Program 2022 download here.

Thursday – May 5, 2022

Chodské square

10 AM

2nd Infantry Division memorial wreath laying ceremony

Husova Str.

11 AM

16th Armored Division memorial wreath laying ceremony and the Czechoslovaks fighting on the Western front memorial wreath laying ceremony

Míru square

4 PM

Commemorative act at the Fighters and victims of world wars memorial, the Memorial to the fallen members of the West Bohemian aeroclub in the WWII and the Fallen citizens of Pilsen in the May uprising 1945

Friday – May 6, 2022

Šafaříkovy and Křižíkovy sady, Proluka

9 AM–8 PM

WWII US Army living history camp
Pilsen 1945 project presenting the lives of the American soldiers in camp and civilians; Sherman M4A4 tank

Pobřežní Str. (next to Patton Memorial Pilsen)

9 AM–8 PM

Camp Raiders
Current US Army living history camp

U Ježíška

9 AM–8 PM

Czechoslovak Independent Armored Brigade living history camp – Combined attachment
Period aid station equipment, renovated Austin K2/Y 1943ambulance and Dodge WC54 ambulance, period gear display, articles of daily use, field kitchen

9 AM–8 PM

RAF and WAAF camp
RAF airmen gear, articles of daily use of RAF and WAAF, medical equipment display; WAAF singing performance, children quiz show and strategic play; exposition dedicated to the 100th birthday of the Riders in the sky author Richard Husmann

9 AM–8 PM

Czech Spitfire Club, flying history club
1:1 Spitfire fighter replica in the 312th Czechoslovak RAF Fighter squadron marking of the legendary Otto Smik

Army shooting range Lobzy

3–8 PM

Czech Army presentation
Static ground and air forces display; special Czech army force and Military police, MUSADO dynamic display training

The city hall, Republic square

10.30 AM

Commemorative act at the commemorative plaques of the 17e bataillon fusiliers belge and the 16th Armored Division of the US Army

Americká Str.

4 PM

The main commemorative act at the Thank you, America! monument

Republic square

7.30 PM

The City of Pilsen mayor salutary speech

7.40 PM

Gustav Brom feat. Dan Bárta Radio Big Band

Saturday – May 7, 2022

Šafaříkovy and Křižíkovy sady, Proluka (next to Continental hotel)

9 AM- 8 PM

WWII US Army living history camp
Pilsen 1945 project presenting the lives of the American soldiers in camp and civilians; Sherman M4A4 tank

Pobřežní Str. (next to Patton Memorial Pilsen)

9 AM-8 PM

Camp Raiders
Current US Army living history camp

1–8 PM

Folk and country Peklo – music stage
1 PM       ST. JOHNNY
2 PM       Míša Leicht
3 PM       The Dixie Hot Licks
4.15 PM   Album
6.15 PM   Přelet M.S.
7.30 PM   Blue Gate

U Ježíška

9 AM-8 PM

Czechoslovak Independent Armored Brigade living history camp – Combined attachment
Period ad station equipment, renovated Austin K2/Y ambulance from 1943 and Dodge WC54 ambulance, period gear display, articles of daily use, field kitchen

9 AM-8 PM

RAF and WAAF camp
RAF airmen gear, articles of daily use of RAF and WAAF, medical equipment display; WAAF singing performance, children quiz show and strategic play; exposition dedicated to the 100th birthday of the Riders in the sky author Richard Husmann

9 AM-8 PM

Czech Spitfire Club, flying history club
1:1 Spitfire fighter replica in the 312th Czechoslovak RAF Fighter squadron marking of the legendary Oto Smik

Pobřežní Str., Šafaříkovy and Křižíkovy sady, U Ježíška

10 AM–5 PM

Thank you, boys! – interactive trail for children

Army shooting range Lobzy

9 AM–8 PM

Czech Army presentation
Static ground and air forces display; special Czech army force and Military police, MUSADO dynamic display training

Republic square

12 PM

The Jaroslav Ježek Conservatory and Higher Specialized School Big Band

2.30 PM

BOOGIE BOYS

4.30 PM

Pilsen philharmonic orchestra „The Best of America“

8 PM

Thank you, boys! – multimedia evening directed by Michala Cabana

Sunday – May 8, 2022

Šafaříkovy and Křižíkovy sady, Proluka

1-6 PM

WWII US Army living history camp
Pilsen 1945 project presenting the lives of the American soldiers in camp and civilians; Sherman M4A4 tank

Pobřežní Str. (next to Patton Memorial Pilsen)

1-6 PM

Camp Raiders
Current US Army living history camp

U Ježíška

1-6 PM

Czechoslovak Independent Armored Brigade living history camp – Combined attachment
Period ad station equipment, renovated Austin K2/Y ambulance from 1943 and Dodge WC54 ambulance, period gear display, articles of daily use, field kitchen

1-6 PM

RAF and WAAF camp
RAF airmen gear, articles of daily use of RAF and WAAF, medical equipment display; WAAF singing performance, children quiz show and strategic play; exposition dedicated to the 100th Birthday of the Riders in the sky author Richard Husmann

