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June 2018

Budapest Summer Festival, June-July-August, 2018

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

A 3-month cultural festival on Margaret Island's Open-air stage and in Városmajor, Buda: concerts, musical, ballet, opera and performances for children. Kicks off on 09. June with Carl Orff's Carmina Burana by the National Philharmonics.

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Czech Beer Festival in Budapest

June 14 - June 28
a young man drawing beer into a plastic cup

Date Is Not Finalized Yet! Sample the best of Czech beers and food at a central location, the Roof Terrace of the WestEnd Shopping Mall (can be subject to change!). Concerts and other fun programs accompany the festival.

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The Night of Museums Budapest

June 23 - June 24

The Night of Museums is a great opportunity to explore the many museums and exhibition halls of Budapest over a night. Color-coded bus service helps you getting around (included in the ticket price).

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Red Bull Air Race Budapest

June 23 - June 24
red bull air race-in front of the Parliament

The amazing air show comes to Budapest on 23 - 24. June 2018. The race takes place right in the heart of the city over the Danube between Elizabeth Bridge and the Chain Bridge. You can view the breathtaking aerial performance from the banks of the river.

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July 2018

Vajdahunyad Castle Summer Music Festival

July 2 - August 2

Enjoy classical and light music concerts in Vajdahunyad Castle/City Park on summer evenings (Mondays and Thursdays). The series of concerts begins on 02. July 2018.

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Evening Concerts in Budapest Zoo

July 4 - August 22

Another great summer evening program in Budapest! The Zoo & Botanical garden hosts light music concerts on Wednesday evenings starting at 20.30. Before the concert you can take a walk in the zoo since the gate opens at 19.00.

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Budapest Wine Bar Tour

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

One of summer's greatest events is the Wine Bar Tour when you can hop from bar to bar and sample the best of Hungarian wines, talk to wine makers and soak up local viticulture.

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F1 Hungarian Grand Prix Budapest – Hungaroring

July 27 - July 29

The Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix is on the last weekend of July with the main race taking place on 29. July/Sunday. Read on to find information on tickets and how to get to the race venue, Mogyoród town.

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August 2018

Sziget Festival, 08-15. August 2018

August 8 - August 15

Sziget is the biggest festival in Budapest each August, this year for the 26th time. Concerts and many colourful programs await visitors on the Hajógyári Island in Óbuda during the 5 days of the event.

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Festival of Folk Arts (Mesterségek Ünnepe)

August 17 @ 10:00 am - August 20 @ 11:00 pm

The terraces of Buda Castle give home to this unique festival focusing on the rich folk craft heritage of Hungary. You can view folk craft masters working, participate in workshops, enjoy folk dance performances, buy the artifacts in the fair, and taste delicious local food and drinks.

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20. August-St. Stephen’s Day

August 18 - August 20

What Does Hungary Celebrate On August 20.? 20th August is St. Stephen’s Day in Hungary and it is a public holiday. We celebrate the foundation of the Hungarian state more than 1000 years ago. The new bread is blessed on this day too. Besides commemorations organized by political parties, countless programs await both locals and tourists all the day round including things to do for families with children. Festivities start on 20th August with the spectacular fireworks closing the holiday.…

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Street of Hungarian Flavours

August 19 @ 10:00 am - August 20 @ 10:00 pm
strudel and other pastries in wicker bowls

The Street of Hungarian Flavours festival offers a taste of local gastronomy for 2 days, 19 - 20. August, Saturday and Sunday. The event is in Buda, on the Upper Bank of the Danube between Várkert Bazaar and Szilágyi Dezső Square. Entry is free. Besides local delicacies, visitors can also try traditional Czech, Slovak, and Polish foods. Venue Between Castle Bazaar/Várkert and Szilágyi Dezső tér in Buda Entry: free ( you have to pay for food and drinks) Getting There…

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Budapest Fireworks Cruise with Dinner/Drinks, Aug 20.

August 20 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
fireworks in all colour, over the Danube the Chain Bridge, the Parliament

Watch the Show from a Boat on the Danube - The festive Fireworks Show takes place in Budapest on 20th August (St. Stephen's Day) every year, celebrating the foundation of the Hungarian state. The fireworks are one of the most awaited events of summer and many want to have a good spot on the banks of the Danube to enjoy the spectacular show that starts at 21.00. The best place to watch the show is from a ship on the…

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September 2018

Belgian Beer Festival in Budapest

September 1 - September 2
poster of the Belgian Beer Festival Budapest 2015

Date: 01 - 02. September 2018. The Whale's Terrace overlooking the Danube Venue: new location: Sörház utca 39., Budapest 1222. district XXII. Programs, additional information will be published soon. Opening hours: Indoor: 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 by year. No wonder, the terrace along the riverside of the Bálna building is ideal for…

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Jewish Cultural Festival Budapest

September 2 - September 13

A Multicultural Event with Exciting Programs The Jewish Cultural Festival in Budapest  is a great opportunity to find out everything about Hungarian Jewish culture. The Jews played an important part in Hungary’s history. The city’s Jewish community has started to reborn in the previous couple of years. The Great Synagogue in Budapest Dohány Street This cultural event reflects this ambition. The festival is organized by the Jewish Tourism and Cultural Centre. Come to the Hungarian capital at the end of…

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Budapest Wine Festival

September 6 - September 9
Buda royal palace during the wine festival.

Location: Buda Castle terraces The Budapest International Wine Festival is a great opportunity to taste award-winning Hungarian wines, and this year the best of Chilean wines and gastronomy. This is one of our most favourite festivals in Hungary which we try to visit each year. Even if you are not a wine lover you will find something that picks your interest: fine food - there's a gastro promenade offering quality streetfood and culinary specialties, concerts, cultural programs, children activities. Overall…

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National Gallop Budapest

September 14 - September 16

Nemzeti Vágta/National Gallop-An Equestrian Contest & Festival Venue: Andrassy Avenue and Heroes' Square, Budapest Admission free, grand stand tickets if you want to watch the race: 3.000 - 4.000 HUF The National Gallop is a celebration of Hungarian traditions and the countryside including traditional Hungarian horseback riding and hussar traditions. The event celebrate sits 10th anniversary in 2017. The main attraction of the event is the horse riding race to which any Hungarian citizen aged 18 and older can enter,…

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Sweet Days Chocolate Festival

September 14 - September 16

Venue: Szent István Square in front of the Basilica and Zrínyi Street Getting There: M1, M2 M3 metros) Deák Ferenc stop, tram 2 Eötvös tér or Széchenyi tér stops Opening Hours: Friday and Saturday: 10.00 - 23.00, Sunday: 10.00 - 20.00 Admission: FREE A great family program not just for lovers of chocolate. This festival moves to a new location in the city centre: Szent István Sqr. at the St. Stephen's Basilica and Zrínyi Street connecting the Basilica with the…

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Cultural Heritage Days in Budapest

September 15 - September 16

Venue: several places throughout Budapest, Admission: free The Cultural Heritage Days are part of the European Heritage Days. In Hungary it is usually organised on the 3rd weekend of September. Certain institutions and buildings otherwise closed for the public welcome visitors this weekend. Guides will introduce the history and characteristics of the buildings as well as the activities taking place inside. The event offers some programs in English if you wish to gain an insight in our city's past, architecture…

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Junibor Wine Festival

September 27 @ 4:00 pm - September 30 @ 11:30 pm

The Junibor Wine & Gastro Festival awaits visitors for the 5th time on Szt. István Square in front of Budapest's Basilica. Entry is free. Memebers of the Junibor Association - a guild of the young generation of Hungarian winemakers - will bring their best wines for tasting. Surrounded by the bustling city, tourists, wine lovers, locals and foreigners, but for this 4 days the Hungarian wines connect everyone on the grandest plaza of Budapest. 33 wine producers representing all of…

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