This post provides several fun ideas for things you can do in Prague throughout the month of June, updated for 2023. We include a variety of family-friendly, free and nighttime activities.
For more activities and events, see our master post of things to do in Prague.
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TOP THINGS TO DO IN PRAGUE IN JUNE
The following list will include quite a few activity ideas for anyone spending time in Prague during the month of June, including concerts, festivities, tours, historic locations you may want to visit and more.
If you’re looking for even more ideas, make sure to check the following posts as well:
1. Go to a Concert
Although this city might not be the first location you think of when it comes to concert venues, the truth is that a lot of notable artists love to play here throughout the year.
During the month of June, you can expect the following concerts to be held in Prague:
- Motley Crew/Def Leppard | June 2nd | Prague Rocks
- Andre Rieu | June 3rd
- Lumineers | June 7th
- KISS | June 10th
- Maroon 5 | June 21st | Prague Rocks
While these are the only musical performances currently scheduled for June, make sure to check this list of concerts in Prague just in case another band decides to play here soon.
2. Take a Dinner Cruise
Summer is the perfect time to go on a cruise, and there are several boat tours and excursions available in Prague that you may want to consider.
While you could take a sightseeing cruise during the day, we recommend experiencing this city from the water when it lights up after dark.
One of the most popular dinner cruises includes a buffet dinner with several great traditional Czech dishes, live music performed on board the ship, and a free glass of Prosecco.
Visitors can also enjoy free audio commentary about notable landmarks in Prague, and this service is available in 16 different languages!
Purchase tickets for a Prague Dinner Cruise or learn more.
3. Discover the Best Food in Prague
If you’re going to be spending more than a few days in this city, you may want to consider taking a Prague Secret Food Tour to not only discover some of the most popular dishes in the area, but also the best restaurants.
This outing includes 6 stops and at least 6-7 different samples to try along the way, including a Czech hot dog, bohemian soup, and other unique Czech foods such as Knedlo-vepřo-zelo.
Guests can also expect a glass of local beer, Moravian wine or other delicious alternatives. If you’re looking for even more beverages, they also offer an upgraded drinks package!
As you taste the flavor of this region, you’ll also learn about the history of Prague from a knowledgeable tour guide.
4. Get a Good View of the City
There are a lot of great places in Prague where you can enjoy an excellent view of the city, but we recommend two locations in particular: Petřín Observation Tower and the Old Town Hall Tower.
While the Old Town Hall Tower is obviously located at the top of the town hall, the Petřín Tower is a steel structure 63.5 metres tall which resembles the Eiffel Tower.
Both sites provide excellent and unique views of Prague, giving you the opportunity to see everything the city has to offer from above.
Best of all, each of these landmarks is actually included with at least one Prague discount attraction pass, so you can save money on admission as well!
5. Cool Off With a Czech Beer
There are a lot of great local beers in this city, but if you’re curious about which drinks to try first, consider taking the Prague Beer Tour to discover some of the best brews in the area.
This tour includes several stops including at least one behind-the-scenes look at a microbrewery, and you’ll also have the chance to sample 2 different craft beers from the Czech Republic.
As your guide takes you from one stop to another, you’ll learn about the process of making beer and the history of this drink in Prague.
6. Save Money With a Tourist Pass
As we’ve mentioned elsewhere in this post, a lot of the most popular landmarks and locations in Prague are actually included at no extra cost with a tourist attraction discount pass.
If you’re planning to visit at least 4-5 different locations per day, you could easily save up to 50% off general admission prices using these services.
Here are a few of the more notable attractions included with at least one Prague discount pass:
- Prague Zoo
- Prague Castle
- Old Town Hall
- Jewish Museum
- Astronomical Clock
- Prague River Cruise
- Hop on Hop off Bus Tour
- Petřín Observation Tower
- The Franz Kafka Museum
- And more!
For more information about how to use these passes effectively to save money, please read our post covering Prague tourist passes.
7. Take the Kids to the Zoo
What better time to take your children to the zoo than during the summer? With warm weather to enjoy, this outdoor attraction is perfect in June and there will be plenty to see and do while you’re here.
Needless to say, the Prague Zoo has a lot of popular animals on display including almost 1,800 different birds, 1,200 mammals, over 1,000 reptiles, almost 800 fish and more.
If you’re looking to make the experience even more special, you can actually take a cruise to reach the zoo and there are combo packages available which include both admission to the zoo and a boat ticket!
Alternatively, it should be noted that the Prague Zoo is actually included with some Prague tourist passes, allowing you to save money on tickets.
