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Festivals in Hungary

There are Festivals of all sorts and for all tastes to discover on our Festivals page, from Music Festivals to Dance or Drama, Food and Drink Festivals and Country Fairs. With Festivals taking place throughout the year there will always be something to look forward to. Dates may vary each year.

Budapest Fringe Festival

The Budapest Fringe Festival is an annual event held every spring in Budapest, Hungary. The Budapest Fringe Festival was first held in 2006. The festival brings more than 500 artists in about 50 shows to produce a wide range of interesting works in alternative theatre, dance, music and comedy outside the mainstream.

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Budapest Spring Festival

Budapest Spring Festival  is the major arts festival of Budapest, Hungary, sponsored by the city government. The festival is focused on traditional arts. Pulling together the best in classical music, opera, jazz and folk music, this annual festival is the largest cultural event in Hungary. A multitude of venues throughout the city welcome both, Hungarian and international performers

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Sziget Festival

The Sziget Festival  is one of the largest music and cultural festivals in Europe. It is held every August in northern Budapest, Hungary. The festival is a two time winner at the European Festivals Awards in the category Best Major European Festival in early 2012 and 2015.

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Budapest Festival of Folk Arts

The Festival of Folk Arts (Mesterségek Ünnepe) brings the finest Hungarian craftsmen and their work to Buda Castle from across the country. They include a variety of different folk crafts ranging from woodcarving to egg painting and visitors can partake in many of the activities, as well as enjoy live folk music and dance performances.

Just like many other festivals in Budapest and Hungary, the Festival of Folk Arts is also a celebration of the famous Hungarian gastronomy with wine and palinka tasting, traditional Hungarian dishes and delicious home-made pastries. The festival is timed to coincide with the St. Stephen’s Day celebrations.

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Budapest International Wine Festival

Over the past years the Budapest Wine Festival has truly come of age and is now one of the most prestigious events of its kind in Hungary. Enjoy many popular events, including a Wine University, a wine auction, an arts festival and several live performances. The Wine Festival in Buda Castle Hill is an experience for everyone who wants to learn about the art of wine making, sample some of the best Hungarian wines, meet notable wine makers and enjoy Hungarian gastronomy and folk music all in a breathtaking setting.

Budapest Autumn Festival

Known for the past 20 years as Budapest Autumn Festival and recently renamed to Café Budapest, this festival celebrates the creative talent and achievements of contemporary art. During the festival Budapest’s cultural life comes alive with artists and works of contemporary art ranging from classical and pop music to dance, film and fine arts to children’s programs.

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