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EVENTS

Budapest offers year-round entertainment in the form of festivals, cultural events, concerts, exhibitions, fairs, sporting events, and national celebrations. Check out our list of Budapest events to find out what’s happening in the city and plan your trip around major acclaimed events like the Sziget Festival, Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix, Budapest Spring Festival, or the Budapest International Wine Festival.

Sziget Festival

szigetDate: Aug 10, 2015 – Aug 17, 2015 Type: Arts and Music, Concerts, Festivals Venue: Shipyard Island (Hajógyári sziget)

Sziget Festival is one of the largest music festivals in the world and certainly the best party-filled week of the year in Hungary. Around 400,000 people come every August to the ‘Sziget’ for a week of music and entertainment. The organizers teamed up to present the hottest concerts of the day featuring well known international artists, bands and rising stars.

Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix

formula1Date: Jul 24, 2015 – Jul 26, 2015 Type: Sports

Venue: Hungaroring

The Formula 1 Magyar Nagydíj is held at the Hungaroring Grand Prix Circuit near the small town of Mogyoród, 18 km northeast of Budapest.

Budapest Summer Festival

Budapest summer festivalDate: Jun 12, 2015 – Aug 30, 2015

Type: Arts and Music, Festivals

Venue: Margaret Island and Városmajor

The Night of the Museums

muzeumok ejszakajaDate: Jun 20, 2015

Type: Arts and Music, Exhibitions

Venue: See participating museums in Budapest

Budapest Pride

prideDate: Jun 27, 2015 – Jul 6, 2015

Type: Festivals

Venue: Multiple locations

St. Stephen’s Day – National Holiday

aug_20Date: Aug 20, 2015

Type: National Holiday

Venue: Multiple locations

Jewish Summer Festival

jewish fest_Budapest_Klezmer_BandDate: Aug 31, 2015 – Sep 7, 2015

Type: Arts and Music, Festivals

Venue: Great Synagogue

Budapest Wine Festival

wine festivalDate: Sep 9, 2015 – Sep 13, 2015

Type: Food and Drink, Festivals

Venue: Castle Hill

Budapest International Half Marathon

budapest felmaraton 2Date: Sep 13, 2015

Type: Sports

Venue: Budapest street route

Budapest International Film Festival

bp filmfestivalDate: Sep 19, 2015 – Sep 20, 2015

Type: Arts and Music, Festivals

Venue: Multiple venues

Budapest Pálinka and Sausage Festival

Budapest Pálinka and Sausage FestivalDate: Oct 3, 2015 – Oct 5, 2015

Type: Food and Drink, Festivals

Venue: Castle Hill

Spar Budapest International Marathon

SPAR_Maraton_2014_utvonal_1971Date: Oct 11, 2015

Type: Sports

Venue: The start gate will be at Heroes’ Square (Hősök tere)

Budapest Restaurant Week

restaurant week 2
Date:
Oct 13, 2015 – Oct 19, 2015

Type: Food and Drink

Venue: Over 30 participating restaurants

Budapest Christmas Market

budapest christmas marketDate: Nov 28, 2015 – Dec 31, 2015

Type: Arts and Music, Food and Drink

Venue: Vörösmarty tér

Christmas Fair by the Basilica

adventi vásár a bazilikánálDate: Nov 28, 2015 – Jan 1, 2016

Type: Food and Drink

Venue: Szent István tér

Gala Concert of the 100-Member Gipsy Band

100 Tagú CigányzenekarDate: Dec 30, 2015

Type: Arts and Music, Concerts

Venue: Budapest Congress and World Trade Center

New Year’s Eve in Budapest

Date: Dec 31, 2015

Type: Arts and Music, Food and Drink

Venue: Multiple locations

Farsang, Carnival Season in Hungary

carnivalDate: Jan 6, 2016 – Feb 19, 2016

Type: Arts and Music

Venue: Multiple venues

Mangalica Festival

Mangalitsa_(Paleo)_Festival_-_Budapest,_2013Date: Feb 6, 2016 – Feb 8, 2016

Type: Food and Drink, Festivals

Venue: Szabadság tér

March 15th

marc 15Date: Mar 15, 2016

Type: National Holiday

Venue: multiple locations

Easter in Budapest

husvetDate: Apr 4, 2016 – Apr 6, 2016

Type: Arts and Music, Festivals

Venue: multiple locations

Budapest Spring Festival

budapesti tavaszi fesztivalDate: Apr 10, 2016 – Apr 26, 2016

Type: Arts and Music, Festivals

Venue: Multiple locations

Titanic International Filmfest

bp filmfestivalDate: Apr 10, 2016 – Apr 18, 2016

Type: Arts and Music, Festivals

Venue: Several ‘Art Cinemas’, like Uránia, Toldi, Örökmozgó, Puskin

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