- July 1-2
International Street Theatre Festival
The Festival has started in June. Free street performances will take place in the New Town Market, Agrykola Park, and Szczęśliwicki Park (theaters from Italy, Germany, and Poland). Click here to read the Festival program in Polish.
- July 1 – 6
International Theater Schools Festival
The Festival has started in June. There are still tickets available. In July, there will be performances of theaters from Israel, Romania, USA, Iran, Italy, Belgium, Finland, Peru, and Poland. The Festival program includes not only final degree shows of theater schools, but also numerous associated events, such as Off Festival shows, meetings with theater and cinema celebrities, as well as theater workshop dedicated to both, professionals and amateurs. Click here to read more in English.
- July 1 – 15
27th Mozart Festival in Warsaw
The Festival has started in June. Performances and concerts take place in the Royal Castle, Łazienki Park Royal Theatre, and Warsaw Chamber Opera. On July 3 and 10, at 6 pm, we recommend free outdoor concerts next to the Palace of Culture, a chance to listen to the music while sitting comfortably in sun chairs. Location: Plac Defilad (square next to the Palace of Culture, from Marszałkowska side). Click here to read more in Polish.
- July 1 – 26
The Music Gardens Festival (Festiwal Ogrody Muzyczne)
Location: the Royal Castle courtyard (a huge tent decorated with flowers). Concerts and screenings – featuring classical music, ballet, and opera. Click here to read the program in Polish.
- July 1 – 29
Sphere of Silence Festival (Festiwal Strefa Ciszy)
Each July Saturday, concerts (music from different countries on several stages simultaneously) in Łazienki Royal Garden (over 100 concerts). July 1 – German music, July 8 – Balkan music, July 15 – Polish music, July 22 – Celtic music, July 29 – Ibero-American music. Click here to learn more in English.
- July 1 – August 26
23rd International Open Air Festival “Jazz at the Old Town” (Jazz na Starówce)
Free jazz concerts each Saturday (7 pm) in July and August on the stage in the Old Town. Click here to read more in English.
- July 6 – 9
Warsaw Summer Jazz Days
Jazz concerts at SOHO Factory (Mińska 25 Street), 7 pm. Click here to read the program in Polish.
Concerts enhanced with visualizations on the planetarium dome
Location: Planetarium in Copernicus Science Center, Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 20 Street (Powiśle). July 7 (8.30 pm) “Beyond the Horizon” (click here to read more in English). July 7, 14 and 21 (7 pm) “Cosmic Seasons” (click here to read more in English). July 28 (7 pm) “The Four Seasons of the Universe” (click here to read more in English).
Chopin music Sunday recitals
Location: Łazienki Park, at the Chopin Monument (more convenient entrance from Ujazdowskie Street). Sunday: 12 pm and 4 pm, free entrance. Click here to learn our tips in English on visiting Łazienki Garden, and here to read more about the concerts at Łazienki website (in English).
Chopin music weekend recitals
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, and here to read a feature story why it is a perfect destination for a weekend trip with kids:)
Free summer concerts by Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra
Location: Grochowska 272 Street (Praga district). Saturday and Sunday, 4 pm. Click here to read more in English.
Królikarnia Museum of Sculpture
Location: Puławska 113a Street (Mokotów). July 2 (Sunday, 12 pm) free guided tour IN ENGLISH: the exhibition “Connection Warsaw – Zakopane”. Click here to learn more in English.
City/railway model exhibition at the National Stadium
Location: PGE Stadion Narodowy, gate no. 1, Aleja Zieleniecka Street, 10 am – 8 pm. Kids up to 3 free entrance. Regular ticket 23 PLN. Reduced ticket (kids, students, seniors 65+, disabled people) 19 PLN. Family ticket (2 adults + minimum 2 kids) 18 PLN per person. You can buy tickets online or onsite. Click here to visit the website (in Polish).
“Dali versus Warhol” (Dali kontra Warhol)
Art exhibition in the Palace of Culture and Science (4th floor, entrance from Marszałkowska Street). It’s open EVERY DAY, 9 am – 7 pm. Click here to buy tickets online (you can switch to English interface), and here to read more about the exhibition (website in Polish).
