What’s Happening: August in Prague

Events — By Jacy Meyer on August 5, 2010 at 6:00 am

Summer is still going strong in Prague. While many of the big venues are still closed for their summer holidays; creative people have stepped up to offer loads of fun and entertainment all around town. Here are our picks for three super August events.

The International Folklore Festival will offer singing, dancing and colorful costumes in the heart of the city from August 26-31. Performers from the Czech Republic, Greece, Mexico, China and New Zealand, just to name a few, will boogie into town, showing off their country’s most traditional moves. The free entertainment can be found between 2pm and 10pm in the square behind the Estates Theater.

Swooping into Letná Park from August 18-31 will be a host of crazy people.Letní Letná is the annual summer festival of new circus. Performers set up tents right in the park and during the day offer workshops and activities for the kids, while the evenings see a bit more risqué shows for adults. Troupes from France and the Czech Republic entertain old and young alike.

The Dvořák Prague Festival is a beautiful way to end the summer. Beginning in the middle of August and running into September, organizers bring together individual musicians, symphonies and conductors from all over the world to celebrate Czech composer Antonín Dvořák. Held in the stunning Rudolfinum and presenting world class performers means this is one festival not to be missed.

Need some more tips? The Lavká River Stage should offer interesting outdoor entertainment nightly, the Open Air Cinema is still on or if you have kids with you, check out our special Prague with Kids guide.

Photos courtesy of zorin,  Letní Letná and Dvořák Prague Festival

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