Krakow is not only worth visiting because of the Cloth Hall, the Church located in the Old Market Square, St. Mary’s Basilica or the Royal Castle on the Wawel Hill. Krakow is also an entertainment, sport and cultural events’ center. What attractions await tourists visiting the former capital of Poland in the spring of 2019?
For music lovers
Music lovers will undoubtedly be interested in exciting concerts. Already on April the 2nd at Tauron Arena you will have the opportunity to listen to the Canadian singer and songwriter Shawn Mendes. This is the first concert by this young artist to take place in Poland. On the 4th of May, in the same sports and entertainment hall, will play Elton John himself, an outstanding vocalist, composer and pianist. Elton John’s concert is a part of his 3-year farewell tour. Tauron Arena will also host the English band Jamiroquai, whose energetic songs are classified as the future funk genre – the concert will take place on May 23rd, and American group Maroon 5 – their performance will take place on June 6th.
Fans of Polish music also shouldn’t complain. The rock band Organek from Krakow will play in Cracow with Tomasz Organek in the lead (March 23rd, Klub Studio, Budryk Street 4), along with Justyna Steczkowska (March 26, ICE Cracow Congress Center, Maria Konopnicka St. 17), Kamil Bednarek performing in music genres such as dancehall and reggae (30th March, Klub Studio,
Budryka St. 4), Michał Szpak promoting his latest pop album (March 31st, Auditorium Maximum of the Jagiellonian University, Krupnicza St. 33) and Kuba Badach, who will perform Andrzej Zaucha’s most popular songs in new arrangements (May 31, ICE Krakow Congress Center, Maria Konopnicka St. 17).
Fans of instrumental music should definitely go to the 12th Film Music Festival. Among the guests there will be world-class stars like Alexandre Desplat, Craig Armstrong, Bruno Coulais or Antonio Sánchez. The festival will run from May 14 to 21.
For cabaret fans
People who want to laugh and relax should decide to go to cabaret performances. During spring-time, Krakow will be visited by, among others, The MoCarta Group with guests such as Piotr Bałtroczyk and Zbigniew Zamachowski (March 24th , ICE Cracow Congress Center, Maria Konopnicka St. 17), Hrabi cabaret from the latest program “Wady i Waszki” (April 8th, Cracow VARIETE Theater, Grzegórzecka St. 71) and the Kabaret Młodych Panów with the program “It is sick!” (April 24, Myślenice’s Culture and Sport Center, Piłsudski St. 20, Myślenice). In the spring of 2019, also in Krakow, will take place the Great Standup Poland Tour (27th March, Studio Club, Budryka Street 4).
For sport activity fans
Devotees of burning calories should take advantage of Cracow’s sports attractions. Already on the March 24th, the 16th Cracow’s Marzanna Half Marathon will take place – this event begins the cross-country running season in Cracow. On the April 7th you can check your running and marching skills on competitions from the Perły Małopolski course. On the 27th of April there will be a Night Run for 10 km, and on the 28th of April – 18. Cracovia Marathon. Fans of two-wheelers, however, can opt for Szybka Dycha in the Niepołomice Forest District (19th of May).