Wroclaw Events and Festivals
(Wroclaw, Silesia, Poland)
Various annual festivals and well-attended seasonal events take place in Wroclaw, especially during the summer months, meaning that visitors will usually find plenty of things to do, see and enjoy. Wroclaw's huge Centenary Hall (Hala Ludowa) is where many of these festivals and concerts are regularly staged and its vast interior can accommodate around 6,000 people.
The Centenary Hall was built in 1913 and commemorates Napoleon's defeat of 100 years before. Used as a venue for some of the biggest festivals, exhibitions, sporting events and theatrical performances in Wroclaw, the hall itself offers excellent acoustics and features a 65-metre / 213-foot dome and a spire towering some 96 metres / 305 feet.
Some of the biggest 2014 / 2015 festivals and popular events in Wroclaw include the Musica Polonica Nova Contemporary Music Festival each February, the city's marathon every April, and Jazz on the Odra in May, which is one of the biggest and most historical of all Poland's jazz festivals. Also worth looking out for in Wroclaw is the Arsenal Chamber Music Festival every July, and the Wratislavia Cantans International Festival in September, the city's extremely noteworthy celebration of music and fine arts.
Check out the free monthly publications for the latest events listed in Wroclaw. These include the 'Aktivist', the 'Co Jest Grane', and also the extremely detailed 'Wroclaw in your Pocket'.
Wroclaw National Public Holidays
- New Year's Day - January 1st
- Easter Monday - late March /early April
- Labour Day - May 1st
- Constitution Day - May 3rd
- Corpus Christi - late May / early June
- Assumption Day - August 15th
- All Saints' Day - November 1st
- Independence Day - November 11th
- Christmas Day / Boxing Day - December 25th and 26th