In the summertime Budapest comes alive with a plethora of festivals and outdoor events. The 'Duna Party', this year's weekend-long summer welcome festival, marks the first days of summer and doubles up as a farewell party to Hungary's 6-month long EU presidency.
Over 100 programs are offered along both banks of the Danube, ranging from open-air musical performances to dragon boat races to ensure that the party never stops. The 'Duna Party' is on from June 24 to June 26.
Summer is a great time to enjoy Budapest and the 'Duna Party' is just a taste of all the great summer events to come. The Budapest Summer Festival, the Vajdahunyadvár Music Festival and the Sziget Festival are some of the most popular summer festivals and events. For a full listing check out our calendar of Budapest events. But, there is more: in the summertime eating and drinking extends to Budapest's many sidewalk cafés, patio restaurants and outdoor pubs. Plus, here are some other summer fun ideas: Five Reasons to Love Budapest in the Summer.
Photos by Márk Mervai