2015: A Year of Fabulous Events in Prague

25.03.2015 | 21:48
Oskar Kokoschka and Czechoslovakia
20 February – 28 June, National Gallery Prague /Trade Fair Palace
The Austrian expressionist painter Oskar Kokoschka spent part of his life in Prague. The exhibition at the Trade Fair Palace presents a cross-section of his works from 1934 – 1938 loaned by both Czech and foreign art institutions.
 
World Ice Hockey Championship 2015
1 – 17 May, O2 Arena
The world's best ice hockey teams will face off in Prague and Ostrava. Prague will host all the games of the A group (Sweden, Canada, Switzerland, Latvia, France, Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic), the quarter- and semifinals, as well as the final game on 17 May.
 
Volkswagen Marathon Weekend 2015
2 – 3 May
One of the world's most beautiful running courses takes the runners from Old Town Square through the city's most beautiful parts, along both riverbanks, offering frequent glimpses of the Castle. The course crosses the iconic Charles Bridge, as well. Runners from over 100 countries will compete in the race.
 
Prague Spring International Music Festival
12 May – 3 June
The 70th edition of the esteemed classical music festival will highlight the music of Shostakovich and Mahler, with special programmes dedicated to orchestra as well as chamber works. A record number of prominent international ensembles and soloists will perform in venues including Prague's historical palaces and churches. Tickets are on sale now.
 
Khamoro
24 – 30 May
One of the world's largest festivals of Romany culture will infuse Prague with the fiery temperament of Roma music, culture and traditions. In addition to a number of musical performances by Czech and international ensembles, there will be film screenings, workshops, and a variety of street events.
 
Prague Food Festival
29 – 31 May, the Royal Garden of Prague Castle
A must for all foodies, this is a three-day celebration of the very best of Czech gastronomy. The country's finest chefs and restaurants will offer tastings and cooking demonstrations, the best producers will ply guests with their delicacies and beverages. The elegant affair is held outdoor, in the idyllic setting of the leafy Royal Garden by the Prague Castle.
 
Prague Quadrennial 2015
18 – 28 June
The world's largest event focusing on performance design and space in the broadest sense, from theatre to costume, light, and sound design to new staging approaches. A variety of events will be staged throughout the city, both indoor and outdoor. The 2015 theme is SharedSpace: Music Weather Politics 2013 – 2016.
 
Behind the Door
13 – 17 July
International festival of street theatre. The very centre of Prague with its splendid historical buildings will serve as a set for five days packed with theatrical experiences. The festival brings theatre into the space behind the door – be it city streets, squares or
courtyards; the visiting ensembles hail from all over Europe and Asia.
 
Prague Pride
10 – 16 August
The largest event of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe includes much more than a spectacular parade – although spectacular it certainly is. But there are also concerts, film screenings, talks, parties, sports events and more. Well-organized, friendly and fun,
Prague Pride is a popular event attended by locals and visitors alike.
 
Dvořák Prague Festival
7 – 22 September
Since its inception, the festival has built its renown on the incontestable, time-proven quality of Dvořák's works. Despite its young age, Dvořák Prague is one of the two most popular classical music festivals in the Czech Republic and its ambitious programming, centred around but not limited to Dvořák, has made it an attractive showcase for outstanding musicians from around the world.
 
SIGNAL | Prague Light Festival
15 – 18 October
For four days in October, the historical heart of Prague will again become a focal point of cutting-edge light and sound technologiy, brilliant ideas and unbound creativity. Prague's landmarks as well as its hidden, mysterious places will be animated with the creations of renowned Czech and international audiovisual artists. Come experience Prague as a magically illuminated space where a long and dramatic history intertwines with its dynamic present.
 


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