Senses Festival in Krakow, a year-long series of first-class
Six Senses Festival (Szesc Zmyslow in Polish) is actually a
diverse sequence of events that stretches over a year – from
two-day pop jamborees through week-long feasts of theater
performances or classical concerts to even longer strings of
shows. In 2008 the municipality of Krakow decided to single
out the city’s worthiest culture festivals and promote them
packaged properly under the ‘6 Senses’ label meant as the
hallmark of quality. City hall has picked out a handful of
events from numerous cultural offerings available in Krakow
every year and it conceived a few more from scratch.
parts of the 6 Senses Festival in Krakow have various
organizers even if the majority of its events consist in the
pet projects of the municipal Krakow Festival Office (Krakowskie
Biuro Festiwalowe in Polish). Plus, as a rule, the city’s
local government provides the lion’s share of financing, the
rest covered by other public funding, business sponsorship,
and lastly, box office receipts.
that make up the Six Senses Festival in Krakow are grouped
into three tiers reflecting importance attached by the city
hall: Main Events, Premium Events and, yes, Events.
Events of the 6 Senses Festival in Krakow
Misteria-Paschalia Festival of classical music
in the Holy Week (since 2003) .
* Off Camera International Independent
Cinema Festival in April (since 2008).
Month in Krakow’, Festival in
May (since 2006).
Festival in May
Selector Festival in June (since 2009).
Boom Visual Arts Festival in June (since 2009).
Festival of classical and contemporary music in
September (since 2002).
Conrad Literature Festival in November (since 2009).
Festival of Polish Music
in November (since
Comedy International Theater Festival in December (since
Events of Krakow's Six Senses Festival of Culture
Cracow Theatrical Reminiscences International Theater Festival
in April (since
and Young or Jazz in Krakow Festival in
April (since 1994).
Krakow Film Festival in May (since 1960).
Jewish Culture Festival
at the first week of July (since 1990).
Festival of Traditional Music in July (since 1998).
Summer Jazz Festival
in July (since 1995).
International Street Theatre Festival in July (since 1987).
International Gala of Pyrotechnics Art in July (since
Cracovia Danza' Court Dance Festival in
Coke Live Music
Festival (pop music) in August (since 2007).
Music in Old
Krakow’ International Festival of classical
in August (since 1977).
Print Triennial every
third year in September and October (since 1966).
Festival of electronic
and experimental music in October (since 2005).
Genius Loci Theater
Festival in October (since 2007).
Festival in October (since 1964).
Science Night in October (since 2004).
Etiuda&Anima International Film Festival in November
Events of the 6 Senses series of festivals in Krakow
Cracovia Marathon in May (since 2001).
Museum Night in May (since 2006).
Krakow Theater Night in June (since 2006).
Wianki festival of garlands in June (from time immemorial).
in July (since 2008).
Tour de Pologne (cycling race).
Sacra Night in August (since 2007).