August 2021 in Warsaw: ideas and tips for making the most of your summer in Warsaw

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Outdoor swimming pools & water parks in the Warsaw area

A new outdoor swimming pool in Warsaw, opened on July 3, 2021
Location: Baseny Błękit, Wał Miedzeszyński 407 Street (Praga/Saska Kępa). Location on Google mapThe swimming pool is located in the vicinity of the cultural and gastronomic complex – Lunapark. Open every day: 10 am – 6.30 pm. Children up to 4 free entrance. Tickets: children up to 4 free entrance; reduced ticket for children 4+, students, seniors 65+ 18 PLN; regular ticket 30 PLN; family ticket 1 adult + 2 children 40 PLN; family ticket 2 adults + 2 children 60 PLN; family ticket 1 adult + 3,4 children 60 PLN. Online ticketsFacebook page.

Outdoor swimming pool in the city center
Location: Ośrodek Inflancka, Inflancka 8 Street. Re-opened from June 12, 2021. The pools will be open until August 31, 2021. Open every day: 9.30 am – 7 pm (in the event of bad weather, the pool will be closed and customers will be notified on Facebook). Attractions include a swimming pool with a 50 m slide, three paddling pools for children with cascades and slides, a sports field, additionally two playgrounds. Online ticketsWebsite in Polish. Facebook page.

Outdoor swimming pool in Wola
Location: Park Wodny Moczydło, Górczewska 69/73 Street. Re-opened from June 15, 2021(after a major renovation in 2019). The pools will be open until August 31, 2021. Open every day: 9 am – 7 pm (in the event of bad weather, the pool will be closed and customers will be notified on Facebook). Attractions include a 50 x 20 sqm swimming pool, swimming pool complex (2.8 thousand sqm), including a pool for children with a water playground, slides: kamikaze, anaconda, three-track multi-slide. Online ticketsWebsite in Polish. Facebook page.

Outdoor swimming pool in Ochota
Location: Park Szczęśliwicki, Usypiskowa 18 Street. Re-opened from June 4, 2021. Open every day: 9 am – 7 pm. Attractions include a 25.04 m x 12.52 m sports swimming pool, recreation pool with hydromassage, paddling pool for children, tube slideWebsite in PolishFacebook page.

Outdoor swimming pool in Powsin (Kabaty Forest)
Location: Park Kultury w Powsinie, Maślaków 1 Street. Re-opened from June 3, 2021. Open every day: 10 am – 8 pm. Attractions include the main pool (25 m x 12.5 m) equipped with a spiral slide 25 m long, a paddling pool for children, a water playground with water attractions, playground in the shape of a shipWebsite in Polish. Facebook page.

Guarded swimming area and beach at the Czerniakowskie Lake in Mokotów
Location: Jeziorko Czerniakowskie, Jeziorna 4 Street (location on Google map). Re-opened from June 6, 2021. Open every day: 9 am – 7 pm (until September 12). Coastline length: 30 m. On hot days, it is worth knowing that in Warsaw there is a lake with a guarded beach. And the coolest thing – you don’t have to go far – the beach is in Mokotów! The lake in Polish is called “Jeziorko Czerniakowskie” and is the largest natural water reservoir in Warsaw. It is a water nature reserve – a protected area. The beach and swimming area are located on the side of Jeziorna Street. There are lifeguards on the beach and the water is regularly tested. In winter, the beach is a popular winter swimming place in Warsaw. Please note that due to its convenient location and small size, the beach is often crowded – especially during weekends and holidays. Website in PolishFacebook page.

“Wodny Park Warszawianka” – water park in Mokotów
Location: Wodny Park Warszawianka, Dominika Merliniego 4 Street, 02-511 Warszawa (location on Google map). 4 km from the city center (in the Mokotów district). The recreational part of the Water Park includes a recreational and swimming pool with a maximum depth of 1.40 m, a paddling pool for children with an elephant-shaped slide, an artificial river, pipe-shaped slides (45 and 72 meters long) with separate landing pads, an open slide inside the swimming pool hall (15 meters long), outdoor year-round heated pool, connected to the main pool hall. The sports part of the Water Park includes 50-meter “Olympic” swimming pool with 10 lanes. Website in EnglishFacebook page.

Water Park in Zalesie – outdoor water park, 25 km from Warsaw
Location: Park Wodny Zalesie, Wczasowa 1 Street, 05-540 Zalesie Górne (location on Google map). Opening hours: 10 am – 6 pm (every day). The water park is open from June 26, 2021 until August 31, 2021. The water park is located in Zalesie Górne – a village in Piaseczno County, in the Chojnów Landscape Park by the ponds, 25 km from Warsaw. Other attractions of the area include an amusement park, wake park, pedal boat rental (more in English in our post). Outdoor pools consist of a swimming pool 145 cm deep, a 45 cm deep water play area with a playground consisting of 3 large slides for adults and children over 140 cm. In this zone, there is also an octopus slide for smaller children. Little children can play in a spray area with spray fountains. Website in English.

“Park of Poland – Suntago” – indoor & outdoor water park, 60 km south-west of Warsaw
Location: Park of Poland – Suntago, Nowy Świat 1 Street, 96-300 Wręcza (location on Google map). Re-opened from May 28, 2021. Opening hours: Monday-Thursday 10 am – 9 pm, Friday 10 am – 10 pm, Saturday 9 am – 10 pm, Sunday 9 am – 9 pm. The largest indoor water park in Europe, including 18 pools with a total surface of 3500 square meters (a tropical pool, a thermal pool, a giant wave pool). Online ticketsWebsite in EnglishFacebook page.

“Termy Mszczonów” – thermal pools, 50 km south-west of Warsaw
Location: Termy Mszczonów, Warszawska 52 Street, 96-320 Mszczonów (location on Google map). Re-opened from May 28, 2021. Open every day: 9 am – 9 pm. Five thermal pools with water with a temperature of 26-34°C, water drawn from a depth of over 1600 m. Other attractions include water slides, saunas, a salt cave, beach volleyball courts, and a playground for children. Website in PolishFacebook page.

Find out more in our post: Water Parks in Poland.

