Every weekend Wrocław is home to countless events from different genres, whether it be sport, art, culture, music or film.
Here’s just a sample of a few things going on in Wrocław between Friday and Sunday:
Wrocław’s speedway team are back in action on Sunday, when they take on Włolkniarz at the Olympic Stadium.
Tickets can be bought online here.
Throughout the weekend members of Lokietka 5 are organising free tours around the Nadodrze district.
They are inviting guests “for a walk through the backyards, alleys, workshops of artists and craftsmen/women. Discover with us the most interesting street art and places worth visiting. Meet the artists who’ve chose Nadodrze as the space for their creative work.”
Every summer Żywiec organise a series of concerts with respected Polish artists across the country’s main cities. This year’s Wrocław gig will be at Pergola, with a lineup including Kortez, Kult, Dawid Podsiadło and lao Che all set to perform.
Unfortunately the event has already sold out, so you’ll need to look to resale market if you want to go. The face value of the tickets is 119zł.
Another food-festival type space is taking shape in the so called ‘Manhattan’ area between Rondo Reagana and the Grunwaldzki bridge. Multitap Kontynuacja will provide craft beers, with Food Mania and Mexican food truck Panczo on hand to provide the grub.
The latest horse racing meeting takes place at Partynice Race Course this Sunday afternoon.
The gatherings are becoming increasingly popular with a number of different groups, whether it be families, sports fans or those that simply fancy a flutter.
Live jazz music is set to be a part of public life in Wrocław in July thanks to the upcoming Vertigo Summer Jazz festival.
The 31-day festival will see numerous jazz bands and artists perform at a variety of disparate locations. Every Friday concerts will be held at Vertigo Jazz Club & Restaurant, however on every other day of the week live jazz will be playing out somewhere else in town.
On Mondays concerts are to take place in beach bars, while Tuesdays will see live jazz performed on various different means of transport – a boat, a tram, a train and even a bus. On Wednesdays and Thursdays the focus then moves to various indoor venues. Parks will be the scene of live jazz on Saturdays, followed by concerts on Daliowa Island every Sunday.
All of the outdoor concerts are free to attend, as are performances on the Vertigo Jazz tram, bus and train. Tickets for the indoor gigs and the jazz boat, which cost between 20 and 50zł, can be bought online here. Festival passes are also available for 159zł.
Now into its 18th edition, the festival is a celebration of cinema from around the world, with the focus primarily on independent, art house movies.
The festival creates excellent opportunities for people to meet, discuss and exchange ideas, find co-producers and discover new talent. According to the organisers, more than 600 film professionals visit the festival every year. As well as film, the festival also incorporates a variety of alternative music, with live dj sets performed at the picturesque courtyard inside the military museum.
This year’s festival, which takes place between the 26th of July and the 5th of August, will feature hundreds of films screened at Kino Nowy Horyzonty.