Summer in Warsaw: events and things to do in Warsaw in July 2020

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Weather in Poland in July

July is a month characterized by hot weather and warm nights in Poland. The average monthly temperature in July in Poland is 19°C / 66°F, and the average monthly rainfall level is 89 mm. July is the warmest month in Poland, also in July the highest rainfall is recorded. There is a Polish proverb about July: “W lipcowym skwarze w Polsce jak na Saharze” (In the heat of July in Poland it is like the Sahara).

The name of the month in Polish (lipiec) comes from linden trees blooming at that time (lipa in Polish). In Poland, many park avenues were planted with lindens. There is a reason for this – these trees provide shade on hot days and are famous for their relaxing properties. It is also worth buying linden products for the winter – linden tea (herbata lipowa) gives many health benefits and linden honey (miód lipowy) – no need to advertise!

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

Trade ban Sundays in Poland in July 2020

In July 2020, there is no shopping Sunday in Poland. The next shopping Sunday is on August 30, 2020. Click here to read our post about shopping Sundays in Poland in 2020. Read our post with the list of online stores in Poland delivering groceries to home.

Outdoor events in Warsaw in July 2020

  • Every Saturday in July

Summer concerts in the Ujazdowski Park
Location: Park Ujazdowski (a park next to Łazienki Royal Park), Aleje Ujazdowskie Street (city center), 5 pm, free entrance. July 11 – saxophone quartet – hits of classical and light music. July 18 – concert of Russian songs. July 25 – acoustic fusion music. August 1 – concert of songs from the Warsaw Uprising. August 8 – classical music hits (mezzo-soprano and tenor). August 15 – film music. More in Polish.

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

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

26th 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 29, 2020.

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

Garage sales at Plac Konesera – an event promoting upcycling   
Location: Plac (square) KoneseraCentrum Praskie Koneser (Praga), every Saturday in July and August (starting from July 11), 11 am – 5 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

Free outdoor yoga in Saska Kępa
Location: Lunapark outdoor restaurants and street food bars, Wał Miedzeszyński 407 Street (Saska Kępa), free entrance, 1 pm. Facebook event in Polish.

  • Every Sunday in July

“Breakfast Market” / Targ Śniadaniowy – an outdoor shopping & street food in Mokotów 
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.

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

Free ‘swing step’ dancing event at Plac Konesera – dance, music and the atmosphere of the 1930s-1950s
Location: Plac (square) KoneseraCentrum Praskie Koneser (Praga), every Sunday in July and August, 3 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

The summer outdoor 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. Facebook event in Polish.

‘Musica Viva’ – a concert of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance music at the medieval castle in Czersk
Location: Czersk Castle (Zamek w Czersku), Plac Tysiąclecia 1, 05-530 Czersk (south of Warsaw, 40 km from the center of Warsaw), 4 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.

Summer concerts in the Saxon Garden / Ogród Saski
Location: Ogród Saski, Marszałkowska Street (city center), 12 pm, free entrance. July 12 – string quartet, the program includes: classical, film, and light music. July 19 – “From swing to ragtime” concert. July 26 – Mozart, Beethoven, SchubertMore in Polish. Our tips in English on visiting the Saxon Garden.

  • Every Saturday & Sunday in July

Guided tour of the Wilanów Palace Garden
Location: Wilanów Palace Garden, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street, 1 pm, meeting point at the ticket office (small yellow building in the park in front of the palace). Meeting point on a map (a ticket office / kasa muzeum marked as no. 1). Regular tickets to the park 7 PLN, reduced tickets 7 PLN (online tickets). Facebook event in Polish.

Archeological picnic at the medieval castle in Czersk
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, as well as war and peace in various historical periods – presentation of old crafts, martial arts, cuisine. Facebook event in Polish. Our tips in English on visiting the Czersk Castle

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

  • Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday in July

“Agro Bazar” in Służewiec – organic food market (Weekendowy Agrobazar Rodzinny)
Location: Tor Wyścigów Konnych Służewiec, Puławska 266 Street. Friday 2 pm – 6 pm, Saturday 8 am – 6 pm, Sunday 8 am – 6 pm. Facebook event in Polish.

