Summer in Warsaw: events and things to do in Warsaw in August 2019

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The Garden of Wilanów Palace invites once a month to a tour guided in English. August 25, 2019, 11 am: Why would the King need a farm? Learn more about the event in English. Facebook event in English.Wilanow Warsaw Poland, educational walk in English

Weather in Poland in August

The 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 3 and August 10

Guided tour IN ENGLISH at The Museum of Modern Art
Location: “Museum on the Vistula” Pavilion, Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 22 Street (on the Vistula bank), 2 pm, tickets 5 PLN. The guided tour in English includes the “Paint, also known as Blood. Women, Affect, and Desire in Contemporary Painting” exhibition. Facebook event in English. More about the exhibition in English.

  • August 3, 17, and 31

‘Walks around the Warsaw Zoo’ – guided tour in English
Location: Warsaw Zoo, Ratuszowa 1/3 Street (Praga), 12 pm. 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, on the right, in front of the entrance from Ratuszowa Street. Facebook event in English.

  • August 24

Guided tour in ENGLISH – “Sensory Praga walk”
Location: The Praga Musem of Warsaw (Muzeum Pragi), Targowa 50/52 Street, 1 pm, online tickets (5 PLN). You will be able to look carefully at the city, listen to its sound, feel its textures, experience the temperatures of various places. Facebook event in Polish.

Guided tour IN ENGLISH – “The Wilanów Microcosm – representation of insects on pottery – exhibition”
Location: Wilanów Palace, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street, 1 pm. Online tickets (10 PLN). Meeting point – a cloakroom in the Palace. More in English about the Exhibition.

  • 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. (The Wilanów Palace is closed on August 15)

The Wilanów Microcosm – representation of insects on pottery – the exhibition
Location: Wilanów Palace, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street. Online tickets (10 PLN). The exhibition is accompanied by recordings of insect sounds. The exhibition is fully available in English. All captions and a card for active exhibition tours are translated into English. More in English about the Exhibition. (The Wilanów Palace is closed on August 15)

  • Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in August

‘Slow Market’ – multicultural street food 
Location: the Vistula Boulevard, the area next to Most (bridge) Świętokrzyski, free entrance, Friday 6 pm – 2 am, Saturday 12 pm – 2 am, Sunday 12 pm – 10 pm. Facebook event in Polish.

  • 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 August at 9 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.

Warsaw by nigh – viewing platform of the Palace of Culture
Location: Viewing platform on the 30th floor of the Palace of Culture and Science. The platform is 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.

  • Every Saturday in August

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.

25th International Open Air Festival “Jazz at the Old Town” (Jazz na Starówce)
Free jazz concerts each Saturday (7 pm) until the end of August on the stage at the Old Town Market. Click here to read more in English. The Festival runs until August 31.

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 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 summer concerts in Mokotów
Location: Park Morskie Oko, the area next to Pałac Szustra building, Morskie Oko 2 Street (Mokotów), free entrance, 12 pm. In case of bad weather, the concerts take place inside the Pałac Szustra. August 4 – Polish and international folk music, August 11 – jazz music, August 18 – songs about love, August 25 – classical music. 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.

Outdoor Breakfast Market in Białołęka / Targ Śniadaniowy
Location: Park Picassa, Pabla Picassa Street (Białołęka), 10 am – 5 pm. Facebook event in Polish.

  • Every Saturday and Sunday in August

Summer festival of street food – Wielka Uczta Warszawska
Location: the Vistula Boulevard (Bulwar Grzymały-Siedleckiego), next to the Poniatowski Bridge (Powiśle), Saturday 12 pm – 2 am, Sunday 12 pm – 10 pm, free entrance. The location. Facebook event in Polish.

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)

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.

