Budapest Spring Festival is a two-week cultural celebration covering more t ......
Budapest Spring Festival is a two-week cultural celebration covering more than 200 events showcasing Hungarian and international culture. Taking place at several locations around the city, events within the festival include classical music recitals and opera, theatrical and folk dance performances.
Budapest’s best known and most respected film festival runs for longer th ......
Budapest’s best known and most respected film festival runs for longer than a week, taking in over five cinemas in the city. Bringing together the best in contemporary film, both Hungarian and international, the event has grown to encompass over 60 feature movies, plus dozens of shorts in the few decades it’s been going. Each year, a panel of judges will hand out the Breaking the Waves award for best film.
This week-long music festival, held on an island in the Danube in north Bud ......
This week-long music festival, held on an island in the Danube in north Budapest, has become one of Central Europe’s largest, attracting tens of thousands of visitors. Sziget Festival hosts a wide range of international artists and has several stages that showcase a wide variety of musical styles from world music, pop rock and reggae to heavy metal. Facilities and entertainment for children are also provided.
Open to runners over the age of 12, the popular Budapest International Half ......
Open to runners over the age of 12, the popular Budapest International Half-Marathon attracts over 13,000 runners from approximately 60 countries. The course begins in the City Park and then follows a route that crosses the Danube and takes in both the Buda and the Pest sides of this historic city. Runners and visitors can expect to be welcomed with a warm atmosphere as well as plenty of additional events and entertainment that takes place during the race weekend. The event was first held in 1986 and has become an important event in the city's calendar.
Participants in the annual Budapest Marathon follow a route that crosses th ......
Participants in the annual Budapest Marathon follow a route that crosses the Danube and takes in both the Buda and the Pest sides of this fabulous city. Thousands of runners from all over the world compete in the event and a great atmosphere prevails throughout the marathon weekend with plenty of additional events taking place including musical performances in a number of open-air venues.
As the first Christmas Market to be welcomed into the bosom of Eastern Euro ......
As the first Christmas Market to be welcomed into the bosom of Eastern Europe, Budapest’s extensive festive gathering continues to take over Vorosmarty Square towards the end of each year with scores of stalls selling everything from roast meats to mulled wine. With a giant Christmas tree and lit-up walkways, the Hungarian take on the traditional German market also has space for souvenirs and musical performances.
Vorosmarty Square, Budapest, Hungary
Food & Drink
Music-Wine Gala Concert of the 100-Member Gypsy Orchestra
Date (To be confirmed):
December 2017 (Traditionally takes place on 30 December.)
This lively event provides visitors with an exciting introduction to Hungar ......
This lively event provides visitors with an exciting introduction to Hungary's wine regions during an evening of wine-tasting and supper, with music provided by the world-famous 100-Member Gypsy Orchestra. During the concert, visitors are treated to performances of pieces by Khachaturian, Brahms, Strauss, Bizet, Rossini and Liszt as well as classical folk music.
Budapest Convention Centre
Budapest Convention Centre, Budapest, Hungary
Budapest 2018 events
New Year's Day Concert
Date (To be confirmed):
January 2018 (New Year's Day.)
A great way to see in the New Year, Budapest's New Year's Day Concert welco ......
A great way to see in the New Year, Budapest's New Year's Day Concert welcomes a host of internationally-renowned performers to the stage. The concert takes place in Budapest's stunning 19th-century Opera House, located in the heart of this magical city, with the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra traditionally wowing the home crowd.