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St Dominic’s Fair in Gdansk in 2022

by Maciek

St Dominic’s Fair in Gdansk in 2022

This is the first time in the last three years that we are sure that St Dominic’s Fair in Gdansk in 2022 will not be cancelled or influenced by Coronavirus. The biggest event in Gdansk will start on the 23rd of July and last until the 14th of August. There might be some additional sanitary requirements, but the fair seems to be back at full scale. The city will be crowded as never, so you may now start looking for accommodation in Gdansk during the 762nd St Dominic Fair in Gdansk in 2022!

The main events taking place during the fair have been announced so you may check what to expect during St Dominic’s Fair in Gdansk this year.

St Dominic’s Fair in Gdansk is one of the biggest commercial open-air events in Europe. It was established in 1260 by Pope Alexander IV, and since then has been annually organized in the streets of Gdansk – with a short period of a break during and after the Second World War. In 2022, St Dominic’s Fair will start on the 23rd of July and last for three weeks – until the 14th of August.

The details have just been announced, and although it may change a bit, we would like to share with you all we know about the Fair.

You may find the detailed program of St. Dominic Fair in Gdansk in 2022 at the end of this article.

St. Dominic's Fair in Gdansk in 2022 - Dlugi Targ
St Dominic’s Fair in Gdansk – Dluga Street gets really crowded

What will you find at St Dominic’s Fair in Gdansk?

For the three weeks of St. Dominic’s Fair Gdansk changes completely. The city is very popular during summer, but as the Fair starts it’s even more crowded than usual.

St Dominic Fair in Gdansk makes the town even more crowded
St Dominic Fair makes Gdansk even more crowded

Most of the streets in the Main Town are closed for cars and are packed with stalls and shops. You will find everything here – clothes, amber jewellery, old German helmets and swords. The latter may be found at the flea market – close to Motlawa River and Dlugie Ogrody Street. There are lots of souvenirs to choose from, too.

St. Dominic's Fair in Gdansk - Oldies Market
St Dominic’s Fair – Flea Market in Gdansk

The commercial character of the fair is complemented by cultural, entertainment and music events every day. The most significant take place at the beginning of the Fair and at the end. There are also food stalls and food trucks through the streets, where you can eat local, Kashubian or Polish and European cuisine.

There is also an area with seats provided, where you may eat or drink what you have just bought.

Rest area at the St Dominic Fair
Rest area at the St Dominic Fair

Just be careful, as many of the seats are located under the trees and the trees host birds that sometimes drop something from above.

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This year the fair has been located in more areas of the city – crossing Motlawa River and reaching Dlugie Ogrody Street. Below you will find a Map of Gdansk St Dominic Fair:

St Dominic Fair in Gdansk 2022 Map
St Dominic Fair in Gdansk 2022 Map

Gdansk followed Berlin bears idea, and you may find Gdansk Fair Roosters around the city. You are not allowed to sit on them, but feel free to take as many pictures as you want.

St Dominic Fair in Gdansk Rooster
St Dominic’s Fair in Gdansk Rooster

What should you avoid during St Dominic’s Fair in Gdansk?

Most of the city centre is closed for cars, so it’s definitely better to leave your car outside the Main Town. Main Town is also very noisy those days, with most of the bars open until late at night. So if you want to rest during your stay, you should book your hotel somewhere else.

St. Dominic's Fair in Gdansk - Souvenirs Stalls
St Dominic’s Fair in Gdansk – Souvenirs Stalls

Also, St. Dominic’s Fair is not only visited by tourists – the crowd is followed by pickpockets, who try to take advantage of the chaos at the tram stops, as well as the crowd gathering to see some unusual attractions – gambling being one of them.

