Events in Budapest


Budapest hosts various events and festivals all year round. 

You will find something to enjoy, from music festivals and sports to cultural performances. 

It is a vibrant and exciting city with a rich cultural heritage and a bustling events calendar.

Here are some of the top events in Budapest in the coming months. 

New Year concert 

New Year concert in budapest

Every year Hungarian violinist Zoltán Mága held a new year concert in Budapest at Papp László Budapest Sportarena.

The performance features some of the greatest songs written by famous international composers, such as Brahms, Beethoven, Erkel, Vivaldi, etc. 

There is a space for more than 10 thousand people and various TV channels broadcast it.

It also features Hungarian folk music and the world’s most successful music themes. 

Ballet at the State Opera House

Ballet at the State Opera House

The Opera House hosts various shows and ballet performances every February.

Various shows are available at discounted prices. 

Budapest Spring Festival

Budapest Spring Festival

Another popular event is the Budapest Spring Festival. 

This annual event takes place in March and April and features a wide range of classical music, opera and dance performances. 

The festival also includes exhibitions, workshops and other events, making it a great way to experience the city’s rich cultural heritage.


During April, Budapest hosts various Easter markets for kids and adults to sell Easter eggs made by local artisans. 

The stands display eggs, lambs, chocolate rabbits and other traditional Hungarian products. 

Buda Castle Beer Festival

In the stunning Buda Castle, the beer festival takes place every year in June.

It is an event where all alcohol admirers can taste different beers made in various flavors. 

Musical evenings at the Zoo

During July, Budapest Zoo and the botanical garden host various concerts in the evening.

Sziget Festival

The Sziget Festival is one of the biggest events on the Budapest calendar. 

This music festival takes place on Margaret Island in the Danube River every August. 

It features performances of international and local artists.

Jewish Summer Festival 

Jewish Summer Festival

This event in Budapest takes place in September to showcase the Jewish culture.

Grab the opportunity to enjoy and explore a culture many people do not know.

Budapest Marathon

Budapest Marathon

For sports fans, the Budapest Marathon is a must-see event. 

Held every October, the marathon attracts more than 16 thousand runners from around the world.

It offers a scenic route that includes the city’s most iconic landmarks. 

The marathon includes a half marathon, a 10K race and a fun run, so there’s something for runners of all abilities.

Christmas markets

Christmas markets

Finally, the Christmas markets are a must-see for anyone visiting the city during the holiday season. 

They are held in various locations around the city, offering traditional food, drinks and gifts. 

The markets also feature live music and other entertainment, making them fun to celebrate the season.

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