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Discover Kraków Culture

We are enjoying summer in the city in full for the first time since 2019 – without restrictions, face masks, without exclusively online events or heavily limited audience numbers.

Summer '22
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Flavours of the Summer

And although the pandemic isn’t quite over yet and we are still feeling a sense of doom – this time over the war raging beyond our eastern border – it’s impossible not to rejoice in having full access to culture on sunny days and warm evenings in a city full of events.

This sense of return or even a brand-new opening is also reflected in the activities of event organisers: the Kraków Live Festival celebrating pop is making a welcome return to the city, and new outdoor venues hosting concerts throughout the summer are popping up everywhere. When we add traditional events exploring all genres of music, such as the Wianki – Fête de la Musique, Jewish Culture Festival, EtnoKraków/Crossroads, and the star-studded Summer Jazz Festival Kraków and Jazz Night, there’s something for even the most demanding connoisseurs.

Summer '22

Selected events

Jewish Culture Festival

24.06

03.07

The Jewish Culture Festival in Kraków is the greatest showcase of contemporary culture shaped by Jews all over the world.…

Wianki – Fête de la Musique

25.06

The event coincides with the start of the summer holidays and recalls traditions of St John’s Night, taking the format…

Summer Jazz Festival Kraków

25.06

30.07, 30.08

First held in 1996, the festival originally focused on concerts at Piwnica Pod Baranami, later expanding with performances by stars…

Opening Festival

01.07

03.07

In early July, Wawel launches the New Crown Treasury, the latest arrangements of the Private Royal Apartments and the State…

Miłosz Festival

07.07

10.07

We will immerse ourselves in poetry from authors celebrating their form at Cracovian bookshops and in the very heart of…

ULICA Festival

08.07

10.07

Phenomenal performances, spectacles, happenings, improvisations, intimate and vast outdoor events return to Kraków’s most beautiful streets and squares. This year’s…

Cracovia Sacra Night

14.08

15.08

Cracovia Sacra Night presents Kraków’s spiritual heritage in the context of some of the most precious monuments of material culture.…

Sacrum Profanum

02.09

11.09

Drawing on its nearly twenty years of experience, the current formula of the festival aims to build bridges between independent…