Ideas for day trips from Warsaw

Looking to escape the noise of the city? Searching for an idea for a one-day trip outside Warsaw? The weekend is approaching and you are wondering what to do in such nice weather?;)

Our post features 16 ideas and ways to escape Warsaw on a day trip and see sides of the region many visitors miss. Our recommendations are diverse – the Kampinos Forest with 350 km of hiking trails, nature reserves on the Vistula River close to Wilanów, wild swamps with wooden walking platforms, medieval castle ruins, two botanical gardens, a treetop route in an educational park, historic parks, open-air museum of the Mazovian countryside (with a modern hotel if you would like to come for the whole weekend), the park and museum in the birthplace of Frederic Chopin, wake park, outdoor film & cartoon museumretro train trip, a fairytale theme park.

Find out more in our post: Day trips from Warsaw (how to get there, opening hours, tickets info, photos). The post has been recently updated – we contacted the places to check if they have re-opened.

Ideas for things to do in Warsaw in August

Fruits and vegetables picking in the Warsaw area 
You will find some options for the upcoming weeks in the Mazowieckie region on this website (myzbieramy.pl). Please note that you need to contact a selected orchard/garden/farm to book a slot in most cases. It’s recommended to have disposable gloves.

Free DIY wood projects for children – carpentry workshop in the center of Warsaw
Location: The carpentry shop “FabLab Wbijaj!” is located in the center of Warsaw at Stara 4 Street (at the bottom of the slope, entrance from Boleść 2 Street), in the area of the playground of the Warsaw Family Zone (Warszawska Strefa Rodziny), in the vicinity of the Multimedia Fountain Park (location on Google map). Free entrance. Carpentry workshop “FabLab Wbijaj!” is a space dedicated to everyone who wants to learn about carpentry and recycling. The workshop is a municipal institution financed by the Warsaw authorities and all classes are free of charge. There are several fully equipped workshop stations, tools, and support from professionals who will show you how to use the available tools and how to do it safely. The carpentry shop has been adapted to work with children – lower stations, smaller hammers, lighter drills. The type of work performed is adapted to the age and level of advancement of children. Classes are family-friendly, the entire DIY process takes place under the supervision of an instructor, parents are asked to assist children. Free pre-prepared kits to construct their own wooden toys (e.g. plane, horse, boat) are prepared for children. Of course, children can take home a toy they made with their own hands. Registrations are made only for organized groups. Families do not have to sign up. What time can you come to the workshop? The workshop is open every day. A schedule (grafik in Polish) is published weekly on the website. Classes for individuals (in Polish: Zajęcia dla osób indywidualnych) indicate slots when you can come to the workshop with your kids (usually afternoons on weekdays, and longer hours Friday-Sunday). It happens that all positions in the carpentry shop are occupied. What can you do waiting for your turn? While waiting, you to take advantage of the attractions of the Warsaw Family Zone where the carpentry shop is located. There is a playground, swings, slides, and a playing field. Another option is a walk in the Multimedia Fountain Park or the Old Town. Website in PolishFacebook, Instagram.

Bicycle trip to the Vistula Boulevards to free bike service
Saturday & Sunday. Location: Weekendowy Warsztat Rowerowy (weekend bike service), the Vistula Boulevard, Bulwar Jana Karskiego, part of the Boulevard in front of the Royal Castle (city center), free entrance, 12 pm – 4 pm. The service will fix your bike and inspect it. There is no need to make an appointment for a specific time – come and wait for your turn. Facebook event in Polish. The bicycle workshop is open throughout the summer and until the end of September.

A weekend walk in the center of Warsaw: Krakowskie Przedmieście and Nowy Świat Streets a car-free zone 
On summer and autumn weekends, Nowy Świat and Krakowskie Przedmieście streets (from Chmielna Street to Senatorska Street) change into a car-free zone, accessible only to pedestrians and cyclistsUntil October 24, these streets will be closed to cars from Friday night until Sunday night, changing into a pedestrian zone. It is part of the so-called Royal Route, leading from Rondo de Gaulle’a (the famous roundabout with a palm tree) to the Castle Square with the Sigismund’s Column and the Royal Castle. It is a historic part of Warsaw, full of café gardens and historic buildings.

An idea for a hot or rainy day: Planetarium in Copernicus Science Center
Location: the Planetarium building next to Copernicus Science Center, Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 20 Street (Powiśle), online tickets. The Planetarium screens films for adults and kids at a different age – some for 3+ audience, and some shows for teenagers (2D and 3D screenings). Most of the screenings can also be viewed in the English audio version with headphones (and some in Russian). Admission to the Planetarium only for children over 3 years old. Click here to read our tips on visiting the Planetarium.

“Ffun Park” – a new outdoor amusement park in Warsaw
Location:  Łazienkowska 3 Street, the area next to Legia sports stadium (city center), open every day 10 am – 8 pm (in case of bad weather opening hours can change). Children up to 16 years of age are entitled to reduced tickets. Children up to 2 years old do not need an admission ticket. Attractions include the “Dragons Alive” exhibition of mythical dragons, the “Robots Alive” exhibition of huge moving robots modeled on machines known from movies and cartoons, kids laser tag, paintball, ride in small tanks, inflatable playground. The Park will be open until the end of AugustOnline ticketsFacebook event in PolishWebsite in Polish.

Admire Warsaw by night from the Viewing Platform of the Palace of Culture and Science
Location: Plac Defilad 1 (city center). The platform is located on the 30th floor (114 m high) of the Palace of Culture and Science. Opening hours, every day: 10 am – 8 pm. Until the end of August, longer opening hours every Friday and Saturday – additionally from 8 pm to 10 pm. Online ticketsOur tips about visiting the platform.

Mini zoo/petting zoo  
Location: Mini Zoo, Kolorowa 19/156 Street, poziom/level -1 (Ursus), Monday – Friday 11 am – 7 pm, Saturday – Sunday 10 am – 6 pm. At the Mini Zoo, you can feed and stroke the animals. The visits take place in the company of a Mini ZOO employee who will show and teach how to deal with animals. The Mini Zoo is located in the indoor heated room; tickets available for purchase on-site, no reservation is required. Facebook pageWebsite in Polish.

Warsaw Zoo
Location: Ratuszowa 1/3 Street (Praga). Opening hours: Monday-Friday: 9 am – 6 pm; weekends and holidays: 9 am – 7 pm. Last admission one hour before the Zoo closes. Online ticketsThe Zoo is open every day, including all public holidays! Website in English.

