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July 2017

Titanic Exhibition in Budapest

July 20 @ 10:00 am - December 31 @ 8:00 pm

The Titanic Exhibition is in Budapest till 31. December 2017. Plenty of artifacts rescued from the wreck, historical records and information, a film screening sheds light on the fate of the tragic ocean liner. An audio guide in English, Hungarian, German, Czech and Slovak languages provides information on the objects on display as well as historical background of the era. Quick Links: Location -  Opening Hours - Tickets-Weekdays -Tickets-Weekend - Why Visit? - Best Time To Visit…

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October 2017

CAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival

October 6 - October 22

For Contemporary Art Fans Budapest is a Festival City. Every season has its own festival so visitors to the Hungarian capital always have plenty of cultural programs to choose from. The Café Budapest Contemporary Art Festival (previously known as Budapest Autumn Festival) takes place between 06 - 22. October, 2017. The more than two-week event will be focusing on Béla Bartók Hungarian-born composer whose work and life are a source of inspiration for many local and international artists. Israel, Jewish…

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October 23rd 1956 Revolution

October 20 - October 23

October 23rd marks the day of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. It is a National Holiday when commemorations take place in Budapest and Hungary. It was a revolution against the Stalinist, communist regime and Soviet oppression that was beaten down by the Russian army. The Hungarian revolution of 1956 is one of the most significant events of the country's 20th century history. Note: October 23rd  is a public holiday in Hungary so shops, restaurants, public institutions…

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Celebrate Halloween in Budapest!

October 27 - November 1

Festivals, Parties, Programs Although it is not a Hungarian holiday, celebrating Halloween is becoming more and more popular in Budapest and other parts of the country. So if you happen to be here around the end of October-beginning of November and can't live without all things Halloween, here are some tips on parties, festivals and other events. TIP: If you want to celebrate the event like Hungarians do see the background information on All Saints Day/Mindenszentek on 01. November down…

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November 2017

Budapest Christmas Fair and Winter Festival

November 10 - December 31
Wooden cottage at the Christmas Fair

Visit the Budapest Christmas Fair and Winter Festival on Vörösmarty Square if you want to buy something unique and original for your loved ones The lovely plaza in the heart of the city turns into a festive market place from 10. November till 31. December. The location is ideal; the Square is in the heart of the city at the end of Váci utca, right in front of the prestigious Gerbeaud Coffee House. Cottage-style wooden stalls and two outdoor stages…

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Advent & Winter Festival in Városháza Park, Downtown Budapest

November 16 - December 27
Green cardboard Xmas tree installations

Location & Getting There: Városháza Park, city centre (a 2-minute walk from Deák Ferenc metro station and tram termini: M1, M2, M3 underground lines, trams 47 and 49). You can also get there by buses No. 9, 15, 105: get off at Deák F. tér stop. Opening Hours Craft Fair: Mon - Thurs & Sun: 10.00 - 20.00, Fri & Sat: 10.00 - 21.00, 24. December: 10.00 - 14.00, 25 - 26. December: 12.00 - 18.00 Entry: free exc.…

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Advent in Óbuda

November 23 - December 16

Advent Festival on Fő tér (Main Square) The Main Square and the neighbouring area of Óbuda hosts festive programs on the four weekends of Advent: concerts, puppet shows, ice rink, and handicrafts market offer entertainment for the whole family. A tall Christmas tree and the life-size nativity scene, workshops, and local gastronomy create a special pre-Christmas atmosphere. Getting there: By tram 1 and get off at Szentlélek tér stop By M3, blue metro, get off at Árpád híd station, from…

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Christmas Market By Budapest Basilica

November 24 @ 11:30 am - December 31 @ 8:00 pm
fornt view of the Basilica at night with a red-lighted Christmas tree on the square

The Christmas Market and Advent Feast by the Basilica of Budapest is one of the most popular holiday-welcoming event in the city. The most prestigious church of the country lends a fitting backdrop to the festival that starts on 24. November 2017. Quick Links: Location - Opening Hours - Ice Rink - Programs - Food & Drinks On top of the ample choice of food and drinks, a nice selection of quality, handmade products an ice rink, light paining…

