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June 2020

Budapest Summer Festival, June-July-August

June 6 - September 5
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 01. June with a symphonic concert.

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July 2020

Evening Concerts in Budapest Zoo

July 1 - August 12

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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Vajdahunyad Castle Summer Music Festival

July 5 - August 6

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 2020.

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August 2020

Sziget Festival, 05-11. August 2020

August 5 - August 11

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 18 - 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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Street of Hungarian Flavours

August 18 @ 10:00 am - August 20 @ 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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Festival of Folk Arts (Mesterségek Ünnepe)

August 19 @ 10:00 am - August 22 @ 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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Budapest Fireworks Cruise with Dinner/Drinks, Aug 20.

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

For a truly memorable experience enjoy the festive fireworks from a deck of a cruise boat moored on the Danube! Before the show have a delicious buffet dinner while the boat takes you on a sightseeing cruise.

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Jewish Cultural Festival Budapest

August 30 - September 7

Have a taste of Jewish culture in Budapest through concerts, theatre and gastronomy programs!

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September 2020

Beer Festival in Budapest City Center

September 1 @ 3:00 pm - September 6 @ 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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Budapest Wine Festival

September 10 - September 13
Buda royal palace during the wine festival.

Curious about Hungarian wines? The 4-day Wine Festival in Buda Castle is a wonderful event where you can sample wines from all over the country along with fabulous local food. Concerts, cultural programs acompany the festival.

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Sweet Days Chocolate Festival

September 11 - September 13

Chocolates, candies, ice cream, cakes and pastries take over the spacious plaza in front of St. Stephen's Basilica in the heart of Budapest in mid-September 2020! Workshops, baking shows entertain visitors on stages set up in the square.

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Cultural Heritage Days in Budapest

September 19 - September 20

Learn about Budapest's history and cultural heritage on organized, English language tours! Free concerts in some of the city's churches as part of the European Cultural Heritage Days series of events.

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October 2020

CAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival

October 2 - October 18

A range of programs for lovers of contemporary art: concerts, exhibitions, dance, theatre at 40 cultural venues in Budapest.

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OktoberFest Budapest 2020

October 2 - October 3

Enjoy local and international beers including many craft brews on the weekend-long OktoberFets in downtown Budapest! Concerts and good food ensure that you will have a wonderful time right in the heart of the city.

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National Gallop Budapest

October 10 - October 11

An equestrian festival shwocasing horsemanship traditions in Hungary! The series of exciting horse racing events will take place at the city's famous landmark, Heroes's Square.

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October 23rd 1956 Revolution

October 23 - October 26

23rd October is one of the most important National Days in Hungary. It marks the day when the Budapest people lead by university students protested against the Russian communist regime. Fighst broke out on the streets and the uprising ended in bloodbath. Memorial ceremonies are held at several venues in the city.

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November 2020

Christmas Fair and Winter Festival at Vörösmarty Sqr.

November 6, 2020 - January 1, 2021
Wooden cottage at the Christmas Fair

Visiting Budapest's official Christmas Market at Vörösmarty Square is a must if you wish to see one of Europe's top festive winter faira. You can enjoy delicious local food and beverages, concerts, children activities and browse among the booths packed with genuine handcrafted products.

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Advent & Winter Festival in Városháza Park, Downtown Budapest

November 20 - December 23
Green cardboard Xmas tree installations

A Christmas & Winter Festival in the centre of the city in Városháza Park awaiting visitors with family programs and concerts till 28. December 2020.

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Christmas Market By Budapest Basilica

November 20, 2020 @ 11:30 am - January 1, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
fornt view of the Basilica at night with a red-lighted Christmas tree on the square

A fairy-tale like Advent Fair and Festival right in front of St. Stephen's Basilica in the city centre between 20. Nov 2020 - 01. January 2021. Tasty food, a wide range of drinks, concerts a small ice rink and visual painting on the facade of the church every evening.

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