Cyclical events in Warsaw in 2017 r.

 

Occasional events in Warsaw in 2017r.

 

 

Month

Date

Name of the event

Category

Description

Remarks

Web page

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January

6. 01. 2017

Three Kings Parade

Holidays and tradition

Three Kings Parade is a direct reference to the tradition of Nativity play. At the same time Parade takes events from thousands years ago to the present, so that this most important story in the world history can be told again

 

www.orszak.org

2

January

28. 01. 2017

 

Warsaw Winter Triathlon

Sport and the recreation

26 the Warsaw Winter Triathlon traditionally aroused the enormous interest. In Stegny a record-breaking number of 48 teams and almost 200 people started individually. Rivalry took place at first in the cross-country (4 km), and then in the ice skating (2 km) and on a bike (12 km

 

www.triathlonzimowy.pl

3

February and March

22.02 – 01.03.2017

8 The Chopin Birthday Concerts Festival

Culture

From 22th February to 1st March (two dates that are both considered Chopin’s birthdates)  the Chopin’s music  recitals and concerts are held, performed by the great Polish and foreign pianists.

 

chopin.smolna.org

4

March

26.03.2017

12 PZU Warsaw Half Marathon

Sport and recreation

Race down the streets of Warsaw at a total distance of 21 km and 97.5 m. Several thousand participants from all over the world take part in this event each year.

10 edition of PZU half marathon was unique in every respect. A record turnout was not just the number of runners who completed the run but also the number of spectators in Warsaw.

 

www.pzupolmaratonwarszawski.com

5

March

23-30.03.2017

17 Spanish Cinema Week

Culture

Presentation and promotion of the Spanish film industry in Poland. Includes presentations of Spanish feature films, documentaries, shorts and classic Spanish cinema.

 

 

 

www.manana.pl

6

April

1-14.04. 2017

20  Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival

Holidays and tradition

The festival includes symphonic and chamber concerts, recitals of the world’s most famous orchestras and choral performances, and a number of other events such as exhibitions, master classes and scientific symposiums. Festival takes place two weeks before Easter, the Royal Castle and at the National Philharmonic.

 

www.beethoven.org.pl

7

April

23.04. 2017               

Orlen Warsaw Marathon

Sport and recreation

Orlen Warsaw Marathon - biggest and fastest running event in Poland

The National Stadium

www.orlenmarathon.pl

8

April

23. 04. 2017

Earth Day Festival

Sport and recreation

The event promotes environmental projects, rubbish selection workshops, environmental and educational games, presentations by numerous non-governmental organizations, a used batteries electronic devices zone, concerts and competitions for children.

Pola Mokotowskie Park

www.dzienziemi.org.pl

9

April

22 - 23.04.2017

Krzysztof Komeda Film Music Festival

Culture

The Festival presents and promotes works of the outstanding composer in a wide range formula (music, theatre, ballet, film and visual arts)

 

www.fmfkk.pl

10

April

21 – 30.04.2017

Warsaw Restaurwnt Week

Gastronomy

The biggest restaurant festival in Poland. A true spectacle of flavors composed by Poland’s top acclaimed Chefs.

 

restaurantweek.pl

11

April

 

37 Warsaw Theatre Meetings

Culture

One of the oldest theater festivals in Poland, presenting the most interesting performances of the previous year by Polish theatre troupes.

 

www.teatrdramatyczny.pl

12

May

26 – 28.05.2017

The Opening of the Warsaw Museum

Culture

 

 

 

13

May

2. 05. 2017

Polish Cup

Sport and recreation

The next edition of the competition aimed at selecting Polish Cup winners, who will receive the right to play in UEFA Europa League qualifying.

 

 

www.pzpn.pl

www.pgenarodowy.pl

14

May

20 – 21.05.2017

The Opening of the summer season by the Vistula river

Sport and recreation

Two days of cultural and sport event celebrating the opening of the summer season by the Vistula river.

 

www.um.warszawa.pl

15

May

 

 

3. 05. 2017

 

 

 

Constitution Run

 

Sport and recreation

Run/race  takes place on 3 May , to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of May 3, from 1791 - the first such a document in Europe and second in the world.

 

www.wosir.waw.pl

16

May

 

Warsaw Challenge

Sport and recreation / culture

Warsaw Open Breakdance Championship for the prize of the City of Warsaw.

 

 

 

www.warsawchallenge.com

17

May

12- 21. 05 2017

14.Docs Against Gravity Film Festival

Culture

This is one of the biggest and most important documentary film festivals in Europe, held every year in May in Warsaw and since 2012 in Wroclaw and during one of the weekends of the festival (under the "Weekend with Docs Against Gravity") w in more than 20 cities in Poland. Docs Film Festival Against Gravity is an event that creates opinions and inspires a deeper reflection on the condition of the world.

