AUGUST 13-15


This weekend might be one of the few when the weather is actually better than during the working days. Our comprehensive list of the best events advises where to go and what to do to make the best out of this rare situation. Dig in!

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1) Armed Forces Day 2021

On August 15 in Poland, we commemorate the anniversary of the 1920 victory over Soviet Russia at the Battle of Warsaw during the Polish-Soviet War. We are not huge fans of military parades and politicians reinterpreting history. Therefore we recommend “Wiktoria 1920” – a VR experience that sends you straight into the middle of the Polish-Bolshevik war. You will see the events as a soldier in a group trying to deliver a secret report to the Citadel. We always support engaging new technologies in teaching history, so we can’t wait to see how this attempt worked out.

When: from Saturday, August 14, to Thursday, August 19, from 11:00 to 19:00

Where: Niepodległa. Miejsce Spotkań – Al. Ujazdowskie 4

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2) Movement medicine

For weeks we’ve been recommending outdoor yoga sessions as the ultimate way to start a weekend day. Now we’re eager to shake things upside down and try movement medicine as a sleep improvement technique. This method integrates the joy and energy of ecstatic dancing with the depth of meditation in motion and the spirit of shamanic practice. Sounds about right, huh?

When: from Friday, August 13, at 20:00, to Saturday, August 14, at 9:00

Where: Astanga Yoga Studio – ul. Gałczyńskiego 4

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Here are two other outdoor yoga-ish events that can introduce some novelties into your practice:

  • Bodyart on the grass

When: Saturdays at 10:30

Where: Royal Gardens outside the Royal Castle

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  • Yoga on SUPs

When: Sundays at 10:30 (registration required)

Where: Port Czerniakowski

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If you are looking for regular outdoor yoga practices, we provide a comprehensive list of venues and events at the end of the article.


3) Water sports

If you like water sports, there are many places in Warsaw where you can practice them for free:

  • free relaxation on SUPs in Port Czerniakowski awaits on Sunday at 9:00; register by mailing [email protected]
  • free kayaks rental on Jezioro Kamionkowskie and Jezioro nad Balatonem in Praga Południe. It is open from Thursdays till Sundays. All you need to do is register in advance here;
  • free kayaks rental on the Vistula – registration by calling +48  606 225 863;
  • free catamaran cruises from Przystań Młociny. Saturdays and Sundays at 10:00, 11:15, and 12:30. All you need to do is register in advance here;
  • free cruise on Omega-type yacht organized by Warszawski Plażowy. Every Saturday from 12:00 to 19:00 at full hours. You need to register a week in advance here;
  • Vistula cruise with a guide is available on Saturdays and Sundays at 15:00 and 17:00.  All you need to do is register in advance here;
  • city game on kayaks combines water sports with urban education. You can register here.

4) Concerts

Summer in Warsaw still sounds like jazz. In these places you will hear the best:

  • This week Dziedziniec Kultury series brings Warsaw’s sweetheart – Urszula Dudziak onto the stage. If you want to hear Papaya live, don’t wait with the registration for free tickets. These are almost sold out already!

When: Friday, August 13, from 20:30

Where: ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 15/17

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  • Dziedziniec Nowy Świat, on the other hand, invited Michał Salamon and The Engineers Band to present their “Film Jazz Project” that promotes new interpretations of the most beautiful Polish film themes, performed in a funk-jazz style.

When: Saturday, August 14, from 17:00

Where: ul. Nowy Świat 6/12

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  • This week’s edition of Jazz Na Starówce is a rare chance to listen to Piotr “Bocian” Cieślikowski Quartet with their Chopin Pianoless project. The band lead by an avant-garde saxophone player proves that Chopin’s compositions don’t need a piano sound to still resonate within the genre of contemporary jazz.

When: Saturday, August 14, from 19:00

Where: Old Town Square

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  • Dreszer Jazz Festival invites you to more intimate performances in the nostalgic surroundings of Park Dreszera. This week we are having a concert by Andrzej Jagodziński Trio – one of the most outstanding representatives of the Polish jazz scene, an excellent pianist, accordionist, composer, and arranger famous for jazz variations of Chopin’s classics.

When: Saturday, August 14, from 17:00

Where: Park Dreszera 

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5) Miscellaneous

  • What makes this weekend stand out is the number of vinyl markets. New releases, oldies goldies, and hand-picked rarities will all be on the table. So you might want to check out the stands in Ogród Ząbkowska (ul.Ząbkowska 9; FB event) and Plażówka (Wał Miedzeszyński 389; FB event) which open on Sunday at 12:00 and close at 19:00; 
  • Dancing on the Boulevards presents an opportunity to finally learn how to dance salsa. An hour of a workshop with Edyta Kwaśna will be followed by an afterparty in Chata Numinosum (ul. Jazdów 3/5). That’s a minimum of 400 calories burned, a great creative outlet, and a mental stimulant. All that to Latin American beats.

When: Saturday, August 14, from 17:00

Where: next to Pomnik Syreny

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  • Indian Community in Poland invites us to join the celebrations of the 75th Independence Day of India. How are we going to do that? You’ve guessed it! With the Holi colors! This is definitely a statement in Poland this summer (just google Holi Wieluń and you’ll know what we mean).