  • Every Friday in July

Free Chopin music piano recitals at Plac Konesera 
Location: Plac (square) KoneseraCentrum Praskie Koneser (Praga), every Friday in July (starting from July 10) and August, 7 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

  • Every Thursday in July

Free open-air theater at Plac Konesera 
Location: Plac (square) KoneseraCentrum Praskie Koneser (Praga), every Thursday in July, 5.30 pm, free entrance. Performances by Teatr Polonia and Och-TeatrFacebook event in Polish.

  • 3 weekends in July: July 4-5, July 11-12, July 18-19

Horse Racing at Służewiec Racetrack
Location: Tor Wyścigów Konnych Służewiec, Puławska 266 Street, online tickets (children up to 5 free entrance). Website in English. Facebook event in Polish.

  • July 5

Outdoor Farmers’ Market / Sunday Healthy Food Fair in Ursynów
Location: a parking lot next to Ursynów District Office, Imielin metro station, al. KEN 61 Street (Ursynów), 9 am – 3 pm, free entrance. Regional food, vegetables, fruits, dairy and meat products, honey, juices, organic food. Facebook event in Polish.

  • From July 10 (every Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

‘Slow Market at the Vistula’ – multicultural street food 
Location: the Vistula Boulevard, a white barge (Barka) next to “Plac Zabaw” club (close to the Copernicus Science Center), Friday 6 pm – 2 am, Saturday 12 pm – 2 am, Sunday 12 pm – 10 pm. Facebook event in Polish (July 10-12). Facebook event in Polish (July 16-August 2).

  • July 13 – August 31

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) – online/offline course IN ENGLISH
Weekly online Zoom meetings (Mondays 6 pm – 8.30 pm) and the offline Mindful (Silent) Day (Saturday, August 22). Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a blend of meditation, mind&body awareness, and yoga: learning through regular practice and study how your body handles (and can resolve) stress neurologically. Facebook event in English.

  • July 18 

Outdoor Polish fashion fair “Grand Bazar” – vintage fair
Location: the courtyard of Chocolate Factory at Szpitalna 8a Street (city center), 11 am – 7 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

  • July 19 and July 26 

Yoga class in Łazienki Royal Garden
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 welcomeFacebook event in Polish and English.

  • July 25 

‘Walks around the Warsaw Zoo’ – guided tour IN ENGLISH
Location: Warsaw Zoo, Ratuszowa 1/3 Street (Praga), 11 am and 12.30 pm. The tour is 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.

Fair of creative businesses run by women – fashion, cosmetics, design, yoga, massage
Location: Elektrownia Powiśle shopping center, Elektryczna 2 Street (Powiśle), 11 am – 7 pm. Facebook event in Polish.

  • July 25-26

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. Facebook event in Polish.

Day trips from Warsaw

Zegrze Reservoir/Zegrze Lake (called in Polish Jezioro Zegrzyńskie or Zalew Zegrzyński), a man-made lake developed in 1963, located 30 km north of Warsaw, is a very popular place among Warsaw residents for summer getaways. It’s also a popular place for sailing – every summer, around 1500 yachts and sailboats find their place in the marinas on the shores of the Zegrze Lake. You will find there public guarded beaches and you can take a boat cruise on the lake.

The medieval, Gothic castle in Czersk was built at the turn of the 14th and 15th centuries. Although it has been heavily damaged over the centuries, its gothic towers and walls still attract those who love history. There is another reason why it is worth visiting Czersk – great views of the Vistula river valley, space, and relaxing silence. Especially during spring or summertime when it is green all around.

It is not often that you can “visit” swamps… And in addition, walk them dry foot! 40 km from Warsaw you can admire nature and wild swamps on wooden platforms. The place is called “Bagno Całowanie”, it’s a charming destination out of the city for a walk and a close encounter with nature. “Bagno Całowanie” is one of the largest peat bogs in the Warsaw area, located in the Mazovia Landscape Park (Mazowiecki Park Krajobrazowy), in the Vistula valley. The name comes from the nearby village – Całowanie.

