The best things to do in Prague this weekend, September 2–5

A kid-friendly knights' tournament, Yo-Yo Ma on the Vltava, opera in the woods of Divoká Šárka, beer and wine festivals, and much more. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 02.09.2021 13:05:00 (updated on 02.09.2021) Reading time: 4 minutes


The original Lipnice Bible, written 600 years ago in eastern Bohemia, is on display in the Mirror Chapel of Prague’s Klementinum daily from 10 am to 6 pm until Sept. 15. Most of manuscript is believed to have been written by a single person. Free admission. More info in our original story and Facebook.

The new exhibition Czech Architecture from Art Nouveau to the Present Day runs at the Prague Castle Riding School daily from 10 m to 6 pm until Oct. 31. Admission is a symbolic CZK 20. More info in our original story and the Prague Castle website.

Thursday, Sept. 2

The best of contemporary Czech art is at Art Index Pop Up Gallery, running Sept. 2–5 at Újezd 11 in Malá Strana. Works by 44 artists from the 100 listed in J&T Banka’s art index are represented in six apartments in one building. All works are also for sale. Free entry. More info on Facebook and the event website.

The Prague Sounds festival will have five concerts on Sept. 2–8 on a floating platform in the Vltava river, near Slovanský ostrov and the bridge Most Legií. the opening features Czech star Jiří Suchý backed by an orchestra. The festival highlight will be cellist Yo-Yo Ma on Sept. 4 in a concert that was originally planned for the Rudolfinum but has been moved. More details can be found on our original story and the festival website.

The eighth edition of Merkádo, the Latin American street festival will be at náměstí Jiřího z Poděbrad on Sept. 2–3. Forty vendors will sell food, spices, sweets, wines, rums, handicrafts, and home accessories. There will also be music and entertainment for children. Free entry. More info on Facebook.

Friday, Sept. 3

Meat lovers can have their choice at the 10th edition of Burgerfest, which is combining with Burger Street Fest. The large annual burger festival runs three days this year, Sept. 3–5 at the Křižík Fountain in Výstaviště in Prague’s Holešovice district. There will be live music, cooking shows, an attempt to make a record-size burger, and more. Tickets required for entry. Details are on Facebook and the festival website.

O2 Arena is open again, and the first event in really, really long time is a three-day run of the Queen Relived, performed by the cover group Queenie, on Sept. 3–5 at 8 pm each day. Rules for large venues apply, so be sure bring proof of vaccination, test, or recovery as they will be checked before entry. More info on Facebook and the band website

The production Kylián – Bridges of Time features four works by celebrated Czech choreographer Jiří Kylián. The challenging pieces are performed by the Czech National Ballet on Sept 3, 4, at 10 at 7 pm and Sept. 11 at 2 pm and 7 pm. More info on the National Theatre website.

Prague Biennale Projekt: Re-connect Art runs Sept. 3–7 at various venues across Prague. The international festival of performance art, and video art responds to the new art conditions brought by the Covid-19 pandemic. More info is on Facebook and the festival website.

A show by Loretta Lau is part of Prague Biennale: Projekt Re-connect. (Photo: Prague Bienale)
A show by Loretta Lau is part of Prague Biennale: Projekt Re-connect. (Photo: Prague Bienale)

Saturday, Sept. 4

Something for families, Turnaj králů (Royal Tournament) features knights on horses jousting and other combat in period costumes, plus period music and competitions for children. The action takes place at park Maxe Van Der Stoela in Prague 6 on Sept. 4 and 5, from noon each day. Tickets required. More on Facebook.

The popular annual event Opera v Šárce presents opera in the open in the amphitheater at Divoká Šárka. This year’s offering is "Rusalka," featuring soloists from the National Theatre. The fun occurs Sept. 4 at 2 pm. Free admission. More info on Facebook and the event website.

The rescheduled mini-brewery festival První Pivní Máj will stake place Sept. 4–5 at Břevnov Monastery in Prague 6. About 70 beers from 20 Czech and Moravian small breweries will be available. Some food including burgers and sausages, and even some wine will fill out the offer. A few competitions will also take place. More info on Facebook.

The third Festival of Small Breweries (Festivalu malých pivovarů) takes place Sept. 4 from 8 am to 8 pm at Vítězné náměstí in Prague 6, with more than two dozen small brewers and a lineup of five bands including Bílá nemoc. The festival runs alongside the farmers market. Free entry. More info on Facebook

The end of the summer is time for wine festivals. Proseccofest na Pražském vinoHradě 2021 takes place at Villa Richter, next to Prague Castle, on Sept. 4 and 5 from noon to 6 pm. There will be a choice of types of Prosecco, Italian foods, and music. Paid entry includes a glass and wine tokens. More info on Facebook.

Sunday, Sept. 5

Slovenian-Croatian cellist Luka Šulić and half of the famous act 2Cellos. He will be at the Lucerna Music Bar Open Air stage at Ledárny Braník on Sept. 5 at 8 pm. More info on the venue website.

Part of the celebration of 1,100 years since the death of St. Ludmila, Koncert pro českou kněžnu (Concert for a Czech Princess) takes place Sept. 5 at 7 pm at náměstí Míru v Prague 2, in front of the Church of St. Ludmila. The program includes works by Vejvanovský, Smetana, Martinů, and Dvořák. Free entry. More info on the Svatá Ludmilla website.

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