Top 25 Things To Do in May

May is the month of many markets, metro orchestras, movie fests, Manic Street Preachers, and more

FOOD

Street Food Festival  May 4, Cross Club
The culinary art of the Cross Club kitchen is disputable. Luckily, Cross Club chefs will not be the only ones serving the food at this event – it will be street food at its finest from Kuchařky bez domova (Homeless female cooks) and the Food not Bombs movement.

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Restaurant Day – May 17, Multiple Locations
Open your own pop-up restaurant or visit one in your neighbourhood. This day of gluttony is celebrated worldwide. You can find your spot right here.

Prague Food Festival – May 23-25, Troja
Looking for great quality food in the Czech Republic can be an endless search. Which makes the sheer volume of offerings at the Prague Food Festival overwhelming at first. Taste everything from foie gras to fresh fruit ice cream, or be amazed by culinary shows or a full Havana bar.

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Czech Beer Fest + Beer on the Waterfront
May is the month of beer in Prague with two events praising this “liquid bread” (as it’s nicknamed in Czech). Drink at Náplavka on May 30th-31st to taste mini Czech breweries or drink your fill at the Czech Beer Festival, beginning May 15th.

MARKETS

Courtyards Flea Market – May 17th, Prague 6
Prague 6’s initiative Živé město (Alive City) is organizing a multi-location flea market hosted by people in their courtyards. Not only will you be able to dig for treasure, but you can also peek into the district’s architecturally pleasing backyards!

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Prague Vintage Fair – May 24-25, New Town Hall
Find clothes, jewellery, furniture, or design from the period of the 20’s to 80’s while paying tribute to this historical value! Win 2 GOLD tickets to the event here.

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SPORTS

Universal Man – May 4, Riegrovy Sady
How universal is your body? Test it at a universal run where running is not actually the toughest part. Get ready for push-ups, squats, and sprints!

Vltava Run – May 17-18, Kvilda
Don’t feel bad that the Prague International Marathon is already at capacity. You can prove your running skills elsewhere, either on a 350K relay Vltava run or at Únětice brewery with 6K or 12K long races. (Beer reward guaranteed!)

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Prague Stairs – May 20, Hradčanské náměstí
See how some of the world’s best bikers bump up and down the old castle stairs from a comfortable standing position.

Red Bull BC One Cypher – May 24, Rock Opera
Red Bull BC ONE is the most important breakdance contest worldwide, hosting thousands of performances every year. Cypher is a qualification round and one of them will take place in Prague for the first time in history. Dancers from the Czech or Slovak Republics can officially enter while foreigners can enjoy this dynamic event as spectators.

MUSIC

Manic Street Preachers – May 14, Lucerna
They carried on despite the fact that one of their guitarists went missing in ’95 and since then have played as a trio. They will come to Prague after two years. There are still some tickets left!

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Prague Spring – May 12-June 3
Well established international festival of classic music Prague Spring kicked off after the Second World War in the atmosphere of recuperated freedom – in 1946. This year’s program is very promising again.

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CITY:RESPIRE – May 5, future Petřiny metro station
BERG Orchestra is known for its site specific projects. On Monday May 5, as part of the Lunchmeat festival, BERG will set up its ensemble in the future Petřiny metro station. Lunchmeat will provide the video-projection!

CULTURE

Khamoro – May 25-31
See and listen to what the Roma community not only from Prague but from abroad as well has to offer. Concerts, gypsy parades, and delicacies in the centre.

Tanec Praha – May 26-June 26
30 days full of movement! Dancing is language barrier-free and can be very electrifiying. Dancer and dance groups from Austria, France, Switzerland, Poland, Netherlands, Canada, and the Czech Republic will perform at multiple locations around Prague.

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Pokoje II – May 2-11, Containall
Take a seat down on the river bank in a shadow of Malá Strana, sip a beer or limonáda and appreciate the idea of re-using an old freight container and, for a few days in May, catch the on-site art exhibition Pokoje (Rooms).

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Random

Love Day – May 1, Bio OKO, Petřín
Spend your May Day outside celebrating love no matter what your relationship status. We recommend the open-air festivities at Bio OKO with screenings, theatre and American, Georgian, or Nepalese cuisine on offer outside the theatre. Or head to Petřín (the Czech poet Mácha’s lovehill) for Australian singer Rowen Slocomba, jumping boots, and magicians.

Bill Bailey – May 19, Hybernia Theatre
Listed as one of the funniest Brits of all time, Bill Bailey is headed to Prague to make your belly ache. Tickets go like hot cakes, you can win two at Expats.cz!

Book World Prague – May 15-18, Prague Exhibition Grounds
Literature is in the air! Bestselling authors, literary figure anniversaries, exhibitions, discussion… for four days Holešovice will be awash with words, letters, and stories.

Night of Churches – May 23, Multiple Locations
We have already filled you in on this event in our Free spring events article or Events for night owls article, but we really don’t want you to miss this opportunity to peek deep inside Prague’s sacred churches.

Future Shorts Prague – May 23, Radlická
Radlická has already proven to be not only an up-and-coming gym but also a notable new cultural institution. In May, they will host the spring edition of Future Shorts Prague with movies from the UK, Australia, Sweden, Yemen, and Ireland.

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Have I forgotten anything? Please let me know at eva.samsukova@expats.cz. 


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