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St Stephen's Day celebrations18-21 August, 2022

St Stephen's Day celebrationsBudapestAt multiple locations

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 news.

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. 


A national holiday, and one of the most important symbols of Hungarian unity, August the 20th is the day that marks the official commemoration of the founding of the state by King Stephen I. This year, the celebrations will stretch across 4 days, from the 18th to the 21st of August, with visitors able to celebrate Hungary’s birthday at hundreds of wonderful activities and events across more than 20 venues, including the iconic fireworks display.

The events on August the 20th will begin with the traditional raising of the national flag, followed by the official St Stephen’s Day Celebration and the Hungarian Defence Force Air Parade. The festival atmosphere will be guaranteed by well-known Hungarian and foreign artists performing all around Budapest, with a line-up featuring Gyula “Bill” Deák, Feró Nagy and Beatrice, Tamás Hevesi, the Dirty Blues Band of Tamás Takács, EDDA Művek, and Ivan & the Parazol, as well as many more.


But the four-day event is not only for music lovers: this year will once again see the extremely successful Fashion & Design Festival at the Bálna Venue, the “Művészkert” (Art Garden) will reopen its doors to literature and culture fans, and military technology enthusiasts will be able to admire the Pannonia ship and the iconic Golden Train. And as if this wasn’t enough, the long weekend will also feature the Street of Hungarian Flavours, the “Csárda” Festival, numerous food truck shows, and the Festival of FolkArts. Truly something for everyone!


More information can be found at:


The organisers reserve the right to change the programme.