Main Events during St. Dominic’s Fair in Gdansk in 2022

SATURDAY / 23 Jul

  • 12:00 / ST DOMINIC’S FAIR OPENING CEREMONY / Artus’ Court entrance terrace
    ST DOMINIC’S FAIR OPENING PARADE / streets of the Fair, start at the Artus’ Court entrance terrace
  • 13:00–14:00, 17:00–18:00 / ST DOMINIC’S SHAKESPEARE PARADES / Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre—Skwer Heweliusza (Hevelius Sq.) Stop—Targ Rybny (Fish Market) Stop—Ołowianka Island Stop
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org. by:Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre

  • 15:00–19:00 / KIDS ZONE GRAND OPENING / Targ Rybny (Fish Market) Stop

SUNDAY / 24 Jul

  • 10:00–18:00 / 27th BREAD DAY IN GDAŃSK / Targ Rybny (Fish Market) Stop

org. by:Polish Association of Craft Bakers, Gdańsk Guild of Bakers & Confectioners

  • 15:00–20:00 / MUSEUM OF AMBER DAY / Wielki Młyn (Great Mill), Skwer Heweliusza (Hevelius Sq.) Stop

org. by:Museum of Amber

  • 12:00–13:00, 17:00–18:00 / ST DOMINIC’S SHAKESPEARE PARADES / Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre—Skwer Heweliusza (Hevelius Sq.) Stop—Targ Rybny (Fish Market) Stop—Ołowianka Island Stop

org. by:Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre

  • 21:00 / MANIUPURA FIRE THEATRE / Ołowianka Island Stop

MONDAY / 25 Jul

  • 12:00–13:00, 17:00–18:00 / ST DOMINIC’S SHAKESPEARE PARADES / Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre—Skwer Heweliusza (Hevelius Sq.) Stop—Targ Rybny (Fish Market) Stop—Ołowianka Island Stop

org. by:Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre

  • 16:00–19:00 KIDS ZONE / Sea Day with Captain Barnabossa / Targ Rybny (Fish Market) Stop
  • 17:30–20:30 / MUSIC FROM GDAŃSK TOWERS / start: Skwer Heweliusza (Hevelius Sq.) Stop
  • 17:30 concert from the tower of St Catherine’s Church
  • 18:45 concert from the tower of St John’s Church
  • 20:00 concert from the tower of the Main Town Hall

TUESDAY / 26 Jul

  • 12:00–13:00, 17:00–18:00 / ST DOMINIC’S SHAKESPEARE PARADES / Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre—Skwer Heweliusza (Hevelius Sq.) Stop—Targ Rybny (Fish Market) Stop—Ołowianka Island Stop

org. by:Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre

  • 15:00–19:00 / KIDS ZONE / Targ Rybny (Fish Market) Stop
  • 15:00–16:00 Ballooning Workshop
  • 16:00 / GOOD JOB PIRATES: production by the Miniatura Theatre
  • 17:45–19:00 Chemistry Workshop with a Mad Scientist
  • 19:00 / CONCERTS UNDER THE STARS / Skwer Heweliusza (Hevelius Sq.) Stop
  • 21:30 / CINEMA ON OŁOWIANKA ISLAND / Ołowianka Island Stop

WEDNESDAY / 27 Jul

  • 12:00–13:00, 17:00–18:00 / ST DOMINIC’S SHAKESPEARE PARADES / Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre—Skwer Heweliusza (Hevelius Sq.) Stop—Targ Rybny (Fish Market) Stop—Ołowianka Island Stop

org. by:Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre

  • 15:00–19:00 / KIDS ZONE / Targ Rybny (Fish Market) Stop
  • 15:00–17:00 Singing Workshop
  • 15:00–17:00 Chocolate Workshop
  • 16:00–16:45 Mirror People: Artistic events
  • 17:30–19:00 Know Theatre Like the Back of Your Hand (games with Matołek the Billy-Goat)
  • 17:00 / CAPPELLA GEDANENSIS LIVE / Klaudia Trzasko, soprano / Skwer Heweliusza (Hevelius Sq.) Stop
  • 17:00–18:00 / Mirror People: Artistic events / Skwer Świętopełka (Świętopełk Sq.) Stop
  • 19:00 / JAZZ WEDNESDAYS ON THE ISLAND / KLAWO: Live in Concert / Ołowianka Island Stop
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org. by:Palma Foundation