 

www.docsag.pl

18

May

24-28.05.2017

International Film Festival ‘Jewish Motifs’

Culture

Festival dedicated to the Jewish nation, its traditions, national, cultural and historical identities, both currently and throughout history.

 

www.jewishmotifs.org.pl

19

May

 

The Night of  Museums

 

Culture

Cultural event  when  museums,  art galleries and cultural institutions are open for the public during the night.

 

Free admission

www.um.warszawa.pl

20

May

06.05.2017

Schuman Parade

Culture

Colourful demonstration in support of European integration. The event crowns a series of popular scientific, cultural and social events that take place during the Polish European Meetings.

Free admission

www.schuman.pl

21

May

05.05 – 20.05.2017

Students’ Days

Culture

Traditional May student cultural feast. The program includes film screenings and dance performances, theatre reviews and sports competitions.

 

www.juwenalia.waw.pl

22

May - September

Every Sunday from the "Night of museums" till 24.09.2017.

The Chopin Concerts at Royal Łazienki Park

 

Culture

The Chopin Concerts at the Royal Łazienki Park is the oldest cyclic outdoor event in our capital. Huge popularity of the concerts, attract tourists and the residents of Warsaw alike.

Free admission

www.lazienki-krolewskie.pl

23

May - September

Every Friday and Saturday from May till September

Multimedia Fountain Park in Podzamcze

Culture

The show “Water Lights” can be enjoyed each Friday and Saturday (in May and September it starts at 9 p.m.), in June, July and August at 9.30 p.m.). The show is 30 minutes long.

 

 

www.parkfontann.pl

24

May - September

01.05 – 30.09.2017

Organs of the Cathedral

Culture

The Festival boasts very high artistic standards, attracting virtuoso organists from all over the world every year

St John's Cathedral, concerts are held everyday except Sundays and holidays.

www.kapitula.org

25

May - October

01.05 – 14.10.2017

The Baroque Organ

Culture

Live concerts with the use of the amazing Baroque Organ of the Church of St. Anne, performed by an outstanding Polish pipe organ player, Przemysław Kapituła.

Church of St. Anne, concerts are held everyday except Sundays and holidays.

www.kapitula.org

26

June

 

09-18.06.2017

 

International Mime Art Festival

Culture

 

 

 

It is a review of mime theatres from all over the world. The main idea behind the festival is to present contemporary forms of this beautiful and still evolving theatrical art.

 

www.mime.pl

27

June

 

19 Olympic Picnic

Sport and recreation

Olympic Picnic organized by the Polish Olympic Committee is the biggest sporting event for all. It  combines elements of Olympic sports with recreation and healthy lifestyle and also with a Olympic values.

 

www.olimpijski.pl

28

June

03-04.06. 2017

Orange Warsaw Festival

Culture

Music festival taking place in Warsaw since 2008.

Racetruck ‘Tor, Służewiec’

www.orangewarsawfestival.pl

29

June

 

Wisła Feast/

Wreath Celebration 

Culture

Wreaths/Garlands (Wianki) are a family picnic inspired by Slavic tradition  Also known as the Midsummer Night Sobotka .

Its many attractions include dances, divination  and throwing garlands with lit candles into the water.

Podzamcze, ul. Sanguszki,

Free entry

www.estrada.com.pl

30

May

 

 

 

 

30.06.2017

 

Science Picnic of Polish Radio and The Copernicus Science Centre

 

Science

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science Picnic - Europe's largest outdoor event popularizing science, organized by Polish Radio and the Copernicus Science Centre.

As part of the picnic it would be possible to explore  part of the National Stadium, i.e. internal promenade (wide avenue running between the upper and lower sectors) and stands and go through the playing field and look to the cloakroom area where picnic demonstrations will be held

National Stadium

Free admission

www.pikniknaukowy.pl

31

June - July

Weekends in June and July

 

Sphere of Silencie Festival

Culture

In 2016 we had the opportunity for the fourth time to experience the classical music in one of the most beautiful places in Warsaw Royal Baths Park. The festival has great reputation among Polish and foreign audiences.

 

 www.strefaciszyfestival.pl

32

June

03 – 11.06.2017

’Sinfonia Varsovia Swojemu Miastu’ Festival in memoriam F. Wybrańczyk

Culture

Presentation of outstanding world and Polish music in Warsaw churches, concert halls and in an open air setting.

