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June 2020

The Night of Museums Budapest

June 20 - June 21

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 - 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 2019.

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Red Bull Air Race Budapest

July 11 - July 12
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 - August 2

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 - 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

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 - 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 2020

Budapest Wine Festival

September 3 - September 6
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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Sweet Days Chocolate Festival

September 11 - September 13

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: 13 - 14. Sept, Friday and Saturday: 10.00 - 23.00, 15. Sept, Sunday: 10.00 - 21.00 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…

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Cultural Heritage Days in Budapest

September 19 - September 20

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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October 2020

CAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival

October 2 - October 18

Date Is Not Official Yet! For Contemporary Art Fans Budapest is a Festival City. Every season has its own festival so visitors to the Hungarian capital always have plenty of cultural programs to choose from. The Café Budapest Contemporary Art Festival (previously known as Budapest Autumn Festival) takes place between 05 - 21. October, 2018. The more than two-week event will be focusing on Béla Bartók Hungarian-born composer whose work and life are a source of inspiration for many local…

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OktoberFest Budapest 2019

October 2 - October 3

Date Is Not Official Yet! A Beer Festival with Family Programs Beer lovers cannot complain of lack of beer festivals in Budapest. After the Downtown Beer Festival, Czech and  the city gets its own Oktoberfestat the Fröccterasz-Télikert, right next to Erzsébet Square downtown Budapest. The best craft breweries from Hungary, Bavaria and other countries will be present on the two-day event offering a choice of 300 beers. FREE Entry with a gratis Oktoberfest mug! The night programs starting after 23.00…

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National Gallop Budapest

October 17 - October 18

Date Is Not Official Yet! Nemzeti Vágta/National Gallop-An Equestrian Contest & Festival Venue: 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.…

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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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