Budapest Events

Budapest offers year-round entertainment in the form of festivals, cultural events, concerts, exhibitions, fairs, sporting events, and national celebrations. Search our calendar of Budapest events to find out what's happening in the city and plan your trip around major acclaimed events like the Budapest Spring Festival, Sziget Festival, or the Budapest International Wine Festival. When you find your favorite Budapest event you can add it to your calendar (Google Calendar, Apple iCal, Outlook, etc.) with a single click.

Calendar of Events in Budapest and Hungary

  1. 'Junibor' Wine Festival

    Date: Aug 25, 2016 - Aug 28, 2016  

    Type: Food and Drink

    Venue: Szent István tér - in front of the Basilica

    ‘Junibor’ is an annual celebration dedicated to Hungary’s young winemakers and their wines. In 2016, visitors can...read more
  2. Budapest Short Film Festival (BuSho)

    Date: Aug 30, 2016 - Sep 4, 2016  

    Type: Arts and Music, Festivals

    Venue:

    From August 30 to September 4, Budapest will become the center of the short film world as the 12th annual Budapest Short...read more
  3. Budafok Champagne and Wine Festival

    Date: Sep 3, 2016 - Sep 4, 2016  

    Type: Food and Drink

    Venue: Budafok

    The annual Champagne and Wine Festival takes place in Budafok, home to a vast cellar system and known for wine...read more
  4. Jewish Summer Festival

    Date: Sep 4, 2016 - Sep 11, 2016  

    Type: Arts and Music, Festivals

    Venue: Great Synagogue

    The Jewish Summer Festival was first organized in 1998 and its goal was to introduce Jewish culture (music, dance, fine art,...read more
  5. Foie Gras Festival

    Date: Sep 4, 2016 - Sep 6, 2016  

    Type: Food and Drink, Festivals

    Venue: Erzsébet tér

    The Foie Gras Festival (Libamáj Fesztivál) is a unique culinary event held in Budapest. In addition...read more
  6. Budapest Wine Festival

    Date: Sep 8, 2016 - Sep 11, 2016  

    Type: Food and Drink, Festivals

    Venue: Castle Hill

    Over the past years the Budapest Wine Festival has truly come of age and is now one of the most...read more
  7. Budapest International Half Marathon

    Date: Sep 11, 2016

    Type: Sports

    Venue: Budapest street route

    The Budapest International Half Marathon follows a scenic route from Pest, over the Chain Bridge to Buda and back to...read more
  8. National Gallop

    Date: Sep 16, 2016 - Sep 18, 2016  

    Type: Sports

    Venue: Heroes' Square

    National Gallop is an annual cultural event celebrating Hungarian equestrian traditions. It's a horse race reviving Hungarian military history...read more
  9. Sweet Days - Chocolate and Candy Festival

    Date: Sep 16, 2016 - Sep 18, 2016  

    Type: Food and Drink, Festivals

    Venue: Szent István tér

    There are plenty of sausage, wine and pálinka festivals in Budapest, so here is an event for those...read more
  10. Budapest Design Week

    Date: Sep 25, 2016 - Oct 4, 2016  

    Type: Arts and Music

    Venue: Design Terminál and several galleries and fashion shops

    Budapest Design Week is held every fall citywide and is open to both the public and the design industry, attracting...read more
  11. World Press Photo 2015

    Date: Sep 25, 2016 - Oct 25, 2016  

    Type: Exhibitions

    Venue: Museum of Ethnography

    Photos about everyday life, politics, sport, arts, nature and history of our time, as well as people in the news....read more
  12. Oktoberfest Budapest

    Date: Oct 1, 2016 - Oct 4, 2016  

    Type: Food and Drink, Festivals

    Venue: Felvonulási tér (56-osok tere) - near City Park

    Oktoberfest Budapest promises to be the city's biggest celebration of the favorite malty beverage. The festival brings about 100 domestic...read more
  13. From the 2010 Autumn Festival - Big Mouth

    Café Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival

    Date: Oct 2, 2016 - Oct 18, 2016  

    Type: Arts and Music, Festivals

    Venue: Multiple locations

    Known for the past 20 years as Budapest Autumn Festival and recently renamed to Café Budapest, this festival celebrates the...read more
  14. Budapest Pálinka and Sausage Festival

    Date: Oct 2, 2016 - Oct 4, 2016  

    Type: Food and Drink, Festivals

    Venue: Castle Hill

    More than twenty pálinka (a type of Hungarian brandy) distillers and renowned sausage makers participate at this unique...read more
  15. Art Market Budapest

    Date: Oct 8, 2016 - Oct 11, 2016  

    Type: Arts and Music, Exhibitions

    Venue: Millenáris, Building 'B'