The Foreign Languages Library – the biggest library in Warsaw offering books in foreign languages
Location: Meissnera 5 Street (Praga). The Library is reopened from April 26, 2021. All are welcome! Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1 pm – 7 pm; Tuesday, Thursday 10 am – 4 pm. It’s the biggest library in Warsaw offering books in different foreign languages. It has over 50,000 books, audiobooks, and films, including books for children and teenagers. Most of their collection is in English but there are also books in German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian, and Croatian. Facebook page in Polish & English. Website in Polish and English.

Alpine Coaster in Ochota 
Location: Górka Szczęśliwicka, Park Szczęśliwicki, Drawska 22 Street (Ochota). In the center of the Szczęśliwicki Park in Ochota, there is the highest hill in Warsaw, a 152 m slope called Górka SzczęśliwickaSince April 24, 2021 on Górka Szczęśliwicka, you can use “Alpine Coaster” (gravity slide / zjeżdżalnia grawitacyjna / kolejka górska). Opening hours: 10 am – 8 pm. Price for 1 ride for 1 person: 8 PLN (info about tickets). Website and Facebook page in Polish.

Relax in one of many Warsaw parks
After long months of autumn and winter, Warsaw is bursting with intense green! The city comes alive with trees and flowers blooming wherever you look. In addition to the famous Łazienki Park (which we recommend visiting outside the weekend to avoid crowds), we recommend a walk in the Gardens of the Royal Castle, a historic park – Ogród Krasińskich in the city center or the Szczęśliwicki Park in Ochota where the outdoor swimming pool will be open in summer. It’s also fun to visit two roof gardens in Warsaw, in the Powiśle district: the roof garden of the Warsaw University Library and a small garden on the rooftop of the Copernicus Science Center. You can read our tips about 15 parks in Warsaw worth visiting in our post: Discover green Warsaw: charming parks and gardens in the Warsaw area to enjoy the beauty of nature.

Vistula river cruises & kayaking in the Warsaw area

Please note that due to weather conditions or the high water level in the Vistula river, some cruises can be temporarily suspended. It’s recommended to check the Facebook page of a cruise provider before heading out.

Free ferries across the Vistula river
Starting from May 1 until September 26, 2021, there are 3 free ferries:  Cypel Czerniakowski – Saska Kępa, Most Poniatowskiego – Stadion Narodowy, Podzamcze-Fontanny – ZOO. From May 1 to June 30, ferries run on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays (additionally on weekdays on June 1 and 4). From July 1 to August 31, ferries run daily, and in September only at weekends. More in English (including a map, timetable).

Cruises on the Vistula river
Daylight and evening one-hour / 9 km cruises on the boats (glass-covered main deck and sun deck). The lower deck is completely built-up (with huge windows) and safe for little children. Regular ticket: 49 PLN, reduced ticket for children up to 15: 24 PLN (daily cruise), evening cruise – 45 PLN (online tickets). Start and finish at the Vistula Boulevard, close to the Old Town (location on the map). In June, sightseeing cruises are organized on weekends and on selected days during the week (depending on weather and relevant demand). You can also arrange a private cruise. Website in English. Facebook page.

Ferry across the Vistula river near Konstancin (transport of people, bicycles, cars)
Prom Gassy-Karczew connects the municipality of Konstancin-Jeziorna and the municipality of Karczew (the route on Google map). On weekdays the ferry operates from 6 am to 8 pm, on Saturdays – from 8 am to 8 pm, on Sundays and holidays – 9 am – 8 pm. The cost is 3 PLN per person (children up to 7 free). Additionally, bicycle – 2 PLN, motorcycle – 5 PLN, car – 9 PLN. Cash only. Website in Polish. Facebook pageThe ferry has been operating since April 29.

Gondola, rental of canoes and wooden boats in Park of the King Jan III’s Palace in Wilanów (Wilanowskie Lake)
Location: the park of Wilanów Palace, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street (first you need to buy an entrance ticket to the park). Opening hours: 10 am – 9 pm. The rental is located next to Pompownia building in the park – a pumping station at the Jezioro Wilanowskie Lake. There are available life vests, wooden boats (for 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children; 30 min – 40 PLN, 1 hour 60 PLN, 2 hours 100 PLN) and kayaks (for 2 adults with an additional child seat; 30 min – 20 PLN, 1 hour – 30 PLN, 2 hours – 50 PLN). Gondola rides every hour. You can pay with a card. Facebook page.

Taxi Wisła – the Vistula river cruises on a traditional wooden boat
“Taxi Wisła” offers (from May till October) one-hour cruises, crossings to the other side of the Vistula, and further trips. To order/book Taxi Wisła call them (+48 605143904) or send a message on Facebook. There is always a set of life vests on board, you don’t need to have your own. Website in Polish.

Kayak rental in Park Skaryszewski 
Location: Park Skaryszewski, Aleja Zieleniecka 2 Street (Praga). The Skaryszewski Park -one of the largest parks in Warsaw – is located in the Praga district. You will find there a Kamionkowskie Lake which used to be a part of the Vistula river (today’s area of Skaryszewski Park and Saska Kępa used to be an island, and then a peninsula). The Lake is located within Skaryszewski Park, swimming in the lake is not allowed. Kayak rentals are available at the restaurant on the lakeside called “Przystań”. Life jackets for kids are available. Website in PolishFacebook page. Our tips in English about the Skaryszewski Park.

Kayak and canoe rental – kayaking trips along the Vistula River
Various routes are available – different in terms of the length of the trip (from 1,5-hour trip to weekend trips). The most popular 1,5-hour trip (10 km) along the Vistula river starts at Plaża Romantyczna (“Romantyczna Beach”) in Wawer and finishes in the area of Saska Kępa (location on the map). 2-person kayak: 90 PLN. Life vests are available for adults and children. Website in PolishFacebook page.

Kayak rental – kayaking trips along the Vistula River
Various routes are available – different in terms of the length of the trip. The most popular 2-hour trip (11 km) along the Vistula river (“Wawer-Śromieście”) starts near Plaża Romantyczna (“Romantyczna Beach”), Rychnowska Street and finishes in the area of Saska Kępa, Wał Miedzeszyński 399 Street (locations on the maps). 2-person kayak: 90 PLN, 1-person kayak 65 PLN. Life vests are available for adults and children. Online schedule and bookingWebsite in EnglishFacebook page.

