The aim of the event, planned to open the bicycle season with Critical Mass by passing through the city by a large number of riders, is to draw drivers’ attention to riders being equal participants in road traffic. After
the Mass Even - at Promenade next to the Concert Shell - will be organized a cycling festival, during which cyclists can participate in games addressed to them. Riders will also have the possibility to tag their bicycles there.
The May Day Picnic on the Islands of Świnoujście
April 30.- May 3.
The planned open-air events will satisfy expectations of both, people interested in active leisure, and those preferring calm relax. The May Day Picnic Programme includes, among others: concerts, shows, exhibitions, workshops and entertainment for children. As it was up to now, during the May Day Picnic will be held races celebrating the 3rd May Constitution with distances adjusted for various age and skill groups.
Cultural Summer of Świnoujście
June – September
Cultural Summer is a series of events taking place during the summer season in the amphitheatre and concert shell. Among other elements of the varied programme should be named theatre performances and concerts carried out by singers and bands, pop and classical music performers and leading Polish cabarets’ performances. Numerous audience is attracted by performances of concert bands and the Military Orchestra from Świnoujście.
Babolat ITF Seniors Swinoujscie – Ahlbeck – ITF Seniors International Tennis Tournament
June 01. – 06.
This international tournament is the only one in the world that is played in two countries at the same time: in Świnoujście in Poland and Ahlbeck in Germany. Every year players from Poland, Germany and Sweden are attracted to participate in this event. Female and male players compete in age categories from 35+ to 85+. Since 2016 this tennis tournament is classified as Grade 2 of the ITF championship events.more>>
The 17th International Music Festival, Organ Nights in Świnoujście
June 16. – September 01.
Festival organized by the Świnoujście’s Friends Association aims to popularize organ music, both from past and modern times. An enrichment to organ concerts during the festival gives the accompaniment by other instruments, such as: violins, Pan flutes, trumpets or flutes. The festival concerts evoke beautiful sound of the unique and historical instrument, that is the organs in the Church of Christ the King.
Concerts take place each Friday, from June to the beginning of September, at 7 p.m. in the Church of Christ the King at 1 Kościelny Square.
June 23. – 25.
The Sea Days Programme includes concerts of Polish Pop Stars, exhibitions of a maritime character, competitions and play-activities for children. Ships of the Polish Navy decorated with a banner gala are available for visitors, due to the Navy’s anniversary party celebration.
Polish Sailing League Regatta – Polish Sailing Championships amongst Yacht Clubs
June 24. - 25.
During the season, the most preeminent yacht clubs in Poland meet on various waters and compete for the top honours and awards. The sole national sailing league regatta gathers participants from 18 sailing clubs from the entire country. For the season, there are planned four series to be held in Szczecin, Świnoujście, Gdynia and Sopot, during which the best team will win the Polish Yacht Club Championship. The spectacular regatta will be able to be seen from banks of the Pomeranian Bay or Świna Rivera.more>>
Maritime Celebrity Tennis Tournament
July 01. – 02.
At the beginning of July, you will have a chance to cheer famous actors, sportsmen and sportswomen, as well as, known celebrities. The tournament is played in a great sports rivalry atmosphere – not being devoid of funny moments and comments.
The Marek Grechuta Amphitheatre is a great place to greet the summer season in town. Residents and holiday-makers resting at that time in Świnoujście will have the opportunity to participate in a concert with stars of Polish music scene, offering rich summer repertoire.
Women’s Summer City
July 10. – 14.
The event is for the most part aimed at women. In the seaside of the festival town will be held workshops, training, consultations, meetings and thematic-events, among which are such topics as: health and beauty, sport, arts and culture, or business. A sort of good entertainment, concerts, performances and exhibitions are also planned to be held. During workshops and training, your kids will receive care provided by specially qualified animators.
August 01. – 06.
The Festival is held in memory of Marek Grechuta, who is associated with Świnoujście by the FAMA Festival, where he took his first steps on the stage. It is an overview of the most valuable artistic events from various fields of art. Grechuta Festival is not just fostering the outstanding artist in memory but raising the best practices to be followed by younger generation, as well. During these days, Świnoujście will host artists and people with life passion and curiosity for the world.
The 17th Unity Line Regatta
Świnoujście Harbour will be the starting line for the regatta whose finish line will be closed on May 14th in Dziwnów. In the past, the Regatta was an event which brought together 20 yachts, and nowadays, it turned out to be a competition, in which more than 100 yachts with over 400 sailors from Poland, Germany, the Czech Republic and Denmark compete at one time. So large number of units sailing together on the water, makes a spectacular show for people standing on the beach. more>>
The 18th Baltic Polonez Cup
August 14. – 18.
