Dominican Fair

Fair in Gdańsk

Gdańsk’s biggest bash of the year is the Dominican Fair, held in the city since 1260. Launched by Dominican monks on Plac Dominikański as a feast day, the fun has spread to many streets in the Main Town and lasts for three weeks from the last Saturday of July. Amid the stalls selling cheap Chinese charms, dubious antiques, general bric-a-brac and craft items, interesting events take place on four stages and various other venues around the city centre. It’s a great time to be in Gdańsk, but accommodation can be madly expensive and unfilled beds rare during the festivities.