🎉St. Dominic’s Fair is the largest open-air trade and summer cultural event in Poland and one of the largest in Europe. It was established in 1260 by Pope Alexander IV, and the fair has successfully hosted over 750 editions so far.
Every year in the Old Town of Gdansk, the St. Dominic’s Fair starts on the last Saturday of July and lasts until mid-August. Over 20 days, more than 1000 merchants, artists, artisans and collectors participate in the Fair occupying with their stands, which attract over 70,000 visitors a day, whose number usually doubles at weekends.
🎡🎠🤹♂️Its unique atmosphere recalls the Medieval tradition of fun and trade, the streets are filled with musicians, mimes, and street artists while shopkeepers present their often unusual, rare and odd wares such as antiques, works of art, silvers, pottery, amber, handmade toys and jewellery, you can find them everywhere! Besides, visitors can enjoy all manner of concerts, street performances, parades, fireworks shows and take part in numerous competitions. There’s also a 50-meter tall Ferris wheel standing in the Ołowianka Island, so-called AmberSky Gdansk, which offers an interesting perspective enjoying the panoramic view of the Gdansk Old Town. The Fair is like a cultural extravaganza that is full of vibrant and colourful activities with an abundance of food & drink stalls to choose from.
Every year, millions of visitors come to participate in the St Dominic’s Fair to find their treasure and immersing themselves into the joyful atmosphere.
Photo by jarmarkdominika