Regular events

Spring

Ostrava Compote

May 2020

Family – culture festival made by people from Ostrava.

http://ostravskykompot.cz/

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

June 2020

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 2020

Inline speed skating festival

http://www.lifeinline.cz

Beethoven’s Hradec

June 2020

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

26.6. - 30.6.2020

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 2020

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

http://www.festivalvulicich.cz

Beats for Love

July 2020

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

July 2020

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

July 2020

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/August 2020

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

http://www.shakespearova.cz

Gorolski Święto

August 2020

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

http://www.gorolskiswieto.cz

Folklore Without Borders

17.8. - 21.8.2020

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

http://www.folklorbezhranic.cz

Ostrava Days

August 2020

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

August 2020

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

http://www.beskydskasedmicka.cz

Autumn

St. Wenceslas music festival

September 2020

Music festival focused on liturgical music.

http://www.shf.cz

Třebovice folk festival

18.9. - 20.9.2020

Traditional autumn folk festival full of music and dance.

http://www.trebovickykolac.com

NATO Days

September 2020

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

September 2020

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

4.10. - 30.11.2019

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

September 2021

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

November 2020

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

https://www.polske-dny.cz

French Autumn in Ostrava

October 2020

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

https://www.alliancefrancaise.cz/ostrava/-Francouzsky-podzim-2019-

Czech-Korean Days

November 2019

A cultural festival presenting the korean traditions and customs.

http://www.cks-korea.cz

Meat Design Ostrava

22.11. - 24.11.2019

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

27.11. - 1.12.2019

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

12.12. - 15.12.2019

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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