This weekend in Prague: Celebrate the harvest at Letná and chow down on burgers in Výstaviště

Plus: Watch all eight Harry Potter films at Aero, hear the Concert for Europe on the Vltava, and see a free opera in Divoká Šárka. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 01.09.2022 15:19:00 (updated on 01.09.2022) Reading time: 5 minutes


Several galleries will present exhibitions and events as part of Sumo Prague. Openings are until Sept. 4, and the project runs until Oct. 14. This year's theme is "co-exist," which underlines the need for communication, exchange, and solidarity in light of recent events.

It's your last chance to catch The Lombard Legacy of Antonio Maria Viani, which features drawings on loan from the Regional Museum in Teplice. The 16th- and 17th-century sketches are at the Schwarzenberg Palace until Sept. 4.

An exhibition of photographs called Divination from a Night Sky Partially Obscured by Clouds is in its final weeks. It closes on Sept. 18 at the House of Photography. The show questions the role of photography in the post-media age.

One of the stranger exhibitions in recent memory, The Driver Education System traces the development of driver ed in Czechoslovakia. Instructional manuals, models, licenses, and other memorabilia were on display at the National Memorial on Vítkov Hill until Sept. 30.

A "teaching machine" used for driver ed. Photo: National Museum.


One of the biggest food festivals of the year Burgerfest is back at Výstaviště in Holešovice on Sept. 2–4. The festival features a large music program, cooking demonstrations, comedy, a pole dancing competition, and more. The food festival is combined with Harley Days. Tickets are required for entry.

The Ministry of Agriculture is sponsoring the Letná Harvest Festival (Dožínky na Letné) on Sept. 3 at Letná near the National Agriculture Museum. A large farmers market is planned, along with theater performances for children, presentations of farm animals and agricultural equipment, performances by folklore ensembles, and a concert by the band Argema band. Entry to the National Agriculture Museum will be free, and discounts will be available for the adjacent National Technical Museum.

Sparkling wines from Italy are featured at Prosecco Fest, on the grounds of the St. Wenceslas vineyard near Villa Richter on Sept. 3. Italian food delicacies will be on hand to accompany the bubbles.

Summer is winding to an end, and you can hang out at Manifesto Anděl on Sept. 3 for a Sunset Party. Groovy house music will be provided by DJ Marvelous Bey and DJ Casa Flayva.

People who eschew meat can find some treats at the Vegan Burger Festival at Cross Club on Sept. 4. Organizers promise a wide array of meat-free burgers for people to sample. Admission is free.


A digitally restored version of the banned 1970 Czech New Wave film Case for a Rookie Hangman (Případ pro začínajícího kata) is at Ponrepo on Sept. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Director Pavel Juráček's filmmaking career ended due to the ban, and he passed away in 1989 before having a chance to make a post-Revolution comeback.

Still waiting for your letter from Hogwarts? It may arrive at the two-day Harry Potter Marathon at kino Aero on Sept. 3 and 4. You can get one discount ticket for the entire eight-film series or see just the ones you missed.

Films from Asia make up the program for the Asean+3 festival. Screenings at the Municipal Library are free, but not all titles are English-friendly. The festival ends Sept. 10.


The Czech Philharmonic will perform music by Czech composers on a floating stage on the Vltava to celebrate the Czech EU Presidency. The Concert for Europe takes place Sept 2 at 8 p.m. Seating requires a ticket, but the stage will also be visible from the embankment.

The two-day Biotop Days 2022 at Biotop Radotín features headliners Aneta Langerová on Sept. 2 and PSH on Sept. 3. On Saturday, there is an all-day program for families and children.

Rock for People presents Irish post-rock band God Is An Astronaut comes to MeetFactory on Sept. 3 as part of a delayed anniversary tour for their 2005 album "All Is Violent, All Is Bright." The band will play the entire album as part of the show.


A pottery market takes place on Sept. 3 and 4 at Kampa. Refreshments will be provided by social enterprise Café Therapy. The entertainment program includes puppetry, fairytales, street performers, and music.

Buy clothes, crafts, food, and other items at the F.A.R. Flea Market at Bio Oko on Sept. 3. Half of the money raised will go to Café Žinka, a space that supports women from Ukraine.

Exchange some tomes you no longer need at the Book Swap at Malá Sportovní Hala in Výstaviště on Sept. 3. Bring up to three books in good condition (no boxes or bags). They can be novels, detective stories, cookbooks, children's books, or fairy tales. People can also come without books to swap, but can only take two in that case.

Illustrative image via iStock, Bulat Silvia.
Illustrative image via iStock, Bulat Silvia.

It only lasts three days, but Czech Design Week takes place Sept. 2–4 at Mánes Gallery, You will be able to find works by Czech and international designers working in interior and industrial design, glass, ceramics, fashion, jewelry, and graphics. 

See the latest trends at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, which takes place Sept 3–9 at various venues. Most of the actual runway shows take place at Mystic Skatepark Štvanice on Sept. 3–6.


Alice Nellis' staging of Bedřich Smetana's opera The Bartered Bride (Prodaná nevěsta) moves the action from a village to a modern highrise housing project. The next performance is on Sept. 2 at the historical building of the National Theatre.

A nonverbal production at the New Stage of the National Theatre is aimed at children 4 years old and up. Paper Story (Zázrak (s)tvoření) combines mime, and contemporary dance with elements of acrobatics, puppetry, and animation. It has performances on Sept. 3 at 5 p.m. and Sept. 4 at 3 p.m.

Bedřich Smetana's opera The Two Widows (Dvě vdovy) will be staged for free at the amphitheater in Divoká Šárka on Sept. 4 at 2 p.m. The production by Originální hudební divadlo Praha will feature soloists and musicians from the National Theatre.

Cirk La Putyka takes the audience to outer space in Memories of Fools, performed Sept. 3 at Jatka78. The show includes juggling, acrobatics, and dance.


The 10th edition of Harley Days takes place alongside Burger Fest at Výstaviště on Sept. 2–4. A highlight is a ride with hundreds of motorcycles that starts Sept. 3 at 10:30 a.m. at Výstaviště and goes to Wenceslas Square.

See knights battle at the Tournament of Kings (Turnaj králů) at park Maxe Van Der Stoela on Sept. 3. This year will be dedicated to King John of Luxembourg. His wife Elizabeth of Bohemia will show that women too can compete.

Tournament of Kings. Photo: Facebook, RKČ-Rytíři Koruny České.
Tournament of Kings. Photo: Facebook, RKČ-Rytíři Koruny České.

The Ethnographic Museum of the National Museum at Kinský Garden presents the folklore of the Chodsko region on Sept. 3. A lecture in Czech is at 5 p.m. and a performance by the folklore troupe Postřekov is at 7 p.m. The lecture and show are included in the entry fee to the museum.

The family sports festival Wannado takes place at Hamr Praha in Modřaný on Sept. 3, starting at 10 a.m. Children will find an inflatable obstacle course, biathlon with laser shooting, and other sports. There is also a zone for the smallest children.

A science festival aimed at children and families will present 20 attractions with the goal of showing children that science can be fun. Czech language skills are required. It takes place on Sept. 3 at Gutovka park in Prague 10.

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