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Festivals & prestigious events

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.

The very essence of art: the Budapest Jewish Cultural Festival

If you’re looking for a high-quality cultural event, we can wholeheartedly recommend the Jewish Cultural Festival in Budapest, with its first-rate programmes and enchanting event venues. There’s no way you’ll be disappointed.

Sziget Festival

Experience the sense of total freedom with the many colourful events at one of the continent's most popular festivals, Sziget Festival.

A phenomenal cross-section of jazz, world music and opera: VeszprémFest

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.

The most popular gastronomy festival in Hungary: the Gourmet Festival

Heavenly foods, iconic exhibitors, exciting performances – this is the Budapest Gourmet Festival, an unmissable programme for culinary enthusiasts every year.

The Balaton Blue Ribbon Regatta: The largest round-the-lake regatta in Europe

It’s no coincidence that the Blue Ribbon Regatta has become the premier event of Lake Balaton and sailing: it is one of the most prestigious events on the continent, looking back on a great and past full of stories.

The best wine festivals in Hungary

Great drinks, good company and amazing things to do: you can find all of this between the stalls of Hungary’s wine festivals. These range from learning about wine to concerts, and there is always something going on in the towns known for the best Hungarian wines during the outdoor festival season. Find out about the best Hungarian wine festivals.

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