Kayak rental – kayaking trips along the Świder River
Świder is a picturesque winding river near Warsaw, it flows into the Vistula River on the border of Józefów and Otwock. Various routes are available – different in terms of the length of the trip (from 2-hour trip to weekend trips). 2-person kayak: 80 PLN. Life vests are available for adults and children. Kayak rental is called “Przystań Emów”, contact them to book a kayak: + 48 607 582 757, przystan@emow.plWebsite in PolishFacebook page.

Parks to relax in August in Warsaw

The Park in Powsin / Park Kultury w Powsinie

The Park in Powsin (Park Kultury w Powsinie) is a popular place for rest and recreation in the southern part of Warsaw (not to be confused with the botanical garden in Powsin which is adjacent to the Park). The Park together with the Kabaty Forest (Las Kabacki) has been a great place for family weekend trips for years.
Within the Park, on an area of 50 hectares, there is an outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, sports equipment rental, cross-country ski rental, playing fields, amphitheater, tourist houses to rent, sauna, the gym, billiards, bowling alley, outdoor gyms, playgrounds.

Outdoor swimming pool in the Powsin Park – re-opened in June, 2021. Opening hours: 10 am – 8 pm. Attractions include the main pool (25 m x 12.5 m) equipped with a spiral slide 25 m long, a paddling pool for children, a water playground with water attractions, playground in the shape of a ship.

Location of the Park: Park Kultury w Powsinie, Maślaków 1 Street (location on Google map). Website in PolishFacebook page. The Park’s map. The Park can be reached by bike or Veturilo bike, bus number 519 (from Dworzec Centralny / Railway Central Station) or by car. Opening hours: 8 am – 10 pm. Free entrance to the Park, you need to buy tickets to a swimming pool, tennis courts, etc.

Photo source: Park Kultury w Powsinie

The Szczęśliwicki Park in Ochota / Park Szczęśliwicki 

Park Szczęśliwicki – the biggest (30 ha) park in Ochota district. In addition to playgrounds and an outdoor swimming pool, you’ll find something completely special there – in the center of the park, there is the highest hill in Warsaw, a 152 m slope with all the ski facilities! This is the only year-round ski slope in Warsaw and the Mazowieckie Voivodeship.
On Górka Szczęśliwicka, you can use “Alpine Coaster” (gravity slide / zjeżdżalnia grawitacyjna / kolejka górska). Opening hours: 10 am – 8 pm. Price for 1 ride for 1 person: 8 PLN (info about tickets). (Website and Facebook page in Polish.

Outdoor swimming pool in the Szczęśliwicki Park

  • The pool is re-opened from June 4, 2021. Attractions include 25.04 m x 12.52 m sports swimming pool, recreation pool with hydromassage, paddling pool for children, tube slide.
  • Location: Park Śzczęśliwicki, Usypiskowa 18 Street (location on Google map). Website in Polish.
  • Opening hours of the swimming pool: 9 am – 7 pm.
  • In case of bad weather, the pool will be closed.

Photos source: www.osir-ochota.home.pl, www.aktywnawarszawa.waw.pl, Kids in the City

The Roof Garden of the Warsaw University Library 

The Garden is located on the roof of the University of Warsaw Library (Powiśle district) and is one of the largest roof gardens in Europe. From the top, you will have a wonderful view of Warsaw, including the Vistula river and the Palace of Culture and Science. The library Garden has two parts: the upper garden on the roof and the lower garden where you will find the ponds, the fountain, and the granite sculptures.

Opening hours: 8 am – 8 pm, free entrance. Click here to read our tips on visiting the Roof Garden.

The Gardens of the Royal Castle

It doesn’t happen often that a new garden appears on the city map, especially right in its heart. But Warsaw is special in many ways. And that’s the case of the Gardens of the Royal Castle in Warsaw. Although the reconstruction of the Royal Castle was completed in 1984, it was only in 2015 that the Castle’s historical upper garden was open. May 2019 marks a significant milestone in the history of the Polish capital – the lower garden of the Royal Castle was open to the public, finalizing the after-war reconstruction of Warsaw’s Old Town. The uniqueness of Warsaw has been recognized by UNESCO that placed the Historic Centre of Warsaw on its list of World Heritage Sites as “an outstanding example of a near-total reconstruction of a span of history covering the 13th to the 20th century (…) after more than 85% of Warsaw’s historic center was destroyed by Nazi troops in August 1944“.

Opening hours: 10 am – 8 pm, free entrance. Click here to read our tips about visiting the Gardens.

Photo source: City of Warsaw, Kids in the City

Food halls, outdoor street food markets, farmers markets in Warsaw

According to covid regulations in Poland, restaurants can offer up to 75 percent of the capacity/tables.

Food halls in Warsaw

Elektrownia Powiśle
Location: Elektrownia Powiśle shopping mall, Dobra 42 Street (Powiśle). Open every day. An underground parking lot available. A historic power plant turned into a modern shopping center, located next to the Copernicus Science Center, opened in May 2020. 17 culinary concepts serving cuisines from all over the world. Includes the outdoor area. Website in English. Food Hall’s Facebook.

Hala Gwardii
Location: Hala Gwardii, Plac Żelaznej Bramy 1 (city center). Open on Friday, Saturday, Sunday. A combination of food hall and food/shopping marketLocated in a historic building that was developed in 1899-1902. Website in Polish

Hala Koszyki
Location: Hala Koszyki, Koszykowa 63 Street (city center). Open every day. An underground parking lot available. Besides the food hall (15 restaurants), there are also some shops. In selected restaurants, you can eat outside. Located in a historic market hall built in 1906-1908, renovated and reopened in 2016. Website in English.

Browary Warszawskie – Food Hall Browary
Location: Browary Warszawskie, Grzybowska 58 Street (Wola). Open every day. An underground parking lot available. Several restaurants are already operating (May/June 2021), ultimately there will be a dozen or so. A new urban space in the Wola district, very close to the city center – apartments, office space, restaurants, stores. Website in English.

