This post covers things to do during October 2023 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.
NOTE: Before heading out, check our post on what kind of weather to expect in Prague this October.
1. Go on a Sightseeing Tour
The weather is likely to be mild during the day and chilly to cold at night. So, a daytime free walking tour makes sense.
Likewise, 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!
2. See a Concert
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.
- 5 Seconds of Summer | October 12th
- Fall Out Boy | October 18th
- Louis Tomlinson | October 19th
- 50 Cent | October 28th
- Czech Impuls Radio Party | October 21st, 02 Arena
- Stings of Autumn | October 31st-November 16th | various locations
Click here to see other live music concerts in Prague in October.
3. See a Major Sporting Event
October is a great month for catching a professional sports match.
Prague has its own professional hockey and football (soccer) teams that are typically playing regular-season games this month.
These games will all be fun for the whole family! Check out more kid-friendly activities here.
4. See Something on the Stage
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.
- Mozart Ballroom Concerts
- Classical Concert in the Spanish Synagogue
- Classical Concert in St. Nicholas Church
- Midday Concert at Lobkowisz Palace
- Dinner and Traditional Folklore Music and Dance
- Singing in the Rain | October 13th, 14th
- Jesus Christ Superstar | October 4th, 5th
- Galileo | October 7th
- Beyond Vibrations | October 5th, 6th, 14th
- Cinderella | October 20th, 25th
- The Sleeping Beauty | October 28th, 29th
The National Theatre is a beautiful venue that is known for its history and beautiful architecture.
5. Signal Festival of Lights
From October 12th - 15th, 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.
For more information visit the Signal Festival website.
6. Take a Walking Tour
If you're looking for a different way to experience and learn about the city, a walking tour is a good way to get the lay of the land.
There are many free walking tours in Prague, though they operate really as name-your-own-price tours.
You decide at the end of a tour how much a tour is worth or what you could afford, including for free.
For more information about the five free walking tours that run regularly in Prague, visit our post. of the city!
7. Enjoy the Autumn Leaves in the Parks
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.
8. Enjoy Local Food
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!
You may also want to consider one of the following food tours:
For more great dining options, check out our article full of suggestions for things to do at night in Prague.
9. Find Spooky Halloween Activities
Thanks to a growing number of ex-pats 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 are still plenty of ghoulish spirits 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 in the last week of October.
10. Save Money with a Tourist Attraction Discount Pass
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!
Attractions Included in Select Passes:
- Prague Castle
- Jewish Museum
- Guided Bus Tour
- Vltava River Cruise
Find our full attraction discount pass comparison here.