Upcoming Festivals and Events

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28
Feb
2019

Busó Festivities of Mohács

Place: Mohács

Ends on 05/Feb/2019

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.

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12
Apr
2019

Pálinka Festival of Gyula

Place: Gyula

Ends on 14/Apr/2019

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.

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13
Apr
2019

Telekom Vivicittá Spring Half Marathon

Place: Budapest

Ends on 14/Apr/2019

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.

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20
Apr
2019

Easter Festival of Hollókő

Place: Hollókő

Ends on 22/Apr/2019

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.

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16
May
2019

Gourmet Festival

Place: Budapest, Millenary Park

Ends on 19/May/2019

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.

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24
May
2019
8 p.m

Vanessa-Mae

Place: László Papp Budapest Sports Arena

Vanessa-Mae is back in Hungary after 17 years. The pretty violinist’s undoubted talent was discovered at an early age. She became the youngest pupil at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing at the age of eight, then continued her studies at London's Royal College of Music. By 13, she had three classical recordings to her name. Today, her album sales are above 10 million. She received more than 40 awards for her pop and classical compositions and collaborated with world-renowned artists such as Janet Jackson and Prince.

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31
May
2019

Rosalia – Rosé Festival

Place: Budapest, City Park

Ends on 02/May/2019

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.

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22
Jun
2019
8 p.m.

Tom Jones

Place: László Papp Budapest Sports Arena

Sir Tom Jones is a living legend, one of those rare artists who began their career at the dawn of pop music, but never ceased to make noteworthy records or to put on unforgettable shows. The Welsh singer played a very important role in the further development of rhythm and blues. His No. 1 album sold over 5 million copies worldwide. Jones received a Grammy Award, two Brit Awards, an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in 1999, and in 2006 he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

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02
Jul
2019
8 p.m.

Sting

Place: László Papp Budapest Sports Arena

Sting’s latest tour entitled My Songs focuses on the multiple award winner musician’s most popular tunes while encompassing his whole career, including both his phase with the Police and after going solo. Fans are surely going to be treated to such hits as Englishman In New York, Shape Of My Heart, Every Breath You Take, Roxanne and Message In A Bottle. As one of the most characteristic solo artists today, Sting has received 17 Grammy Awards, three Brit Awards, a Golden Globe, an Emmy and Billboard's Century Award.

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08
Sep
2019

Wizz Air Budapest Half Marathon

Place: 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.

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28
Sep
2019

SPAR Budapest Marathon

Place: Budapest

Ends on 29/Sep/2019

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.

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