Events and things to do in Warsaw in September, 2018

Things to do in Warsaw in September

  • September 1-2

Festival of Food from India
Location: Bulwar Flotylli Wiślanej (the Vistula boulevard between Most Poniatowskiego bridge and Most Łazienkowski bridge), free entrance, 12 pm – 7 pm. Facebook event in Polish.

15th Jewish Culture Festival “Singer’s Warsaw” (Warszawa Singera)
The Jewish culture festival dedicated to Isaac Bashevis Singer: music, theater, film, dance, exhibitions, meetings. Different locations in Warsaw. Click here to read more in English.

Chopin music live recital in the Birthplace of Frederic Chopin
Location: Żelazowa Wola Museum – Birthplace of Frederic Chopin (about 60 km from Warsaw). Saturday and Sunday at 12 pm and 3 pm. Click here to learn our tips in English on visiting Żelazowa Wola.

Horse Racing at Służewiec Racetrack
Location: Tor Wyścigów Konnych Służewiec, Puławska 266 Street. Website in English.

‘Open Ząbkowska’ Festival (Otwarta Ząbkowska)
Location: Ząbkowska Street (Praga), free entrance, 11 am – 10 pm. The Festival program includes concerts, art workshop for children and adults, art fair, an art exhibition. Facebook event in Polish. Detailed agenda in Polish.

  • September 1-29

Multimedia Fountain Park – an evening special show each Friday and Saturday
Location: Skwer Dywizji 1 (city center). Fountains operate every day from 8.30 am to 10.30 pm. The multimedia show on Fridays and Saturdays at 9 pm  (fountains, laser, music, and lights), free entrance. This season: “The Bear Prince Legend”. Click here to read more in English about the special show. Click here to read our tips in English – how to get there, where to have lunch, where to find a parking spot.

Warsaw by nigh – viewing platform of the Palace of Culture
Location: Viewing platform on the 30th floor of the Palace of Culture and Science. It’s open every day 10 am – 8 pm. During summertime (until the end of September), the platform is open additionally on Fridays and Saturdays until 11.30 pm. Click here to check out our tips in English on visiting the platform.

  • September 2

Shopping Sunday
Stores are open;) Sunday trading ban in September 2018: September 9, 16, and 23. Shopping Sundays in September: September 2 and September 30.

Festival of Vietnamese Culture
Location: Park Sowińskiego, Elekcyjna Street (Wola), 11 am – 8 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

“Wege Bazar” – vegan picnic
Location: Iskra Club at Pole Mokotowskie, Wawelska 5 Street (Mokotów), 12 pm – 7 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

‘Walks through the Warsaw Zoo’ – guided tours in English and Spanish
Location: Warsaw Zoo, Ratuszowa 1/3 Street (Praga), the tours are free (organized by the Warsaw Zoo volunteers) but you need to buy entrance tickets to the Zoo. Meeting point: the flamingo ring, in front of the entrance from Ratuszowa Street. Tour in English: 10 am, tour in Spanish: 11.40 am. Facebook event in English. Facebook event in Spanish. Click here to read Kids in the City Guidebook in English to the Warsaw Zoo.

“Classically on the Grass” – free open-air concert of the classical music – this Sunday – Tango
Location: Królikarnia Museum of Sculpture Park, Puławska 113a Street (Mokotów), free entrance, 12 pm – 1 pm. Facebook event in Polish.

Outdoor piano recitals in Łazienki Garden 
Location: Royal Łazienki Garden, Chopin Monument, entrance from Aleje Ujazdowskie Street, free entrance. Each Sunday 2 live concerts: 12 pm and 4 pm (until September 30, 2018). More in English. Facebook event in Polish.

  • September 3

Start of the new school year at Polish schools
Short formal ceremonies. Parents of younger children usually take a day or a few hours off to attend the event at school.

  • September 6-8

“Green Is Life – fair of everything and everyone dealing with plants and greenery”
Location: EXPO XXI, Prądzyńskiego 12/14 Street (Wola). More in English.

  • September 7-11

“Wawa Design” – the Festival of Polish Design
Location: SOHO Factory, Mińska 25 Street (Praga) and Centrum Kreatywności Targowa 56 Street (Praga). Exhibitions, presentations, lectures and workshops. Facebook page in Polish. The Festival program in Polish.

  • September 8-9

Chopin music live recital in the Birthplace of Frederic Chopin
Location: Żelazowa Wola Museum – Birthplace of Frederic Chopin (about 60 km from Warsaw). Saturday and Sunday at 12 pm and 3 pm. Click here to learn our tips in English on visiting Żelazowa Wola.

Horse Racing at Służewiec Racetrack
Location: Tor Wyścigów Konnych Służewiec, Puławska 266 Street. Website in English.

  • September 9

Sunday trading ban – stores are closed
There are new regulations in Poland – stores can operate only 2 Sundays a month (usually first and last Sunday of the month). In September 2018, there is a trading ban on September 9, 16, and 23. Trade ban does NOT include cinemas, restaurants, cafés, small local stores where the owner can work, stores at gas stations, flower shops, pharmacies. Shopping malls can be open but most of the stores inside will be closed (only cinemas, restaurants, pharmacies in shopping malls can be open). You can always do basic shopping at the gas stations.