Street food outdoor markets in Warsaw

“Slow Market” on the Vistula boulevards
Location: Płyta Desantu 3, location on Google map, a new location in the 2021 season. Open on Friday, Saturday, Sunday. In the 2021 season, open from May 28. World cuisines, vegetarian and meat dishes, sweets. Website in PolishFacebook event in Polish.

“OFF Brzeska” in Praga
Location: OFF Brzeska, Bazar Różyckiego, Brzeska 25 Street (Praga). Open on Friday, Saturday, SundayDuring the week it is a bazaar where you can buy vegetables, fruit, etc., and from Friday to Sunday – food trucks, music, events. “OFF Brzeska” operates in the Bazar Różyckiego – the iconic marketplace of Warsaw’s Praga, opened in 1874. Opened in May 2021Facebook page.

“Nocny Market” in Wola
Location: Nocny Market, Towarowa 3 Street (Wola). Open on Friday, Saturday, Sunday. “The Night Market” is located on the platforms of the closed railway station. Re-opened in May 2021. Facebook page.

“Targ Śniadaniowy” – The “Breakfast Market” in Żoliborz and Mokotów
Żoliborz location, Saturdays: al. Wojska Polskiego 1 Street. Mokotów location, Sundays: Skwer Grupy AK “Granat”, corner of Puławska and Woronicza Street. Open on Saturday (in Żoliborz) and Sunday (in Mokotów). Street food, bread, pastries, cheese, sausages, vegan delicatessen, vegetables, fruits, flowers, fish. Facebook page.

Food markets in Warsaw

Saturday Fruit Market – fresh products straight from farmers, seedlings, preserves, dishes prepared by Koneser restaurants
August 21. Location: Plac (square) KoneseraCentrum Praskie Koneser (Praga), 11 am – 4 pm, free entrance. Additional attractions for children – eco arts & crafts workshops and fruit picking (children will be able to try fruits they pick themselves: chokeberry (August 21). Facebook event in Polish.

“Plonoteka” – farmers market of organic food
Location: Elektrownia Powiśle shopping mall, Dobra 42 Street (Powiśle)Open on Friday and Saturday. Organic food sold directly from farmers and producers. An underground parking lot available. Facebook Page.

“BioBazar” – farmers market of organic food
Location: Wołoska 3 Street (Mokotów), opposite Galeria Mokotów shopping centerOpen on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Organic food sold directly from farmers and producers. In BioBazar, you can also have coffee or a waffle. Website in EnglishFacebook Page.

“Forteca Kręgliccy” – farmers market
Location: Forteca Kręgliccy, Zakroczymska 12 (city center). Open on Wednesday. Fresh fish, dairy products, meat, bread, vegetables, fruits, ready meals. Website in PolishFacebook page.

“Bazar Olkuska” – food market
Location: Bazar Olkuska, Olkuska 12 Street (Mokotów). Open Monday-Saturday. Meat, fish, seafood, bread, vegetables, fruit, coffee, tea, juices, honey, preserves, lunch dishes, organic, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free products. Regional products from various countries. Website in PolishFacebook page.

Museums and galleries to visit in August in Warsaw

According to covid regulations in Poland, museums and galleries are re-opened from mid-May, 2021.

“The Art of Banksy” Exhibition 
Location: Plac Konesera, Centrum Praskie Koneser (Praga). Opening hours: Monday – Friday 12 pm – 8 pm, Saturday – Sunday 10 am – 8 pm. The exhibition shows more than 70 of Banksy’s works (probably the most famous and also most mysterious graffiti artist in the world) – prints, photos, sculptures and many more. Online tickets (children up to 6 free entrance). More in English about the Exhibition. The Exhibition runs until September 5, 2021.

Be Happy Museum – Selfie Point
Location: Atrium Reduta shopping center, al. Jerozolimskie 148 Street (Ochota), opening hours Monday – Sunday 10 am – 9 pm, online tickets. Dozens of scenes to take photos and rooms with the illusion (e.g. a pool with Marshmallow foams, a banana swing, magical unicorns). More in English about the Museum.

Selfie Museum Warsaw
Location: Grzybowska 80/82 Street (city center), opening hours: Tuesday – Wednesday 3 pm – 8 pm, Thursday – Friday 1 pm – 8 pm, Saturday -11 am – 9 pm, Sunday 11 am – 8 pm. To book a slot/visit call +48 537 106 459. Facebook, Instagram.

The Museum “World of Illusion”
Location: Świat Iluzji, Rynek Starego Miasta 21 (the Old Town Market Square). Opening hours: Monday – Friday 12 pm – 8 pm, Saturday-Sunday 10 am – 8 pm, online tickets. More in English about the Museum.

The Museum for Children
Location: Museum for Children is a part of the Ethnographic Museum, Kredytowa 1 Street (city center). Free entrance on Thursdays. Opening hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10 am – 5 pm, Wednesday 11 am – 7 pm, Saturday 10 am – 6 pm, Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm. Children up to 7 free entrance. Current exhibition for children until August 31, 2021: “Eureka – discovery time!” exhibition connecting the worlds of philosophy and art. More in English about the current exhibition. Click here to read our tips in English about visiting the Museum for Children

The Ethnographic Museum 
Location: Państwowe Muzeum Etnograficzne, Kredytowa 1 Street (city center). Free entrance on Thursdays.  Opening hours:  Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10 am – 5 pm, Wednesday 11 am – 7 pm, Saturday 10 am – 6 pm, Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm. The exhibitions include folk costumes from Poland and from around the world, ritual accessories, fabrics, decorative ceramics, woodcarving, historic instruments, toys, paper cut-outs, etc. as well as temporary exhibitions. Click here to read our tips in English about visiting the Museum.

The exhibition of live spiders and scorpions
Location: the Palace of Culture and Science, pl. Defilad 1, entrance from Marszałkowska Street, open every day, 10 am – 7 pm, online tickets: regular 22 PLN, reduced 18 PLN, family 2+2 60 PLN, children up to 4 free entrance. Each weekend (every hour on the hour), the visitors can hold a spider (the most gentle tarantula) in their hand and take close photographs with the assist of an exhibition employee. More in Polish about the Exhibition. Facebook event in Polish.

