Top 25 Things to Do in September

An awesome start to autumn with harvest festivals, some serious art, and the opening of club season

Live Music

M. Ward – Sept 9/Basement Bar

Prolific producer, singer-songwriter, and part of the sugar-pop duo She & Him with actress Zooey Deschanel, Portland guitar legend M. Ward makes his Prague debut.

M. Ward/Image: Facebook
M. Ward/Image: Facebook

Kim Churchill – Sept 18/Palác Akropolis

The Aussie folk, rock, and blues singer channels Nick Drake, Bob Dylan, and Billy Bragg (who he once opened for) in his harmonica-heavy set.

Sóley – Sept 25/Meetfactory

Mesmerizing Iceland singer comes to Prague in support of her haunting and melodic new album Ask the Deep.

Epic Hollywood – Sept 28/Rudolfinum

The City of Prague Philharmonic performs a tribute to Hungarian composer Miklós Rózsa who scored monumental films like Ben Hur. 

Soley/Image: Facebook
Soley/Image: Facebook

R5 – Sept 29/Lucerna Music Bar

American siblings rockers (all five band members have names that begin with the letter R) showcase guitar chops and catchy pop numbers in their gimmick-free act. 

Club Nights 

Kinectic Presents Efdemin – Sept 4/Meetfactory

Berlin club-scene doyen and house and techno guru Efdemin headlines the Kinetic club night.

Republic Artists Collective (UK) – Sept 5/Chapeau Rouge

This London-based underground house collective is back in Prague with a diverse range of acts incl. some garage and acid to keep things interesting. 

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Eats Everything Roxy – Sept 11/Roxy

It’s fitting that Daniel Pearce (a.ka. Eats Everything), named the Best British DJ by DJ Magazine, should open the new club season at Roxy.


Dvořak Prague – Sept 6-23/Rudolfinum

Beloved Prague son Antonín Dvořak is feted with the most prestigious of the annual classical music festivals; this year Yo-Yo Ma performs.

Yo-Y0 Ma/Image: Facebook
Yo-Y0 Ma/Image: Facebook

Ladronkafest – Sept 12/Ladronka Park

A free open-air celebration of adrenalin sports and workshops combined with lively entertainment has made this the largest festival of its kind in Central Europe.

Rapmasters Hip Hop Culture Festival – Sept 18/Žižkov Freight Railway Station

Big name Czech rappers (Vladimir 518, James Cole, Hugo Toxx) drop beats with support from top DJs Nobodylisten and more.

Different City Experience (Zažít město jinak) – Sept 19/Multiple locations

Prague neighborhoods host block parties that include food fests, performances, and more to celebrate cultural and social life in public spaces.

A Different City Experience/Image: Facebook
A Different City Experience/Image: Facebook

Euroconnections Festival – Sept 23/Palác Akropolis

An exciting showcase of European bands featuring Polish electro-ambiente outfit BOKKA.

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The Stand-In – Sept 19/Žižkovské divadlo

A second outing of the English translation of the original Czech play about iconic Czech funny man Jara Cimrman is staged with expat actors.

Next Wave – Sept 18-30/Jatka 78

Annual Czech independent theater and art festival offers alternative performances, concerts, and exhibitions.

Jatka 78/Image: Facebook
Jatka 78/Image: Facebook

Ponec Theater Silent Night – Sept 18/Divadlo Ponec

An ongoing audio-visual concert series that lasts all night long and culminates in breakfast – that’s right it’s a sleepover show!

An Old Monk – Sept 25/Divadlo Archa

Czech premiere of the inventive collaborative venture by Belgian performers Kris Defoort and Josse De Pauw based on the music of jazz legend Thelonious Monk.


ASEAN Film Festival – Sept 8-12/Kino Lucerna

This collaboration between the embassies of Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam brings films from this countries to Prague for a fourth year.

The Passion of Joan of Arc – Sept 16/St. Salvatore Church

This powerful silent film classic from 1928 is made even more so by the captivating accompaniment of the BERG orchestra.

The Passion of Joan of Arc/Image: YouTube
The Passion of Joan of Arc/Image: YouTube

The Forest/Image: Facebook
The Forest/Image: Facebook

The Forest: Stories of Trees and People – thru December 31/National Museum of Agriculture

Opening earlier this summer, this unusual exhibit is a playful journey to the ancient soul of the forest via sculptures by two New York-based artists.

Food & Drink

Grape Harvest Festivals – now through Oct/throughout the Czech Republic

‘Tis the season for boozy Czech vinobraní. For the best fests of the 2015 season see our article.

Ohrada Food Fest/Image: Facebook
Ohrada Food Fest/Image: Facebook

Ohrada Food Festival – Sept 19/Ohradské náměstí

Dozens of top Prague restaurants and brewers (inc. Na Kopci, Na Konci, Dish, Kastrol) promise a delicious second-annual event.

Random Fun

Parade of Historic Trams – Sept 20/Mánes Bridge 

The city’s transit authority has organized an historic tram parade and exhibition to celebrate the 140th anniversary of public transport in Prague.

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