In the sport prestigious sailing event participates the pick of ocean and sea sailors. The event reached the rank of the most important Baltic Race for keelboats. For sail lovers the event gives a chance to meet famous skippers and their units. The regatta’s route leads from Świnoujście to Christianso and back to Świnoujście. Yachts departing from and arriving in the harbour can be admired from breakwaters and the beach.more>>
The 47th FAMA – the International Artistic Campus
August 14. – 27.
FAMA is the biggest interdisciplinary artistic and cultural Event, which provide young artists the opportunity to debut and confront with other performers from Poland and Europe. FAMA is the only artistic event in Poland, targeted to develop and expand the arts practice of young artists. It makes a common room for classical music, jazz music, musical groups playing various genres, singers, dancers, theatre performers, cabarets, interdisciplinary creative groups, movie, photography, happeners and performers, visual artists, writers and poets, journalists, art critics, cultural managers and stage managers. FAMA aims to present the most talented artists of young generation and to create a platform for annual training and confrontation.more>>
Sail Świnoujście and the 33rd Sea Song Floating Festival
August 18. – 20.
Three days of a sailing feast, as befits a seaside town. For that occasion, Wybrzeże Władysława IV Street becomes a spot for lovers of sails, sea shanties and sea adventure, as well as, for landlubbers. The sailing song can be heard from stage and boards of sailing ships, within the framework of the organized event of the Sea Song Floating Festival „Wiatrak”– one of the oldest festivals of its kind in Poland. During cruises on the sailing ships passengers can observe not only the sea people at work but also they can participate in the maritime activities, taking their hand at setting sails. The whole event is complemented with the street fair and an attractive program for children.more>>
Match Racing Youth European Championship - Polish Match Tour
August 18. – 20.
It is time for another show of exciting duels on the water performed by the best sailors of match racing representations, who will compete in Świnoujście to gain ISAF Sailing World Cup points. Already the sixth edition of the highest ranking regatta will be held in the centre of Świnoujście, providing many attractions for residents and visitors. The sailing races in Świnoujście will be organized this year as a part of the particularly big sailing event – Sail Świnoujście. At the same time, when wharves in Swinoujscie host sailing ships from all over the world, on the Swina River will be performed competitions between great match-skippers struggling between themselves in a distance of just a few meters from the spectators viewing position on the embankment.more>>
International Day of Lighthouses
Neptune’s Parade, Feast, fun activities for children, picnic for grown-ups, lighthouse night tours – these are just some of the proposed attractions offered by the Association of Lighthouse Lovers. The cyclical event is held on the third Sunday of August.
Days of the Fortress – Romans and Barbarians
September 09. – 10.
A spectacular project, which consists of static and dynamic presentations based on reconstruction from historical facts. Each year different periods of history are presented. This year the Swinoujscie Tourist Organization prepares a presentation showing the strength of the Roman Empire. Gladiator fights, historical re-enactment groups, Roman army training, presentation of combat effectiveness of the Roman Legion, educational sites and camps, and many further attractions are waiting for participants of the event.
The 24th Usedom Music Festival
September 23rd – October 14th
For 24 years now, at the turn of September and October, the Usedom Island will be filled with sounds of the chosen Baltic-country music. In 2017, the leading theme will be Denmark. For three weeks long, concerts and events familiarizing the audience with a musical stage of the selected country will be held in concert halls and sacral buildings placed on the whole Usedom Island. Famous musicians from the all over the world will be performing there. As for previous editions of the Festival, also for this year are planned two concerts in the large brick building of the former power plant in Peenemünde.
13.10.- Concert of the Polish Baltic Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra in Świnoujście. more>>
The 38th International Świnoujście – Wolgast Marathon
For years, this marathon has attracted plenty of runners from Poland, Germany and other countries. The marathon route, leading from Świnoujście to Wolgast in Germany, is not just beautiful and full of unforgettable views, but it is a highly demanding time, as well. The exceptional nature of the marathon is also evoked by the fact that the route runs through two countries. A semi-marathon is taking place simultaneously in Wolgast. The semi-marathon’s route leads runners through charming villages on the Usedom Island, with starting and finishing line located in the former ducal town of Wolgast.more>>
The 4th Invasion of the Ice Swimming Santas
Beginning of December
Santas, Elves and Snowflakes are entering the cold water with a smile on their faces. Winter swimmers are arriving for this event from the whole Poland and neighbouring Germany. However, the fun does not stop in the water; on the beach various attractions- such as Elections of the Miss and Mister of the Ice Swimming Santas, performances and quad bike rides are waiting for the participants.
The magic of Christmas you will feel on the Christmas market, taking place downtown. Surrounded by lights, garlands, Christmas trees and the sound of Christmas music you will have the possibility to taste traditional dishes, such as: pierogi (dumplings), bigos (hunter’s stew) and cakes and at the same time to buy Christmas gifts. The program for children consists of: Saint Nicholas’ visit, kids’ entertainment plan, fun-plays and Venetian carousel.