Things to do in Prague in July

Updated: 28 julio 2023

This post provides several fun ideas for things you can do in Prague throughout the month of July, 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.


TOP ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES IN JULY

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 July.


1. Attend a Concert or Ballet

If you're looking to sample the talent of musicians and dancers in Prague, there are a number of choices, some taking place in stunning locations.

A few musical options are:

And when it comes to dance, you can try:


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!

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 the Bohemia Jazz Festival

The annual Bohemia Jazz Festival brings world-class jazz musicians and singers to the Czech Republic.

Downbeat magazine has called the festival one of the "world's most important cultural events".

Concerts take place throughout the Czech Republic over 8 days. Two of those days will take place in Prague in Old Town Square in 2023.

The concerts are free to attend, and take place from July 10th-11th

For more information, visit the Bohemia Jazz Festival website.


9. Find Cheap Eats

If you’re looking for an affordable lunch, check out some coffee shop lunch specials.

Muj salek kavy and Cafe Lounge both have delicious coffee plus fresh and cheap sandwiches, soups, and snacks.

Look for a classic street food snack called trdelnik - it is some sweet, rolled dough that has been cooked rotisserie-style and covered in cinnamon and sugar.

If you want to sample a wide range of local cuisine, we suggest a food tour.


10. Experience Prague Folklore Days

The annual Prague Folklord Day Festival celebrates the "biggest folk, dance, and music event in Central Europe."

Amateur folklore ensembles from inside and outside the country wear their national costumes as they dance and play music.

There are also marching bands, carnival groups, orchestras, and more making this event a truly memorable experience.

All of this takes place in outdoor stages in squares in the city center July 20th-23rd

For more information, visit the Prague Folklore Days website.


11. Prague Castle International Organ Festival

Organ music will be played at St. Vitus Cathedral over four dates in July - with four world-renowned organists performing.

The musicians will be playing works from many periods on the Molzer organ.

The organ's deep rich sound is due to the 4,500 pipes that make it up. It's truly an experience you won't want to miss.

Concerts take place July 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

To purchase tickets, visit the Prague Castle International Organ Festival website.


12. 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.


13. Visit a Museum

There are several wonderful museums in Prague, including quite a few family-friendly locations.

Whether you’re interested in art, music, the history of this city, or beer, there’s probably at least one museum you’ll enjoy.

Below are some of our favorites with links to their Get Your Guide tickets pages.

Some of these locations are actually included with Prague tourist passes, and others are pretty affordable at just 200 - 300 CZK per ticket


14. Enjoy Free Music in the Streets

You won’t need to look too far to find some good music - and a lot of it is completely free!

Between May and September, Wallenstein Garden plays host to regular afternoon concerts by jazz and brass bands, classical artists, and choirs.

If you can’t make a planned concert, many street performers and buskers have impromptu performances on Charles Bridge year-round.

And if you’re in the area, there are multiple jazz and blues clubs nearby that offer free entry, such as Jazz Republic, have free concerts almost every night of the week. For more evening entertainment, check out our nighttime section below. 


15. Explore the Parks

Kids and adults alike will really enjoy exploring Prague’s parks. Some of the green spaces, such as Petrin Park, are great for hiking and picnics.

Other Great Green Spaces:

  • Letna Park
  • Stromovka

Some of the nicer attractions you'll find at Letna Park in particular are its giant kinetic sculpture and beer garden, but it's also a great spot for walking your dog or perhaps even skateboarding!

Then, there is Children’s Island. A small island in Vltava River that is dedicated to playground equipment, a family-friendly cafe, and green space for families to enjoy.  

Other Playgrounds Include:

  • The Franciscan Monastery garden and playground are close to Wenceslas Square
  • Certovka by Charles Bridge

16. Visit the Prague Astronomical Clock

The Prague Astronomical Clock, located in the Old Town Square of Prague, is a captivating historical masterpiece.

Dating back to the 15th century, it is one of the oldest astronomical clocks still in operation.

Prague Astronomical Clock
Photo by: Moyan Brenn | Flickr | CC BY 2.0

Every hour, visitors gather to witness the mesmerizing show as the clock comes to life, with its intricate mechanisms, moving figures, and astronomical displays.

The clock's ornate design, featuring Gothic and Renaissance elements, showcases the skill and craftsmanship of its creators.

The Astronomical Clock is not only a timekeeping device but also a symbol of Prague's rich history and cultural heritage.


17. Enjoy Beautiful Sunset

Enjoying the sunset in Prague in July is a magical experience.

As the sun sets over the Vltava River, the city's historic skyline is bathed in warm hues, creating a picturesque backdrop.

Head to the Charles Bridge or Letná Park for panoramic views and a serene atmosphere.

Sunset over Prague with people lining the Charles Bridge.
Photo by: Pexels | Pixabuy | Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license

Find a cozy riverside café or rooftop terrace to savor the moment with a refreshing drink.

The long summer days allow for extended twilight, providing ample time to soak in the beauty of Prague's sunset and create lasting memories.


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