Events and things to do in Warsaw in October

October in Warsaw

  • October 1

Slow Fashion Fair
Location: PGE National Stadium (Stadion Narodowy), al. Ks. J. Poniatowskiego 1 Street. 11 am – 7 pm, tickets 10 PLN (children up to 12 free). Click here to read more in Polish.

  • October 1

World Dumplings Festival (Festiwal Pierogów Świata)
Location: Klubokawiarnia Medyka, Oczki 1a Street (city center), 12 pm – 7 pm, free entrance. There will be a chance to buy Polish dumplings (pierogi) as well as “dumplings” from other countries, eg. calzone, samosa, momo, khinkali etc. Facebook event in Polish.

  • October 1

La Folle Journée Festival (Szalone Dni Muzyki)
The classical music festival, this year focusing on music and dance. Location: Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera, Plac Teatralny 1 (city center). Click here to read more in English.

  • October 1-10

International Contemporary Dance Festival “Ciało/Umysł”
Click here to read more in English.

  • October 1-15

Warsaw Festival of Culture “No Barriers” (Warszawski Festiwal Kultury bez Barier)
All the Festival events are fully accessible to disabled people. Click here to read more in Polish.

  • October 2-11

Avant Art Festival
International Festival of experimental and avant-garde music, performance and film presentations. Click here to read more in English.

  • October 4-8

Ukrainian Film Festival
Location: Kino Luna, Marszałkowska 28 Street (city center). Click here to read more in Polish.

  • October 5-7

Warsaw Music Week Festival
Urban music festival featuring artists from Poland as well as from abroad. Click here to read more in English.

  • October 6-8

Poland Design Festival & Warsaw Home Fair
Location: Ptak Warsaw Expo in Nadarzyn, Al. Katowicka 62 Street, 05-830 Wolica 114D, 10 am – 6 pm. Click here to read more in English.

  • October 6-8

Warsaw Family Days (Warszawskie Dni Rodzinne)
Dozens of kid-friendly events all over Warsaw. Free entrance to all events. A family picnic in the green area next to the National Stadium (entrance from the gate no. 11) on Saturday, 12 pm – 5 pm. Click here to read more in Polish.

  • October 7

Warsaw Fantasy Fair
Location: Dom Towarowy Bracia Jabłkowscy, Bracka 25 Street (city center). Click here to read more in Polish. Facebook event in Polish.

  • October 7-22

The International Theatre Festival for Early Years “TAKE PART IN ART”  
Performances for children 1-6. The Festival lasts until December 17. Artists from Italy, Belgium, Austria, Spain, and Canada. In October, theaters from Canada and Belgium. Click here to read more in English.

  • October 12-14

12th International Festival of Improvised Music “Ad Libitum”
Click here to read more in Polish. The Festival program in English.

  • October 13-15

15th Warsaw Art Fair
Location: Arkady Kubickiego (Kubicki Arcades) at the Warsaw Royal Castle. Click here to read more in English.

  • October 13-22

Warsaw Film Festival (Warszawski Festiwal Filmowy)
The biggest international film festival in Poland. Click here to read more in English.

  • October 14

Teachers’ Day (Dzień Nauczyciela)
In public schools, there are no regular classes. Usually, there is the inauguration event for first-year students (ślubowanie) and older kids either do not go to school or have some fun activities. Students give teachers flowers and/or gifts. This year October 14 is on Saturday, so schools will celebrate either on Friday, October 13 or on Monday, October 16.

  • October 14-15

Warsaw Dance Days
International Contemporary Dance Festival. Click here to read more in Polish. Facebook event in Polish.

  • October 18-20

Warsaw Technology Days
Events promoting engineering and innovation. Facebook event in Polish. Click here to read more in Polish.

  • October 20-22

13th International Warsaw Choir Festival – Varsovia Cantat 
Click here to read more in English.

  • October 20-22

World Travel Show (Międzynarodowe Targi Turystyczne) 
Location: Ptak Warsaw Expo in Nadarzyn, Al. Katowicka 62 Street, 05-830 Wolica 114D. The partner country of this year’s World Travel Show is Mexico. The event includes Camper & Caravan Show and Warsaw Yacht Salon. Click here to read more in English.

  • October 27-29

Warsaw Moto Show 
Location: Ptak Warsaw Expo in Nadarzyn, Al. Katowicka 62 Street, 05-830 Wolica 114D. Click here to read more in English.

  • October 29

Time change (zmiana czasu)
On Sunday, October 29, at 03:00 am clocks are turned backward 1 hour to 02:00 am. There will be more light in the morning.

  • October 31

Halloween
Halloween is relatively new in Poland, a few years ago it was almost impossible to buy a pumpkin this time of year. Now pumpkin carving and pumpkin decorations are more and more popular at schools and homes. In bars and restaurants, there are themed parties for adults and costume parties for kids at some schools. More and more children in Poland are dressing up and playing trick or treat (cukierek albo psikus).

October is a perfect time to explore museums and galleries in Warsaw.

Museums and galleries in Warsaw

Click here to read our firsthand tips in English about 15 museums and galleries in Warsaw (opening hours, tickets info, how to get there, where to look for a parking spot, where to have lunch, what is available in English). And lots of photos:)

And if the weather is good (let’s be optimistic!:), enjoy October in Warsaw parks.

Parks and gardens in Warsaw

Click here to read our firsthand tips in English about 12 amazing parks and gardens in Warsaw. Lots of photos!:)

Doing some fall cleaning? Donate your used clothes to charities in Warsaw!

Where to donate used clothes in Warsaw

Click here to read about charity stores & non-profit organizations in Warsaw where you can donate used clothes, shoes, toys, books.

The weekend is approaching, and you are wondering where to take your children? Sign up to Kids in the City Weekly Newsletters. Sent out each Thursday: the list of family-friendly weekend events and activities for kids in Warsaw, including events for children who don’t speak Polish.

Things to do with kids in Warsaw

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