Aug 12, 2016Aug 14, 2016
This summertime city celebration commemorates a major historical event: the defense of Brno against the Swedish army during the Thirty Years War. The city withstood a siege by the superior Swedish forces, which withdrew empty-handed. Brno Day naturally includes costumed parades and reenactments of the struggle for Castle Špilberk. Artillery salvos will roar through the city, historical arms will be on display, you can check out a period market on Town Hall Street, and you can even watch the casting of magic, black bullets for Swedish general Torstenson.