Wrocław Festival 2018

The city of Wrocław has celebrated its festival on Saint John’s Day for 29 years now. No matter whether you are a local or visitor, fee free to join us for a variety of attractions.

Wroclaw Festival is a cycle of cultural events held in Wroclaw in the second half of June. Municipal cultural institutions, non-governmental organisations and housing estate councils prepare a rich and unusually diverse cultural offer addressed to a broad audience.

Program

15th-17th June, 2nd CYRKOPOLE Backyard Circus Festival

lighting installations, workshops, animations, shows by masters of circus art, street performances, circus & theatre shows, concerts, Festival Club, relax zone, circus poster exhibition, fire-show in Psie Pole

  • 16th June, 12:00 p.m.: MINI-PARADE / COMPETITION FOR THE MOST ATTRACTIVE CIRCUS COSTUME – backyard in front of the CBK FAMA centre
  • 15th-17th June: STREET PERFORMANCES
  • CIRCUS CAMPUS
  • 15th June, 6:00 p.m.: theatre performance: Kolektyw Kejos ‘The City That Never Existed’ / tickets
  • 16th June, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: concerts: ShataQs / karaoke with Czemplik Music/ Foliba
  • HANDICRAFT FESTIVAL

15th-30th June, Fashion Creators in Wroclaw

  • open-air exhibition, ul. Oławska (near the fountain)

16th June, Kuźniki Day ‘From a settlement to a housing estate – 730 years’ – picnic

  • 2:00 p.m., ul. Sarbinowska 10, playing field of the Primary School no. 37

16th June, Backyard Art Festival

  • Exhibition of pottery works, tour of the mural, pottery workshops, artistic workshops in the open air
  • 1:00 p.m., ul. Roosevelta 5a

16th June, Bookowisko (book fair)

  • 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Przejście Garncarskie passage

16th-17th June and 23rd-24th June, Military facilities

sightseeing tour of an open-air exhibition, presentation of military armoured equipment

  • 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Fort Wroclaw No. 9 – Military Museum, ul. Pełczyńska 33

16th-17th June, Quijoteando Spanish Culture Festival

  • 16th June, 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – fashion show, flamenco performances, concerts, dance workshops
  • 17th June, 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – flamenco workshops for children, presentation of cuisines of Spanish-language countries, concerts
  • Square in front of the Księgarnia Hiszpańska bookshop in Zaułek Solny

16th-17th June, ‘People of Fire’

shows of craftspeople’s skills: a metallurgist operating a slag-pit furnace, a blacksmith, a potter baking his products in a pottery kiln, glassmakers producing glass decorations and stained glass tiles, goldsmiths, foundrymen and tarmakers

16th/24th June WrocLove Fest 2018

  • 21st June 2018, 8:00 p.m., Stara Piwnica music club, Heavy Metal St. John’s Night
  • 21st June 2018, 8:00 p.m., Synagogue Under the White Stork, OUMOU SANGARÉ
  • 22nd June 2018, 5:00 p.m., Włodkowica Street Festival, Polish music day: KAPELA ZE WSI WARSZAWA, WARSZAWSKA ORKIESTRA SENTYMENTALNA, MAKABUNDA
  • 22nd June 2018, 8:00 p.m., Stara Piwnica music club, Finale of the Shanty Season – EKT GDYNIA, MIETEK FOLK, W STRONE PORTU
  • 23rd June 2018, 5:00 p.m., Włodkowica Street Festival: BUBLICZKI, BETLTAINE, KRAKOW STREET BAND, FOLIBA, parade
  • 23rd June 2018, 11:00 p.m., Stara Piwnica music club, KAPELA TIMINGERIU and guests – premiere of the latest album
  • 23rd June 2018, 11:50 p.m., Synagogue Under the White Stork, LABORATORIUM PIEŚNI – night concert
  • 24th June 2018, 5:00 p.m., Włodkowica Street Festival: HURT, BETHEL
  • 24th June 2018, 8:00 p.m., FATOUMATA DIAWARA (Mali)

16th June, 6th PKO Wroclaw By Night Half-Marathon

race event in the style of the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s; tunes from previous decades accompanying racers, music zones at designated points beside the route, start of the marathon: 10:00 p.m.

