Events

March 15th - National Holiday

Event Dates: Mar 15, 2015  

Venue:multiple locations

 

 

March 15th is a national holiday in Hungary. It stands for democracy and freedom and it commemorates the Hungarian Revolution of 1848, which grew into a war for independence from Habsburg rule.

History of March 15th

The revolution started on March 15th, 1848, following a series of uprisings throughout Europe. Lajos Kossuth, a famous journalist at the time, emerged as a leader and the revolution seemed to be very successful. A new, independent and democratic government was elected with Hungary’s first Prime Minister, Lajos Batthyány. As Vienna faced its own revolution, the Habsburg Empire first accepted the new government and its demands. However, after the Austrian revolution was defeated, troops were sent to dissolve the newly elected Hungarian parliament, turning the revolution into a war between Austria and Hungary.

The war for independence lasted until August 1849. Initially the Hungarian forces achieved several victories, which led to Hungary’s complete independence from Austria and Lajos Kossuth was named Governor-President. This prompted the Habsburgs to ask for help from their most powerful ally, the Russian Czar. His army invaded Hungary and the revolution was eventually defeated. Kossuth resigned and fled into exile. He even visited the US, where he was widely honored for his achievements. Kossuth County in Iowa was named after him.  

Following the war of 1848–49, Lajos Batthyány, the first Hungarian Prime Minister was executed on present-day Szabadság Square and 13 other leaders were executed in the city of Arad.

March 15th Celebrations

March 15th - Cockade

Today, March 15th is a national holiday in Hungary and there are several buildings and traditions, which have become a symbol of the revolution and are part of the commemorative ceremonies. Hungarians proudly wear cockades on this day and some of the official celebrations are held at the Hungarian National Museum where young Hungarian revolutionaries, led by poet Sándor Petőfi, held a mass demonstration on the first day of the revolution in 1848.

Festivities start in the morning with the raising of the Hungarian flag in Kossuth Square and continue in front of the Hungarian National Museum. The main events include a ceremonial speech by the Prime Minister and a traditional Hussars procession to the Buda Castle. On this day the Hungarian Holy Crown and the Crown Jewels, on display at the Hungarian Parliament, can be viewed free of charge. Celebrations continue on Castle Hill with dance and music programs and several museums, including the Budapest History Museum, the National Gallery, the National Archive and the Military History Museum, are open to the public free of charge.

Program highlights in 2015:

9 am Raising of the Hungarian flag in Kossuth Square
10:30 Ceremonial greeting from the Mayor of Budapest, followed by a ceremonial speech by the Prime Minister of Hungary, in front of the Hungarian National Museum
noon - 1 pm Hussars procession to the Buda Castle from the Hungarian National Museum
10 am - 5 pm Various programs on Castle Hill, free entrance to several museums

St Patrick’s Day Parade 

Event Dates: Mar 22, 2015  

Venue:Meeting point: Szabadság Square

St Patrick’s Day

The first ever St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Budapest was held in 2011. The 2015 event, organized by the Irish Hungarian Business Circle, promises to be even bigger and better. The parade starts at 2 pm on Sunday, March 22nd on Szabadság tér and it will finish at Instant.

For more info on the parade visit the organizers' page on Facebook.

Kiss me I’m Irish (in Budapest)

Well…not really, but everyone is Irish on March 17th and I love St. Patrick’s Day festivities wherever they are held around the world. In addition to the parade, here is a list of pubs where you can party with the Irish in Budapest:

Guinness House – Guinness House, the newest addition to Budapest’s Irish pub scene, is celebrating with live, traditional Irish music.

Irish Cat Pub – The Irish Cat Pub on Kálvin Square is celebrating with parties, live music, Guinness and Irish whisky.

Caledonia – The Scottish pub Caledonia offers a special St. Patrick’s week Irish menu, draught Guinness and a selection of Irish whiskies.

St. Patrick’s Day, a celebration of Irish culture

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17th. It’s an Irish holiday, named after St. Patrick, a 5th century priest, founder of the Irish Church and patron saint of Ireland. It’s a religious feast, which has been observed over many centuries. On St. Patrick’s Day Irish families would traditionally attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon. Today, St. Patrick’s Day is a celebration of Irish culture worldwide, with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade being one of the highlights of the festivities everywhere. The tradition of wearing something green on this day goes back to the 17th century, when green ribbons were worn.

 

Flavors of Hungary Gastro Fair

Event Dates: Mar 29, 2015  -  Mar 30, 2015  

Venue:Millenaris, Building B

Date Note:2015 event dates haven't been finalized yet

Flavors of Hungary Gastro Fair

The 'Flavors of Hungary' Gastro Fair (Kézműves Magyar Ízek Vására) is a semi-annual gastro event showcasing homegrown Hungarian products.

Visitors can sample homemade specialties from more than 150 vendors from around Hungary. What makes this event special is that all products are made by select Hungarian vendors. There will be a cooking show featuring traditional Hungarian recipes and visitors can get to know the vendors and producers and even vote for their favorites. Bring your kids, as this is a family event. A kid's corner, arts and crafts workshops and other programs will keep the little ones entertained.

This gastro fair, held at the Millenaris, is guaranteed to offer something for everyone. Homemade cheese, ham, sausage, jam, honey, dried fruits, chocolate, wine and palinka are just some of the delicacies awaiting visitors.

Entrance fee:
HUF 1,500 (HUF 900 for students and seniors)
Free entry for kids under 12

More info on the program can be found here.

 

Budapest Spring Festival 

Event Dates: Apr 10, 2015  -  Apr 26, 2015  

Venue:Multiple locations

Budapest Spring Festival

Pulling together the best in classical music, opera, jazz and folk music, this annual festival is the largest cultural event in Hungary. A multitude of venues throughout the city welcome both, Hungarian and international performers. Budapest celebrates its 34th Spring Festival in 2015.

There will be over 50 performances and exhibitions to choose from during the 10 days of the festival, the Budapest Opera will premier Parsifal and Rigoletto, the Papp László Sport Arena will welcome dance house events, the Palace of Arts will feature a series of classical concerts and several plays are on the repertoire at the Hungarian National Theatre.

The Budapest Spring Festival also celebrates the 133rd anniversary of a great Hungarian musician, Béla Bartók, with a concert by the National Philharmonic Orchestra on March 25th, in the Palace of Arts.

More info on the venues and programs can be found on the Budapest Spring Festival'swebsite.

 

Cherry Blossom Festival in Budapest 

Event Dates: Apr 12, 2015  -  Apr 13, 2015  

Venue:Füvészkert Botanical Gardens

Date Note:2015 event dates haven't been finalized yet

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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There are plenty of sausage, wine and pálinka festivals in Budapest, so here is an event for those of us with a sweet tooth. Budapest's annual Chocolate and Candy Festival promises to be a sweet culinary event that offers participants a chance to experience everything cocoa products have to offer. For three days, chocolate will be featured in all its magnificent and tasty forms.

Sweet Days - Chocolate and Candy Festival

Hand-made chocolate

Several multinational companies, chocolate craftsmen, producers and traders from Hungary and abroad will be in attendance atSweet Days to tempt you with their delicacies. Fruits, seeds, coffee, vanilla, various syrups, honey, fine wines and sweet drinks will accompany the chocolate and candy at the festival. There will be several kid-friendly programs to keep the little ones entertained while grown-ups can partake in chocolate-making courses and guided chocolate tasting tours or learn 'sweet' recipes and more. Evening entertainment includes musical programs and live concerts accompanied by drinks and fine wines.

Opening hours:
Friday: 11 am to midnight
Saturday: 10 am to midnight
Sunday: 10 am to 10 pm

Entrance fees:
A day pass is HUF 2,000 for adults and HUF 100 for kids (6-12 years old).
Entrance is free for children under 6 years of age.

For more information visit their site.

 

World Press Photo 2015

Event Dates: Sep 25, 2015  -  Oct 26, 2015  

Venue:Museum of Ethnography

World Press Photo Exhibition


 


 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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There are plenty of sausage, wine and pálinka festivals in Budapest, so here is an event for those of us with a sweet tooth. Budapest's annual Chocolate and Candy Festival promises to be a sweet culinary event that offers participants a chance to experience everything cocoa products have to offer. For three days, chocolate will be featured in all its magnificent and tasty forms.

Sweet Days - Chocolate and Candy Festival

Hand-made chocolate

Several multinational companies, chocolate craftsmen, producers and traders from Hungary and abroad will be in attendance atSweet Days to tempt you with their delicacies. Fruits, seeds, coffee, vanilla, tbudapest.travel/images/content/event/935/sweetdays-2012-3__gallery.jpg" rel="lightbox-biz" rev="Sweetdays-2012-3">Sweetdays-2012-3


There are plenty of sausage, wine and pálinka festivals in Budapest, so here is an event for those of us with a sweet tooth. Budapest's annual Chocolate and Candy Festival promises to be a sweet culinary event that offers participants a chance to experience everything cocoa products have to offer. For three days, chocolate will be featured in all its magnificent and tasty forms.

Sweet Days - Chocolate and Candy Festival

Hand-made chocolate

Several multinational companies, chocolate craftsmen, producers and traders from Hungary and abroad will be in attendance atSweet Days to tempt you with their delicacies. Fruits, seeds, coffee, vanilla, various syrups, honey, fine wines and sweet drinks will accompany the chocolate and candy at the festival. There will be several kid-friendly programs to keep the little ones entertained while grown-ups can partake in chocolate-making courses and guided chocolate tasting tours or learn 'sweet' recipes and more. Evening entertainment includes musical programs and live concerts accompanied by drinks and fine wines.

Opening hours:
Friday: 11 am to midnight
Saturday: 10 am to midnight
Sunday: 10 am to 10 pm

Entrance fees:
A day pass is HUF 2,000 for adults and HUF 100 for kids (6-12 years old).
Entrance is free for children under 6 years of age.

For more information visit their site.

 

World Press Photo 2015

Event Dates: Sep 25, 2015  -  Oct 26, 2015  

Venue:Museum of Ethnography

World Press Photo Exhibition


Café Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival

Event Dates: Oct 3, 2015  -  Oct 19, 2015  

Venue:Multiple locations

Cafe Budapest


Known for the past 20 years as Budapest Autumn Festival and recently renamed to Café Budapest, this festival celebrates the creative talent and achievements of contemporary art. During the festival Budapest’s cultural life comes alive with artists and works of contemporary art ranging from classical and pop music to dance, film and fine arts to children’s programs. The list of venues includes popular cafés and retro pubs (like A38Café Jedermann andSzatyor Bar) contemporary art galleries (like Trafó) and many of the city's theaters (like Átrium Cinema, and the National Theater). The program offers an exciting repertoire of theatre, dance and musical performances.

For full details and event schedule visit Café Budapest's website.

 

Budapest Pálinka and Sausage Festival

Type:Food and Drink, Festivals

Event Dates: Oct 3, 2015  -  Oct 5, 2015  

Venue:Castle Hill

Budapest Pálinka and Sausage Festival


More than twenty pálinka (a type of Hungarian brandy) distillers and renowned sausage makers participate at this unique and very Hungarian gastronomic event, held annually in one of the most beautiful spots in Budapest, Castle Hill. The festival offers a combination of the best in pálinka, great food and entertainment. Visitors to the festival will have an opportunity to be the first to taste this year’s new pálinka distillates.

Budapest Pálinka and Sausage Festival

Each year the festival welcomes a guest country. In 2014 Scotland has been invited to participate and visitors will have a chance to sample some whiskey.

Sausage and pálinka go well together, so be sure to visit one of the sausage stands and sample their homemade products, such asGyulai and Csabai kolbász.

Admission:
1-Day ticket: HUF 2,000
3-Day pass: HUF 5,500

Festival hours:
Thursday & Friday: 2 pm to 2 am
Saturday: noon to 2 am
Sunday: noon to midnight

Click here for more info and program details.

 

Budapest Design Week 

Event Dates: Oct 3, 2015  -  Oct 12, 2015  

Venue:Design Terminál and several galleries and fashion shops

Budapest Design Week


Budapest Design Week is held every fall citywide and is open to both the public and the design industry, attracting over 60,000 people annually. This year’s event, the 10th in succession, will take place between October 3rd and 12th.

For full details and event schedule visit Budapest Design Week's official website.

 

Art Market Budapest

Event Dates: Oct 9, 2015  -  Oct 12, 2015  

Venue:Millenáris, Building 'B'

Art Market Budapest


Art Market Budapest is an exhibition and art fair that aims to bring attention and awareness to contemporary Central and Eastern European art and artists.

Art Market and its programs are designed to help bring the public and the artists closer together. In addition to the exhibition, special programs and art presentations help highlight the uniqueness of art in Central and Eastern Europe. Featured programs and presentations include such projects as a ’Gypsy Art Program’ focusing on this Central and Eastern European social and artistic phenomenon and the ’Krinzinger projekte’, an exhibition curated by the Krinzinger Gallery, showcasing some of the region's most exciting emerging artists. Other programs and events include round table discussions, artist interviews, book launches, presentations and more. All of these programs at Art Market Budapest are created to provide first-hand information and education about the Eastern European art scene.

Art Market Budapest will be held at Millenáris, a 'Europa Nostra' awarded complex and one of best equipped cultural centers in Central & Eastern Europe.

Art Market Budapest extends into Art Week Budapest, a series of related events, programs and workshops with the participation of various art groups and cultural communities.

For more info about the event visit their website.

 

Oktoberfest Budapest

vent Dates: Oct 9, 2015  -  Oct 12, 2015  

Venue:City Park Ice Rink (Műjégpálya)

Oktoberfest Budapest

Photo by Oktoberfest Budapest

There will be plenty of tasty fare to pair with your beer and several live performances to keep everyone entertained. Just like 'the' Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, Oktoberfest Budapest will also feature an agricultural fair.

The three-day event starts Thursday, October 9, at 10 am.

Entrance fee:
Day pass: HUF 1,990
Festival pass: HUF 3,990

 

Chimney Cake Festival

Event Dates: Oct 10, 2015  -  Oct 12, 2015  

Venue:City Park, Vajdahunyad Castle

Chimney Cake Festival

More info is available here.

 

Spar Budapest International Marathon 

Event Dates: Oct 11, 2015  

Venue:The start gate will be at Heroes' Square (Hősök tere)

Budapest International Marathon


The fascinating scenery and the beauty of Budapest makes this Marathon a unique experience. The route of the Budapest Marathon passes by Heroes' Square, Andrassy Avenue, Chain Bridge, Buda Castle, Margaret Island and the Parliament Building.

SPAR Budapest International Marathon - 25th Anniversary, 2010

3,150 marathon runners participated in the 25th Anniversary SPAR Budapest International Marathon. The President of Hungary, Pal Schmitt, started the race and the cheering crowds set the atmosphere.

Overall, 13,800 runners filled the streets of Budapest taking part in the marathon, the relays, the mini-marathon and the fun run. Despite the rainy weather, the event turned out to be a real running festival.

