St. Dominic’s Fair is held July 27 – Aug 18. It is visited by about 6 mln visitors and it is therefore the largest outdoor event in Poland. Today St. Dominic’s Fair recalls the Medieval tradition of fun and trade which result in market square, shows by masters of artistic metalwork or bread day.
Every year, this 3-week event hosts lots of concerts and theatre and outdoor events. The charming old houses on Długa Street host displays and street art galleries. During the Fair, the public officially receives the keys to the city gates. In addition this tradition involves parades by dancers, masqueraders, and jugglers.
St. Dominic’s Fair is a huge gathering of merchants in the Main City. More than one thousand traders, artists and collectors participate in the Fair. They offer for instance antiques, handicraft, old coins, amber and jewelry. In addition you can taste local and regional Pomeranian food, craft beer, bakery and other delicious specialties.
Moreover the stalls are gathered in the thematic zones covering most of the streets in the Main City.:
multibranch stalls are situated at Szeroka, Św. Ducha, Grobla I, Grobla II Streets;
craft articles and jewellery – Mariacka Street, Długie Pobrzeże, Rybackie Pobrzeże, Długi Targ,
souvenirs and artists’ stalls – Długa Street, Długi Targ, Zielony Most
stalls of collectors and hobbyists – Wartka and Straganiarska Streets, Targ Rybny;
gastronomic stalls – Ołowianka Island, Targ Węglowy, Targ Rybny, Szeroka Street.
See the map for details.
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