This post covers things to do during October in Prague, including family-friendly, nighttime, and free or cheap activities.
This top 10 list contains big concerts, sports, theatre, tours, free activities, and other events to attend in Prague during October.
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The weather is likely to be brisk during the day and chilly to downright cold at night, so this is likely the last month of the year with weather comfortable enough to take a cruise down the Vltava River.
Another popular option is to take a Hop-On-Hop-Off bus tour of Prague with knowledgeable guides. It also makes transportation around the city easy!
Prague sees several internationally-touring artists come through during October. If you’re a fan of live music, you should check out the concerts this month.
Click here to see all the live music in Prague.
October is a great month for catching a professional sports match. Prague has their own professional hockey and football (soccer) teams that are playing regular-season games this month.
However, if you’re a fan of North American NHL hockey, you might be excited to learn that the Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers will have a match in Prague on October 4, 2019.
The Gala Opera and Ballet will be a collection of performances from multiple operas and ballets by soloists in costume. It runs October 14 and 21, 2019.
Don’t forget to check out all the theatre in Prague this month.
From October 10 – 13, 2019, you can take multiple routes around Prague to see the annual light festival after nightfall. Many of the city’s buildings will be covered in multi-colored lights, making an evening walk even more impressive.
The vast majority of light displays will be free and visible to the public from the street. A few art galleries and spaces will have paid displays.
Coffee lovers will enjoy the 8th annual Prague Coffee Festival from October 12 – 13, 2019. This is the perfect opportunity to sample coffee from around the world. You can also find presentations, workshops, and lectures around coffee sourcing, growing, brewing, and tasting.
For more information take a look at their website.
This city destination has plenty of parks and “green spaces” within easy walking distance no matter where you are.
Some of the green spaces, such as Petrin Park, are great for hiking and picnics. Kids and adults alike will really enjoy exploring Prague’s parks.
Other parks include Letna Park and Stromovka.
In October, these green spaces in the city are transformed with bright yellows, golds, and oranges, which makes it a perfect time to go for a park walk.
Much of the traditional, local food consists of warm, hearty dishes like roasted pork and garlic soup. As the weather gets a bit chillier it’s the perfect time to find a local, cozy pub and sample the delicious food on offer.
Majak Family Restaurant is popular for its traditional and affordable menu.
Don’t forget to find fresh and delicious trdelnik pastries from street stands!
For more great dining options, check out our article full of suggestions for things to do at night in Prague.
Thanks to a growing number of expats living in Prague, more of the city is celebrating Halloween. Since there is a bit of spooky, vampire lore passed down from previous generations, there is still plenty of ghoulish spirit to work with.
An easy way to get into the spirit of the holiday any time of the month is with the Prague Ghost Tour. This spooky tour will tell you about local legends and ghost stories.
For those over the legal drinking age, some select clubs and nightlife venues in Prague welcome costumed visitors. The Drunken Monkey Pub Crawl is one of the most popular pub crawls in the city and will surely have some Halloween-enthusiasts in the bunch on the last week of October.
A tourist pass will allow you to save 50% or more by bundling your attractions and paying for just one pass. If
you want to make the most of your time in Prague as well as make the most of your money spent, this is a great way to cut down on time spent waiting in line and will allow you to get free or discounted admission to more attractions!
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