Runners set off along the beautiful Andrássy Avenue and passed several of Budapest’s famous sights, including the Chain Bridge, the Budapest Opera House, Castle Hill, Gellert Hill and the Parliament building. The wind and rain along the banks of the Danube made the run even more challenging, but everyone managed to overcome the elements. The sights of Budapest, the musicians along the course, the organisers and the volunteers all pitched in to help the runners complete the distance.

1,300 international athletes participated from 50 countries from around the world. The most runners came from France, Italy, Great Britain, Finland and Germany.

For more news and info visit Budapest Marathon.

 

Budapest Restaurant Week

Event Dates: Oct 13, 2015  -  Oct 19, 2015  

Venue:Over 30 participating restaurants

Budapest Restaurant Week

Reservations are required and have to be made online via etteremhet.hu, the official site of the Budapest Restaurant Week.

Sautéed Foie Gras at Náncs Néni

For a complete list of participating restaurants visit etteremhet.hu.

October 23rd - Revolution of 1956

Event Dates: Oct 23, 2015  

Venue:Multiple locations

October 23

A Brief History of October 23rd

October 23rd marks the first day of the Revolution of 1956. Peaceful demonstrations were held on this day throughout Budapest, many organized by students, demanding free elections, freedom of the press, and withdrawal of the Soviet troops stationed in Hungary. Demonstrators were also demanding that the former Prime Minister, Imre Nagy, dismissed for his liberal policies, be returned to power. International events, such as the 'Polish October', Poland’s successful uprising, where the Soviets gave in and acknowledged a liberal leader, gave much hope to Hungarians. As more and more people joined, the rally turned into a mass demonstration. Tens of thousands of people took to the streets. At 8 pm the Hungarian Communist Party made an unscheduled radio announcement denouncing the demonstrators’ demands. Following the announcement the crowd headed to the radio station to broadcast their demands. They were driven back by state security police with brutal force claiming fatalities. The incident marked the start of an escalation of violence creating a nationwide uprising.

Despite the police brutality and the presence of Soviet tanks in the streets the uprising continued for days. Clashes between demonstrators and armed police broke out in many places, killing hundreds. Following the ceasefire agreed to on October 28, Soviet troops began pulling out from Budapest on October 30th. Imre Nagy was named Prime Minister and formed a new government. By November 4, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev sent in the tanks with reinforcement to bring a bloody end to the revolution. Thousands of people died and over 200,000 fled the country.

In the immediate aftermath thousands of Hungarians were arrested. Several hundred were executed and hundreds were deported to the Soviet Union. Besides reinstating a Soviet controlled government the Soviet Union increased its permanent troop levels in Hungary. Imre Nagy was executed in 1958 after a secret trial in Budapest.

Under the communist rule October 23rd was considered as a counter-revolution and all commemorations were banned. In 1989, after the fall of communism, Hungary was declared a republic on October 23rd.

Programs on October 23rd

In 2015, the October 23rd celebrations start in the morning (at 9 am) with the raising of the Hungarian flag in Kossuth Square. At 3 pm there will be a candle lighting ceremony in front of the House of Terror Museum. At 5 pm there will be a live concert in front of the University of Technology (Műegyetem). At 7 pm Budapest Opera will feauture a gala performance, followed by a ceremonial speech by the President of Hungary. On October 23rd, everyone can visit the Parliament Building for free (from 10 am to 4 pm).

 

St. Martin’s Day Festival

Event Dates: Nov 7, 2015  -  Nov 9, 2015  

Venue:Vajdahunyad Castle

Vajdahunyad Castle

This annual goose & wine themed cultural festival at Vajdahunyad Castle is always held on or around November 11th, St. Martin's Day (Márton nap). The festival features a variety of goose dishes accompanied by the season's first new wines. Live music, folk dance shows and kids programs are also on the 'menu'. Homemade products can be purchased at the St. Martin’s Day Artisan Fair, located in the courtyard of Vajdahunyad Castle.

Opening hours:
10 am to 8 pm

Entrance fee:
HUF 1,300, HUF 700 for children (4-14 years old)

More info is available here.


 

 

 

 



 

 


 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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There are plenty of sausage, wine and pálinka festivals in Budapest, so here is an event for those of us with a sweet tooth. Budapest's annual Chocolate and Candy Festival promises to be a sweet culinary event that offers participants a chance to experience everything cocoa products have to offer. For three days, chocolate will be featured in all its magnificent and tasty forms.

Sweet Days - Chocolate and Candy Festival

Hand-made chocolate

Several multinational companies, chocolate craftsmen, producers and traders from Hungary and abroad will be in attendance atSweet Days to tempt you with their delicacies. Fruits, seeds, coffee, vanilla, various syrups, honey, fine wines and sweet drinks will accompany the chocolate and candy at the festival. There will be several kid-friendly programs to keep the little ones entertained while grown-ups can partake in chocolate-making courses and guided chocolate tasting tours or learn 'sweet' recipes and more. Evening entertainment includes musical programs and live concerts accompanied by drinks and fine wines.

Opening hours:
Friday: 11 am to midnight
Saturday: 10 am to midnight
Sunday: 10 am to 10 pm

Entrance fees:
A day pass is HUF 2,000 for adults and HUF 100 for kids (6-12 years old).
Entrance is free for children under 6 years of age.

For more information visit their site.

 

World Press Photo 2015

Event Dates: Sep 25, 2015  -  Oct 26, 2015  

Venue:Museum of Ethnography

World Press Photo Exhibition


 


 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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There are plenty of sausage, wine and pálinka festivals in Budapest, so here is an event for those of us with a sweet tooth. Budapest's annual Chocolate and Candy Festival promises to be a sweet culinary event that offers participants a chance to experience everything cocoa products have to offer. For three days, chocolate will be featured in all its magnificent and tasty forms.

Sweet Days - Chocolate and Candy Festival

Hand-made chocolate

Several multinational companies, chocolate craftsmen, producers and traders from Hungary and abroad will be in attendance atSweet Days to tempt you with their delicacies. Fruits, seeds, coffee, vanilla, tbudapest.travel/images/content/event/935/sweetdays-2012-3__gallery.jpg" rel="lightbox-biz" rev="Sweetdays-2012-3">Sweetdays-2012-3

There are plenty of sausage, wine and pálinka festivals in Budapest, so here is an event for those of us with a sweet tooth. Budapest's annual Chocolate and Candy Festival promises to be a sweet culinary event that offers participants a chance to experience everything cocoa products have to offer. For three days, chocolate will be featured in all its magnificent and tasty forms.

Sweet Days - Chocolate and Candy Festival

Hand-made chocolate

Several multinational companies, chocolate craftsmen, producers and traders from Hungary and abroad will be in attendance atSweet Days to tempt you with their delicacies. Fruits, seeds, coffee, vanilla, various syrups, honey, fine wines and sweet drinks will accompany the chocolate and candy at the festival. There will be several kid-friendly programs to keep the little ones entertained while grown-ups can partake in chocolate-making courses and guided chocolate tasting tours or learn 'sweet' recipes and more. Evening entertainment includes musical programs and live concerts accompanied by drinks and fine wines.

Opening hours:
Friday: 11 am to midnight
Saturday: 10 am to midnight
Sunday: 10 am to 10 pm

Entrance fees:
A day pass is HUF 2,000 for adults and HUF 100 for kids (6-12 years old).
Entrance is free for children under 6 years of age.

For more information visit their site.

 

World Press Photo 2015

Event Dates: Sep 25, 2015  -  Oct 26, 2015  

Venue:Museum of Ethnography

World Press Photo Exhibition


Café Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival

Event Dates: Oct 3, 2015  -  Oct 19, 2015  

Venue:Multiple locations

Cafe Budapest


Known for the past 20 years as Budapest Autumn Festival and recently renamed to Café Budapest, this festival celebrates the creative talent and achievements of contemporary art. During the festival Budapest’s cultural life comes alive with artists and works of contemporary art ranging from classical and pop music to dance, film and fine arts to children’s programs. The list of venues includes popular cafés and retro pubs (like A38Café Jedermann andSzatyor Bar) contemporary art galleries (like Trafó) and many of the city's theaters (like Átrium Cinema, and the National Theater). The program offers an exciting repertoire of theatre, dance and musical performances.

For full details and event schedule visit Café Budapest's website.

 

Budapest Pálinka and Sausage Festival

Type:Food and Drink, Festivals

Event Dates: Oct 3, 2015  -  Oct 5, 2015  

Venue:Castle Hill

Budapest Pálinka and Sausage Festival


More than twenty pálinka (a type of Hungarian brandy) distillers and renowned sausage makers participate at this unique and very Hungarian gastronomic event, held annually in one of the most beautiful spots in Budapest, Castle Hill. The festival offers a combination of the best in pálinka, great food and entertainment. Visitors to the festival will have an opportunity to be the first to taste this year’s new pálinka distillates.

Budapest Pálinka and Sausage Festival

Each year the festival welcomes a guest country. In 2014 Scotland has been invited to participate and visitors will have a chance to sample some whiskey.

Sausage and pálinka go well together, so be sure to visit one of the sausage stands and sample their homemade products, such asGyulai and Csabai kolbász.

Admission:
1-Day ticket: HUF 2,000
3-Day pass: HUF 5,500

Festival hours:
Thursday & Friday: 2 pm to 2 am
Saturday: noon to 2 am
Sunday: noon to midnight

Click here for more info and program details.

 

Budapest Design Week 

Event Dates: Oct 3, 2015  -  Oct 12, 2015  

Venue:Design Terminál and several galleries and fashion shops

Budapest Design Week


Budapest Design Week is held every fall citywide and is open to both the public and the design industry, attracting over 60,000 people annually. This year’s event, the 10th in succession, will take place between October 3rd and 12th.

For full details and event schedule visit Budapest Design Week's official website.

 

Art Market Budapest

Event Dates: Oct 9, 2015  -  Oct 12, 2015  

Venue:Millenáris, Building 'B'

Art Market Budapest


Art Market Budapest is an exhibition and art fair that aims to bring attention and awareness to contemporary Central and Eastern European art and artists.

Art Market and its programs are designed to help bring the public and the artists closer together. In addition to the exhibition, special programs and art presentations help highlight the uniqueness of art in Central and Eastern Europe. Featured programs and presentations include such projects as a ’Gypsy Art Program’ focusing on this Central and Eastern European social and artistic phenomenon and the ’Krinzinger projekte’, an exhibition curated by the Krinzinger Gallery, showcasing some of the region's most exciting emerging artists. Other programs and events include round table discussions, artist interviews, book launches, presentations and more. All of these programs at Art Market Budapest are created to provide first-hand information and education about the Eastern European art scene.

Art Market Budapest will be held at Millenáris, a 'Europa Nostra' awarded complex and one of best equipped cultural centers in Central & Eastern Europe.

Art Market Budapest extends into Art Week Budapest, a series of related events, programs and workshops with the participation of various art groups and cultural communities.

For more info about the event visit their website.

 

Oktoberfest Budapest

vent Dates: Oct 9, 2015  -  Oct 12, 2015  

Venue:City Park Ice Rink (Műjégpálya)

Oktoberfest Budapest

Photo by Oktoberfest Budapest

There will be plenty of tasty fare to pair with your beer and several live performances to keep everyone entertained. Just like 'the' Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, Oktoberfest Budapest will also feature an agricultural fair.

The three-day event starts Thursday, October 9, at 10 am.

Entrance fee:
Day pass: HUF 1,990
Festival pass: HUF 3,990

 

Chimney Cake Festival

Event Dates: Oct 10, 2015  -  Oct 12, 2015  

Venue:City Park, Vajdahunyad Castle

Chimney Cake Festival

More info is available here.

 

Spar Budapest International Marathon 

Event Dates: Oct 11, 2015  

Venue:The start gate will be at Heroes' Square (Hősök tere)

Budapest International Marathon


The fascinating scenery and the beauty of Budapest makes this Marathon a unique experience. The route of the Budapest Marathon passes by Heroes' Square, Andrassy Avenue, Chain Bridge, Buda Castle, Margaret Island and the Parliament Building.

SPAR Budapest International Marathon - 25th Anniversary, 2010

3,150 marathon runners participated in the 25th Anniversary SPAR Budapest International Marathon. The President of Hungary, Pal Schmitt, started the race and the cheering crowds set the atmosphere.

Overall, 13,800 runners filled the streets of Budapest taking part in the marathon, the relays, the mini-marathon and the fun run. Despite the rainy weather, the event turned out to be a real running festival.

Runners set off along the beautiful Andrássy Avenue and passed several of Budapest’s famous sights, including the Chain Bridge, the Budapest Opera House, Castle Hill, Gellert Hill and the Parliament building. The wind and rain along the banks of the Danube made the run even more challenging, but everyone managed to overcome the elements. The sights of Budapest, the musicians along the course, the organisers and the volunteers all pitched in to help the runners complete the distance.

1,300 international athletes participated from 50 countries from around the world. The most runners came from France, Italy, Great Britain, Finland and Germany.

For more news and info visit Budapest Marathon.

 

Budapest Restaurant Week

Event Dates: Oct 13, 2015  -  Oct 19, 2015  

Venue:Over 30 participating restaurants

Budapest Restaurant Week

Reservations are required and have to be made online via etteremhet.hu, the official site of the Budapest Restaurant Week.

Sautéed Foie Gras at Náncs Néni

For a complete list of participating restaurants visit etteremhet.hu.

October 23rd - Revolution of 1956

Event Dates: Oct 23, 2015  

Venue:Multiple locations

October 23

A Brief History of October 23rd

October 23rd marks the first day of the Revolution of 1956. Peaceful demonstrations were held on this day throughout Budapest, many organized by students, demanding free elections, freedom of the press, and withdrawal of the Soviet troops stationed in Hungary. Demonstrators were also demanding that the former Prime Minister, Imre Nagy, dismissed for his liberal policies, be returned to power. International events, such as the 'Polish October', Poland’s successful uprising, where the Soviets gave in and acknowledged a liberal leader, gave much hope to Hungarians. As more and more people joined, the rally turned into a mass demonstration. Tens of thousands of people took to the streets. At 8 pm the Hungarian Communist Party made an unscheduled radio announcement denouncing the demonstrators’ demands. Following the announcement the crowd headed to the radio station to broadcast their demands. They were driven back by state security police with brutal force claiming fatalities. The incident marked the start of an escalation of violence creating a nationwide uprising.

Despite the police brutality and the presence of Soviet tanks in the streets the uprising continued for days. Clashes between demonstrators and armed police broke out in many places, killing hundreds. Following the ceasefire agreed to on October 28, Soviet troops began pulling out from Budapest on October 30th. Imre Nagy was named Prime Minister and formed a new government. By November 4, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev sent in the tanks with reinforcement to bring a bloody end to the revolution. Thousands of people died and over 200,000 fled the country.

In the immediate aftermath thousands of Hungarians were arrested. Several hundred were executed and hundreds were deported to the Soviet Union. Besides reinstating a Soviet controlled government the Soviet Union increased its permanent troop levels in Hungary. Imre Nagy was executed in 1958 after a secret trial in Budapest.

Under the communist rule October 23rd was considered as a counter-revolution and all commemorations were banned. In 1989, after the fall of communism, Hungary was declared a republic on October 23rd.

