Regular events and festivals in Krakow

List of events in Krakow - month after month

Krakow is a city which offers a great variety of events for its visitors. No matter when you come to Krakow, there is always something going on there. Many of the events are held regularly, usually annually. Some of them have very long traditions, and some appeared just a few years ago. Here is a list of some regular festivals held in Krakow.

New Years Party on the Main Market Square. Free concerts, fireworks and a great atmosphere.

International Shanty Festival – the biggest festival of sea songs in Europe, held every year in Krakow with top stars performing this type of music.


Misteria Paschalia festival – one of the most outstanding European events focusing on Renaissance and Baroque music. The concept of the festival is based on presenting masterpieces linked to the Holy Week and Easter. Annual, held since 2004.
30.03.2015 – 5.04.2015
Misteria Paschalia 2015

The Krakow Film Festival – organised in Krakow annually since 1961, devoted to documentary, animation and short film forms.

Krakow Summer Jazz Festival – smooth jazz festival, held annually
04/07/2015 – 23/07/2015

The Night of Museums – one May night Krakow museums stay open till late at night and the entrance tickets usually cost 1PLN. Numerous additional attractions.

Music in Old Krakow – two-week classical music festival.
15/08/2015 – 31/08/2015

Pierogi Festival – pierogi – stuffed dumplings are so popular in Poland, that they are celebrated with a three days long festival during which one can taste them in dozens of varieties
13.08.2015 – 16.08.2015 Krakow, Maly Rynek

Sacrum Profanum Festival – contemporary music festival, takes place every September.
11.09.2015 – 18.09.2015

Zaduszki Jazz Festival
The All Souls Jazz Festival is Europe’s oldest jazz fest and features Polish and international musicians.

Christmas Market – magical Christmas atmosphere on the Main Market Square. Folk art, Christmas ornaments, souvenirs, pottery, candies, knitwear, toys – and good food.

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