The May Day Picnic on the Islands
The first weekend of May
The planned open-air events, related to the May feasts, will fulfill expectations of both kinds of persons, those who are fond of active leisure, and those who prefer to relax in a calmer way. Trips, raids, runs, competitions, workshops, games, animations and plays for children are a possibility to spent (d) this free time with your family. Concerts, shows, exhibitions, performances will be taking place in cultural facilities of Świnoujście.
As always, there will be runs celebrating the Constitution of May 3 during the May Weekend, with distances adjusted to age and skills.
The Critical Mass
The Critical Mass is an event intended to draw attention to cyclists as equal participants in road traffic. It is an informal social movement that involves the passing of possibly the most numerous, organised group of cyclists through the city, along a set path. Several hundred people, accompanied by the Police and music, will cycle along the streets of Świnoujście. Start at 11.00, on Pl. Mickiewicza.
Cultural Summer of Świnoujście
June - September
The summer season in the Marek Grechuta Amphitheater and in the Concert Shell looks interesting. The rich program is composed of, among others, theater plays, a tournament of tenors, a musical, concerts of bands and performers of popular and classical music. There will be also leading Polish cabarets performing on the amphitheater's stage. A cycle of boulevard concerts, featuring Polish artists and invited bands and singers. Numerous audience is attracted by shows of concert bands and the Military Orchestra from Świnoujście.
16th International Musical Festival, Organ Nights in Świnoujście
June 17 - August 26
A festival organized by the Friends of Świnoujście Association. Its purpose is to popularize organ and classical music, both historical and contemporary. The invited genius artists, from the country and abroad, guarantee a high level of performance and artistic qualities of the concerts. The Festival is diversified with organ concerts combined with other instruments, e.g. with violin, a pan-pipe, trumpet or a flute. The festival concerts demonstrate beautiful sounds of the unique historical instrument - organs in the Church of Christ the King. The concerts take place each Friday, from June to August, St. Christ the King church, 1 Church Square.
Bike orienteering rally
A splendid idea for a family bike outing. The tracks to beat are divided into three categories, depending on their difficulty: for families with children, young people and adults, and for experienced cyclists. Most of them run through forest areas
24 – 26 June
The Sea Days' program includes concerts of Polish pop stars, sea exhibitions, competitions and activities for children. The Navy celebrates its feasts during the Sea Days. Both tourists and the residents await visitations on ships decorated with a banner gala.
Sea Tennis Tournament for Celebs
01 – 03 July
At the beginning of July, you will have an opportunity to support actors, celebrities and sportsmen from the newspapers' covers. The tournaments played in sport atmosphere are not deprived of funny moments and commentaries. What is more, there are famous persons, families, friends of tennis players fighting on tennis courts.
Beginning of August
The festival commemorated Marek Grechuta, connected with Świnoujście through the FAMA Festival, where he took his first steps on a stage. It is a review of the most valuable artistic events from various fields of art. The Grechuta Festival is not only about cultivation of memory about the genius artist, but also about creating the best patterns to be followed by the younger generation. Świnoujście will host people with a life passion, curious about the world and artists.
Baltic Single & Double Handed Polonez Cup Race
15 – 20 August
A sport prestigious sailing event, participated by the leading ocean and sea sailors. The event reached the rank of the most important Baltic keelboats regatta. For sail lovers, the event is a chance to see the famous skippers and their boats. The regatta takes place on the Świnoujście - Christianso - Świnoujście route. The units entering into and exiting from the port can be observed from breakwater and the beach. more>>
8. Sail Świnoujście and the 32nd "Wiatrak 2016" Festival of Sea Songs
18 – 21 August
Four days of a sailing feast, as befits a seaside town. For that time, the coast of Władysław IV becomes a point attracting passionates of sails, sea shanties, sea adventure and landlubbers. The sailing song can be listened on the stage and on boards of sailing ships, within the scope of the organized "Windmill" Festival of Sea Songs - one of the oldest festivals of the kind in Poland. The Polish and foreign vessels, mooring at the coast of Władysław IV, proceed to sea, taking passengers, who can observe the sea people at work, but they are also asked to help at setting the sails. The whole event is complemented with a fair and an interesting program for children.more>>
The Critical Mass
The Critical Mass is an event intended to draw attention to cyclists as equal participants in road traffic. It is an informal social movement that involves the passing of possibly the most numerous, organised group of cyclists through the city, along a set path. Several hundred people, accompanied by the Police and music, cycle along the streets of Świnoujście. During the 2nd Critical Mass in 2016, we will witness an honorary ride by Bałtyk Bieszczady Tour participants. Start at 19.00, Pl. Mickiewicza.
International Day of Lighthouses
A feast, activities for children, a picnic for adults, sightseeing a lighthouse at night, these are just some of the propositions prepared by the Lighthouses Passionates Association. A cyclical event, organized on the third Sunday of August.
46. FAMA – International Artistic Campus
Fama is the largest interdisciplinary artistic and cultural event, providing young artists with a possibility to debut and confront with other Polish and European creators. Fama is the only artistic event in Poland, with a purpose to improve the workshop of young creators. It combines classical, jazz music, music bands of music genres, singers, dancers, cabarets, interdisciplinary creative groups, movie, photography, happeners and performers, visual artists, writers and poets, journalists, art critics, animators of culture and stage managers. Its purpose is to present the most cleverest creators of the young generation, and to create a platform for annual training and confrontation.more>>
The 16th Olek Czapnik Bicycle Ultramarathon along Szczecin Lagoon
Many amateur cyclists from the whole Poland participate in this event. Competitors at various levels of experience will race at three distances, as well as at family distances. The route runs in the picturesque areas from Świnoujście, to Wolin, Stepnica, and back to Świnoujście. Many people take part not only for sporting rivalry, but also for great fun!
23. Usedom Music Festival
September - October
The Usedom island has been full of sounds of a chosen Baltic sea for 23 years. In 2016, the leading theme will be Sweden. Concerts and events familiarizing the audience with a musical stage of this country will be taking place in concert halls and sacral objects on the whole Usedom island for three weeks. Famous Swedish and German artists will be performing. Similarly to previous editions of the festival, also in this year two concerts will be taking place in a large brick building of the former Peenemünde power plant. more>>
27th International Świnoujście - Wolgast Marathon
The marathon has attracted plenty of runner from Poland, Germany and other countries for years. It is unique, as regarding its diverse landscape, the achieved results cannot be compared with other marathons that take place on flat lands. The marathon route, leading from Świnoujście to Wolgast in Germany, through a seaside path on the Usedom island, while being beautiful and full of unforgettable views, is also highly demanding. It needs to be borne in mind that is is a marathon that leads through a boundary of two countries. A semi-marathon takes place simultaneously in Wolgast. The semi-marathon's route leads the runner through charming villages on the Usedom island, with a starting and finishing line located in the former ducal town of Wolgast. The event has been awarded with runners' recognition and the deserved rank throughout numerous years. more>>
A real adventure awaits those who decide to participate in a bike orienteering rally. The contestants will receive maps of the route with checkpoints marked on them and cards for checking off each spot along the route. The rally has been designed in such a way that everyone can beat it at their own pace. The rally will take place on Karsibór island.