Events calendar for Budapest for 2016 – Part 2
Posted by Mia Balogh · Feb 3, 2016

In our new series we intend to give you a glimpse of the most exciting events expected for this year in Budapest.


Budapest Spring Festival

The arrival of spring means the beginning of Budapest Spring Festival, as well. This year, you can expect great program offer from local and international talents. Concerts, theatrical acts, visual art presentations, exhibitions and several other programs will take place in multiple locations in the city.

Save the date: from 8 to 24 April

Budapest 100

Budapest’s century-old buildings are really worth taking a closer look at! You can participate in thematic guided tours, and even discover the secrets of these old houses by visiting their attics. This year, Budapest’s Nagykörút (“Grand Boulevard”) will be in the spotlight.

Save the date: 16-17 April

International Book Festival

Bookworms of the world, unite. Where? For example at the International Book Festival in Budapest, where you can take part in book launches, book-signing sessions, or you can enjoy roundtable discussions, concerts, theatre performances and movie screenings.

Save the date: from 21 to 24 April



If you like rosé wines and champagnes, don’t miss Rosalia, the annual Rosé and Champagne Festival, organized in Gesztenyés Garden in district XII. Choose your favourite drinks and enjoy the most delicious street food and the finest jazz music.

Save the date: from 6 to 8 May

Gourmet Festival

Try the best of Hungarian cuisine, taste the offer of Hungarian wineries and confectionaries, as well. If you are a gourmet, you can’t miss Gourmet Festival.

Save the date: from 12 to 15 May

Rakéta (Rocket) Festival

Rakéta Festival is a great possibility to young artists to perform in Budapest’s coolest clubs – some of the bands have their first appearance then. Rakéta means rocket, suggesting maybe that the young artists can seize the opportunity at the festival and fly high.

Save the date: from 30 May to 5 June


Budapest Summer Festival

Music, theatre projects, circus shows, fascinating opera performances and much more waits for you this summer, in the grand amphitheaters at the Margaret Island and at Városmajor Park.

Save the date: from 10 June to 20 August

Night of the Museums

Do you remember the Night at the Museum movies? Well, we can’t promise you the same experiences as the ones you have seen in the films but we can suggest you to purchase a ticket for the Night of the Museums to enjoy the numerous cultural programs organized in several locations – for one night only. The thematic of the event this year focuses on “Heroes, explorers, and innovators”.

Save the date: 25 June

Beer Festivals

If you are a fan of good beer, let us offer you two great programs: Budapest Beer Festival will be organized in Buda Castle and Czech Beer Festival will take place in Szabadság Square. June can undoubtedly be the month of beer in Budapest!

Save the dates: Czech Beer Festival: from 24 June to 5 July. Budapest Beer Festival’s date is yet to be announced.

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Iron Maiden will rock Hungary next summer
Budapest Park is open
Hungary will play in front of a full house
Legendary band KISS set to perform also in Hungary for a last time
Tickets are now on sale for The Weeknd in Budapest in 2022
Ozzy Osbourne will perform in Hungary again in 2022