THURSDAY / 28 Jul

  • 10:00–20:00 / SOMERSBY CHILLOUT LOUNGE / Skwer Świętopełka (Świętopełk Sq.) Stop
  • 12:00–13:00, 17:00–18:00 / ST DOMINIC’S SHAKESPEARE PARADES / Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre—Skwer Heweliusza (Hevelius Sq.) Stop—Targ Rybny (Fish Market) Stop—Ołowianka Island Stop

org. by:Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre

  • 15:00–19:00 / KIDS ZONE / Targ Rybny (Fish Market) Stop
  • 15:00 / GOOD JOB PIRATES: production by the Miniatura Theatre
  • 15:00–17:00 Robotics Workshop
  • 17:45–19:00 Fun & Games from my Parents’ Childhood
  • 17:30–20:30 / MUSIC FROM GDAŃSK TOWERS / start: Skwer Heweliusza (Hevelius Sq.)
  • 17:30 concert from the tower of St Catherine’s Church
  • 18:45 concert from the tower of St John’s Church
  • 20:00 concert from the tower of the Main Town Hall
  • 18:00 / MULTICULTURAL GDAŃSK Concert / Skwer Heweliusza (Hevelius Sq.) Stop

org. by:Baltic Sea Cultural Centre (NCK)

  • 19:00 / ELECTRIC THURSDAYS / SWITCH MODE: Live in Concert / Ołowianka Island Stop

FRIDAY / 29 Jul

  • 10:00–20:00 / SOMERSBY CHILLOUT LOUNGE / Skwer Świętopełka (Świętopełk Sq.) Stop
  • 12:00–13:00, 17:00–18:00 / ST DOMINIC’S SHAKESPEARE PARADES / Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre—Skwer Heweliusza (Hevelius Sq.) Stop—Targ Rybny (Fish Market) Stop—Ołowianka Island Stop

org. by:Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre

  • 12:00–20:00 / BLUE SNEAKERS DAY / Skwer Heweliusza (Hevelius Sq.) Stop

org. by:FOSA Aleksandra’s Social Support Foundation

  • 15:30–19:00 / KIDS ZONE / Targ Rybny (Fish Market) Stop
  • 15:30–17:30 Handicraft Workshop with the Gdańsk Culture Archipelago (GAK)
  • 16:00–16.20 D.O.M House Dance Show
  • 16:30–19:00 Hawaiian Night with Chief Dancing Slippers
  • 20:00 / IN PROGRESS Lite: Live in Concert/ Ołowianka Island Stop
  • 20:00 D I D Hania Piosik
  • 21:00 LASY

org. by:Łaźnia Centre for Contemporary Art

SATURDAY / 30 Jul

  • 10:00–20:00 / SOMERSBY CHILLOUT LOUNGE / Skwer Świętopełka (Świętopełk Sq.) Stop
  • 12:00–20:00 / GDAŃSK EQUALITY FESTIVAL / Skwer Heweliusza (Hevelius Sq.) Stop

main partner: City of Gdańsk

  • 12:00–20:00 / HANDICRAFT FESTIVAL / Targ Rybny (Fish Market) Stop
    org. by:Pomeranian Skilled Crafts Chamber of SMEs
  • 12:00–13:00, 17:00–18:00 / ST DOMINIC’S SHAKESPEARE PARADES / Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre—Skwer Heweliusza (Hevelius Sq.) Stop—Targ Rybny (Fish Market) Stop—Ołowianka Island Stop
  • 19:30–21:30 / CHILLOUT SATURDAYS / DJ’d Concert / Skwer Heweliusza (Hevelius Sq.) Stop

