Krakow in October

October in Krakow

  • 06.03.2024
  • Events, What to do in Krakow

Top 10 things to do in Kraków in October. From art exhibitions to festivals, we’ve got you covered with the best events in Kraków in October.

1. Patchlab Digital Art Festival
2. Wawel Evening of the Krakow Philharmonic
3. Beer, Wine and Craft Drinks Festival.
4. Krakow All Souls “Zaduszki” Jazz Festival
5. FEAST OF MNK 2023
7. Art and Food Bazaar
8. Halloween concert in the dark.
9. Image of the Golden Age
10. Park Bednarskiego

1. Patchlab Digital Art Festival

Dates: 19.10.23 – 22.10.23
Address: Different locations throughout the city

Patchlab Digital Art Festival is an annual event for art based on the latest technologies and creative coding. Patchlab is all about exhibitions, performances and audiovisual concerts, films, workshops with artists and technology specialists, meetings and discussions. The 12th edition of the Patchlab Digital Art Festival explores the captivating theme of SPACE/S. Over the four festival days, you can thoroughly explore how technology affects the creation of a creative, spiritual, and shared space where we live together as a community, both within ourselves and in relation to our environment.

Patchlab Festival

2. Wawel Evening of the Krakow Philharmonic

Dates: 21.10.23
Address: Wawel Castle, Wawel 5

After a 20-year break, in the artistic season 2023, the Wawel evenings return. Concerts are organized in the Senator’s Hall, which once hosted Senate meetings and important royal ceremonies and this evening will again resound with old music – this season by the giants: Bach, Handel, Vivaldi and others.

Filharmonia Krakowska

3. Beer, Wine and Craft Drinks Festival

Dates: 14.10.23 – 15.10.23
Address: Tauron Arena, Stanisława Lema 7

The days may be shorter and a little chillier, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! Hops, apples and grapes are the theme of this autumn weekend. Exhibitors will passionately tell you about traditional methods of brewing craft beer and recommend the perfect wine for any occasion. Come and enjoy the atmosphere, drinks and food! The entrance is free.

Festiwal Piwa, Wina

4. Krakow All Souls “Zaduszki” Jazz Festival

Dates: 25.10.23 – 29.10.23
Address: Małopolska Garden of Arts, ul. Rajska 12 and other locations

This is one of the longest-running events of its kind in Europe! Kraków’s ties with jazz date back decades, in part thanks to the All Souls “Zaduszki” Jazz Festival. This year, the organizers have prepared an unusual surprise for all jazz fans – Krakow Jazz concerts will last up to 5 days. As a part of the festival, for the first time, an intimate Jazz Evening will be organized in the St. Mary’s Basilica in Krakow. This unique event will take place at the end of the festival, on Sunday, October 29, 2023.

Krakowskie Zaduszki Jazzowe

5. FEAST OF MNK 2023

Dates: 07.10.23 – 08.10.23
Address: MNK Main building, Al. 3 Maja 1 and other locations.

144. anniversary of the establishment of the National Museum in Krakow. On October 7, 1879, the Krakow City Council established the first National Museum in Poland. Organizers have prepared a variety of events that will allow you to delve into the world of art and expression!



Dates: 07.10.23 – 08.10.23
Address: Stara Zajezdnia, Św. Wawrzyńca 12.

KIERMASH || Autumn in KAZIMIERZ + KOGEL MOGEL VINTAGE Fair. As always at the fair you will meet your favorite designers from all over Poland, as well as many new participants who will be sure to conquer your hearts! Aim of the project is to promote a sustainable and responsible approach to shopping, and to fashion and design more broadly. You will find here Polish brands creating original, ethical and respectfully made products for our planet.


7. Art and Food Bazaar

Dates: 15.10.23, 11:00 – 17:00.
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! You can find here the best-quality food from local producers who will be waiting for you with their delicious snacks.

Art and Food bazaar

8. Halloween concert in the dark

Dates: 25.10.23
Address: Pałac pod Baranami, Rynek Główny 27

Krakow Golden Concerts invites you to a unique musical experience in the heart of Krakow! During the concerts you will hear world-famous hits of film and series music arranged for a string quartet. The concerts will be held in the baroque ballrooms of Pod Baranami Palace, therefore you’ll be able to enjoy an amazing view of the Main Square. This time, the Golden Ballroom will be lit only by candles. Halloween dress code is not required but very much welcomed! Especially for our guests we will also prepare a glass of wine or a soft drink. Enjoy beautiful music and a fantastic atmosphere during this edition of Krakow Golden Concerts!

Kraków Golden Concerts

9. Image of the Golden Age

Dates: 15.09.23 – 14.12.23
Address: Wawel Royal Castle, Wawel 5

Nearly 400 unique works of art from thirteen countries around the world will be on view at Wawel Royal Castle in Image of the Golden Age, an exhibition recalling the Renaissance flowering of art and culture in Poland and Lithuania under the last kings of the Jagiellonian dynasty. The Krakow exhibition will showcase notable objects from public, ecclesiastical, and private collections. It will include not only widely known and exhibited works of art, but also a number of newly discovered objects, as well as many that have never been exhibited in Poland.

Obraz Złotego Wieku

10. Top places in Krakow – Park Bednarskiego

Adres: Ul. Parkowa, Podgórze

October is a great time to walk around this spacious park and admire the beauty and colours of autumn. This historic park is called the Green Pearl of the Podgórze district; it was first opened in 1896. There are many permanent attractions in the park including a playground for kids, charming corners and alleys, a viewpoint and a reconstructed Gardener’s Cottage. Enjoy!

Park Bednarskiego


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