Krakow Events and What's on in Krakow

Krakow Events and What's on in Krakow

Essential Krakow brings to you an up to date and well organized calendar of Krakow events and information about what’s on in Krakow.

Each year Krakow hosts a number of large regular events in the shape of music festivals, film festivals and a series of cultural festivals and art exhibitions – something that you might expect for Poland’s capital of culture. Combine this with numerous small one off and regular events, which define Krakow’s culture and you’ll find an events calendar packed with exciting and varied things to do.

The more established events that typically take place annually attract visitors to Krakow both from within Poland and internationally. Some of the major events include The Jewish Cultural Festival, The Coke Live music festival, Wianki, The Krakow Film Festival, The Selector festival, which draw tens of thousands of visitors.

At Essential Krakow we recommend digging a little bit deeper into Krakow’s event calendar in which you’ll find some quite unique shows and performances which really captivate the atmosphere of the city. Examples include the charming Chopin recitals which take place regularly throughout the tourist season and the enchanting classical music concerts that are a regular feature in the stunning surroundings of St Peter & Paul’s church.

Although cultural and artistic events dominate the Calendar of what’s on in Krakow, there are also a number of sporting events which are worth a mention. The Krakow marathon is a popular annual occasion, taking place in the Spring, and also the Tour de Polonia cycle race often visits Krakow in spectacular fashion through the streets of the old town.

Events


FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship
FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship
Tauron Arena
16-12-2017 - 17-12-2017
The Thirteenth edition of the FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship will be held from December 12-17, 2017 in Poland. Finals in Krakow from 16…read more
Opera Rara
Opera Rara
Plac Świętego Ducha 1
18-01-2018 - 13-02-2018
Opera Rara Festival is a presentation over four centuries, and shows this field of art in its fullest form. The event does not give up…read more
Krakow Sea Shanty Festival
Krakow Sea Shanty Festival
22-02-2018 - 25-02-2018
When you first learn that Krakow, a city some 600 km from the coast, hosts one of Europe’s largest sea shanty festivals, it sounds like…read more
Misteria Paschalia
Misteria Paschalia
26-03-2018 - 02-04-2018
Misteria Paschalia, which translates as ‘Easter Mysteries,’ has become one of Europe’s leading festivals of ‘early music.’ Early music doesn’t mean what comes out of…read more
17 Cracovia Marathon 2018
17 Cracovia Marathon 2018
Rynek Głowny 32
22-04-2018
Established in 2002, Cracovia Marathon is an annual competition featuring professional athletes and amateurs. The race is being finished by over 3000 participants each year.…read more
MOTO SHOW Kraków
MOTO SHOW  Kraków
Galicyjska 9
19-05-2018 - 20-05-2018
MOTO SHOW Krakow is composed of:   15th Tuning Show and Custom Salon – an extensive event entirely devoted to unusual tuned cars, hot rods and…read more
Film Music Festival
Film Music Festival
29-05-2018 - 05-06-2018
The music that gives our favourite films their emotional punch often gets overlooked. The special effects, the beautiful actors and the vision of the director…read more
Lajkonik Parade
Lajkonik Parade
Senatorska 1
07-06-2018
The Lajkonik, formerly known as Zwierzyniec's horse rider has its own holiday once a year. This is particular date, kept regardless of other events -…read more
27th Jewish Culture Festival
27th Jewish Culture Festival
Kazimierz
23-06-2018 - 01-07-2018
Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow is the largest presentation of contemporary culture created by the Jews in Israel and the entire Diaspora. Jewish Culture Festival in…read more
Impact Festival
Impact Festival
Tauron Arena
26-06-2018 - 27-06-2018
IMPACT FESTIVAL 2018 System of a Down, Linkin Park, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rammstein, Slayer, Kasabian, Godsmack, Thirty  Seconds To Mars, Korn,…read more