April festivals in Budapest are focusing mostly on welcoming the spring, Easter events are highly featured.
Budapest Spring Festival: the spring cultural festival of the city of Budapest, set in March and April, always including the Easter weekend with a spring fair on Vorosmarty Square. Date: 31 March – 23 April, 2017
Vintage Car Festival Budapest: there are many vintage car fans in Hungary. Join the local fans to check out beautiful old automobiles, motorbikes, etc. Location of Oldtimer Show: Railway Park Budapest. Date: April 7 – 9, 2017
Interior Home Design Expo in Hungexpo Budapest. Date: April 5 – 9, 2017
Titanic Film Festival Budapest, prestigious International Contemporary Film Fest in April in Budapest (also related to the Budapest Spring Festival). A leading film event in Central Eastern Europe and Europe. 7-16 April, 2017 at various cinemas. Official website: http://titanicfilmfest.hu/en
32. Half Marathon & Telekom Vivicitta Running Budapest: locals run to protect the values of Budapest. Nice spring running with
various lengths for all ages on Margaret Island. April 8-9, 2017
Budapest Art Week – contemporary arts in Budapest in galleries, museums, walks guided to discover the secret life of arts in the Hungarian capital. Dates: Apr 18 – 23, 2017
Budapest100 Budapest’s century-old buildings are in the spotlight of the annual Budapest100 program series. 22-23 April, 2017 at multiple locations along the Danube
Hungarian Folk Dance Festival & Fair in Budapest Papp Laszlo Sports Arena: part of the Budapest Spring Festival, the biggest folk dance gathering in and outside Hungary, including a nice folk fair. Serbia’s Boban Marković Orkestar fills the arena with good vibes on Sunday. Date: April 22-23, 2017
Hyperspace Electronic Music Festival in Hungaxpo Budapest Fair Center on 22 April, 2017. With world-class DJs, such as Chris Liebing and the Kaiserdisco from Germany, Italy’s Sam Paganini, Rebekah from the UK, GABOR KRAFT from Hungary.
Budapest International Book Fair: the literary festival of books (and ebooks) is set in April annually in Budapest city. Not only for bookworms, often accompanied by free concerts. This year, Turkish novelist and Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk attends as the guest of honor at the event. Location: Millenaris Park, Buda side of Budapest. Date: April 20 – 23, 2017
Palinka Festival Budapest: a unique gastronomic event where visitors can taste over 300 different types of palinka, a special Hungarian type of brandy. Date: 28-30 April, 2017 at Varoshaza Park, downtown Budapest.
PlayIT Game Show Budapest: the expo for gamers (online, mobile etc. games) at the Play IT Show at Hungexpo Budapest, with games, cosplay and hundreds of sessions. Date: April 29, 2017
FitBalance Fitness Festival Budapest: sports festival for the fit in Budapest in May. Date: 30 April, 2017
Budapest Yoga Festival: the April festival of Yoga fans with hundreds of Yoga people in Budapest. Try yoga, or join the big groups doing yoga. Date: April dates not confirmed yet
Budapest Easter Fair on Vorosmarty Square: depending on the moving dates of Easter, the nice spring fair is in downtown Budapest with free concerts, nice foods and drinks, and Hungarian Easter crafts. Date: not confirmed yet
OFF Biennale Contemporary Art Exhibition Series and Festival Date: April dates not confirmed yet.
Cultural Anthropology Days (Szimbiozis Napok) in Budapest Fogashaz Date: April dates not confirmed yet.
Obuda Running Festival and Half Marathon: usually in April in Budapest’s Old Buda district founded by the Romans. Lengths vary: 3.5 km to half marathon. Date: April dates not confirmed yet.
Sakura Spring in Budapest: Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival, set when the cherry trees blossom in Hungary some time in April every year. Location: Budapest Fuveszkert (ELTE Botanical Garden). Date: usually weekends in April
Budapest Dance Festival, the festival of contemporary dances in Budapest is set around the International Day of Dance on April 29. Location: many various dance styles shown in theaters and other venues. Date: April dates not confirmed yet.
International Operetta & Musical Festival Budapest: almost a month long music festival in Budapest focusing on the light hearted classical music genres, as part of the Budapest Spring Festival (March or April). Not scheduled for 2017 yet.
Budapest Soup Festival: a recently launched food festival dedicated to Hungarian and international soups in April. Not scheduled for 2017 yet.
Dance Marathon Budapest: dance while you can, usually also part of the annual Budapest Dance Festival celebrating the International Dance Day on April 29.
Judafest Jewish Kids Day Budapest (Morning Event): some time in April the Jewish cultural festival for children brings excitement for a few hours in the Jewish Quarter in Budapest city. Organized by the non profit Judafest. Date: April dates not confirmed yet.
Budapest Easter Exhibit and Mini Fair in Vajdahunyad Castle: every Easter weekend in Budapest, March or April. Date: April dates not confirmed yet.
Budapest International Theater Festival in the Hungarian National Theater. 11 countries from the CEE region showcase their talents. Not scheduled for 2017 yet.
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