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March 2017

Spring & Easter Market at Vörösmarty Square

March 31 - April 30
Vörösmarty square and the Gerbaud cafe illuminated at night

The Budapest Spring Fair organized around Easter, 31. March and 30. April in 2017. 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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April 2017

Organ Concert in St. Stephen’s Basilica

April 27 @ 8:00 pm - 9:10 pm

Enjoy the excellent acoustics of St Stephen's Basilica on an organ concert performed by one of Hungary's most talented pipe organ players Kolos Kováts. The program includes a flute solo by Eleonóra Krusic a famous Hungarian flute player who regularly performs with other European orchestras. The concerts are held every Thursday at 20.00 from March till the end of December. Program of the Concert Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) - Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Concerto in D minor BWV 593…

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May Day in Budapest

April 30 - May 1
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Programs, 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 2017

Organ Concert in St. Stephen’s Basilica

May 4 @ 8:00 pm - 9:10 pm

Enjoy the excellent acoustics of St Stephen's Basilica on an organ concert performed by one of Hungary's most talented pipe organ players Kolos Kováts. The program includes a flute solo by Eleonóra Krusic a famous Hungarian flute player who regularly performs with other European orchestras. The concerts are held every Thursday at 20.00 from March till the end of December. Program of the Concert Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) - Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Concerto in D minor BWV 593…

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Eleven Spring Weekend Bartók Béla Boulevard

May 5 @ 4:00 pm - May 7 @ 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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Organ Concert in St. Stephen’s Basilica

May 11 @ 8:00 pm - 9:10 pm

Enjoy the excellent acoustics of St Stephen's Basilica on an organ concert performed by one of Hungary's most talented pipe organ players Kolos Kováts. The program includes a flute solo by Eleonóra Krusic a famous Hungarian flute player who regularly performs with other European orchestras. The concerts are held every Thursday at 20.00 from March till the end of December. Program of the Concert Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) - Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Concerto in D minor BWV 593…

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Gourmet Festival in Buda

May 18 - May 21
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Good to Know Information About the Gourmet Festival Date: 18 - 21. May 2017., Thursday-Sunday Opening Hours: 18. May/Thursday: 17.00 - 23.00, 19 - 21. May/Frid-Sat-Sun: 12.00 - 23.00 Venue: Millenáris Park, Buda, Getting there: trams 4, 6, M2 metro Széll Kálmán tér stop - cc. 5 minute walk from there. Other trams: 17, 56, 56A, 59, 61, Buses: 5, 16, 16A, 21, 21A, 22, 39, 91, 102, 116, 128, 129, 139, 149, 155, 156, Entry to the festival area:…

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Organ Concert in St. Stephen’s Basilica

May 18 @ 8:00 pm - 9:10 pm

Enjoy the excellent acoustics of St Stephen's Basilica on an organ concert performed by one of Hungary's most talented pipe organ players Kolos Kováts. The program includes a flute solo by Eleonóra Krusic a famous Hungarian flute player who regularly performs with other European orchestras. The concerts are held every Thursday at 20.00 from March till the end of December. Program of the Concert Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) - Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Concerto in D minor BWV 593…

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Belgian Beer Festival in Budapest Bálna

May 19 - May 21
poster of the Belgian Beer Festival Budapest 2015

Date: 19 - 21. May 2017. Venue: Whale/Bálna Building and Terraces Opening hours: Fri: 17.00 - 22.00, Sat: 11.00 - 22.00, Sun: 11.00 - 20.00 Tickets: 2 800 HUF includes 3 glasses of beer (200ml) or 4000 HUF (incl. 5 glasses of beer), and a special tasting glass The Belgian Beer Fest is getting more popular year by year. No wonder, the terrace along the riverside of the Bálna building is ideal for nursing a beer and enjoying the scenic…

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Museum Festival – May Day of Museums

