Regular events

Spring

One World film festival

March 2020

The largest human rights documentary film festival in the world.

https://www.jedensvet.cz

Ostrava chess festival

April 2020

Ostravský koník is an international chess competition held every year in Ostrava.

http://www.ostravskykonik.cz

Leoš Janáček International Music Festival

May 2020

The International Janacek May music festival is devoted mainly to classical music. The program also contains jazz, spoken word and dance.

https://www.mhflj.cz

Czech Women Race

June 2020

A road running race for women and girls of all ages.

http://www.ceskybehzen.cz

Summer

Golden Spike athletics meeting

20.6. - 20.6.2019

Athletic meeting held in Ostrava since 1961. One-day sports event gathers every year an international athletic elite, including Usain Bolt himself.

http://www.zlatatretra.cz

LifeInLine Tour

June 2019

Inline speed skating festival

http://www.lifeinline.cz

Beethoven’s Hradec

12.6. - 16.6.2019

International music competition and music festival takes place in the Hradec nad Moravicí castle, which is closely connected with the visits of Beethoven, Liszt or Paganini.

http://www.beethovenuv-hradec.eu

New Opera Days Ostrava

June 2020

The goal of New Opera Days Ostrava festival is to contribute to the discussion about the evolution of opera and to demonstrate its possibilities in the 21st century.

http://www.newmusicostrava.cz

Festival on the Streets

June 2019

The summer festival transforms the streets into a colourful feast full of entertainment and art.

http://www.festivalvulicich.cz

Beats for Love

3.7. - 6.7.2019

Beats for Love dance music festival held in the national historic landmark Lower Vítkovice area. It is the biggest dance festival in Central Europe.

http://www.b4l.cz

Czech Music Crossroads

15.7. - 16.7.2019

Czech Music Crossroads is a showcase festival linked to panel discussions. The project predominantly aims to present the music of Czech artists to foreign experts.

http://crossroadsmusic.cz

Colours of Ostrava music festival

17.7. - 20.7.2019

Multi-genre music festival with 350 programme items on 21 stages – concerts, discussions, theatre performances, films, workshops as well as art activities.

https://www.colours.cz

Summer Shakespeare Festival

July 2019

Open-air festival presenting works by William Shakespeare takes place every summer in Silesian-Ostrava Castle.

http://www.shakespearova.cz

Gorolski Święto

August 2019

One of the oldest folklore festival in the Czech Republic held in Jablunkov.

http://www.gorolskiswieto.cz

Folklore Without Borders

August 2019

Czech and foreign folklore ensembles arriving to Ostrava show their dance and music traditions.

http://www.folklorbezhranic.cz

Ostrava Days

22.8. - 31.8.2019

The biennial Ostrava Days is focused on contemporary classical music, whether it be avant-garde, experimental, or otherwise risk-taking.

http://www.newmusicostrava.cz

Beskydská sedmička Race

30.8. - 1.9.2019

Extreme race and mountain ultramaraton held, every year in the Beskydy Mountains.

http://www.beskydskasedmicka.cz

Autumn

St. Wenceslas music festival

September 2019

Music festival focused on liturgical music.

http://www.shf.cz

Třebovice folk festival

13.9. - 15.9.2019

Traditional autumn folk festival full of music and dance.

http://www.trebovickykolac.com

NATO Days

21.9. - 22.9.2019

The biggest security show in Europe with 200 000 visitors  consists of presentation of heavy military hardware, police and rescue equipment.

http://www.natodays.cz

Ostrava Kamera Oko film festival

24.9. - 29.9.2019

The international film festival focuses on camera work presentation by prominent people from the Czech Republic and abroad.

http://filmfestivalostrava.com

International Festival of Outdoor Films

September 2019

A competitive touring cine-meeting of outdoor films focuses on sport and outdoor, adventure, extreme, adrenalin and travel film.

http://www.outdoorfilms.cz

Spectaculo Interesse puppet festival

October 2019

An international puppet theatre festival has been organised since 1995. It is a biennial and takes place every odd year.

http://www.dlo-ostrava.cz

Polish Days in Ostrava

October 2019

A festival dedicated to Poland, its culture, traditions and history.

https://www.polske-dny.cz

French Autumn in Ostrava

October 2019

A cultural festival that represents the French cultural scene, music, film genre, theater, literature and gastronomy.

http://www.alliancefrancaise.cz/ostrava

Czech-Korean Days

November 2019

A cultural festival presenting the korean traditions and customs.

http://www.cks-korea.cz

Meat Design Ostrava

23.11. - 25.11.2018

An exhibition of original production full of top designers, inspiration, talent and meetings in industrial backdrop in the heart of Ostrava.

http://www.meatdesign.cz

OST-RA-VAR theatre festival

November 2018

A theatre festival, which in a few days represents the plays of Ostrava theaters appeared on stage in the last year.

http://www.ndm.cz

Winter

Harmony – Advent festival

December 2019

International festival celebrating Advent and Christmas customs, carols and crafts.

http://souzneni-festival.cz

Janáček Philharmonic New Year concert

10.1. - 10.1.2019

Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra welcoming the new year.

http://www.jfo.cz

Czech Indoor Gala

12.2. - 12.2.2019

International athletics meeting

http://www.czechindoorgala.cz

City Cross Sprint

23.2. - 23.2.2019

Cross-country skiing competition as well as exhibition ski show in which top Czech and world cross-country skiers will participate.

http://www.citysprint.cz

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