The Copernicus Science Center 
Location: Centrum Nauki Kopernik, Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 20 Street (Powiśle). Opening hours June 1-25: Tuesday-Friday 9 am – 4 pm, Saturday-Sunday 9 am – 7 pm. Opening hours June 26-August 31: Monday-Sunday 9 am – 7 pm. Closed on July 7 and August 2. Our tips in English on visiting the Center.

The Maria Skłodowska-Curie Museum
Location: Muzeum Marii Skłodowskiej-Curie, Freta 16 Street (the Old Town), free admission on Tuesday. Opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 12 pm – 5 pm. More in English about the Museum.

The Warsaw Rising Museum 
Location: Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, Grzybowska 79 Street (city center/Wola). Opening hours: 10 am – 6 pm, the Museum is closed on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays. Free admission on Monday (you will need to get a free pass at the ticket office). More in English about the Museum.

The Warsaw Railway Museum
Location: Stacja Muzeum, Towarowa 3 Street (Wola), open every day, 10 am – 6 pm. Free entrance on Mondays, children up to 7 free entrance. The museum is located in the former main train station in Warsaw, at the junction of three districts: Wola, Śródmieście, and Ochota. In addition to the exhibition inside the building (the history of railways in Poland and in the world), 50 rail vehicles built in different periods of history can be seen on the platforms of the former railway stationOnline ticketsThe Museum website in English.

The Geological Museum
Location: Muzeum Geologiczne, Rakowiecka 4 Street, entrance from Wiśniowa Street (Mokotów). The Museum is open only on Sundays: 10 am – 3 pm, free entrance. There are mainly rocks and minerals displayed but kids will enjoy for sure some huge fossils, skeletons of Ice Age animals, a cave or model of a dinosaur featured in the Jurassic Park (Dilophosaurus). The Museum is spacious and airy, and you will hear loud WOW when your kids see the skeletons. Our tips in English on visiting the Museum.

The Neon Museum 
Location: Muzeum Neonów, Soho Factory, Mińska 25 Street, building no. 55 (Praga). Opening hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12 pm – 6 pm. Regular ticket 15 PLN, reduced ticket 12 PLN, children up to 6 free entrance. The Neon Muzeum is dedicated to the documentation and the preservation of Cold War era neon signs. More in English about the Museum.

The Natural History Museum/Museum of Evolution
Location: Muzeum Ewolucji, the Palace of Culture and Science, entrance from Świętokrzyska Street (city center). Opening hours: Saturday and Sunday, 9 am – 3 pm. Please note that the Museum is relatively old and needs some investments. However, kids that are fascinated with dinosaurs will love it anyway. Our tips in English on visiting the Museum.

The Museum of Modern Art 
Location: “Museum on the Vistula” Pavilion, Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 22 Street (on the Vistula bank). Opening hours: Tuesday-Thursday 12 pm – 7 pm; Friday 12 pm – 8 pm; Saturday 11 am – 8 pm; Sunday 11 am – 6 pm. Regular ticket: 5 PLN, reduced ticket: 2 PLN. More in English about the Museum.

The Museum of King Jan III’s Palace at Wilanów 
Location: Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street (Wilanów), online tickets (children up to 7 free entrance; admission free on Thursdays), open on Thursday, Saturday & Sunday (10 am – 4 pm). Click here to read our in English about the museum and the illuminations festival in Wilanów

The Museum of Warsaw 
Location: Muzeum Warszawy, Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42 (the Old Town Market Square)online tickets, opening hours: Thursday-Sunday (11 am – 8 pm). More in English about the Museum.

The Museum of Asia and Pacific
Location: Muzeum Azji i Pacyfiku, Solec 24A Street (Powiśle). You can visit a permanent exhibition “Sound Zone”. The exhibition presents 120 musical instruments originating from various Asian countries. Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 12 pm – 6 pm. More in English about the Exhibition. Click here to read our tips in English on visiting the Museum.

The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews
Location: Anielewicza 6 Street (Muranów). Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday (10 am – 6 pm); Saturday (10 am – 8 pm). The Museum is closed every Tuesday. Free entrance on Thursday. Our tips in English on visiting the Museum. Our featured story on visiting the Museum with children.

The Museum of Polish Military Technology
Location: Muzeum Polskiej Techniki Wojskowej, Powsińska 13 (Mokotów/Sadyba). Outdoor exhibition, opening hours: Monday – Saturday 10 am – 4 pm, Sunday 10 am – 6 pm. Facebook page in Polish. Website in Polish.

The Polish Army Museum 
Location: Muzeum Wojska Polskiego, Al. Jerozolimskie 3 (city center). Opening hours of the indoor exhibition: Wednesday-Sunday 10 am – 4 pm. Free entrance on Thursdays. The open-air exhibition (artillery, armored equipment, naval equipment, airplanes, helicopters, missile weapons) located in the park next to the Museum is open Monday – Sunday, 9 am – 8 pm. Admission to the outdoor exhibition is free. More in English about the Museum.

The Warsaw Royal Castle 
Location: Zamek Królewski, Plac Zamkowy 4 / Castle Square 4. Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm. Free entrance on Wednesday (you will need to get a free pass at the ticket office). Ticket prices: 30 PLN (regular) and 20 PLN (reduced). The ticket price includes an audioguide. Our tips in English on visiting the Castle.

The Frederic Chopin Museum in Warsaw 
Location: Okólnik 1 Street (Powiśle). Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11 am – 7 pm. Free entrance on Wednesday. Click here to read our tips in English about visiting the Chopin Museum.

The Ujazdowski Castle – Centre for Contemporary Art 
Location: Zamek Ujazdowski, Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej, Jazdów 2 Street (the castle close to Agrykola Park and Łazienki Park). Opening hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 11 am – 6 pm; Thursday and Friday 12 pm – 8 pm; Saturday 10 am – 7 pm; Sunday 11 am – 6 pm. Free entrance on Thursdays. More in English about the Gallery.

The exhibitions/museums in Łazienki, including Palace on the Isle 
Location: Royal Łazienki Garden, Agrykola 1 Street, opening hours: Tuesday – Thursday 10 am – 4 pm; Friday – Sunday 10 am – 6 pm. Free entrance on Fridays (you will need to get a free pass at the ticket office). Click here to read our tips in English.

