International medieval festival
A festival inspired by medieval history of the place, with its own charm and flavour. Once in a year, Tábor turns into a medieval town with all its requisites – the traders, craftsmen, knight fights, comedians, dancers and musicians. The unique feeling of the event is highlighted by a festival torch march with Jan Žižka entering the town, a massive firework, theatre performances, gigs, local as well as foreign music dancing companies, historical swordplay performances, taverns, markets, fairs. The days of European Cultural Heritage and children paradise make part of the event. Rich cultural accompanying program can satisfy any of the thousands of visitors.
Summer over Lužnice
Summer welcoming festival
Towns of Tábor, Sezimovo Ústí, Planá upon Lužnice and Bechyně get united to produce a program rich in music and sport. Several venues are scattered round the town and the program is designed to amuse all generations. The events include dragon boat race, “Juggler under the skies” performance or vivid secret legends, sport-amusement day, musical evenings, a day of water goblins, Lužnice canyoning, a bicycle ride along the river Lužnice etc.
International Jazz Festival
One of the largest summer jazz festivals in Europe promoting the top class jazz music within the Czech Republic showing best world jazz music played on historical squares of Czech towns.
The best of punk-rock, rock´n´roll, punk, reggae, hc, ska and rockabilly
Mighty Sounds is a unique international three-day music festival organized annually in July. It is mainly focused on punk and punk-rock, rock'n'roll, hardcore, reggae, ska, rockabilly, indie rock. In short, nothing that would remind you of the “Czech festival classics”.
Comedians in the streets
Street theatre festival
Street artists can take you over to their world of beautiful arts that is a symbol of freedom and joy of life. The international festival Comedians in the streets was founded in 2011 and with its dramatics tries to bring the most recent trends in world street art. Its main domain was circus art, clowns, dumb show, puppets, motion theatre, interactive performance, workshops and music.
September / October
International festival of small-scale publishers.Book specialists, artists and book lovers as well as families with children can find something here. The festival is stuffed with talks, discussions, exhibitions, author readings, art workshops, theatres, gigs and meetings.
Day of the Republic
An event that commemorates the day when
independent Czechoslovakia was established; together with presentation of local
associations during the national holiday on October 28th in the Association
House in Střelnice.
This varied and rich programme which you can enjoy during the pre-Christmas period has become a tradition. There are a number of programmes for both children and adults set in the festively decorated town. Devils swarm in Žižka Square on the 5th of December. Children coming to the square on this day can have fun playing games and singing, and leave with some sweets. Everyone who comes to the Old Czech Christmas Market can feel the calm, Christmas atmosphere. You can not only buy small presents, Christmas trees, mistletoe, spices, gingerbread and roast chestnuts, but also watch presentations of Christmas customs or a live Nativity scene, and children can have a ride on a donkey. There is a selection of concerts during the pre-Christmas time. Just before Christmas a concert of the Bolech chamber orchestra is held, Ladislav Šotek gives an organ concert in the Dean Church during Christmas and on New Year´s Day the Garrison Music Band from Tábor performs a concert. Fairy-tales and musical evenings are integral parts of the pre-Christmas programme.