Things to do in Czech Republic
School holiday has started at the beginning of July, and also adults are enjoying their annual leave to spend the time with their kids. Some Czechs go abroad, still a lot of them stay and enjoy their vacation locally. If you are coming to the Czech Republic during July, our tips might be pretty useful for you. Spend a great time watching the movies, theater performances or crazy men on the longboards. July is also the great opportunity to visit summer music festivals full of stars.
SUMMER FILM SCHOOL FESTIVAL – UHERSKE HRADISTE (SOUTH MORAVIA) – 27.07 – 05.08.2018
Karlovy Vary Film Festival is over (we will give you the update on it next week as we were there ourselves), but there is no reason to be sad. There is another very traditional occasion for the movie fans. It will be already the 44th season of the Summer Film School in Uherske Hradiste this year. The festival is split into the four sections: HISTORY, PRESENT DAYS, CZECHOSLOVAKIA and GUESTS. Each chapter focuses on the several different topics. So you will have a chance from the 27th July till the 5th August to admire the movies of Icelander director Lars von Trier, or you might meet English director Mike Leigh end watch his filmography. Festival doesn’t look back only to the history. There is an extra section focused on the virtual reality or the current television production. The festival is not so commercial as the one in Karlovy Vary. This is the real place for the real film maniacs. All this happens in the beautiful city of Uherske Hradiste, the center of the wine industry. You will love the Moravian wine while watching the movies. Czech the programme and also news on the official festival website.
COLOURS OF OSTRAVA – DOLNI VITKOVICE, OSTRAVA (NORTH MORAVIA) – 18.07 – 21.07.2018
Do you like world music? Do you want to listen to the music of the great well-known world interprets? And do you want to do it in the untraditional and fantastic ambient of the old mine and factory producing the iron? There is only one such a place in the world. Area of Dolni Vitkovice in the city of Ostrava and traditional popular music festival Colours of Ostrava. It takes place each July in this fanciful and mystery area in between the high towers and steel constructions. This factory is already closed now and it is renovated for the purposes of the education.
For myself, it´s the number one music festival out of all ones taking place in the Czech Republic. In the past, there were performing such stars as Imagine Dragons, Jamie Cullum, Bjork, Rudimental, ZAZ, Nick Cave and many many others. The main headliners of this year are George Ezra, Jessie-J, N.E.R.D. with Pharell Williams, Jos Stone and even more not so well-known band and singers representing the different genres of the music. And this is something what is so fantastic about this event. You can meet new groups, new styles of the music and additionaly you can rely on that the organizers won’t disappoint you. Never. It is confirmed as 50 000 visitors are coming to Dolni Vitkovice area each July.
Don’t hesitate to join this celebration of the world music. Check the program on the official website
and come to Ostrava.
LONGBOARD/BUTTBOARD DOWNHILL WORLD CUP – KOZAKOV CHALLENGE 2018 – KOZAKOV MOUNTAIN (NORTH BOHEMIA) – 18.–21.07.2018
Crazy men on the strange equipment. That´s how we can call this event. This is a great show where you can admire brave men running down the hill Kozakov on the longboards or buttboards. With a high speed of more than 90 km/hour, they will compete together to find the fastest one (or maybe the craziest one) on the three kilometers track. The main competition will take place on Saturday 21st July. For more details, check the official webpage of the Kozakov Challenge.
You can stay here longer. You will be in the area of Bohemian Paradise. This is the oasis full of rocks, woods and old castles such as Kost or Trosky. Furthermore you can explore amazing landscape for many many days.
THEATRE PERFORMANCES – REVOLVING THEATRE IN THE GARDEN OF CESKY KRUMLOV – WHOLE SUMMER
The revolving auditorium? In the gardens of the chateau of Cesky Krumlov, one of the most beautiful cities in the Czech Republic? YES!!! And even more. This is a really unique experience you can hardly see anywhere else in the world. The play may be performed anywhere around the spectators sitting in their seats at the revolving platform in the middle of the royal garden. You can visit more than eighty performances during the whole summer from June to September. Everybody can choose the preferred genre. Opera, comedy, drama or musical. This is the offer that must impress everyone.
Don´t forget to have also a good dinner after the performance. At this time, all the crowds will be gone, and you can absorb the unforgettable atmosphere of this beautiful, magical place. We strongly recommend booking the tickets in advance on the official webpage
PRAGUE STREET THEATRE FESTIVAL – EXHIBITON GROUND PRAHA HOLESOVICE – 16.07. – 19.07.2018
This festival called in Czech „Za dvermi“ (Behind the door) is your perfect chance to make the stay in the capital city of the Czech Republic even more interesting. You’ll see during four days more than forty performances by the Czech and international artists as well. Furthermore, you can join several workshops not only for adults but for your kids as well. They will also enjoy the puppet shows or DJ performances.
Take the metro line C and go to the station Nadrazi Holesovice. Additionally you need to walk ten minutes to the exhibition ground, and enjoy great shows full of acrobatic tricks. Check the program on the official festival website