May 20 - May 21
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Date: May 20-21./Saturday-Sunday, Date Is Not Official Yet! Venue: Hungarian National Museum and its neighbourhood, Múzeum körút 14-16. district VIII., trams 47, 49, M3 (blue) metro Kálvin tér station Opening Hours: 20. May/Satuday: museum garden. 9.00-22.00, museum: 10.00-22.00, 21. May/Sunday: museum garden: 9.00-22.00, museum: 10.00-18.00. You can visit around 100 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 free.…

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Organ Concert in St. Stephen’s Basilica

May 25 @ 8:00 pm - 9:10 pm

Enjoy the excellent acoustics of St Stephen's Basilica on an organ concert performed by one of Hungary's most talented pipe organ players Kolos Kováts. The program includes a flute solo by Eleonóra Krusic a famous Hungarian flute player who regularly performs with other European orchestras. The concerts are held every Thursday at 20.00 from March till the end of December. Program of the Concert Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) - Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Concerto in D minor BWV 593…

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June 2017

Beer Festival in Buda Castle

June 1 - June 4
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Taste Great Beers by Large Beer Makers, and Smaller Artisan Breweries! The Beer Festival in Buda Castle (moves to a new location in 2017) and the other, smaller festivals (Főzdefeszt Artisan Beer Festival, 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…

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Budapest Summer Festival

June 1 - August 31
Concert at the Margaret Island open air stage Budapest Summer Festival

June-July-August, 2017 - Concerts, Musicals, Theatrical Performances The Budapest Summer Festival offers a wide range of cultural programs for the summer months beginning on 10. June at 20.00 with an Opening Concert by the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra title Romantic Classics with, Chinese pianist Yuja Wang and conducted by Zoltán Kocsis. TIP: Two operas by Verdi, a classic ballet of the Romeo and Juliet, a tenor gala concert, a magic show, A. L. Weber's Evita are the highlights of this…

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Festive Book Week – Ünnepi Könyvhét,

June 8 - June 12
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Date: 08 - 12. June 2017. Venue: Vörösmarty Square, downtown Budapest The 87th 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 of the city and browse…

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Főzdefeszt Craft Beer Festival

June 9 - June 11
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The Market at Hold utca 13., district V., the 1st Location of the Show in Previous Year Date Is Not Finalized Yet   The Főzdefesz Craft Beer Festival is a unique beer festival where you can see and taste what the top new-wave beer makers and street food bars have to offer: more than 50 types of craft beer on tap, wines, coffee gourmet hamburger, hot-dog, gyros, grilled sausages, goulash, and other soups,…

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Czech Beer Festival in Budapest

June 23 - July 2
Városháza Park, Budapest, 1052 + Google Map
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Date: end of  June - beginning of July 2017, Date Is Not Official Yet! Venue: Dózsa György út 37., parking lot (Heroes' Sqr.) Opening Hours: Entry: free, Payment for beer/food: in cash The X. Czech Beer Festival is a great opportunity to taste fine Czech beers and food. Concerts and other cultural programs make the festival even more enjoyable in the summer heat. You can taste the following beer specialties made by micro breweries: Purkmistr, Kout na Šumavě,…

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The Night of Museums Budapest

June 24

Múzeumok Éjszakája - Explore Unique Exhibitions and Enjoy Exciting Programs in Museums of Budapest Date: 24. June, 2017. (Date Is Not Finalized Yet!) Venues: Museums of Budapest Tickets: adult: 1 500 HUF, children (aged 6-18): 600 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 24. June as well as…

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July 2017

Red Bull Air Race Budapest

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The Red Bull Air Race, a dazzling air competition popular all over the world, comes back to Budapest city centre on 01 - 02. July 2017. 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 to our city to watch…

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Vajdahunyad Castle Summer Music Festival

July 3 - August 3
Vajdahunyad Castle, Vajdahunyad vár
Budapest, 1146
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Dates: from 03. July till 03. August 2017., on Mondays and Thursdays (Dates Are Not Finalized Yet) 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 -…

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Music Evenings in Budapest Zoo

July 5 - August 23
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Date: 05. July till 23. August 2017., Concerts start at 20.30. Date is not Finalized yet! 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…

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