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Budapest Spring Festival photo

Budapest Spring Festival

TBC 2021

Various

What began as a city-centred cultural event in 1981 has now spread its wings and grown to become a nationwide celebration of Hungarian culture and talent, drawing thousands of appr…

Budapest Spring Festival

TBC 2021

Various

What began as a city-centred cultural event in 1981 has now spread its wings and grown to become a nationwide celebration of Hungarian culture and talent, drawing thousands of appreciative classical, opera and jazz fans from all over the world. The Academy of Music and Budapest Convention Centre host most of the classical concerts on the programme, opening with the National Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir rendering Wagner and Berlioz. The city resounds with chamber music recitals and church concerts, while opera buffs feast at the State Opera House. Other locations on the roster include Sopron, Szombathely, Pecs and Szentendre, with the Spring Festival being the most prestigious arts festival in Hungary and attracting about 40,000 visitors to Budapest a year.

Website visitbudapest.travel/budapest-events/budapest-spring-festival

Hungarian F1 Grand Prix photo

Hungarian F1 Grand Prix

30 July to 1 August 2021

Hungaroring Circuit, Mogyorod

One of the most popular meetings on the Formula 1 circuit is the Hungarian Grand Prix. World class race drivers pit their wits and skills against each other on the Hungaroring trac…

Hungarian F1 Grand Prix

30 July to 1 August 2021

Hungaroring Circuit, Mogyorod

One of the most popular meetings on the Formula 1 circuit is the Hungarian Grand Prix. World class race drivers pit their wits and skills against each other on the Hungaroring track about 12 miles (20km) from central Budapest. The 1986 event was the first Grand Prix to take place behind the Iron Curtain, its narrow and twisting track contributing tense races where cars must make dangerous and difficult passes to move up the field. It's a wonderfully exciting, hugely popular and unmissable sporting extravaganza.

Website www.formula1.com

Sziget Festival photo

Sziget Festival

TBC 2021

Obuda Island

The green island of Obuda just north of Budapest is the venue each summer for the Sziget Festival, one of the largest open-air rock and pop gatherings in Europe. Thousands flock fo…

Sziget Festival

TBC 2021

Obuda Island

The green island of Obuda just north of Budapest is the venue each summer for the Sziget Festival, one of the largest open-air rock and pop gatherings in Europe. Thousands flock for a week-long music extravaganza with more than 1,000 performances across 60 venues, featuring famous artists such as The Killers, Paolo Nutini and Snoop Dogg and covering all genres from pop to rock and electronic to world music. The island has basic camping facilities and numerous pubs and restaurants, forming a bustling 'festival city' of about 400,000 people. Literary events, theatre, circus acts and art exhibitions add spice while there are even some interesting lectures and talks to attend if you need a break from the live music.

Website www.sziget.hu/festival_english

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