St. Dominic’s Fair in Gdańsk

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23 days of festives, 1000 stalls and 759 years of tradition. Therefore you can’t miss St. Dominic’s Fair in Gdańsk!

Huge cultural and entertainment street event

Gdansk street artists

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. 

Antiques, handicraft and local specialties

handicraft Gdansk

antiques Gdansk

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.

You can’t miss it at St. Dominic’s Fair in Gdańsk!

  • Opening and Closing Ceremony at Long Market Artus’ Court entrance terrace on July 27 at 12 pm  and on Aug 18 at 4 pm.
  • Tasting some traditional Polish dishes, like e.g. pierogi (dumplings), bigos (stewed dish made of sauerkraut and/or fresh cabbage, meat and mushrooms), or farmhouse bread with lard and dill pickles.
  • Ambersky Sky Wheel ride 50 m above the sea level to admire panoramic view of Gdańsk Main City, Amber Stadium and nearby shipyard cranes.