SUNDAY / 31 Jul

  • 10:00–20:00 / SOMERSBY CHILLOUT LOUNGE / Skwer Świętopełka (Świętopełk Sq.) Stop
  • 12:00–20:00 / GDAŃSK EQUALITY FESTIVAL / Skwer Heweliusza (Hevelius Sq.) Stop
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main partner: City of Gdańsk

  • 12:00–20:00 / HANDICRAFT FESTIVAL / Targ Rybny (Fish Market) Stop

org. by:Pomeranian Skilled Crafts Chamber of SMEs

  • 12:00–13:00, 17:00–18:00 / ST DOMINIC’S SHAKESPEARE PARADES / Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre—Skwer Heweliusza (Hevelius Sq.) Stop—Targ Rybny (Fish Market) Stop—Ołowianka Island Stop

org. by:Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre

  • 21:00 / MANIUPURA FIRE THEATRE / Ołowianka Island Stop

MONDAY / 01 Aug

  • 12:00–13:00, 17:00–18:00 / ST DOMINIC’S SHAKESPEARE PARADES / Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre—Skwer Heweliusza (Hevelius Sq.) Stop—Targ Rybny (Fish Market) Stop—Ołowianka Island Stop

org. by:Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre

  • 15:00–19:00 / KIDS ZONE / Targ Rybny (Fish Market) Stop
  • 15:00–17:00 Chocolate Workshop
  • 17:00–19:00 Exclamation Top Model: Photography Workshop
  • 17:30–20:30 / MUSIC FROM GDAŃSK TOWERS / start: Skwer Heweliusza (Hevelius Sq.)
  • 17:30 concert from the tower of St Catherine’s Church
  • 18:45 concert from the tower of St John’s Church
  • 20:00 concert from the tower of the Main Town Hall

TUESDAY / 02 Aug

  • 12:00–13:00, 17:00–18:00 / ST DOMINIC’S SHAKESPEARE PARADES / Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre—Skwer Heweliusza (Hevelius Sq.) Stop—Targ Rybny (Fish Market) Stop—Ołowianka Island Stop

org. by:Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre

  • 15:30–19:00 / KIDS ZONE / Targ Rybny (Fish Market) Stop
  • 15:00–17:00 Chocolate Workshop
  • 15:30–17:30 Handicraft Workshop with the Gdańsk Culture Archipelago (GAK)
  • 18:00–19:00 Pebble Animals and Open Air Dancing
  • 19:00 / CONCERTS UNDER THE STARS / Skwer Heweliusza (Hevelius Sq.) Stop
  • 21:30 / CINEMA ON OŁOWIANKA ISLAND / Ołowianka Island Stop

WEDNESDAY / 03 Aug

  • 12:00–13:00, 17:00–18:00 / ST DOMINIC’S SHAKESPEARE PARADES / Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre—Skwer Heweliusza (Hevelius Sq.) Stop—Targ Rybny (Fish Market) Stop—Ołowianka Island Stop

org. by:Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre

  • 14:00–19:00 / KIDS ZONE / Targ Rybny (Fish Market) Stop
  • 14:00–16:00 Chocolate Workshop
  • 15:00–17:00 Art Workshop
  • 15:00–19:00 The Crazy World of Clown Spot
  • 16:00–16:45 Mirror People: Theatre events
  • 17.00 / Gütersloh Youth Brass Band: Live in Concert / Skwer Heweliusza (Hevelius Sq.) Stop
  • 17:00–18:00 / Mirror People: Artistic events / Skwer Świętopełka (Świętopełk Sq.) Stop
  • 19:00 / JAZZ WEDNESDAYS ON THE ISLAND / TROPICAL SOLDIERS IN PARADISE: Live in Concert / Ołowianka Island Stop

