This weekend in Prague: A skatepark on Lucerna Rooftop and five wine festivals to choose from

Plus: Don't miss the Rainbow Parade, tour a Cold War fallout shelter, catch organ grinders at Kampa, and more. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 11.08.2022 17:14:00 (updated on 11.08.2022) Reading time: 5 minutes


The exhibition The Next Stop?, which presents art in the Můstek and Muzeum metro stops, ends on Aug. 14. Works by over 40 artists explore ideas of utopian and naive worlds.

An exhibition of historical paintings and graphics of Prague is in its final weeks. Praha stokrát jinak is at Galerie České spořitelny on Rytířská Street until Aug. 30. Admission is free. Many of the places depicted look substantially different now.

View of Prague by  Jaroslav Šetelík. Source: Česká spořitelna Gallery
View of Prague by Jaroslav Šetelík. Source: Česká spořitelna Gallery

One of Prague’s Cold-War era anti-nuclear shelters, Kryt Folimanka, is open once a month for free and is well worth seeing. This month, you can take a look on Aug. 13 from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. The network of tunnels and rooms under Folimanka park was able to support 1,300 people. Enter at Pod Karlovem Street. Read more about the shelter and the park in our story.


The ninth edition of Prague Drinks Wine (Praha pije víno) will offer wines from over 50 vintners from across Central and Eastern Europe. It takes place at the New Town Hall on Aug, 12 and 13.

The vineyard at the Botanical Garden is named for St. Klára, and she has a name day – Klára má svátek. There is a chance to have a picnic from Aug. 12 to 14. Picnic baskets and wine can be purchased.

Chapel of St. Klára in the vineyards of the Botanical Garden. Photo: iStock, Milan Sommer.
Chapel of St. Klára in the vineyards of the Botanical Garden. Photo: iStock, Milan Sommer.

Enjoy sparking and other types of wine at Víno a prosecco v Parku Riegrovy sady. The event takes place in the food court just inside Riegrovy sady on Aug. 12 and 13. Entry fee includes a glass for sampling wine.

A dozen stalls with traditional foods as well as some souvenirs make up the Summer Market (Letní trhy). It runs from Aug. 12 to 28 at náměstí Republiky.

Wines from Moravia as well as abroad can be sampled at the Day of Open Cellars at Náplavka on Aug. 13, between the railway bridge and rocks under Vyšehrad. There will also be some music and food. Entry is free, but if you want to taste wine you need to buy a special glass.

You can have a barbecue without all the hassle. Grill Fest 2022 vol. 2 will have spit-roasted pork, steaks, burgers, and ribs plus some vegetarian and vegan options. Eat your fill at Smíchovská Náplavka on Aug. 13.

Manifesto Anděl celebrates Pride with the Beats and Bites Rainbow Party on Aug. 13. DJ Seema Spacey will provide the beats, while patrons can obtain bites from over a dozen eateries serving up international cuisine.

Pavilion at Grébovka. Photo: Facebook.
Pavilion at Grébovka. Photo: Facebook.

The Prague 2 district is sponsoring Na Dvojku do Grébovky. The small wine festival takes place in the lovely rose garden near the Grébovka Pavilion on Aug. 14. There will also be other beverages as well as cheese and grilled food.


The classic 1978 version of Superman unleashes its superpowers at Letni kino u Keplera on Aug. 12 at 9 p.m. Aside from Christopher Reeve in the title role, you can see Marlon Brando as Jor-El, Gene Hackman as Lex Luthor, and Margot Kidder as Lois Lane.

The nature documentary Wild Prague (Planeta Praha) has screenings with English subtitles at Bio Oko and Kino Světozor. Hundreds of species of rare birds and animals hide in plain sight in the city.

Before Ryan Gosling was blowing up the center of Prague, he was playing keyboards in the award-winning romantic dramedy La La Land. You can see his softer side at Gabriel Loci on Aug. 14 at 9 p.m.


New Orleans jazz group Ghalia Volt Band comes to Jazz Dock on Aug. 12. Ghaila Volt was born in Belgium, but relocated to the U.S. in 2014. After several years of playing for others, she started her own band in 2020.

Czech rap group PSH is currently composed of rapper Orion, rapper and artist Vladimir 518, and DJ Mike Trafik. The trio comes to Ledárny Open Air in Braník on Aug. 12.

American hyperpop duo 100 Gecs brings their organized chaos to Lucerna Music Bar on Aug. 13. The band counts John Zorn as well as metal and rap artists as influences.

The concert by Limp Bizkit, planned for Aug. 14 at Forum Karlín, has been postponed due to medical reasons. People should hold onto their tickets until a new date is announced.

Organ grinders from across Europe will have four concerts at different locations in Prague on Aug. 13 as part of Flašinet žije! 2022. You can catch them outdoors at Kampa by the steps to Charles Bridge at 3 p.m., among other places.

Listen to music and participate in sports at The Most Fest, until Aug. 14 at Jezero Most (Most Lake) just outside the city of Most in the Ústí nad Labem Region. Headline music acts include Lucie Bílá and Arakain, Monkey Business, Beatles cover band the Backwards, Eddie Stoilow, and Richard Müller.


The annual Prague Pride festival runs to Aug. 14, with events at the Pride Village and Pride House on Střelecký ostrov, as well as other locations across the city. The Rainbow Parade takes place Aug. 13 on a new car-free route starting at Wenceslas Square with people gathering at 11:30 a.m.

Prague Pride's Rainbow Parade arrives at Letná. Photo: Prague Pride.
Prague Pride's Rainbow Parade arrives at Letná. Photo: Prague Pride.


The roof of Lucerna will be transformed into a skatepark on Aug. 12 from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Invited skateboarders from Czechia and Slovakia will compete for prizes, and the public can buy tickets to watch. Don't bring your skateboard, though, as only competitors will be participating.

The 19th edition of the new circus festival Letní Letná runs to Aug. 31 at circus tents in Letná park. Many but not all of the events have no language barrier. Headline acts this year come from Sweden, Spain, France, New Zealand, the U.S., and Finland. There is also a side program dedicated to children.

Sweden's Cirkus Cirkör performs 'Knitting Peace' at Letní Letná. Photo: Mats Bäcker
Sweden's Cirkus Cirkör performs 'Knitting Peace' at Letní Letná. Photo: Mats Bäcker

Start the weekend off with a few chuckles at Velvet Friday: Stand-Up Show in English at Pracovna on Aug. 12. Pianist Eddie McCormack provides live accompaniment.


The UMtrh has live music, artisitic activities for kids, and a chance to meet artists and buy from them directly. You can also relax with food and drink from select vendors at náměstí Jana Palacha on Aug. 13 and 14.

You can watch the Freestyle Fest 2022 for kayaks at the Troja Canoeing Center from Aug. 12 to 14. There will be a side program with music, a kiddie corner, and food and drink.

The religious-themed Marian Pilgrimage (Mariánská pouť) takes place just outside of Prague in Černošice on Aug. 13 and 14. The event also features music from folklore and folk musicians plus cover bands performing 1960s hits. Activities for children include art workshops.

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