14 Fun Things To Do In Warsaw in Summer 2017 (most are FREE!)
Ah, sweet summer! You are finally here.
The warm months from May to August are ideal to enjoy the endless list of things to do in Warsaw. So take out your calendar and prepare yourself to take some notes (or you can just bookmark this article ;)).
This list starts with the “classic” events, which happen every year in Warsaw (from May to September) and follows with a calendar of 2017 events.
Here are some great ideas to get the most out of your Varsovian summer. If you feel like these ideas not enough check out these tours.
Enjoy a Free Chopin concert in Łazienki Park
The free concerts are held every Sunday from May 14 until September. It is allowed (and recommended) to bring a blanket!
Thanks to the use of several speakers, the quality of the sound is great.
Awesome local food at the Breakfast Markets
Outdoor dining is super popular in Warsaw. The breakfast markets are a great idea to try regional delicacies from local farmers.
Żoliborz Breakfast Market
When: Every Saturday from 10:00 to 17:00
Where: aleja Wojska Polskiego 1
Mokotów Breakfast Market
When: Every Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00
Where: Skwer AK Granat, Warsaw, Poland
Park Skaryszewski (Praga) Breakfast Market
When: Every Second Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00
Where: Park Skaryszewski near the Washington roundabout.
Head to the official facebook page to find out more about the events.
Meet the legendary basilisk at the Multimedia Fountain Park
The Multimedia Fountain Park is an amazing show which uses light, water and sounds to enchant thousands of viewers every year.
This year’s fountain show is about the Basilisk, which, according to the legend, used to hide in the basements of the Old Town in Warsaw.
Experience the Vistula, one of the most vibrant rivers in Europe
Parties, bars, walking routes, bike paths, sandy beaches, wildlife and water sports (find out more about what to do on the Vistula here at number #30). There are two sides of the river, one is wild and untamed (the Praga side) and the other is cemented (the Centrum side) but super cool nonetheless, with great parties and floating bars. Which one will be your favorite side?
Go for a bike ride along the “Sunny Route”
A great bike path is the “Sunny Route”. It runs along the right bank of the Vistula River. It’s quite unique because you will be immersed in wild nature even if in the middle of the city. Over 8 km forest and beaches to enjoy on your Veturilo bike! You can access the bike path from the “Most Łazienkowskiego” (Łazienkowski Bridge), at the Rondo Waszyngtona (Waszyngtona Roundabout).
We made a map with our suggestions for the route. Check it out:
Indulge in international cuisine at Nocny Market (Night Market)
I have good news for all of you who are eager to spend a vibrant evening dining under the stars.
The Night Market in the closed train station of “Warszawa Główna”, is an exciting alternative to the usual restaurant. It’s an open air food market where you’ll find both local and international flavors… with an underground twist! How cool is it to be in an abandoned train station?
Just imagine the aphrodisiac fragrances of Asian cuisines, the mild temperature of a Polish spring evening and gentle chatter in the chillout area while a DJ plays music in the background.
Picture that? Now you just have to get there!
Where: Towarowa 3, Warsaw
When: Every weekend in Summer
More info here.
Jump on a kayak and tame one of Europe’s coolest rivers!
FREE Yoga lessons at Lazienki Park Every Sunday
FREE yoga classes at Lazienki Park? Yep. Every Sunday (exceptions below) from now until the end of September!
If you want to be updated with the events, you should follow this page.
On these dates there will not be class:
16, 23, 30 July
Events this Summer 2017
Gelato Festival (23-25 June)
An Italian ice cream festival comes to Warsaw. Find out more here.
Warsaw Holi Festival (24 June)
The Holi Festival Poland is a nationwide edition of the global color festival. More info here.
Wianki nad Wisłą (24 June)
The video says it all. You’d better be in Warsaw when this happens! The event does not have any details yet. I will keep you posted.
25th International Street Art Festival in Warsaw (24 June – July 2)
The streets of Warsaw come alive with theater, dance, music, circus and other cross-disciplinary performances.
When: June 24 – July 2
Where: Warsaw’s parks and squares
Find out more info here.
International Festival Jazz in the Old Town (1 July – 26 August)
This is one of the biggest jazz festivals in Europe. You will enjoy both Polish and international jazz. Check the full program here.
Where: Market Square of the Old Town.
ONE last thing, but not less important!
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