Brass music orchestras contest, May/June.
Porcinkule is a local pilgrimage festival. Franciscans
from the Opočno monastery (founded in 1673) begun celebrating this fete at the
end of the 17th century. The name comes from Porziuncula, the place where St.
Francis started his religious work, around 1200 A.D.
Originally celebrated on August 2nd, now held every year
the first Sunday in August.
Nowadays many additional cultural activities join this
originally religious feast throughout the preceding week.
Garden Plants Exhibition & Sale
In the Garden Center "Na Štefance" daily 10 AM - 5 PM.
Exhibition of domestic and exotic plants, bonsai, flowers and trees both for indoor and for outdoor use.
Sale of plants, seedlings, soil and fertilizers, gardening guidance. Entry voluntary.
Every summer more than 100 balloonists from many European countries, with their hot-air balloons meet here to fill the sky with colorful view.
Balloons taking off from Opočno squares, playgrounds, gardens, ...
A gallery of
beautiful images taken during Balloon sky 2000.
Each October falconers meet in Opočno for one week of hunting competitions and celebrations.
Photos of 2001 (by Luboš Kuchař).
Photos of 2002 (by Vilém Křečan).
Musical youth summer school
Every summer young musicians meet here to practice and show their art to the public.
Psychiatrists meet in Opočno for regular medical symposia every September since 1993.