Looking for the best photo spots in Poland? You will find them in one of the biggest (over 50 hectares) botanical gardens in Poland – the Arboretum Forest Educational Center in Rogów near Łódź. The Arboretum in Rogów has one of the most valuable plant collections in Europe. It’s “a forest park”, located in the thinned-out area of the forest. You can admire there the collections of trees and shrubs of Central and Eastern Europe, protected, endangered, and rare plants, as well as “experimental” parts of the forest with foreign species and the Alpine Garden – the aplinarium.

The trips are organized by the Narrow Gauge Railway Museum in the town of Sochaczew (60 km from Warsaw). Tours are usually organized from April to September / October. They include a guided tour in the outdoor train museum, train travel to the Kampinos Forest, a guided walk in the Kampinos Forest, a picnic and bonfire, trip back to Sochaczew.

Whether you love classical music and Frederic Chopin compositions or not, the Żelazowa Wola village is the must on your “to visit list” in Poland. And it is because of the most beautiful park that surrounds the birthplace and the Museum of Frederic Chopin. The park was developed in 1932-1939 and renovated for the 2010 Chopin Year Celebrations (200th birth anniversary). Is has new paths, benches, bridges (the Utrata river flows through the park), ponds, pergolas – everything very elegant and modern, but modern in a good way – that brings comfort and is visually unobtrusive. Also, this is not a regular park – everywhere you can hear Chopin’s music, played quietly from BOSE speakers hidden all over the park in bushes, grass or ivy.

Outdoor swimming pools in Warsaw

Outdoor swimming pool in the city center/Ochota
Location: Ośrodek Inflancka, Inflancka 8 Street. Re-opened from July 1. The pools will be open until August 31, 2020. Opening hours: 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, sports field. Online ticketsWebsite in Polish. Facebook page.

Outdoor swimming pool in Wola
Location: Park Wodny Moczydło, Górczewska 69/73 Street. Re-opened from July 1 (after a major renovation last year). Opening hours: 9 am – 7 pm (in the event of bad weather, the pool will be closed and customers will be notified on Facebook). Attractions include 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 multislide. Online ticketsWebsite in Polish. Facebook page.

Outdoor swimming pool in Park Śzczęśliwicki in Ochota
Location: Park Śzczęśliwicki, Usypiskowa 18 Street. Re-opened from July 3. Attractions include 25.04 m x 12.52 m sports swimming pool, recreation pool with hydromassage, paddling pool for children, tube slideWebsite in Polish.

Outdoor swimming pool in Powsin (Kabaty Forest)
Location: Park Kultury w Powsinie, Maślaków 1 Street. Re-opened from July 3. 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, 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 Street (location on Google map). Opened from June 10 until September 15. Opening hours: 9 am – 7 pm. The Czerniakowskie lake is the largest natural water reservoir in Warsaw. Coastline length: 30 m. Website in Polish.

Drive-in and open-air cinemas in Warsaw

According to new regulations, drive-in cinemas (kino samochodowe) in Poland can operate from May 18 (regular cinemas can be reopened from June 6).

Free outdoor cinema in Łazienki Park 
Location: Łazienki Królewskie, Royal Łazienki Park (city center), every Tuesday in July and August, 9 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

Free outdoor cinema at the Royal Castle
Location: the courtyard of Copper-Roof Palace (Pałac pod Blachą), part of the Royal Castel (city center), every Wednesday in July (9 pm) and August (8.30 pm), free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

Free outdoor cinema at Plac Konesera – “On Art”
Location: Plac (square) KoneseraCentrum Praskie Koneser (Praga), every Monday in July and August, 7.30 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

Free outdoor cinema at Plac Konesera – culinary films 
Location: Plac (square) KoneseraCentrum Praskie Koneser (Praga), every Wednesday in July and August, 7 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

Free outdoor cinema in Wola
Location: Park im. Edwarda Szymańskiego, Elekcyjna Street (Wola), every Friday in July (9.30 pm) and August (9 pm), free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

Free outdoor cinema in Konstancin
Location: the green area next to Konstancin Cultural Center (Konstanciński Dom Kultury), Mostowa 15 Street, every Friday in July and August, 9.45 pm in July, 9.15 pm in August, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

Free outdoor summer cinema in Elektrownia Powiśle – documentary films
Location: Elektrownia Powiśle shopping center, Elektryczna 2 Street (Powiśle), free entrance. Every Tuesday and Saturday, 7.30 pm. Screenings of documentary films featured during “Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival” – the largest documentary film festival in Poland. Facebook event in Polish.

