Budapest events and festivals during the year
There are plenty of different cultural, musical, gastronomical, children, etc. events in the city.
Held in Obudai island. The popular music festival started at the inspiration of Woodstock
festival, at the beginning it was a student festival. Almost 400,000 visitors every year.
Held from 10-17 August, 2015
Date: 6-8th of February 2015
Location: Szabadsag square
Gastro festival, Mangalica is a species of pig, with hanging belly with lots of fat. Nowadays eating Mangalica is a Trend in Hungary, as them claim it’s fat is very healthy.
12-15th February 2015
Fishing Hunting Fair Budapest
22nd time organized event 18 countries with 270 participants
Night at the museum
Date: 14th of February 2015
Location: Museum of fine Arts
Date: 19th of February 2015
Location: Many restaurants in Budapest, who join to this event give food and drink at half price. Not every places.
Budapest fish festival
Date: 19-22th of February
Location: Vajdahunyad Castle
All kinds of fish meals, including some sea fish as well.
Budapest Spring Festival
held from 10-26th April 2015
Mostly classical music is performed all over the capital. Perhaps the biggest cultural event in Hungary.
Titanic Film Festival
held from 04-04-2015 until 12-04-2015
International movie festival.
Belgian Beer Fest
15-17th of May 2015, Balna
Roxette in Budapest
19th of May 2015
Budai Gourmet Gastro festival
21-24th of May 2015, Millenaris Park
21-24th of May 2015
Varoshaza Park, Deak square
Budapest summer festival
Street food festival
6-7th of June, Muegyetem rakpart
Craft Beer festival
5-7th of June 2015.
Buda Castle Beer festival
11-14th of June 2015
Czech Beer festival
17th of June – 13th of July 2015.
Night of the museums
20th of June 2015.
Funny everybody begins to visit some Museums, at popular places, like the National Museum huge crowd is expected.
Budapest essentials festival
25-28 June 2015
Red bull air race Budapest
4-5th of July 2015.
The Best pilots over the River Danube.
Vajdahunyad Music festival
10th of July to 7th of August
Hungaroring F1 Hungarian Grand Prix
24-26th of July 2015 Mogyorod
Budapest 20th of August fireworks
20th of August 2015 the National Holiday in Budapest
Budafok wine and sparkling wine Festival
Buda Castle wine Festival
9-13th September 2015
Art market Budapest
8-11th of October 2015
Contemporary art artists and the audience in the Millenaris Cultural Center
Andrea Bocelli in Budapest
22th of November 2015
Christmas Fair in the inner city
27th of Nov- 31st December 2015
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International Book Festival
held from 24-04-2014 until 27-04-2014
Recently published books along with older books are both available.
Cultural programs and authors on the spot dedicating their books make the festival more attractive to visit.
held on 11-05-2014 and 12-05-2014
The Festival brings the ancient Rome to life in the large ancient roman site called Aquincum. Gladiators, soldiers, actors among others entertain the visitors.
held on 17-05-2014 and 18-05-02014
Approximately 100 museums can be visited for free of charge.
held from 22-05-02014 until 25-05-2014
Hungarian palinka and food can be tasted and purchased; folk dance and concerts.
7. Spring Jazz Festival
held from 28-05-204 until 30-05-2014
Internationally acclaimed jazz performers in the renown Palace of Arts
held from 30-05-2014 until 01-06-2014
The best of Hungarian cuisine can all be tasted including domestic and international wine products, confectioneries and famous cheese producers.
The top Hungarian restaurants, the top star chefs will be there, but the international gastronomy is going to represent itself as well.
Czech Beer Festival
held from 06-06-2014 until 13-07-2014
More than 50 drought beers, traditional czech dishes, concerts. World Cup soccer championship on big screen is an extra.
Museums at night
held on 21-06-2014
An event organized all over in Hungary during which the museums are open at night. Over a 1000 programs are on the offer.
Interesting and funny collections of famous museums can be seen for only HUF 1500 including free transport between the museums from 6 p.m. until 2:30 a.m.
Budapest Summer Festival
held from June to August
Concerts, opera, balett and theatrical plays, the latter mostly performed in the just newly-built Margaret Island Open-Air Stage.
Evening concerts at the zoo
held from 25-06-2014 until 25-08-2014 only on Wednesday night
If it rains the concert will be held the following day.
The uniqueness of this event is the venue which is in the Zoo and Botanical Gardens of Budapest.
Summer Night Concert at the Hilton Dominican Court
held from July to August
Open-air garden in the Buda Castle. A wonderful and elegant venue for great musical performance such as chamber operas or concerts.
Usually held in the beginning of September in the Nepliget city park next to Hungaria avenue. Usually several concerts are held here in this weekend, lots of places for food and drink, and all kinds of fancy actvities. For example kids programs, jumping table, car and motorbike shows and other such things.
Budafok Wine and Champagne festival in XXIInd district:
This is an extremely popular event in Budapest, several thousand people attend to this festival. Torley champgne and wine factory is there they give home to several events and a road is usually closed next to the area which is usually fully occupied of people. This outside area is very nice with several small hills, a unique Castle of Torley family, and a very nice park behind the Castle. They selling all kinds of things next to the closed road, wine can be tasted almost everywhere but first must buy a glass for approximately an 1 Euro price.
Budapest Arena concerts and other events:
6th of April 2013 Vaya con Dios
8th May 2013 Eros Ramazotti
22th of June Mark Knopfler
7th of November 2013 Bruno Mars
8th of November 2013 Nickelback
Ice- hockey division I championship 14 th of April 2013
24th of March 2013 Budapest Spring Festival lots of programs mainly classical music with different locations: Opera, Palace of Arts, Budapest Arena, National Theatre, St Stephen’s cathedral and others.
5-12th of August 2013 Sziget (Island) Festival pop rock alternative music at Hajógyári island.
6-8 th of September 2013 Septemberfest
22th of June 2013 Night of museums