The Great Dragon Parade

Jun 2 2018 - Jun 3 2018

If you know anything about Kraków, you know the legend of the Wawel Dragon, a dreadful beast that devoured all the livestock and terrorised the city until a brave tailor fed it sulphur covered in sheepskin, causing the monster to drink and drink and drink until it burst into a million pieces. Though similar legends abound (exchange sulphur for lime and a tailor for a butcher, and you've got yourself the tale of the Brno dragon), Poles are very attached to their Smok Wawelski, and this colourful festival brings him to life with enormous puppets created by Teatr Groteska, as well as floats created by locals. Saturday night's spectacular extravaganza on the river, during which flying dragons battle it out to a backdrop of lasers, fireworks and music, is one of Kraków's absolute cultural highlights and not to be missed if you're in town. It's free, and we strongly urge you to get there early, because you'll be competing with literally the entire population of the city to find a comfortable spot. Of course there are more events planned over the course of the two days, the full programme will be known soon.


22:00 Jun 2 2018 - Jun 3 2018
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