Programs on October 23rd

In 2015, the October 23rd celebrations start in the morning (at 9 am) with the raising of the Hungarian flag in Kossuth Square. At 3 pm there will be a candle lighting ceremony in front of the House of Terror Museum. At 5 pm there will be a live concert in front of the University of Technology (Műegyetem). At 7 pm Budapest Opera will feauture a gala performance, followed by a ceremonial speech by the President of Hungary. On October 23rd, everyone can visit the Parliament Building for free (from 10 am to 4 pm).

 

St. Martin’s Day Festival

Event Dates: Nov 7, 2015  -  Nov 9, 2015  

Venue:Vajdahunyad Castle

Vajdahunyad Castle

This annual goose & wine themed cultural festival at Vajdahunyad Castle is always held on or around November 11th, St. Martin's Day (Márton nap). The festival features a variety of goose dishes accompanied by the season's first new wines. Live music, folk dance shows and kids programs are also on the 'menu'. Homemade products can be purchased at the St. Martin’s Day Artisan Fair, located in the courtyard of Vajdahunyad Castle.

Opening hours:
10 am to 8 pm

Entrance fee:
HUF 1,300, HUF 700 for children (4-14 years old)

More info is available here.


 

 

 

 



 

 


 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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There are plenty of sausage, wine and pálinka festivals in Budapest, so here is an event for those of us with a sweet tooth. Budapest's annual Chocolate and Candy Festival promises to be a sweet culinary event that offers participants a chance to experience everything cocoa products have to offer. For three days, chocolate will be featured in all its magnificent and tasty forms.

Sweet Days - Chocolate and Candy Festival

Hand-made chocolate

Several multinational companies, chocolate craftsmen, producers and traders from Hungary and abroad will be in attendance atSweet Days to tempt you with their delicacies. Fruits, seeds, coffee, vanilla, various syrups, honey, fine wines and sweet drinks will accompany the chocolate and candy at the festival. There will be several kid-friendly programs to keep the little ones entertained while grown-ups can partake in chocolate-making courses and guided chocolate tasting tours or learn 'sweet' recipes and more. Evening entertainment includes musical programs and live concerts accompanied by drinks and fine wines.

Opening hours:
Friday: 11 am to midnight
Saturday: 10 am to midnight
Sunday: 10 am to 10 pm

Entrance fees:
A day pass is HUF 2,000 for adults and HUF 100 for kids (6-12 years old).
Entrance is free for children under 6 years of age.

For more information visit their site.

 

World Press Photo 2015

Event Dates: Sep 25, 2015  -  Oct 26, 2015  

Venue:Museum of Ethnography

World Press Photo Exhibition


 


 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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There are plenty of sausage, wine and pálinka festivals in Budapest, so here is an event for those of us with a sweet tooth. Budapest's annual Chocolate and Candy Festival promises to be a sweet culinary event that offers participants a chance to experience everything cocoa products have to offer. For three days, chocolate will be featured in all its magnificent and tasty forms.

Sweet Days - Chocolate and Candy Festival

Hand-made chocolate

Several multinational companies, chocolate craftsmen, producers and traders from Hungary and abroad will be in attendance atSweet Days to tempt you with their delicacies. Fruits, seeds, coffee, vanilla, tbudapest.travel/images/content/event/935/sweetdays-2012-3__gallery.jpg" rel="lightbox-biz" rev="Sweetdays-2012-3">Sweetdays-2012-3

There are plenty of sausage, wine and pálinka festivals in Budapest, so here is an event for those of us with a sweet tooth. Budapest's annual Chocolate and Candy Festival promises to be a sweet culinary event that offers participants a chance to experience everything cocoa products have to offer. For three days, chocolate will be featured in all its magnificent and tasty forms.

Sweet Days - Chocolate and Candy Festival

Hand-made chocolate

Several multinational companies, chocolate craftsmen, producers and traders from Hungary and abroad will be in attendance atSweet Days to tempt you with their delicacies. Fruits, seeds, coffee, vanilla, various syrups, honey, fine wines and sweet drinks will accompany the chocolate and candy at the festival. There will be several kid-friendly programs to keep the little ones entertained while grown-ups can partake in chocolate-making courses and guided chocolate tasting tours or learn 'sweet' recipes and more. Evening entertainment includes musical programs and live concerts accompanied by drinks and fine wines.

Opening hours:
Friday: 11 am to midnight
Saturday: 10 am to midnight
Sunday: 10 am to 10 pm

Entrance fees:
A day pass is HUF 2,000 for adults and HUF 100 for kids (6-12 years old).
Entrance is free for children under 6 years of age.

For more information visit their site.

 

World Press Photo 2015

Event Dates: Sep 25, 2015  -  Oct 26, 2015  

Venue:Museum of Ethnography

World Press Photo Exhibition


Café Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival

Event Dates: Oct 3, 2015  -  Oct 19, 2015  

Venue:Multiple locations

Cafe Budapest


Known for the past 20 years as Budapest Autumn Festival and recently renamed to Café Budapest, this festival celebrates the creative talent and achievements of contemporary art. During the festival Budapest’s cultural life comes alive with artists and works of contemporary art ranging from classical and pop music to dance, film and fine arts to children’s programs. The list of venues includes popular cafés and retro pubs (like A38Café Jedermann andSzatyor Bar) contemporary art galleries (like Trafó) and many of the city's theaters (like Átrium Cinema, and the National Theater). The program offers an exciting repertoire of theatre, dance and musical performances.

For full details and event schedule visit Café Budapest's website.

 

Budapest Pálinka and Sausage Festival

Type:Food and Drink, Festivals

Event Dates: Oct 3, 2015  -  Oct 5, 2015  

Venue:Castle Hill

Budapest Pálinka and Sausage Festival


More than twenty pálinka (a type of Hungarian brandy) distillers and renowned sausage makers participate at this unique and very Hungarian gastronomic event, held annually in one of the most beautiful spots in Budapest, Castle Hill. The festival offers a combination of the best in pálinka, great food and entertainment. Visitors to the festival will have an opportunity to be the first to taste this year’s new pálinka distillates.

Budapest Pálinka and Sausage Festival

Each year the festival welcomes a guest country. In 2014 Scotland has been invited to participate and visitors will have a chance to sample some whiskey.

Sausage and pálinka go well together, so be sure to visit one of the sausage stands and sample their homemade products, such asGyulai and Csabai kolbász.

Admission:
1-Day ticket: HUF 2,000
3-Day pass: HUF 5,500

Festival hours:
Thursday & Friday: 2 pm to 2 am
Saturday: noon to 2 am
Sunday: noon to midnight

Click here for more info and program details.

 

Budapest Design Week 

Event Dates: Oct 3, 2015  -  Oct 12, 2015  

Venue:Design Terminál and several galleries and fashion shops

Budapest Design Week


Budapest Design Week is held every fall citywide and is open to both the public and the design industry, attracting over 60,000 people annually. This year’s event, the 10th in succession, will take place between October 3rd and 12th.

For full details and event schedule visit Budapest Design Week's official website.

 

Art Market Budapest

Event Dates: Oct 9, 2015  -  Oct 12, 2015  

Venue:Millenáris, Building 'B'

Art Market Budapest


Art Market Budapest is an exhibition and art fair that aims to bring attention and awareness to contemporary Central and Eastern European art and artists.

Art Market and its programs are designed to help bring the public and the artists closer together. In addition to the exhibition, special programs and art presentations help highlight the uniqueness of art in Central and Eastern Europe. Featured programs and presentations include such projects as a ’Gypsy Art Program’ focusing on this Central and Eastern European social and artistic phenomenon and the ’Krinzinger projekte’, an exhibition curated by the Krinzinger Gallery, showcasing some of the region's most exciting emerging artists. Other programs and events include round table discussions, artist interviews, book launches, presentations and more. All of these programs at Art Market Budapest are created to provide first-hand information and education about the Eastern European art scene.

Art Market Budapest will be held at Millenáris, a 'Europa Nostra' awarded complex and one of best equipped cultural centers in Central & Eastern Europe.

Art Market Budapest extends into Art Week Budapest, a series of related events, programs and workshops with the participation of various art groups and cultural communities.

For more info about the event visit their website.

 

Oktoberfest Budapest

vent Dates: Oct 9, 2015  -  Oct 12, 2015  

Venue:City Park Ice Rink (Műjégpálya)

Oktoberfest Budapest

Photo by Oktoberfest Budapest

There will be plenty of tasty fare to pair with your beer and several live performances to keep everyone entertained. Just like 'the' Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, Oktoberfest Budapest will also feature an agricultural fair.

The three-day event starts Thursday, October 9, at 10 am.

Entrance fee:
Day pass: HUF 1,990
Festival pass: HUF 3,990

 

Chimney Cake Festival

Event Dates: Oct 10, 2015  -  Oct 12, 2015  

Venue:City Park, Vajdahunyad Castle

Chimney Cake Festival

More info is available here.

 

Spar Budapest International Marathon 

Event Dates: Oct 11, 2015  

Venue:The start gate will be at Heroes' Square (Hősök tere)

Budapest International Marathon


The fascinating scenery and the beauty of Budapest makes this Marathon a unique experience. The route of the Budapest Marathon passes by Heroes' Square, Andrassy Avenue, Chain Bridge, Buda Castle, Margaret Island and the Parliament Building.

SPAR Budapest International Marathon - 25th Anniversary, 2010

3,150 marathon runners participated in the 25th Anniversary SPAR Budapest International Marathon. The President of Hungary, Pal Schmitt, started the race and the cheering crowds set the atmosphere.

Overall, 13,800 runners filled the streets of Budapest taking part in the marathon, the relays, the mini-marathon and the fun run. Despite the rainy weather, the event turned out to be a real running festival.

Runners set off along the beautiful Andrássy Avenue and passed several of Budapest’s famous sights, including the Chain Bridge, the Budapest Opera House, Castle Hill, Gellert Hill and the Parliament building. The wind and rain along the banks of the Danube made the run even more challenging, but everyone managed to overcome the elements. The sights of Budapest, the musicians along the course, the organisers and the volunteers all pitched in to help the runners complete the distance.

1,300 international athletes participated from 50 countries from around the world. The most runners came from France, Italy, Great Britain, Finland and Germany.

For more news and info visit Budapest Marathon.

 

Budapest Restaurant Week

Event Dates: Oct 13, 2015  -  Oct 19, 2015  

Venue:Over 30 participating restaurants

Budapest Restaurant Week

Reservations are required and have to be made online via etteremhet.hu, the official site of the Budapest Restaurant Week.

Sautéed Foie Gras at Náncs Néni

For a complete list of participating restaurants visit etteremhet.hu.

October 23rd - Revolution of 1956

Event Dates: Oct 23, 2015  

Venue:Multiple locations

October 23

A Brief History of October 23rd

October 23rd marks the first day of the Revolution of 1956. Peaceful demonstrations were held on this day throughout Budapest, many organized by students, demanding free elections, freedom of the press, and withdrawal of the Soviet troops stationed in Hungary. Demonstrators were also demanding that the former Prime Minister, Imre Nagy, dismissed for his liberal policies, be returned to power. International events, such as the 'Polish October', Poland’s successful uprising, where the Soviets gave in and acknowledged a liberal leader, gave much hope to Hungarians. As more and more people joined, the rally turned into a mass demonstration. Tens of thousands of people took to the streets. At 8 pm the Hungarian Communist Party made an unscheduled radio announcement denouncing the demonstrators’ demands. Following the announcement the crowd headed to the radio station to broadcast their demands. They were driven back by state security police with brutal force claiming fatalities. The incident marked the start of an escalation of violence creating a nationwide uprising.

Despite the police brutality and the presence of Soviet tanks in the streets the uprising continued for days. Clashes between demonstrators and armed police broke out in many places, killing hundreds. Following the ceasefire agreed to on October 28, Soviet troops began pulling out from Budapest on October 30th. Imre Nagy was named Prime Minister and formed a new government. By November 4, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev sent in the tanks with reinforcement to bring a bloody end to the revolution. Thousands of people died and over 200,000 fled the country.

In the immediate aftermath thousands of Hungarians were arrested. Several hundred were executed and hundreds were deported to the Soviet Union. Besides reinstating a Soviet controlled government the Soviet Union increased its permanent troop levels in Hungary. Imre Nagy was executed in 1958 after a secret trial in Budapest.

Under the communist rule October 23rd was considered as a counter-revolution and all commemorations were banned. In 1989, after the fall of communism, Hungary was declared a republic on October 23rd.

Programs on October 23rd

In 2015, the October 23rd celebrations start in the morning (at 9 am) with the raising of the Hungarian flag in Kossuth Square. At 3 pm there will be a candle lighting ceremony in front of the House of Terror Museum. At 5 pm there will be a live concert in front of the University of Technology (Műegyetem). At 7 pm Budapest Opera will feauture a gala performance, followed by a ceremonial speech by the President of Hungary. On October 23rd, everyone can visit the Parliament Building for free (from 10 am to 4 pm).

 

St. Martin’s Day Festival

Event Dates: Nov 7, 2015  -  Nov 9, 2015  

Venue:Vajdahunyad Castle

Vajdahunyad Castle

This annual goose & wine themed cultural festival at Vajdahunyad Castle is always held on or around November 11th, St. Martin's Day (Márton nap). The festival features a variety of goose dishes accompanied by the season's first new wines. Live music, folk dance shows and kids programs are also on the 'menu'. Homemade products can be purchased at the St. Martin’s Day Artisan Fair, located in the courtyard of Vajdahunyad Castle.

Opening hours:
10 am to 8 pm

Entrance fee:
HUF 1,300, HUF 700 for children (4-14 years old)

More info is available here.


Tennis Classics Budapest 

Event Dates: Nov 18, 2015  

Venue:Papp László Budapest Sportaréna

Tennis Classics Budapest

 

Fridge Festival 

Event Dates: Nov 21, 2015  -  Nov 24, 2015  

Venue:Hungexpo

Fridge Festival

Fridge Festival also brings a mix of electronic music with various bands from Europe and the US performing on two stages during the event. Ice-skating, skating lessons, hockey matches, a winter market with mulled wine and pálinka are all part of the Fridge festivities.

For more info visit the festival's website.

 

Budapest Christmas Market

Event Dates: Nov 28, 2015  -  Dec 31, 2015  

Venue:Vörösmarty tér

Budapest Christmas Market


Each year, from the end of November to the end of December, Vörösmarty Square is transformed into the annual Budapest Christmas Market. Visitors can browse over 100 stands offering unique Christmas-themed arts and crafts. A giant Advent calendar on the facade of the glamorous Gerbeaud building, exhibitions, live entertainment and food & wine are also part of the festivities. Each day, between December 1st and 23rd a new window is opened in the Advent calendar, accompanied by light and music shows. Children’s programs include artisan courses and puppet shows.

The scent of traditional Hungarian foods like lángos (fry bread with a variety of toppings), kürtöskalács (a cone-shaped sweet hollow pastry), roasted meats, fried sausages and other delicacies like home-made strudels, töki pompos (oven-baked dough) and roasted chestnuts wafting in the air is sure to whet your appetite. Soak up the holiday atmosphere and keep yourself warm while strolling among the wooden stalls of the market with a cup of mulled wine. The magical atmosphere of the Budapest Christmas market is a truly unforgettable experience.

