Date(s) - 30/05/2020 - 31/05/2020
Dragons are coming to Krakow!
On May 30 starts the 20th GREAT DRAGONS PARADE – one of the biggest open air events in Poland.
Who is a legendary creature living at the foot of the Wawel Castle and guarding the Old Krak castle? The Wawel Dragon of course! Although said to be horrible, he is adored by children who will celebrate their holiday during the Great Dragon’s Parade. They will certainly not be bored, celebrating in good (and scaly) company.
Like in every year, this colorful dragon’s event will be divided into three key events: Family Picnic, Outdoor Performance on the Vistula and Dragon Parade along city streets.
The most spectacular celebration will take place after nightfall – multiple gigantic (up to 25 meters tall) swimming and floating dragons will be moved across Vistula river, near Wawel Castle, with help of barges, ships and jet skis. All with impressive musical and lighting accompaniment, including fireworks and laser lights, which along with massive crowds of viewers give this spectacle unforgettable expressive power.
Another key part of this event is Great Parade of Dragons, which takes place in the antique Kraków center. A score of dragons designed and made by the march’s participants (mostly children and youth) will compete for the grand prize for the prettiest and most ingenious dragon. All with side performances by dancers, musicians and jugglers.
The Dragon Family Picnic will last for two days on grounds of Vistula Boulevards. Its programme includes knights’ feast and several concerts and competitions.
Groteska Theatre in Kraków has been this event’s organizer since the year 2000. This open air event designed for wide audience gathers tens of thousands dragon fans every year, both from Poland and from abroad. The city of Kraków has a very old legend about its local dragon.