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May 2020

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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August 2020

Sziget Festival, 05-11. August 2020

August 5, 2020 - August 11, 2020

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, 2020 - August 20, 2020

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, 2020 @ 10:00 am - August 20, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 10:00 am - August 22, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Budapest, Hungary
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 30, 2020 - September 7, 2020

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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