Good to know: The Christmas market is a great place to pick up some unique hand-made gifts as all products on sale are checked for quality and certified by the Association of the Hungarian Folk Artists.

Opening hours:
Monday - Thursday: 10 am to 10 pm, Friday - Sunday: 10 am to 11 pm
(Dec. 24 - open until 2 pm, Dec. 25 & 26 - closed)

 

Christmas Fair by the Basilica

Event Dates: Nov 28, 2015  -  Jan 1, 2016  

Venue:Szent István tér

Christmas Fair by the Basilica

Several multinational companies, chocolate craftsmen, producers and traders from Hungary and abroad will be in attendance atSweet Days to tempt you with their delicacies. Fruits, seeds, coffee, vanilla, various syrups, honey, fine wines and sweet drinks will accompany the chocolate and candy at the festival. There will be several kid-friendly programs to keep the little ones entertained while grown-ups can partake in chocolate-making courses and guided chocolate tasting tours or learn 'sweet' recipes and more. Evening entertainment includes musical programs and live concerts accompanied by drinks and fine wines.

Opening hours:
Friday: 11 am to midnight
Saturday: 10 am to midnight
Sunday: 10 am to 10 pm

Entrance fees:
A day pass is HUF 2,000 for adults and HUF 100 for kids (6-12 years old).
Entrance is free for children under 6 years of age.

For more information visit their site.

 

World Press Photo 2015

Event Dates: Sep 25, 2015  -  Oct 26, 2015  

Venue:Museum of Ethnography

World Press Photo Exhibition


Café Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival

Event Dates: Oct 3, 2015  -  Oct 19, 2015  

Venue:Multiple locations

Cafe Budapest


Known for the past 20 years as Budapest Autumn Festival and recently renamed to Café Budapest, this festival celebrates the creative talent and achievements of contemporary art. During the festival Budapest’s cultural life comes alive with artists and works of contemporary art ranging from classical and pop music to dance, film and fine arts to children’s programs. The list of venues includes popular cafés and retro pubs (like A38Café Jedermann andSzatyor Bar) contemporary art galleries (like Trafó) and many of the city's theaters (like Átrium Cinema, and the National Theater). The program offers an exciting repertoire of theatre, dance and musical performances.

For full details and event schedule visit Café Budapest's website.

 

Budapest Pálinka and Sausage Festival

Type:Food and Drink, Festivals

Event Dates: Oct 3, 2015  -  Oct 5, 2015  

Venue:Castle Hill

Budapest Pálinka and Sausage Festival


More than twenty pálinka (a type of Hungarian brandy) distillers and renowned sausage makers participate at this unique and very Hungarian gastronomic event, held annually in one of the most beautiful spots in Budapest, Castle Hill. The festival offers a combination of the best in pálinka, great food and entertainment. Visitors to the festival will have an opportunity to be the first to taste this year’s new pálinka distillates.

Budapest Pálinka and Sausage Festival

Each year the festival welcomes a guest country. In 2014 Scotland has been invited to participate and visitors will have a chance to sample some whiskey.

Sausage and pálinka go well together, so be sure to visit one of the sausage stands and sample their homemade products, such asGyulai and Csabai kolbász.

Admission:
1-Day ticket: HUF 2,000
3-Day pass: HUF 5,500

Festival hours:
Thursday & Friday: 2 pm to 2 am
Saturday: noon to 2 am
Sunday: noon to midnight

Click here for more info and program details.

 

Budapest Design Week 

Event Dates: Oct 3, 2015  -  Oct 12, 2015  

Venue:Design Terminál and several galleries and fashion shops

Budapest Design Week


Budapest Design Week is held every fall citywide and is open to both the public and the design industry, attracting over 60,000 people annually. This year’s event, the 10th in succession, will take place between October 3rd and 12th.

For full details and event schedule visit Budapest Design Week's official website.

 

Art Market Budapest

Event Dates: Oct 9, 2015  -  Oct 12, 2015  

Venue:Millenáris, Building 'B'

Art Market Budapest


Art Market Budapest is an exhibition and art fair that aims to bring attention and awareness to contemporary Central and Eastern European art and artists.

Art Market and its programs are designed to help bring the public and the artists closer together. In addition to the exhibition, special programs and art presentations help highlight the uniqueness of art in Central and Eastern Europe. Featured programs and presentations include such projects as a ’Gypsy Art Program’ focusing on this Central and Eastern European social and artistic phenomenon and the ’Krinzinger projekte’, an exhibition curated by the Krinzinger Gallery, showcasing some of the region's most exciting emerging artists. Other programs and events include round table discussions, artist interviews, book launches, presentations and more. All of these programs at Art Market Budapest are created to provide first-hand information and education about the Eastern European art scene.

Art Market Budapest will be held at Millenáris, a 'Europa Nostra' awarded complex and one of best equipped cultural centers in Central & Eastern Europe.

Art Market Budapest extends into Art Week Budapest, a series of related events, programs and workshops with the participation of various art groups and cultural communities.

For more info about the event visit their website.

 

Oktoberfest Budapest

vent Dates: Oct 9, 2015  -  Oct 12, 2015  

Venue:City Park Ice Rink (Műjégpálya)

Oktoberfest Budapest

Photo by Oktoberfest Budapest

There will be plenty of tasty fare to pair with your beer and several live performances to keep everyone entertained. Just like 'the' Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, Oktoberfest Budapest will also feature an agricultural fair.

The three-day event starts Thursday, October 9, at 10 am.

Entrance fee:
Day pass: HUF 1,990
Festival pass: HUF 3,990

 

Chimney Cake Festival

Event Dates: Oct 10, 2015  -  Oct 12, 2015  

Venue:City Park, Vajdahunyad Castle

Chimney Cake Festival

More info is available here.

 

Spar Budapest International Marathon 

Event Dates: Oct 11, 2015  

Venue:The start gate will be at Heroes' Square (Hősök tere)

Budapest International Marathon


The fascinating scenery and the beauty of Budapest makes this Marathon a unique experience. The route of the Budapest Marathon passes by Heroes' Square, Andrassy Avenue, Chain Bridge, Buda Castle, Margaret Island and the Parliament Building.

SPAR Budapest International Marathon - 25th Anniversary, 2010

3,150 marathon runners participated in the 25th Anniversary SPAR Budapest International Marathon. The President of Hungary, Pal Schmitt, started the race and the cheering crowds set the atmosphere.

Overall, 13,800 runners filled the streets of Budapest taking part in the marathon, the relays, the mini-marathon and the fun run. Despite the rainy weather, the event turned out to be a real running festival.

Runners set off along the beautiful Andrássy Avenue and passed several of Budapest’s famous sights, including the Chain Bridge, the Budapest Opera House, Castle Hill, Gellert Hill and the Parliament building. The wind and rain along the banks of the Danube made the run even more challenging, but everyone managed to overcome the elements. The sights of Budapest, the musicians along the course, the organisers and the volunteers all pitched in to help the runners complete the distance.

1,300 international athletes participated from 50 countries from around the world. The most runners came from France, Italy, Great Britain, Finland and Germany.

For more news and info visit Budapest Marathon.

 

Budapest Restaurant Week

Event Dates: Oct 13, 2015  -  Oct 19, 2015  

Venue:Over 30 participating restaurants

Budapest Restaurant Week

Reservations are required and have to be made online via etteremhet.hu, the official site of the Budapest Restaurant Week.

Sautéed Foie Gras at Náncs Néni

For a complete list of participating restaurants visit etteremhet.hu.

October 23rd - Revolution of 1956

Event Dates: Oct 23, 2015  

Venue:Multiple locations

October 23

A Brief History of October 23rd

October 23rd marks the first day of the Revolution of 1956. Peaceful demonstrations were held on this day throughout Budapest, many organized by students, demanding free elections, freedom of the press, and withdrawal of the Soviet troops stationed in Hungary. Demonstrators were also demanding that the former Prime Minister, Imre Nagy, dismissed for his liberal policies, be returned to power. International events, such as the 'Polish October', Poland’s successful uprising, where the Soviets gave in and acknowledged a liberal leader, gave much hope to Hungarians. As more and more people joined, the rally turned into a mass demonstration. Tens of thousands of people took to the streets. At 8 pm the Hungarian Communist Party made an unscheduled radio announcement denouncing the demonstrators’ demands. Following the announcement the crowd headed to the radio station to broadcast their demands. They were driven back by state security police with brutal force claiming fatalities. The incident marked the start of an escalation of violence creating a nationwide uprising.

Despite the police brutality and the presence of Soviet tanks in the streets the uprising continued for days. Clashes between demonstrators and armed police broke out in many places, killing hundreds. Following the ceasefire agreed to on October 28, Soviet troops began pulling out from Budapest on October 30th. Imre Nagy was named Prime Minister and formed a new government. By November 4, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev sent in the tanks with reinforcement to bring a bloody end to the revolution. Thousands of people died and over 200,000 fled the country.

In the immediate aftermath thousands of Hungarians were arrested. Several hundred were executed and hundreds were deported to the Soviet Union. Besides reinstating a Soviet controlled government the Soviet Union increased its permanent troop levels in Hungary. Imre Nagy was executed in 1958 after a secret trial in Budapest.

Under the communist rule October 23rd was considered as a counter-revolution and all commemorations were banned. In 1989, after the fall of communism, Hungary was declared a republic on October 23rd.

Programs on October 23rd

In 2015, the October 23rd celebrations start in the morning (at 9 am) with the raising of the Hungarian flag in Kossuth Square. At 3 pm there will be a candle lighting ceremony in front of the House of Terror Museum. At 5 pm there will be a live concert in front of the University of Technology (Műegyetem). At 7 pm Budapest Opera will feauture a gala performance, followed by a ceremonial speech by the President of Hungary. On October 23rd, everyone can visit the Parliament Building for free (from 10 am to 4 pm).

 

St. Martin’s Day Festival

Event Dates: Nov 7, 2015  -  Nov 9, 2015  

Venue:Vajdahunyad Castle

Vajdahunyad Castle

This annual goose & wine themed cultural festival at Vajdahunyad Castle is always held on or around November 11th, St. Martin's Day (Márton nap). The festival features a variety of goose dishes accompanied by the season's first new wines. Live music, folk dance shows and kids programs are also on the 'menu'. Homemade products can be purchased at the St. Martin’s Day Artisan Fair, located in the courtyard of Vajdahunyad Castle.

Opening hours:
10 am to 8 pm

Entrance fee:
HUF 1,300, HUF 700 for children (4-14 years old)

More info is available here.


Tennis Classics Budapest 

Event Dates: Nov 18, 2015  

Venue:Papp László Budapest Sportaréna

Tennis Classics Budapest

 

Fridge Festival 

Event Dates: Nov 21, 2015  -  Nov 24, 2015  

Venue:Hungexpo

Fridge Festival

Fridge Festival also brings a mix of electronic music with various bands from Europe and the US performing on two stages during the event. Ice-skating, skating lessons, hockey matches, a winter market with mulled wine and pálinka are all part of the Fridge festivities.

For more info visit the festival's website.

 

Budapest Christmas Market

Event Dates: Nov 28, 2015  -  Dec 31, 2015  

Venue:Vörösmarty tér

Budapest Christmas Market


Each year, from the end of November to the end of December, Vörösmarty Square is transformed into the annual Budapest Christmas Market. Visitors can browse over 100 stands offering unique Christmas-themed arts and crafts. A giant Advent calendar on the facade of the glamorous Gerbeaud building, exhibitions, live entertainment and food & wine are also part of the festivities. Each day, between December 1st and 23rd a new window is opened in the Advent calendar, accompanied by light and music shows. Children’s programs include artisan courses and puppet shows.

The scent of traditional Hungarian foods like lángos (fry bread with a variety of toppings), kürtöskalács (a cone-shaped sweet hollow pastry), roasted meats, fried sausages and other delicacies like home-made strudels, töki pompos (oven-baked dough) and roasted chestnuts wafting in the air is sure to whet your appetite. Soak up the holiday atmosphere and keep yourself warm while strolling among the wooden stalls of the market with a cup of mulled wine. The magical atmosphere of the Budapest Christmas market is a truly unforgettable experience.

Good to know: The Christmas market is a great place to pick up some unique hand-made gifts as all products on sale are checked for quality and certified by the Association of the Hungarian Folk Artists.

Opening hours:
Monday - Thursday: 10 am to 10 pm, Friday - Sunday: 10 am to 11 pm
(Dec. 24 - open until 2 pm, Dec. 25 & 26 - closed)

 

Christmas Fair by the Basilica

Event Dates: Nov 28, 2015  -  Jan 1, 2016  

Venue:Szent István tér

Christmas Fair by the Basilica


From Advent to New Year the square in front of the Basilica gives home to a charming Christmas fair (also known as Advent by the Basilica). There's an ice-rink in the middle surrounded by a number of vendors selling Christmas-themed arts and crafts, mulled wine, pálinka, fried sausages and other tasty fares. Advent candles are lit each Sunday. The ice-rink is small, but if you feel like hitting the ice during the holiday season, it's the perfect place to be.

Opening hours:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30 am to 8 pm
Friday: 10:30 am to 10 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 10 pm
Sunday: 10 am to 8 pm
(Exceptions: Dec 24: 10 am to 2 pm, Dec 25 & 26: closed, Dec 31: 10 am to 4 pm)

 

New Wine and Cheese Festival

Event Dates: Nov 29, 2015  -  Nov 30, 2015  

Venue:Vajdahunyad Castle

New Wine and Cheese Festival

Opening hours:
10 am to 6 pm, daily

Entrance fee:
A day pass is HUF 2,000, which includes a tasting glass and free admission to theMuseum of Hungarian Agriculture.

 

 

 

 

 



 

 


 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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There are plenty of sausage, wine and pálinka festivals in Budapest, so here is an event for those of us with a sweet tooth. Budapest's annual Chocolate and Candy Festival promises to be a sweet culinary event that offers participants a chance to experience everything cocoa products have to offer. For three days, chocolate will be featured in all its magnificent and tasty forms.

Sweet Days - Chocolate and Candy Festival

Hand-made chocolate

Several multinational companies, chocolate craftsmen, producers and traders from Hungary and abroad will be in attendance atSweet Days to tempt you with their delicacies. Fruits, seeds, coffee, vanilla, various syrups, honey, fine wines and sweet drinks will accompany the chocolate and candy at the festival. There will be several kid-friendly programs to keep the little ones entertained while grown-ups can partake in chocolate-making courses and guided chocolate tasting tours or learn 'sweet' recipes and more. Evening entertainment includes musical programs and live concerts accompanied by drinks and fine wines.

Opening hours:
Friday: 11 am to midnight
Saturday: 10 am to midnight
Sunday: 10 am to 10 pm

Entrance fees:
A day pass is HUF 2,000 for adults and HUF 100 for kids (6-12 years old).
Entrance is free for children under 6 years of age.

For more information visit their site.

