Events and things to do in Warsaw in February 2019

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Shopping Sundays and trade ban Sundays in Poland in February 2019

In February 2019, there is one shopping Sunday in Poland: February 24. February 3, 10, and 17 are trade ban Sundays. Click here to read our post about Sunday trade ban in Poland, shopping Sundays, and bank holidays in Poland in 2019.

Holidays, observances & celebrations in Poland in February 2019

February is one of the few months when there is no bank holiday in Poland.

  • February 14

Valentine’s Day (Walentynki)
It’s a relatively new celebration in Poland (not observed in Poland during communism time before 1989), becoming more and more popular. All restaurants will be full, book your table in advance!;)

  • February 28

Fat Thursday (Tłusty Czwartek)
The last Thursday before the Lent starts (it’s similar to Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday celebrations), in Poland it’s basically a donut / pączek day. In the morning, you can notice long lines in front of bakeries and cafes all over Poland. People all day long eat pączki (donuts filled with fruit jam) or faworki (French dough pastry served with powdered sugar) at schools, at work, at home. There are contests for the best pastry stores in the city and some families have pączek eating competition – who will eat the most donuts on Fat Thursday.

Events in English in Warsaw in February 2019

  • February 2

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 1 PLN. The guided tour in English includes the “Niepodległe: Women, Independence and National Discourse” exhibition. Facebook event in English. The Museum website in English.

  • February 8

Children’s movie in English, no Polish subtitles – ‘LEGO Movie 2’
Location: Cinema City, Sadyba Best Mall, Powsińska 31 Street (Sadyba/Mokotów), 5 pm. The screening in English is organized by the American School of Warsaw’s Parent Teacher Organization (ASW PTO) but tickets are available for sale to non-ASW children. Facebook event in English (including info about the tickets).

  • February 16

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 “Daniel Rycharski: Fears” exhibition. Facebook event in English. More about the exhibition in English.

  • February 17

‘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). Tickets: 10 PLN (online tickets). In February: Nature’s patterns. Facebook event in English. Click here to read more in English.

  • February 23

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 “Daniel Rycharski: Fears” exhibition. Facebook event in English. More about the exhibition in English.

  • Each Saturday and Sunday: February 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, and 24

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. Facebook event in English.

Events at international schools and preschools in Warsaw in February 2019

  • February 9-10

Recruitment Weekend at Akademeia High School
Location: Ledóchowskiej 2 Street (Wilanów). February Recruitment Weekend is dedicated to students applying for Year 10 (iGCSE) for 2019-2020 academic year. Click here to learn more in English. Facebook event in English.

  • February 14

Open Day for Primary, Secondary & IB at The British School Warsaw 
Location: Limanowskiego Campus – ul. Limanowskiego 15 (Sadyba). There will be two sessions available to attend: Morning 9 am – 11 am or Afternoon 1 pm – 3 pm. The Open Day is for parents and their children aged 6-18 years oldClick here to learn more about the Open Day and to register your place. Facebook event in English.

  • February 16

Open Day at The English Primary
Location: Rzodkiewki 18 Street (Wilanów), 10.30 am. Click here to learn more in English.

  • February 23

Open Day at the Thames British School
Location: Usypiskowa 5 Street (Ochota), 11 am – 1 pm. Click here to learn more in English. Facebook event in English.

  • February 25

Art & Design Scholarship Competition
Location: Akademeia High School, Ledóchowskiej 2 Street (Wilanów). The competition is open to all students, aged 14-16 years old, who would like to develop their artistic skills and consider studying artistic majors in the future. Click here to learn more in English. Facebook event in English.

Fairs, festivals and other events in Warsaw in February 2019

‘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. Facebook event in Polish. More in English and photos.

  • Until February 9

The Witold Lutosławski Festival of modern classical music
Location: Polish Radio Concert Studio, Modzelewskiego 59 Street (Mokotów). Click here to read the Festival program in Polish.

  • February 3

‘Dresses’ – winter fashion fair
Location: “Znajomi Znajomych”, Wilcza 58a Street (city center), free entrance, 12 pm – 6 pm. Facebook event in Polish.

  • February 4-17

371st anniversary of Praga district establishment
Events include concerts, guided tours, exhibitions, workshops. Detailed agenda in Polish. Facebook event in Polish.

  • February 8

Chinese New Year event
Location: Museum of Asia and the Pacific (Muzeum Azji i Pacyfiku), Solec 24A Street (Powiśle), 6 pm – 8 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish. Click here to read our tips in English on visiting the Museum.

  • February 9-10

Warsaw Coffee Festival
Location: the Palace of Culture and Science, Plac Defilad 1, tickets 10 PLN (online tickets), 10 am – 6 pm. Facebook event in English and Polish.

  • February 10

Aquarium and terrarium fair, an exhibition of exotic animals and plants
Location: Sports Center at Siennicka 40 Street (Praga), 10 am – 4 pm, regular tickets 15 PLN, reduced tickets 10 PLN, children up to 6 free (online tickets). Facebook event in Polish.

Railway Modeling Event (Giełda Modelarska)
Location: Warsaw Railway Museum (Stacja Muzeum), Towarowa 3 Street (Wola), 10 am – 2 pm (the Museum is open on Sundays 9 am – 5 pm). A chance to buy model railways and trains and meet railway modeling enthusiasts. During the event reduced tickets for everyone (6 PLN, children up to 7 free entrance). The Museum website in English. Facebook event in Polish.

