Top Budapest Festivals

Budapest Halloween

Budapest is getting more and more ‘halloweeny’. There are dozens of Halloween Parties in Budapest of all music styles (hiphop, rock, metal, R&B, house, electronic, punk, etc.), and there are other Halloween Budapest events for children and families too.

Halloween Budapest - Lantern Festival on Heroes Square

Halloween Budapest – Lantern Festival on Heroes Square

Halloween has traditionally not been celebrated / observed in Hungary, but as our global culture shifts its valves, Halloween, just like Valentine’s Day has set its feet in Hungary for good. Hungarians have long observed November 1 as the Day of the Dead, but it is a somber, sad, reflective family day and far from the colourful fun you would see on October 31 in western countries.

Now the fun is spreading slowly but surely.

There are more and more Halloween programmes going on in Budapest, as everyone likes the idea of dressing up and having a bit of a party and fun, kids and adults alike.

Budapest Halloween with Kids / Adults

Ideas for October 31 in Budapest to get some Halloween atmosphere:

Halloween Lantern Festival on Heroes’ Square

Halloween Lantern Festival Budapest Heroes Square

Halloween Lantern Festival Budapest Heroes Square – RichPoi Photography

A very viable tradition started back in 2009: people with Halloween lanterns unite on Hosok tere (Heroes’ square) in the chilly weather around the Hungarian Millennium Monument and place their handmade spooky, goulish, funny lanterns on display. Official website of the Budapest Halloween Lantern Festival: or

Halloween Lantern Festival on Vorosmarty Square

Halloween lanterns made from pretty plump pumpkins are also on display at Vorosmarty square M1 metro stop (in the heart of Budapest, close to Deak sqaure). Maybe the organizers are different. Official site:

Halloween at the Budapest Zoo

The Budapest Zoo is organising a week long Halloween workshop and fun series for children aged 2 – 14. Under 14 children can enter free of charge during the Budapest Zoo Halloween Festival. There will be lots of pumpkins to carve and decorate, face painting, interesting exhibitions, 3D shows, etc.

October 28 and November 3, 2013

Budapest Zoo Halloween

Budapest Zoo Halloween

Halloween at Aquaworld Water Park for Children

A smaller scale Halloween programme at Aquaworld Budapest for families with kids – you can enjoy a lot of slides too. Jack-o’-lantern, black cat, mini wisp, everything what you need to Halloween.

Date: October 31 – November 2, 2013

Halloween Parties in Budapest

Lukacs Baths Magic Bath Party

Lukacs Baths Magic Bath Party

There are dozens of good  Budapest Halloween parties of all sorts and location in the best bars and clubs of Budapest, so do keep your eyes open, and if needed, book a place in advance. The best party places will surely get crowded. You can expect to have parties at places like:

Halloween menus at Budapest Restaurants

As clubs, bars and pubs, more and more restaurants in Budapest are getting the feel for Halloween events offering Halloween menu – some restaurants in Budapest feature special Halloween themed menus, like Araz Restaurant, and some more.

If you bump into something noteworthy, let us know in the comments below so that we can add it to our Budapest Halloween Events list.


Dear Halloweeners…..

We would like to invite you our really, origin Halloween Festival on heart of Budapest.
pls bring your own pumpkin, use your own make up, and come.
place : Vörösmarty place (1051)
date : 31,10,2012
time : 18:00 – 21:00

Hi, I’m a tourist in Budapest for Halloween. What’s happening for it?

Wrong email. Reply to this one please. I’m in Budapest for Halloween. Anything fun happening? :)

Hi Jack, now the Budapest Halloween info is updated. There are dozens of Halloween parties, we have only picked the top parties. You can also visit our Budapest event tag for Halloween parties (not all of them are on October 31 so do check the date)

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