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.

52nd International Eucharistic Congress

After eighty years, Hungary is once again playing host to the International Eucharistic Congress (IEC). Taking place between the 5th and the 12th of September 2021, the Congress is a series of events to satisfy the spitirual and cultural needs of all age groups.

World of Hunting and Nature Exhibition

On the fiftieth anniversary of expo we are preparing a colourful and diverse series of events, of which the main will be the internationally important central exhibition at the HUNGEXPO Exhibition and Conference Centre in Budapest between 25th September and 14th October, 2021.

Valley of Arts

The mainstream pop concerts this year will be accompanied by more literature, theatre, folk, classical music and fine art events, completed with last years’ popular biking and hiking tours. The event called “the 10 most colourful days of summer” will feature several jubilee bands.

Budapest Wine Festival

It is no exaggeration to say that the Budapest Wine Festival held in Buda Castle every year is the most beautiful outdoor wine event in Europe.


While it’s true that there is a high bar for truly premium music events, VeszprémFest easily clears that bar year after year. Now, let us tell you how it does it.

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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