Top things to do in Krakow in July



Krakow July

Find out what’s going on in Kraków in July. We bring you a selection of the best events and things to do in Kraków. July  is one of the most lively and exciting times to visit Kraków! The events calendar is packed with fun-filled activities for all tastes! Here’s our pick of the best things to do this July.
1.  Summer Jazz Festival Kraków
2. ULICA Festival
3. “Cracovia Danza” Court Dance Festival
4. Jazz Night 2022
5. KIERMASH market & Coffee Festival Summer mini edition
6. Light Summer Concerts by the Piano Cooperative
7. Objects. Gallery of Polish design of the 20th and 21st centuries
8. Podgórze Summer Concerts 2022
9. 18th Festival of Polish Music
10. Cats in the Art of Japan and the West exhibition


1. Summer Jazz Festival Kraków

Dates: June 25, 2022 - July 30, 2022
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.




2. ULICA Festival

Dates: 8 of July 2022 - 10 of July 2022
Address: different locations throughout the city

This year's festival will be especially unique because it’s the Jubilee edition of this famous street festival. You just can’t miss this! During the three days of the festival, Kraków’s streets and squares will be filled with breathtaking outdoor performances, concerts, events for children and ... premieres! This year’s ULICA abounds with spectacles exploring tales far from the contemporary, reaching for old, perhaps the oldest stories.




3. “Cracovia Danza” Court Dance Festival

Dates: 16 of July 2022 - 31 of July 2022
Address: different locations throughout the city

The court dance festival is an artistic event, the main purpose of which is presentations related to the dance heritage of Kraków, Poland, Europe and even the whole world. This year's festival will revolve around the theme of comedy-ballet, an important form of court shows combining comedy and dance.




4. Jazz Night 2022

Dates: 16 of July 2022; 18.00-22.00
Address: Mały Rynek/ Small Market Square

Jazz Night is held as a part of the Kraków Nights project organised by the Department of Culture and National Heritage at the Kraków City Office. Performances kick off at the Small Market Square with the legendary 1980s collective Young Power followed by the trumpeter Philip Lassiter with his funk-soul ensemble. You’ll be able to enjoy concerts at Kraków’s clubs and cafes, for example, Piwnica pod Baranami, Harris Piano Jazz Bar, Single Scena Music Bar, Alchemia, Piec Art Acoustic Jazz Club, Globus Music Club and others…




5. KIERMASH market & Coffee Festival Summer mini edition

Dates: 09-10 of July 2022, 11:00 - 18.00
Address: Shuvary Park, 23 Saska Street

This is a mini edition of KIERMASH market which will reveal to you a new cool space on the map of Krakow - Shuvary Park (it is more than 3000m2 of space). Kiermash is a unique event combining the fashion and design market with a meeting space as well as zones for gastronomy, chilling out & music.This time, together with a partner “coffee festival", they will also prepare a "specialty coffee zone" where you will be able to enjoy the best coffees.




6. Light Summer Concerts by the Piano Cooperative

Dates: 24 of July 2022 - 28 of August 2022
Address: Villa Decius, ul. 28 Lipca 1943 roku 17 A

Concerts without unnecessary pomposity surrounded by the beautiful scenery of Renaissance walls: classical recitals as well as non-cliché musical meetings. Light Summer Concerts by Piano Cooperative at the gorgeous Villa Decius will feature works by Marta Mołodyńska-Wheeler, Ludomir Różycki’s songs, waltzes and works for four and six hands. Admission to all concerts is free.



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

Dates: 17.12. 2021 - 31.12. 2030
Address: Kamienica Szołayskich im. Feliksa Jasieńskiego, 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.




8. Podgórze Summer Concerts 2022

Dates: 3 of July 2022 - 28 of August 2022
Address: Sw. Józefa Church, 2 Zamoyskiego St.

Beautiful and historic interiors of St. Jozef Church in Podgorze will host nine wonderful concerts: Orthodox Church choral music, compositions of selected fragments of the Biblical Psalms, organ works, arias and Marian songs, and sacral music of the 20th and 21st centuries.Podgórskie summer concerts will be held on Sundays in July and August at 16.00.The entrance for all the concerts is free of charge.




9. Festival of Polish Music

Dates: 8 of July 2022 - 30 of July 2022
Address: different locations throughout the city

During the festival we will be able to enjoy beautiful music ranging from the Middle Ages and  the Renaissance to contemporary works known the world over and those still waiting to be discovered, expansive vocal and instrumental compositions, chamber music and duets…This festival will show that Polish music is fascinating and worth listening to.




10. Cats in the Art of Japan and the West exhibition

Dates: 26.02.2022 - 4.09.2022
Address: Muzeum Sztuki i Techniki Japońskiej Manggha,ul. M. Konopnickiej 26

If you’re a cat lover, you simply can’t miss this event!  This first exhibition in Poland and Europe presenting this fascinating but familiar  topic brings not only the phenomenon of the domestic cat (felis catus), but also calls to mind its wild relatives. It is part of a series of shows presenting the intersection of cultures and aesthetics which touches on the problems of interculturalism. It raises questions about the status of the cat, a living and sentient being in the 21st century.



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