Summer in Warsaw: events and things to do in Warsaw in August

Weather in Poland in August

Average monthly temperature in August in Poland is 18,5°C / 65°F, and average monthly rainfall level is 66 mm (the third highest after July and August).

Shopping Sundays and trade ban Sundays in Poland in August 2019

In August 2019, there is only one shopping Sunday in Poland: August 25. August 4, 11, and 18 are trade ban Sundays. Click here to read our post about the Sunday trade ban in Poland, shopping Sundays, and bank holidays in Poland in 2019.

Events in English in Warsaw in August 2019

  • Every Saturday in August

Free traditional Indian yoga class in ENGLISH – “Yoga with Kirti
Location: Łazienki Royal Garden, 10 am – 11 am. The yoga class takes place outdoors in the Park (check out the exact location on the map). In case of very bad weather, the class is canceled (you will find info in the FB event). Facebook event in Polish.

  • Every Saturday and Sunday in August

Guided tour IN ENGLISH – the Wilanów Palace – the history and design of the Palace interiors
Location: Wilanów Palace, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street, 12 pm – 1 pm. Online tickets (regular tickets 20 PLN, reduced tickets 15 PLN). Meeting point – a cloakroom in the Palace. More in English. Facebook event in English.

  • August 25

‘Nature walk in the Wilanów gardens’ – educational walk for children and adults 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 in the park in front of the palace). Tickets: 10 PLN (online tickets). In August: ‘The Wilanów farm’. Why would the King need a farm? Jan III was famous not only as a notable monarch and valiant warrior. He appreciated the pleasures of living in the country, away from the city. What were the components of the historic farm? Are there any remnants? Let’s find out. Facebook event in English. Click here to read more in English.

Fairs, festivals and other events in Warsaw in August 2019

  • Every day in August

Gallery of Steel Figures – the exhibition
Location: the Palace of Culture and Science, pl. Defilad 1, entrance from Marszałkowska Street, 9 am – 8 pm, tickets: regular 35 PLN, reduced 19 PLN, family 2+3 100 PLN, children up to 3 free entrance. Over 80 metal figures inspired by characters from movies and cartoons, sports cars and motorcycles. More in English about the exhibition. Facebook page in Polish.

‘The Fascinating World of Spiders and Scorpions’ – the exhibition
Location: the Palace of Culture and Science, pl. Defilad 1, entrance from Marszałkowska Street, 10 am – 7 pm, tickets: regular 18 PLN, reduced 12 PLN, family 2+2 50 PLN, children up to 4 free entrance. More in English and photos. Facebook event in Polish.

Reconstructions of children’s clothing from the 17th to the 19th centuries – the exhibition at Wilanów Palace Museum
Location: Wilanów Palace, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street. The exhibition is the result of the competition “Children’s clothing from the 17th to the 19th century”, in which young students and graduates of tailoring schools and tailoring enthusiasts were preparing the reconstruction of historical costumes for children. Facebook event in Polish. The Exhibition runs until October 31.

  • Every Friday and Saturday in August

Multimedia Fountain Park Show
Location: Skwer Dywizji 1 (city center). Fountains operate every day from 8.30 am until 10.30 pm. Multimedia show each Friday and Saturday in June at 9.30 pm (fountains, laser, music, and lights). Click here to read our tips in English – how to get there, where to have lunch, where to find a parking spot.

  • Every Saturday in August

Farmers’ Market / Targ Rolny Konesera
Location: Centrum Praskie Koneser (Praga Koneser Center), Plac Konesera (Praga), 10 am – 4 pm, free entrance. Regional food, vegetables, fruits, preserves, fish, cheese, meat, honey, sweets. Facebook event in Polish.

Outdoor Breakfast Market in Żoliborz / Targ Śniadaniowy in Żoliborz
Location: corner of aleja Wojska Polskiego Street and Śmiała Street (Żoliborz), 9 am – 4 pm. Breakfast Market is a weekend picnic where you can buy local, international, and organic food, and rent a picnic blanket. Facebook event in Polish.

  • Every Sunday in August

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. Facebook event in Polish.

Outdoor Breakfast Market / Targ Śniadaniowy in Mokotów
Location: Skwer Grupy AK “Granat”, corner of Puławska and Woronicza Street (Mokotów), 10 am – 5 pm. Breakfast Market is a weekend picnic where you can buy local, international, and organic food, and rent a picnic blanket. Facebook event in Polish.

  • Every Saturday and Sunday in August

Summer piano recitals in the birthplace of Frederic Chopin in Żelazowa Wola
Location: Chopin Museum, 96-503 Sochaczew, Żelazowa Wola 15 (60 km from Warsaw), 2 concerts each Saturday and Sunday until the end of September: 12 pm and 3 pm. Click here to read our tips in English about visiting the Museum. Detailed agenda in English.

Horse Racing at Służewiec Racetrack
Location: Tor Wyścigów Konnych Służewiec, Puławska 266 Street. Website in English. (there is no race on Saturday, August 17)

  • August 10-11

‘A Fair with Tradition’ / Jarmark z tradycją
Location: New Town Market Place / Rynek Nowego Miasta (city center, the area of the old town), free entrance, 11 am – 7 pm. Fair of products from various regions of Poland, food, products of local artists – jewelry, pottery, lace, candles, ceramics, wood carvings, toys, soaps, cosmetics. Facebook event in Polish.

  • August 11

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

Farmers’ Market / Healthy Food Fair in Ursynów
Location: a parking lot next to Ursynów District Office, Imielin metro station, al. KEN 61 Street (Ursynów), 9 am – 2 pm, free entrance. Regional food, vegetables, fruits, fish, dairy and meat products, honey, juices, organic food. Facebook event in Polish.

Holidays, observances & celebrations in Poland in August 2019

  • August 1

Warsaw Uprising Remembrance Day (Dzień Pamięci Powstania Warszawskiego)
The anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising in 1944 against the Nazis. At precisely 5 pm all the Warsaw city sirens sound and lots of cars and pedestrians stop to commemorate and contemplate people who died in 1944.

  • August 15

Polish Army Day 
Bank holiday in Poland. Polish Army Day is marking the 1920 breakthrough battle called Cud nad Wisłą (the Miracle on the Vistula river) between the Poles under Marshal Piłsudski and the Bolsheviks. The main celebrations are held at Pilsudski Square (Plac Piłsudskiego), including parades and the president speech. August 15 marks also the Assumption of Mary celebrations in Poland which focus on The Sanctuary of Jasna Góra in Częstochowa – on August 15 a pilgrimage (pielgrzymka) destination for many people walking hundreds of kilometers for days from all over Poland. Stores, malls, shopping centers closed, only some smaller local convenience stores can be open (eg. Żabka). You can do basic shopping at gas stations (24h).

Things to do in Warsaw on August 15, 2019 (a public holiday in Poland)

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