Sales of used books – part of ‘Open Ząbkowska’ / Otwarta Ząbkowska Festival
Location: Ząbkowska Street (Praga), Ząbkowska Street will be closed for car traffic, free entrance, 12 pm – 6 pm. Facebook event in Polish. (the event doesn’t run on August 31)

  • Until September 1

‘Open Ząbkowska’ Festival (Otwarta Ząbkowska)
Location: Ząbkowska Street (Praga). The Festival program includes concerts, an art workshop for children and adults, art fair, an art exhibition, and many other events. Facebook page in Polish. Website in Polish.

  • August 2

Free open-air concerts – picnics with music (a concert of music from Transylvania)
Location: Stawy Brustmana (Bielany / Wawrzyszew, click here to check the location on a map), free entrance, 5.30 pm. In the case of rain, the concert will take place in Bielany Cultural Center, Goldoniego 1 Street. Facebook event in Polish.

Live piano concert enhanced with visualizations on the planetarium dome
Location: Planetarium in Copernicus Science Center, Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 20 Street (Powiśle), 7 pm (45 min), dedicated to audience aged 15+, online tickets. Click here to read our tips on visiting the Planetarium with children. More in Polish.

  • August 2-3

Festival El Mundo De Latino – the festival of Latino music and dance
Location: Lotnisko / Airport Bemowo (Warsaw Babice Airport), online tickets. Facebook event in English. More about the Festival in Polish and English.

  • August 2-4

The Ice Cream Festival
Location: Plac Bankowy, the square next to metro Ratusz Arsenał stop, free entrance, Friday and Saturday 11 am – 8 pm, Sunday 11 am – 7 pm. Facebook event in Polish.

  • August 3

Free open-air jazz concerts in Mokotów
Location: Park Dreszera (a park between Puławska, Odyńca, Krasickiego, and Ursynowska Streets), free entrance, 5 pm. Facebook event in Polish.

Guided tour IN ENGLISH at The Museum of Modern Art
Location: “Museum on the Vistula” Pavilion, Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 22 Street (on the Vistula bank), 2 pm, tickets 5 PLN. The guided tour in English includes the “Paint, also known as Blood. Women, Affect, and Desire in Contemporary Painting” exhibition. Facebook event in English. More about the exhibition in English.

‘Walks around the Warsaw Zoo’ – guided tour in English
Location: Warsaw Zoo, Ratuszowa 1/3 Street (Praga), 12 pm. 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, on the right, in front of the entrance from Ratuszowa Street. Facebook event in English.

  • August 3-4 

Art and Artistic Handicrafts Fair – part of ‘Open Ząbkowska’ / Otwarta Ząbkowska Festival
Location: Ząbkowska Street (Praga), Ząbkowska Street will be closed for car traffic, free entrance, 12 pm – 6 pm. Facebook event in Polish.

  • August 5-29 

“Smolna Fest 2019” – a festival of music and theater 
Location: Śródmieście Cultural Center (Dom Kultury Śródmieście), Smolna 9 Street (city center), tickets 15 PLN. Facebook event in Polish.

  • August 9

Free open-air concerts – picnics with music (a concert of Balkan and Arabic music)
Location: Stawy Brustmana (Bielany / Wawrzyszew, click here to check the location on a map), free entrance, 5.30 pm. In the case of rain, the concert will take place in Bielany Cultural Center, Goldoniego 1 Street. Facebook event in Polish.

Live piano and saxophone concert enhanced with visualizations on the planetarium dome
Location: Planetarium in Copernicus Science Center, Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 20 Street (Powiśle), 7 pm (45 min), dedicated to audience aged 15+, online tickets. Click here to read our tips on visiting the Planetarium with children. More in English.

  • August 10

Night of shooting stars at the medieval castle in Czersk
Location: Czersk Castle (Zamek w Czersku), Plac Tysiąclecia 1, 05-530 Czersk (south of Warsaw, 45 km from the center of Warsaw), 7 pm – 10.30 pm. Attractions include planetarium, workshops for children and adults, telescopes. Facebook event in Polish.

