Korso Krymská 2018 Cancelled Due to Road Repairs

Korso Krymská 2017 via Facebook / Krymská, Jan Hromádko
Korso Krymská 2017 via Facebook / Krymská, Jan Hromádko

Another week, another blow to spring fun in Prague.

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Following the announcement that some of the well-trafficked embankment bars at the Czech capital’s warm weather hotspot Náplavká would be closed this year due to renovations, another popular spring event has been called off for 2018.

Held annually since 2013, Korso Krymská has quickly become one of Prague’s favorite outdoor festivals, with the bustling Prague 10 street welcoming thousands of visitors each May to eat, drink, and be merry. 15,000 visitors attended the fest in 2017.

Krymská street itself is no stranger to popularity: it was tapped by the New York Times as one of their 12 favorite streets in Europe, and boasts an impressive lineup of bars, cafes, and restaurants including Plevel Restaurant, Bad Flash Bar, Café V lese, InCider Bar, and others.

But if you’ve been to Krymská recently, you might have noticed some much-needed repair work being done to the cobblestone street and its environs.

That will be amped up at the end of April: due to major reconstruction of a water pipeline, the street will be inaccessible from the end of the month and through September.

That’s trouble for the Korso Krymská festival, which was scheduled to take place on May 19 but now has officially been cancelled for 2018. Organizers announced the bad news yesterday via social media.

“It is my unfortunate duty to inform you that Korso Krymská 2018 will not take place,” Plevel’s Nika Slavíková posted to the official KRYMSKÁ Facebook page.

“The city is preparing major reconstruction of the water pipeline this year, and the street will be inaccessible from the end of April. Work is scheduled until mid-September, and it is unclear whether the final deadline will be met or extended.”

Due to further repairs on Krymská, organizers aren’t even sure if the fest will be able to return in 2019.

“We will inform you at the beginning of next year if it will be possible to hold Korso Krymská next year.”

Daniel Lee

Daniel Lee

The versatile Danny Lee has been living in Prague and writing about the Czech capital for the past 15 years. You've probably read his work in the past without even knowing it.
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