Pilsen Liberation Festival

Every year thousands of visitors flock from all over the world to the western Bohemian city of Pilsen for the first days of May to join American veterans and military history fans to remember the events associated with the joyful atmosphere marking the end of the ravages of war.

The Liberation Festival program is divided into several parts. These are regularly recurring events, f.e. convoy of historical military vehicles, memorial meetings at WWII memorials or discussion with veterans. Sectional projects of individual clubs of military history offer new and interesting conceptions of history associated with the presentation of contemporary military equipment, weapons and military activities.

Some of the projects go beyond the borders of individual years and continuously continue. The festival program also contains attractive innovations that will attract new visitors and that offer a program for the whole family.

Program for the 2019 edition:

Thursday, 2 May: Jom ha-šoa – Holocaust Remembrance Day

Friday-Monday, 3-6 May: military camps

Saturday, 4 May: concert of SABATON – a special show of the world rock band, which will perform together with the choir from our homeland

Saturday, 4 May: meeting with WWII veterans

Sunday, 5 May: Convoy of Liberty

Monday, 6 May: Thank you, America! – the main commemorative ceremony

Pilsen Liberation Festival