Upcycling and Artistic Handicrafts Fair – part of ‘Open Ząbkowska’ / Otwarta Ząbkowska Festival
Location: Ząbkowska Street (Praga), Ząbkowska Street will be closed for car traffic, free entrance, 12 pm – 6 pm. The fair includes eco-friendly design, clothes, jewellery, toys. Facebook event in Polish.

Free open-air jazz concerts in Mokotów
Location: Park Dreszera (a park between Puławska, Odyńca, Krasickiego, and Ursynowska Streets), free entrance, 5 pm. Facebook event in Polish.

Guided tour IN ENGLISH at The Museum of Modern Art
Location: “Museum on the Vistula” Pavilion, Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 22 Street (on the Vistula bank), 2 pm, tickets 5 PLN. The guided tour in English includes the “Paint, also known as Blood. Women, Affect, and Desire in Contemporary Painting” exhibition. Facebook event in English. More about the exhibition in English.

  • 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.

  • August 14 – September 1

The International Music Festival “Chopin and His Europe”
Concerts are held at different locations in Warsaw: the Concert Studio of the Polish Radio, Warsaw Philharmonic, Fryderyk Chopin University of Music, Royal Castle Concert Hall, the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera. Aside from works by Chopin himself, the repertoire of the Festival includes the music that inspired Chopin, works by younger composers, and the contemporary reception of Chopin’s music. Online tickets. Click here to read more in English, including the detailed agenda of concerts.

  • August 15-18

Archeological picnic at the medieval castle in Czersk
Location: Czersk Castle (Zamek w Czersku), Plac Tysiąclecia 1, 05-530 Czersk (south of Warsaw, 45 km from the center of Warsaw), 11 am – 8 pm (the castle opening hours: 9 am – 8 pm), regular tickets 8 PLN, reduced tickets 5 PLN. Attractions include historical crafts demonstrations, archery track, weapons and armor, games, educational stands. More in English about the castle. Facebook event in Polish.

  • August 16

Live piano and saxophone concert enhanced with visualizations on the planetarium dome
Location: Planetarium in Copernicus Science Center, Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 20 Street (Powiśle), 7 pm (45 min), dedicated to audience aged 15+, online tickets. Click here to read our tips on visiting the Planetarium with children. More in English.

  • August 17

Free open-air jazz concerts in Mokotów
Location: Park Dreszera (a park between Puławska, Odyńca, Krasickiego, and Ursynowska Streets), free entrance, 5 pm. Facebook event in Polish.

‘Walks around the Warsaw Zoo’ – guided tour in English
Location: Warsaw Zoo, Ratuszowa 1/3 Street (Praga), 12 pm. 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, on the right, in front of the entrance from Ratuszowa Street. Facebook event in English.

Męskie Granie” concert tour
Location: Tor Wyścigów Konnych Służewiec, Puławska 266 Street. The concert tour (Polish musicians) organized in the summertime in major Polish cities, on August 17 in Warsaw. Click here to read more in Polish. Facebook event in Polish.

  • August 17-18 

Art and Artistic Handicrafts Fair – part of ‘Open Ząbkowska’ / Otwarta Ząbkowska Festival
Location: Ząbkowska Street (Praga), Ząbkowska Street will be closed for car traffic, free entrance, 12 pm – 6 pm. Facebook event in Polish.

  • August 22-25

Fair of Polish fashion, including articles for children
Location: Sadyba Best Mall, Powsińska 31 Street (Sadyba/Mokotów), 10 am – 9 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

  • August 23

Live piano and saxophone concert enhanced with visualizations on the planetarium dome
Location: Planetarium in Copernicus Science Center, Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 20 Street (Powiśle), 7 pm (45 min), dedicated to audience aged 15+, online tickets. Click here to read our tips on visiting the Planetarium with children. More in English.

  • August 24

Free open-air jazz concerts in Mokotów
Location: Park Dreszera (a park between Puławska, Odyńca, Krasickiego, and Ursynowska Streets), free entrance, 5 pm. Facebook event in Polish.

