Summer full of festivals, music and theatre

Five-Petalled Rose Celebrations, source: DMO Český Krumlov Region, z. s.

Český Krumlov is a year-round venue for cultural, social and sporting events. This year's calendar is marked by great anniversaries – in May, the 50th year of the legendary Český Krumlov Rallye took place, the Egon Schiele Art Centre is celebrating 30 years since its foundation and the Five-Petalled Rose Festival will take place for the 35th time.

From Dracula to Messiah

The open-air theater with a revolving auditorium operates from 2 June until 10 September 2023. This year, the audience will be both scared and entertained as the horror performace Dracula and the comedy about Henry VIII. is returning to the stage. The South Bohemian Theatre has also prepared one premiere for this season: a dance project "Egon Schiele - Self-Portrait" which combines sound, light, stage and movement.

30 years of Egon Schiele Art Centre

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Egon Schiele Art Centre, which presents its rich history with a monumental display of large-format posters for almost all of its exhibitions to date. In addition, the 2023 season will feature the realistic paintings by Ivana Lomová and the expressive drawings and paintings by the Austrian artist Jan Franz.

Celebrate with the Rosenbergs

The Five-Petalled Rose Festival on the 16th and 17th June is a town-wide historical festival that takes you back to the Renaissance and the reign of the last members of the noble Rožmberk family in Český Krumlov. The festival’s highlights include historical parades with over 700 costumed participants, horse shows, historical market, fireworks over the town, medieval music, theatres, historical dance, historical swordfighting, jugglers and jokers, fakirs and fire shows.

With the heads in the clouds

From 21th to 25th June, the city will host a unique urban high- and slackline festival. The Highline Festival Český Krumlov offers dozens of highliners from all over the world the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the UNESCO monument from an unusual perspective. They will move high above the roofs of Krumlov's houses on flexible lines up to 200 metres long. Visitors can watch their performances safely from the ground and the programme will also include workshops, speedline race and trickline competition.

From Baroque celebrations to jazz session

The Baroque Night at Český Krumlov Castle conveys the atmosphere of noble festivities in the 18th century. This unique event will take place on the 23th and 24th June as first of the events of the Chamber Music Festival, which takes place until 9 July and offers concerts ranging from sacred music to jazz.

From classical music to Brodway musical

The musical highlight of the summer is the Festival Krumlov (International Music Festival Český Krumlov) taking place from 14 July to 5 August and offering 18 concerts at 11 venues throughout the city and its surroundings. Each weekend, the festival will also offer a free accompanying program in the Festival Zone in the Monastery Garden.