Outdoor piano recitals in Łazienki Garden 
Location: Royal Łazienki Garden, Chopin Monument, entrance from Aleje Ujazdowskie Street, free entrance. Each Sunday 2 live concerts: 12 pm and 4 pm (until September 30, 2018). More in English. Facebook event in Polish.

Railway Modeling Event (Giełda Modelarska)
Location: Warsaw Railway Museum (Stacja Muzeum), Towarowa 3 Street (Wola), 10 am – 2 pm (the Museum is open on Sundays 9 am – 5 pm). A chance to buy model railways and trains and meet railway modeling enthusiasts. During the event reduced tickets for everyone (6 PLN, children up to 7 free entrance). The Museum website in English. Facebook event in Polish.

“Adventurous Nature Walk” – educational walk guided IN ENGLISH
Location: Wilanów Palace Garden, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street, 11 am – 12.30 pm, meeting point at the ticket office (small yellow building). Click here to buy tickets online (10 PLN). The Gardens of Wilanów Palace will organize in 2018 (once a month) 12 events IN ENGLISH – guided walks in the Wilanów Palace Gardens. Click here to read more in English. Kids in the City is the event media partner.

Natural Ice Cream Festival
Location: Iskra Club at Pole Mokotowskie, Wawelska 5 Street (Mokotów), 12 pm – 7 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

  • September 14-15

International Coins & Stamps Fair
Location: Dom Towarowy Bracia Jabłkowscy, Bracka 25 Street (city center), 10 am – 4 pm. More in English.

  • September 14-16

Irish Film Festival
Location: Kino Luna / Luna Movie Theater, Marszałkowska 28 Street (city center). Facebook event in Polish. The detailed agenda in Polish.

  • September 14 – October 1

‘French Touch’ 
An event promoting French business and culture. More in Polish and French. Facebook Page in Polish.

  • September 14 – December 16

The International Theatre Festival for Early Years “TAKE PART IN ART” 
Location: the Old Armory (Stara Prochownia) building at Boleść 2 Street (the Old Town). Performances for children aged 0,6-6. Artists from the Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, Slovenia, Belgium. More in English.

  • September 15

The Festival of Muranów / Święto Muranowa
Location: green area at Andersa 13 Street, corner of Andersa and Anielewicza streets, 2 pm – 9 pm, free entrance. Attractions include concerts, workshops, garage sales, street food. Facebook event in Polish.

“Grand Bazar” – fair of clothing, accessories, jewelery, cosmetics, and home accessories
Location: ‘Elektrownia Powiśle’, Elektryczna 2 Street, free entrance, 11 am – 7 pm. Facebook event in Polish.

  • September 15-16

Warsaw Culinary Festival
Location: different locations in Wilanów (The Wilanów Palace, Plaża Wilanów), free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

Eco-creative Warsaw / Ekokreatywna Warszawa
Location: Bus Depot Hall and the area around the Hall, Włościańska 52 Street (Żoliborz), 11 am – 7 pm, free entrance. The Festival of ecology, upcycling, recycling, sustainable transport, craftsmanship and design. Facebook event in Polish. The Festival program in Polish.

Chopin music live recital in the Birthplace of Frederic Chopin
Location: Żelazowa Wola Museum – Birthplace of Frederic Chopin (about 60 km from Warsaw). Saturday and Sunday at 12 pm and 3 pm. Click here to learn our tips in English on visiting Żelazowa Wola.

Horse Racing at Służewiec Racetrack
Location: Tor Wyścigów Konnych Służewiec, Puławska 266 Street. Website in English.

  • September 16

Sunday trading ban – stores are closed
There are new regulations in Poland – stores can operate only 2 Sundays a month (usually first and last Sunday of the month). In September 2018, there is a trading ban on September 9, 16, and 23. Trade ban does NOT include cinemas, restaurants, cafés, small local stores where the owner can work, stores at gas stations, flower shops, pharmacies. Shopping malls can be open but most of the stores inside will be closed (only cinemas, restaurants, pharmacies in shopping malls can be open). You can always do basic shopping at the gas stations.

“Mamaville” Mother & Baby Expo
Location: Arena Ursynów, Pileckiego 122 Street, 10 am – 5 pm, free entrance. Clothes and accessories for kids and pregnant women, workshops. Facebook event in Polish.

The Festival of Asian Food
Location: Iskra Club at Pole Mokotowskie, Wawelska 5 Street (Mokotów), 12 pm – 7 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

Flowers Fair
Location: “Znajomi Znajomych”, Wilcza 58a Street (city center). Free entrance, 12 pm – 7 pm. Facebook event in Polish.

Outdoor piano recitals in Łazienki Garden 
Location: Royal Łazienki Garden, Chopin Monument, entrance from Aleje Ujazdowskie Street, free entrance. Each Sunday 2 live concerts: 12 pm and 4 pm (until September 30, 2018). More in English. Facebook event in Polish.