 

www.sinfoniavarsovia.org

33

June

09-11.06.2017

 38 Off-road rally ‘Warsaw Safari’

Sport and recreation

The oldest off-road rally in Poland. Rank competition: Championships  and the Polish Cup

 

www.pzm.pl

34

June - July

 

The Warsaw Mozart-Festival

 

Culture

The Warsaw Mozart Festival for more than 20 year has been recognized as the flagship and most important artistic venture of the Warsaw Chamber Opera. During the Festival opera shows and concerts are performed at the most prestigious venues of Warsaw: The Royal Castle, The Stanisalvian Theatre at  Royal Łazienki Museum, Museum of King Jan III Palace at Wilanow, Carmelite Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, Reformed Evangelical Church as well as Warsaw Chamber Opera Theatre

 

www.operakameralna.pl

35

June - July

 

23-25.06 and 30.06-02.07.2017

International Festival ‘Street Art’

 

Culture

International festival of street theater and cultural performers . Traditionally festival venues will be New Town and Park Agricola.

This festival's rich program includes theatrical and dance performances,  religious theatres , theatres hiking,  theatre workshops, avant-garde fashion which take place all around the city: in the streets, parks and passages.

 

www.sztukaulicy.pl

36

June - September

 

Summer Capital Film

Culture

Open-air film festival held in Warsaw's biggest parks, with each park presenting a different genre of film.

 

www.filmowastolica.pl

37

June – September

 

The event is held every two years, the next one in 2018

The International Poster Biennale

 

Culture

The most prestigious event presenting the most interesting achievements in poster art, by both well-known designers and up-and-coming artists. It is held every two years at the Poster Museum (Muzeum Plakatu)

 

 

www.biennale.postermuseum.pl

38

July

 

Festival “Musical Gardens”

 

Culture

Festival " Musical Gardens " is organized in Warsaw since 2001. There are more than 30 cultural events during the festival: concerts,  films, opera and ballet performances. Since the first edition, the festival takes place in a big tent located at the Royal Castle Great Courtyard in Warsaw, bringing together audience of 1000 people Each edition of the Festival gathers a total of almost 40 000 -50 000 spectators . Media calls  it the Summer Exhibition of the Warsaw Music

 

www.ogrodymuzyczne.pl

39

July

06-09.07.2017

Warsaw Summer Jazz Days

Culture

 

 

 

The festival exists since 1992. Lasts for five days , and this year all concerts were held at the Soho Factory. It is one of the best jazz festivals in the world, where notable artists present the latest trends in contemporary jazz.

 

www.warsawsummerjazzdays.pl

40

July

29. 07. 2017

Warsaw Uprising Night Race

Sport and recreation

The race covers a distance of 10 km and celebrates the anniversary of the beginning of the Warsaw Uprising.

 

www.wosir.waw.pl

41

July – August

1.07 – 26.08. 2017

23th International Open Air Festival „Jazz at the Old Town“

Culture

 

One of the oldest jazz festivals in Europe, where the audience gathers in the Old Town to enjoy performance of jazz stars from all around the world. In terms of audience size, this is the biggest public jazz festival in Poland.

Old Town

www.jazznastarowce.pl

42

July - August

 

Warsaw Uprising

Remembrance Day in Warsaw

Holidays and tradition

 

A series of cultural events organized as a celebration of Anniversary of Warsaw Uprising - concerts in Freedom Park, a insurgent singing at the Castle Square, theater performances, film projections.

 

 

43

July – August – Saturday

Saturdays

In July – August

Chopin at the Krakowskie Przedmieście Street

Culture

 

A series of 10 concerts of  classic performance of  Chopin works. Works of great Polish composer will be performed at 4 scenes set at the Krakowskie Przedmieście Street. 

FINAL - classical and jazz performance

Stage near King Zygmunt III Waza Column, summer stage of Skwer Hoovera

www.um.warszawa.pl

 

44

August

15. 08. 2017

Polish Army Day

Holidays and tradition

Polish Army Day - the feast of the Armed Forces, celebrated on August 15 to commemorate the victorious battle of Warsaw in 1920 . Fought during the Russo - Polish War.

 

 

45

August

The second week of August

2017

 

International Music Festival „Chopin and his Europe“

 

Culture

 

Presentation of the works of Chopin in a larger cultural context, through the presentation of European works from the 18th c. to the present, performed by some of the finest musicians in the world.

