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This page and the links below provide up-to-date news and information about virtually all Czech-related events taking place in both the U.S. and the Czech Republic.

“AFoCR News” is fed by the AFoCR Facebook page. “Czech Republic News” is continually updated through direct feeds from the Prague Monitor, Radio Prague, and the U.S. Embassy in Prague. “U.S.-Czech News and Events” consists of events from the Czech Embassy in Washington, the Czech tourism website, as well as from czechevents.net.

Also included are links to the AFoCR Newsletter archives, to our Photo and Video Gallery, and to Other Sites of interest.

This is the longest running festival in Český Krumlov, the concerts of which top the cultural summer season in the city. The festival includes music from a wide variety of musical genres – symphonic and chamber concerts of classical music, classical...
The American band Twisted Sister, who will be performing in the Czech Republic for the first time, are one of the main attractions of the ninth year of this festival.
The tenth year of the international festival, Colours of Ostrava, which will be taking place in Ostrava in the middle of July, will be well worth attending.
The latter part of July sees the 22nd annual international chess and games festival, hosted by the city of Pardubice. The festival consists of several dozen tournaments in a variety of games – chess, bridge, scrabble, mariáš, 4-in-a-row, poker,...
The Brno race track will host the Superbike World Championship again this year.
The Mikulov Guitar Festival is one of the most important events of its type not only in the Czech Republic, but in Central Europe. The main goal of the festival is to present to the public the top figures from the classical guitar world as well as...
Turnov will see the 7th year of the weekend programme of a cycle of events on the crafts and artistic traditions in the Turnov area. This unique cycle of events celebrates the stone and jewellery tradition of the region. Visitors themselves can pan...
Kick off the beginning of the summer vacation with the 18th year of the ROCK FOR PEOPLE festival in the Hradec Králové Festival Park. The list of bands is growing all the time, but the regular guests from the domestic scene are Clou, Divoký Bill,...
This is the most important category A film festival in Central and Eastern Europe, and the only category A festival in the Czech Republic. The festival attracts stars of the silver screen to Karlovy Vary every year as well as tens of thousands of...
Northwest of Hradec Králové on the highlands of Chlum, on 3rd July 1866, there was a Prussian-Austrian battle. Every year, on the day of the battle, the historical zone hosts battle demonstrations as well as homage and commemorative events.

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