Calendar of Events

Below is a list of Czech Republic events and festivals taking place in 2018.

25th Praha - Febiofest International Film Festival

March 15 - 23, 2018 (Prague)
March 26 - April 21, 2018 (other cities)


Febiofest is the biggest audiovisual showcase in Central Europe. It began as a small event in two Prague movie theatres. This year, its programme will fill 12 Prague theatres where feature films, short films, documentaries, experimental and animated films will be shown during the week of the festival. After the Prague part of the festival ends, a selection from the Febiofest programme will also visit 16 other Czech cities (České Budějovice, Hradec Králové, Plzeň, Chomutov, Děčín, Jihlava, Pardubice, Kladno, Vsetín, Mikulov, Liberec, Beroun, Ostrava, Brno, Zlín, and Olomouc).

25th DEF (Days of European Film) Festival

April 2018 (Prague and Brno)

The festival presents contemporary European films. Projections are shown in various movie theatres in Prague and Brno.

73th Prague Spring International Music Festival (Pražské jaro)

May 12 - June 3, 2018 (Prague)

The Prague Spring International Music Festival is a permanent showcase for outstanding performing artists, symphony orchestras and chamber music ensembles of the world. The festival commemorates important musical anniversaries by including works by the composers concerned on its programs, and presents Czech as well as world premieres of compositions by contemporary authors.

53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

June 29 - July 7, 2018 (Karlovy Vary)

The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is the largest film festival in the Czech Republic and the most prestigious such festival in Central and Eastern Europe. It is one of the oldest A-list film festivals (i.e., non-specialized festivals with a competition for feature-length fiction films), a category it shares with the festivals in Cannes, Berlin, Venice, San Sebastian, Moscow, Montreal, Shanghai, and Tokyo. Among filmmakers, buyers, distributors, sales agents, and journalists, KVIFF is considered the most important event in all of Central and Eastern Europe

Every year, the festival presents some 200 films from around the world, and regularly hosts famous and important filmmakers. The Karlovy Vary festival is intended for both film professionals and the general public, and offers visitors a carefully designed programme, excellent facilities and a broad range of other services.

80th Mělník Wine Harvest Festival (Mělnické vinobraní)

September 14 - 16, 2018 (Mělník)
Website (in Czech)

Wine festival in the town of Mělník.

Znojmo Wine Harvest Festival (Znojemské vinobraní)

September 14 - 16, 2018 (Znojmo)

The Znojmo Wine Harvest Festival (Znojemské vinobraní) has been going on since 1966 and attracts tens of thousands of visitors from around the country each year. The rich program includes an evening procession of hundreds of people dressed in period costumes, a knights' tournament, medieval music, dances and theatre performances, a historical market, and the tasting of wine and the semi-fermented young wine called burčák.

22nd Karlštejn Wine Harvest Festival (Karlštejnské vinobraní)

September 29 - 30, 2018
Website (in Czech)

A wine harvest festival in Karlštejn.

22nd Strings of Autumn Festival (Struny podzimu)

October 2018 (Prague)

A meeting place for classical music, jazz, world music, and genre-defying projects.

50th Moravian Autumn International Music Festival (Moravský podzim)

October 2018 (Brno)

An annual international music festival held by the Brno Philharmonic.