Festivals

Warsaw events are rapidly growing in popularity. From the elegance of the classic, the naughty to good, it’s all here.

January
Royal Castle
Ongoing Exhibitions and Performances (year round)

February

Royal Castle
Ongoing Exhibitions and Performances (year round)

Fat Thursday

March
Carnival
The Pre-Lenten season around these parts can be intense! Find good food (and, of course, well drinks) and joy throughout Poland before Lenten season begins.

Topienie Marzanny
(the Drowning of Marzanna) – celebrate the end of winter in true Slavic fashion… by drowning the evil winter witch, Marzanna!


April

Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival

Concerts, conferences and exhibitions in honor of one best composer in the world. That occur before Easter, the festival is held in March or April of each year.

Anniversary of Ghetto Uprising
On April 19 of each year the good people honor those who died during the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Tributes are given and laid flowers at the Monument to the Heroes of the Ghetto(square between Karmelicka and Zamenhofa streets).

Witold Lutoslawski’s Contemporary Art Forum
Go to the Warsaw Philharmonic to witness some of the best pieces of Century 20.

Palm Sunday and Holy Week
A beautiful time to be in Poland. Processions and celebrations throughout the city (Note: Sometimes, in March!)

Polish Contemporary Opera Festival
Yet another top-notch festival from the Warsaw Chamber Opera.

J&S Cup Tournament
One of the world’s most prestigious tennis tournaments.

May
International Book Fair
Where else can editors, politicians and librarians have a good time together?

CEPIF
The Central Europe Property and Investment Fair is the region’s largest real estate event and a need for companies and investors.

June
Mozart Festival

The Warsaw Chamber Opera recreates best work of the teacher. World Class performance.

Noc Swietojanska
(End of Summer) Easily one biggest show in Poland. Gather around the Vistula River as maids throw their wreaths in the water. Based on an ancient pagan ritual sexual. Fireworks … concerts … the whole Shabang!

Summer Concert Chopin
The works of one of Poland’s most famous sons filled the summer air. Lazienki Park, 12 pm and 4 pm.

July
The Jazz Festival Old Town

Every Saturday throughout July and August, expect a jazz extravaganza to be held in one best place in the Old Town.

International Street Arts Festival
The streets of Warsaw come alive with hundreds of acts off the wall. Audience participation encouraged. A very special event!

Musical Gardens
Come to the Royal Castle in a multitude of films that represent the fine arts. Great crowd!

Summer Concert Chopin
The works of one of Poland’s most famous sons filled the summer air. Lazienki Park, 12 pm and 4 pm.

Mozart Festival
The Warsaw Chamber Opera recreates best work of the teacher. World Class performance.

Warsaw Summer Jazz Days
Poland’s love affair with jazz in its heyday. Fine concerts throughout the city.

August
Anniversary of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising
On August 1 Poland recalls tragic victims of the failed 1944 Warsaw Uprising. Commemorative Several events take place currently each year.

Summer Concert Chopin
The works of one of Poland’s most famous sons filled the summer air. Lazienki Park, 12 pm and 4 pm.

Kazimierz Dolny Film Festival

The Jazz Festival Old Town
Every Saturday throughout July and August, expect a jazz extravaganza to be held in one best place in the Old Town.

Musical Gardens
Come to the Royal Castle in a multitude of films that represent the fine arts. Great crowd!

The “Ensenble” Chamber Arts Festival Each year the festival unites young musicians with experienced teachers known for his performances of chamber. After a period of intense preparation, the students presented their pieces with their mentors for the series of festival concerts.

Warsaw Summer Jazz Days
Poland’s love affair with jazz in its heyday. Fine concerts throughout the city.

September
Warsaw Autumn
Festival celebrating the best of contemporary classical music in the land of Poland.

Monteverdi Festival
Warsaw Chamber Opera puts on another winner.

Summer Concert Chopin
The works of one of Poland’s most famous sons filled the summer air. Lazienki Park, 12 pm and 4 pm.October

Warsaw Film Festival
Make A Bigger Splash every year. Highly recommended.

JVC Jazz Jamboree
Some of the best in the world descends on Warsaw.

Monteverdi Festival
Warsaw Chamber Opera puts on another winner.

Summer Concert Chopin
The works of one of Poland’s most famous sons filled the summer air. Lazienki Park, 12 pm and 4 pm.

English Baroque Opera Festival
The guys at the Warsaw Chamber Opera just do not quit!

November
Piano Festival

The Royal Castle hosts a series of world class recitals.

December
Warsaw Christmas Fair

Visit to the crowds of Christmas markets that perfect holiday gift. For the best, try the Real Caste and the Palace of Culture.

Human Rights in Film
This International festival is made possible by the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights.