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 SEPTEMBER
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 September.
1. Attend a Concert
In this most musical of cities, there are plenty of concerts to satisfy a music-lover.
- Bjork | September 16th
- Blink 182 | September 19th
- 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
- Praha Music Festival | August 30th - September 3rd
- Dvorak's Prague Music Festival | September 2nd-25th
While there aren't many pop-music performances currently scheduled for September, 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!
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. Celebrate Harvest Festival
The Dožínky (Harvest Festival) takes place in September, with locals and visitors celebrating the successful harvest season.
You'll find the largest farmer's market in Prague, along with folk ensembles, children's performances, farm animals, and more.
This free event takes place at Letne Park starting September 15th.
Visit the Dožínky ne Letne Festival website for more information.
5. Commomorate St. Wenceslas
St. Wenceslas Day, or the Feast of St. Wenceslas, is a September holiday in the Czech Republic.
On September 28th the Czechs commemorate St. Wenceslas, the patron saint of the Czech lands, who was known for his good works and his death as a martyr.
Citizens often take the day to meet with friends and family for a traditional meal and music, and there are likely to be events in Wenceslas Square and in many other locations.
Note that many businesses, including stores, will be closed on the 28th.
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:
- Prague Zoo
- Prague Castle
- Old Town Hall
- Jewish Museum
- Astronomical Clock
- Prague River Cruise
- Hop on Hop off Bus Tour
- Petřín Observation Tower
- The Franz Kafka Museum
- And more!
For more information about how to use these passes effectively to save money, please read our post covering Prague tourist passes.
7. Fill Up At Burgerfest
This 3-day annual festival is the largest burger festival in Europe.
It began with the intent of bringing this delicious American delicacy to the Czech Republic in a high-quality way, with gourmet toppings and the best meat.
There are many other foods to be found in addition to burgers along with culinary workshops, stage presentations, whiskey, and even motorcycles. Prague Harley Days has sometimes joined up with Burgerfest for "burgers, bikes, and bands".
The fun takes place September 2nd-4th at the Exhibition Grounds at Bruxels Street, next to Kriziks Fountain.
Read more about Burgerfest here.
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. 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.
10. Enjoy Czech Design Week
This week is a celebration of contemporary design in architecture, fashion, graphic design, and more.
Professionals and fans interested in the latest trends attend workshops, exhibitions, and lectures coving a number of developments in the design field.
Activities take place September 7th-10th at the Manes Gallery in Prague.
Visit the Czech Design Week website for information on tickets and events.
11. Open European Heritage Days
The Czech Republic celebrates European Heritage Days, a celebration of their heritage, in the second week of September.
Many rarely opened locations are opened up to the general public including "architectural, archaeological, sacral, technical, as well as museums, galleries and libraries" and more.
There will also be concerts, lectures, festivals, performances, special guided tours, and more throughout the city and country.
Events take place September 9th-17th. Visit the European Heritage Days website for more information these free or discounted events.
12. Enjoy a Wine Festival
There are a few wine festivals taking place in Prague in September.
The first is the Wine Harvest Festival at St. Claire’s Vineyard. On September 16th & 17th visitors will be able to visit one of the oldest vineyards in Prague for food, music, and of course, some lovely wine.
Another, the St. Wenceslas Wine Festival, takes place at Villa Richter vineyard, near Prague Castle on September 25th & 26th.
A ticket includes tokens for 3 tastings and as well as a tasting glass. Additional tokens can be purchased for other wine tastings and for food.
Visit here for even more wine festivals in Prague.
13. 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.
14. Attend a Battle Reenactment
Bila hora, in Engish, known as the Battle of White Mountain, took place in 1620 just outside Prague. It is remembered for its impact on Czech history and development.
In this engagement, Catholics and Protestants went to battle to defend their religious and political rights.
The Catholic Habsburg forces defeated the Bohemian Protestants, strengthening Habsburg control and Catholicism in the area.
At Bílá hora 1620 you can see an impressive recreation of events on September 23rd and 24th.
15. 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.
16. 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!