  • September 16-22

The Cross Culture Festival (Festiwal Skrzyżowanie Kultur)
Location: the Festival tent in front of the Palace of Culture and Science. The Festival features world culture and music: concerts, music workshops, screenings, exhibitions. Artists from Angola, Mali, Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, and Ethiopia. Website in English. Facebook event in Polish.

  • September 21-23

Warsaw by Art
An event promoting art, organized by several art galleries in Warsaw. The galleries will be open 11 am – 9 pm, free entrance, they will offer many extra events like meetings with artists, owners, discussions, guided tours etc. Facebook event in Polish.

Warsaw Gallery Weekend
An annual festival (exhibitions and special events) of contemporary art put together by private galleries in Warsaw. The galleries will be open Friday 5 pm – 9 pm, Saturday – Sunday 12 pm – 7 pm, free entrance. More in English.

Fitness Trade Show
Location: EXPO XXI, Prądzyńskiego 12/14 Street (Wola). Friday 10 am – 6 pm (only for businesses), Saturday 10 am – 6 pm, Sunday 10 am – 5 pm, online tickets. More in English.

  • September 21-29

Warsaw Autumn Festival (Warszawska Jesień)
The largest international festival of contemporary classical music in Poland. More in English.

  • September 22

Polish-Japanese Cold Steel Weapons Day
Location: Museum of Polish Army, Jerozolimskie 3 Street (city center), 9 am – 9 pm. Attractions include shows, concerts, theater, dance show, Polish and Japanese food. More in Polish.

Warsaw International Dance Championship
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Conference Centre Warsaw, Skalnicowa 21 Street (Wawer). Dance Championships (the World Pro-Am Series) and Gala Ball. More in English.

  • September 22-23

Chopin music live recital in the Birthplace of Frederic Chopin
Location: Żelazowa Wola Museum – Birthplace of Frederic Chopin (about 60 km from Warsaw). Saturday and Sunday at 12 pm and 3 pm. Click here to learn our tips in English on visiting Żelazowa Wola.

Horse Racing at Służewiec Racetrack
Location: Tor Wyścigów Konnych Służewiec, Puławska 266 Street. Website in English.

  • September 23

Sunday trading ban – stores are closed
There are new regulations in Poland – stores can operate only 2 Sundays a month (usually first and last Sunday of the month). In September 2018, there is a trading ban on September 9, 16, and 23. Trade ban does NOT include cinemas, restaurants, cafés, small local stores where the owner can work, stores at gas stations, flower shops, pharmacies. Shopping malls can be open but most of the stores inside will be closed (only cinemas, restaurants, pharmacies in shopping malls can be open). You can always do basic shopping at the gas stations.

Handbags Fair
Location: “Znajomi Znajomych”, Wilcza 58a Street (city center). Free entrance, 12 pm – 7 pm. Facebook event in Polish.

Outdoor piano recitals in Łazienki Garden 
Location: Royal Łazienki Garden, Chopin Monument, entrance from Aleje Ujazdowskie Street, free entrance. Each Sunday 2 live concerts: 12 pm and 4 pm (until September 30, 2018). More in English. Facebook event in Polish.

  • September 26-30

Jewish Food Festival
Location: POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Anielewicza 6 Street (Muranów). Facebook event in English and Polish.

  • September 28-30

La Folle Journée Festival of the classical music (Szalone Dni Muzyki)
Location: Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera, Plac Teatralny 1 (city center). Facebook event in Polish. The Festival program in English.

  • September 29

Chopin music live recital in the Birthplace of Frederic Chopin
Location: Żelazowa Wola Museum – Birthplace of Frederic Chopin (about 60 km from Warsaw). Saturday and Sunday at 12 pm and 3 pm. Click here to learn our tips in English on visiting Żelazowa Wola.

  • September 30

Shopping Sunday
Stores are open;) Sunday trading ban in September 2018: September 9, 16, and 23. Shopping Sundays in September: September 2 and September 30.

PZU Warsaw Marathon
Many streets will be closed for a car traffic. Start at 9 am in the Old Town, finish at the area of the Multimedia Fountain Park. Website in English.

Warsaw Marathon Map and RouteSource: http://pzumaratonwarszawski.com/trasa/ 

Chopin music live recital in the Birthplace of Frederic Chopin
Location: Żelazowa Wola Museum – Birthplace of Frederic Chopin (about 60 km from Warsaw). Saturday and Sunday at 12 pm and 3 pm. Click here to learn our tips in English on visiting Żelazowa Wola.

Horse Racing at Służewiec Racetrack
Location: Tor Wyścigów Konnych Służewiec, Puławska 266 Street. Website in English.

Outdoor piano recitals in Łazienki Garden – the last concert this season
Location: Royal Łazienki Garden, Chopin Monument, entrance from Aleje Ujazdowskie Street, free entrance. Each Sunday 2 live concerts: 12 pm and 4 pm (until September 30, 2018). More in English. Facebook event in Polish.

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