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Things To Do in Prague in October

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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. 


1. Go on a Sightseeing Tour

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 has several free walking tours that we recommend. If you want to explore on your own schedule, Rick Steves has an excellent free audio tour of the city!


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.

 

 

Click here to see all the live music in Prague.


3. See a Major Sporting Event

October is a great month for catching a professional sports match. Prague has their own professional hockey and football (soccer) teams that are typically playing regular-season games this month. 

 

 

Ice Hockey 

Football (Soccer) 

It's important to note that some or all of these games might be canceled or postponed in 2020. Please check to see if tickets are available.

These games will all be fun for the whole family! Check out more kid-friendly activities here. You can see all the sporting events here.


4. 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 October, they’ll be hosting operas such as La Traviata, Macbeth, Carmen, Tosca, La Boheme, and more.

You'll also have the opportunity to see the classic ballet Swan Lake and Dramas like A Midsummer Night's Dream, Faust, Pride and Prejudice, and many more.

Don't forget to check out all the theatre in Prague this month.


5. Signal Festival of Lights

From October 15th - 18th, 2020, 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 on Signal Festival, see their website. Find more things to do at night and free Prague activities in our full posts.


6. Self-Guided Exploration Game

If you're looking for a different way to experience and learn about the city, this game will task you with solving a puzzle as you explore Prague and see some of the most notable sites.

 

 

This outing covers the old town area of Prague, and it's available from 7 am - 23:30 (11:30 pm), which means you can enjoy the game day or night.

Although this self-guided game has a solving time of around 1 hour, you can take your time and solve each puzzle at your own space.

Download or learn more about this game.


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. 

Best of all, these parks are free to enjoy. For more family-friendly ideas and free activities in Prague, check out our full post. 


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 is 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. 

 


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About The Author

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: September 27th, 2021
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