Upcoming Festivals and Events

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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 LIVE in Budapest

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/Jun/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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21
Jun
2019

Tihany Lavender Festival

Place: Tihany

Ends on 23/Jun/2019

Near the magnificent baroque Abbey of Tihany, a lavender plantation covers the hillsides overlooking Lake Balaton. During the festival, visitors will have a chance to become familiar with all the uses and applications of this most versatile herb.

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21
Jun
2019

Rose Festival of Szőreg

Place: Szőreg

Ends on 23/Jun/2019

The Rose Festival of Szőreg sees the streets of the village decorated with lavish floral arrangements. The three-day festival offers a peek into the daily routine of rose growers who work day by day in the rose fields. Considered the most spectacular event of the festival, the carnival parade will be held on Saturday afternoon, with a festive march, decorated with several hundred thousand roses, parading through the streets of Szőreg.

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22
Jun
2019
8 p.m.

Tom Jones LIVE in Budapest

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 - My Songs

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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11
Jul
2019

Bull's Blood Festival in Eger

Place: Eger, Érsekkert

Ends on 14/Jul/2019

Egri Bikavér (literally “bull’s blood”), the true essence of the red wines of Eger, is celebrated each year on the day of Saint Donatus, patron and protector of the wine harvest and the vignerons themselves. Local vintner’s wines and matching dishes as well as musical performances and a lovely tractor parade will make sure that the overall atmosphere and vibe of the Egri Bikavér Festival is unmatched by any other festival.

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12
Jul
2019

International Palace Games of Visegrád

Place: Visegrád

Ends on 14/Jul/2019

This festival, to be held in mid-summer, brings the medieval fortress system of Visegrád to life again. Besides spectacular knightly tournaments, the programmes evoking the traditions of the XIV. century will also include a torchlight procession, falconry displays, early music performances and an entire military camp. Visitors will also have the opportunity to learn about traditional folk crafts and to try how they would manage in the field of craftsmanship themselves.

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12
Jul
2019

Hortobágy Equestrian Days

Place: Hortobágy

Ends on 14/Jul/2019

The main goal of the Hortobágy Equestrian Days is to promote public awareness of the past and present of pastoral culture as well as the achievements of the Máta stud farm. The event can be considered a summary of Hungary’s equine culture, with professional horsemen and horse-loving amateurs both playing their part during the festivities.

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01
Aug
2019

Wine and Jazz Festival of Debrecen

Place: Debrecen Great Forest

Ends on 04/Aug/2019

The success story of the Debrecen Jazz Festival began in 1971, at a time when the city hosted the only regular jazz event in the country. Year after year, the hosts strive to enlarge and enhance what they accomplished, so a few years ago they merged the original festival with the Wine Carnival that was also already a success, and created the Debrecen Wine & Jazz Days. Be a part of one of the most charming gastro-cultural event in the region!

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09
Aug
2019

Balatonfüred Wine Weeks

Place: Balatonfüred, Tagore promenade

Ends on 01/Sep/2019

Offering delicious nectars of the Balaton Uplands, the Wine Weeks in Balatonfüred, held each year among romantic plane trees on the Tagore Promenade, has a great past and a thrilling present. While winemakers serve their wines in charming tents, the festivities offer a rich palette of cultural and folk events for every night for three weeks.

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14
Aug
2019

Flower Carnival of Debrecen

Place: Debrecen

Ends on 21/Aug/2019

Fascinating performance groups from all corners of the world arrive to the weeklong festivities each year to provide an exciting carnival atmosphere. The celebrations reach their climax on 20 August, when all unique flower compositions, decorated with several hundred thousand flowers illustrating scenes from legends and fairy tales, are rolled through the streets of Debrecen.

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22
Aug
2019

Savaria Historical Carnival

Place: Szombathely

Ends on 25/Aug/2019

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.

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05
Sep
2019

Budapest Wine Festival

Place: Buda Castle

Ends on 08/Sep/2019

Marking the beginning of autumn, the Budapest Wine Festival is known all over Europe as a significant event where thousands of oenophiles wait with budding anticipation to sample the creations of the finest Hungarian vintners as well as products made by the 15 guest countries’ winemakers. Enjoy the astonishing panoramic view of the banks of the Danube while navigating your way through a diverse gastronomic landscape and chose from a broad variety of concerts and folk shows.

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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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