Funtastic Hungary – 5 great festivals to visit in Hungary this summer

Date: 27 May, 2024
Funtastic Hungary – 5 great festivals to visit in Hungary this summer
If you are planning to visit Budapest or other parts of Hungary this summer, you may want to consider visiting some of the awesome festivals the country is offering. Here is our top 5 picks for you to enhance your experience in this beautiful country.

Balaton region

Balaton, also known as the Hungarian sea, the biggest lake in Central Europe a perfect place for summer vacation and provides a wonderful setting for some of the best festivals in the country.

By now one of the biggest and most famous open-air electric music festivals in Europe Balaton Sound is taking place right by the lake in the charming town of Zamárdi since 2007. The festival’s line up counting over 200 performers among them names as Meduza, Purple Disco Machine, James Hype, Paul Kalkbrenner, Mind Against, Lost Frequencies, Marshmello, Alison Wonderland, Borgore, Ben Nicky, Will Sparks, Timmy Trumpet, Marwan Dua, Miss Monique, Adam Beyer, 999999999, SanFranciscoBeat, Reinier Zonneveld, Secret Factory & Alfa Romeo is ensuring you’ll party the day and night away starting in the afternoon on the 3rd July and finishing in the night on the 6th July. Don’t miss out on the full program & get your tickets on balatonsound.comBalaton2If your trip to Hungary is at the end of July/beginning of August and you would fancy to indulge yourself in tasting some fantastic local wines & delicacies all while listening to the concerts of Anastasia, The Brand New Heavies, Tony Hadley, Kraak & Smaak, Son Mieux, Morcheeba, MF Robots, Izo FitzRoy, just to mention a few of those performers who will entertain the crowd through 1-3 August, look no futher! The Paloznaki Jazzpiknik, is just a short distance from Csopak at the shores of Lake Balaton and about an hour drive or a 2-hour train ride from Budapest. The festival focusing mostly on jazz, funk,  pop & soul attracts over 20.000 people from around the world and will be organized for the 12th time in a row this year. To view the program & purchase your tickets visit: jazzpiknik.hu125If you are someone who enjoys all sorts of performing arts, take note of the Művészetek Völgye Festival. This universal art festival is one of a kind in Hungary where you can enjoy concerts, theatrical performances, stand up comedies, dance houses & much more. This year’s 32nd ’Valley of Arts’ Festival in Kapolcs offers over 1500 programs to choose from through the days of 19-28 July. Full program and tickets: muveszetekvolgye.hu67

Budapest region

Budapest, the Hungarian capital certainly shall be on your bucket list for a couple of reasons like its stunning city scape, marvellous architecture, tasty food, hot water springs, ruin bars etc. but did you know it is also a perfect destination if you are planning to take part in some lively festivals?

VéNégy Fesztivál is a great choice if you are planning your visit to Budapest at the end of June. This festival in Nagymaros is just 30 mins by car or an hour by train from Budapest and will provide great entertainment between 20-23 June. Besides iconic Hungarian and international musicians like Kosheen, 30Y, Irie Maffia, Anika Iris, Tygroo, The Pau you can join dance houses, theatrical performances, techno yoga classes & dance to DJ sets till the sun comes up. Tickets and more info: venegyfesztival.h8009Our next pick is no surprise. Sziget Fesztivál awaiting visitors from around the globe since 1980 is definitely one of the most significant festivals in Europe, attracting between 400.000 - 500.000 visitors per year. In the heart of Budapest on the Óbuda island, The Island of Freedom offers concerts, DJs, boat parties, circus shows and unlimited fun from 7 till 12th August. 2024’s line up includes Kylie Minogue, Liam Gallagher, Fred Again, Sam Smith, Halsey, Martin Garrix, Stormzy, Skrillex, Tom Odell, Becky Hill, Lous Tomlinson & hundreds of others. Tickets and info: szigetfestival.com1011
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