St. Dominic’s Fair is the largest open-air trade and cultural event in Poland and one of the largest such events in Europe. It has enjoyed over seven hundred fifty years of tradition; it was established by the Pope Alexander IV in 1260. The contemporary form of St Dominic’s Fair recalls the Medieval tradition of fun and trade such as market square, shows by masters of artistic metalwork or bread day. More than one thousand 1000 traders, artists and collectors participate in the Fair occupying with their stands several streets in the centre of the Old Town. During the twenty tree days a lot of cultural events take place and even also a special gate with a visitor counter display.
The fair always starts with the end of july with the opening performance with the concert with the World’s biggest drum – one hundred metre, in the same time one hundred people can play together.
St Dominic’s Fair attracts numerous tourists to Gdańsk from all over Poland, as well as from abroad.Be with us! We are waiting in Gdańsk!
Visitors: approx. 7 milion people
Place of event: The Main Town in Gdansk
What’s so special about Dominic’s Fair?
It’s unique atmosphere and climate. Wide range of stalls full of antiques, works of art, regional products, silvers, chandeliers, samovars, coins you can find everywhere! In artist’s section there are handmade toys, pottery, amber, silver, glass, shell, felt or leather jewellery.