Free outdoor summer cinema in Elektrownia Powiśle – “Power is a Woman”
Location: Elektrownia Powiśle shopping center, Elektryczna 2 Street (Powiśle), free entrance. Every Wednesday, 8.30 pm. Facebook event in Polish.

Free outdoor summer cinema in Fort 8/Fort Służew
Location: Fort 8, Fort Służew 1b Street (Ursynów), free entrance, 9 pm, July 2, July 16, July 30, August 13, August 27, September 10. Facebook event in Polish.

Free outdoor summer cinema on the beach
Location: Beach Bar Aquatica, Wybrzeże Helskie Street, the Vistula bank opposite to Park Praski (Praga), free entrance, 9 pm, Friday. Facebook  page.

Free outdoor summer cinema in Saska Kępa
Location: Lunapark outdoor restaurants and street food bars, Wał Miedzeszyński 407 Street (Saska Kępa), Thursday, 9 pm. Facebook page.

Drive-in cinema in Żerań (Białołęka) next to the Vistula river
Location: Myśliborska 11 Street. Capacity: 100+ cars. Online tickets and repertoire (50 PLN per car). Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday at 9 pm.

Open-air cinema at SOHO Factory in Praga
Location: SOHO Factory in Praga district, Chono Lulu Bistro & Bar, Mińska 25 Street. Screenings every Wednesday and Friday at 9 pm, free entrance, the number of seats is limited. Facebook event in Polish.

Free open-air cinema in Włochy
Location: a playing field next to the primary school,  Cietrzewia 22a Street. Screenings every Saturday in July at 9.45 pm, free entrance, the number of seats is limited. Facebook event in Polish.

Vistula river cruises & kayaking in the Warsaw area

In recent years, the Wisła river in Warsaw during summertime has been full of cruises, ferries, water trams, kayaks. This year is different on the Vistula river too… This season, not all options are available, but you can still find some interesting ones in Warsaw!

Please note that due to the high water level in the Vistula river, some cruises can be temporarily suspended.

Free ferries across the Vistula river
Starting from July 4 (until the end of Setptemebr), there are 3 free ferries:  Cypel Czerniakowski – Saska Kępa, Most Poniatowskiego – Stadion Narodowy, Podzamcze-Fontanny – ZOO. In July and August, they run every day, in September only during weekends. More in English (including a map, timetable).

Cruise on the Zegrze Lake (Jezioro  Zegrzyńskie in Serock, 40 km from Warsaw)
“Albatros” boat leaves from the pier in Serock (location on Google map) for 45-minute recreational cruises on Zegrze Lake. 3 times a day on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays (11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm). Tickets can only be bought from the boat’s captain before the trip (cash only). 15 PLN adults, 10 PLN seniors and children up to 18. More in Polish.

Ferry across the Vistula river near Konstancin 
Prom Gassy-Karczew connects the municipality of Konstancin-Jeziorna and the municipality of Karczew (the route on Google map). On weekdays (until August 31) the ferry operates from 6 am to 8 pm, on Saturdays – from 8 am to 8 pm, and 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. Website in Polish. Facebook page.

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. Capacity: 12 passengers. 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). Website in English. Facebook page.

Taxi Wisła – the Vistula river cruises on a traditional wooden boat
The cruise takes about 45 minutes. To order/book Taxi Wisła call them (+48 605143904) or send a message on Facebook. Reduced capacity during covid pandemic: 6 passengers (before it was 12). There is always a set of life vests on board, you don’t need to have your own. Weekend 30 PLN per person, from Monday to Thursday 25 PLN per person, 5 PLN discount for children up to 12. You can pay with a card. Website in Polish.

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 at 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 booking. Website in English. Facebook page.

Rental of canoes and wooden boats 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 – 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). You can pay with a card. Facebook page.

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