Regular events throughout the year:
The Prague Spring International Music Festival was founded in 1946. From the very beginning, the festival, which focuses on classical music, has been acknowledged as the country´s most important cultural event.
The Český Krumlov International Festival of Chamber Music
This International festival is the longest running summer music festival in the Czech Republic and one of the most important cultural events, a permanent element in the European cultural calendar.
This festival started in 2006 and quickly become one of the largest summer music festivals within Europe.
Colours of Ostrava
This is a multi-genre music festival held annually in the city of Ostrava. Since 2012, the event has been held in the impressive surroundings of Dolní Vítkovice – the site of former blast furnaces, mines and ironworks.
Hrady CZ (Czech Castles)
This festival ranks among the largest cultural and social events in the Czech Republic. It takes place against the backdrop of attractive historical monuments.
Smetana‘s Litomyšl International Opera Festival
This opera Festival is the longest established music festival after the Prague Spring and the largest open-air classical music festival in the Czech Republic.
March and April
The International Film Festival Prague was founded in 1993 and has developed into one of the largest film festivals in the Czech Republic.
The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
The largest film festival in the Czech Republic and the most prestigious in Central and Eastern Europe. Every year, the festival presents some 200 films from around the world, and regularly hosts famous and important filmmakers.
Architecture and Design
Designblok, Prague´s Design and Fashion Week, is the largest design and fashion show in Central Europe.
The Prague Signal Festival of Lights integrates art, city space, and modern technology including video-mapping, site-specific projections, interactive and light installations, workshops and international conferences.
CS EXPO Brno
2018CS EXPO BRNO 2018 is a multi-genre event that will introduce the city of Brno and its transformations since the foundation of the Czechoslovak Republic.
Chodsko Folk Festival
The Chodsko Folk Festival, established in 1955, is one of the oldest folk festivals in the Czech Republic.
January or February
The largest mass ski race in the Czech Republic for recreational and professional cross-country skiers of all ages.
The largest athletics meeting in the country is held regularly every year in May in Ostrava.
7 races from Spring to Autumn
Three races in Prague and four regional races. The RunCzech series of marathons has grown in popularity since it began almost 20 years ago.
Barum Czech Rally Zlín
The most prestigious motor rally in the Czech Republic.
Velká pardubická with Česká pojišťovna
The Velká pardubická is a cross-country steeplechase held every second Sunday in October at the Pardubice Racecourse. This is the oldest and most difficult race in continental Europe.
Other significant activities
In 2018 the Czech Sokol Gymnastics organisation will hold its 26th national festival as part of the celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Czechoslovak State.