The National Museum 
Location: The National Museum in Warsaw (Muzeum Narodowe), Aleje Jerozolimskie 3 Street (city center), Opening hours: Tuesday-Thursday (10 am – 6 pm), Friday 10 am – 8 pm, Saturday-Sunday 10 am – 6 pm. Free entrance on Tuesday. Our tips in English about visiting the National Museum.

Museum of Life under Communism 
Location: Muzeum życia w PRL, Piękna 28/34 Street, next to Plac (Square) Konstytucji (city center). Opening hours: Monday-Thursday and Saturday-Sunday 10 am – 6 pm, Friday 12 pm – 8 pm. The Museum presents how people used to live during communist times in Poland. There are few different sections where you can experience propaganda, lifestyle, politics or ordinary day from the times. The exhibition has descriptions in Polish and English. There is also an audio guide available in English (to be downloaded on the phone). More in English about the Museum.

Zachęta National Gallery of Art /contemporary art 
Location: Zachęta, Plac Małachowskiego 3 (city center). Tuesday – Sunday (12 pm – 8 pm), free entrance on Thursdays. More in English about the Gallery.

Events in Warsaw in August

Free open-air jazz concerts – 27th International Open Air Festival “Jazz at the Old Town” (Jazz na Starówce)
Every Saturday in August. 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 Polish. The Festival runs until August 28, 2021.

Free open-air jazz concerts in Mokotów 
Every Saturday in August. Location: Park Dreszera, Odyńca 2 Street, a park between Puławska, Odyńca, Krasickiego, and Ursynowska Streets (Mokotów), free entrance, 5 pm. Facebook event in Polish.

Chess on the Vistula River – free event
Every Saturday until September 25. Location: the Vistula Boulevard, Bulwar Jana Karskiego, part of the Boulevard in front of the Royal Castle (city center), free entrance, 3 pm – 8 pm. The rules are simple: come and play chess. Facebook event in Polish. The event runs throughout the summer and until the end of September.

Piano recitals at the Chopin Museum
Every Saturday & Sunday in August. Location: Frederic Chopin Museum, Okólnik 1 Street (Powiśle). Two concerts: 5 pm and 6 pm. Online tickets (28 PLN). The concert lasts only 30 minutes – it’s a great opportunity to introduce children to classical music. Our tips about visiting the Museum. Our feature story about the Museum: You don’t need to leave Warsaw to visit the nineteenth-century Paris salons.

Free open-air concerts of classical and jazz music in Mokotów
Every Sunday in August. 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. Facebook event in Polish.

“Summer with Music” – outdoor concerts of classical and jazz music in Ursynów 
Every Sunday in August. Location: different parks in Ursynów, free entrance, 6 pm or 8 pm. Facebook event in Polish.

Free classical music concerts at Plac Konesera in Praga
Every Thursday in August. Location: Plac (square) KoneseraCentrum Praskie Koneser (Praga), 7 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

“All the King’s Men” – live encounters with history in the Wilanów Palace Garden
Every Thursday, Saturday & Sunday until September 12. Location: Wilanów Palace Garden, the area next to Staw Południowy / South Pond, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street (Wilanów). The exact location on the Google map. 11 am – 4 pm (opening hours of the park: 9 am – 9 pm). Regular tickets to the park 7 PLN, reduced tickets 4 PLN, children up to 7 free entrance (online tickets). In Wilanów Park you will meet a geographer, a royal printer, a mint maker, and a blacksmith who will tell you about the secrets of their trade. The people of the king will serve in the camp and talk about various aspects of life in old Poland. They will present interesting items and skills, using the art of reconstruction. Facebook event in Polish. More in Polish.

Free event – Relax on the Vistula beach – a calming concert combined with breathing and relaxation techniques
Every Sunday until September 26. Location: Plaża Poniatówka – the beach at the Poniatowski Bridge, close to the National Stadium (Praga), free entrance, 5 pm. Facebook event in Polish. The event runs throughout the summer and until the end of September.

Archeological picnic at the medieval castle in Czersk
Every weekend in August. Location: Czersk Castle (Zamek w Czersku), Plac Tysiąclecia 1, 05-530 Czersk (south of Warsaw, 40 km from the center of Warsaw), 11 am – 5 pm (the castle opening hours: 10 am – 8 pm), regular tickets 10 PLN, reduced tickets 5 PLN. Everyday life in various historical periods – presentation of old crafts, martial arts, cuisine. Our tips in English on visiting the Czersk Castle.

“JazZamek” – a concert of jazz music at the medieval castle in Czersk
Every Sunday in August starting from August 8. Location: Czersk Castle (Zamek w Czersku), Plac Tysiąclecia 1, 05-530 Czersk (south of Warsaw, 40 km from the center of Warsaw), 5 pm (the castle opening hours: 10 am – 8 pm), regular tickets 10 PLN, reduced tickets 5 PLN. Facebook event in Polish. Our tips in English on visiting the Czersk Castle.

Outdoor summer cinema in Elektrownia Powiśle
Every Tuesday and Saturday until September 7. Location: Elektrownia Powiśle shopping center, Dobra 42 Street (Powiśle), 7.30 pm, free entrance. Screenings of documentary films featured during “Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival” – the largest documentary film festival in Poland. Facebook event in Polish.

Slow Market at the Vistula” – multicultural street food on the Vistula boulevards
Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday in August. Location: Płyta Desantu 3, location on Google map, a new location in the 2021 season. Friday 6 pm – 2 am, Saturday 12 pm – 2 am, Sunday 12 pm – 10 pm. World cuisines, vegetarian and meat dishes, sweets. Website in Polish.

The “Breakfast Market” in Żoliborz / Targ Śniadaniowy – an outdoor shopping & street food 
Every Saturday in August. Location: al. Wojska Polskiego 1 Street (Żoliborz), 9 am – 4 pm, free entrance. Street food, bread, pastries, cheese, sausages, vegan delicatessen, vegetables, fruits, flowers, fish. Facebook event in Polish.

The “Breakfast Market” in Mokotów / Targ Śniadaniowy – an outdoor shopping & street food 
Every Sunday in August. Location: Skwer Grupy AK “Granat”, corner of Puławska and Woronicza Street (Mokotów), 10 am – 5 pm, free entrance. Street food, bread, pastries, cheese, sausages, vegan delicatessen, vegetables, fruits, flowers, fish. Facebook event in Polish.

