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May 2017

Organ Concert in St. Stephen’s Basilica

May 4, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:10 pm

Enjoy the excellent acoustics of St Stephen's Basilica on an organ concert performed by one of Hungary's most talented pipe organ players Kolos Kováts. The program includes a flute solo by Eleonóra Krusic a famous Hungarian flute player who regularly performs with other European orchestras. The concerts are held every Thursday at 20.00 from March till the end of December. Program of the Concert Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) - Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Concerto in D minor BWV 593 (Allegro, Adagio,…

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Hungarian Folk Show

May 10, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:45 pm

The best way to get acquainted with Hungarian culture is to visit the spectacular folk programs in downtown Budapest performed by the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble, the Danube Folk Ensemble, and the Rajkó Folk Ensemble. Program starts at 20:00, and consists of two 40-45-minute sessions, with a break in between. Venue The performances are held in the elegant theatre hall of the historic Danube Palace (Pest city centre, Zrínyi utca 5.). Tickets in 4 Categories Tickets are available in 3…

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Organ Concert in St. Stephen’s Basilica

May 18, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:10 pm

Enjoy the excellent acoustics of St Stephen's Basilica on an organ concert performed by one of Hungary's most talented pipe organ players Kolos Kováts. The program includes a flute solo by Eleonóra Krusic a famous Hungarian flute player who regularly performs with other European orchestras. The concerts are held every Thursday at 20.00 from March till the end of December. Program of the Concert Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) - Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Concerto in D minor BWV 593 (Allegro, Adagio,…

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July 2017

Titanic Exhibition in Budapest

July 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am - January 14, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

The Titanic Exhibition is in Budapest till 14. January 2018. Plenty of artifacts rescued from the wreck, historical records and information, a film screening sheds light on the fate of the tragic ocean liner. An audio guide in English, Hungarian, German, Czech and Slovak languages provides information on the objects on display as well as historical background of the era. Quick Links: Location -  Opening Hours - Tickets-Weekdays -Tickets-Weekend - Why Visit? - Best Time To Visit - Favourite Moments…

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September 2017

Pálinka Festival Budapest, CANCELLED!

September 21, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - September 24, 2017 @ 10:00 pm

CANCELLED DUE TO TECHNICAL PROBLEMS! Venue: Millenáris Park, district II., Buda, Getting there: tram 4, 6 Széna tér stop, M2 metro Széll Kálmán tér station, a 5-minute walk from both stops Opening hours: Thursday: 14.00-24.00, Friday: 14.00-01.00, Saturday: 12.00-01.00 Entry: free Payment for drinks and food is with the Hellopay electronic card to wich your can top up money with cash or credit/debit card (2 % transaction fee is charged). You can get your Hellopay card at several points in…

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July 2018

Budapest Wine Bar Tour

July 5, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
pouring a rose wine into a glass

One of summer's greatest events is the Wine Bar Tour when you can hop from bar to bar and sample the best of Hungarian wines, talk to wine makers and soak up local viticulture.

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September 2018

Belgian Beer Festival in Budapest

September 1, 2018 - September 2, 2018
poster of the Belgian Beer Festival Budapest 2015

Date: 01 - 02. September 2018. The Whale's Terrace overlooking the Danube Venue: new location: Sörház utca 39., Budapest 1222. district XXII. Programs, additional information will be published soon. Opening hours: Indoor: Tickets 3 700 HUF includes 4 glasses of beer (200ml) or 5 000 HUF (incl. 6 glasses of beer), and a special tasting glass The Belgian Beer Fest is getting more popular year by year. No wonder, the terrace along the riverside of the Bálna building is ideal for…

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October 2018

CAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival

October 5, 2018 - October 21, 2018

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 and international artists. Israel, Jewish…

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April 2019

Budapest Spring Festival (Budapesti Tavaszi Fesztivál)

April 5 - April 22
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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International Book Festival Budapest

April 25 - April 28

Venue: Millenáris, Kis Rókus u. 16-20., Buda, district II., tram 6/M2 (red) metro line Dates and Opening Hours: 25. April 12.00 - 19.00 26. April 10.00 - 19.00 27. April 10.00 - 20.00 28. April 10.00 - 19.00 Entry: Free Event website A great festival for book lovers. Besides being an ideal place to get both newly published and older books at discount price, the festival offers a wide palette of programs (discussions, book signings, reading sessions etc.). You can…

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May 2019

Gourmet Festival in Buda

May 16 - May 19

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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Museum Festival – May Day of Museums

May 18 - May 19

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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Budapest Folk Festival

May 22 @ 6:30 pm - May 25 @ 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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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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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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Festive Book Week – Ünnepi Könyvhét,

June 13 - June 17

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 19 - June 23
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

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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