org. by:Palma Foundation

THURSDAY / 04 Aug

  • 12:00–13:00, 17:00–18:00 / ST DOMINIC’S SHAKESPEARE PARADES / Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre—Skwer Heweliusza (Hevelius Sq.) Stop—Targ Rybny (Fish Market) Stop—Ołowianka Island Stop
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  • 15:00–18:45 / KIDS ZONE / Targ Rybny (Fish Market) Stop
  • 15:00–17:00 Chocolate Workshop
  • 16:00 Family Theatre Workshop: Caramel at the Kamishibai Theatre

org. by:Tashka Publishing House and Miniatura Theatre

  • 17:45–18:45 Bubble Show and Magic Slime Workshop
  • 16:00 / GOOD JOB PIRATES: production by the Miniatura Theatre / Targ Rybny (Fish Market) Stop
  • 17:30–20:30 / MUSIC FROM GDAŃSK TOWERS / start: Skwer Heweliusza (Hevelius Sq.) Stop
  • 17:30 concert from the tower of St Catherine’s Church
  • 18:45 concert from the tower of St John’s Church
  • 20:00 concert from the tower of the Main Town Hall
  • 17:30 / CAPPELLA GEDANENSIS LIVE / Valeriy Filipov / Skwer Heweliusza (Hevelius Sq.) Stop
  • 19:00 / ELECTRIC THURSDAYS / Basia Kawa: Live in Concert / Ołowianka Island Stop

FRIDAY / 05 Aug

  • 12:00–13:00, 17:00–18:00 / ST DOMINIC’S SHAKESPEARE PARADES / Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre—Skwer Heweliusza (Hevelius Sq.) Stop—Targ Rybny (Fish Market) Stop—Ołowianka Island Stop

org. by:Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre

  • 15:00–20:00 / KOCIEWIE REGION FESTIVAL / Targ Rybny (Fish Market) Stop
  • 21:30 / CINEMA ON OŁOWIANKA ISLAND / Ołowianka Island Stop

SATURDAY / 06 Aug

  • 10:00–20:00 / BAKALIE / Targ Rybny (Fish Market) Stop
  • 12:00–20:00 / VOLUNTEERING FESTIVAL—2022 European Volunteering Capital Gdańsk / Skwer Heweliusza (Hevelius Sq.) Stop

org. by:Gdańsk Regional Volunteering Centre, Hospice Foundation

  • 12:00–13:00, 17:00–18:00 / ST DOMINIC’S SHAKESPEARE PARADES / Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre—Skwer Heweliusza (Hevelius Sq.) Stop—Targ Rybny (Fish Market) Stop—Ołowianka Island Stop

org. by:Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre

  • 13:00–14:00 Family Theatre and Art Workshop: Like in a Fairy Tale!
  • 15:00–17:00 / FAIRY TALE FEST / Targ Rybny (Fish Market) Stop
  • 19:30–21:30 / CHILLOUT SATURDAYS / DJ’d Concert / Skwer Heweliusza (Hevelius Sq.) Stop

SUNDAY / 07 Aug

  • 10:00–20:00 / BAKALIE / Targ Rybny (Fish Market) Stop
  • 12:00–20:00 / VOLUNTEERING FESTIVAL—Caritas / Skwer Heweliusza (Hevelius Sq.) Stop
  • 12:00–13:00, 17:00–18:00 / ST DOMINIC’S SHAKESPEARE PARADES / Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre—Skwer Heweliusza (Hevelius Sq.) Stop—Targ Rybny (Fish Market) Stop—Ołowianka Island Stop

org. by:Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre

  • 15:00–17:00 / FAIRY TALE FEST / Targ Rybny (Fish Market) Stop
  • 21:00 / MANIUPURA FIRE THEATRE / Ołowianka Island Stop