Weekend Horse Racing at Tor Służewiec Racetrack 
August 1, 7-8, 15, 21-22, 28-29. Location: Tor Wyścigów Konnych Służewiec, Puławska 266 Street (Ursynów), online tickets (children up to 5 free entrance). The Służewiec Horse Racetrack is not only a horse race but also an important monument in Warsaw – the track was opened in June 1939, at that time it was the most modern and largest horse racing track in Europe. Of course, you don’t have to play sports betting if you don’t want to. It’s fun to watch the horses (sometimes you can even get up close), the children can play on the playground, you can eat something, and the race area itself is a huge green space! It is also worth paying attention to the kilometer-long wall separating the area of the Racing Track from Puławska Street, which has become a street gallery of Polish graffiti artistsHorse racing in Warsaw takes place almost every weekend, from May to mid-NovemberRace weekend calendarHow to get there? The racecourse is located in Ursynów (Puławska 266 Street, location on Google map). The easiest way to get there is by car, through the main gate at Puławska Street, where there is a large parking lot. You can also take tram no. 4 or 10 to the terminus. Website in English.

“Saturday Ancient workout for everyone” in the garden in front of the National Museum
August 7, 21. Location: a green area (Dziedziniec Lorentza) in front of the National Museum, close to the entrance (Muzeum Narodowe), Aleje Jerozolimskie 3 (city center), 10 am – 11 am, free entrance. The event (exercises whose roots go back to ancient times) celebrates the opening of the Ancient Art Gallery at the Museum (the gallery was closed for 10 years when the exhibition rearrangement project was underway). Facebook event in Polish.

Sunday Yoga in Łazienki Royal Garden
August 8, 15. Location: Łazienki Royal Garden, 10 am – 11.30 am, click here to check the meeting point (the area next to the Palace on the Isle). Families with children are welcome. There is no need to sign up. Facebook event in Polish and English.

The free outdoor dancing event – Boogie / Swing / Rock and Roll, live music, workshops, competitions
August 8, 15, 22. Location: Plac (square) Konesera, Centrum Praskie Koneser (Praga), 4 pm – 8 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

Free yoga on the Vistula beach
Every Saturday & Sunday until September 26. Location: Plaża Rusałka (Praga beach, close to the Zoo), Wybrzeże Helskie 1/5 Street (Praga), free entrance, Saturday – 12 pm, Sunday – before sunset. Facebook event in Polish. The event runs throughout the summer and until the end of September.

Free outdoor yoga in Ursynów/Kabaty
Every Saturday in August. Location: Park przy Bażantarni, Przy Bażantarni Street (location on Google map), 10 am, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

Railway Modeling Fair (Giełda Modeli Kolejowych)
August 8. 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 (7 PLN, children up to 7 free entrance). The Museum website in EnglishFacebook event in Polish.

Free Saturday dance workshop and party on the Vistula Boulevards
August 14, 28 & September 11. Location: the Vistula Boulevards, the area next to the monument to the Warsaw Mermaid (Warszawska Syrenka), location on Google map, 5 pm – workshop, 6 pm – dance party, free entrance. August 14 – salsa and forro, August 28 – Polish dances, September 11 – French dances. Facebook event in Polish.

Night of shooting stars at the medieval castle in Czersk
August 14. Location: Czersk Castle (Zamek w Czersku), Plac Tysiąclecia 1, 05-530 Czersk (south of Warsaw, 40 km from Warsaw), 6 pm. Attractions include planetarium, workshops for children and adults, telescopes. Facebook event in Polish.

Outdoor fair and festival of upcycling, handicrafts and design
August 14-15. Location: Centrum Praskie Koneser (Praga Koneser Center), Plac Konesera (Praga), 11 am – 8 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

The International Music Festival “Chopin and His Europe”
August 14-31. Concerts are held at different locations in Warsaw: Warsaw Philharmonic, 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.

The Independence Day of India & Taste Of India – Indian Food & Culture Festival
August 15. Location: 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.

Saturday Fruit Market – fresh products straight from farmers, seedlings, preserves, dishes prepared by Koneser restaurants
August 21. Location: Plac (square) KoneseraCentrum Praskie Koneser (Praga), 11 am – 4 pm, free entrance. Additional attractions for children – eco arts & crafts workshops and fruit picking (children will be able to try fruits they pick themselves: chokeberry (August 21). Facebook event in Polish.

18th Jewish Culture Festival “Singer’s Warsaw” (Warszawa Singera)
August 21-29. 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.

Car Models Fair (Giełda Modeli Samochodowych)
August 22. Location: Warsaw Railway Museum (Stacja Muzeum), Towarowa 3 Street (Wola), 10 am – 2 pm (the Museum is open 10 am – 6 pm). During the event reduced tickets for everyone (7 PLN, children up to 7 free entrance). The Museum website in EnglishFacebook event in Polish.

Fitness & Wellness – fair of sports products 
August 27-29Location: Arkadia shopping mall, Al. Jana Pawła II 82 Street, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

Classically on the Grass” – free open-air concert of classical music 
August 29. Location: Królikarnia Museum of Sculpture Park, Puławska 113a Street (Mokotów), free entrance, 12 pm, the concert by Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra. Facebook event in Polish.

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Weather in Poland in August

The average monthly temperature in August in Poland is 18,5°C / 65°F, and the average monthly rainfall level is 66 mm.

In Poland, the name of the month (sierpień) comes from the sickle (sierp) used during the harvest, which falls in Poland in August.

When you travel in Poland outside the cities in August, you will notice golden cereal fields (mostly rye, wheat, oats) accompanied with red poppies and blue cornflowers. August is the harvest season in Poland. When the crops are already harvested, it’s time to celebrate. The harvest in Poland ends with the festival called in Polish dożynki.

Read more about the weather in Poland in summer and the colorful changes in nature you can’t miss.

Public holiday and celebrations in Poland in August 2021

  • 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/public 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 usually at Pilsudski Square (Plac Piłsudskiego), including parades and the president’s 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).

Shopping Sunday in Poland in August 2021

In August 2021, there is one shopping Sunday in Poland: August 29. The next shopping Sunday will be on December 12, 2021. Click here to read our post about shopping Sundays in Poland in 2021. Read our post with the list of online stores in Poland delivering groceries to home.

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