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April 2020

Budapest Spring Festival (Budapesti Tavaszi Fesztivál)

April 3, 2020 - April 20, 2020
the red and white logo of the spring fest with the date displayed

The Spring Festival is a nearly 4-week long cultural festival with 120 programs at 40 Budapest venues. The varied program offers orchestra and chamber concerts, opera performances, ballet, jazz, exhibitions including many free events. It's one of Europe's largest cultural festival featuring numerous international artists year by year.

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Easter in Budapest (Húsvét)

April 10, 2020 - April 13, 2020
three colorful painted easter eggs

Find out what you can do in Budapest at Easter! Festivals, popular attractions, family programs, things to do recommendations for the Easter weekend so that you can plan your vacation well. You can also learn about some local Easter traditions.

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Easter in Várkert Bazaar Budapest

April 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - April 13, 2020 @ 9:00 pm
colonnaded walkway in the castle bazaar

The Várkert Bazaar at the foot of Buda Castle hosts a 3-day festival with colorful programs between Holy Saturday and Easter Monday. Expect craft workshops and shows evoking Easter traditions, concerts, street food, exhibitions and lots of kids' programs. Admission is free. Address: Ybl Miklós tér, 2-6., Budapest 1013, district I.

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May Day in Budapest

April 30, 2020 - 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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May 2020

Budapest 100, Celebration of 100-Year Old Buildings

May 2, 2020 - May 3, 2020

The Budapest 100 is a 2-day celebration of buildings in Budapest that turn their 100th birthday in 2019. This year the event's motto is "In the Footsteps of Bauhaurs" so you can, view exhibitions, visit houses built in the style and join many other events and programs over the two days.

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Budapest Folk Festival

May 20, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - May 23, 2020 @ 12:00 am
a couple of dancers on a folk dance house event

A festival dedicated to folk music and dancing with programs at four venues across Budapest.

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Gourmet Festival in Buda

May 21, 2020 - May 24, 2020

The largest gastro festival of Hungary is held in the Millenaris Park in Buda. This is the place where you can taste the best of local cuisine since many restaurants, Budapest's fine dining places, street food bars, cake shops will be present. International chef stars, show cooking, and children programs are the additional highlights of the Gourmet Festival.

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Downtown Budapest Festival

May 22, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - May 24, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
people listening to a concert at the interactive fountain, Szabadsag Sqr.

Note: Date is Not Official Yet! Budapest's city centre regularly gives home to a 3 day festival with concerts, good food and drinks. This year the event is held over the last weekend of May at 5 central venues. On 26, May, Sunday the park at Szabadság tér give shome to family programs focusing on children activities since it will be International Children's Day. The Gastronomy Programs in the Downtown Market Hall (Belvárosi Piac will take place on 25 -…

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Museum Festival – May Day of Museums

May 23, 2020 - May 24, 2020

You can get to know around 120 museums - from Budapest and other parts of Hungary - at one place, in the garden of the Hungarian National Museum. A series of exciting activities and programs welcome visitors. Family friendly!

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Eleven Spring Weekend Bartók Béla Boulevard

May 28, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - May 31, 2020 @ 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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Pentecost/Whit Sunday Programs in Budapest

May 30, 2020 - June 1, 2020
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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June 2020

Beer Festival in Budapest City Center

June 3, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - June 8, 2020 @ 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 Summer Festival, June-July-August

June 6, 2020 - September 5, 2020
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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Festive Book Week – Ünnepi Könyvhét,

June 11, 2020 - June 15, 2020

An event celebrating books and all things related to them along the Danube Promenade downtown Budapest. Besides books, you can enjoy street carneval and concerts.

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Czech Beer Festival in Budapest

June 17, 2020 - June 21, 2020
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 20, 2020 - June 21, 2020

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 2020

Evening Concerts in Budapest Zoo

July 1, 2020 - August 12, 2020

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, 2020 - August 6, 2020

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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Red Bull Air Race Budapest

July 11, 2020 - July 12, 2020
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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F1 Hungarian Grand Prix Budapest – Hungaroring

July 30, 2020 - August 2, 2020

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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