Concerts, festivals, and other major events in Warsaw in 2017

Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity, 25th Grand Finale (Wielka Orkiestra Świątecznej Pomocy)

January, 15

Charity event – many concerts, shows and other events all over Warsaw and Poland. Volunteers collect money

Francophonic Festival (Festiwal Frankofonii)

March, 1-31

Concerts, film screenings, theater performances

STING (Sting’s twelfth solo studio album “57th & 9th” Tour)

March, 27

Venue: Warsaw Torwar

The Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival

April, 2-14

Internationally renowned artists performing in different Warsaw venues, eg. The Warsaw Philharmonic, The Royal Castle

Harry Potter in Concert

April, 7

Live symphony orchestra performing, to picture, every note from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (film projected in HD on the big screen, while a full symphony orchestra performs music)

ORLEN Warsaw Marathon

April, 23

Many streets will be closed for a car traffic (start and finish: Stadion Narodowy / National Stadium, also Ursynów, Wilanów)

The Schuman Parade (Parada Schumana)

May, 6

Pro-Europen event in the are of the Old Town – open-air events like concerts, shows. Good for families

The Night of Museums (Noc Muzeów)

May, 20

Over 250 Warsaw institutions are open during the night: galleries, museums, theaters, government buildings

The Jewish Motifs Film Festival

May, 24-28

Films on Jewish culture, mostly productions from Central and Eastern Europe. English subtitles available

Orange Warsaw Festival

June, 2-3

One of the biggest music festivals in Poland. Venue: Horse Racetrack in Służewiec

21st Science Picnic (Piknik Naukowy)

June, 3

Huge outdoor event promoting science, organized by the Polish Radio and the Copernicus Science Centre in cooperation with universities, research institutes, museums, cultural institutions. They present the behind-the-scenes aspects of their everyday work through experiments, demonstrations and interactive exhibits. Venue: Stadion Narodowy / National Stadium

Big Book Festival

June, 23-25

The festival of books and reading, including events in English. Many meetings, workshops and games, eg. setting the world record in number of people reading together in open-air

Depeche Mode (Global Spirit Tour)

July, 21

Venue: Stadion Narodowy / National Stadium

International Open Air Festival Jazz at the Old Town (Jazz na Starówce)

July – August

Jazz concerts each Saturday evening in July and August on the stage in the old town

Opening Match of the Men’s Volleyball European Championship

August, 24

Venue: Stadion Narodowy / National Stadium

Singer’s Warsaw Festiwal (Festiwal Warszawa Singera)

August, 26 – September, 3

Festival of the Jewish culture dedicated to Isaac Bashevis Singer: music, theatre, film, dance, exhibitions, meetings

Chopin and His Europe (Chopin i Jego Europa)

August, 12 -30

International music festival

PZU Warsaw Marathon

September, 24

Many streets will be closed for a car traffic (start and finish: the Old Town area, also Ursynów, Wilanów, Mokotów)

Cross-Culture Festival (Festiwal Skrzyżowanie Kultur)

September, 23-30

Festival features world culture and music: concerts, music workshops, screenings, exhibitions and events for children

Warsaw Autumn (Warszawska Jesień)

September, TBC

International festival of classical contemporary music

Warsaw Film Festival (Warszawski Festiwal Filmowy)

October, 13-22

The biggest international film festival in Poland

Stars on Ice

December, 9-10

Venue: Torwar. More info:$9215321&language=en

WATCH DOCS – Human Rights in Film

December, 8-14

International human rights film festival