Officially, summer finished yesterday, but for those wanting one last hurrah this weekend offers plenty of opportunities to do so…
Chopin In The Park
First organized in 1959, the Sunday piano concerts that occur under the shadow of the Chopin monument in Łazienki Park have become one of the city’s proudest calling cards. Sometimes drawing crowds of up to three-thousand to the pristine, rose-fringed gardens, the free concerts that occur each Sunday are one of the hallmarks of the summer.
Featuring both established and upcoming musicians, they’re a must on any Warsaw bucket list. Taking place at noon and 4 p.m., this weekend is your final chance to see for yourself before the concert season ends!
ul. Towarowa 3 (Warszawa Główna)
Set on a disheveled, disused train platform, the Nocny Market announces itself via a sea of neon lights. A place of noise and clamor, it’s impossible not to feel hooked on the energy that abounds – visit from Thursday through till Sunday. Underpinning it all, the food is a draw, with the stalls and units offering a wide range of street food.
Though the line-up is subject to change, more established highlights include Vietnamese baguettes from Miss Banh Mi, skewered meats from Brasil on the Plate and vegan burritos from Momencik.
But more than just an ultra-edgy collection of ethnic cook spots, head here to stock up on wacky socks from Kabak or, even, to get yourself tattooed in public at the pop-up stand at the end. Do so whilst soaking in an atmosphere made all the hotter by the DJ’s dance sounds. Hit up now, for this is their last weekend of operation…
Happening right NOW, head to the riverfront to bid farewell to summer the traditional way – featuring bonfires, wreaths, concerts and boats, this age old celebration promises to be special.
Retro Time Warp!
Beginning at noon on Saturday, swing by Saski Gardens for a glimpse of 1920s Warsaw. Attractions lined up include retro fashion shows, vintage car displays and a series of concerts evoking times gone by.
Beer, Beer, Beer!
There’s no shortages of choices for beer lovers this weekend, and the first port of call should be Elektrownia Powiśle for their super-fun take on Munich’s Oktoberfest. Featuring beer straight from the Munich Hofbräu, attractions include the Silesian Tyrol Band and Bavarian delicacies.
Next up, Hala Gwardii will be hosting their own craft beer festival to coincide with the 4th birthday of Funky Fluid. Aside from their beers, head their for beer premiers from Maltgarden, Magic Road, Monsters, Zakladowy and several other legends of craft. Forager from the US have been lined up as the guest of honor, whilst novelties will come in the form of beer slushies and ‘bubble beer’. It’ll be running from Friday to Sunday.
Finally, Browary Warszawskie are holding their own beer fest this weekend, this one featuring beer pong tournaments, historic walks around the brewery, workshops and the presence of several craft brewers. Summer might be over, but the good times are not!