Upcoming Holidays and Festivals in Poland

Street musicians, Kraków, Poland
Vibrant traditions live on in Poland.
  • Before planning a trip around a festival, verify the festival dates on the festival's website or with a local tourist information office. For more information about these and other events, visit the official tourism site for Poland.
  • This list includes major festivals in major cities, plus national holidays observed throughout Poland. Many sights and banks close down on national holidays — keep it in mind when planning your itinerary. Note that this isn't a complete list; holidays can strike without warning.
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2019

November 29:  St. Andrew's Eve (partying before St. Andrew's Day; some closures)

December:  Christmas market, Kraków

December 5–12:  Watch Docs, Warsaw (human rights film festival)

December 24–25:  Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (closures)

December 26:  Boxing Day/St. Stephen's Day (closures)

December 31:  New Year's Eve (huge street party in Kraków)


2020

January 1:  New Year's Day (closures)

January 6:  Epiphany (closures)

April 12–13:  Easter Sunday and Monday (closures)

April 26:  Kraków Marathon

May 1:  May Day/Labor Day (some closures)

May 3:  Constitution Day (Swieto Trzeciego Maja, celebrates Europe's first constitution; street fairs)

May 29–31:  Wrocław Good Beer Festival

May 31:  Pentecost (closures) 

May 31–June 7:  Kraków Film Festival

June 11:  Corpus Christi (religious festival with procession; closures)

June 18:  Lajkonik Festival, Kraków (colorful traditional parade)

June 19–28:  Jewish Culture Festival, Kraków

June 20 (likely):  Wianki Festival, Kraków (midsummer festival; wreaths on rafts in Vistula River, fireworks, music)

June 26–July 5 (likely):  Sztuka Ulicy, Warsaw (street performers festival)

June 30–July 3:  Open'er Festival, near Gdańsk (alternative rock/pop festival)

July–August:  Jazz na Starówce, Warsaw (free Saturday concerts on Old Town Square)

July 7–12 (likely):  Crossroads Festival Kraków (world music)

July 24–August 2 (likely):  Gdańsk Shakespeare Festival (includes many performances in English)

July 25–August 16 (likely):  St. Dominic's Fair, Gdańsk (market stalls, music, general revelry)

July 31–August 8 (likely):  International Chopin Festival, Duszniki-Zdrój, southwestern Poland (world's main Chopin festival, held in the composer's house)

August 15:  Assumption Day (closures)

August 21–22:  Live Music Festival, Kraków (hip-hop, rock)

September 18–26 (likely):  Warsaw Autumn International Festival of Contemporary Music

September 25–October 2 (likely):  Sacrum Profanum Festival, Kraków (contemporary and experimental music)

October 4–11 (likely):  Unsound Festival, Kraków (avant-garde music)

October 9–10 (likely):  Rawa Blues Festival, Katowice

October 9–18 (likely):  Warsaw Film Festival

November 1:  All Saints' Day/Remembrance Day (religious festival, some closures)

November 11:  Independence Day (closures)

November 29:  St. Andrew's Eve (partying before St. Andrew's Day; some closures)

December:  Christmas market, Kraków

December 3–10 (likely):  Watch Docs, Warsaw (human rights film festival)

December 24–25:  Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (closures)

December 26:  Boxing Day/St. Stephen's Day (closures)

December 31:  New Year's Eve (huge street party in Kraków)