Guided tour in ENGLISH – “Sensory Praga walk”
Location: The Praga Musem of Warsaw (Muzeum Pragi), Targowa 50/52 Street, 1 pm, online tickets (5 PLN). You will be able to look carefully at the city, listen to its sound, feel its textures, experience the temperatures of various places. Facebook event in Polish.

Guided tour IN ENGLISH – “The Wilanów Microcosm – representation of insects on pottery – exhibition”
Location: Wilanów Palace, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street, 1 pm. Online tickets (10 PLN). Meeting point – a cloakroom in the Palace. More in English about the Exhibition.

  • August 24-25

The Cavy/Guinea Pig Exhibition and Championship
Location: Botanical Garden in Powsin, Prawdziwka 2 Street, 02-973 Powsin, 9 am – 6 pm. Regular ticket 12 PLN, reduced ticket 8 PLN, family ticket (2+2) 30 PLN. Click here to read our tips in English on visiting the Garden. Facebook event in Polish.

Food truck festival – Żarcie na Kółkach
Location: PGE National Stadium, Al. Ks. J. Poniatowskiego 1 Street (Praga), free entrance.Warsaw street food offering Polish and international food, additionally – Burger Championship. Facebook event in Polish.

Upcycling and Artistic Handicrafts Fair – part of ‘Open Ząbkowska’ / Otwarta Ząbkowska Festival
Location: Ząbkowska Street (Praga), Ząbkowska Street will be closed for car traffic, free entrance, 12 pm – 6 pm. The fair includes eco-friendly design, clothes, jewellery, toys. Facebook event in Polish.

  • August 24 – September 1

16th 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, including a detailed agenda of events.

  • 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.

Classically on the Grass” – free open-air concert
Location: Królikarnia Museum of Sculpture Park, Puławska 113a Street (Mokotów), free entrance, 12 pm, the concert by Warsaw Philharmony Orchestra. Facebook event in Polish.

  • August 30

Young Stars Festival
Location: Torwar Arena, Łazienkowska 6a Street (Mokotów). The teenage music festival, including Polish and international artists. Click here to read more in Polish. Facebook event in Polish.

  • August 31

Fair and festival of upcycling, handicrafts and design
Location: Centrum Praskie Koneser (Praga Koneser Center), Plac Konesera (Praga), 11 am – 6 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish. The event runs until September 1.

‘Walks around the Warsaw Zoo’ – guided tour in English
Location: Warsaw Zoo, Ratuszowa 1/3 Street (Praga), 12 pm. 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, on the right, in front of the entrance from Ratuszowa Street. Facebook event in English.

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)

  • Thursday, August 15, 2019 – a public/bank holiday in Poland (Polish Army Day)

Stores, malls, shopping centers, public institutions are CLOSED. You can always do basic shopping at major gas stations (which are open 24/7). Some smaller local convenience stores can be open (eg. Żabka).

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 2019 military parade will be held not in Warsaw but in Katowice.

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. 

Transportation in Warsaw:

August 15 and August 16 – holiday timetable.

August 15 – NO fee for parking in the Paid Parking Zone.

Things to do in Warsaw on August 15, museums, exhibitions, and galleries in Warsaw open on August 15, 2019:

The Independence Day of India & Taste Of India – Indian Food & Culture Festival
Location: the area next to the Palace of Culture and Science, 11 am – 7 pm, free entrance. Attractions include street food, dance shows, attractions for children, Indian games, cooking workshops. Facebook event in Polish and English.

The International Music Festival “Chopin and His Europe” – a symphonic concert
Location: Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall, Jasna 5 Street, entrance from Sienkiewicza Street, 8 pm. Online tickets. Click here to read more in English.

Archeological picnic at the medieval castle in Czersk
Location: Czersk Castle (Zamek w Czersku), Plac Tysiąclecia 1, 05-530 Czersk (south of Warsaw, 45 km from the center of Warsaw), 11 am – 8 pm (the castle opening hours: 9 am – 8 pm), regular tickets 8 PLN, reduced tickets 5 PLN. Attractions include historical crafts demonstrations, archery track, weapons and armor, games, educational stands. More in English about the castle. Facebook event in Polish. The event runs on August 15-18.

