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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.

International show of folklore ensembles from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, and South America with a number of side events, all in Jablunkov. The entire weekend will feature demonstrations of traditional folk crafts as well as sheep...
Rožnov pod Radhoštěm resounds with lovely and temperamental Slovak melodies – this is the International Festival of Slovak Folklore in the Czech Republic. Ensembles from the Czech Republic and abroad are featured. Part of the festival is the folk...
Křivoklát Castle becomes an attractive workshop for over thirty woodcarvers who will be showing off their work. This beautiful historic location will host the 16th Annual Symposium of Wood Carving. The wood carving will be accompanied by concerts...
The end of July means a visit to the 19th annual music festival at Malá Skála. Last year saw the coming of age of this festival in all its grandeur, and this year will be no exception – you are in for plenty of interesting concerts and experiences.
This is the 8th year of the festival of Jewish culture – a three-day festival in Třebíč including exceptional concerts, lectures, and authors readings, as well as dance performances and other events reminiscent of the culture and lifestyle of the...
This is a great film event in the middle of summer with hundreds of films in ten halls and two summer cinemas in a pleasant atmosphere. As the second largest film festival in the Czech Republic, its programme is divided into several cycles devoted...
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,...

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