 

World Press Photo 2015

Event Dates: Sep 25, 2015  -  Oct 26, 2015  

Venue:Museum of Ethnography

World Press Photo Exhibition


 


 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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There are plenty of sausage, wine and pálinka festivals in Budapest, so here is an event for those of us with a sweet tooth. Budapest's annual Chocolate and Candy Festival promises to be a sweet culinary event that offers participants a chance to experience everything cocoa products have to offer. For three days, chocolate will be featured in all its magnificent and tasty forms.

Sweet Days - Chocolate and Candy Festival

Hand-made chocolate

Several multinational companies, chocolate craftsmen, producers and traders from Hungary and abroad will be in attendance atSweet Days to tempt you with their delicacies. Fruits, seeds, coffee, vanilla, various syrups, honey, fine wines and sweet drinks will accompany the chocolate and candy at the festival. There will be several kid-friendly programs to keep the little ones entertained while grown-ups can partake in chocolate-making courses and guided chocolate tasting tours or learn 'sweet' recipes and more. Evening entertainment includes musical programs and live concerts accompanied by drinks and fine wines.

Opening hours:
Friday: 11 am to midnight
Saturday: 10 am to midnight
Sunday: 10 am to 10 pm

Entrance fees:
A day pass is HUF 2,000 for adults and HUF 100 for kids (6-12 years old).
Entrance is free for children under 6 years of age.

For more information visit their site.

 

World Press Photo 2015

Event Dates: Sep 25, 2015  -  Oct 26, 2015  

Venue:Museum of Ethnography

World Press Photo Exhibition


Café Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival

Event Dates: Oct 3, 2015  -  Oct 19, 2015  

Venue:Multiple locations

Cafe Budapest


Known for the past 20 years as Budapest Autumn Festival and recently renamed to Café Budapest, this festival celebrates the creative talent and achievements of contemporary art. During the festival Budapest’s cultural life comes alive with artists and works of contemporary art ranging from classical and pop music to dance, film and fine arts to children’s programs. The list of venues includes popular cafés and retro pubs (like A38Café Jedermann andSzatyor Bar) contemporary art galleries (like Trafó) and many of the city's theaters (like Átrium Cinema, and the National Theater). The program offers an exciting repertoire of theatre, dance and musical performances.

For full details and event schedule visit Café Budapest's website.

 

Budapest Pálinka and Sausage Festival

Type:Food and Drink, Festivals

Event Dates: Oct 3, 2015  -  Oct 5, 2015  

Venue:Castle Hill

Budapest Pálinka and Sausage Festival


More than twenty pálinka (a type of Hungarian brandy) distillers and renowned sausage makers participate at this unique and very Hungarian gastronomic event, held annually in one of the most beautiful spots in Budapest, Castle Hill. The festival offers a combination of the best in pálinka, great food and entertainment. Visitors to the festival will have an opportunity to be the first to taste this year’s new pálinka distillates.

Budapest Pálinka and Sausage Festival

Each year the festival welcomes a guest country. In 2014 Scotland has been invited to participate and visitors will have a chance to sample some whiskey.

Sausage and pálinka go well together, so be sure to visit one of the sausage stands and sample their homemade products, such asGyulai and Csabai kolbász.

Admission:
1-Day ticket: HUF 2,000
3-Day pass: HUF 5,500

Festival hours:
Thursday & Friday: 2 pm to 2 am
Saturday: noon to 2 am
Sunday: noon to midnight

Click here for more info and program details.

 

Budapest Design Week 

Event Dates: Oct 3, 2015  -  Oct 12, 2015  

Venue:Design Terminál and several galleries and fashion shops

Budapest Design Week


Budapest Design Week is held every fall citywide and is open to both the public and the design industry, attracting over 60,000 people annually. This year’s event, the 10th in succession, will take place between October 3rd and 12th.

For full details and event schedule visit Budapest Design Week's official website.

 

Art Market Budapest

Event Dates: Oct 9, 2015  -  Oct 12, 2015  

Venue:Millenáris, Building 'B'

Art Market Budapest


Art Market Budapest is an exhibition and art fair that aims to bring attention and awareness to contemporary Central and Eastern European art and artists.

Art Market and its programs are designed to help bring the public and the artists closer together. In addition to the exhibition, special programs and art presentations help highlight the uniqueness of art in Central and Eastern Europe. Featured programs and presentations include such projects as a ’Gypsy Art Program’ focusing on this Central and Eastern European social and artistic phenomenon and the ’Krinzinger projekte’, an exhibition curated by the Krinzinger Gallery, showcasing some of the region's most exciting emerging artists. Other programs and events include round table discussions, artist interviews, book launches, presentations and more. All of these programs at Art Market Budapest are created to provide first-hand information and education about the Eastern European art scene.

Art Market Budapest will be held at Millenáris, a 'Europa Nostra' awarded complex and one of best equipped cultural centers in Central & Eastern Europe.

Art Market Budapest extends into Art Week Budapest, a series of related events, programs and workshops with the participation of various art groups and cultural communities.

For more info about the event visit their website.

 

Oktoberfest Budapest

vent Dates: Oct 9, 2015  -  Oct 12, 2015  

Venue:City Park Ice Rink (Műjégpálya)

Oktoberfest Budapest

Photo by Oktoberfest Budapest

There will be plenty of tasty fare to pair with your beer and several live performances to keep everyone entertained. Just like 'the' Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, Oktoberfest Budapest will also feature an agricultural fair.

The three-day event starts Thursday, October 9, at 10 am.

Entrance fee:
Day pass: HUF 1,990
Festival pass: HUF 3,990

 

Chimney Cake Festival

Event Dates: Oct 10, 2015  -  Oct 12, 2015  

Venue:City Park, Vajdahunyad Castle

Chimney Cake Festival

More info is available here.

 

 



 

 


 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"img_wrap img_half bgbe">Sweetdays-2012-3

There are plenty of sausage, wine and pálinka festivals in Budapest, so here is an event for those of us with a sweet tooth. Budapest's annual Chocolate and Candy Festival promises to be a sweet culinary event that offers participants a chance to experience everything cocoa products have to offer. For three days, chocolate will be featured in all its magnificent and tasty forms.

Sweet Days - Chocolate and Candy Festival

Hand-made chocolate

Several multinational companies, chocolate craftsmen, producers and traders from Hungary and abroad will be in attendance atSweet Days to tempt you with their delicacies. Fruits, seeds, coffee, vanilla, various syrups, honey, fine wines and sweet drinks will accompany the chocolate and candy at the festival. There will be several kid-friendly programs to keep the little ones entertained while grown-ups can partake in chocolate-making courses and guided chocolate tasting tours or learn 'sweet' recipes and more. Evening entertainment includes musical programs and live concerts accompanied by drinks and fine wines.

Opening hours:
Friday: 11 am to midnight
Saturday: 10 am to midnight
Sunday: 10 am to 10 pm

Entrance fees:
A day pass is HUF 2,000 for adults and HUF 100 for kids (6-12 years old).
Entrance is free for children under 6 years of age.

For more information visit their site.

 

World Press Photo 2015

Event Dates: Sep 25, 2015  -  Oct 26, 2015  

Venue:Museum of Ethnography

World Press Photo Exhibition


 


 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

various syrups, honey, fine wines and sweet drinks will accompany the chocolate and candy at the festival. There will be several kid-friendly programs to keep the little ones entertained while grown-ups can partake in chocolate-making courses and guided chocolate tasting tours or learn 'sweet' recipes and more. Evening entertainment includes musical programs and live concerts accompanied by drinks and fine wines.

 

Opening hours:
Friday: 11 am to midnight
Saturday: 10 am to midnight
Sunday: 10 am to 10 pm

Entrance fees:
A day pass is HUF 2,000 for adults and HUF 100 for kids (6-12 years old).
Entrance is free for children under 6 years of age.

For more information visit their site.

 

World Press Photo 2015

Event Dates: Sep 25, 2015  -  Oct 26, 2015  

Venue:Museum of Ethnography

World Press Photo Exhibition


Café Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival

Event Dates: Oct 3, 2015  -  Oct 19, 2015  

Venue:Multiple locations

Cafe Budapest

 

Known for the past 20 years as Budapest Autumn Festival and recently renamed to Café Budapest, this festival celebrates the creative talent and achievements of contemporary art. During the festival Budapest’s cultural life comes alive with artists and works of contemporary art ranging from classical and pop music to dance, film and fine arts to children’s programs. The list of venues includes popular cafés and retro pubs (like A38Café Jedermann andSzatyor Bar) contemporary art galleries (like Trafó) and many of the city's theaters (like Átrium Cinema, and the National Theater). The program offers an exciting repertoire of theatre, dance and musical performances.

For full details and event schedule visit Café Budapest's website.

 

Budapest Pálinka and Sausage Festival

Type:Food and Drink, Festivals

Event Dates: Oct 3, 2015  -  Oct 5, 2015  

Venue:Castle Hill

Budapest Pálinka and Sausage Festival


More than twenty pálinka (a type of Hungarian brandy) distillers and renowned sausage makers participate at this unique and very Hungarian gastronomic event, held annually in one of the most beautiful spots in Budapest, Castle Hill. The festival offers a combination of the best in pálinka, great food and entertainment. Visitors to the festival will have an opportunity to be the first to taste this year’s new pálinka distillates.

Budapest Pálinka and Sausage Festival

Each year the festival welcomes a guest country. In 2014 Scotland has been invited to participate and visitors will have a chance to sample some whiskey.

Sausage and pálinka go well together, so be sure to visit one of the sausage stands and sample their homemade products, such asGyulai and Csabai kolbász.

Admission:
1-Day ticket: HUF 2,000
3-Day pass: HUF 5,500

Festival hours:
Thursday & Friday: 2 pm to 2 am
Saturday: noon to 2 am
Sunday: noon to midnight

Click here for more info and program details.

 

Budapest Design Week 

Event Dates: Oct 3, 2015  -  Oct 12, 2015  

Venue:Design Terminál and several galleries and fashion shops

Budapest Design Week


Budapest Design Week is held every fall citywide and is open to both the public and the design industry, attracting over 60,000 people annually. This year’s event, the 10th in succession, will take place between October 3rd and 12th.

For full details and event schedule visit Budapest Design Week's official website.

 

Art Market Budapest

Event Dates: Oct 9, 2015  -  Oct 12, 2015  

Venue:Millenáris, Building 'B'

Art Market Budapest


Art Market Budapest is an exhibition and art fair that aims to bring attention and awareness to contemporary Central and Eastern European art and artists.

Art Market and its programs are designed to help bring the public and the artists closer together. In addition to the exhibition, special programs and art presentations help highlight the uniqueness of art in Central and Eastern Europe. Featured programs and presentations include such projects as a ’Gypsy Art Program’ focusing on this Central and Eastern European social and artistic phenomenon and the ’Krinzinger projekte’, an exhibition curated by the Krinzinger Gallery, showcasing some of the region's most exciting emerging artists. Other programs and events include round table discussions, artist interviews, book launches, presentations and more. All of these programs at Art Market Budapest are created to provide first-hand information and education about the Eastern European art scene.

Art Market Budapest will be held at Millenáris, a 'Europa Nostra' awarded complex and one of best equipped cultural centers in Central & Eastern Europe.

Art Market Budapest extends into Art Week Budapest, a series of related events, programs and workshops with the participation of various art groups and cultural communities.

For more info about the event visit their website.

 

Oktoberfest Budapest

vent Dates: Oct 9, 2015  -  Oct 12, 2015  

Venue:City Park Ice Rink (Műjégpálya)

Oktoberfest Budapest

Photo by Oktoberfest Budapest

There will be plenty of tasty fare to pair with your beer and several live performances to keep everyone entertained. Just like 'the' Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, Oktoberfest Budapest will also feature an agricultural fair.

The three-day event starts Thursday, October 9, at 10 am.

Entrance fee:
Day pass: HUF 1,990
Festival pass: HUF 3,990

 

Chimney Cake Festival

Event Dates: Oct 10, 2015  -  Oct 12, 2015  

Venue:City Park, Vajdahunyad Castle

Chimney Cake Festival

More info is available here.

 

 



 

 


 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"img_wrap img_half bgbe">Sweetdays-2012-3

There are plenty of sausage, wine and pálinka festivals in Budapest, so here is an event for those of us with a sweet tooth. Budapest's annual Chocolate and Candy Festival promises to be a sweet culinary event that offers participants a chance to experience everything cocoa products have to offer. For three days, chocolate will be featured in all its magnificent and tasty forms.

Sweet Days - Chocolate and Candy Festival

Hand-made chocolate

Several multinational companies, chocolate craftsmen, producers and traders from Hungary and abroad will be in attendance atSweet Days to tempt you with their delicacies. Fruits, seeds, coffee, vanilla, various syrups, honey, fine wines and sweet drinks will accompany the chocolate and candy at the festival. There will be several kid-friendly programs to keep the little ones entertained while grown-ups can partake in chocolate-making courses and guided chocolate tasting tours or learn 'sweet' recipes and more. Evening entertainment includes musical programs and live concerts accompanied by drinks and fine wines.

Opening hours:
Friday: 11 am to midnight
Saturday: 10 am to midnight
Sunday: 10 am to 10 pm

Entrance fees:
A day pass is HUF 2,000 for adults and HUF 100 for kids (6-12 years old).
Entrance is free for children under 6 years of age.

For more information visit their site.

 

World Press Photo 2015

Event Dates: Sep 25, 2015  -  Oct 26, 2015  

Venue:Museum of Ethnography

World Press Photo Exhibition


 


 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Basilica">Christmas Fair by the Basilica

Christmas Fair by the Basilica
Christmas Fair by the Basilica

From Advent to New Year the square in front of the Basilica gives home to a charming Christmas fair (also known as Advent by the Basilica). There's an ice-rink in the middle surrounded by a number of vendors selling Christmas-themed arts and crafts, mulled wine, pálinka, fried sausages and other tasty fares. Advent candles are lit each Sunday. The ice-rink is small, but if you feel like hitting the ice during the holiday season, it's the perfect place to be.

Opening hours:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30 am to 8 pm
Friday: 10:30 am to 10 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 10 pm
Sunday: 10 am to 8 pm
(Exceptions: Dec 24: 10 am to 2 pm, Dec 25 & 26: closed, Dec 31: 10 am to 4 pm)

 

New Wine and Cheese Festival

Event Dates: Nov 29, 2015  -  Nov 30, 2015  

Venue:Vajdahunyad Castle

New Wine and Cheese Festival

Opening hours:
10 am to 6 pm, daily

Entrance fee:
A day pass is HUF 2,000, which includes a tasting glass and free admission to theMuseum of Hungarian Agriculture.

 

 

 

 

 



 

 


 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"img_wrap img_half bgbe">Sweetdays-2012-3

There are plenty of sausage, wine and pálinka festivals in Budapest, so here is an event for those of us with a sweet tooth. Budapest's annual Chocolate and Candy Festival promises to be a sweet culinary event that offers participants a chance to experience everything cocoa products have to offer. For three days, chocolate will be featured in all its magnificent and tasty forms.

