Events & Programmes
Sziget Festival08 August 2018 - 15 August 2018
Sziget Festival is a massive music and cultural festival taking place in Budapest. Sziget offers over 1,000 performances and has been labelled the Burning Man of Europe for its otherworldly atmosphere. Annually presenting lineup consisting of the biggest names from all genres across 9 stages (and plethora of boat parties), as well as an amusement park, chill out areas, a beach and more, the festival truly has something for everyone.
Budapest Wine Festival06 September 2018 - 09 September 2018
Every September tens of thousands of people visit Buda castle to celebrate wine at Hungary's greatest wine festival. Hundreds of exhibitors present their wines from all around Hungary and even from a few foreign countries. Even if you are not the wine expert, the ambience and the festival programs will guarantee an unforgettable time spent in Budapest.
Festival of Folk Arts17 August 2018 - 20 August 2018
From 17th to 20th August, the country’s largest international handicraft festival will be held in the Buda Castle. The main theme of the event is embroidery, the guest of honor is Mongolia, but handicraft masters come from many other countries. The 500th anniversary of the Reformation will be celebrated with a large national exhibition and will also be an international blacksmith congress.
Budapest Summer Festival09 June 2018 - 31 August 2018
We're talking about no less than Hungary's most versatile festival hosting more international artists than ever this year delivering a high-quality cultural programme for all distinguished guests who come to town between June and the end of August. Just like in previous years, the choice will be yours as we present great productions in a wide array of genres featuring world stars from every continent performing on Hungary's most impressive open air stage.
"Vingardium Borliget" - Wine Festival31 August 2018 - 01 September 2018
Vingardium is organizing a family-friendly relaxing wine festival where everyone can find something of interest, regardless of age. People really liked it last year, so we hope to see even more of you this time, with an expanded three-day program of exquisite food, wine, and playful activities full of children’s laughter. Nonstop entertainment will be provided by some of the most superb live bands, some of which are widely known, some are up and coming.
Children’s Island02 June 2018 - 24 June 2018
Budapest’s Óbuda Island turns into a grand open-air playground for kids during weekends from June 2nd-24th. Children’s attractions include a mini-motorcycle course, trampolines, video games, a climbing wall, sports activities and playful music performances.
Public Holiday 20 August 2018
Observance of Saint Stephen’s Day and the Foundation of Hungary 20 August, honored nationally. Colorful fireworks create a cascade of sparkle above the Danube as Hungary honors its founding king St. Stephen with a spectacular national holiday. In Budapest, military processions, open-air concerts, handicraft fairs, the cutting ceremony of Hungary’s birthday cake and free museum entry accompany the fiesta.
Art Market Budapest11 October 2018 - 14 October 2018
Set up across a maze of viewing space, a vast collection of contemporary paintings, sculptures, installations and photos entices art aficionados to browse, buy or just view pieces displayed by prominent local and international galleries.
Pig Slaughter and Sausage Festival12 October 2018 - 14 October 2018
This peculiar Hungarian countryside tradition encourages a carnivorous urban crowd make a pilgrimage to District XIV. While observing the tradition of pig-slaughtering, festival visitors can sample many varieties of pork-based dishes, including local paprika-spiced sausage and paper-thin slices of smoked ham. A shot (or more) of pálinka should help digest hefty meals.
Red Bull Air Race Budapest 23 June 2018 - 24 June 2018
Budapest is the spiritual home of the Red Bull Air Race and will once again be the mid-season stop on the 2018 World Championship calendar. As one of the most popular locations, the Hungarian capital always pulls in a monumental crowd to witness the racing action. They begin their run into the track by flying under the iconic Chain Bridge – something that must be seen with your own eyes. Split across the Danube, it's a city of two halves – Buda and Pest. The iconic backdrop of the neogothic Parliament building on the Pest side of the river offers fans a stunning panoramic view of the action. On the Buda side of the city, you'll find the Statue of Liberty, on top of Gellért Hill, along with the Citadel.
33rd Wizz Air Budapest Half Marathon09 September 2018
The biggest half marathon in Central Europe on the 2nd Sunday of September. Participating in the half marathon is essentially a running sightseeing tour of the beautiful Budapest. The course leads through the centre of the city, down the famous Andrassy Boulevard and across the Chain Bridge. Admire the view of the Buda Castle from the Danube banks and marvel in the panorama of Pest as well as Europe’s third largest Parliament building! Run the 21 km individually or with your friends in a team of two or three.
33rd Budapest Spar Marathon06 October 2018 - 07 October 2018
The Budapest Marathon is part of a 2-day festival all about running. On Sunday the focus is on the marathon, however, you may also run a 30 km, a marathon in a team of 2 or 4, or a 10 km. While on Saturday the focus is on shorter distances for the less experienced runners. Along the course there will be refreshments every 3to 4 kilometers and of course continuous medical supervision.
Magdi Rúzsa Concert28 July 2018
Magdi Rúzsa won the Hungarian talent show Megasztár in 2006. Since then she released a gold and a platinum record and has won the hearts of the nation. She will be performing on 28 July in Budapest Park.
Die Antwoord18 August 2018
Since they first came onto the scene in 2008, Die Antwoord have gone on to take the world of rap rave music by storm. The band originated from Cape Town and didn’t take too long to make their presence felt on the international stage. Enter the Ninja and its music video put them under the spotlight and they haven’t looked back since. They are now about to hit the road for an epic tour that will give their fans a chance to watch these incredibly talented, yet unique artists bring the roof down like only they can. If rap-rave is your thing, then this is your chance to book Die Antwoord tickets and hop on board for a ride of a lifetime.