For more than 10 years, Budapest Jewish Summer Festival (Zsido Nyari Fesztival) has been a unique collection of Jewish and Yiddish music, plays, performances and exhibitions. Besides the predominantly Jewish music programmes, there are regular Gypsy musicians and performers featured in the programme. The Jewish Summer Festival is an annual summer festival, taking place sometime around late August and early September, organized by the Jewish Tourism and Cultural Centre.
Jewish Summer Festival
Some of the programmes of the Jewish Summer Festivals in recent years to give you a feel for this popular summer festival in Budapest:
- Late Night Concert at the Dohany Street Great Synagogue, Budapest
- Performance of the Beer-Sheva Theatre from Israel
- Concert of Marko Markovic, Felix Lajko and the Gipsy Cymbal Band of Kalman Balogh
- Concert of Mariann Falusi and Tamas Foldes from the works of Leonard Cohen and Irving Berlin
- The Budapest Klezmer Band and the Vujicsics Ensemble
- Idan Raichel Project – Special Acoustic Concert
- Concert of Bea Palya – Hungarian folk & world music singer with occasional jazz performances
Ticket prices for the Jewish Summer Festival range from 2,900 HUF to 10,900 HUF. Popular performances need to be booked in advance.
Related Budapest Jewish Cultural and Historical Tours:
- Jewish Heritage tours: 1.5 hour, 3 hour and 4 hour grand tours in Budapest, visiting the outstanding Jewish Heritage sites of the city
- Jewish Sightseeing Tours: 3 hour tour including the Great Synagogue in Dohany Street and the Jewish Museum
- Budapest Historical Revolution tour: 2.5 hour historical tour, including a visit to the Jewish Quarters of Budapest, and Hungary’s role in WW1 and WW2.
Tip: the Grand Synagogue in Dohany Street is closed on Saturdays, the Holocaust Memorial Center in District IX. is closed on Mondays
Tip: the Jewish Quarter in Budapest also boasts most of the hip and trendy bars of Budapest, the so called ruin pubs. Walk along Kazinczy Street to bump into a dozen of the ruin bars, like Fogashaz, 400, etc.
Official website and annual programmes on Zsido Nyari Fesztival.