February 2023 in Krakow



February is the shortest month of the year and probably the coldest one but still there’s plenty of fun things to do in Kraków. Be sure to warm up at indoor activities including a few exhibitions and events in Krakow! Below is our list of the top 10 things to do and see in February.
1. Coffee and Chocolate Festival
2. Wege Festiwal
3. The Exhibition of Peter Pan in The Garden of Lights.
4. Brahmsodia Concert
5. Exhibition of Tamara Lempicka a
6. Kraków Nativity Scenes Exhibition
8. Gala at the Opera
9. 550th anniversary of the birth of Nicolaus Copernicus.
10. Concerts in the St. Martin's Church


1. Coffee and Chocolate Festival

Dates: 11.02.23 - 12.02.23
Address: Hala Cracovia, al. Marszałka Ferdinanda Focha 40

This is the date that all coffee lovers and those with a sweet tooth should write down in their calendar. You’ll be able to try coffee from different parts of the world, presented by local cafes and roasteries from Poland. Moreover, you will be able to buy whole beans and freshly ground coffee as well as coffee accessories. For those who prefer tea - it’ll be a great choice of  good tea too! Of course, you’ll enjoy not only drinks but delicious pastries, cookies, ice cream, and chocolate desserts too! Sounds like a perfect plan for a winter weekend, right ?


Festiwal Kawy i Czekolady


2. Wege Festiwal

Dates: 11.02.23 - 12.02.23
Address: Hala Cracovia, al. Marszałka Ferdinanda Focha 40

Wege Festival is all about delicious vegetarian and vegan cuisine from all over the world! Meatless Korean, Vietnamese, Japanese, and Turkish food will be cooked and served by true enthusiasts. Come try vegetable burgers, hot dogs full of crunchy vegetables, and healthy delicious street food for everyone! You’ll be able to enjoy vegan ice cream, chocolate brownies, sweet baklava... and much more!


Wege Festiwal Kraków


3. The Exhibition of Peter Pan in The Garden of Lights.

Dates: 28.11.22 - 26.02.23
Address: Ogród Doświadczeń im. Stanisława Lema, Park Lotników Polskich, al. Pokoju 68

The Garden of Lights is a unique outdoor exhibition that will take viewers to the beloved fairy-tale world. The main theme of this year's edition is the timeless story of Peter Pan. It is a form of narrative filled with light-based attractions. The moment you step into the Garden, you will be transported into an exciting land of imagination, eternal childhood and adventure, regardless of how old you are Apart from these characters and their fabulous adventures, you can enjoy nearly 30 light-based installations, tunnels, a maze and a plethora of multimedia attractions, including a multimedia tunnel, video-mappings and fully-scored laser shows.


Piotruś Pan Ogród Świateł


4. Brahmsodia Concert

Dates: 17.02.23 - 19.02.23
Address : Hotel Saski, Aula Florianska

K. Penderecki Academy of Music in Krakow invites you to Brahmsodia - a celebration of the 190th anniversary of the birth of Johannes Brahms. During the concerts that will take place in the historic Saxon Hall of the Saski Hotel (Brahms himself once performed here!), we will listen to masterpieces of German Baroque, classicism and romanticism. The vocal chamber music recital by Anna Radziejewska will culminate in vocal and piano workshops under the title of Songs Of The Future. Admission to all events is free.




5. Exhibition of Tamara Lempicka

Dates: 09.09.22 - 12.03.22
Address: Gmach Główny, al. 3 Maja 1

Exhibition of Tamara Lempicka at the National Museum in Krakow. The exhibition of Tamara Lempicka is an opportunity to enter the visual world of one of the most extraordinary artists of the twentieth century. Here you can view over thirty paintings from museums and private collections in Europe and the United States of America. From well-known portraits and nudes, which today are a symbol of art deco painting, through socially engaged works, still lifes, and little-known abstract paintings created in the 1950s, the exhibition will showcase Lempicka’s extraordinary body of work. At the exhibition you can also see the photographic portraits of Lempicka made by outstanding photographers.




6. 80th Kraków Nativity Scenes Exhibition

Dates: 05.12.22 - 27.02.23
Address: The Krzysztofory Palace, Rynek Główny 35

Building a nativity scene is a unique cultural phenomenon which dates back to the XIX century in Krakow, and this contest has been organised since 1937. It was created in order to preserve this rich local ­tradition. The nativity is a slender, multi-level, towering, richly decorated building, constructed of light, perishable materials. It is characterized by an accumulation of fancifully processed and interconnected miniaturized elements of the historic architecture of Krakow, into which the Christmas scene has been transferred. The uniqueness of the phenomenon is emphasized by its inclusion in the 2014 National List of Intangible Cultural Heritage. In addition, since 2018, the tradition of making nativity scenes has been the first entry from Poland on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity.


Nativity scene



Dates: 17.02.23 - 28.02.23

Address: ICE Kraków, Opera Krakowska, Teatr Ludowy, NCK i Teatr Groteska.

MATERIA PRIMA – International Festival of Form Theatre.. MATERIA PRIMA organized every other year by Groteska Theatre of Krakow, presents a selection of innovative, baffling and visionary performances in which theater intermingles with new circus, dance, multimedia, puppetry, masks and shadows, where imagination has no limits and where acting often defies the laws of physics. The February edition of Materia Prima will feature excellent theater productions from France, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Switzerland and the UK.


Materia Prima


8. Gala at the Opera

Dates: 24.02.23 - 26.02.23
Address : Opera Krakowska, ul. Lubicz 48

The bestselling New Year's Eve concert is back! For spectators who could not celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Opera Krakowska on Lubicz St. this year and those who just want to keep the atmosphere of champagne and fun as long as possible, we present to you the same program in February! The repertoire of the concert includes the most beautiful melodies by J. Strauss II, F. Lehár or E. Kálmán, musical surprises from the musicians, film and stage repertoire, as well as Neapolitan songs full of sunshine. As many as eight well-known and beloved soloists familiar to the Krakow audience will perform on the big stage.


Gala w Operze


9. 550th anniversary of the birth of Nicolaus Copernicus.

Dates:  28.02.23 - 07.05.23
Address: Muzeum Książąt Czartoryskich, ul. Pijarska 15

This year marks the 550th anniversary of the birth of Nicolaus Copernicus and this exhibition is part of the celebrations of this memorable event. Copernicus was a versatile scholar, a genius of the Renaissance. His anniversary became an opportunity to present the Copernican collections of the library of the Czartoryski Princes museum: autographs, letters, first editions of his books, valuable astronomical works related to his person and to the reception of heliocentric theory. There are also selected publications covering various areas of his activity and testifying to the great cult that surrounded him in Polish society over the centuries.




10. Concerts in the St. Martin's Church

Dates: 26.02.23, 17:00
Address: Church of St. Martin, ul. Grodzka 58

Concerts of early classical music in the Church of St. Martin, organized by the Polish Bach Society, take place once a month on the last Sunday of the month. Their performers are renowned artists, as well as outstanding students of the Academy of Music in Krakow. Every concert is preceded by an introduction, bringing the audience closer to the concert's repertoire (in Polish). Admission is free. In February the concert of classical music features:

Andrzej Zawisza-harpsichord

Anna Śliwa - baroque violin

Małgorzata Janicka-Słysz - presenter



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