Warsaw Philharmonic and others

www.pl.chopin.nifc.pl

46

August

 

Festival of Jewish Culture ‘Singer’s Warsaw’

Culture

 

The festival takes place on Próżna Street and its surrounding city blocks and streets, transforming the whole area into a pre-war Jewish neighborhood for a few days. Yiddish culture returns through screenings of old films and various modern performances, dance and singing, Hebrew calligraphy and ceramic workshops, thematic lectures and discussion groups.

Theatres, Center for Yiddish Culture, Nożyk Synagogue, Grzybowski Square, Próżna Street

 

www.festiwalsingera.pl

47

August

06.08.2017

Stanisław Królak Memorial contest

Sport and recreation

This event takes place once a year. 5th Memorial of Stanislaus Królak the second time in a row under the auspices of the Mayor of Warsaw, Hanna Gronkiewicz -Waltz , was also the final and cycling Polish Championships in Criterion The Street.

 

www.memorialkrolaka.p

48

August

27. 08. 2017

BMW Praski Half Marathon

Sport and recreation

The mass running event organized in Warsaw on the right side of the Vistula river.

 

www.bmwpolmaratonpraski.pl

49

August

27.08.2017

Multicultural Warsaw Street Party

Culture

The joyful street parade promoting culture of the ethnic minorities through dance, music, regional cuisine.

 

www.streetparty.pl

50

September

 

09.09.2017

 

 

 

 

River Feast

Sport and recreation

Feast of the Vistula River in Warsaw is a celebration of recreation and water sports addressed to residents of Warsaw in the form of a picnic, which aims to reactivate the  river banks as a place of leisure for the inhabitants of Warsaw.

 

www.wislawarszawa.pl

51

September

 

The first weekend of September

 

Trendy Warsaw Festival

Culture

 

Outdoor events, concerts , events and many attractions, exhibition , museums , swimming pools and outdoor exercises,  clubs, cafes and restaurants,  group guides and animators . The opportunity to visit places that are often inaccessible.

 

www.um.warszawa.pl

52

September

02-10.09.2017

Wawa Design Festiwal

Culture

 

The presentation and promotion of creative design. Design + education!

SOHO Faktory,

ul. Mińska 25

www.wawadesign.eu

53

September

 

Kamila Skolimowska Athletic Memorial Contest

Sport and recreation

International athletic contest commemorating Kamila Skolimowska - the late Olympic Champion, Polish hammer thrower.

 

www.memorialkamili.pl

54

September

15-23.09.2017

International Festival of Contemporary Music ‘Warsaw Autumn’

Culture

 

The largest in Poland and one of the most important festival in the world of international standing dedicated to contemporary music . For several years it was the only one of the newest music festival in central and eastern Europe.

 

 

 

 

 

www.warszawska-jesien.art.pl

55

September

 

 

 

 

Warsaw ‘Cross Culture’ Festival

 

 

 

Culture

Warsaw Cross-Culture Festival , initiated by the city authorities in 2005 and organized by Stołeczna Estrada is a presentation of the most interesting phenomena of world music and culture one of the largest events of its kind in Poland and in this part of Europe.

Plac Defilad 1

www.festival.warszawa.pl

 

56

September

29.09-01.10.2017

La Folle Journée du Varsovie „Crazy Days of Music”

 

 

Culture

 

The world's largest festival popularizing classical music has proved to be a hit in Poland .

Concerts of classical music at its best for a reasonable money can be enjoyed/ listened to at the concert halls of the Grand Theatre  and in a tent at the Theatre Square.

Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera

www.szalonednimuzyki.pl

57

September

24. 09. 2017

38 PZU Warsaw Marathon

Sport and recreation

The oldest marathon in Poland, organized continuously since 1979.  Recognized as the best sports mass events of 2013.

It is accompanied by 5 km run, skating marathon and manually operated bike marathon.

 

www.pzumaratonwarszawski.com

58

September

 

The Great Warsaw Race

Sport and recreation

The Great Warsaw  Race –  One of the oldest Polish races for three-year-old and older full-blooded English horses is taking place on a distance of 2600 m. The winner is awarded the Mayor of Warsaw  prize.

Tor Służewiec,

 

www.torsluzewiec.pl

59

September

 

Verva Street Racing

Sport and recreation

Verva Street Racing is an annual motor sports event , which has been  taking place since 2010 . Until now, all editions of this event brought together more than 1000 vehicles and 310,000 viewers. The initial three editions took place on a street circuit , located near  the Theatre Square in Warsaw, and in 2013 Verva Street Racing were moved  to the National Stadium .

National Stadium

 

www.vervastreetracing.pl

60

October

1. 10. 2017

Run Warsaw

 

 

Sport and recreation

The biggest of its kind event in Poland (up to 10000 participants). In 2009 was awarded with the title of ‘best sporting event’.