  • February 15

Chinese New Year Festival
Location: Jordanek Sports Facility, Alfreda Nobla 18/26 Street (Saska Kępa), 4 pm – 8 pm, free entrance. Attractions include a traditional Chinese lion dance, Asia market, arts & crafts workshops. Facebook event in English. The event is co-organized by The International Trilingual School of Warsaw.

  • February 15-17

POLIN Music Festival
Location: POLIN – Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Anielewicza 6 Street (Muranów). More in English and online tickets. Facebook event in Polish.

  • February 16

“Grand Bazar” – Fashion Fair
Location: ‘Elektrownia Powiśle’, Elektryczna 2 Street (Powiśle), free entrance, 11 am – 7 pm. Fashion, accessories, jewelry, cosmetics, home accessories, plants. Facebook event in Polish.

  • February 16-17

Warsaw Feast – Wielka Uczta Warszawska – street food festival
Location: Plac (square) Konesera 2, Centrum Praskie Koneser (Praga), entrance from Białostocka Street and Ząbkowska Street, free entrance, 12 pm – 8 pm. Facebook event in Polish.

  • February 17

Art Fair (Targowisko Sztuki)
Location: Arkady Kubickiego (Kubicki Arcades) at the Warsaw Royal Castle, entrance from Grodzka Street. 11 am – 4 pm, free entrance. A chance to admire or buy artworks of students and graduates of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts and visit the Kubicki Arcades. Click here to read more in English. Facebook event in Polish.

International Cat Day – cat show
Location: Hala Gwardii, Plac Żelaznej Bramy 1 (city center), free entrance, 10 am – 5 pm. Facebook event in Polish.

‘Wege Bazar’ – fair of vegan products – this edition: vegan sweets
Location: Klubokawiarnia Medyka, Oczki 1a Street (Ochota), 12 pm – 7 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

  • February 23-24

International Cat Show and Fair
Location: PGE National Stadium, entrance gate no. 1 and 2 (Galeria), al. Księcia Józefa Poniatowskiego 1 Street. Saturday 9.30 am – 5.30 pm, Sunday 9.30 am – 5 pm. Regular ticket 15 PLN, reduced 10 PLN, children up to 4 free entrance, online tickets. Facebook event in Polish. More in English.

  • Until February 24

Special display at the National Museum – 30 works by Pablo Picasso
Location: The National Museum, Aleje Jerozolimskie 3 Street (city center). Our tips in English about visiting the National Museum. More in English about the exhibition.

  • February 28 – March 3

Orchid Exhibition & Fair
Location: The University of Warsaw Library, Dobra 56/66 Street (Powiśle). The exhibition, fair, workshops (regular tickets 15 PLN, reduced tickets 10 PLN), 10 am – 6 pm. Facebook event in Polish.

Winter attractions in Warsaw in February 2019

Skiing on Górka Szczęśliwicka (artificial slope in Ochota)
Location: Górka Szczęśliwicka, Drawska 22 Street (Ochota). Opening hours in February: Monday-Friday 11 am – 9 pm, Saturday-Sunday 10 am – 8 pm. Website in Polish and Facebook page in Polish.

  • Until February 3

Winter illuminations and decorations along Warsaw streets and Christmas tree
The main attractions focus on the “The Royal Route”Castle Square/Plac Zamkowy (including the Christmas tree), Krakowskie Przedmieście Street, Nowy Świat Street, Trzech Krzyży Square, Aleje Ujazdowskie Street to Belweder next to the Royal Łazienki Garden. Other locations include The Old Town, Aleje Jerozolimskie Street(from Warszawa Centralna Railway Station to Rondo Waszyngtona Roundabout and Poniatowskiego Bridge), Mokotowska Street, Bankowy Square, Marszałkowska Street (from Królewska Street to Konstytucji Square), Świętokrzyska Street (from ONZ Roundabout to Marszałkowska Street), Targowa Street, Solidarności Street (from Bankowy Square to Wileński Square, including Śląsko-Dąbrowski Bridge). New locations this year include Miodowa Street and Plac Krasińskich.

  • Until February 28

Winter illuminations in Łazienki Royal Garden
Location: Łazienki Royal Garden, Chinese Avenue (Aleja Chińska), from Agrykola Street entrance to Gagarina Street entrance. The lights are on every day until 9 pm. Click here to read more in English about visiting Łazienki Garden and Museums.

  • Until March 3

“The Royal Garden of Lights” – illuminations festival in the Wilanów Garden
Location: Wilanów Garden, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street. Opening hours: 4 pm – 9 pm. Monday – Thursday, regular tickets 10 PLN, reduced tickets 5 PLN. Friday – Sunday, regular tickets 20 PLN, reduced tickets 10 PLN. Free admission for children under 7 (every day). It can be crowded during weekends, buy tickets online to skip the line. Mappings (illumination, picture, and sound) on the Palace façade on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 5.30 pm, 6.30 pm, 7.30 pm. Click here to read Kids in the City tips in English on visiting the Wilanów Palace Museum and Park.

Zimowy Narodowy – winter sports zones at the National Stadium (ice rinks, ice hill, curling) 
Location: PGE National Stadium, Al. Ks. J. Poniatowskiego 1 Street (Praga). Info about the opening hours. Online tickets. Website in English

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