The August Great Outdoors
29 July 2020
It’s not just the ongoing restrictions due to the pandemic, but the long, warm summer days and evenings that make August the perfect time to explore Kraków’s cultural life under the open sky. The regular weekend cycle Musical Outdoors brings sounds in a relaxed atmosphere, while the Kraków Picnic repeats its tried-and-tested formula bringing fun, games and summertime cinema to Kraków’s beautiful parks. But other venues are joining in on the act, too: this year’s Boulev[art] comes to the garden by the Łaźnia Nowa Theatre, while the National Museum in Krakow has created the ArtSfera zone at the former Cracovia Hotel. All organisers are coming up with fresh ideas to bring art to Kraków and Cracovians!
It’s easy to be a tourist in your own city in August… We can relax and meet friends under the glorious blue skies, and set off on extraordinary journeys. The EtnoKrakow/Crossroads festival transports us to music from different continents, culminating with the finale concert at the Small Market Square. The cycle of outdoor concerts, prepared by the Dworek Białoprądnicki Cultural Centre, follows a similar idea. If you’re after something more serious, then the steadfast “Music in Old Cracow” Festival explores the world of classical sounds during the second half of August. As usual, its concerts resound in beautiful church and museum interiors – as do events of the Festival of Polish Music, postponed from July.
St Mary’s Church
Rynek Główny 5A history spanning over eight centuries, a high altar by Veit Stoss (Wit Stwosz), a bugle call, the...
Wawel HillA limestone rock rising above the Vistula in the centre of Kraków, an ancient centre of...
ICE Kraków Congress Centre
ul. Konopnickiej 17A modern venue hosting concerts, theatrical performances, exhibitions, congresses, conferences, and...
Rynek Główny 1-3One of the symbols of city, a pearl of renaissance architecture, Kraków’s oldest...
Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory
ul. Lipowa 4Where the tumultuous history of a world war meets everyday life, and private lives – a...
WawelThe cave that the legendary dragon inhabited leads down from Wawel Hill to the bank of the Vistula....