The Central European continental climate consists of long, hot summers and cold, snowy winters. The best time for walking tours is between April and October.In the summer months it can get quite hot. Bear in mind that it will be cooler on the mountain tours at this time. May June and September are generally good months to take advantage of the cooler, but still warm weather.
It must be noted that, according to the tourism calendar, the first two weeks in August are when most people go for their holidays. Generally July and August are the busiest months. We mention this with regard to seeing cultural monuments and UNESCO protected areas with greater ease and with less people around.
You might wish to adjust the times of your tour to coincide with the following festivals and cultural events:
Easter Festival of Sacred Music (9 – 23.4.2017)-international music festival. Six concerts at Easter time devoted solely to sacred music.
Jazzfest Brno (April, May and September 2017) http://www.jazzfestbrno.cz/en/
Brno – City in the Center of Europe (May-June 2017) – Festival of fun under Spilberk and Veveri Castles in Brno. Includes: International fireworks competition IGNIS BRUNENSIS (26 May- 25 June 2017); MUSEUM NIGHT (20 May 2017) presentation of Brno Museums and galleries. CHURCH NIGHT (9 June 2017)
Concentus Moraviae (3-29 June 2017) This international music festival offers the opportunity to travel around the various châteaux and churches of South Moravia and the Highlands listening to music. The programme is subtitled “Shakespeare, Beethoven and the Czech Quartet Tradition”, and includes about thirty concert
Summer at The Old City Hall (June-September 2017) The Old City Hall comes alive with culture in the summer. Its rich and colourful programme consisting of concerts, theatre, a literary programme, (video) art and open-air cinema takes place outdoors in its courtyard
International Guitar Festival (August 2017) 25th Annual International Guitar Festival which is considered to be one of the most important festivals of its genre in Central Europe
The International Music Festival Spilberk (13-27 August 2017) – Music Festival in the grounds of Spilberk castle in Brno.
Janaček Brno (October, 2017) – International Music and Theatre Festival – 5th prestigious biennale dedicated to Leoš Janáček
Royal Silver Festival / Royal Silvering of Kutna Hora (24 – 26 June, 2017) – Gothic celebration based on life in the town in the the 14th and the 15th centuries. Historical sword fighting, handcraft presentations and costumed parades bring this town alive.
Kutna Hora International Music Festival (3 – 11 June, 2017)
St. Wenceslas Festival (30 September 2017) – Funfest, folk, country and modern music, handicraft markets, wine tasting, fireworks.
Policka Jazz (19 – 22 April 2017) – International jazz festival in the beautiful Tyl house.
Martinuv Fest (7 – 28 May 2017) – Annual classical music festival paying tribute to the Czech composer Bohuslav Martinu.
Policka 555 (18 – 20 August 2017) – Annual multi-genre summer festival – music, theatre, fireworks.
International Prague Spring Music Festival (11 May–2 June 2017) – International music festival featuring orchestral and theatre series, church concerts, recitals, morning concerts chamber music and symphony orchestras.
Khamoro (28 May -3 June, 2017) – Roma Festival strives to show the richness and complexity of Roma culture and traditions. The festival is divided into 3 sections – professional, cultural and media. The festival strives on the one hand to present Roma culture, art and traditions as an integral part of Czech, European and world culture.
Beer Festival (11 – 27 May, 2017)
Prague Food Festival (26-28 May, 2017)
United Islands (22 – 25 June, 2017)- rock, pop, indie, electro, world, folk & jazz music
Bohemia Jazz Fest (11-12 July, 2017)
Prague Autumn (12 September – 1 October 2017) – International music festival.