Summer is definitely a feast for festival enthusiasts. Some of the biggest and the most prestigious artistic events – not only in Poland, but in the whole Europe, take place in Gdańsk, Gdynia and Sopot, well-known for their amazing arts initiatives. This summer, Pomorskie turns into a paradise for festival goers.
Slow Fest Sopot 2019
June 23-24 2019
Pier in Sopot
Slow Fest Sopot is one of the biggest and most interesting food festivals in this part of Europe. It gathers chefs, cooks, enthusiasts and discoverers. 70,000 tasting portions, 2,000 kg Baltic and Atlantic fish, 500 kg of fish from Kashubian lakes, and 10,000 portions of sweets! Don’t miss it!
July 3-6 2019
One of the most important music festival of Poland – recognized by (but not limited to) the vast majority of European music enthusiasts. Open’er is famous for its democratic approach. This year at Kosakowo Airport you can enjoy the music of rock legends – The Smashing Pumpkins and many brilliant artists and bands such as Vampire Weekend, Travis Scott, Rosalia, Anna Calvi and Idles.
FETA 23th Street and Open-Air Theatres Festival
July 11-14 2019
A unique festival in central Europe that gains a lot of attention of viewers in all ages, regardless their education. It combines artistic attributes with accessible form. On top of that, free entry will definitely contribute to more art and theatre aficionados.
Globaltica World Cultures Festival 2019
17-21 July 2019
This year the dynamic festival of cultures from around the world will take place for the 15th time. Organizers invite to Gdynia top European festival attendees and winners of one of the most prestigious awards in the music field. The additional uniqueness of this festival is due to the incredible environment – in the historic Kolibki Park, a green enclave in the middle of the Tricity.
46th Wdzydze Fair 2019
July 20-21 2019
Wdzydze Fair 2019 is a 46th edition of the biggest Kashubian summer folk festival and has been organized in the local museum since 1973. This annual event attracts a dozen or so thousand people each time. One can enjoy the shows of folklore groups and classical music concerts, demonstrations of old professions, rural crafts and local traditional activities, as well as taste rare and delicious regional products.
Ladies’ Jazz Festival
July 21-28 2019
The one and only women’s European jazz festival. This event is a tribute to women, an appreciation of their great contribution in the development of music. This year, the stage will be packed with highly energetic artists such as Beth Hart, Madeleine Peyroux, Krystyna Stańko and many others who will make it an unforgettable celebration of jazz and intelligent pop music.
23th Shakespeare Festival 2019
July 26-August 4 2019
The history of this festival goes back to 1993 when this ambitious project became an initiator of European Shakespeare Festivals Net that includes Shakespeare festivals from Poland, Romania, Hungary, Germany, Great Britain, Spain, Czech Republic, and Armenia. This edition will by partly related to a European project of the Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre titled “Shaking the Walls”, funded partially by EU from the Creative Europe program.
St. Dominic’s Fair
July 27 – August 18 2019
The biggest and the liveliest outdoor trade/entertainment event in Poland and one of the largest in Europe. St. Dominic’s Fair tradition goes back 760 years. Located in the heart of the Old Town, St. Dominic’s Fair brought 7 million guests last year who visited over 1100 trading booths. Each day brings nice concerts, fireworks, costume plays and colorful parades. One of the greatest attractions of St. Dominic’s Fair is a Ferris wheel at Ołowianka Island. Its unique location enables seeing Gdańsk from an exceptional perspective. Ferris wheel AmberSky offers 36 gondolas with an AC and a VIP one with a glass floor.
Vivat Vasa! Two Vasas Battle – 1626
August 10 2019
Castle in Gniew
It is the largest historical event in Poland recreating the 17th century military. The reenactment of the battle takes place in the area of the Gniew Castle, castle boroughs and the surrounding area, whereas co-events take place within the town. It is possible to hear the cannonballs and enjoy royal duels and foreign regiment drill.
Sopot by the Book
August 15-18 2019
One of the most prestigious and most attractive literary festivals in Poland. This year the main theme of the whole event is the culture and literature of Great Britain. Festival brings increasing attention – not only among members of literary societies, but also among tourists, readers, and foreign guests. Sopot by the Book is an ambitious but also accessible way to delve into the literature, with valuable discussions and a unique opportunity for the readers to meet their beloved foreign writers.
Event calendar is available on www.pomorskie.travel