The 10 best things to do in Prague this weekend: Sept. 8–10, 2023

Explore Czech designs, drink wine and burčák, listen to classical or quiet music, and much more.

Ioana Caloianu

Written by Ioana Caloianu Published on 07.09.2023 14:33:00 (updated on 27.09.2023) Reading time: 3 minutes

Admire Czech and international designs

Meet Czech and international designers at the Dyzajn market Babí léto, which takes place on Sept. 9 and 10 at Výstaviště Praha in Holešovice with clothes, jewelry, household objects, and other kinds of beautifully crafted handmade objects. In a similar vein, the Czech Design Week will present a selection of contemporary design work from Czech designers, brands, and studios, to visitors in Prague's Mánes Exhibition Hall from Sept. 8 to 10

Drink Czech beer or new wine

The Small Brewery Festival in Kulaťák will be at Vítězné náměstí on Sept. 9. The fifth edition of the festival will also include the classic Saturday Markets in Kulaťák, plus a wide selection of beer from 25 small breweries. You can also sample this year’s burčák and red, white, and rosé wines made by 31 winemakers from all over Czechia at the Vinohrady Wine Festival (Vinohradské vinobraní) on Sept. 8 and 9 at Jiřího z Poděbrad Square. 

Slow down at an atypical music festival

On Sept. 9, the Prague Quiet Music Festival 2023 in the garden of Fortna offers participants a chance to slow down and become fully present in the moment through an afternoon of contemporary quiet, slow-flowing music, with Swiss artist Jürg Frey as special guest, and performance from the Prague Quiet Music Collective, plus tea.

Take part in a back-to-school swap

Take your family to Back to School & Swap at Holešovická tržnice (in Hall 13) on Sept. 9 for a chance to exchange school supplies and save money on family expenses for the new school year. The event also features workshops and entertainment for children, while adult family members can also check out the Nomad Beer Festival, which takes place in the vicinity.

Photo courtesy of Back to School & Swap
Photo courtesy of Back to School & Swap

Explore different cultures and their food

The annual Explore the City Differently (Zažít město jinak) festival, which takes place on the third weekend of September, has a number of partner sites with activities scheduled for this weekend: Americká on Sept. 9, which includes Mint Market, Praha-Kunratice, Kostelní náměstí on Sept. 9, Zahradní Město – Jabloňová on Sept. 9, Prague 17, Řepy on Sept. 9, Sídliště Solidarita – Brigádníků Street on Sept. 10.

Enjoy the best contemporary classical music

The 16th edition of the Dvořák Prague (Dvořákova Praha) International Music Festival will take place at the Rudolfinum and in other locations between Sept. 7 and 25, and include performances by the Vienna Philharmonic, the Israel Philharmonic, pianist Boris Giltburg, and The Czech Philharmonic, which is the festival’s resident orchestra, as well as many others. 

Watch hit movies at an outdoor cinema

This weekend is your last chance to enjoy the still-warm September evenings with movies at Sunset Cinema before its end. Its weekend schedule includes Mamma Mia! and Pretty Woman on Sept. 8, Dirty Dancing and Fight Club on Sept. 9, and The Greatest Showman and The Great Gatsby on Sept. 10.

Listen to world music or rap

The jazz and world music band Barcelona Gypsy Balkan Orchestra will showcase their colorful musical style and influences at the Lucerna Music Bar on Sept. 10. For rap fans, German artists Pöbel MC and Waving The Guns will perform on Sept. 9 at the Rock Café in Prague, with Czech rapper Ogmiag as a supporting act. 

Celebrate Prague neighborhoods

Several neighborhoods in Prague are organizing events this weekend: Ladronkafest takes place on Sept. 9 in Ladronka park, with a program of music and sports performances plus child-friendly activities; on Sept. 8 and 9, the Days of Prague 11 takes place at Park u Chodovské tvrze with concerts and a multicultural festival; on Sept. 10 at Kbely Central Park, Prague Radio's Open Air features performances from artists Pam Rabbit, Lenny, Adam Mišík and the band Portless, and many others. 

Take your children to a superhero brunch

If you are a fan of prosecco person, the Sunday Brunch & Beats at Manifesto Market has a Back to School edition. Its entry fee includes entertainment and lemonade for children, who are sure to enjoy the event's superhero theme, and a glass of bubbly for the adults who can pair it with the diverse international food on offer at Manifesto.

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