Sweet Days - Chocolate and Candy Festival

Hand-made chocolate

Several multinational companies, chocolate craftsmen, producers and traders from Hungary and abroad will be in attendance atSweet Days to tempt you with their delicacies. Fruits, seeds, coffee, vanilla, various syrups, honey, fine wines and sweet drinks will accompany the chocolate and candy at the festival. There will be several kid-friendly programs to keep the little ones entertained while grown-ups can partake in chocolate-making courses and guided chocolate tasting tours or learn 'sweet' recipes and more. Evening entertainment includes musical programs and live concerts accompanied by drinks and fine wines.

Opening hours:
Friday: 11 am to midnight
Saturday: 10 am to midnight
Sunday: 10 am to 10 pm

Entrance fees:
A day pass is HUF 2,000 for adults and HUF 100 for kids (6-12 years old).
Entrance is free for children under 6 years of age.

For more information visit their site.

 

World Press Photo 2015

Event Dates: Sep 25, 2015  -  Oct 26, 2015  

Venue:Museum of Ethnography

World Press Photo Exhibition


 


 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

tbudapest.travel/images/content/event/935/sweetdays-2012-3__gallery.jpg" rel="lightbox-biz" rev="Sweetdays-2012-3">Sweetdays-2012-3

There are plenty of sausage, wine and pálinka festivals in Budapest, so here is an event for those of us with a sweet tooth. Budapest's annual Chocolate and Candy Festival promises to be a sweet culinary event that offers participants a chance to experience everything cocoa products have to offer. For three days, chocolate will be featured in all its magnificent and tasty forms.

Sweet Days - Chocolate and Candy Festival

Hand-made chocolate

Several multinational companies, chocolate craftsmen, producers and traders from Hungary and abroad will be in attendance atSweet Days to tempt you with their delicacies. Fruits, seeds, coffee, vanilla, various syrups, honey, fine wines and sweet drinks will accompany the chocolate and candy at the festival. There will be several kid-friendly programs to keep the little ones entertained while grown-ups can partake in chocolate-making courses and guided chocolate tasting tours or learn 'sweet' recipes and more. Evening entertainment includes musical programs and live concerts accompanied by drinks and fine wines.

Opening hours:
Friday: 11 am to midnight
Saturday: 10 am to midnight
Sunday: 10 am to 10 pm

Entrance fees:
A day pass is HUF 2,000 for adults and HUF 100 for kids (6-12 years old).
Entrance is free for children under 6 years of age.

For more information visit their site.

 

World Press Photo 2015

Event Dates: Sep 25, 2015  -  Oct 26, 2015  

Venue:Museum of Ethnography

World Press Photo Exhibition


Café Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival

Event Dates: Oct 3, 2015  -  Oct 19, 2015  

Venue:Multiple locations

Cafe Budapest


Known for the past 20 years as Budapest Autumn Festival and recently renamed to Café Budapest, this festival celebrates the creative talent and achievements of contemporary art. During the festival Budapest’s cultural life comes alive with artists and works of contemporary art ranging from classical and pop music to dance, film and fine arts to children’s programs. The list of venues includes popular cafés and retro pubs (like A38Café Jedermann andSzatyor Bar) contemporary art galleries (like Trafó) and many of the city's theaters (like Átrium Cinema, and the National Theater). The program offers an exciting repertoire of theatre, dance and musical performances.

For full details and event schedule visit Café Budapest's website.

 

Budapest Pálinka and Sausage Festival

Type:Food and Drink, Festivals

Event Dates: Oct 3, 2015  -  Oct 5, 2015  

Venue:Castle Hill

Budapest Pálinka and Sausage Festival


More than twenty pálinka (a type of Hungarian brandy) distillers and renowned sausage makers participate at this unique and very Hungarian gastronomic event, held annually in one of the most beautiful spots in Budapest, Castle Hill. The festival offers a combination of the best in pálinka, great food and entertainment. Visitors to the festival will have an opportunity to be the first to taste this year’s new pálinka distillates.

Budapest Pálinka and Sausage Festival

Each year the festival welcomes a guest country. In 2014 Scotland has been invited to participate and visitors will have a chance to sample some whiskey.

Sausage and pálinka go well together, so be sure to visit one of the sausage stands and sample their homemade products, such asGyulai and Csabai kolbász.

Admission:
1-Day ticket: HUF 2,000
3-Day pass: HUF 5,500

Festival hours:
Thursday & Friday: 2 pm to 2 am
Saturday: noon to 2 am
Sunday: noon to midnight

Click here for more info and program details.

 

Budapest Design Week 

Event Dates: Oct 3, 2015  -  Oct 12, 2015  

Venue:Design Terminál and several galleries and fashion shops

Budapest Design Week


Budapest Design Week is held every fall citywide and is open to both the public and the design industry, attracting over 60,000 people annually. This year’s event, the 10th in succession, will take place between October 3rd and 12th.

For full details and event schedule visit Budapest Design Week's official website.

 

Art Market Budapest

Event Dates: Oct 9, 2015  -  Oct 12, 2015  

Venue:Millenáris, Building 'B'

Art Market Budapest


Art Market Budapest is an exhibition and art fair that aims to bring attention and awareness to contemporary Central and Eastern European art and artists.

Art Market and its programs are designed to help bring the public and the artists closer together. In addition to the exhibition, special programs and art presentations help highlight the uniqueness of art in Central and Eastern Europe. Featured programs and presentations include such projects as a ’Gypsy Art Program’ focusing on this Central and Eastern European social and artistic phenomenon and the ’Krinzinger projekte’, an exhibition curated by the Krinzinger Gallery, showcasing some of the region's most exciting emerging artists. Other programs and events include round table discussions, artist interviews, book launches, presentations and more. All of these programs at Art Market Budapest are created to provide first-hand information and education about the Eastern European art scene.

Art Market Budapest will be held at Millenáris, a 'Europa Nostra' awarded complex and one of best equipped cultural centers in Central & Eastern Europe.

Art Market Budapest extends into Art Week Budapest, a series of related events, programs and workshops with the participation of various art groups and cultural communities.

For more info about the event visit their website.

 

Oktoberfest Budapest

vent Dates: Oct 9, 2015  -  Oct 12, 2015  

Venue:City Park Ice Rink (Műjégpálya)

Oktoberfest Budapest

Photo by Oktoberfest Budapest

There will be plenty of tasty fare to pair with your beer and several live performances to keep everyone entertained. Just like 'the' Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, Oktoberfest Budapest will also feature an agricultural fair.

The three-day event starts Thursday, October 9, at 10 am.

Entrance fee:
Day pass: HUF 1,990
Festival pass: HUF 3,990

 

Chimney Cake Festival

Event Dates: Oct 10, 2015  -  Oct 12, 2015  

Venue:City Park, Vajdahunyad Castle

Chimney Cake Festival

More info is available here.

 

 



 

 


 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"img_wrap img_half bgbe">Sweetdays-2012-3

There are plenty of sausage, wine and pálinka festivals in Budapest, so here is an event for those of us with a sweet tooth. Budapest's annual Chocolate and Candy Festival promises to be a sweet culinary event that offers participants a chance to experience everything cocoa products have to offer. For three days, chocolate will be featured in all its magnificent and tasty forms.

Sweet Days - Chocolate and Candy Festival

Hand-made chocolate

Several multinational companies, chocolate craftsmen, producers and traders from Hungary and abroad will be in attendance atSweet Days to tempt you with their delicacies. Fruits, seeds, coffee, vanilla, various syrups, honey, fine wines and sweet drinks will accompany the chocolate and candy at the festival. There will be several kid-friendly programs to keep the little ones entertained while grown-ups can partake in chocolate-making courses and guided chocolate tasting tours or learn 'sweet' recipes and more. Evening entertainment includes musical programs and live concerts accompanied by drinks and fine wines.

Opening hours:
Friday: 11 am to midnight
Saturday: 10 am to midnight
Sunday: 10 am to 10 pm

Entrance fees:
A day pass is HUF 2,000 for adults and HUF 100 for kids (6-12 years old).
Entrance is free for children under 6 years of age.

For more information visit their site.

 

World Press Photo 2015

Event Dates: Sep 25, 2015  -  Oct 26, 2015  

Venue:Museum of Ethnography

World Press Photo Exhibition


 


 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

various syrups, honey, fine wines and sweet drinks will accompany the chocolate and candy at the festival. There will be several kid-friendly programs to keep the little ones entertained while grown-ups can partake in chocolate-making courses and guided chocolate tasting tours or learn 'sweet' recipes and more. Evening entertainment includes musical programs and live concerts accompanied by drinks and fine wines.

 

Opening hours:
Friday: 11 am to midnight
Saturday: 10 am to midnight
Sunday: 10 am to 10 pm

Entrance fees:
A day pass is HUF 2,000 for adults and HUF 100 for kids (6-12 years old).
Entrance is free for children under 6 years of age.

For more information visit their site.

 

World Press Photo 2015

Event Dates: Sep 25, 2015  -  Oct 26, 2015  

Venue:Museum of Ethnography

World Press Photo Exhibition


Café Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival

Event Dates: Oct 3, 2015  -  Oct 19, 2015  

Venue:Multiple locations

Cafe Budapest

 

Known for the past 20 years as Budapest Autumn Festival and recently renamed to Café Budapest, this festival celebrates the creative talent and achievements of contemporary art. During the festival Budapest’s cultural life comes alive with artists and works of contemporary art ranging from classical and pop music to dance, film and fine arts to children’s programs. The list of venues includes popular cafés and retro pubs (like A38Café Jedermann andSzatyor Bar) contemporary art galleries (like Trafó) and many of the city's theaters (like Átrium Cinema, and the National Theater). The program offers an exciting repertoire of theatre, dance and musical performances.

For full details and event schedule visit Café Budapest's website.

 

Budapest Pálinka and Sausage Festival

Type:Food and Drink, Festivals

Event Dates: Oct 3, 2015  -  Oct 5, 2015  

Venue:Castle Hill

Budapest Pálinka and Sausage Festival


More than twenty pálinka (a type of Hungarian brandy) distillers and renowned sausage makers participate at this unique and very Hungarian gastronomic event, held annually in one of the most beautiful spots in Budapest, Castle Hill. The festival offers a combination of the best in pálinka, great food and entertainment. Visitors to the festival will have an opportunity to be the first to taste this year’s new pálinka distillates.

Budapest Pálinka and Sausage Festival

Each year the festival welcomes a guest country. In 2014 Scotland has been invited to participate and visitors will have a chance to sample some whiskey.

Sausage and pálinka go well together, so be sure to visit one of the sausage stands and sample their homemade products, such asGyulai and Csabai kolbász.

Admission:
1-Day ticket: HUF 2,000
3-Day pass: HUF 5,500

Festival hours:
Thursday & Friday: 2 pm to 2 am
Saturday: noon to 2 am
Sunday: noon to midnight

Click here for more info and program details.

 

Budapest Design Week 

Event Dates: Oct 3, 2015  -  Oct 12, 2015  

Venue:Design Terminál and several galleries and fashion shops

Budapest Design Week


Budapest Design Week is held every fall citywide and is open to both the public and the design industry, attracting over 60,000 people annually. This year’s event, the 10th in succession, will take place between October 3rd and 12th.

For full details and event schedule visit Budapest Design Week's official website.

 

Art Market Budapest

Event Dates: Oct 9, 2015  -  Oct 12, 2015  

Venue:Millenáris, Building 'B'

Art Market Budapest


Art Market Budapest is an exhibition and art fair that aims to bring attention and awareness to contemporary Central and Eastern European art and artists.

Art Market and its programs are designed to help bring the public and the artists closer together. In addition to the exhibition, special programs and art presentations help highlight the uniqueness of art in Central and Eastern Europe. Featured programs and presentations include such projects as a ’Gypsy Art Program’ focusing on this Central and Eastern European social and artistic phenomenon and the ’Krinzinger projekte’, an exhibition curated by the Krinzinger Gallery, showcasing some of the region's most exciting emerging artists. Other programs and events include round table discussions, artist interviews, book launches, presentations and more. All of these programs at Art Market Budapest are created to provide first-hand information and education about the Eastern European art scene.

Art Market Budapest will be held at Millenáris, a 'Europa Nostra' awarded complex and one of best equipped cultural centers in Central & Eastern Europe.

Art Market Budapest extends into Art Week Budapest, a series of related events, programs and workshops with the participation of various art groups and cultural communities.

For more info about the event visit their website.

 

Oktoberfest Budapest

vent Dates: Oct 9, 2015  -  Oct 12, 2015  

Venue:City Park Ice Rink (Műjégpálya)

Oktoberfest Budapest

Photo by Oktoberfest Budapest

There will be plenty of tasty fare to pair with your beer and several live performances to keep everyone entertained. Just like 'the' Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, Oktoberfest Budapest will also feature an agricultural fair.

The three-day event starts Thursday, October 9, at 10 am.

Entrance fee:
Day pass: HUF 1,990
Festival pass: HUF 3,990

 

Chimney Cake Festival

Event Dates: Oct 10, 2015  -  Oct 12, 2015  

Venue:City Park, Vajdahunyad Castle

Chimney Cake Festival

More info is available here.

 

 



 

 


 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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There are plenty of sausage, wine and pálinka festivals in Budapest, so here is an event for those of us with a sweet tooth. Budapest's annual Chocolate and Candy Festival promises to be a sweet culinary event that offers participants a chance to experience everything cocoa products have to offer. For three days, chocolate will be featured in all its magnificent and tasty forms.

Sweet Days - Chocolate and Candy Festival

Hand-made chocolate

Several multinational companies, chocolate craftsmen, producers and traders from Hungary and abroad will be in attendance atSweet Days to tempt you with their delicacies. Fruits, seeds, coffee, vanilla, various syrups, honey, fine wines and sweet drinks will accompany the chocolate and candy at the festival. There will be several kid-friendly programs to keep the little ones entertained while grown-ups can partake in chocolate-making courses and guided chocolate tasting tours or learn 'sweet' recipes and more. Evening entertainment includes musical programs and live concerts accompanied by drinks and fine wines.

Opening hours:
Friday: 11 am to midnight
Saturday: 10 am to midnight
Sunday: 10 am to 10 pm

Entrance fees:
A day pass is HUF 2,000 for adults and HUF 100 for kids (6-12 years old).
Entrance is free for children under 6 years of age.

For more information visit their site.

 

World Press Photo 2015

Event Dates: Sep 25, 2015  -  Oct 26, 2015  

Venue:Museum of Ethnography

World Press Photo Exhibition


 


 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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Café Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival

Event Dates: Oct 3, 2015  -  Oct 19, 2015  

Venue:Multiple locations

Cafe Budapest

 

Known for the past 20 years as Budapest Autumn Festival and recently renamed to Café Budapest, this festival celebrates the creative talent and achievements of contemporary art. During the festival Budapest’s cultural life comes alive with artists and works of contemporary art ranging from classical and pop music to dance, film and fine arts to children’s programs. The list of venues includes popular cafés and retro pubs (like A38Café Jedermann andSzatyor Bar) contemporary art galleries (like Trafó) and many of the city's theaters (like Átrium Cinema, and the National Theater). The program offers an exciting repertoire of theatre, dance and musical performances.

