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

Explore local produce and sustainability

The concept of edible cities and food production in cities will be presented at the Prague Produce Market at Holešovická tržnice on Sept. 16. Visitors can learn about growing food in urban environments, Prague's potential for food self-sufficiency and sustainability through various methods such as hydroponic and vertical farms, and sample locally produced delicacies, including from food trucks.

Photo courtesy of Holešovická tržnice
Photo courtesy of Holešovická tržnice

Visit contemporary art exhibitions

The exhibition Beyond Words, which aims to show how literary culture finds an echo in the works of visual artists today, is at DOX between Sept. 14 and Feb. 11, 2024. Between Sept. 14 and 21, the multimedia exhibition Bridges at Gabriel Loci allows participants to travel both in time and to places in Northern Italy. Between Sept. 14 and Oct. 10 at Vnitrbloc, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is not only an exhibition but also an intellectual discourse on changes in gender roles and social expectations. 

Listen to Linkin Park songs, or experimental music

L1nkn P4rk, the British tribute to the famous Linkin Park, is embarking on its biggest tour and one of the stops will be Futurum on Sept. 16. The band pays tribute to late Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington and spreads awareness about mental health. The three-day music and art show Synapse Again, which is the culmination of a two-year project between MeetFactory and the Insomnia festival in Tromsø, Norway, will close with a club night at Fuchs2 on Sept. 15 featuring Abadir + Hogir, Heinali, Clouds, O. Blom, Theya, Trauma, Zesknel.

See a family-friendly version of Swan Lake

The ongoing 16th edition of the Dvořák Prague (Dvořákova Praha) International Music Festival features a Family day on Sept. 17 with free entry to the Rudolfinum, and a theatrical performance of the Swan Lake ballet by Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, interpreted by The Pretty Big Theater from Litvínov in front of the Rudolfinum, which has a family-friendly ending.

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 Sept. 16 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 can wander around freely and address questions to Prague District Office employees or any volunteers who are on-site and who speak Czech, Slovak, English, and Russian. The entrance is free of charge.

Experience the city differently through a festival of neighborhoods

The annual Explore the City Differently (Zažít město jinak) festival takes place on the third weekend of September, with numerous locations all across the city, and a plethora of activities bringing together neighbors, local associations, and businesses and drawing attention to the issue of the use of public space.

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