August in Krakow

August in Krakow

  • 06.03.2024
  • Events, What to do in Krakow

Top Things To Do in August in Kraków. Find out what’s going on in Kraków in August. We bring you a selection of the best events and things to do in this magical city.

1. Pierogi Festival 2023
2. International Folk Art Fair
3. Summer Jazz Festival Kraków
4. Wawel Royal Castle at Dusk: The 16th Summer Music Festival
5. Art and Food Bazaar
6. Letnie Tanie Kinobranie – Summer Film Festival
7. Capella Cracoviensis: K6T
8. Philharmonic Music Summer 2023
9. Objects
10. Podgórze Summer Concerts 2023

1. Pierogi Festival 2023

Dates: 11.08.23 – 15.08.23
Address: Small Market Square

From the 11th to the 15th of August, the Small Market Square will be filled with the aroma and flavour of various dumplings. And all this is due to the annual Pierogi Festival. For foodies and gourmets, many exhibitors await you–cafes and restaurants will serve their signature dishes in a variety of forms. Also, there will be contests for the best dumplings! Have fun and try 🥟as much as you can:)

Festiwal Pierogów

2. International Folk Art Fair

Dates: 06.08.23 – 20.08.23
Address: Main Market Square

This is the largest and the most extensive presentation of Polish folk culture as well as arts and crafts in Central and Eastern Europe, creating the perfect conditions for cultivating and preserving traditional handicrafts and folk arts. Main Square will be filled with lots of beautiful works by folk artists including potters, lacemakers, weavers, sculptors, artists who paint on glass, and others. Here you’ll find many charming handmade souvenirs for your loved ones (or for yourself!) and learn about folk culture in-depth.

International Folk Art Fair

3. Summer Jazz Festival Kraków

Dates: 02.07.23 – 02.09.23
Address: different locations throughout the city

Currently, the festival is the largest Polish jazz festival and one of the largest in Europe. This festival is definitely a must-attend event for jazz lovers and for all those who appreciate good music in a beautiful environment. Apart from the Polish element of excellence, many foreign jazzmen also appear on the stages.

Summer Jazz Festival Kraków

4. Wawel Royal Castle at Dusk

Dates: 04.08.23 – 12.08.23
Address: Wawel Royal Castle, 5 Wawel

This is the only outdoor classical music event of such scale in Kraków and one of the few (or even THE one) taking place in the picturesque scenery of Wawel Royal Castle and its Arcaded and Bathory courtyards. The headlining themes of the 16th festival comprise different musical styles: classical music, the works of composers of the second half of the 20th century, folk music, film music, various performers and more!

The concert venues – Wawel Castle’s illuminated Arcaded and Báthory Courtyards – also play a key role in the artistic spectacle. The changing lights and colors render the sound not only audible, but also scintillatingly visible.

Summer Music Festival Wawel

5. Art and Food Bazaar

Dates: 06.08.23
Address: Stary Kleparz, Rynek Kleparski 20

Art & Food Bazaar is a very beloved cyclical, monthly event bringing together artists, designers–local and otherwise–and cooks, both professional and amateur. It’s famous for its lovely atmosphere & delicious food! At the Art & Food Bazaar you will try the best quality food from local producers who will be waiting for you with their delicious snacks.

Art&Food Bazar

6. Letnie Tanie Kinobranie – Summer Film Festival

Dates: 07.07.23 – 31.08.23
Address: Pod Baranami Cinema, Rynek Główny 27

The summer film festival Letnie Tanie Kinobranie is a great opportunity to catch up and revisit favourite movies. The programme consists of both hits from past seasons as well as cult classics. The title of this year’s edition of the event is ALL THE COLOURS OF THE CINEMA. The screenings of this year’s festival will take place at Kino Pod Baranami and Małopolska Garden of Arts. Additional screenings will take place outdoors, in the atmospheric garden of the Manggha Museum. Selected Polish and foreign films are presented with English subtitles.

Summer Film Festival

7. Capella Cracoviensis: K6T

Dates: 24.08.23 – 26.09.23
Address: Kościół św. św. Katarzyny i Małgorzaty, ul. Augustiańska 7

Over the years, Capella Cracoviensis became an independent entity performing various compositions, ranging from Medieval music to world premieres of contemporary pieces. This year’s theme is Mass. How did it change from Lassus to Mozart? How did the outstanding representatives of subsequent generations of composers perceive it: Monteverdi, Biber, Bach?

capella cracoviensis

8. Philharmonic Music Summer 2023

Dates: 01.07.23 – 26.08.23
Address: Botanical Garden, ul. Kopernika 27

During the Philharmonic Music Summer, chamber music reigns in unusual performance compositions: for four clarinets, for four bassoons, for trombones and tuba, for a drum duet…In August you’ll be able to enjoy wonderful music among the hospitable palm trees of the Botanical Garden. Just a perfect combination of musical impressions with a walk in this uniquely scenic garden.

Philharmonic Music Summer

9. Objects. Gallery of Polish design of the 20th and 21st centuries

Dates: 17.12. 2021 – 31.12. 2030
Address: Kamienica Szołayskich, pl. Szczepański 9

At this exhibition in the Szołayski House, you will trace the history of Polish design from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries to the present: from graphic design, through fashion, to furniture – a total of 350 exhibits! The exhibition opens with works from the Polish Applied Art Society and Krakow workshops, as well as examples of the Zakopane style. In the part devoted to the second Polish Republic we will find forms of artistic expression in the spirit of modernism and avant-garde. The largest room presents fashion, and a separate room is dedicated to the Polish poster of the 20th century. There will also be features from the time of the Communist Party of Poland, and the whole is crowned by projects from the period after 1989 – from those created for the needs of public space to Polish computer games.

Objects. Gallery of Polish design of the 20th and 21st centuries

10. Podgórze Summer Concerts 2023

Dates: 09.07.23 – 27.08.23
Address: Sw. Józefa Church, 2 Zamoyskiego St.

The most beautiful works of classical and sacred music – including arrangements for choir, solo voices, Renaissance lute, theorbo and violin as well as masterpieces of organ music will be performed for you throughout the summer. All of this in the unique interiors of the historic St. Joseph Church at the Podgórski Square. This year’s edition of Podgórze Summer Concerts will be organized from the 9th of July until the 27th of August every Sunday at 16.00. The entrance for all the concerts is free of charge.

Podgórskie Letnie Koncerty 2023


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