POLIN – Museum of the History of Polish Jews
Location: Anielewicza 6 Street (Muranów). Click here to read our tips in English (opening hours, tickets, where to have lunch etc.), and here to see the photos and read our feature story in English about visiting the POLIN Museum with children.
Frederic Chopin Museum in Warsaw
Location: Okólnik 1 Street (Powiśle). Click here to read our tips in English (opening hours, tickets, where to have lunch etc.), and here to see the photos and read in English why it’s worth visiting.
National Museum in Warsaw
Location: Jerozolimskie 3 Street (city center). Click here to read our tips in English (opening hours, tickets, where to have lunch etc.).
Center for Contemporary Art – Ujazdowski Castle
Location: Jazdów 2 Street (city center). Click here to read our tips in English (opening hours, tickets, where to have lunch etc.). Click here to read more in English about Center for Contemporary Art in our feature story.
Location: Kredytowa 1 Street (city center). Click here to read our tips in English (opening hours, tickets, where to have lunch etc.). Click here to read in English about a weekend Museum for Children which is located in the Ethnographic Museum.
Location: pl. Defilad 1, Palace of Culture and Science, entrance from Emilii Plater Street. Click here to see the photos and read our tips in English (opening hours, tickets, where to have lunch etc.).
Parks & Gardens
University of Warsaw Botanical Garden
Location: Aleje Ujazdowskie 4 Street (next to Łazienki Royal Garden). Click here to see the photos and read (in English) why it is an amazing place in Warsaw, and here to read our tips on visiting the Garden (opening hours, tickets, etc.). Additionally, on July 1 and 2 there will be the Festival of Roses (Facebook event in Polish).
Botanical Garden in Powsin
Location: Prawdziwka 2 Street (Powsin). During summertime, each Sunday (10 am – 6 pm) there is “Garden of Flavors” Family Picnic. There is a chance to buy and taste local fruits, vegetables, and other products. Click here to learn our tips in English on visiting the Powsin Botanical Garden.
Multimedia Fountain Park
Location: Skwer Dywizji 1 (city center), free entrance. Fountains operate every day from 8.30 am until 10.30 pm. Multimedia shows (30 minutes, lights, laser display, and music) on Friday and Saturday at 9.30 pm. Click here to see the photos and read our tips in English.
Location: Ratuszowa 1/3 Street (Praga). Warsaw Zoo is open EVERY DAY (including bank holidays). Click here to read Warsaw Zoo Guidebook in English (How to get there by public transport? How to get there by car? Where to look for a parking spot? Tickets. How to skip the line? Opening hours. Key facts and numbers. Zoo map – main attractions. Lunch, coffee, snacks in Warsaw zoo. Attractions for kids. The Żabiński villa. Feeding times. Where to hide from the rain. Handicapped access. Warsaw zoo rules. Infrastructure changes expected in 2017).
Other attractions in Warsaw
Viewing platform on the 30th floor of the Palace of Culture and Science
It’s open every day 10 am – 8 pm, and during summertime, the platform is open additionally on Fridays and Saturdays until 11.30 pm (admire Warsaw by night!). Click here to see the photos and read more in English.
Viewing platform in the Old Town
Location: St. Anne’s church bell tower next to the Castle Square. Click here to see the photos and read our tips in English.
Kayaking in Skaryszewski Park
Jezioro Kamionkowskie is a small lake located in Skaryszewski Park (Praga district). There is a possibility to rent a kayak. Click here to read our tips in English.
4 places in Warsaw to find dinosaurs
Where will you find dinosaurs in Warsaw?:) Click here to read in English our tips.
Difficulties in transport in Warsaw. It is recommended to avoid city center
July 6 – Donald Trump in Warsaw
President Trump will arrive at 10 pm, July 5, and will stay in Marriott Hotel. July 6: meetings in the Old Town, at about 1 pm speech at Krasińskich Square, at about 2-3 pm departure.
July 17 – Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge visit in Warsaw
On July 18 Kate and William will depart to Gdańsk.