Cultural events

Warsaw's cultural events has gained a world-wide recognition. The biggest jazz stars, pianists and independent moive makers invited to the noumerous festivals attract tourists from all over the world.

May - Night of Museums (Noc Muzeów)
As many other European cities, also Warsaw offers this outstanding cultural event. Most of the Warsaw galleries and museums are open until late at night. One ticket buys you admission to all participating museums at that night. Crowds wander around, cafes and restaurants are full with visitors grabbing their drink or a bite in-between the exhibitions.

May - Juwenalia / Student Festival
The biggest Warsaw festival only for students. Music concerts, theaters and movies and sports activities are just a pinch of what you can expect.

Mid May-mid September - Concerts under the Willow Tree
The greatest pianist give concerts at the Chopin monument in Łazienki Park which attract around 120.000 guests every season for almost 50 years now.

June-July - Warsaw Summer Jazz Days
Since 1992, in various locations jazz artist are giving concerts all over Warsaw: jazz cellars and concert halls.

Warsaw Summer JazzJuly-August – Open-Air Jazz Festival
Old Town Square hosts concerts given by world stars of jazz.

September - Warsaw Autumn International Festival of Contemporary Music
(Warszawska Jesień Międzynarodowy Fesitwal Muzyki Współczesnej)

During the last 50 years the contemporary music festival in Warsaw has gained its international fame.

October, 8-17, 2010 -  Warsaw Film Festival (Warszawski Festiwal Filmowy)
The biggest film festival attracts thousands of cinema-goers. Every year Polish films and international motion pictures compete for the prices in many categories.

September/October every 5th year - The Frederic Chopin International Piano Competition
The most important Chopin piano competition hosts the greatest pianists and by now has gained great prestige and worldwide recognition.