    Art Market Budapest is an exhibition and art fair that aims to bring attention and awareness to contemporary Central and...read more
  16. Spar Budapest International Marathon

    Date: Oct 9, 2016

    Type: Sports

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

    The fascinating scenery and the beauty of Budapest makes this Marathon a unique experience. The route of the Budapest Marathon...read more
  17. Chimney Cake Festival

    Date: Oct 9, 2016 - Oct 11, 2016  

    Type: Food and Drink, Festivals

    Venue: City Park, Vajdahunyad Castle

    Budapest's new gastro festival, the Chimney Cake Festival, promises to be a fun and delicious event. Visitors can learn...read more
  18. Budapest Restaurant Week

    Date: Oct 12, 2016 - Oct 18, 2016  

    Type: Food and Drink

    Venue: Over 30 participating restaurants

    Following in the successful footsteps of restaurant weeks worldwide, the first Budapest Restaurant Week was held in May 2011. The 2015 event...read more
  19. National holiday

    October 23rd - Revolution of 1956

    Date: Oct 23, 2016

    Type: National Holiday

    Venue: Multiple locations

    October 23rd is a national holiday in Hungary. It commemorates the Revolution of 1956, when Hungarians rose up against the Soviet...read more
  20. Budapest Christmas Market

    Date: Nov 13, 2016 - Jan 6, 2017  

    Type: Arts and Music, Food and Drink

    Venue: Vörösmarty tér

    Each year, from the end of November to the end of December, Vörösmarty Square is transformed...read more
  21. Tennis Classics Budapest

    Date: Nov 24, 2016

    Type: Sports

    Venue: Papp László Budapest Sportaréna

    Fans flock to see tennis stars of past and present at this annual tennis gala held at the Papp L...read more
  22. Flavors of Hungary Gastro Fair

    Date: Nov 27, 2016 - Dec 23, 2016  

    Type: Food and Drink

    Venue: Erzsébet tér

    The 'Flavors of Hungary' Gastro Fair (Kézműves Magyar Ízek Vására) is a...read more
  23. Christmas Fair by the Basilica

    Date: Nov 27, 2016 - Jan 2, 2017  

    Type: Food and Drink

    Venue: Szent István tér

    From Advent to New Year the square in front of the Basilica gives home to a charming Christmas fair (also...read more
  24. New Wine and Cheese Festival

    Date: Nov 28, 2016 - Nov 29, 2016  

    Type: Food and Drink, Festivals

    Venue: Vajdahunyad Castle

    It's time to taste the season's first new wines! Winemakers from all over Hungary proudly show off their...read more
  25. Gala Concert of the 100-Member Gipsy Band

    Date: Dec 30, 2016

    Type: Arts and Music, Concerts

    Venue: Budapest Congress and World Trade Center

    It has become a holiday-season tradition for the 100-Member Gipsy Band to perform a gala concert on December 30th of...read more
  26. New Year's Eve in Budapest

    Date: Dec 31, 2016

    Type: Arts and Music, Food and Drink

    Venue: Multiple locations

    New Year’s Eve (Szilveszter) celebrations in Budapest include big festivities, street concerts, fireworks and plenty of partying. Here...read more
  27. New Year's Concerts in Budapest

    Date: Jan 1, 2017

    Type: Arts and Music

    Venue: Multiple venues

    It has long been a tradition to start the New Year with classical concerts around the world. The New Year'...read more
  28. Farsang, Carnival Season in Hungary

    Date: Jan 6, 2017 - Feb 10, 2017  

    Type: Arts and Music

    Venue: Multiple venues

    In Hungary the carnival season (Farsang) that precedes Lent, starts on Epiphany (January 6th) and it ends on Ash Wednesday ...read more
  29. Fat Thursday

    Date: Feb 11, 2017

    Type: Food and Drink

    Venue: over 500 restaurants in Budapest and Hungary

    The Thursday after Ash Wednesday, is Fat Thursday (Torkos Csütörtök) in Hungary, the final...read more
  30. Mangalica Festival

    Date: Feb 12, 2017 - Feb 14, 2017  

    Type: Food and Drink, Festivals

    Venue: Szabadság tér

    This gastronomic event is all about the curly-haired mangalica pig, a Hungarian heritage breed, which came close to extinction just...read more
  31. Budapest Fish Festival

    Date: Feb 12, 2017 - Feb 14, 2017  

    Type: Food and Drink, Festivals

    Venue: Millenáris

    The Budapest Fish Festival promises to be a fun event. For a country known for its hot and spicy Fisherman'...read more
  32. Budapest Dance Festival

