Top Budapest Festivals

Summer Budapest Festivals

There are several great summer festivals in Budapest, Hungary, probably the most well known of which is the world famous Sziget Festival on an actual island (Hajogyari Sziget) between the two parts of Budapest, the hilly Buda side and the flat Pest side. The summer festival genres are versatile: summer gastro festivals, beer festivals, music festivals from funky to operas and more.

Sziget Festival Budapest - Opening the gates on the island - photo by Peter Kallo

Sziget Festival Budapest – Opening the gates on the island – photo by Peter Kallo

June Festivals in Budapest: dates of June festivals in the city of Budapest, Hungary

July Festivals in Budapest: dates of July festivals in the city of Budapest, Hungary

August Festivals in Budapest: dates of July festivals in the city of Budapest, Hungary

Let’s see some of the top summer festivals:

Budapest Summer Festivals in June:

June in Budapest is really a lively time. There are many beer festivals this time in the city of Budapest, which are often not just about beers (or ciders) but music too, e.g. beer lovers will appreciate the Buda Castle Beer Festival, the Craft Beer Festival or the Czech Beer Festival when authentic Czech beers come to Budapest to enlighten the mood for a few days.. The Foie Gras Festival Budapest centers on goose liver and a whole range of gourmet foods and drinks mixed with concerts and more.

Budapest Fireworks August Festivals

Budapest Fireworks August Festivals – Attila Magyar Photography

June Festival guide: June Festivals in Budapest info about June festivals in the city of Budapest, Hungary on Budapest Festival guide.

See more of the things to do in Budapest in June, and take a look at the Budapest Event Guide to see the upcoming June events in a calendar / agenda format with current news of the Budapest summer festivals.

Budapest Summer Festivals in July:

July in Budapest continues with the cultural events of the Budapest Summer Festival. Vajdahunyad Castle Summer Music Festival provides more classical music in the beautiful setting of the castle in the City Park, by the Heroes Square in Budapest.

July Festivals in Budapest: dates of July festivals in the city of Budapest, Hungary

Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix is what car race fans can enjoy in Mogyorod (approx. 2o mint from Budapest).  See more of the things to do in Budapest in July, and take a look at the Budapest Event Guide to see the current July events in Budapest – save them in your calendar with a click to get the best out of your Budapest trip.

Budapest Summer Festivals in August:

August in Budapest culminates in the August 20 national holiday festivities with the fireworks, the consecration of the new bread and the merry festivities in the Buda Castle called the Festival of Folk Arts.

August Festivals in Budapest: dates of July festivals in the city of Budapest, Hungary

Chidren making bread on the Day of the New Bread Aug 20

Children making bread on the Day of the New Bread Aug 20

August 20 is the birthday of Hungary, so the celebrations are really spectacular.

Moreover, August reaches the zenith of the Hungarian music festivals with the ever so cool Sziget Festival when the most popular foreign and Hungarian performers (from Prince to Quimby, respectively) may perform on the island where the festival is taking place. What could excite the Sziget festival folks better than the Water Circus Party in Szechenyi Bath, where you can enjoy the summer bath party festival series (Szechenyi Bath Parties)

Then the Budapest music scene still continues with the Summer on the Chain Bridge festival when the Chain Bridge (Lanchid) becomes a pedestrian only festival venue with lots of jazz, world music etc. concerts and souvenir and food stalls. (this festival was organized for many years, but not recently).

The Festival of Folk Arts in the Buda Castle offers lots of artisan handcrafts, gourmet foods and drinks, folksy music and folk dance ensemble performances. See more of the things to do in Budapest in August, and take a look at the Budapest Event Guide to see the current summer events – save them in your calendar with a click to get the best out of your Budapest trip.

So as you can see, the cultural festival known as Budapest Summer Festival, which starts around mid June and ends at the end of August, is just one of the several Budapest summer festivals.
The summer events are very mixed, ranging from very light to classical music events, musicals, contemporary dances, film screenings, VJs and Budapest bath parties known as sparties, festivals and fairs, etc. which are all in the free Budapest programme booklets available in cafes, cinemas and tourist offices in Budapest.
Jewish Festival Budapest June Judafest in Kazinczy Street

Jewish Festival Budapest Kazinczy Street

Many of the summer programmes are outdoor, taking place in all over the city of Budapest, like the Outdoor Stage on Margaret Island or the Open Air Stage in Vajdahunyad Castle to the Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden as well as the biggest church in Budapest, the St. Stephen’s Basilica.

If you are staying longer in Budapest, and love youthful music festivals, check out some of the great Hungarian music festivals outside Budapest: the Balaton Sound Music Festival (around July in Zamardi by Lake Balaton), Volt Music Festival in the town of Sopron (in the lovely little town called Sopron, by the Hungarian – Austrian border)
 
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