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Weekend Trip: Pilsen Liberation Festival
May 3 - May 6
Join the annual celebration of the end of World War II and the liberation of Pilsen by the United States Army.
May 3 – 6, 2019 in Pilsen, Czech Republic
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. At the contemporary military camp in Křižíkovy sada you will see original equipment, vehicles and equipment, and you can also hear authentic radio broadcasts documenting the atmosphere at that time. Also included are staged scenes from the daily life of soldiers and inhabitants of the Protectorate and a splendid accompanying program. The Closing Ceremony will include a parade of historic vehicles through the center of town, with the streets lined with thousands of enthusiastic spectators.