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.

Zsolnay Light Festival

The city center of Pécs will turn into a magical fairy-tale world at night during the Zsolnay Light Festival! Along with the world’s best projection mapping artists, the line-up of the original and only light festival in Hungary will be completed with concerts, as well as contemporary circus performances and street theatre. 

Liszt Fest International Cultural Festival

First Liszt Fest International Cultural Festival to start on October 8th.

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.

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.

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.

Gyula Pálinka Festival

The 16th to the 18th of September 2021 is the celebration of pálinka in Hungary! This is a celebration that significantly contributes to the preservation of the cultural value of pálinka and its status as a ‘Hungarikum’ (something uniquely Hungarian worthy of celebration).

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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