WARSAWESOME: YOUR WARSAW WEEKEND GUIDE (May 11-13)
1) Three Interesting Events about Bikes and Biking
Open cycling training in specially prepared routes, bike tests, bycicle repair workshop, amateur and professional (red bull) contests (Saturday at 10 AM – 9 PM).
Learn to bike over small obstacles as well the basic tricks of MTB riding in the Kabaty forest (10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 50 PLN).
If you’ve ever been in the Netherlands, you know how popular and convenient freight bikes are. Sure, it can take a while to feel comfortable on such bikes, but the rewards are worthy. During this event you can try them and see a Freight Bike competition.
Warsaw will be flooded by students in a festival that blows the city away every year: Juwenalia. You can choose between three different music festivals organized by universities, two of which are free of charge. It’s a great way to get to know Polish music scene.
On Friday, you can listen to Fisz Emade, ZEUS, FLIRTINI and Łona i Webber. On Saturday, Leski, Dwa Sławy, Miuosh, and Kortez.
3) Streets of Spain
“Streets of Spain” is a festival dedicated to the unique fragrances, notes, and colors that characterize Spanish culture.
You will watch flamenco shows, take part in bachata workshops, and most importantly (at least for the foodies among you) you’ll savor Spanish delicacies like delicious churros, refreshing gazpachos, grilled seafood and of course, paella.
Where: Solec 18, Warsaw
When: May 12-13
4) Opening Season of the Zoo Market
Exhibitors from all over Poland will trade vintage items such as antiques, vinyl records, books, clothes, paintings, graphics, and sculptures. Expect the typical Praga atmosphere, which will be enhanced by free concerts.
Where: Al. Solidarności 55, Warsaw
When: May 12-13
5) VeggieWorld Warszawa
VeggieWorld is one of the largest and oldest European fairs, currently taking place in 13 European cities such as Paris, Barcelona, Brussels, Zurich, London, Munich, and Berlin.
In addition to stands stretched with vegan food, you’ll also find clothing stands and other vegan products.
Where: Mińska 65, Warsaw
When: May 12 – 13
Price: 10 PLN online, 15 PLN at the door
6) The Biggest Documentary Film Festival in Poland
Docs Against Gravity Film Festival is the biggest documentary film festival in Poland, screening in several cinemas in five Polish cities at the same time. The motto “FREE YOUR MIND” is meant to “inspire you to cast off habits and labels, and thus open up to the world as it is shown via documentaries”.
The festival’s catalog includes an insane number of documentaries.
Foreign films are screened with Polish subtitles but most films (all contest films) are screened with English subtitles.
When: May 11 – 20
Where: several cinemas. it depends on what you want to watch.
Price: from 13 to 17 per movie
7) Free Chopin Concert in one of Warsaw’s Most Charming Park
Sit on the grass amid vibrant multicolored tulips, enjoy the company of red furred squirrels and listen to the crispy notes of one of the best composers of the 19th century.
The Chopin concerts will be held every Sunday twice, at 12.00 and at 16:00 from May until September. They are hugely popular with Warsaw residents and tourists alike.
Where: Łazienki Park, next to the Chopin monument
When: May 13 from 12:00 to 17:00
8) Instytut Techno Party
A huge techno party in an electric power research center? It doesn’t get more “Odd” than that!
Imagine thousand people dancing right next to a lightning generator able to produce electrical discharges of 5 MV. That is certainly going to produce an electric atmosphere.
Where: Mory 8, Warsaw
When: May 12 from 22:00 to 06:00
Price: 159 PLN
9) Oldtimer Warsaw 2018
This is the 5th edition of the Largest Fair of Vintage Vehicles in Polish history! There will be all sorts of cool vintage cars like – Cars from the 20s, 30s, Military cars and World War II as well as cult Legends of PRL times.
Where: Aleja Katowicka 62, Nadarzyn
When: May 12 -13
Price: 20 PLN
10) Pre Orange Warsaw Festival 2018 on the River
This event is a warm-up for the actual Festival taking place at the beginning of June. You’ll listen to 4 bands from Warsaw and one of the most interesting European electronic music creators – George FitzGerald.
Where: Mory 8, Warsaw
When: May 12 from 17:00 to 22:30