The only event of its kind in Europe, the OFF Festival Katowice debuted in 2006 in Mysłowice. Last festivals took place at Valley of Three Ponds (Dolina Trzech Stawów). Artur Rojek, the creator and head of the festival, is determined to support new, challenging, and ambitious music. His festival gives many outstanding artists from around the world a chance to perform in front of Polish audiences for the first time.
Tauron Nowa Muzyka Festival
Tauron Nowa Muzyka Festival has become the first and only outdoor festival to be located in a post industrial surrounding of a closed down coal mine with it's entire infrastructure still intact and available for all visitors. The combination of contemporary music with architectural heritage of our location as well as the entire Upper Silesian Region proved to be a huge success.
Rawa Blues Festival
Rawa Blues Festival is the world's biggest in-door blues festival. It takes place every year at the beginning of October, in the city of Katowice, Poland. Since its very beginning in 1981, Rawa Blues has become the biggest and with the time also the most recognizable blues event in Poland.
Electronic music festival, one of the largest, next to the Love Parade and the Liberty Parade. The second Mayday takes place in Dortmund.
Metalmania Festival is the biggest metal fest in Central-Eastern Europe.
Juwenalia is the most important feast for students, which takes place a month before the summer session and is an opportunity to relax before learning by heart at nights. During the event, Mayor of Katowice gives the symbolic keys of the city to students. There are many concerts, shows and parades.
Silesian Jazz Festival
The originator of Silesian Jazz Festival is the Institute of Jazz at the Academy of Music in Katowice. In this event, which lasts several days, international jazz stars, Polish classics of the style and the Academy's students take part. The workshops, concerts and sessions are held in clubs, schools and Kościuszko Park.