16th June, Neighbourhood Picnic

housing estates: Grabiszyn – Grabiszynek, Gajowice, Przedmieście Świdnickie, Osiedle Staromiejskie – neighbourhood exchange and Flea Market, social kitchen, games for children, board game tournaments

  • 12:00 p.m., ODA FIRLEJ, ul. Grabiszyńska 56

17th June, Dziwoludy

city game based on Krzysztof Piskorski’s novel A Retinue of City Wonders

  • start: Mediateka, Pl. Teatralny 5, 3:00 p.m.

17th June, Waligóriada

concert tribute to Andrzej Waligórski and Jan Kaczmarek

  • 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Park Południowy (Southern Park)

17th June, Wroclaw Festival at Ołtaszyn

family picnic; jugglers’ shows, plastic art competition, theatre happenings, ‘Princess Śmieszka’ performance (12:00 p.m.)

  • 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., intersection of Pszczelarska, Parafialna and Strachowskiego streets

18th June, Exhibition of listeners’ works closing the artistic season 2016-2018

  • place: Plastic Art Culture Centre, Pl. Wolności 9

19th June, open-air exhibition, artistic poster on the occasion of Wroclaw Festival

  • 19th June, 12:00 p.m. – vernissage and awards ceremony, Market Square

20th June, ENTROPIA GROWS v. 3.0 / 30 years of Entropia Gallery

  • Collective exhibition in Entropia Gallery / ul. Rzeźnicza 4, 6:00 p.m. (open till 27th July 2018)
  • Performance art and music-related activities in the Wroclaw Contemporary Museum / Pl. Strzegomski 2a, 8:00 p.m.

21st June, Beautiful Wroclaw

28th edition of the Best Architectural Project competition in 2017

  • 2:00 p.m. – awards ceremony and vernissage of the exhibition of competition entries, Museum of Architecture

22nd-23rd June, Flowers Festival and 4th Festival of Odrzańska Street

  • 22nd June, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – exhibition of flowers, guided walks: History of the Society of Wroclaw Lovers and ul. Odrzańska, History of St. Elizabeth’s Church, artistic performances, painting exhibition
  • 23rd June, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – St. Elizabeth’s petals, artistic performances of children and young people, Papal Kayaking Trip, ship cruise on the Oder, guided walks

22nd-24th June, 11th Festival of High Temperatures

shows, workshops, exhibitions, competitions, lectures on pottery, glass and metal

  • 22nd June, 3:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
  • 23rd June, 12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
  • 24th June, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • place: garden and building of the Academy of Fine Arts, ul. Traugutta 19/21

22nd June, ‘ENTROPIA’

exhibition of photographs on the occasion of 55 years of Zdzisław Dados’s artistic work

  • 7:00 p.m., vernissage, Miejsce przy Miejscu 14 gallery, pl. Strzelecki 14

22nd June and 30th June, Festival of Kresy Culture

performances of dance and vocal ensembles of children and young people from Polonia organisation in the Ukraine and Belarus, Zamek Cultural Centre

  • 22nd June 2018, 6:00 p.m., Belarus
  • 30th June 2018, 6:00 p.m., Ukraine

23rd June, 11th Caleidoscope of Cultures Festival

  • 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: open-air concert and picnic: bands from Georgia and Ukraine, Słodowa Island
  • 10:00 p.m.: Terne Čhave, Stary Klasztor Club, ul. Purkyniego 1

23rd June, EVEN MORE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP

The program includes bowling, bubble soccer, ergo rows, streetball, squash, beach tennis, sport climbing, ultimate, chess, foot orienteering and cycle orienteering.