Viewing Platform on the 30th floor of the Palace of Culture and Science
Location: Palace of Culture and Science, entrance from Marszałkowska Street, 10 am – 8 pm. Click here to read our tips in English about visiting the Platform.

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.

Museums in Łazienki, including Palace on the Isle
Location: Royal Łazienki Garden, Agrykola 1 Street, 10 am – 6 pm, free entrance. Click here to read our tips in English.

The Museum of Modern Art
Location: “Museum on the Vistula” Pavilion, Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 22 Street (Powiśle, on the Vistula bank), 12 pm – 6 pm. Click here to read more in English about the Museum.

Ujazdowski Castle – Centre for Contemporary Art
Location: Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art (Zamek Ujazdowski, Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej), Jazdów 2 Street (the castle close to Agrykola Park and Łazienki Park), free entrance, 12 pm – 8 pm. The Gallery includes the exhibition dedicated to children (“Touch the Art”) who are able to enter the artworks, touch paintings made from soft foam or move the exhibits around. More in English.

POLIN – Museum of the History of Polish Jews
Location: Anielewicza 6 Street (Muranów), 10 am – 6 pm. Click here to read our tips in English – opening hours, tickets, etc., and click here to see the photos and read our feature story in English about visiting the POLIN Museum with children.

Royal Castle
Location: Plac Zamkowy 4 / Castle Square 4, 10 am – 6 pm. Click here to read more in English.

Dollhouse Museum
Location: Plac Defilad 1 (the Palace of Culture and Science). 9 am – 7 pm. Click here to read our tips in English about visiting the Museum.

Frederic Chopin Museum in Warsaw
Location: Okólnik 1 Street (Powiśle). 11 am – 8 pm. Click here to read our tips in English about visiting the Chopin Museum.

Birthplace of Frederic Chopin in Żelazowa Wola (museum and park)
Location: 96-503 Sochaczew, Żelazowa Wola 15 (60 km from Warsaw), 9 am – 7 pm. Click here to read our tips in English about visiting the Museum.

University of Warsaw Botanic Garden
Location: Aleje Ujazdowskie 4 (city center, next to the Łazienki garden), 10 am – 8 pm, regular tickets 12 PLN, reduced tickets 6 PLN, children up to 6 free entrance. Click here to read why it’s worth visiting the Garden with children, and here to read our tips in English.

Botanical Garden in Powsin
Location: Prawdziwka 2 Street, 02-973 Powsin. Opening hours: 9 am – 8 pm (the greenhouse is open 10 am – 6 pm). Regular ticket 12 PLN, reduced ticket 8 PLN, family ticket (2+2) 30 PLN. Click here to read our tips in English on visiting the Garden.

Warsaw Zoo
Location: Ratuszowa 1/3 Street (Praga), 9 am – 7 pm. Click here to read tips in English about visiting the Warsaw Zoo. The Zoo is open every day, including all public holidays!

Copernicus Science Center
Location: Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 20 Street (Powiśle), 9 am – 7 pm. The Copernicus is very popular – buy tickets online to make sure you will enter! Click here to read our tips in English about visiting the Copernicus (where to have lunch, parking lots, etc.).

Planetarium of the Copernicus Science Center
Location: Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 20 Street (Powiśle), 9 am – 7.30 pm. Click here to read our tips in English about visiting the Copernicus (where to have lunch, parking lots, etc.).

Swimming at Warszawianka swimming pool
Location: Warszawianka swimming pool, Merliniego 4 Street (Mokotów). Opening hours: 6.30 am – 10 pm. Website in English.

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Subscribe to Kids in the City weekly Newsletter in English – each Thursday you will receive an email with the list of family-friendly events in Warsaw for the upcoming weekend: