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May 2019

May Day in Budapest

May 8, 2019 - May 2, 2020

1st May/Labor Day is a public holiday in Hungary. May Day festivals, a race car and air show, family programs take place at various venues in Budapest.

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Eleven Spring Weekend Bartók Béla Boulevard

May 30 @ 4:00 pm - June 2 @ 8:00 pm

An awesome spring street festival on Budapest's up-and-coming boulevard: Bartók Béla út near Gellért Hill in Buda. Programs cover concerts, exhibitions, foodie and wine events, design and craft fair.

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June 2019

Beer Festival in Budapest City Center

June 5 @ 3:00 pm - June 10 @ 11:00 pm

A 5-day festival dedicated to the best Hungarian and international beers, at Szabadság Square downtown Budapest. You can taste 250 beers including craft brews and beers by large breweries. Street food, beer premiers, concerts, cheerful atmosphere in a city centre park are the additional highlights of the festival.

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Festive Book Week – Ünnepi Könyvhét,

June 6 - June 10

Date Is Not Finalized Yet! An event celebrating books and all things related to them, on Vörösmarty Square, downtown Budapest. Besides books, you can enjoy street carneval and concerts.

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Budapest Summer Festival, June-July-August

June 8 - August 30
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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Pentecost/Whit Sunday Programs in Budapest

June 8 - June 9
folk dancers around a wooden tree of life

Browse our program redommendations for Pentecost Sunday and Monday (public holidays in Hungary). You can go to a couple of festivals in the city centre that strive to preserve the folk traditions related to this important Christian holiday.

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Czech Beer Festival in Budapest

June 13 - June 27
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 22 - June 23

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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July 2019

Vajdahunyad Castle Summer Music Festival

July 1 - August 1

Enjoy classical and light music concerts in Vajdahunyad Castle/City Park on summer evenings (Mondays and Thursdays). The series of concerts begins on 01. July 2019.

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Evening Concerts in Budapest Zoo

July 3 - August 21

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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Red Bull Air Race Budapest

July 13 - July 14
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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August 2019

F1 Hungarian Grand Prix Budapest – Hungaroring

August 2 - August 4

The Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix is on the first weekend of August with the main race taking place on 04. Aug/Sunday. Read on to find information on tickets and how to get to the race venue, Mogyoród town.

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Sziget Festival, 07-14. August 2019

August 7 - August 14

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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20. August-St. Stephen’s Day

August 17 - August 20

August 20th is one of the most important national holidays in Hungary. We celebrate the foundation of the state by the nation's first king, St. Stephen. Celebrations take place at the Parliament, and the riverbanks in both Buda and Pest. The highlight of the day is an impressive fireworks launched from ships on the Danube.

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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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Street of Hungarian Flavours

August 17 @ 10:00 am - August 19 @ 10:00 pm
strudel and other pastries in wicker bowls

The 3-day gastro festival is part of the August 20th National Day celebrations. Visitors can taste local food, the new bread, and Hungary's Birthday Cake. Concerts and other programs accompany the event at nearby venues.

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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 river…

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Jewish Cultural Festival Budapest

August 31 - September 7

Date Is Not Official Yet! 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…

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September 2019

Budapest Wine Festival

September 5 - September 8
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 13 - September 15

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 main attraction of the event is the horse riding race to which any Hungarian citizen aged 18 and older can enter, male or female without weight limitations. Each year…

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