 

www.biegnijwarszawo.pl

61

October

 

Warsaw Film Festival

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Culture

 

Warsaw International Film Festival held in Warsaw every year since 1985 . WIFF became one of  events  recognized by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations as international film festivals – next to Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Locarno , San Sebastian , Karlovy Vary, Moscow , Montreal , Mar del Plata, Tokyo, Cairo. "Variety" recognized WIFF as one of the 20 most important European film festivals and one of the 50 festivals in the world , which must be attended/visited.

PKiN

www.wff.pl

62

October

20 – 29.10.2017

Warsaw Restaurant Week

Gastronomy

The biggest restaurant festival in Poland. A true spectacle of flavors composed by Poland’s top acclaimed Chefs.

 

restaurantweek.pl

63

October

 

Free Form Festiwal

 

 

 

Culture

 

The festival is an exceptional and unique cultural endeavor in Poland. It presents modern and independent music and art in an urban environment , and its aim is to identify new trends in the world of music and the arts.

 

www.freeformfestival.pl

64

October- May

The first Sunday in October - the last Sunday of May

Sunday concerts . Music Salon at the Palace on the Island or in the Old Orangery

 

Culture

 

Sunday concerts at the Palace on the Island and the Myslewicki Palace are regular part of  cultural program of the Royal Baths and annually attracts a large group of listeners.

 

 

The Royal Łazienki Museum

www.lazienki-krolewskie.pl

65

October - March

 

Royal Garden of Light

Culture

The Royal Garden of Light is an autumn and winter exhibition that brightens up the garden surrounding Wilanów Palace. Thousands of colourful diodes have been arranged in a way that reflects the Baroque plant shapes and patterns.

Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanów

wilanow-palac.pl

66

November

11. 11. 2017

„Touch Independce”

Historical Parade

Holidays and tradition

The Historical Parade takes place on November 11th .  The Parade sets off at 13.15 from Pilsudski Place after giving tribute at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Participants will walk through  Krakowskie Przedmieście Street, Nowy Świat Street , Ujazdowskie Av. to Na Rozdrożu Square.

 

www.muzeumwp.pl

67

November

11. 11. 2017

XXIX Independence Run

 

Sport and recreation

It takes place on 11th of  November during the Polish national holiday that commemorates regaining independence. Run is accompanied by Nordic Walking and wheelchair race .

Free entry

www.aktywnawarszawa.waw.pl

68

November

 

The Opening of the Maria Skłodowska-Curie Museum

Culture

 

 

 

69

November - March

 

‘Winter National’ Project  – Ice Rink

Sport and recreation

 

 

 

 

 

Winter National combines active leisure, sport and entertainment. It is nearly 5 thousand square meters of ice, 3 ice rinks , the tallest ice hill in the world to slide down in dinghies straight from the bleachers, a curling sheet, an underground skatepark, a food zone and a chill-out zone.

 PGE National Stadium

www.pgenarodowy.pl

70

December

First Saturday in December  – 3. 12. 2017

Barbórka Rally

Sport and recreation

Events organized by the Polish Automobile Club are an important social- sport evens t and gather thousands of fans .

 

www.barborka.pl

71

December

08.12-14.12.2017

International Film Festival Watch Docs, Human Rights in Film

 

Culture

 

Watch Docs is currently one of two world's largest film events dedicated to human rights presenting documentaries in which commitment to the rights of individuals connects  with the art of film. Every year  during the festival a hundred world-class films are shown and watched in Poland by  more than 70,000 spectators. Watch Docs is also the oldest documentary film festival organized in Warsaw - the first edition took place in 2001.

 

www.watchdocs.pl

72

December

12. 2017

Illumination of the Royal Route and Christmas Tree on Castle Square/ Great Illumination  

Holidays and tradition

The traditional , annual illumination of the Royal Route , the Castle Square

and a number of public buildings . Christmas tree for children and pre-Christmas show. One of the biggest winter attractions of Warsaw, loved by tourists and amateur photographers.

Royal Route and Castle Square

 

73

December - January

2017

Christmas Fair / Christmas Market  

Holidays and tradition

Christmas Fair inspired by the Austrian  Fair, accompanied by a beautiful Christmas tree

 

National Stadium

www.pgenarodowy.pl

74

December

31.12.2017

New Year’s Eve

Culture

The biggest open-air party of the year which gather above 100 thousand people from Poland and abroad, who come to enjoy this evening.

Defilad Square

www.um.warszawa.pl