The best things to do in Prague this weekend: April 26–28

Mark 50 years of the Prague metro, tuck into American eats, spot Czech witches and one very famous Hollywood devil hero, and get on your bike and ride! Staff

Written by Staff Published on 25.04.2024 20:11:00 (updated on 28.04.2024) Reading time: 3 minutes

Sway to modern troubadours

Get ready to immerse yourself in electronic bliss as Tourist heads to Prague on April 26. Initially planned for Karlín Barracks, this sold-out event has relocated to Fuchs2 on Štvanice Island due to overwhelming demand. British composer and producer William Phillips, known as Tourist, promises an auditory adventure with his eclectic beats.

Don’t miss British singer and musician Declan McKenna’s highly anticipated performance at SaSaZu on April 27. With support from the band Soft Launch, McKenna brings his feel-good album What Happened to the Beach? to life, promising an atmospheric and euphoric Gen-Z pop.

Undergo some art therapy

The newly opened exhibit, Group Therapy at Prague City Gallery’s Stone Bell House, features over 80 works by 46 contemporary artists confronting pressing global issues. From threats to democracy to climate crisis apathy, the exhibition showcases works from Eva Koťátková, Bosnian artist Šejla Kamerić, Croatian multimedia creator Igor Grubić, and Ukrainian painter Lesia Khomenko. Opens April 26 and runs through Aug. 11.

Tuck into tacos, burgers, and dogs

It wouldn’t be a spring weekend in Prague without a riverbank food fest. This weekend, an American culinary journey unfolds along Smíchovská náplavka, featuring juicy burgers, hot dogs, pulled pork, Mexican tacos, and more at the Street Food + Amerika event on April 27. With golden-fried churros, bubble waffles, and rolled ice cream for dessert. Admission is free.

Practice a little witchcraft

From April 26 to April 27, experience a dazzling light show and indulge in quality wines at the Welcome Witches to the Island event. Sample wines from small family winemakers across South Moravia and beyond, paired with live music and good food. Entry is free, with a traditional tasting glass available for CZK 100 at Střelecký Ostrov. For little ones, check out Witches at the Vltava Shipyard, a fiery and fun-filled day at Loděnice Vltava in Karlín.

Celebrate 50 years of Prague metro

Discover the rich history of Prague’s public transport with a free traveling exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of metro line C. Hosted at the public transport museum in Střešovice until May 1; the exhibit showcases 20 panels detailing the metro’s evolution, from its inception in the late 19th century to future automation plans. The event kicks off an ongoing program dedicated to the milestone through May, with an open day next weekend on May 4.

Get on your bike and ride

Don’t miss the second year of Prague Bike Fest, the largest cycling festival in Prague, on April 27-28 at the Exhibition Center in Holešovice. Enjoy two days filled with cycling exhibitions, workshops, discussions, bike testing, and adrenaline-pumping shows. Renowned and emerging brands will showcase the best of the cycling world, and a new children’s test circuit awaits young enthusiasts. Teodor Kováč and other talented riders will perform jaw-dropping tricks on the 8-meter tower.

Look out for laughs

The side-splitting Czechmates comedy show features foreign comedians living in the Czech Republic. This award-winning show will have you rolling in the aisles as comics share their weird and wonderful experiences living in the country. The show has traveled all over the Czech Republic and returns to Prague with Irish comic Luke Ryan headlines the show at Klubovna 2. Patro on April 27.

Drink, draw, watch Hellboy

Join the devilish fun at Edison FilmHub in Prague for a Hellboy weekend program on April 26-27. Explore Hellboy’s intimate connection to Prague and immerse yourself in the fascinating universe of comic book aesthetics. Enjoy film screenings, a Drink and Draw session, Hellboy-themed cocktails, and an extensive collection of comic books for sale.

Hit up a market just for her

A feminist market celebrating women and dissidents in art and craft, Mercadita will host kid-friendly activities, including film screenings and workshops during the day, followed by adult film screenings and musical performances in the evening. Hosted by Kolektivole at L10 on April 27.

Day trip to charming craft center

After a year-long hiatus, the Craft Center and Botanicus Herb Garden in Ostrá (Central Bohemia) will reopen their gates on April 27. Explore new additions to the gardens and enjoy theatrical performances as part of the accompanying program at the Crafts Centre. Dive into the world of traditional crafts, stone grinders, and water wheels in action, and soak up the ambiance of a medieval village this spring.

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