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March 2018

15th March-Revolution Day-Programs in Budapest

March 14 - March 18
Celebrations at the Hungarian National Museum on 15. March

15. March - National Day

Commemorating the Revolution and the War of Independence in 1848-49.

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Spring & Easter Market at Vörösmarty Square

March 23 - April 22
Vörösmarty square and the Gerbaud cafe illuminated at night

The Budapest Spring Fair organized around Easter, 30. March and 30. April in 2018. at Vörösmarty Square follows the tradition and success of the popular Christmas Fair. Quick Links: Location - Opening Hours - Programs - Kids' Programs - Food/Drink Prices - Photos The historic plaza turns into a lovely spring garden for the month-long festival offering a rich variety of cultural programs: concerts, folk music and dance performances, children programs, art and craft workshops. Details of the Spring Fair…

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Budapest Spring Festival (Budapesti Tavaszi Fesztivál)

March 30 - April 22
the red and white logo of the spring fest with the date displayed

Spring Festivities with A Wide Range of Cultural Programs The Budapest Spring Festival takes place in April each year. Besides Hungarian artists, numerous international stars perform during the 3 and half - week event. About the Program The largest and most prestigious cultural festival in Budapest attracts many classical music, opera and jazz fans from all around the world. The festival has developed into one of Europe's major cultural events with a series of opera, concert, ballet and theatrical performances.…

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Easter in Budapest (Húsvét)

March 30 - April 2
three colorful painted easter eggs

Events, Festivals, Things To Do Around Easter in Budapest Do you plan to spend Easter in Budapest? The Hungarian capital offers plenty of attractions and activities for a wonderful Easter weekend. Plan your city break well, so that you can get the most of your time. See our things to do tips below along with some useful information about public transport, opening hours of shops/thermal baths and the weather around the holiday. TIP: Danube Cruise with Dinner at Easter -…

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Easter in Várkert Bazaar Budapest

March 31 @ 11:00 am - April 2 @ 9:00 pm
colonnaded walkway in the castle bazaar

The Várkert Bazaar at the foot of the Castle hill in Buda gives home to a colorful festival at Easter 2018, on 31. March -02. April. Entry is free. Family programs, Easter egg exhibition, concerts, folk dance performances, craft workhops with traditional egg decorating techniques, cooking show await everyone at the nicely restored historic venue. Location-address: Várkert Bazár, Ybl Miklós tér, 2-6., Budapest 1013, district I. Getting there: tram 2 (Széchenyi István tér stop/at the Chain Bridge, then cross the…

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April 2018

Budapest 100, Celebration of 100-Year Old Buildings

April 21 - April 22

Date: 21 - 22. April, 2018. An open weekend for Budapest buildings that celebrate their 100th birthday in 2018. The Budapest 100 is one my favourite programs and I wish it would last more than just two days. This year you can pop again in some very unique buildings. Houses on the Danube river front will be in the focus over the 2 days. You can explore the many cultural and historic monuments located along the more than 4 km…

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May Day in Budapest

April 29 - May 1

Festivals, Things to Do Recommendations, 1st May/Labor Day May Day in Budapest used to be a major holiday of the Communist Party. Large processions followed by beer and frankfurter in the City Park marked 1st May a couple of decades ago. Today political parties still use May Day/Labor Day to advertise their programs and recruit followers, but luckily 1st May- Labor Day has become a family day with a range of festivals and programs in the capital, and other towns…

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May 2018

Gourmet Festival in Buda

May 17 - May 20

This year mangalica - the indigenous local pig - specialties and strawberry will be in the focus. Novelty that more children programs await families visiting the festival in 2018. Good to Know About the Gourmet Festival Date: 17 - 20. May 2018., Thursday-Sunday - Date is Not Official Yet! Opening Hours: 17. May/Thursday: 17.00 - 23.00, 18 - 20. May/Frid-Sat-Sun: 12.00 - 23.00 Venue: Millenáris Park, Buda Getting there: trams 4, 6, M2 metro Széll Kálmán tér stop - cc.…

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Belgian Beer Festival in Budapest Bálna

May 18 - May 20
poster of the Belgian Beer Festival Budapest 2015

Date: 18 - 20. May 2018. Date Is Not Official Yet! Venue: Whale/Bálna Building and Terraces Opening hours: Indoor. Fri: 17.00 - 23.00, Sat: 12.00 - 23.00, Sun: 12.00 - 22.00, Outdoor section in front the of the Bálna:  will be open 1 hour longer each day. Tickets: 3 700 HUF includes 4 glasses of beer (200ml) or 5 000 HUF (incl. 6 glasses of beer), and a special tasting glass The Belgian Beer Fest is getting more popular year…

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Eleven Spring Weekend Bartók Béla Boulevard

May 18 @ 4:00 pm - May 19 @ 8:00 pm

The rapidly developing Bartók Béla út (a road starting at Gellért Sqr. in Buda the  side, in district XI.), hosts the Eleven Spring Weekend (a word game on the district number XI. and the Hungarian meaning of eleven: energetic, lively) on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 06. and 08. May 2016. The programs of the 3-day festival will be themed around Portugal: its culture and gastronomy. The aim of the event is to bring more culture, designers, unique shops, and creativity…

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Museum Festival – May Day of Museums

