The Vivid Street Festival again in Pilsen
A full 210-day program of street theater, concerts, silent cinema, a food festival and fashion days in the historical center of Pilsen – that is Vivid Street, one of the largest multi-genre festivals in the Czech Republic. Come and experience a European-style urban street festival.
The Vivid Street festival truly lives up to its “multi-genre” nature. During just one day, you can hear concerts by well-known stars and emerging performers, taste the cuisine of ethnic minorities living in Pilsen, let yourself be inspired by installations and works of art by art school students or take in some unconventional site-specific theater. “The festival will be held in downtown Pilsen, so you can enjoy a concert while having a cup of coffee at a sidewalk café or while tasting an ice-cold Pilsner beer, which tastes best in the city where it was brewed,” the festival’s director says Jakub Vedral says with a smile.
As in the past, Vivid Street is divided into three sections. The “Behind the Door... is Theatre” street theater section takes place concurrently with Prague’s Behind the Door festival – i.e., from 10 to 13 July. The main program in August offers 12 days of events from 10 to 21 August – seven stages of music, theater and DJs. As always, one stage will be dedicated to a children’s program, a food festival, Pilsen Fashion Days, and other accompanying events. Vivid Streets will conclude with the traditional Soup Festival on Sunday 4 September, when full kettles of soup will be cooked up on Náměstí Republiky.
Festival hours are from 4 to 10pm. Come and visit the tallest church tower in the Czech Republic, the third-largest synagogue in the world, or the place where the best beer is brewed.