We love festivals dedicated to food ready for sampling on a summer's days. We have looked around and collected as much information as possible about upcoming festivals and their highlights. Many of the festivals include live music, workshops and other activities, so you can hang around whole day. We have chosen festivals with free or low admission.
August 16 – Restaurant Day Prague (Various locations)
Restaurant Day is Prague’s version of the global event. It is a festival of good food and drink. This is your chance to open your own restaurant, café or bar anywhere you like - at home, in the office, on the street, on the porch, in the yard, in a park on the waterfront in an abandoned factory hall, your imagination has no limits here. If you are not the one who likes to showcase great culinary talent, you can just visit other people’s restaurants.
August 23 – OpenAir Tea Festival (Vyšehrad)
Are you big fan of tea? This OpenAir festival dedicated to tea in all its glorious forms the one for you. You can look forward to gastronomic specialties featuring teas, various concerts, ceramic art exhibitions and dance performances. You will be able to sample some traditional tea from China, Japan, Korea, England, Mongolia, Argentina, Vietnam, Morocco, Czech Republic, etc.
We will be there because of the creative workshops of ceramics, screen printing, board games, laughing yoga, drums and a culinary school. We love free workshops even more.
August 29 – F.O.O.D. Picnic (Ladronka)
Mark your calendars for the 2015 F.O.O.D. Picnic which is a very popular free event presented by the famous F.O.O.D magazine. In the beautiful park, Ladronka, you will have a chance to taste goodies from Czech producers or farmers. You can spend a relaxing Saturday full of great food and interesting shows of our top chefs and gourmets. The picnic starts at 11am, if you are on of the first 500 visitors, you will get a full picnic basket for free.
August 29 – Náplavka Street Food Festival (Hořejší nábřeží)
Do you want to sample the street food of different cultures and corners of the world? Then head to Náplavka in Smíchov where the 2nd annual Náplavka Street Food is taking place. The festival is following its successful premiere last year. Food will be prepared and sold from food trucks and original stands. The chefs will present the current trends in “streetfood” gastronomy and introduce the cuisine of different countries. You can look forward to street food in Indian style, raw food, Moroccan cuisine, grilled fresh fish, Mexican tortas, pastrami, American BBQ, burgers, Spanish tapas, Ethiopian injera, Dutch herrings, Georgian shashlik, exotic fruits and fried insects. Most of the participants are usually from the country whose cuisine they present which adds to the authenticity of whole event. The event starts at 10.00, the admission fee is only CZK 30, which actually covers the magazine Street Food as well as a Tiger energy drink that will be given to you upon arrival.
August 29 – Prague Ice Cream Festival (Stromovka)
Are you ready for a perfect cooldown for the summer? Come and have fun at Prague Ice Cream Festival - a celebration of ice cream in all its forms, with around 20 local vendors and more brands for tasting. For a modest admission fee (110 CZK), eat what you want and enjoy the day in a beautiful environment. The festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
We love food festivals because it’s a great opportunity to taste many dishes and foods in one place, and meet the people behind the food you like. We also think that for foreigners, food festivals are an amazing place to blend in with the locals and also get as many flavors from their stay in Prague as possible.
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