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Szeged Open-Air Festival

The Szeged Open-Air Festival held in Dom tér in July and August is the largest festival in Hungary outside Budapest. The outdoor theatre in front of the Votive Church seats some 6000 people. Main events include an o…
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Sziget Festival

One of the biggest and most popular music festivals in Europe, held in mid-August on Budapest’s Hajógyár (Óbuda) Island, with some 500,000 revellers (in 2016) and a plethora of Hungarian and international bands.
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CAFE Budapest

Contemporary art takes on many forms during this two-week-long festival: poetry slams, contemporary fashion design, modern theatre, a jazz marathon and the 'Night of the Contemporary Galleries', to name a few. Desig…
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Art Capital

In 2016 Szentendre held a high-profile, two-month-long art festival that the city hopes to turn into a biannual event. A dozen museums took part, with themed art exhibitions and installations by Hungarian and intern…
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This pre-Lenten free-for-all carnival celebration takes place in late February or March. Men adorned with freakish, horned wooden masks (busós) parade through town (on the Sunday before Ash Wednesday) to scare off w…
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Budapest International Wine Festival

Hungary’s foremost winemakers introduce their wines at this ultrapopular event in the Castle District. The tipples are accompanied by a cornucopia of edibles along the Gastro Walkway.
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Hugely popular music festival, with 100,000 revellers rocking out to mostly Hungarian bands, but some international acts also.
Fair in Hortobágy National Park

Hortobágy Bridge Fair

This century-old fair held in Hortobágy around St Stephen's Day (20 August) has dance, street theatre, folklore performances, local dishes and the occasional horse and pony for good measure.
Religious in Hollókő

Hollókő Easter Festival

Traditional costumes and folk traditions welcome in spring at the World Heritage–listed village of Hollókő, nestled in the Cserhát Hills of Hungary's northern Uplands.
Parade in Debrecen

Flower Carnival

The grandaddy of Debrecen's festivals, the week-long Flower Carnival held in mid-August includes a flowery float parade.