All you need to know before leaving home

It is a festival of traditional culture and art that takes place in Lublin’s Old Town. The programme includes stalls with handicraft products, concerts of traditional and tradition-inspired music, craft workshops with master craftsmen, a playground with traditional games and activities, as well as dance evenings, plays,and exhibitions. The full programme will be available at the beginning of August.

For many years, the festival has been held around the same time, the second half of August.

You will find us in the streets, squares and alleys of Lublin’s Old Town and Błonia near the Castle

All events are free of charge. Most require advance registration, which is available beginning in mid-August. The exception is the Summer School of Tradition. This is a four-day course with master craftsmen. Apart from registration (which is possible from mid-July), you will need to pay a deposit, which we will refund if you attend the entire course.

It’s difficult to find a place to park during the festival, so we encourage you to use public transport. Lublin also offers a network of city bikes. Remember that during The Jagiellonian Fair, we close part of the parking AREA in Zamkowy Square as the site is used by our artists.

Check how to get to the Old Town by bus:

https://jakdojade.pl/lublin/trasa/ – select  destination, e.g. Grodzka (street) in Lublin.

You can buy tickets in kiosks, ticket machines in bus stops and inside most buses. You can also use mobile apps. The up-to-date fares are listed here:  https://ztm.lublin.eu/pl/bilety/cennik-biletow-1 (Polish language)

Check the location of City Bike stations: https://lubelskirower.pl/

If you’re driving, remember that Lublin has a Paid Parking Zone.  Parking requires payment from Monday to Friday between 8.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m. On Friday evenings, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays you can park free of charge. Look for parking meters or install CityParkApp to help you pay for the parking.

Look for more information here:  http://lublin.spp24.pl/

Vehicle entry into the Old Town is possible only for holders of special permits issued by the Lublin City Hall.

A map of paid parking areas near Lublin’s Old Town and city centre.

GPS will best help yout get to Lublin. Choose your hotel as the destination. During the festival, it’s very difficult to find a parking zone in the vicnity of the Old Town.  During The Jagiellonian Fair, we also close a part of the parking lot in Zamkowy square as it’s used by our artists.

To get to the festival venue from your accommodation, we recommend taking a bus, use the city bike, or walk.

But if you really want to drive, set your GPS to Aleja Unii Lubelskiej. It’s a street in the immediate vicnity of the Old Town and Błonia near the Castle. It’s where you will find one of the largest parking lots.

Other paid parking lots in the area:  Map of parking lots near Lublin’s Old Town and the City Centre. 

Moreover, Lublin has the Paid Parking Zone.  Parking requires payment from Mondfay to Friday between 8.00 and 18.00. On Friday evenings, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays you can park free of charge. Look for parking metres or install CityParkApp to pay for the parking.

More information about the Paid Parking Zone: lublin.spp24.pl

Vehicle entry into the Old Town is only possible for holders of special permits issued by the City Hall.

Lublin City Bikes: lubelskirower.pl

Buses: mpk.lublin.pl

The train station is far from the old town. It will take you about 30 minutes to get there on foot. Leave the station and walk northeast along 1 Maja Street until you reach the Lubelskiego Lipca traffic circle. Cross the Lutosławski Bridge (the Bridge of Culture) and go straight along Zamojska and Wyszyńskiego Streets until you reach the Cathedral. As soon as you see the cathedral, you are just one step away from the Old Town. To find the centre of events, turn left into Królewska Street and go straight to Łokietka Square, where you will find our information point.

It is more convenient to take a bus from the train station to the Old Town. As soon as you step outside the door, you will find a bus stop. You can take line 1 in the direction of Panerniaków Felicity or line 13 in the direction of Paderewskiego. In both cases, you need to get off at Wolności Square (bus stop: Plac Wolności). The trip takes about 10 minutes.
You can buy tickets in kiosks, ticket machines in bus stops and on most buses or via mobile apps. A single, regular 40-minute ticket costs PLN 3,60, reduced PLN 1,80. A single, regular 15-minute ticket costs PLN 2,80, reduced PLN 1.40. You can also call a taxi. Bolt operates in Lublin. The biggest cab companies are AleTaxi – 511-11-11 and Taxi Damel – 19 – 626.

A final option is to rent a car. CarSharing Panek is available in Lublin.

The bus station is right next to the Old Town. When you leave the station through the main gate, turn left to see the Lublin Castle. Walk across the street and climb the stairs at the end of the Castle square to find the bridge that connects the Castle to the Old Town.

Every year we prepare something unique for you. The full programme will be available online. If you go to the information point at Łokietka Square, you will also receive paper programmes and maps.

Visit the Information Point, where cheerful volunteers will be happy to provide you with information about the festival. You can also get printed maps of the festival.

Fans  of more ecological solutions will find digital versions online. 

For those who would like to bring children to the festival, we have a special section on our website. Go to the section PROGRAMME and select “for children” in the box. You will then get a list of all events for children. We highly recommend Błonia pod Zamkiem with the Jagiellonian Fair Playground, which is specially designed for children. The Playground is a place with workshops, shows and traditional games and activities.

We love pets. For the comfort, well-being and safety of your pets, we encourage you to leave them at home. Hundreds of people attend the festival, and there are many loud noises, intense lights, and an accumulation of stimuli that will stress and frighten your pet, even if they are familiar with such situations. We leave our four-legged friends at home.

Yes, you may take photos at most events. Exceptions are some concerts and performances. If the artists do not agree to photography, we will announce this on our website. There will be signs by the stage, and the MC will let you know from the stage. If you want to photograph an exhibitor or their stall, ask their permission first.

Please refer to: nocowanie.pl, booking.com, lubelskietravel.pl. They will help you find suitable accommodation.

A paid public toilet is located in Zamkowa street (between Błonia and  Castle Square, entrance from the Błonia side). It is open every day between 6:00 and 22:00. We also provide portable chemical toilets. The location of the toilets will be marked on the festival map.