    Date: Feb 24, 2017 - Mar 4, 2017  

    Type: Arts and Music, Festivals

    Venue: National Dance Theater

    The National Dance Theater's Budapest Dance Festival, held annualy on and around April 29th, the International Dance Day, features...read more
  33. March 15th - National Holiday

    Date: Mar 15, 2017

    Type: National Holiday

    Venue: multiple locations

    March 15th is a national holiday in Hungary. It stands for democracy and freedom and it commemorates the Hungarian Revolution...read more
  34. St Patrick’s Day Parade

    Date: Mar 20, 2017

    Type: Festivals

    Venue: Meeting point: Szabadság Square

    The first ever St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Budapest was held in 2011. The 2016 event, organized by the Irish...read more
  35. Hungarian Macaron Day

    Date: Mar 20, 2017

    Type: Food and Drink

    Venue: Akvárium Klub

    The annual Macaron Day in Budapest is inspired by the Jour du Macaron held on the same day in Paris...read more
  36. Easter in Budapest

    Date: Mar 25, 2017 - Mar 27, 2017  

    Type: Arts and Music, Festivals

    Venue: multiple locations

    In the Christian calendar Easter (Húsvét in Hungarian) celebrates the resurrection of Jesus and marks the...read more
  37. Titanic International Filmfest

    Date: Apr 7, 2017 - Apr 16, 2017  

    Type: Arts and Music, Festivals

    Venue: Several 'Art Cinemas', like Uránia, Toldi, Örökmozgó, Puskin

    The Titanic Filmfest is the biggest international film festival in Hungary. The most outstanding, daring and innovative movie of the...read more
  38. Budapest Spring Festival

    Date: Apr 8, 2017 - Apr 24, 2017  

    Type: Arts and Music, Festivals

    Venue: Multiple locations

    Pulling together the best in classical music, opera, jazz and folk music, this annual festival is the largest cultural event...read more
  39. Cherry Blossom Festival in Budapest

    Date: Apr 9, 2017 - Apr 10, 2017  

    Type: Festivals

    Venue: Füvészkert Botanical Gardens

    Celebrate the cherry blossom season in Budapest. In 2016, the annual Sakura (Cherry Blossom) Festival at the Füvé...read more
  40. Budapest 100

    Date: Apr 16, 2017 - Apr 17, 2017  

    Type: Arts and Music

    Venue: Multiple locations

    Budapest 100 is an annual celebration of 100-year old buildings in the city. Budapest is an architectural paradise and this new...read more
  41. Budapest Pálinka Festival

    Date: Apr 28, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017  

    Type: Food and Drink, Festivals

    Venue: Városháza Park

    The Budapest Pálinka Festival is a unique gastronomic event where visitors can taste over 300 different types of p...read more
  42. May Day (Labor Day) Celebrations in Budapest

    Date: May 1, 2017

    Type: National Holiday

    Venue: Multiple locations - Danube Promenade, City Park, Margaret Island and Népliget

    In Europe, Labor Day or International Workers Day is celebrated on May 1st. In the past this holiday was marked...read more
  43. Jazz Spring

    Date: May 5, 2017 - May 7, 2017  

    Type: Arts and Music

    Venue: Palace of Arts

    The 2016 Jazz Spring Festival at the Palace of Arts will feature internationally acclaimed jazz performers, like José James, Viktoria...read more
  44. Rosalia - Rosé Festival

    Date: May 6, 2017 - May 8, 2017  

    Type: Food and Drink, Festivals

    Venue: Városliget, Pest, District 14

    Brought to you by the organizers of the prestigious Budapest International Wine Festival, Rosalia is Hungary's only festival dedicated...read more
  45. Budai Gourmet - Gourmet Festival

    Date: May 12, 2017 - May 15, 2017  

    Type: Food and Drink

    Venue: Millenáris

    Budai Gourmet is a gastro festival brought to you by the people behind Sziget Festival and the award winning Costes...read more
  46. Belgian Beer Festival

    Date: May 13, 2017 - May 15, 2017  

    Type: Food and Drink, Festivals

    Venue: Bálna

    The 7th annual Belgian Beer Festival is here! Beer lovers can taste over 200 different types of Belgian beer from 43 breweries....read more
  47. Mayfest at the Opera House

    Date: May 17, 2017 - Jun 2, 2017  

    Type: Arts and Music, Festivals

    Venue: Budapest Opera House

    World-famous musician perform at the Budapest Opera House during the 'Mayfest at the Opera' music festival. The 2016 event coincides with...read more
  48. Festival of Museums

    Date: May 20, 2017 - May 21, 2017  

    Type: Arts and Music, Exhibitions, Festivals

    Venue: The garden of the Hungarian National Museum

    More than 100 museums come together each year in May in the beautiful garden of the Hungarian National Museum to celebrate...read more
  49. Floralia

