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.

Budapest Park Iceworld

For the first time in its 10-year history, one of the largest outdoor venues in Budapest is open during wintertime! The doors of Budapest Park’s winter wonderland will open on December 3rd to welcome you with a huge skating rink.


For the first time ever, Hungary and Slovakia will host the European Men's Handball Championship together! The 15th continental tournament will take place between the 13th and the 30th of January 2022 across three locations in Hungary (Budapest, Debrecen, Szeged) and two in Slovakia (Bratislava, Košice), with 24 of the best teams in Europe lined up to take part.


A staple of the CONSTRUMA exhibition, HOMEDESIGN features everything necessary to create a home interior, from kitchen technology to living rooms and everything in between.

2nd Bartók Spring International Arts Weeks

Hungarian and international stars, unique formations, and long-awaited premieres: the 2nd Bartók Spring International Arts Weeks are coming in April 2022!

Sirha Budapest

Since 2014, Sirha Budapest has been Central and Eastern Europe’s most significant professional exhibition for HoReCa, bakery, confectionery, gastronomy, and the food and packaging industries.

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.

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