1-6 PM

Czech Spitfire Club, flying history club
1:1 Spitfire fighter replica in the 312th Czechoslovak RAF Fighter squadron marking of the legendary Otta Smik

Sukova Str. – Klatovská Ave. – sady Pětatřicátníků – Republic square

11 AM

CONVOY OF LIBERTY
Vintage military vehicle convoy and fly past
11 AM start of the convoy
12.30 PM entering the Republic square

Republic square

12 PM

Welcoming the Convoy of Liberty in the city center based on the old folk tradition – Folk Ensemble of Songs and Dances JISKRA

1 PM

Taxmeni (band)

2.20 PM

Samson a jeho parta (band)

3.40 PM

Epydemye (band)

5 PM

Robert Křesťan & DRUHÁ TRÁVA (band)

Accompanying program

Pilsen 4 – Doubravka District

April 14

Remembering the Air raids and victims of the WWII
10 AM Sousedská Str., 10.30 AM Jateční Str., 11 AM Habrmannův park

May 4
2 PM

Remembering the Czech airmen from Pilsen-Doubravka and laying of the wreath ceremony at the Habrmanův park commemorative plaque (the former conservatory)

May 5

Wreath laying ceremonies at the memorials:
10 AM Újezd (Karla Panušky Square)
10.30 AM Hřbitovní Str. (fire station)
11 AM Lobzy shooting range

Plzeň-Křimice

April 23
1 PM

Commemorative act at the US fallen airmen memorial and Křimice citizens fallen in WWI and WWII

Plzeň-Litice

April 25
4.30 PM

US airmen memorial wreath laying ceremony

Pilsen city hall

April 27–May 13

The 80th Anniversary of the Anthropoid operation and Pilsen exposition
Vernissage April 28 – 5 PM, 6 PM public lecture by Vlastislav Janík and Jaroslav Čvančara

Republic square (next to the Plague column)

April 28
2 PM

Public reading of the names of Holocaust victims – Yom HaShoah, a public reading held
organized by Terezín Initiative Institution

Anglické nábřeží, piazzetta at Commercial bank

April 28–May 25

The 80th Anniversary of the Anthropoid operation outdoor exposition

Smetanovy sady

May 3– 26

Thank you, boys!, saying thank you to the men of general Patton
May 4 – 4 PM vernissage

Patton Memorial Pilsen

May 5-8
9 AM–6 PM

The new exposition dedicated to the liberation of the West Bohemia in 1945

Tourist Information Centre of the City of Pilsen

May 6
2 PM
May 7
10 AM/2 PM
May 8
2 PM

The Liberation of Pilsen – the guided city center tour
Tickets at the tourist center or on www.plzenskavstupenka.cz

May 7
9 AM -3 PM

Loos interiors: Klatovská 19 and Plachého 6 – joint tour of both interiors
Tickets at the tourist center or on www.plzenskavstupenka.cz

 

Sokolovna Karlov

May 7
3.30 PM

The Czech RAF airmen memorial wreath laying ceremony

DEPO2015

May 7
10 AM-6 PM

DEPO Street Food Market

Hidden city – The Neighborhood walks

May 7
10 AM

Architecture and war: Pilsen in the WWII and the post war recovery
more at www.plzenskavstupenka.cz

In the traces of the Pilsen resistance with the Memory of nations

May 7
5.30 PM

Getting to know the places of the Pilsen resistance
more at www.goout.cz

Airfield Líně – hangar no. 3

May 7
10.30 AM-4 PM

Doors open day of the hangar no. 3 and museum

Celebrations in the region

Čeminy

April 23rd
10 AM

Commemorative ceremony to the US Airmen shot down April 25th 1945

Bělá nad Radbuzou, Hostouň, Růžov

April 30
2 PM Hostouň
4 PM Růžov
5 PM Bělá nad Radbuzou

The memorial ceremonies on the occasion of the end of World War II with the concert of the legendary TAXMEN band in the city barn from 7 PM..

More at https://www.belanr.cz/aktualne/aktuality/vzpominkova-slavnost-30-4-2022-896cs.html

Domažlice

May 5
1 PM

The traditional celebrations of the WWII in Domažlice.

Nepomuk

May 5
4:45 PM
77th anniversary of the liberation of Nepomuk
 
16.45 arrival of a convoy of historic vehicles to the A. Němejc Square
 
Commemorative ceremony 
 
transport of wreaths and flowers to the crash site of the shot down bomber on Dubeč Hill
 
commemorative ceremony to the fallen US Airmen
 
honoring the  RAF WWII veterans – Šlouf brothers in Dvorec
 
More information https://www.nepomuk.cz/obcan/udalosti/oslavy-77-vyroci-osvobozeni/

Dobřany

May 7
10:30 AM

T.G.M. square in Dobřany, the standards of the 4th Cavalry Regiment, which was deployed here, will be unveiled.

This will be followed by aWorld War II commemorative act  and the opening of a permanent exhibition called “Augmentation Warehouse”, which will focus on the Dobrany army.