  • 11:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Pl. Solny

23rd and 24th June ‘Tesla vs Edison – With the Tide or Against the Tide’ – spektakle Bajkobus’s shows

  • 23rd June, 11:30 a.m., Klecina Park
  • 24th June, 3:00 p.m., Professors’ Glade in Mammoth Park in Oporów

23rd/24th June, Underwater Festival Wroclaw 2018

presentation of young Wroclaw art – around 200 artists: exhibitions, photography, painting and prints, installations, fashion shows, multimedia presentations, films, workshops for children, and many concerts (e.g., Kormorany, Karbido)

  • 23rd June, 1:00 p.m. – start
  • 24th June, 6:00 a.m. – end
  • Mieszczański Brewery, ul. Hubska 44-48

23rd June, Green Riding Hood

mobile family game presenting ecological activities and natural knowledge in an attractive form

  • 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • start: small square in front of Chopin Monument in Park Południowy (Southern Park)

23rd June, ‘Double-Bassist" – monodrama by Krzysztof Rogacewicz

  • 6:00 p.m., Pod Kolumnami Club, Pl. Świętego Macieja 21

23rd June, 30 Years of the Clinic of Dolls

  • 4:30 p.m.: Circus without Violence – open-air theatre performance, playing field between ul. Chorwacka and Jugosłowiańska
  • 7:30 p.m.: vernissage of the exhibition 30 YEARS OF THE CLINIC OF DOLLS
  • 9:00 p.m.: A Poem about the Sun and the Moon – theatre performance, place: in front of the Agora Cultural Centre

23rd June, St. John’s Night at the Castle

fair of regional products, workshops, garland-plaiting, shows, workshops – registration at strefazajęć.pl; concerts: Kagiuma, Kapela Timingeriu, Kapela Brodów – dancing music (from 5:00 p.m.)

  • 2:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., Zamek Cultural Centre and Leśnica Park, Pl. Świętojański 1

23rd June, Wroclaw Festival in the Contours of Culture ‘Cultural Café’

The program includes open-air artistic workshops for children and adults, animation games with children, ‘Cooking Corner’ – cooking workshops, ‘A Friend from Imagination’ – open-air theatre performance directed by Kinga Maciejewska/5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

  • 4:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., backyard at ul. Jagiellończyka 10a

23rd-24th June, Viva Wrocław 2018

  • 23rd June, 11:00 a.m.: ‘Red Riding Hood’ – performance for children by Malutki Theatre from Łódź
  • 1:00 p.m.: ‘Music connects’ family workshop
  • 6:00 p.m.: ‘About a Gift and Being Yourself – Chopin-Artist’ concert performed by Dariusz Jakubowski
  • 24th June, 11:00 a.m.: ‘At Eight at the Ark’ theatre performance for children – Zdrojowy Teatr Animacji (Animation Spa Theatre)
  • 1:00 p.m.: ‘Music connects’ family workshop
  • 6:00 p.m.: ‘Happy Birthday Stasiek’ concert of Janek Młynarski’s Warsaw Dance Combo

24th June, ‘Legends Around the Corner!’ [Po legendy tędy!]

dir. Aga Błaszczak; theatre performance for children and families about Wroclaw and its Patron

  • 11:00 a.m., Anima Wroclaw Club, ul. Pilczycka 47

24th June, OLD JAZZ DAY 2018 festival

concerts: Asocjacja Hagaw, Jazz Band Ball Orchestra, Adrian Grodzicki’s Big Band, Sami Swoi – the band’s anniversary concert

  • 3:00 p.m., Market Square

24th June, Formal Session of the City Council of Wroclaw

march of council members and guests through the Market Square

  • parade of City Councillors, tribute of merchants, coronation of the Shooting King
  • start, 11:15 a.m. – Chapel of City Councillors in St. Elizabeth’s Church

Holy Mass for inhabitants of Wroclaw

  • 6:30 p.m., Cathedral of John the Baptist

24th June, ‘Missa sancti Joannis, Wratislaviae Patronis’ concert dedicated to the patron of Wroclaw

7:30 p.m., Cathedral of John the Baptist

organiser: Schola Gregoriana Silesiensis, www.ssgs.pl. Cathedral Parish of John the Baptist in Wroclaw, Wroclaw Chamber Musicians

Redakcja www.wroclaw.pl