MONDAY / 08 Aug

  • 14:00–19:15 / KIDS ZONE / Targ Rybny (Fish Market) Stop
  • 14:00–16:00 Robotics Workshop
  • 15:00–17:00 Fairy Tale Fest
  • 17:15–19:15 Decorating Workshop
  • 17:30–20:30 / MUSIC FROM GDAŃSK TOWERS / start: Skwer Heweliusza (Hevelius Sq.) Stop
  • 17:30 concert from the tower of St Catherine’s Church
  • 18:45 concert from the tower of St John’s Church
  • 20:00 concert from the tower of the Main Town Hall
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TUESDAY / 09 Aug

  • 15:00–19:00 / KIDS ZONE / Targ Rybny (Fish Market) Stop
  • 15:00–17:00 Fairy Tale Fest
  • 15:00–17:00 Chocolate Workshop
  • 17:00–19:00 Exclamation Attractions for Kids and Adults
  • 19:00 / CONCERTS UNDER THE STARS / Skwer Heweliusza (Hevelius Sq.) Stop
  • 21:30 / CINEMA ON OŁOWIANKA ISLAND / Ołowianka Island Stop

WEDNESDAY / 10 Aug

  • 15:00–18:45 KIDS ZONE / Targ Rybny (Fish Market) Stop
  • 15:00–17:00 Fairy Tale Fest
  • 17:00 Gdańsk Legends Told Anew
  • 17:00–19:00 Chocolate Workshop
  • 18:00–19:00 Gdańsk Legend by the Bard and the Raven
  • 19:00 / JAZZ WEDNESDAYS ON THE ISLAND / BLED: Live in Concert / Ołowianka Island Stop

THURSDAY / 11 Aug

  • 14:00–19:00 KIDS ZONE / Targ Rybny (Fish Market) Stop
  • 14:00–16:00 Robotics Workshop
  • 15:00–17:00 Fairy Tale Fest
  • 17:00–19:00 Travel Express Around the World
  • 19:00 / ELECTRIC THURSDAYS / FellowB: Live in Concert / Ołowianka Island Stop

FRIDAY / 12 Aug

  • 12:00–20:00 NEPTUNE’S FEAST / Targ Rybny (Fish Market) Stop

org. by:Polish Association of Butchers and Processed Meat Producers

  • 15:00–18:45 KIDS ZONE / Targ Rybny (Fish Market) Stop
  • 15:00–17:00 / Fairy Tale Fest
  • 17:00–19:00 Open Air Disco Party & Bubble Show
  • 18:30 / SŁOWIAŃSKA DUSZA: Live in Concert / Skwer Heweliusza (Hevelius Sq.) Stop
  • 21:30 / CINEMA ON OŁOWIANKA ISLAND / Ołowianka Island Stop

SATURDAY / 13 Aug

  • 12:00–19:00 / GDAŃSK ECO ZONE: CLEAN GDAŃSK / Skwer Heweliusza (Hevelius Sq.) Stop

org. by:Gdańsk City Hall Municipal Services Department

  • 12:00–20:00 NEPTUNE’S FEAST / Targ Rybny (Fish Market) Stop

org. by:Polish Association of Butchers and Processed Meat Producers

  • 12:00–19:00 / VOLLEYBALL FESTIVAL / Ołowianka Island Stop
  • 21:00 / MANIUPURA FIRE THEATRE / Ołowianka Island Stop

SUNDAY / 14 Aug

  • 12:00–19:00 / GDAŃSK ECO ZONE: CLEAN GDAŃSK / Skwer Heweliusza (Hevelius Sq.) Stop

org. by:Gdańsk City Hall Municipal Services Department

  • 12:00–20:00 NEPTUNE’S FEAST / Targ Rybny (Fish Market) Stop

org. by:Polish Association of Butchers and Processed Meat Producers

  • 12:00–19:00 / VOLLEYBALL FESTIVAL / Ołowianka Island Stop
  • 16:00 ST DOMINIC’S FAIR CLOSING CEREMONY / Długi Targ (Long Market), Artus’ Court entrance terrace

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