The food, the drink and the concert.
Although February is a short month, there is no shortage of exciting programs. It's February's carnival time, so we'll have countless carnival parties, but there are also some other exciting programs in town. We collected 3 of our favorites:
XIII. Budapest Mangalica Festival
The Mangalica is a Hungarian breed of domestic pig that grows a thick, woolly coat similar to that of a sheep. On this event the best mangalica breeders and products, locally made mangalica delicacies and live mangalica pigs await in the center of the capital. Visitors can directly meet breeders and primary producers from all over the country, and in many cases, buy the product from the owner who has produced it. In addition to mangalica products, you will find excellent Hungarian food, great bands, children's programs, locally baked mangalica dishes, whole roast piglets, excellent wines and brandy, and the inevitable cooking competition.
Venue: 1054 Budapest, V. district, Szabadság tér
Date: 7-9 February
KávéBár Bazár 2020
Coffee lovers' feast is also coming: CofeeBar Bazaar will be held for the 11th time. This is the event when coffee scent and bar-atmosphere fills Millenáris Center for 2 days: Budapest's largest coffee bar awaits visitors, professionals and consumers with numerous exhibitors and programs, and of course, coffee, coffee and coffee. Novelties, eco-friendly concepts, competitions, presentations, gifts, water refills, and plenty of tasting - coffees, wines, spirits, cocktails - all come with one entry ticket.
Helyszín: Millenáris (Hall B), 1024 Budapest, II. district, Kis Rókus street 16-20.
Date: 8-9 February
Budapest Gypsy Symphony Orchestra, 35th Anniversary Concert
The „100-member” Budapest Gypsy Orchestra is a real specialty: it's part of the Hungarian Heritage and winner of the Hungaricum title. It a unique band in the whole world: its members are mainly gypsy musicians, and besides classical music (among others Liszt, Bartók, Kodály, Hubay, Brahms, Sarasate, Strauss) they also play traditional Hungarian gypsy music. Contrary to its name, it had 140 members at the time it was established, and today it has 138 members. If you love folk music, don't miss this mesmerizing concert!
Venue: Papp László Sport Arena, 1143 Budapest, XIV district, Stefánia út 2
Date: 9 February