Cesky Krumlov Wenceslas Celebration | Saturday, 30 September

Locality: Český Krumlov

30. 9.

Saturday programme of the 21st Český Krumlov Saint Wenceslas Celebrations

Saint Wenceslas Fair

10:00 – 22:00 Saint Wenceslas Craft Fair – handicraft products, craft demonstrations, refreshments | Svornosti Square

Český Krumlov International Folklore Festival

10:00–18:00 Performances of folklore ensembles Gruppo Folkloristico Castelraimondo (Italy), Grześ (Poland), Gatalinka Vinkovci (Croatia), Sluníčko with the band Rokytí (Rokycany), Úsvit and Úsviťáček (České Budějovice), Český Krumlov ensembles Jitřenka and Růže (breaks 12:00–12:45 and 16:00–16:30) | Svornosti Square

10:00–15:30 The Dancing Town – short dance demonstrations by participants of the International Folklore Festival will enliven the streets and corners of the town | Seminary Garden, Monastery Courtyard

17:00–18:00 Amare Romane Čave – Český Krumlov Romani dance and music ensemble under the direction of Robert Kotlár | Seminary Garden

Svornosti Square Stage 

10:00–18:00 Český Krumlov International Folklore Festival – performances of the folklore ensembles listed above (breaks 12:00–12:45 and 16:00–16:30)

18:00–18:15 Schwarzenberg Grenadier Guard – induction of new guard members with the traditional presentation of a portepee (a decoration of Grenadier sabres in the ceremonial colours of the town of Český Krumlov and the Schwarzenberg family)

18:15–18:30 Meeting of Václavs and Václavkas – bearers of the name Václav and Václavka (male and female version of the Czech name Wenceslas) are invited to the stage to meet and take photos with the mayor 

19:15–22:00 Minor Brass Band Doubravanka – traditional brass music and modern compositions of various genres

Garden Wine Tasting

14:00–22:00 Wine Tasting in the Monastery Garden – a wide range of wines from Bohemia, Moravia, Austria, Italy, Germany, Spain Wine tasting in the form of paid samples, glasses available for rent on site, hot and cold snacks. The Garden Wine Tasting is an invitation to the 11th edition of the Český Krumlov Wine Festival, which will take place from 6 October to 2 December 2023. | Monastery Garden

3+ Gallery and Monasteries

10:00–18:00 Creative Workshops for Children – come with your children to make straw animals, wind chimes, leather key cases or headphones, kites and other seasonal products. Admission: 10 coins (1 coin = CZK 10) which you exchange for materials and products of your choice. | 3+ Gallery – Interactive Exhibition

10:00–20:00 Craft Workshops – try traditional crafts and make your own craft product under the guidance of experienced of craftsmen | Monastery Courtyard and Craft Alley

10:00–20:00 Monastic Delicacies – plum dumplings, sandwiches, bakery products | Caffé Klášter

11:00–15:00 The Dancing Town – dance demonstrations of the ensembles participating in the International Folklore Festival | Monastery Courtyard

11:00–18:00 Wheel of Fortune and Frolicking with Vojta Vrtek – With Vojta's Wheel of Fortune you can win coins to exchange for creations presented in the interactive exhibition, a 10% discount on a soft drink at Caffé Kláštery or a small sweet reward, free admission for the Bestiarium exhibition of illustrations by Maurizio Olivotto, a 10% discount on souvenirs at the Visitor Centre. Don’t worry if you’re unlucky, Vojta has got you covered with some cheerful tasks.

St. Wenceslas Evening of Open Museums and Galleries

Free admission. If the current maximum capacity is exceeded, please plan for possible delays.

18:00, 19:00 and 20:00 Wooden Raft Museum and the Church of St. Jost – guided tours (in Czech) on history and tradition of timber rafting in the Czech Republic, the second largest model of a raft spring in the Czech Republic, view from the church tower

19:00–23:00 Egon Schiele Art Centre – current exhibitions: large-format posters for almost all exhibitions in the 30 years of ESAC's existence, realistic paintings by Ivana Lomová, expressive drawings and paintings by Jan Franz, permanent exhibition on the life and work of Egon Schiele

19:00–23:00 Regional Museum in Český Krumlov – Ceramic model of the town, Historical picture of Český Krumlov from prehistoric times to the end of the 20th century, Baroque Jesuit pharmacy, exhibition of South Bohemian folk costumes

19:00–23:00 3+ Gallery – Bestiarium, exhibition of illustrations by Maurizio Olivotto. Limited capacity, free tickets available at the Visitor Centre.

19:00–23:00 Museum Fotoatelier Seidel – permanent exhibition, guided tours (in Czech) at 19:00, 20:00, 21:00 and 22:00. Limited capacity, reservations at www.seidel.cz, info@seidel.cz or +420 736 503 871; on site with no guarantee of availability

19:00–23:00 Synagogue Český Krumlov – option to tour the interior of the Synagogue, 19:00–22:00 with guitar accompaniment by Radek Interholz

19:00–23:00 St. Martin Chapel, Municipal Park – festive lighting of the chapel, musical performance by DuoDam 20:00–21:30.

Other programme

9:00–12:00, 13:00–17:00 Nostalgic Photo Shoot in Museum Fotoatelier Seidel – get a retro photography with the colours of autumn. Admission. Limited capacity, booking required at www.seidel.czinfo@seidel.cz or +420 736 503 871 | Museum Fotoatelier Seidel

Wooden Raft Cruises – Enjoy the unique atmosphere of a sightseeing cruise through the centre of Český Krumlov on a model of a historical raft.
10:30, 12:30, 14:30, 16:30 Voroplavba Radek Šťovíček – Discounted price CZK 450. Booking at www.voroplavba.cz 
11:00, 14:00, 16:00, 18:00 Maleček Rafting – 10% discount. Booking at www.malecek.cz 

20:00 PAST Rap Duo – concert. The admission fee is voluntary. | Prádelna, Hradební Street

Program of the Saint Wenceslas Celebrations 2023 →