When: Sunday, August 15, from 15:00 to 18:00

Where: Old Town Square, next to Kolumna Zygmunta

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  • Open Jazdów Festival offers a variety of events and attractions every day until August 26. On Mondays, there are open discussions on important social topics; Tuesdays are for visual arts and graphic workshops; Wednesdays are dedicated to yoga and movies; Thursdays center around reading and creating literature; Fridays bring intimate live music performances; Saturdays are for dancing sessions; Sundays are for getting educated about urban agriculture. The timetable looks impressive and it’s always a good idea to support local initiatives creating a stronger urban community.

When: every day until August 26

Where: Osiedle Jazdów

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6) Open-air cinemas and theaters

This year we are getting a whole new user-friendly website aggregating outdoor cinemas’ schedules. There are over 20 venues in almost all districts (Ochota and Praga Południe are strangely underrepresented). The screenings run from Wednesday to Sunday at 21:00 and/or 21:30 until September 2.

All the details you can find on the Filmowa Stolica Lata website.

Yet, there are few venues that didn’t make it onto that list:

  • Outdoor Cinema in Włochy (Park Marka Kotańskiego) will organize screenings on Fridays at 21:45. FB event
  • Elektrownia Powiśle (ul. Dobra 42) hosts outdoor cinema on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 19:30. FB event
  • Outdoor Cinema in Wawer (Plaża Romantyczna) opens up on Sundays at 21:30. FB event
  • Browary Warszawskie (ul. Krochmalna 59) have already inaugurated a series of screenings on Sundays and Wednesdays at 21:00. FB event
  • Outdoor Cinema in Białołęka (Park Henrykowski) opens up on Fridays at 21:00. FB event
  • The National Museum (Aleje Jerozolimskie 3) hosts the “Insiders” film series on Sundays at 21:00. FB event
  • Green Festival on Tour moved to Pawilon Edukacyjny Kamień (Wybrzeże Puckie 1) to showcase movies about ecology and environment. They will all be preceded by meetings with artists and eco-experts. All Saturdays at 20:30. FB event

If you prefer open-air theaters, we recommend OCH-Teatr’s outdoor performances (in Polish):

When: Friday, August 6, from 17:00


When: Saturday, August 14, from 15:00



7) Weekend classics

The weekend classics are:

  • Praga Centrum is where you can feel as if you were at a summer festival. There are silent discos, fashion shows, handicraft and arts markets etc. All that plus drink bars and food trucks and at least 3 major concerts a week. This week’s line-up includes Natalia Przybysz, Gus Gus, and George Fitzgerald.

When: every day

Where: ul. Szwedzka 2/4

More on FB page.

  • OFF Brzeska is a place to buy local produce, savor mouth-watering street food, and bounce to cool live beats. All this in the surroundings of an iconic marketplace – Bazar Różyckiego. The venue’s classic set that we wholeheartedly recommend comprises pyzy (a type of dumplings) and a shot of ice-cold vodka. All that to the proper 90s/00s deep/tech house, acid, techno, and a raw live performance by Orbitraxx (FB event)

When: the venue will be open on all Fridays (17:00-01:00), Saturdays (17:00-02:00), and Sundays (13:00 to 20:00)

Where: OFF Brzeska – Brzeska 25

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  • Nocny Market is a food court beloved by everybody in the city. There will be classics from the previous 5 editions, exciting debutantes, 5 drink bars, redesigned chillout, and music zones. This week we are particularly eager to participate in a used books market (Sundays, from 16:00 to 23:00; FB event)

When: the venue will be open on all Fridays and Saturdays (17:00-01:00), and Sundays (17:00 – 23:00)

Where: Dworzec Głowny – ul. Towarowa 3

More on FB page.

  • Wielka Uczta nad Wisłą is your choice when you are partying by the boulevards. This year it will be located on Płyta Desantu near Pomost 511 and Fala nad Wisłą which ensures that good food will be accompanied by music that will make your legs dance hard.

When: the venue will be open on all Fridays (18:00-02:00), Saturdays (12:00-02:00), and Sundays (12:00 – 22:00)

Where: Płyta Desantu

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8) Outdoor yoga

Here are the Iyengar yoga classics:

  • Yoga in the park

When: Fridays, at 17:00

Where: Żeromski Park

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When: Saturdays, at 10:00

Where: Park Moczydło

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When: Sundays, at 10:00

Where: Pole Mokotowskie

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  • Yoga on the grass

When: Saturdays and Sundays, at 10:00

Where: Prochownia Żoliborz – Żeromski Park

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  • Yoga at Lunapark

When: Saturdays, at 15:00

Where: Lunapark – Wał Miedzeszyński 407

  • Yoga outdoors in Ursynów

When: Saturdays at 10:00

Where: Park Przy Bażantarni

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  • Yoga #naplaży

When: Saturdays at 12:00 and Sundays at 20:00

Where: Rusałka Beach

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  • GOJA YOGA on the grass

When: Sundays at 10:00

Where: Park Szymański or Park Sowińskiego in Wola

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  • Outdoor yoga in Służew

When: Sundays at 12:00

Where: Służewski Dom Kultury – ul. Jana Sebastiana Bacha 15

  • Żoliborz beach

When: Sundays at 10:30

Where: Wybrzeże Gdyńskie 2

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To find the best places for summer walks, bike trips, dates, etc. consult our list of 35 AMAZING THINGS TO DO IN WARSAW IN 2021.

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