Events and things to do in Warsaw in September

  • August 26 – September 3

14th Warsaw Singer Festival (Warszawa Singera)
The Jewish culture festival dedicated to Isaac Bashevis Singer: music, theater, film, dance, exhibitions, meetings. Click here to read more in English.

  • September 1-2

International Coins & Stamps Fair
Location: Dom Towarowy Bracia Jabłkowscy, Bracka 25 Street (city center). Read more in English.

  • September 4

Start of the school year at Polish schools
Short formal ceremonies. The real work starts on Tuesday, September 5. Parents of younger children usually take a day or few hours off to attend the event at school.

  • September 8-10

Warsaw Culinary Festival
Location: Warsaw University Botanical Garden at Aleje Ujazdowskie 4 Street (next to the Łazienki Garden), 10 am – 7 pm. Tickets: adults 10 PLN, children 5 PLN. Facebook event in Polish.

  • September 9-10

International Fitness & Wellness Fair 
Location: EXPO XXI, Prądzyńskiego 12/14 Street (Wola district). Read more in English.

  • September 10

Thai Festival 
Location: the Vistula Boulevard (next to Copernicus Science Centre), free entrance, 11 am – 7 pm. Cultural performances from Thailand, Thai cooking show, food tasting, art shows etc. Facebook event in Polish & English. Detailed agenda in Polish & English.

  • September 15-23

Warsaw Autumn (Warszawska Jesień)
The largest international festival of contemporary classical music in Poland. Click here to read more in English.

  • September 16

Warsaw International Dance Championship
Click here to read more in English.

  • September 16 – December 17

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

  • September 20 – October 10

French Touch
An event promoting French business and culture. Click here to read more in Polish, and here to read more in French. Facebook Page in Polish.

  • September 22-24

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.

  • September 23-30

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 India, Colombia, Algeria, Mali, France, USA, Sierra Leone, Turkey, Albania, and Hungary. Website in English. Facebook event in Polish.

  • September 24

PZU Warsaw Marathon
Many streets will be closed for a car traffic. Start at 9 am (Plac Trzech Krzyży – Three Crosses Square), finish in the Old Town area. Website in English, including the route.

  • September 30

Polish-Japanese Cold Weapons Day
Location: Museum of Polish Army, Jerozolimskie 3 Street (city center). Facebook event in Polish.

  • September 30

International Festival “Transkaukazja” 2017
Music festival promoting the culture of the Caucasus. Location: stage in Park Górczewska (Bemowo), free entrance, 3 pm – 10 pm. Facebook event (for English scroll down).

Exhibitions, museums, galleries

Gallery of Steel Figures 
Open until September 8. Art exhibition of metal figures, robots, cartoon, movie characters, cars, made of metal scrap. Location: Palace of Culture and Science (Sala Marmurowa, entrance from Marszałkowska Street). It’s open every day, 9 am – 8 pm. Click here to read more in English.

“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.

Ethnographic Museum
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.

Dollhouse 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.)

Museum of Asia and the Pacific 
Location: Solec 24 Street (Powiśle). Click here to see the photos and read our tips in English.

Museum of Technology and Industry 
Location: pl. Defilad 1, Palace of Culture and Science, entrance from Jerozolimskie Street. Click here to see the photos and read our tips in English.

The Royal Łazienki Museum and Park 
Click here to see the photos and read our tips in English about visiting the Łazienki museums and galleries.

Palace and Park in Wilanów 
Location: Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street. Click here to see the photos and read our tips in English.

Copernicus Science Centre (Centrum Nauki Kopernik
Location: Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 20 Street (Powiśle). Click here to see the photos and read our tips in English.

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.).

Botanical Garden in Powsin 
Location: Prawdziwka 2 Street (Powsin). Click here to learn our tips in English on visiting the Powsin Botanical Garden. And click here to read why it’s worth visiting with children.

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.

Roof Garden of the Warsaw University Library
Location: Dobra 56/66 Street (Powiśle). Click here to see the photos and read our tips in English.

Warsaw Zoo
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 and 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).

The Saxon Garden (Ogród Saski)
Location: city center. Click here to see the photos and read our tips in English and here to read more about the history of the Garden and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Skaryszewski Park & Kamionkowskie Lake
Location: aleja Waszyngtona Street (Praga). Click here to see the photos and read our tips in English.

“Park przy Bażantarni” & ropes park
Location: Ursynów / Kabaty. Click here to see the photos and read our tips in English.

Other attractions

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.

4 places in Warsaw to find dinosaurs
Where will you find dinosaurs in Warsaw?:) Click here to read in English our tips.

The Palace of Culture and Science for foreigners 
Click here to read more about the Palace of Culture.

Żelazowa Wola Museum and Park – Birthplace of Frederic Chopin 
Location: about 60 km from Warsaw, next to Sochaczew. Click here to read our tips in English and here to read why it is worth visiting with children.