Things to do and upcoming events in Warsaw this Autumn 2017
Autumn in Warsaw brings an explosion of wonderful colors. But that’s not all! Autumn will also bring a handful of unmissable weekend events and things to do in Warsaw. So take out your calendar and prepare yourself to take some notes (or you can just bookmark this article!).
Are you visiting for just a few days? Check out these tours.
Consider this article as a dynamic one. A work in progress. There will be a lot of events coming up in the following months and we’ll keep adding them as they come. Please comment or message us if you know of a special event that we’ve missed. We count on that!
This list starts with some loose ideas for things to do in Autumn in Warsaw and follows with a calendar of events planned for the coming Autumn 2017.
Admire the colors of Autumn in Łazienki Park
You might miss the free Chopin concert, but Łazienki Park in Autumn is an explosion of colors.
The once green trees are now a dazzling mix of ambers, reds, and yellows. The cheerful tweets of birds surrender to the quiet whisper of dry leaves. This is THE period of the year to get your camera out and take awesome pictures! Make sure to visit at the edge of the day, at sunset or sunrise, to get the best out of your pictures.
Visit a royal residence for FREE!
In November all the former royal residences have free admission and special programs in place. This means that major landmarks like the Royal Castle, the Museum of King Jan III’s Palace at Wilanów, and all the buildings in the Royal Łazienki Museum are free to visit!
Get to know more about Polish Cinema with PFFF (from October)
Polish films for foreigners (PFFF) comes back after a summer break. The meetings with PFFF are super interesting because they usually end with a conversation (in Eng) with either some of the actors or the director of the film. Find out more about Polish Film For Foreigners.
Strengthen your Body and Mind @ 3d Archery
In summer we suggested you try kayaking on the Vistula river. That’s not something I’d be willing to do with these temperatures. Instead, you could practice your archery skills and participate at the archery competitions organized by 3d Archery Warsaw.
Freshen up your wardrobe at a garage sale
This megatrend has taken Warsaw by storm in Summer and continues in Autumn. Find out the next events here.
Eat lunch at the newly opened Hala Gwardii (from the end of September)
Hala Gwardii, which was once a boxing arena, is going to be transformed into a food hall with dozens of restaurants. It’s going to be located next to the historical Hala Mirowska. Are the two “Hala” going to live harmoniously next to each other?
At the Grand opening, you can expect to find a market full of regional products, numerous restaurants, and several cultural events organized for the occasion.
Warsaw Upcoming Events this Autumn 2017
Warsaw Upcoming Events (September)
Warsaw Autumn (September 15-23)
Warsaw Autumn is a pluralistic and eclectic music festival promoting the development in the world of contemporary music.
There will be a lot of events, here is the full program (in Eng).
The Cross-Culture Warsaw Festival (September 23-30)
Journey into the most interesting musical regions will be accompanied by music workshops with world-class masters, documentary screenings, exhibitions and special programs for children.
WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION (September 16-26)
Did you know that Plac Defilad is one of the largest squares in the world (and second in Europe)? For now, it’s an undeveloped area but that is about to change. The development plans are being laid out as we speak. The festival WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION focuses on the possibilities of such development. How will the square look like once the architectural competition for its development will be settled?
Read more here (ENG).
Digital Cultures Conference (September 23-30)
Internationally renowned festivals directors, museum directors, representatives of key technological institutions and game developers from Europe, the USA, and Asia will discuss several topics related to digitization, from computer games and narrative museums to interactive storytelling.
Race on the Warsaw Uprising Mound (September 23)
Run to the Warsaw Uprising Mound to pay homage to the fallen in the Warsaw Uprising.
Warsaw by Art 2017 (September 22-24)
Warsaw By Art is an open project full of exhibitions, meetings with artists and gallery owners, film screenings, and panel discussions.
Warsaw Gallery Weekend 2017 (September 22-24)
This is a comprehensive review of modern art in Poland. You’ll be able to visit over 30 exhibitions and meet the artists and curators.
Jazz at Łazienki Park (Sep 29, Oct 27, Nov 24, Dec 15)
A series of four concerts which will take place at the Royal Theater in the Old Orangerie. A combination of unique historic location and jazz at the highest international level.
Warsaw Upcoming Events (October 6-8)
2 Poland see more – weekend for half price
Several activities throughout Poland are going to be discounted by 50%. We are going to an Escape room here in Warsaw, where will you go?
Find out more here.
Targi Warsaw Home and Poland Design Festival (October 6-8)
Poland Design Festival and Warsaw Home will provide us with original inspiration for interior design. You will discover unique furniture, decorations, accessories, souvenirs and much more from the best Polish interior designers.
Warsaw Art Fair (October 13-15)
Warsaw Art Fair is going to host over 60 galleries and antique shops where you’ll get to know works of both well-known artists, and the debuting ones.
Warsaw Film Festival (October 13-22)
The Warsaw Film Festival is a major international film festival. The organizers strive to “show a film before it wins an Oscar” and they are proud of “not chasing filmmakers who are already famous”.
International Ochota Blues Festival (October 26-28)
The first and only blues festival in Warsaw.
Warsaw Upcoming Events (November)
Five Flavours film festival
Five Flavours is an annual film festival presenting cinema from East, South-East and South Asia. For eleven consecutive years, the Festival has brought to Poland premiere screenings of the latest and most appealing productions from the Far East as well as classic Asian films and retrospectives of renowned filmmakers. The movies will be screened at Kino Muranów and at Kinoteka PKiN.
International Jazz Jamboree Festival 2017
The Jazz Jamboree leaves the stage to the younger generation of jazz musicians. The rising stars will collaborate with the leaders of contemporary jazz, who will cocreate compositions together.
Warsaw Comic Con Fall Edition 2017 // II edition
There will be meetings with Polish and international stars from movies and series! Guests will include Pamela Anderson, Holland Roden (Teen Wolf), Michael Malarkey (Vampire Diaries), Trevor Stines (Riverdale), Henrik Holm (SKAM) and Julian Glover (Game of Thrones). There will also be time and space for autographs and commemorative photos!
Warsaw Upcoming Events (December)
DOG DAY Festival
Several Dog inspired exhibitions and a big market with accessories for pets.
Radio Asia Festival (December 17-21)
For five days, the stages of TR Warszawa, Teatr Syrena, and Mózg Powszechny will fill with concerts, workshops, jam sessions, and radio dramas.
For the first time in Poland, the Festival will host Shapla Salique, Taro Yasuno, Kande, and Mouth & Hand Studio. After last’s year’s success at Unsound Festival, the duet Senyawa will also give its first performance in Warsaw.
Do you want to know more stuff to do in Autumn? How about Christmas Markets in Warsaw?