8. Attend a Food or Drinks Festival
Now that June has arrived, the festival season is in full swing. If you're looking for some delicious food and drink, you'll find it this month.
The Prague Ice Cream Festival | June 24th-25th.
As you might imagine, there will be several vendors on hand selling a variety of gelato, yogurt, ice rolls, sorbets, and more. This event will be held at the Prague Exhibition Grounds and all you have to do to enjoy some of the ice cream here is to pay for admission! This is a great family-friendly activity.
The Prague Microbrew Festival | June 16th-17th
This open-air festival takes place in the Náplavka area of Prague. Over 50 of the Czech Republic's microbreweries will be sharing their best beers. There's also food on offer and live music.
Festival of Microbreweries at Prague Castle | June 9th-10th
There's a second microbrew festival taking place in June, this one in Prague Castle. Close to 70 microbreweries from the Czech Republic share their best brews. The cost of the ticket covers a tasting glass and unlimited beer.
9. Attend a Cultural Festival
In this city with a rich history and a wealth of cultural landmarks, you'll find plenty of museums, theatre, galleries, and events to entertain you.
A few of the June festivals include:
The Prague Dance Festival | June 1st-30th
This movement and contemporary dance festival has been taking place since 1989 and is one of the biggest cultural events taking place in the Czech Republic each year. Some of the best choreographers and dancers come from all over the world to participate.
Prague Museum Nights Festival | May 19th-June 16th
This annual family-friendly festival sees gallery, museums, and cultural institutions opening their door to the public for either a discounted rate or for free. Event hours are usually later afternoon or early evening until midnight or even later.
In years past, the following museums have participated in this annual activity:
- Antonín Dvořák Museum
- Czech Museum of Music
- Ethnographical Museum
- National Film Museum
- Sternberg Palace
- Botanical Garden
- Mineral Museum
- Coffee Museum
- And many more!
And if you're interested in attending a concert, opera, or ballet, you can find one taking place at various sites throughout the city in June.
10. Attend a Music Festival
There are a couple of music festival in June in Prague, both of which are big draws to residents of Prague and beyond.
The Metronome Festival | June 22nd-25th
This annual music festival covers a wide variety of music styles. If you like indie, rock, hip-hop, pop, or other genres, you'll find both Czech artists and international acts performing it.
Events take place on the Výstaviště exhibition grounds.
Prague Spring Festival | May 11th-June 3rd
This is the oldest and largest musical event in the Czech Republic. The festival draws world-class musicians and crowds from around the world in celebration of classical music and the arts. It also includes a number of cultural exhibitions.
Events take place at some of Prague's most well-known venues such as Rudolfinum, Municipal House, and the National Theatre.
11. Take Part in a Race
There are two big sporting events in Prague this month, the Prague City Swim and the L'Etape Czech Republic by Tour de France
Whether you want to take part as a participant or cheer everyone on as a spectator, it's sure to be a memorable day.
Prague City Swim | June 10th
The Prague City Swim takes place on the Vltava River. The race starts at the Yacht Klub Cere with swimmers covering 2 kilometers through the heart of Prague, finishing the race near Žofín Palace.
This annual charity swim raises money for ALS and is open to swimmers of all abilities and ages. There are also paddle boat races, kids games, and more
L'Etape Czech Republic by Tour de France | June 10th
Amature cyclists get a chance to find out what a professional cycling event is like. The race starts and finishes near Prague, but takes racers through historic towns and the scenic countryside of the Czech Republic.
Riders, who comes from all over the world, can choose from routes of varying difficulty.
13. Explore Prague Castle
Let’s be honest, there’s never really a bad time to discover this incredible historic landmark, but it’s certainly nice to see this location during the summer.
The best part about Prague Castle is that it’s technically free to visit. Although some of the buildings will require a ticket to enter, each of the courtyards and some other sites won’t cost a thing.
If you’re not interested in entering the additional buildings, you may want to consider taking a free tour of Prague Castle. There are also paid tours that typically include admission to areas that are otherwise off-limits.
Regardless of how you choose to see this notable location, make sure to read our post on visiting Prague Castle to learn more about each of your tour options.
14. Stroll Through Gardens
Prague Open Gardens weekend takes place annually in June.
Green spaces and private gardens that aren't usually open to the public are able to be visited. For example, the gardens below Prague Castle and Troja Chateau Gardens will be accessible.
The dates are June 10th-11th, 2023.
Information on the Open Gardens Weekend can be found on the website.