Pilsner Fest Pilsen
A beer festival in Pilsen that should not be missed by any fan of the amber nectar.
Every year the beer festivals on the premises of the Pilsner Brewery commemorate a famous anniversary: October 4th, the day the first batch of Pilsner Urquell was brewed. They introduce you to the traditional beer-making craft, which you can try for yourself, even in period costumes. You can also look forward to the finale of the international competition Pilsner Urquell Master Bartender, a pleasing music program, and guided tours of the Pilsner Brewery, the Brewery Museum or the Historic Underground. The challenge is to break the record of the number of people joining in a mass toast!
Date: 4. 10. 2014
Type: Beer festival
More information: http://www.czechtourism.com/e/pilsner-fest/
Velká pardubická steeplechase horse run Pardubice
Come to Pardubice to the 124th running of the most difficult steeplechase on the European continent!
Great Pardubice is a legendary horse race with the longest tradition in this country. This paramount social event has its own character and charm. Horses on the Pardubice racecourse must overcome a difficult track with 31 obstacles. The most impressive include Big Taxi’s Ditch, which has a reputation for being the toughest obstacle of the race and is jumped only once a year in a single race. After the race, you can walk along the racetrack yourself and see the dreaded obstacles up close.
Date: 12. 10. 2014
Type: Horse racing
More information: http://www.czechtourism.com/e/pardubice-velka-pardubicka/
Signal Festival in Prague
Prague after Dark Will Come Alive with Light for Four Days in October!
Signal is an international festival of light, which takes place in the public area of the historic center of Prague. The festival attracts tens of thousands of visitors to the streets of the metropolis to see the outdoor lighting installations and video-mapping exhibits in places such as the Dancing House, Old Town Square, The Church of St. Ludmila, Charles Bridge, Museum Kampa, Petřín Lookout Tower or the Metronome, Střelecký Island, Klementinum or Náměstí Míru Square.
Contemporary audiovisual art will again pulsate through the historical center of Prague on four evenings. A number of artists from abroad will showcase their installations, as well as major Czech artists like David Černý or Petr Nikl. The SIGNAL Festival of light will transform the public space of the capital city into a gleaming gallery and this year it’s free for everybody.
Date: 16.10. – 19. 10. 2014
Type: Festival of light
More information: http://www.czechtourism.com/e/prague-signal-festival/
International Jazz Festival Prague
Prague autumn offers an extraordinary musical experience full of the most diverse jazz styles!
Just as the spring months in Prague belong to the classical music festival Prague Spring, autumn is associated with the organization of the International Jazz Festival. While organizers in the past focused primarily on the traditional concept of jazz, lately the festival has aimed to show various possibilities and variations from around the world. This 36th year will be held in the legendary jazz club Reduta in Prague. During the course of three weeks, you can enjoy a series of concerts by international artists, winners of many awards, including the Grammy, and the best of the Czech jazz scene.
Date: 17.10. – 6. 11. 2014
Type: Jazz festival
More information: http://www.czechtourism.com/e/prague-international-jazz-festival/
European Theatre Night
A night when theatres come to life!
This evening, which presents theatre creatively and in a non-traditional form, has been held since 2008 on every third Saturday in November in a number of European countries. This year the Czech Republic will join Theatre Night for the second time. Nearly a hundred theatres and theatre groups from three dozen cities will open their doors during the afternoon, evening and night hours and offer you a varied program: performances for children and adults, readings, workshops and seminars, concerts, film screenings and performances, backstage tours and many other theatrical experiences.
Date: 15. - 16. 11. 2014
Type: Theater night
More information: http://www.czechtourism.com/e/european-theatre-night/
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