For full details and event schedule visit Café Budapest's website.

 

Budapest Pálinka and Sausage Festival

Type:Food and Drink, Festivals

Event Dates: Oct 3, 2015  -  Oct 5, 2015  

Venue:Castle Hill

Budapest Pálinka and Sausage Festival


More than twenty pálinka (a type of Hungarian brandy) distillers and renowned sausage makers participate at this unique and very Hungarian gastronomic event, held annually in one of the most beautiful spots in Budapest, Castle Hill. The festival offers a combination of the best in pálinka, great food and entertainment. Visitors to the festival will have an opportunity to be the first to taste this year’s new pálinka distillates.

Budapest Pálinka and Sausage Festival

Each year the festival welcomes a guest country. In 2014 Scotland has been invited to participate and visitors will have a chance to sample some whiskey.

Sausage and pálinka go well together, so be sure to visit one of the sausage stands and sample their homemade products, such asGyulai and Csabai kolbász.

Admission:
1-Day ticket: HUF 2,000
3-Day pass: HUF 5,500

Festival hours:
Thursday & Friday: 2 pm to 2 am
Saturday: noon to 2 am
Sunday: noon to midnight

Click here for more info and program details.

 

Budapest Design Week 

Event Dates: Oct 3, 2015  -  Oct 12, 2015  

Venue:Design Terminál and several galleries and fashion shops

Budapest Design Week


Budapest Design Week is held every fall citywide and is open to both the public and the design industry, attracting over 60,000 people annually. This year’s event, the 10th in succession, will take place between October 3rd and 12th.

For full details and event schedule visit Budapest Design Week's official website.

 

Art Market Budapest

Event Dates: Oct 9, 2015  -  Oct 12, 2015  

Venue:Millenáris, Building 'B'

Art Market Budapest


Art Market Budapest is an exhibition and art fair that aims to bring attention and awareness to contemporary Central and Eastern European art and artists.

Art Market and its programs are designed to help bring the public and the artists closer together. In addition to the exhibition, special programs and art presentations help highlight the uniqueness of art in Central and Eastern Europe. Featured programs and presentations include such projects as a ’Gypsy Art Program’ focusing on this Central and Eastern European social and artistic phenomenon and the ’Krinzinger projekte’, an exhibition curated by the Krinzinger Gallery, showcasing some of the region's most exciting emerging artists. Other programs and events include round table discussions, artist interviews, book launches, presentations and more. All of these programs at Art Market Budapest are created to provide first-hand information and education about the Eastern European art scene.

Art Market Budapest will be held at Millenáris, a 'Europa Nostra' awarded complex and one of best equipped cultural centers in Central & Eastern Europe.

Art Market Budapest extends into Art Week Budapest, a series of related events, programs and workshops with the participation of various art groups and cultural communities.

For more info about the event visit their website.

 

Oktoberfest Budapest

vent Dates: Oct 9, 2015  -  Oct 12, 2015  

Venue:City Park Ice Rink (Műjégpálya)

Oktoberfest Budapest

Photo by Oktoberfest Budapest

There will be plenty of tasty fare to pair with your beer and several live performances to keep everyone entertained. Just like 'the' Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, Oktoberfest Budapest will also feature an agricultural fair.

The three-day event starts Thursday, October 9, at 10 am.

Entrance fee:
Day pass: HUF 1,990
Festival pass: HUF 3,990

 

Chimney Cake Festival

Event Dates: Oct 10, 2015  -  Oct 12, 2015  

Venue:City Park, Vajdahunyad Castle

Chimney Cake Festival

More info is available here.

 

 



 

 


 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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There are plenty of sausage, wine and pálinka festivals in Budapest, so here is an event for those of us with a sweet tooth. Budapest's annual Chocolate and Candy Festival promises to be a sweet culinary event that offers participants a chance to experience everything cocoa products have to offer. For three days, chocolate will be featured in all its magnificent and tasty forms.

Sweet Days - Chocolate and Candy Festival

Hand-made chocolate

Several multinational companies, chocolate craftsmen, producers and traders from Hungary and abroad will be in attendance atSweet Days to tempt you with their delicacies. Fruits, seeds, coffee, vanilla, various syrups, honey, fine wines and sweet drinks will accompany the chocolate and candy at the festival. There will be several kid-friendly programs to keep the little ones entertained while grown-ups can partake in chocolate-making courses and guided chocolate tasting tours or learn 'sweet' recipes and more. Evening entertainment includes musical programs and live concerts accompanied by drinks and fine wines.

Opening hours:
Friday: 11 am to midnight
Saturday: 10 am to midnight
Sunday: 10 am to 10 pm

Entrance fees:
A day pass is HUF 2,000 for adults and HUF 100 for kids (6-12 years old).
Entrance is free for children under 6 years of age.

For more information visit their site.

 

World Press Photo 2015

Event Dates: Sep 25, 2015  -  Oct 26, 2015  

Venue:Museum of Ethnography

World Press Photo Exhibition


 


 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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From Advent to New Year the square in front of the Basilica gives home to a charming Christmas fair (also known as Advent by the Basilica). There's an ice-rink in the middle surrounded by a number of vendors selling Christmas-themed arts and crafts, mulled wine, pálinka, fried sausages and other tasty fares. Advent candles are lit each Sunday. The ice-rink is small, but if you feel like hitting the ice during the holiday season, it's the perfect place to be.

Opening hours:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30 am to 8 pm
Friday: 10:30 am to 10 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 10 pm
Sunday: 10 am to 8 pm
(Exceptions: Dec 24: 10 am to 2 pm, Dec 25 & 26: closed, Dec 31: 10 am to 4 pm)

 

New Wine and Cheese Festival

Event Dates: Nov 29, 2015  -  Nov 30, 2015  

Venue:Vajdahunyad Castle

New Wine and Cheese Festival

Opening hours:
10 am to 6 pm, daily

Entrance fee:
A day pass is HUF 2,000, which includes a tasting glass and free admission to theMuseum of Hungarian Agriculture.

 

 

 

 

 



 

 


 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"img_wrap img_half bgbe">Sweetdays-2012-3

There are plenty of sausage, wine and pálinka festivals in Budapest, so here is an event for those of us with a sweet tooth. Budapest's annual Chocolate and Candy Festival promises to be a sweet culinary event that offers participants a chance to experience everything cocoa products have to offer. For three days, chocolate will be featured in all its magnificent and tasty forms.

Sweet Days - Chocolate and Candy Festival

Hand-made chocolate

Several multinational companies, chocolate craftsmen, producers and traders from Hungary and abroad will be in attendance atSweet Days to tempt you with their delicacies. Fruits, seeds, coffee, vanilla, various syrups, honey, fine wines and sweet drinks will accompany the chocolate and candy at the festival. There will be several kid-friendly programs to keep the little ones entertained while grown-ups can partake in chocolate-making courses and guided chocolate tasting tours or learn 'sweet' recipes and more. Evening entertainment includes musical programs and live concerts accompanied by drinks and fine wines.

Opening hours:
Friday: 11 am to midnight
Saturday: 10 am to midnight
Sunday: 10 am to 10 pm

Entrance fees:
A day pass is HUF 2,000 for adults and HUF 100 for kids (6-12 years old).
Entrance is free for children under 6 years of age.

For more information visit their site.

 

World Press Photo 2015

Event Dates: Sep 25, 2015  -  Oct 26, 2015  

Venue:Museum of Ethnography

World Press Photo Exhibition


 


 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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There are plenty of sausage, wine and pálinka festivals in Budapest, so here is an event for those of us with a sweet tooth. Budapest's annual Chocolate and Candy Festival promises to be a sweet culinary event that offers participants a chance to experience everything cocoa products have to offer. For three days, chocolate will be featured in all its magnificent and tasty forms.

Sweet Days - Chocolate and Candy Festival

Hand-made chocolate

Several multinational companies, chocolate craftsmen, producers and traders from Hungary and abroad will be in attendance atSweet Days to tempt you with their delicacies. Fruits, seeds, coffee, vanilla, various syrups, honey, fine wines and sweet drinks will accompany the chocolate and candy at the festival. There will be several kid-friendly programs to keep the little ones entertained while grown-ups can partake in chocolate-making courses and guided chocolate tasting tours or learn 'sweet' recipes and more. Evening entertainment includes musical programs and live concerts accompanied by drinks and fine wines.

Opening hours:
Friday: 11 am to midnight
Saturday: 10 am to midnight
Sunday: 10 am to 10 pm

Entrance fees:
A day pass is HUF 2,000 for adults and HUF 100 for kids (6-12 years old).
Entrance is free for children under 6 years of age.

For more information visit their site.

 

World Press Photo 2015

Event Dates: Sep 25, 2015  -  Oct 26, 2015  

Venue:Museum of Ethnography

World Press Photo Exhibition


Café Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival

Event Dates: Oct 3, 2015  -  Oct 19, 2015  

Venue:Multiple locations

Cafe Budapest


Known for the past 20 years as Budapest Autumn Festival and recently renamed to Café Budapest, this festival celebrates the creative talent and achievements of contemporary art. During the festival Budapest’s cultural life comes alive with artists and works of contemporary art ranging from classical and pop music to dance, film and fine arts to children’s programs. The list of venues includes popular cafés and retro pubs (like A38Café Jedermann andSzatyor Bar) contemporary art galleries (like Trafó) and many of the city's theaters (like Átrium Cinema, and the National Theater). The program offers an exciting repertoire of theatre, dance and musical performances.

For full details and event schedule visit Café Budapest's website.

 

Budapest Pálinka and Sausage Festival

Type:Food and Drink, Festivals

Event Dates: Oct 3, 2015  -  Oct 5, 2015  

Venue:Castle Hill

Budapest Pálinka and Sausage Festival


More than twenty pálinka (a type of Hungarian brandy) distillers and renowned sausage makers participate at this unique and very Hungarian gastronomic event, held annually in one of the most beautiful spots in Budapest, Castle Hill. The festival offers a combination of the best in pálinka, great food and entertainment. Visitors to the festival will have an opportunity to be the first to taste this year’s new pálinka distillates.

Budapest Pálinka and Sausage Festival

Each year the festival welcomes a guest country. In 2014 Scotland has been invited to participate and visitors will have a chance to sample some whiskey.

Sausage and pálinka go well together, so be sure to visit one of the sausage stands and sample their homemade products, such asGyulai and Csabai kolbász.

Admission:
1-Day ticket: HUF 2,000
3-Day pass: HUF 5,500

Festival hours:
Thursday & Friday: 2 pm to 2 am
Saturday: noon to 2 am
Sunday: noon to midnight

Click here for more info and program details.

 

Budapest Design Week 

Event Dates: Oct 3, 2015  -  Oct 12, 2015  

Venue:Design Terminál and several galleries and fashion shops

Budapest Design Week


Budapest Design Week is held every fall citywide and is open to both the public and the design industry, attracting over 60,000 people annually. This year’s event, the 10th in succession, will take place between October 3rd and 12th.

For full details and event schedule visit Budapest Design Week's official website.

 

Art Market Budapest

Event Dates: Oct 9, 2015  -  Oct 12, 2015  

Venue:Millenáris, Building 'B'

Art Market Budapest


Art Market Budapest is an exhibition and art fair that aims to bring attention and awareness to contemporary Central and Eastern European art and artists.

Art Market and its programs are designed to help bring the public and the artists closer together. In addition to the exhibition, special programs and art presentations help highlight the uniqueness of art in Central and Eastern Europe. Featured programs and presentations include such projects as a ’Gypsy Art Program’ focusing on this Central and Eastern European social and artistic phenomenon and the ’Krinzinger projekte’, an exhibition curated by the Krinzinger Gallery, showcasing some of the region's most exciting emerging artists. Other programs and events include round table discussions, artist interviews, book launches, presentations and more. All of these programs at Art Market Budapest are created to provide first-hand information and education about the Eastern European art scene.

Art Market Budapest will be held at Millenáris, a 'Europa Nostra' awarded complex and one of best equipped cultural centers in Central & Eastern Europe.

Art Market Budapest extends into Art Week Budapest, a series of related events, programs and workshops with the participation of various art groups and cultural communities.

For more info about the event visit their website.

 

Oktoberfest Budapest

vent Dates: Oct 9, 2015  -  Oct 12, 2015  

Venue:City Park Ice Rink (Műjégpálya)

Oktoberfest Budapest

Photo by Oktoberfest Budapest

There will be plenty of tasty fare to pair with your beer and several live performances to keep everyone entertained. Just like 'the' Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, Oktoberfest Budapest will also feature an agricultural fair.

The three-day event starts Thursday, October 9, at 10 am.

Entrance fee:
Day pass: HUF 1,990
Festival pass: HUF 3,990

 

Chimney Cake Festival

Event Dates: Oct 10, 2015  -  Oct 12, 2015  

Venue:City Park, Vajdahunyad Castle

Chimney Cake Festival

More info is available here.

 

 



 

 


 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"img_wrap img_half bgbe">Sweetdays-2012-3

There are plenty of sausage, wine and pálinka festivals in Budapest, so here is an event for those of us with a sweet tooth. Budapest's annual Chocolate and Candy Festival promises to be a sweet culinary event that offers participants a chance to experience everything cocoa products have to offer. For three days, chocolate will be featured in all its magnificent and tasty forms.

Sweet Days - Chocolate and Candy Festival

Hand-made chocolate

Several multinational companies, chocolate craftsmen, producers and traders from Hungary and abroad will be in attendance atSweet Days to tempt you with their delicacies. Fruits, seeds, coffee, vanilla, various syrups, honey, fine wines and sweet drinks will accompany the chocolate and candy at the festival. There will be several kid-friendly programs to keep the little ones entertained while grown-ups can partake in chocolate-making courses and guided chocolate tasting tours or learn 'sweet' recipes and more. Evening entertainment includes musical programs and live concerts accompanied by drinks and fine wines.

Opening hours:
Friday: 11 am to midnight
Saturday: 10 am to midnight
Sunday: 10 am to 10 pm

Entrance fees:
A day pass is HUF 2,000 for adults and HUF 100 for kids (6-12 years old).
Entrance is free for children under 6 years of age.

For more information visit their site.

 

World Press Photo 2015

Event Dates: Sep 25, 2015  -  Oct 26, 2015  

Venue:Museum of Ethnography

World Press Photo Exhibition


 


 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

various syrups, honey, fine wines and sweet drinks will accompany the chocolate and candy at the festival. There will be several kid-friendly programs to keep the little ones entertained while grown-ups can partake in chocolate-making courses and guided chocolate tasting tours or learn 'sweet' recipes and more. Evening entertainment includes musical programs and live concerts accompanied by drinks and fine wines.

 

Opening hours:
Friday: 11 am to midnight
Saturday: 10 am to midnight
Sunday: 10 am to 10 pm

Entrance fees:
A day pass is HUF 2,000 for adults and HUF 100 for kids (6-12 years old).
Entrance is free for children under 6 years of age.

For more information visit their site.