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December 2017

Christmas in Budapest

December 24 - December 26

See How Hungarians Prepare for Christmas in Budapest Are you planning to celebrate Christmas in Budapest this year? Andrássy avenue at Christmas Find some things to do suggestions, information about opening hours, public transport and some interesting Hungarian Christmas traditions. Quick Links: TIP: Christmas Cruises - Christmas Concerts - Festive Markets - Gala Concert of the 100-Member Gypsy Orchestra - Hotels in Budapest - Opening Hours at Christmas - Public Transport During the Holiday…

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New Year Concert of the 100-Member Gipsy Orchestra

December 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Music and Wine See the famous Hundred Member Gipsy Orchestra perform live in the Budapest Congress Center on 30. December, 2017. at 18.00. Date: 30. December 2017., at 18.00 Venue: Budapest Congress Center, Jagelló út 1-3., Budapest 1213, district XII. Tickets in Various Categories concert + wine tasting + dinner + folk show: 120 EUR, (seating is at 8-person tables on the ground floor) concert + wine tasting + snack + folk show: 68 EUR, (seating is at…

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New Year in Budapest, 31. December 2017 – 01. January 2018.

December 31, 2017 - January 1, 2018
New Years Eve boat party on the Danube

New Year's Eve and New Year's Day Programs If you plan to celebrate New Year in Budapest you won't be bored. You can pick from plenty of programs from upscale balls to local house parties. Let's not forget the spectacular fireworks at midnight! Hungarians are very good at partying. We're people who look for every occasion to eat and drink well. One of these special occasions is the last day of the year, Szilveszter in our language. People start preparing…

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Budapest New Year’s Eve Cruise Party 2017/18

December 31, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - January 1, 2018 @ 1:00 am

Spend the last evening of the year on a romantic New Year's Eve Party in Budapest. The elegant Millennium ship on the Danube will host this upscale party that will take you on a night cruise on the river, where you can: admire the wonderful view of illuminated Budapest, enjoy a fine 5-course buffet dinner with 3 menu options (red meat, poultry and vegetarian), sip delightful local wines, champagne or other drink (unlimited consumption from the open bar), second…

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February 2018

Mangalica Festival Budapest

February 9, 2018 - February 11, 2018

The Mangalica Festival on 09 - 11. February, 2018. launches the series of gastro festivals held yearly in Budapest. The festival's locale is Szabadság tér near the Parliament in the city centre, easily aacessible by tram or metro. Admission is free. Quick Links: General Info - Detailed Program - Street Food - Exhibitors - Photos Since we love mangalica meat and sausage, we drop by the festival each year to taste and stock up on mangalica goodies and usually stick…

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Valentine’s Day Budapest 2018.

February 14, 2018

Program Tips for a Romantic Day Valentine's day in Budapest (Bálint nap in Hungarian traditions) - we have some great romantic things to do ideas in store for you and your loved one to make 14th February a truly memorable day. Quick Links: Valentine's Day Accommodation Offers - TIP: Valentine's Day Cruise with Dinner - Romantic 3-in-1 Program - Hungarian Nights in ARAZ Restaurant - Thermal Baths, Pampering Massages - Day Spa Recommendations - TIP: Wine Tasting - Romantic Train Journey…

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March 2018

15th March-Revolution Day-Programs in Budapest

March 14, 2018 - March 15, 2018
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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Budapest Spring Festival (Budapesti Tavaszi Fesztivál)

March 30, 2018 - April 22, 2018
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. One of the the biggest name of the 2017 festival is John Malkovich performing in the Just Call Me God: A dictator's final speech theatre and music production. Other performers in 2017 include: Georg Baselitz, Gyenyisz Macujev, Daniele Gatti and the Komische Oper Berlin …

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Easter in Budapest

March 30, 2018 - April 2, 2018
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 Easter city break to Budapest well, so that you can get the most of your time. See our things to do tips below and some useful information about public transport, opening hours and the weather around the holiday. TIP: Danube Cruise with Dinner at Easter - Spring…

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Spring & Easter Market at Vörösmarty Square

March 30, 2018 - April 29, 2018
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…

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Easter in Várkert Bazaar Budapest

March 31, 2018 @ 11:00 am - April 2, 2018 @ 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…

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April 2018

Budapest 100, Celebration of 100-Year Old Buildings

April 21, 2018 - April 22, 2018

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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