Top 25 Things to Do in July

Festival season, summer cinema, street food – this month is mad busy

Music

Lindsey Stirling – July 11/Žluté lázně

The America’s Got Talent alum and violin sensation returns to Prague with her ecclectic mix of classical, dubstep, and dance.

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Deerhoof – July 19/Radlická kulturní sportovna

American indie noise-pop outfit and lo-fi heroes said to have inspired everyone from the Flaming Lips to Grizzly Bear.

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Blues Concerts at Prague Castle – July 20 and August 6

Blues legends Gary Clarke Jr. and Dr. John will both give open-air concerts on the terrace of the Riding School this summer.

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Herbie Hancock – July 24/Forum Karlín

Acclaimed American jazz and funk legend and recent Kennedy Center Honors winner brings his influential improv bop stylings to Prague.

Festivals

Mighty Sounds – July 3-5/Tábor

More than 150 artists on four lives stages with three DJ stages. Impressive line-up of musicians includes Batmobile, Ignite, and The Creepshow.

Rock for People Pilsen – July 3-5

Taking place in a former transport depot on Presslova street, RfP Pilsen has Guano Apes, Pete Doherty, and Motörhead.

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Motorhead/Photo: Rock For People

Bohemia Jazz Fest – July 9-19/Old Town Square

A series of free out-door concerts presenting world-class jazz acts in the stunning medieval surruonds of Prague’s Old Town.

Czech Castles Summer Music Festival – July 10-August 9

Eight different castles throughout the Czech Republic and Moravia will host live outdoor concerts; Točník Castle is the closest venue to Prague.

Colours of Ostrava – July 16-19

Bjork, St. Vincent, Rudimental, and Mika headline this year’s edition of one of Europe’s most highly anticipated and acclaimed music festivals.

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Bjork/Photo: Colours of Ostrava

Prague Folklore Days – July 23-25/Multiple outdoor venues

Seventy-two groups and ensembles from twenty countries perform on open-air stages across Prague, ending with a colorful Old Town parade.

Parties

Skepta – July 8/Roxy

The English rapper and MC of Nigerian descent appears with Miami-based rapper Denzel Curry, known for his politically charged mix-tapes.

Docktown Open Air – July 18-19/Skatepark Štvanice

CODE entertainment presents a “day and night downtown party” with a line-up of heavy hitters: Fatty M, DjLoutka, Rob Smile, Sebastian Deluca.

Art & Design

The DaVinci Inventions – now through August 28/Palác Lucerna

Newly opened exhibition brings to life the genius of Leonardo da Vinci as an inventor, scientist, and engineer.

Pure Vintage – July 12/The Swan Divadelni Klub 

Exhibition and sale of summery vintage collections from the 1920s to 1980s hand-picked by Prague’s leading sellers of vintage clothing.

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The Davinci Inventions at Lucerna

Artists and Prophets: Schiele, Hundertwasser, Kupka – opens July 22/Fair Trade Place

On-loan from the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, this exhibition draws connections between abstract painters with “spiritist” tendencies.

Bygone Times Prague in Pictures – now through October 11

Uknown Czech photographer Boris Baromykin gets his due with a retrospective of hundreds of black and white photos capturing Prague music venues of the 1960s.

Theater

Behind the Door Street Theater Festival – July 13-18/Multiple venues

This annual festival of clowning and street theater will bring to life the streets around Wenceslas Square and, new this year, an exhibit at Prague Exhibition Grounds.

Film

Karlovy Vary Film Festival July 3-11

The fiftieth edition of Central Europe’s largest and most prestigious film festival welcomes actors Harvey Keitel and Richard Gere and screens over 200 films from around the world.

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Prague Film Summer – July 1-August 31/Oko, Aero, Světozor

Catch a summer flick (hits from the 2014/15 cinema season) at one of Prague’s arthouse cinemas for just 40 CZK. Daily screenings offered.

Ben Hur Live – July 16/Municipal House

As part of the Prague Proms classical music festival, scenes from the 1925 silent classic Ben Hur, with score by Carl Davis, will be accompanied by orchestral majesty.

The Merchant of Venice – July 22/Kino Aero

If the local Summer Shakespeare Festival is out of your linguistic comfort zone, try this live simulcast of the RSC’s performance of Shakespeare’s comedy.

Food & Drink

Street Food Festival – July 5/Nákladové nádraží Žižkov

A diverse range of food from amateurs and professionals of the trade, from Greek donuts to jerk chicken and homemade ice cream bars!

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Finger Food Festival – July 11/Tiskárna na Vzduchu

No forks and spoons required at this fun Stromovka fest devoted to tapas, small bites, appetizers, sandwiches and the like.

Festival of Cooking Schools July 11/Prague Beach

Tastings, workshops, and professional cooking shows are on the line-up at this first showcase of Czech cooking schools

Random Fun

Great Knight Festival – July 11-12 /Deer Moat at Prague Castle

Jousting tournaments, music, food, drink – unleash your inner D&D geek this summer.
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