 

World Press Photo 2015

Event Dates: Sep 25, 2015  -  Oct 26, 2015  

Venue:Museum of Ethnography

World Press Photo Exhibition


Café Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival

Event Dates: Oct 3, 2015  -  Oct 19, 2015  

Venue:Multiple locations

Cafe Budapest

 

Known for the past 20 years as Budapest Autumn Festival and recently renamed to Café Budapest, this festival celebrates the creative talent and achievements of contemporary art. During the festival Budapest’s cultural life comes alive with artists and works of contemporary art ranging from classical and pop music to dance, film and fine arts to children’s programs. The list of venues includes popular cafés and retro pubs (like A38Café Jedermann andSzatyor Bar) contemporary art galleries (like Trafó) and many of the city's theaters (like Átrium Cinema, and the National Theater). The program offers an exciting repertoire of theatre, dance and musical performances.

For full details and event schedule visit Café Budapest's website.

 

Budapest Pálinka and Sausage Festival

Type:Food and Drink, Festivals

Event Dates: Oct 3, 2015  -  Oct 5, 2015  

Venue:Castle Hill

Budapest Pálinka and Sausage Festival


More than twenty pálinka (a type of Hungarian brandy) distillers and renowned sausage makers participate at this unique and very Hungarian gastronomic event, held annually in one of the most beautiful spots in Budapest, Castle Hill. The festival offers a combination of the best in pálinka, great food and entertainment. Visitors to the festival will have an opportunity to be the first to taste this year’s new pálinka distillates.

Budapest Pálinka and Sausage Festival

Each year the festival welcomes a guest country. In 2014 Scotland has been invited to participate and visitors will have a chance to sample some whiskey.

Sausage and pálinka go well together, so be sure to visit one of the sausage stands and sample their homemade products, such asGyulai and Csabai kolbász.

Admission:
1-Day ticket: HUF 2,000
3-Day pass: HUF 5,500

Festival hours:
Thursday & Friday: 2 pm to 2 am
Saturday: noon to 2 am
Sunday: noon to midnight

Click here for more info and program details.

 

Budapest Design Week 

Event Dates: Oct 3, 2015  -  Oct 12, 2015  

Venue:Design Terminál and several galleries and fashion shops

Budapest Design Week


Budapest Design Week is held every fall citywide and is open to both the public and the design industry, attracting over 60,000 people annually. This year’s event, the 10th in succession, will take place between October 3rd and 12th.

For full details and event schedule visit Budapest Design Week's official website.

 

Art Market Budapest

Event Dates: Oct 9, 2015  -  Oct 12, 2015  

Venue:Millenáris, Building 'B'

Art Market Budapest


Art Market Budapest is an exhibition and art fair that aims to bring attention and awareness to contemporary Central and Eastern European art and artists.

Art Market and its programs are designed to help bring the public and the artists closer together. In addition to the exhibition, special programs and art presentations help highlight the uniqueness of art in Central and Eastern Europe. Featured programs and presentations include such projects as a ’Gypsy Art Program’ focusing on this Central and Eastern European social and artistic phenomenon and the ’Krinzinger projekte’, an exhibition curated by the Krinzinger Gallery, showcasing some of the region's most exciting emerging artists. Other programs and events include round table discussions, artist interviews, book launches, presentations and more. All of these programs at Art Market Budapest are created to provide first-hand information and education about the Eastern European art scene.

Art Market Budapest will be held at Millenáris, a 'Europa Nostra' awarded complex and one of best equipped cultural centers in Central & Eastern Europe.

Art Market Budapest extends into Art Week Budapest, a series of related events, programs and workshops with the participation of various art groups and cultural communities.

For more info about the event visit their website.

 

Oktoberfest Budapest

vent Dates: Oct 9, 2015  -  Oct 12, 2015  

Venue:City Park Ice Rink (Műjégpálya)

Oktoberfest Budapest

Photo by Oktoberfest Budapest

There will be plenty of tasty fare to pair with your beer and several live performances to keep everyone entertained. Just like 'the' Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, Oktoberfest Budapest will also feature an agricultural fair.

The three-day event starts Thursday, October 9, at 10 am.

Entrance fee:
Day pass: HUF 1,990
Festival pass: HUF 3,990

 

Chimney Cake Festival

Event Dates: Oct 10, 2015  -  Oct 12, 2015  

Venue:City Park, Vajdahunyad Castle

Chimney Cake Festival

More info is available here.

 

 



 

 


 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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There are plenty of sausage, wine and pálinka festivals in Budapest, so here is an event for those of us with a sweet tooth. Budapest's annual Chocolate and Candy Festival promises to be a sweet culinary event that offers participants a chance to experience everything cocoa products have to offer. For three days, chocolate will be featured in all its magnificent and tasty forms.

Sweet Days - Chocolate and Candy Festival

Hand-made chocolate

Several multinational companies, chocolate craftsmen, producers and traders from Hungary and abroad will be in attendance atSweet Days to tempt you with their delicacies. Fruits, seeds, coffee, vanilla, various syrups, honey, fine wines and sweet drinks will accompany the chocolate and candy at the festival. There will be several kid-friendly programs to keep the little ones entertained while grown-ups can partake in chocolate-making courses and guided chocolate tasting tours or learn 'sweet' recipes and more. Evening entertainment includes musical programs and live concerts accompanied by drinks and fine wines.

Opening hours:
Friday: 11 am to midnight
Saturday: 10 am to midnight
Sunday: 10 am to 10 pm

Entrance fees:
A day pass is HUF 2,000 for adults and HUF 100 for kids (6-12 years old).
Entrance is free for children under 6 years of age.

For more information visit their site.

 

World Press Photo 2015

Event Dates: Sep 25, 2015  -  Oct 26, 2015  

Venue:Museum of Ethnography

World Press Photo Exhibition


 


 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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Christmas Fair by the Basilica
Christmas Fair by the Basilica

From Advent to New Year the square in front of the Basilica gives home to a charming Christmas fair (also known as Advent by the Basilica). There's an ice-rink in the middle surrounded by a number of vendors selling Christmas-themed arts and crafts, mulled wine, pálinka, fried sausages and other tasty fares. Advent candles are lit each Sunday. The ice-rink is small, but if you feel like hitting the ice during the holiday season, it's the perfect place to be.

Opening hours:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30 am to 8 pm
Friday: 10:30 am to 10 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 10 pm
Sunday: 10 am to 8 pm
(Exceptions: Dec 24: 10 am to 2 pm, Dec 25 & 26: closed, Dec 31: 10 am to 4 pm)

 

New Wine and Cheese Festival

Event Dates: Nov 29, 2015  -  Nov 30, 2015  

Venue:Vajdahunyad Castle

New Wine and Cheese Festival

Opening hours:
10 am to 6 pm, daily

Entrance fee:
A day pass is HUF 2,000, which includes a tasting glass and free admission to theMuseum of Hungarian Agriculture.

 

 

 

 

 



 

 


 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"img_wrap img_half bgbe">Sweetdays-2012-3

There are plenty of sausage, wine and pálinka festivals in Budapest, so here is an event for those of us with a sweet tooth. Budapest's annual Chocolate and Candy Festival promises to be a sweet culinary event that offers participants a chance to experience everything cocoa products have to offer. For three days, chocolate will be featured in all its magnificent and tasty forms.

Sweet Days - Chocolate and Candy Festival

Hand-made chocolate

Several multinational companies, chocolate craftsmen, producers and traders from Hungary and abroad will be in attendance atSweet Days to tempt you with their delicacies. Fruits, seeds, coffee, vanilla, various syrups, honey, fine wines and sweet drinks will accompany the chocolate and candy at the festival. There will be several kid-friendly programs to keep the little ones entertained while grown-ups can partake in chocolate-making courses and guided chocolate tasting tours or learn 'sweet' recipes and more. Evening entertainment includes musical programs and live concerts accompanied by drinks and fine wines.

Opening hours:
Friday: 11 am to midnight
Saturday: 10 am to midnight
Sunday: 10 am to 10 pm

Entrance fees:
A day pass is HUF 2,000 for adults and HUF 100 for kids (6-12 years old).
Entrance is free for children under 6 years of age.

For more information visit their site.

 

World Press Photo 2015

Event Dates: Sep 25, 2015  -  Oct 26, 2015  

Venue:Museum of Ethnography

World Press Photo Exhibition


 


 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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There are plenty of sausage, wine and pálinka festivals in Budapest, so here is an event for those of us with a sweet tooth. Budapest's annual Chocolate and Candy Festival promises to be a sweet culinary event that offers participants a chance to experience everything cocoa products have to offer. For three days, chocolate will be featured in all its magnificent and tasty forms.

Sweet Days - Chocolate and Candy Festival

Hand-made chocolate

Several multinational companies, chocolate craftsmen, producers and traders from Hungary and abroad will be in attendance atSweet Days to tempt you with their delicacies. Fruits, seeds, coffee, vanilla, various syrups, honey, fine wines and sweet drinks will accompany the chocolate and candy at the festival. There will be several kid-friendly programs to keep the little ones entertained while grown-ups can partake in chocolate-making courses and guided chocolate tasting tours or learn 'sweet' recipes and more. Evening entertainment includes musical programs and live concerts accompanied by drinks and fine wines.

Opening hours:
Friday: 11 am to midnight
Saturday: 10 am to midnight
Sunday: 10 am to 10 pm

Entrance fees:
A day pass is HUF 2,000 for adults and HUF 100 for kids (6-12 years old).
Entrance is free for children under 6 years of age.

For more information visit their site.

 

World Press Photo 2015

Event Dates: Sep 25, 2015  -  Oct 26, 2015  

Venue:Museum of Ethnography

World Press Photo Exhibition


Café Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival

Event Dates: Oct 3, 2015  -  Oct 19, 2015  

Venue:Multiple locations

Cafe Budapest


Known for the past 20 years as Budapest Autumn Festival and recently renamed to Café Budapest, this festival celebrates the creative talent and achievements of contemporary art. During the festival Budapest’s cultural life comes alive with artists and works of contemporary art ranging from classical and pop music to dance, film and fine arts to children’s programs. The list of venues includes popular cafés and retro pubs (like A38Café Jedermann andSzatyor Bar) contemporary art galleries (like Trafó) and many of the city's theaters (like Átrium Cinema, and the National Theater). The program offers an exciting repertoire of theatre, dance and musical performances.

For full details and event schedule visit Café Budapest's website.

 

Budapest Pálinka and Sausage Festival

Type:Food and Drink, Festivals

Event Dates: Oct 3, 2015  -  Oct 5, 2015  

Venue:Castle Hill

Budapest Pálinka and Sausage Festival


More than twenty pálinka (a type of Hungarian brandy) distillers and renowned sausage makers participate at this unique and very Hungarian gastronomic event, held annually in one of the most beautiful spots in Budapest, Castle Hill. The festival offers a combination of the best in pálinka, great food and entertainment. Visitors to the festival will have an opportunity to be the first to taste this year’s new pálinka distillates.

Budapest Pálinka and Sausage Festival

Each year the festival welcomes a guest country. In 2014 Scotland has been invited to participate and visitors will have a chance to sample some whiskey.

Sausage and pálinka go well together, so be sure to visit one of the sausage stands and sample their homemade products, such asGyulai and Csabai kolbász.

Admission:
1-Day ticket: HUF 2,000
3-Day pass: HUF 5,500

Festival hours:
Thursday & Friday: 2 pm to 2 am
Saturday: noon to 2 am
Sunday: noon to midnight

Click here for more info and program details.

 

Budapest Design Week 

Event Dates: Oct 3, 2015  -  Oct 12, 2015  

Venue:Design Terminál and several galleries and fashion shops

Budapest Design Week


Budapest Design Week is held every fall citywide and is open to both the public and the design industry, attracting over 60,000 people annually. This year’s event, the 10th in succession, will take place between October 3rd and 12th.

For full details and event schedule visit Budapest Design Week's official website.

 

Art Market Budapest

Event Dates: Oct 9, 2015  -  Oct 12, 2015  

Venue:Millenáris, Building 'B'

Art Market Budapest


Art Market Budapest is an exhibition and art fair that aims to bring attention and awareness to contemporary Central and Eastern European art and artists.

Art Market and its programs are designed to help bring the public and the artists closer together. In addition to the exhibition, special programs and art presentations help highlight the uniqueness of art in Central and Eastern Europe. Featured programs and presentations include such projects as a ’Gypsy Art Program’ focusing on this Central and Eastern European social and artistic phenomenon and the ’Krinzinger projekte’, an exhibition curated by the Krinzinger Gallery, showcasing some of the region's most exciting emerging artists. Other programs and events include round table discussions, artist interviews, book launches, presentations and more. All of these programs at Art Market Budapest are created to provide first-hand information and education about the Eastern European art scene.

Art Market Budapest will be held at Millenáris, a 'Europa Nostra' awarded complex and one of best equipped cultural centers in Central & Eastern Europe.

Art Market Budapest extends into Art Week Budapest, a series of related events, programs and workshops with the participation of various art groups and cultural communities.

For more info about the event visit their website.

 

Oktoberfest Budapest

vent Dates: Oct 9, 2015  -  Oct 12, 2015  

Venue:City Park Ice Rink (Műjégpálya)

Oktoberfest Budapest

Photo by Oktoberfest Budapest

There will be plenty of tasty fare to pair with your beer and several live performances to keep everyone entertained. Just like 'the' Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, Oktoberfest Budapest will also feature an agricultural fair.

The three-day event starts Thursday, October 9, at 10 am.

Entrance fee:
Day pass: HUF 1,990
Festival pass: HUF 3,990

 

Chimney Cake Festival

Event Dates: Oct 10, 2015  -  Oct 12, 2015  

Venue:City Park, Vajdahunyad Castle

Chimney Cake Festival

More info is available here.

 

 



 

 


 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"img_wrap img_half bgbe">Sweetdays-2012-3

There are plenty of sausage, wine and pálinka festivals in Budapest, so here is an event for those of us with a sweet tooth. Budapest's annual Chocolate and Candy Festival promises to be a sweet culinary event that offers participants a chance to experience everything cocoa products have to offer. For three days, chocolate will be featured in all its magnificent and tasty forms.

Sweet Days - Chocolate and Candy Festival

Hand-made chocolate

Several multinational companies, chocolate craftsmen, producers and traders from Hungary and abroad will be in attendance atSweet Days to tempt you with their delicacies. Fruits, seeds, coffee, vanilla, various syrups, honey, fine wines and sweet drinks will accompany the chocolate and candy at the festival. There will be several kid-friendly programs to keep the little ones entertained while grown-ups can partake in chocolate-making courses and guided chocolate tasting tours or learn 'sweet' recipes and more. Evening entertainment includes musical programs and live concerts accompanied by drinks and fine wines.

Opening hours:
Friday: 11 am to midnight
Saturday: 10 am to midnight
Sunday: 10 am to 10 pm

Entrance fees:
A day pass is HUF 2,000 for adults and HUF 100 for kids (6-12 years old).
Entrance is free for children under 6 years of age.

For more information visit their site.

 

World Press Photo 2015

Event Dates: Sep 25, 2015  -  Oct 26, 2015  

Venue:Museum of Ethnography