Things to do in Prague in August

Updated: 28 julio 2023

This post covers things to do in Prague during August, updated for 2023. We include a variety of family-friendly, free and nighttime activities.

This top list contains big concerts, sports, theatre, tours, free activities, and more.

Before heading out, check our post on How is the Weather in Prague in August so you know what to pack for your trip.


TOP ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES IN AUGUST

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:

Be sure to also check out our post on the weather in Prague in August.


1. Attend a Concert

In this most musical of cities, there are plenty of concerts to satisfy a music-lover.

Concerts

While there aren't many pop-music performances currently scheduled for August, 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-zero.

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 meters 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:

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!

It should be noted that the Prague Zoo is included with some Prague tourist passes, allowing you to save money on tickets.


8. 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.


9. Enjoy the Ballet and Opera

There will be several great operas and ballets to enjoy throughout the month of October in Prague.

No matter what you prefer, chances are you'll find a show that you want to see.

The National Theatre is a beautiful venue that is known for its history and beautiful architecture.

In August 2023, they’ll be hosting operas such as La Traviata, Carmen and Pagliacci/Cavalleria rusticana.


10. Celebrate Pride

The Prague Pride Festival celebrates all that the LGBTQ+ community has to offer.

There's a Pride parade that wides through the streets of Prague. Thousands of folks line the route as the colorful and fun parade runs past.

Around the city, there will be a number of events taking place during the festival. Along with parties, there are often conferences and workshops.

This year events take place from August 7th-13th. Visit the https://festival.praguepride.com/en/ website for further information.


11. Experience Prague Summer Folklore Festival

The annual Prague Summer Folklore Festival celebrates the Czech Republic's rich folklore traditions as well as those of other countries such as Slovakia, Poland, Ukraine, and more.

Representatives from various countries wear their national costumes as they dance and play music.

There are also traditional foods on offer, as well as crafts, and in some cases, attendees can participate in activities.

All of this takes place in outdoor stages in squares in the city center August 24th-27th

For more information, visit the Prague Folklore Days website.


12. Enjoy Music and Singing

The annual International Festival of Choirs and Orchestras takes place in Prague this month.

It brings together artists from around the world, the best of those in orchestras and choirs, to showcase their talents.

Concerts take place throughout the city at sites such as the Cathedral of St. Vitus and Prague Castle.

The festival takes place from August 29th - September 3rd. Visit the festival website for more information.


13. Experience Letní Letná 

This popular annual festival takes place at Letná Park and attracts over 60,000 visitors each year!

There you'll find over 208 performances that include dance, theatre, and contemporary circus acts. Come to see aerial acts, acrobatics, and more in a park that has a fantastic view of the Prague skyline.

This is a family-friendly event and one sure to impress both children and adults alike. If you'd like to learn about how these folks do what they do, you can attend one of the classes they provide.

All of this takes place from August 17th - September 3rd. Visit the Letní Letná website for more information.


14. Join the Neon Run

The annual Prague Neon Run takes place at night, with participants of all ages running or walking a course while dressed in neon colors.

Participants use glow paint, glow accessories, and glow sticks to ensure they are brightly lit and colorful.

There are also neon decorations along the course, lighting up the night with bright colors.

You'll find music, dancing, and party zones, all meant to make this healthy event fun and immersive.

The run takes place on August 26th. Visit the Mizuno Neonrun website for more information.

Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, boasts a rich history and stunning architecture.

It is known for its stunning architecture, from Gothic and Baroque buildings to Art Nouveau masterpieces.

The city is home to iconic landmarks like Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, and the Astronomical Clock and considered one of the finest cities in all of Europe.

Visitors can enjoy exploring the charming Old Town, sampling delicious Czech cuisine, and experiencing the vibrant arts and music scene that thrives in this enchanting city.

This article will talk about top things which you can do in Prague in the month of August.


15. Stroll across Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge in Prague is a historic and iconic landmark.

Spanning the Vltava River, this magnificent bridge offers a unique experience filled with history, art, and a vibrant atmosphere.

Walking across the bridge, you can admire the stunning views of Prague Castle, Old Town, and the river itself.

You will encounter talented street artists, musicians, and souvenir vendors along the way, adding to the lively ambiance.

The bridge is adorned with 30 statues, each with its own story and symbolism.

As you stroll, take a moment to appreciate the intricate architecture and gothic towers that guard the entrance.


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Stephen Pickhardt

Stephen is the CEO of Free Tours by Foot and has overseen the transformation of a local walking tour company into a global tour community and traveler’s advice platform. He has personally led thousands of group tours in the US and Europe, and is an expert in trip planning and sightseeing, with a focus on budget travelers. Stephen has been published and featured in dozens of publications including The Wall Street Journal, BBC, Yahoo, Washington.org, and more.
Updated: julio 28th, 2023
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