Events & Programmes
Bowling10 February 2012 - 31 December 2020
Balaton Fish and Wine Festival18 May 2018 - 21 May 2018
A 4-day wine show and fair awaits you at the wine pavilions on the Tagore Promenade of Balatonfüred. Beside wine, you can enjoy gastronomical specialities, light and classical music, literature and kids' programmes. The event focuses on Balaton's fish, local wine makers and restaurants.
Anna Festival17 July 2018 - 22 July 2018
For six years, Balatonfüred has organised a week-long festival around the Anna ball. As part of the festival, the Competiton for musicians named after the Gipsy violinist, János Lavotta is organised. During the two-day competiton, competitors have to play a compulsory and an optional piece of music, based on which the jury decides who is the best violinist. The traditonal „heart fishing” is organised every year on the day preceeding the Anna ball, based on the short story „Heart fishing on Lake Balaton” by the famous Hungarian writer Gyula Krúdy. Participants on board of a boat try to fish wooden hearts from the Lake Balaton. As the first prize, participants can win two entrance tickets for the next year’s Anna ball.
Anna Ball21 July 2018
The balls were strated to be organised in the peaceful Reform era.The Anna ball is traditionally the feast of debutants, when parents introduce their grown-up children to the society. The 18-year-old girls living in Balatonfüred are invited to the Ball by the town. Every year the most beautiful young lady participating in the Anna ball is chosen as the Belle of the Ball, and two more ladies are chosen to be her maids of honour.
Balatonfüred Wine Weeks10 August 2018 - 02 September 2018
The Balatonfüred Wine Weeks is one of the most prestigious and highest standard wine festivals of the Balaton region. Visitors can taste rosés, sparkling wines, fresh Welschrieslings, and more full-bodied items from the barrel. The exhibitions, theatrical evenings, and concerts are an inevitable part of this event, just to make sure that visitors will have a comprehensive experience.
Jókai Days27 April 2018 - 01 May 2018
The Jókai Days is an event series in memory of a prominent personality of Hungarian literature, Mór Jókai. He had multiple ties to Balatonfüred; he wrote his acclaimed novel, The Man With the Golden Touch in his local villa, now a museum. The programmes include a literature nigth and matine, book premier, book fair and exhibition. Another highlight not to be missed is the "Jókai" bean soup cooking competition in the Koloska-völgy.