Festivals & prestigious events



Dear Visitors,

Please be advised that the events and programmes announced on the website will be held depending on the severity of the prevailing pandemic situation. As such, the information in the article serves information purposes only. The organisers reserve the right to cancel or postpone such events and programmes. Make sure to visit the events’ official website for the latest updates.

There are several festivals and events in Budapest and around the country all through the summer. The activities on offer at open-air or tourism festivals include popular music, classical music, jazz, fine arts and gastronomy. And plan your summer by Lake Balaton so that you can take part in the VeszprémFest.




Most of the events of the Jewish Cultural Festival are held in the wonderful Dohány utca Synagogue in Budapest.


The Budapest Spring Festival is the largest cultural festival of Hungary, focusing on classical music, opera, jazz, dance, theatre and fine arts.


The Gourmet Festival – which is all about gastronomy – is held in May in Millenáris Park, while the Sziget Festival lasts a whole week in August on Óbuda Island, with international stars headlining.


If you visit the Budavár Wine Festival, you will have a chance to taste thousands of wines from hundreds of winemakers while admiring the most breathtaking view of Budapest.


The town of Veszprém organises a series of events that attracts legendary performers, and while you are so close to Lake Balaton, you should try and catch the Blue Ribbon yacht race, where competitors take a tour around the lake. The starting point of the Blue Ribbon yacht race is actually the port of Balatonfüred.

Autumn Gastrowalk

On October 23rd and 24th, Etyek awaits you at the Autumn Gastrowalk! Starting at 10am each day, explore the cellars and press houses, and discover hams, cheeses, homemade syrups, and much more. But don’t limit yourself only to eating and drinking, as you can also enjoy the delights of an e-bike tour or a trip to the MiniZOO, as well as a visit to the wedding exhibition. 

Liszt Fest International Cultural Festival

Musical rarities, world and local premieres, legendary ensembles, young talents, great figures of Hungarian and international cultural life: the first Liszt Fest International Cultural Festival will be held between the 8th and the 24th of October.

25th Csabai Sausage Festival

From the 29th to the 31st of October 2021, all eyes will once again be on Békéscsaba for the 25th annual Csabai Sausage Festival! This sausage is the traditional produce of the county seat of Alföld (The Great Plain), and the festival is an annual celebration both of the sausage preparation and of the preceding ceremonial pig slaughter.

Budapest Central European Fashion Week

The Hungarian Fashion & Design Agency is organising the Budapest Central European Fashion Week, the main fashion event of the Central European region, for the eighth time. If you are interested in the world of fashion, then this special event is unmissable, as it will give you the opportunity once again to admire the stunning creations of designers up close.

Bartók World Competition 2021

The Liszt Academy is set to hold the first rounds of the Bartók World Competition for 2021 between the 25th and 31st of October. The event is open to string quartets and is planned to take place in front of a live audience. 

Planet Budapest 2021

Hungary, under the patronage of H.E. Mr János Áder, President of Hungary, will host the Planet Budapest 2021 Sustainability Expo and Summit, one of the most significant international conferences and exhibitions in Central Europe dedicated to sustainability, to be held between the 29th of November and the 5th of December in Budapest, Hungary.

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