31 May – 02 June 2019, Budapest, City Park
The number of people who meet in the City Park to welcome the upcoming summer while trying various dishes and a few glasses of wine in a youthful family atmosphere has been growing year by year. On its way to become a tradition, the event features colourful entertainment and plenty of delicacies paired with your wine.
16-19 May 2019, Budapest, Millenary Park
Representing the essence of Hungary’s now booming gastro culture, Gourmet Festival hosts the country’s best restaurants, wineries and gourmet shops. Eating your way through delicacies, you are going to be bound to redefine your idea of Hungarian cuisine.
12-14 April 2019, Gyula
The three-day festival is one of the biggest gastronomical events of the Southern Great Plain, which attracts thousands of visitors year by year. Pálinka-contest, the procession of Pálinka-orders and tasting programs highlight the noble Hungaricum and besides, concerts, exhibitions and further programs ensure the amusement.
20-22 April 2019, Hollókő
A UNESCO World Heritage site since 1987, this small village in Northern Hungary is famous for its authentic traditions that still play a central role in the villagers’ culture. Painting red coloured Easter eggs, trying out Easter sprinkling with bucketfuls of water, and exploring the mysteries of local craftsmen are just a few of those activities that wait for you while you taste your way through the specialities of the region.
28 February – 05 March 2019, Mohács
These traditional festivities, having been inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of the UNESCO, are real delicacies of the carnival season. Hungary’s greatest folklore festival, truly deserving international fame, is about busós scaring away winter, an experience to remember for children as well as for adults. The climax of the event is the parade of busós wearing costumes and masks following traditions dating back several centuries.
17–25 February 2019, MOMKult/Academy of Music/MÜPA
Founded by Liszt Ferenc-award-winning pianist János Balázs, the festival aims to preserve and promote the oeuvre and legacy of world-renowned Hungarian virtuoso pianist György Cziffra in a way worthy of his genius. As Cziffra was known for reaching out to young talents, shooting stars of the new generation will play a key role in this series of events.
5–22 April 2019, at flagship arts venues in Budapest
Since it was founded decades ago, the Budapest Spring Festival known and respected worldwide has been considered one of Hungary’s greatest cultural festivities. The festival offers a selection of pop and classical music concerts, plays, movie screenings and additional colourful events for domestic and foreign visitors alike.
13-14 April 2019, Budapest
Be part of the biggest spring running race of Budapest, accompanied by thousands of cheerful runners! The event was launched in 1986 in Italy with the motto: “Long live the city! Love the city!” The main race is the half marathon, but there is an opportunity to go on 10km, 7km or on family distance.
14–23 June 2019, Miskolc
The festival was founded in 2001 with the intention to actively engage the Miskolc region in the international music scene, and also to cultivate the work of Béla Bartók, the outstanding composer. Since then, the event has become one of the most prominent opera festivals in East-Central Europe featuring the most accomplished opera stars and companies from Europe.
8 September 2019, Budapest
Marking the beginning of the autumn season, the Wizz Air Budapest Half Marathon is visited by people from around 80 different countries each year. Colourful events and a course meandering through World Heritage Sites further boost the popularity of the run. Get through the 21 km individually or in a team of two or three.
28-29 September 2019, Budapest
Choose a distance that suits you and be one of the nearly 30,000 participants who join the SPAR Budapest Marathon® Festival. Run the official distance of 42.195 kilometres individually, with your partner, or in a four-member relay team. As an alternative, you are offered to discover the city taking a 30 or 10 kilometres long route.