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Budapest Spring Festival

Budapest Spring Festival covers more than 200 events including classical music recitals, theatrical and dance performances.

Date: 20 April 2023 - 02 May 2023
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Various venues around Budapest.


Sziget Festival

This music and cultural festival is a must-see. It showcases a wide variety of musical styles from dance, pop and rock to hip hop and R&B. Facilities and entertainment for children are also provided.

Date: 10 August 2023 - 15 August 2023


Budapest Christmas Market

Budapest's extensive festive gathering takes over Vörösmarty Square towards the end of each year with scores of stalls selling everything from mulled wine to handicrafts.

Date: 20 November 2023 - 31 December 2023
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Vörösmarty Square.


New Year's Eve Gypsy Concert

The Gypsy Symphony Orchestra of Budapest usually hosts a gala concert on December 30.

Date: 31 December 2023 - 31 December 2023
(Date to be confirmed)


New Year's Eve Concert

A gala concert and dinner party taking place in Danube Palace.

Date: 31 December 2023 - 31 December 2023
Venue: Danube Palace


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