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Spring is back, and with it come festivals

Gourmet Festival Budapest Greater Budapest

As the weather warms up, trees bud and tulips bloom, people start to feel like going out to discover festival life, which is already starting up in many parts of the country. Join us – you can't start early enough!

Vérszilva (Cherry Plum) Festival – 6 April 2024

Spring means beautifully blossoming trees everywhere. If you want to admire one of the most beautiful rows of blooming trees in the country, we recommend the Cherry Plum festival in Berkenye, which is all about blossom, but it also has music and family programmes.

Debrecen Kids Festival – 20–21 April 2024

This festival will be held for the seventh time in the beautiful city of Debrecen, where countless games and stage programmes welcome young and old for an unforgettable weekend.

Spring Jazz Festival – 27 April – 16 May 2024

Jazz music will once again take centre stage in Budapest: the goal of Jazzfest Budapest is to bring the biggest names to the city's many famous concert venues every year, and to draw the world's attention to world-class Hungarian jazz musicians.

SopronFest – 17–19 May 2024

The second SopronFest will be held in Sopron, the “Most Loyal City”, but keep in mind that the organisers are also planning warm-up days all around the city in the week before. The slogan is, of course, unchanged: It’s good to be anywhere, but best in Sopron. In 2023, the city's leaders teamed up with the founders of VOLT and the most important players in Sopron's cultural and gastronomic life in order to launch a spring event with a new format on the Hungarian festival scene. The festival is definitely not a replacement for VOLT, but rather welcomes locals and visitors at many locations with a unique programme.

Pancake Festival – 17–19 May 2024

Not even the founders would have thought that Szolnok’s eighth Pancake Festival was going to happen in 2024. The area will once again be turned upside down and rearranged, with new programmes being be organised, although they promise that the atmosphere and what’s on offer will stay the same. 

Comic Con 2024 Budapest – 18–19 May 2024

The goal of this diverse and high-quality event is to bring you as many foreign and Hungarian actors, comic creators as well as Hungarian and international vendors as possible. Comic lovers, TV and movie buffs, Cosplay and anime fanatics, young Jedi Padawans, real superheroes: don't plan anything else for this date.

Gourmet Festival – 24–26 May 2024

Glasses will be filled and the Millenáris park will once again ring with toasts and laughter in the spring. But it will not just be fine drinks on offer, because the most outstanding players on the Hungarian market will also bring fantastic food to the Gourmet Festival. Discover the most exciting flavours of Hungarian gastronomy.

Danube Bend Festival Nagymaros – 18 May 2024

The festival aims to present the beauty and culture of Nagymaros by involving the local community. In addition to learning about the town in a playful way, visitors can listen to great music and attend interesting performances.