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September 2018

Junibor Wine Festival

September 27, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - September 30, 2018 @ 11:30 pm

The Junibor Wine & Gastro Festival awaits visitors for the 5th time on Szt. István Square in front of Budapest's Basilica. Entry is free. Memebers of the Junibor Association - a guild of the young generation of Hungarian winemakers - will bring their best wines for tasting. Surrounded by the bustling city, tourists, wine lovers, locals and foreigners, but for this 4 days the Hungarian wines connect everyone on the grandest plaza of Budapest. 33 wine producers representing all of…

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October 2019

Celebrate Halloween in Budapest!

October 25, 2019 - November 2, 2019

Festivals, Parties, Programs Although it is not a Hungarian holiday, celebrating Halloween is becoming more and more popular in Budapest and other parts of the country. So if you happen to be here around the end of October-beginning of November and can't live without all things Halloween, here are some tips on parties, festivals and other events. Quick Links: Festivals - Halloween Pub Crawl - Halloween Cruise Party - The Labyrinth - More Parties - Cafes, Restaurants TIP: If you…

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March 2020

15th March-Revolution Day-Programs in Budapest

March 14 - March 15
Budapest, Hungary
Celebrations at the Hungarian National Museum on 15. March

15. March is one of the most important National Days in Hungary and a public holiday when most shops, markets, services are closed. We remember the 1848 revolution against the Austrian rule and the following War of Independence that ended in 1849. Commemorations take place at numerous venues in the city.

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April 2020

Budapest Spring Festival (Budapesti Tavaszi Fesztivál)

April 3 - April 20
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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Spring & Easter Market in Budapest

April 3 - April 26
Vörösmarty square and the Gerbaud cafe illuminated at night

The Spring Festival on Vörösmarty Square is held around Easter. In 2020 it welcomes visitors from 03. April with genuine handcrafted products, local gastronomy, craft workshops for children, concerts, and dance performances. A must-do program if you come to Budapest in spring!

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Easter in Budapest (Húsvét)

April 10 - April 13
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 @ 10:00 am - April 13 @ 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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International Book Festival Budapest

April 23 - April 26

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 Day in Budapest

April 30 - May 2

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 - May 3

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 @ 6:30 pm - May 23 @ 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 - May 24

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

CANCELLED Due to Covid-19! 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 - 26. may,…

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Museum Festival – May Day of Museums

May 23 - May 24

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 @ 4:00 pm - May 31 @ 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 - June 1
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

Festive Book Week – Ünnepi Könyvhét,

June 11 - June 15

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 24 - June 28
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 27 - June 28

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

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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