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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.

Debrecen Flower Carnival

The Flower Carnival has become so much more than just a parade of spectacular floral arrangements, evolving instead into a cavalcade of colourful events providing visitors of all ages and backgrounds with a week of wonderful entertainment and activities.

St Stephen's Day celebrations

Activities for children and families, pop and classical concerts, and traditional Hungarian cuisine all await visitors on St Stephen's Day. 

Sziget 2022

THE SZIGET community was founded in 1993 to create a "temporary dream state" that could become a centre for the meeting of cultures in Europe. Over the years, Sziget has grown in popularity and reputation, and today it is one of the most popular and best-known Hungarian brands in the world.

Budapest Wine Festival

The BUDAPEST WINE FESTIVAL is Hungary’s most prestigious wine cultural event.

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