    Date: May 21, 2017 - May 22, 2017  

    Type: Festivals

    Venue: Museum of Aquincum

    Floralia is a traditional Roman spring festival with theatre performances and gladiator shows, hosted by the Museum of Aquincum. Floralia,...read more
  50. Falk Art Forum

    Date: May 21, 2017

    Type: Arts and Music, Exhibitions, Festivals

    Venue: Falk Miksa utca

    Falk Art Forum, the Antique and Modern Art Festival is held semi-annually on Falk Miksa Street, the antique row of...read more
  51. Belvárosi Fesztivál

    Date: Jun 3, 2017 - Jun 5, 2017  

    Type: Concerts, Festivals

    Venue: Erzsébet tér, Szabadság tér and Zrínyi utca

    Belvárosi Fesztivál (or BelFeszt) is a free music festival that takes over the inner city of...read more
  52. Danube Carnival

    Date: Jun 6, 2017 - Jun 21, 2017  

    Type: Arts and Music

    Venue: Multiple locations - Danube Promenade, Vörösmarty Square

    Contemporary dancers, international artists and traditional Hungarian folk dancers meet every June in Budapest to celebrate the joy of dance....read more
  53. Craft-Beer Festival

    Date: Jun 10, 2017 - Jun 12, 2017  

    Type: Food and Drink, Festivals

    Venue: City Park (Városliget)

    In 2016, Főzdefeszt, Hungary's semi-annual Craft-Beer Festival will be held in City Park (Városliget). The aim of...read more
  54. Wagner in Budapest Opera Festival

    Date: Jun 11, 2017 - Jun 24, 2017  

    Type: Arts and Music

    Venue: Palace of Arts

    The Palace of Arts presents its critically acclaimed sell-out concert series of Wagner’s work: The Ring of the...read more
  55. Buda Castle Beer Festival

    Date: Jun 11, 2017 - Jun 14, 2017  

    Type: Food and Drink

    Venue: The Royal Palace's Oroszlános and Hunyadi courtyards, and the Savoyai terrace

    The Budavári Sörfesztivál or Buda Castle Beer Festival, first organized in 2011, is now...read more
  56. Margaret Island Open-air Stage

    Budapest Summer Festival

    Date: Jun 12, 2017 - Aug 30, 2017  

    Type: Arts and Music, Festivals

    Venue: Margaret Island and Városmajor

    Open-air theater performances, musicals, dance shows, kids’ programs and several concerts are held every summer (June-July-August) during the Budapest...read more
  57. The Night of the Museums

    Date: Jun 20, 2017

    Type: Arts and Music, Exhibitions

    Venue: See participating museums in Budapest

    Have a sleepover with history; spend the night at Budapest's museums and find out if museums really do come...read more
  58. Czech Beer Festival in Budapest

    Date: Jun 24, 2017 - Jul 5, 2017  

    Type: Food and Drink, Festivals

    Venue: Városháza Park

    The annual Czech Beer Festival (Cseh Sörnapok) in Budapest, the 7th in a row, brings Czech breweries and...read more
  59. Danube Day

    Date: Jun 29, 2017

    Type: Festivals

    Venue: Banks of the Danube

    The Danube Day is an annual international event celebrated in 14 countries that are connected through the Danube river system. Several...read more
  60. Vajdahunyadvár Summer Festival

    Date: Jul 2, 2017 - Aug 3, 2017  

    Type: Arts and Music, Festivals

    Venue: City Park - Vajdahunyad Castle

    The Vajdahunyadvár Summer Festival is a festival of classical music, swing, klezmer as well as traditional Hungarian gypsy...read more
  61. Budapest Pride

    Date: Jul 3, 2017 - Jul 12, 2017  

    Type: Festivals

    Venue: Multiple locations

    Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-gender film and cultural festival for the 20th times. The week-long Budapest Pride Film and Cultural...read more
  62. Red Bull Air Race World Series

    Date: Jul 16, 2017 - Jul 17, 2017  

    Type: Sports

    Venue: City Center, Banks of the Danube

    This spectacular acrobatic flying competition attracts fans from all over the world. The race takes place above the Danube, in...read more
  63. Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix

    Date: Jul 22, 2017 - Jul 24, 2017  

    Type: Sports

    Venue: Hungaroring

    The Formula 1 Magyar Nagydij is held at the Hungaroring Grand Prix Circuit near the small town of Mogyoród, 18...read more
  64. Dance Bazaar

    Date: Jul 23, 2017 - Aug 2, 2017  

    Type: Arts and Music

    Venue: Castle Hill, Várkert Bazár

    Every summer Castle Hill is giving home to a series of dance nights organized by the National Dance Theatre featuring...read more