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AUGUST
08 – 10
16 – 19 19 – 23
Lovrečeva: Krk Fair - The knights compete in knightly skills, maritime battles in the town port, and pirates search for long forgotten treasures. Split: Days of Diocletian Townsfolk celebrate 1700 years of their city, by returning to their ancient past Split: The whole world comes to Split klapa concerts,folklore ensembles, tambura orchestra, exhibition of souvenirs, wine presentation and food
JULY
July/Aug 03 – 05
04 – 12 July 17 - 20
18 – 16 Aug
AUGUST
Czech Castles Festival - pop, rock & alternative music festival over the summer weekends at different locations - http://www.ceskehrady.cz/cs/ Hradec Kralove: Rock for People – one of the biggest rock festivals	in the country hosting many international names www.rockforpeople.cz International Film Festival Karlovy Vary – 48th year of popular A-listed film festival
Ostrava: Colours of Ostrava, the 10th festival of rock, folk, ethno and alternative music www. colours.cz Český Krumlov: International Music Festival one of the highlight in the town’s summer cultural calendar www.ckrumlov.cz
Jablunkovsko: Gorolski Swieto International Folk Festival held in a natural auditorium in the forest http://www.folklornisdruzeni.cz/en/ Pilsen : Living Street Festival – music festival connecting art and culture with gastronomy www. plzen.eu
Prague: Letni Letna – popular festival of new circus and theatre www.letniletna.cz Split: exhibit the cultural, historical and gastro- enological heritage of other Croatian and European cities in Split.
Hradec Kralove: Hip Hop Kemp – biggest hip hop event in country	www.hiphopkemp.cz Varaždin: Špancirfest (Strollers’ Festival) Every year the festival introduces new attractions
and programmes visitors are welcome to participate www.tourism-varazdin.hr Pilsen: Pilsner Fest – music, food and at the first place beer located at the Pilsner Urquell brewery www.pilsnerfest.cz Docesna - Hop Harvest Festival (Zatec)– event with the longest tradition in the country www.docesna.cz
Mattoni Prague Grand Prix– traditional running race through the illuminated streets of Prague,10 and 5km. The Old Town Square will be animated with live music, dancing and other attractions.http:// www.praguemarathon.com/en
Pilsen: Soup Festival Gathering of people who love good soup. www.zivaulice.eu Mikulov: Pálava Wine Festival Come and savour this year’s young wine, give your taste buds a treat with local specialities
Cesky Krumlov: Festival of Baroque Art – a unique festival of baroque operas performed in original baroque theatre at Cesky Krumlov castle http://www.ckrumlov.info/docs/en/ festivalbaroknichumeni.xml
Hradec Kralove: Jazz Goes to Town – 20th annual international jazz festival www.jazzgoestotown.cz Jihlava: International Documentary Film Festival – 17th annual international festival www.dokument-festival.com
Prague: Akcent Festival – International Theatre Fesival with social outreach –– theatre, workshops, exhibitons, art performances www.akcentfestival.eu Austerlitz : Slavkov/Castle of Slavkov- – A commemorative event including an historic re- inactment to mark the 205th anniversary of the Battle of Austerlitz on December 2nd 1805 (aka
the Battle of the three Emperors). The battle is regarded as one of Napoleon Bonaparte’s (1769- 1821) greatest victories
Prague – Christmas Market www.christmas- markets.org
SEPTEMBER
06 - 30 Nov 18 – 22
OCTOBER
01 – 30 Nov
01 – 31 19 – 26
Istria:Days of Truffles . the gourmet crown jewels of Istria. and taste truffles in every possible combination www.istria-gourmet.com Lepoglava; Lace Festival celebrates local works as well as international producers www.cipkarski-festival.com
Punat, Island of Krk: Days of Olives Harvesting by day, evenings with the best cooks in Croatia competing and preparing olive-based dishes. www. tzpunat.hr
Hrvatska Kostajnica :The Chestnut Festival A celebration of the delicious and versatile chestnut with stalls, tastings and recipes www.tz-lovran.hr Zagreb: Film Festival Not just for film buffs, also excellent concerts. www.zagrebfilmfestival.com
02 – 04 11 – 17
17 – 02 19 – 23
21 – 23 23 – 01
Sep
Czech Republic
APRIL
30 01May(TBC) Český Krumlov : Magical
Sept (tbc)
Krumlov,
historical market and musical fair www.ckrumlov. cz
Changing guard at Prague Castle
30 – 31 30 – 31 SEPTEMBER
MAY
01 – 25 11 12 – 03 June 15 – 30
23 - 25
24 -15 June 26 – 26 June
JUNE
03 - 28 June
15 –03 Aug 16 – 20 July 17
20-22 21 - 22
Central Moravia: Dvořák’s Olomouc, an international classical music festival. www.mfo.cz Prague: Traditional marathon (42.195km) through the historical centre www.runczech.com Prague: 69th Spring International (Classical) Music Festival www.festival.cz Prague : Czech Beer Festival The largest gastronomic event in the Czech Republic! Ten thousand places to sit. Czech folk costumes. www. ceskypivnifestival.cz
Vlčnov: Ride of Kings, a folk festival with music, dancing and a parade UNESCO World Heritage listed folk event - www.ksk.vlcnov.cz Brno: Ignis Brunensis -– international fireworks display www.tipsfortrips.cz or www.ignisbrunensis.cz Prague: Festival Dance Prague - festival of contemporary dance and movement theatre www. tanecpraha.cz
South Moravia: Concentus Moraviae – international music festival involving 21 towns and other venues such as churches,chateaux and courtyards. The festival also called ‘Bohemian Dreams‘
is the Czech part of a Pan-European project. www. concentus-moraviae.cz/en/ Cheb: Mitte Europa. A classical music and other fine arts festival www.festival-mitte-europa.com Prague: Prague Proms - vatious dates of this international music festival www.pragueproms.cz Ostrava: Golden Running Spike, a traditional athletics meeting which has been added to the International Athletics Federation Super Grand Prix category	www.zlatatretra.cz
Český Krumlov: Five-petal Rose Celebrations,Renaissance festival www.ckrumlov.cz Kutná Hora: Kings Silver Festival - a medieval festival with costumed parades, fair and fireworks http://www.stribreni.cz
06
06 – 07 12 – 14
19 – 21
OCTOBER
13 – 18 23 – 28
NOVEMBER
05 – 12 28 - 30
DECEMBER
29 – 01 Jul (tbc)	Hradec Kralove: 147th anniversary of the Battle of Hradec Kralove Historic reconstruction of
the 1866 battle in which Prussia became unified with Germany
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