Our periodical programs
15 August 2018, 7:30 Pm, Papp László Budapest Sportarena
In 1997 in the Royal Albert Hall in London, Helfgott played the Rachmaninov Third to a capacity crowd and received a thunderous standing ovation. The musical wonder will be on stage again this year. You can expect gorgeous music from a genius artist whose talent and individuality, and sorely tried life is considered a miracle. David Helfgott will be accompanied by the Art Anzix Symphonic Orchestra.
23-26 August 2018, Szombathely
Featuring more than 200 shows from the world of music, theatre and gastronomy, the Savaria Historical Carnival is the greatest historically based total arts festival in Central Europe that provides high-quality entertainment for everyone. The event chooses to focus on the ancient traditions and the historical past of this Roman city and is committed to upholding traditions by doing so.
9 September 2018, 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.
10 September 2018, 8 Pm, Papp László Budapest Sportarena
With 30 million copies of its albums sold, 160 certified gold and platinum hits in 33 different countries, the world-renowned quartet is a true master of blending classical tunes with themes from various musical genres such as pop or sacred music. Timeless, their latest release, is full of heat, passion, sensuality and love, just like Il Divo’s four singers themselves.
13–16 September 2018, Szekszárd
The Szekszárd Harvest Days Festival is one of the greatest events of the region and a true multi-arts festival. In addition to checking out the best wineries of the region, participating in wine tastings and wine seminars, you can explore the gastronomy of the “Street of Flavours”, go to colourful concerts, and take part in the harvest parade where the “Best Dancing Couple of the Harvest” is going to be chosen as well.
14–16 September 2018, Heroes' Square, Budapest
Ten years, four continents, 20 countries, 400 cities and towns, nearly 300 jockeys and 100 young hussars – these are just a few numbers that describe the National Gallop, Hungary’s greatest horsing event, which has become a tradition by now. Be part of this unique experience, where the best horsemen cross swords with one another in Heroes’ Square, a fabulous UNESCO World Heritage site.
28–30 September 2018, Károlyi Château, Fehérvárcsurgó
This year marks the 9th edition of this annual meeting of string quartets in the fabulous château of Fehérvárcsurgó, a true gem of Fejér County. In addition to Hungarian artists, French and Austrian musicians will also perform at the festival where students will entertain visitors during the day. Accompanying the event, a traditional musical instruments exhibition will be open to the public as well.
5–7 October 2018, Tokaj
Tokaj, the centre of the Tokaj-Hegyalja wine region, has been holding a grapes and wine festival since 1932 with activities for adults and children alike. The programme includes a cooking contest, a harvest parade, various concerts, traditional festivities, and the inevitable wine tasting as well.
5–21 October 2018, Budapest
With its 27th edition, CAFe Budapest will again be focused on contemporary arts for 17 days, including classical, pop and jazz music, dance and theatrical shows and fine arts. The theme of this year’s festival will be the works of Béla Bartók as well as the arts of the Baltic states. As in previous years, several different venues were chosen to host the selection of events of 2018’s CAFe Budapest, such as the Müpa, the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, the Castle Garden Bazaar, the Vigadó Concert Hall and the Uránia National Movie Theatre.
7 October 2018, 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.
19–21 October 2018, Balatonfüred
The Harvest Days Festival is a great opportunity to taste some of the best wines in the “Hungarian sea” region. After attending a series of gigs and shows, you may enjoy the parade – the highlight of the festival – featuring wine orders, horse-drawn carriages, hussars, majorettes, and a large crowd marching through the city, accompanied by a brass band.
10–11 November 2018, Hungarian Open Air Museum, Szentendre
St. Martin's Day has been one of the most important days in folk calendars: it marks the end of farm works and the economic year, but it is also seen as the day when women moved their work indoors. The day is commonly associated with eating goose and traditionally the first day when the new wine can be tasted to ensure prosperity for next year as well. The Hungarian Open Air Museum in Szentendre welcomes visitors each year with a selection of delicacies, craftsmen, folk music, folk dance shows and an amazing atmosphere.
19 December 2018, 7:30 PM, Papp László Budapest Sportarena
After a number of performances in Budapest before, José Carreras returns to the Hungarian capital this December with an intimate and exclusive gala concert for the holidays. Being the recipient of numerous awards and distinctions for both his artistic and humanitarian work, Carreras is undoubtedly one of the most famous and excellent tenors of our time. He will be accompanied by the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under the baton of maestro János Ács.