October has arrived bringing cooler temperatures in the mornings and evenings, a beautiful change in the colours of the town, fresh air and lots of activities.
Firstly, a little Czech culture to you, October in Czech language is Říjen, pronouncing /ˈr̝iːjɛn/ :)
Always important to check the COVID-19 last updates, and you can do so on the official website which is updated daily: https://www.mvcr.cz/mvcren/article/coronavirus-information-of-moi.aspx
Then, considering you have your covid pass or negative test in your pocket, be sure you can have a great time in Prague. The city is filled with happy people again, confidence is growing and events both indoors and outdoors are back on the list.
What is the weather like in October?
With average lows around 8°C in the mornings and around 14℃ in the afternoon, Prague holds mostly dry days over the month. The autumn season is well underway with the coming of October. Temperatures continue to drop to values favoring the freshness of the atmosphere. On the other hand, the bad weather diminishes considerably and leaves more room for the sun and its beneficial rays. The climate throughout October in Prague remains acceptable and dressing well is enough to protect from the cold.
Pack heavier clothes for the evenings, but remember that every place you visit will be warm and cosy, therefore, the warmer pieces should be easy to take off. Scarfs are a must as the wind picks up and don’t forget your favourite comfortable shoes.
The main event held by the City of Prague in October is undoubtedly the Signal Festival, between 14th - 17th of October, (find more about it in here) a show of lights and lasers spread around three locations in Prague.
Due to the corona virus restrictions, the program at the Planetarium has a very strict procedure and you must reserve a date & time to attend.
“Signal Festival grew from a show of video mapping and light design into a respected festival of digital art and art /tech cultural events, which today is one of the largest in the Czech Republic. You will be able to see the original site – specific installations scattered in well – known and lesser – known corners of Prague, popular video mappings on historical buildings, interactive installations and gallery installations.”
What: Signal Festival
When: 14/10 – 17/10
Also, The Pumpkin Autumn is an annual exhibition held in Prague Botanic Garden. The 2021 pumpkin show begins on Friday of October 15 and lasts until Sunday of October the 31st. Visitors can enjoy amazing pumpkin creations of all shapes and colours at the large open space of the Ornamental Garden.
What: The Pumpkin Autumn
When: 15/10 – 31/10
Where: Prague Botanic Garden, Trojská 800/196, 171 00 Prague 7 – Troja
Now, let’s list our favourite events for October 2021:
Food & Drinks:
• Beer Fest 2021
Sat, 2/10 - U Továren 999/31, Praha 15 – Hostivař
An event targeting locals that love beer shouldn’t be ignored. Beer tasting, burgers, live music and a lot of exposure to the Czech language. Let’s talk about a unique experience.
• Bond & Breakfast: No Time to Die
Sun 3/10 at 11:00 AM - Siwiecova 1839/1, Praha 3
Screening a Bond movie, discussing Bond matters and brunching. Sundays have a new meaning now.
Price: 500 CZK
• Sunday Bubble & Chill brunch
Sun 3/10 at 12:00 PM - Augustine Restaurace Letenská 12/33, Praha 1
Price CZK 1250–2450
Unfortunately, you will have to choose between the events, but here is what they have to say about this one “Relax into a bubbly Sunday with bottomless Champagne or Prosecco, Chef’s delights, Virgin Mary, DJ performance and kids corner in the tranquil oasis of Augustine restaurant. Sunday brunch in the center of Lesser Town. Concept Bubble & Chill available from 12pm with DJ and babysitting. You will have a chance to savor fresh oysters, sushi & sashimi, octopus carpaccio, venison wellington, beef stroganoff, fruit filled dumplings and much more. Enjoy unlimited food and a choice of beverage package with Champagne or Prosecco.”
Let the voting begin.
• Festival of Delicate Flavours
New Town Hall, Karlovo náměstí 1/23, Prague 2
Sat 9/10 from 10:00 – 18:00
Amazing flavours from all over the world in the heart of Prague - the Festival of Delicate Tastes. The festival takes place in the courtyard of the New Town Hall,in the historical interiors of the New Town Hall and at the adjacent part of the park at Charles Square. Visitors can taste different kinds of spices, wines, sausages, cheeses, sweets, chocolate, beer specials or pickled delicacies.
• Festival of Soups, Smíchov waterfront - Hořejší nábřeží
Sat 23/10 from 10:00 – 18:00 Náplavka, Smichov Nové Město, Praha 2.
The popular Festival of Soups will be held again at the Smíchov waterfront. Enjoy numerous types of soups from around the world, vegetable creams, homemade noodles, fresh homemade pastries, warm cider, mulled wine, draft beer and desserts.
• Tribute to the World Legends: Ray Charles
Where: Reduta Jazz Club Národní 20, Praha 1 – Nové Město
American artist Lee Andrew Davison will perform Ray Charles' successes on three dates in the infamous Jazz Club where Bill Clinton once performed.
The Tribute to the World Legends will be running most days in October, check their website for the full list of events.
• Lunchmeat Festival 2021
1/10 – 2/10 at different Venues
https://lunchmeatfestival.cz/2021/ for the full program
Entry: CZK 250–5700
The next year of an audiovisual adventure called Lunchmeat Festival will take place from 27th September to 2nd October this year. The festival will take visitors in addition to the Trade Fair Palace to CAMP, Archa theatre and other locations in Prague.
• Lenka Filipova
Wed 6/10 at 20:00
Pod Palmovkou Theatre – Great Hall Zenklova 34, Praha 8
Entry: CZK 300–450
The popular Czech pop singer will be performing in the theatre. Follow the link for ticket information.
• Žižkovská noc 2021
28/10 – 30/10
Entry: 20 CZK – 699 CZK
The traditional festival is a mix of pub crawl, live music and locals having fun in Prague’s most hipster suburb.
Now that you know it all, find your accommodation at one of H&Hotels Group,hotel or apartments, comfortable rooms and rich breakfast in Prague’s best locations.
Hope to see you soon.