Busy weekend in Łódz – Simultaneous events draw in large crowds

The city of Łódz looks back on a busy weekend, drawing thousands of visitors from the city and surrounding areas to the center as well as to Łódz airport.

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Friday evening saw the opening of new disco club named “Bajka”. The new club replaces club Spinka which closed its doors late last year. The owners of the club say that with its 3 floors the club can fit up to 500 guests. It is also said that two additional floors are planned to be added.

165 brave runners joined the 168th edition of the ParkRun in Poniatowskiego Park. The ParkRun takes place every Saturday morning and everyone is welcome to join.

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Łódz Expo Hall hosted the fifteenth edition of the pet fair between Friday and Sunday. The largest companies operating in the animal care sector were presenting a wide range of products necessary: food, bedding, cosmetics, equipment and accessories, but also smart toys and clothes for pets. The pet fair also offered a rich program of accompanying events, including aquarium exhibition, dog grooming and hairdressing. One of the highlights of the fair was charity Master Chefs 4 Dogs aimed at beating the record in the collection of gifts for homeless animals. In exchange for bringing new or used accessories for homeless dogs, professional chefs were preparing special meals for the donors.

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The 13th of September marks the birthday of Julian Tuwim, Polish poet of Jewish descent, born in Łódź. He was a major figure in Polish literature, admired especially for his contribution to children’s literature. Residents of Łódź celebrated his birthday in OFF with special workshops, reading of Tuwim’s books and performances.

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Ładne Rzeczy (Nice Things) fair took place on Piotrkowska on Sunday 13th of Spetember. Local craftsmen both professional and amateur were selling their products from exotic dream catchers to stuffed animals in their stands on Piotrkowska. The event is organised by Pociąg do Łodzi.

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The first historic picnic was held in Łódz on Saturday, September 12. The event was held to commemorate the Battle of Łódz. Gathering at cathedral square, an armed forces parade on Piotrkowska, a staging of the Battle of Łódz, as well as a weapons and uniforms exhibition was on display for visitors.

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The 90th anniversary of Łódz airport was celebrated between the hours of 10:00 and 18:00 on Sunday. The airport invited guests for an exhibition of essential airport equipment such as follow me cars, fire engines and many more. Additionally visitors took part in competitions and a picnic.

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Images: Łódz Airport & Nasze Miasto

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