May 19 - May 20

Date: May 19 - 20./Saturday-Sunday Venue: Hungarian National Museum and its neighbourhood, Múzeum körút 14-16. district VIII., trams 47, 49, M3 (blue) metro Kálvin tér station Opening Hours: 19. May/Satuday: museum garden. 9.00 - 22.00, museum: 10.00 - 22.00, 20. May/Sunday: museum garden: 9.00 - 22.00, museum: 10.00 - 18.00. You can visit around 120 museums in Budapest at one place, in the garden of th National Museum, and get an insight into their works, exhibitions and treasures. Admission is…

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June 2018

Festive Book Week – Ünnepi Könyvhét,

June 7 - June 11

Date: 07 - 11. June 2018. Date Is Not Finalized Yet! Venues Vörösmarty Square, downtown Budapest The 88th Festive Book Week takes place at the beginning of June at Vörösmarty Square (M1 underground, yellow metro line), Váci Street, and Deák Ferenc Street in Budapest city centre. Besides book discussions, dedications, there will be concerts, puppet show and a street carneval. Most programs take place at the Oroszlános kút (Lion Fountain) on Vörösmarty tér. Take a stroll on this central plaza…

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Czech Beer Festival in Budapest

June 8 - June 17

Date: 08. - 17. June 2018 Date Is Not Finalized Yet! Venue: WestEnd Shopping Center - Roof Terrace Getting There: M3 metro (blue line), trams 4 and 6, gett off at Nyugati tér stop Opening Hours: from 12.00 am Entry: free, Payment for beer/food: in cash The XI. Czech Beer Festival is a great opportunity to taste fine Czech beers and food. The venue is the spacious roof terrace of a centrally located shopping mall the WestEnd. Concerts and other…

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Budapest Summer Festival, June-July-August, 2018

June 9 - August 31
Concert at the Margaret Island open air stage Budapest Summer Festival

Concerts, Musicals, Theatre Performances Open-Air Stage & the Water Tower, Margaret Island The Budapest Summer Festival offers a wide range of cultural programs for the summer months beginning on 09. June at 20.00 with a free jubilee concert celebrating the 80th birthday of the festival. Then on 15. June, the National Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Carl Orff's Carmina Burana to officialy launch the 3-month event. Other highlights  of the program are The Great Gatsby Ballet performance (06, 07. July), by…

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Beer Festival in Budapest City Center

June 14 @ 3:00 pm - June 17 @ 11:00 pm

Taste Great Beers by Large Beer Makers, and Smaller Artisan Breweries! Date is Not Finalized Yet! The Beer Festival on Szabadság Square and the other, smaller festivals (Belgian Beer Festival, Czech Beer Festival) offer opportunity for beer lovers to taste the best beers made in Hungary and in other countries. Besides wine celebrated on the numerous wine festivals organized in Budapest throughout the year, beer, especially specialty beer made by small, craft breweries, has become more and more popular in…

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The Night of Museums Budapest

June 23 - June 24

Unique Exhibitions and Exciting Programs in Museums of Budapest Date: the night of  23 - 24 . June, 2018. Venues: Museums of Budapest Quick Links: Tickets - FREE Bus Lines - Children Programs Tickets: adult: 1 700 HUF, children (aged 6 - 18): 800 HUF, free for kids under 6 years of age. The ticket is an armband that you wear on your arm and show at the museum's entrance. You can participate in the programs on the night of…

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July 2018

Vajdahunyad Castle Summer Music Festival

July 2 - August 16

Dates Are Subject to Change! Dates: from 02. July till 16. August 2018., on Mondays and Thursdays Enjoy classical melodies on summer evenings in 2016 at Budapest's most romantic venues, the Vajdahunyad castle in City Park. Venue: City Park (Városliget-Vajdahunyadvár), M1 underground, Hősök tere stop The mock castle of Vajdahunyad in City Park hosts a series of classical music, klezmer, swing, and gypsy music concerts in the middle of summer. Concerts start at 20.30. Tickets cost 3 500 - 5…

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Evening Concerts in Budapest Zoo

July 4 - August 22

Date: 04. July till 22. August 2018., Concerts start at 20.30. The Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden hosts summer evening concerts each year. Jazz, klezmer, and other light music concerts welcome music lovers on Wednesday evenings, starting at 20.30 (gates open at 19.00 so you can take a stroll in the zoo before the performances with your ticket). Good music, exceptional setting, light summer breeze... what else do you need to have a memorable summer evening? Tickets seating tickets: 3…

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Budapest Wine Bar Tour

July 5 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
pouring a rose wine into a glass

Taste Local Wines, Meet the Wine Makers The 2018 Date is Not Finalized Yet! The second wine bar tour of Budapest takes place on 05. July, between 16.00 - 22.30. You can explore the the diverse world of local wines in nearly 30 bars and cafes in both sides of the river Danube. Besides drinking some splendid wines, you can also meet and chat with the wine makers. An awesome program for a summer evening! Tickets There is no entry…

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Red Bull Air Race Budapest

July 6 - July 7
red bull air race-in front of the Parliament

Date Is not Finalized Yet! The Red Bull Air Race, a dazzling air competition popular all over the world, comes back to Budapest city centre around the first weekend of July. If you're spending your vacation here at the time of the race you'll sure see the spectacular event over the river Danube between Elizabeth and Margaret Bridges: a central and scenic location for this amazing aerial performance. If you're a hardcore Red Bull Air race fan and only come…

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