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Budapest Festivals in May

Are you visiting the city of Budapest in May in the spring time? Pick one of the May festivals below to make your visit even more enjoyable, and culturally intriguing.

Party and Festival Fun Budapest Palinka Festival

Party and Festival Fun Budapest Palinka Festival

May 1 Budapest: Budapest May Day Festivals in City Park, Margaret Island, etc. on May 1 (national holiday)

Magic Bath Parties Budapest (Saturdays): May bath party series in Budapest throughout May on Saturday nights in Szechenyi Bath Parties, Budapest.

Obuda Day Festival Budapest: May festival in Budapest with free concerts and a small crafts market. Date: 5-6 May

Horse Race Day and Food Truck Show: between 4-6 May, 2018 at Kincsem Park. Horse and hound races, programs for children, more than 50 food trucks await visitors. https://kincsempark.hu/tavaszi-loverseny-es-food-truck-show-2018/

Rosalia – Rosé and Champagne Festival between 11-13 May, 2018 in Budapest’s City Park.
The annual Rosalia Festival awaits guests with refreshing rosé wines, fizzy champagnes all served across Budapest’s City Park. Delicious drinks with live jazz music.

Total Dance Festival Cabrio: 12 May, 2018 at Budapest Park. Fun Factory, Ice MC, Brooklyn Bounce, Dune and DJ Sash are among the most prominent acts headlining the 2018 Total Dance Festival

Gourmet Festival: 17-20 May 2018, Millenaris Park with many of Hungary’s top restaurants stalls to offer delicate dishes. This gastronomy festival will also feature excellent wineries, confectioneries of the Hungarian gastronomy scene from both Budapest and the countryside.

Children’s Day at City Park: 26-27 May, 2018.

Night of Art Cinemas: date to be announced. 1 ticket grants visitors entry for one night to many of Budapest’s art cinemas, where movies of different genres screen until sunrise. More information about this year’s event will appear closer to the date.


Belgian Beer Festival: date to be announced

Budapest Street Food Show: May food festival in Budapest, date and location to be announced

Dragon Boats Festival Budapest: May sports / water sports festival and show in Budapest

Hungarian Sports Expo & Fair: May sports fair event in Budapest

Palinka Festival Budapest: Hungarian fruit brandy festival in May in Budapest, city center on Varoshaza Park Square. This year in October

Obuda Day Festival Budapest

Obuda Day Festival Budapest

World Dog Show Budapest: not every May!

Hay Festival Budapest, Literary & Cultural Festival in Budapest city in May

Hungarian Castles Festival Budapest: the festival of medieval castle in the city of Budapest, Vajdahunyad Castle in May: Date: not scheduled for 2018 yet

WhitSun Picnic in Cafe Durer Budapest (Kids Programs, Rock Concerts, etc.):  Whit Sunday picnic in the alternative bar in Budapest Cafe Durer

National Step Dance Festival Budapest: May festival dedicated to step dance and fans in Budapest

International Milk Day in Budapest Trade and Tourism Museum: May 25 is the day of Milk in the world.

Czech Theater Festival in Budapest: not every May, please check the festival info

Reformist Church Music Festival on Bakats Square & Raday Street Budapest: May music festival in Budapest city

Silent Film Festival in Orokmozgo Cinema Budapest

More Budapest travel info:

May Things to Do Budapest


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The Hungarian Castles Festival is in the fairy tale Vajdahunyad Castle and in the spacious park in Budapest, in the City Park (Varosliget), which is one of the hotspots of Budapest attractions, like the Heroes’ Square and the Hungarian Millennial Monument, or the popular thermal bath, Szechenyi Baths. The castle festival has a nice and fun program for all who love history, castle sieges, family events, contests, archery shows, medieval toys, foods, dances, and more. The 2013 Castle Festival is from May 18 to May 20, 2013 in the City Park, which is also the home of the beautiful Vajdahunyad Castle. In 2013 there is not entry fee charged, you can visit the festival free of charge. The event is called Mienk a Var! (The Castle is Ours / We are the Kings of the Castle). The Hungarian Castles Festival is basically the May Day of medieval Castles found all over in Hungary, mostly as castle ruins. Some of the more popular castles in Hungary will all be represented at the national castle showcase, like the castle in Diosgyor, the castle in the lovely wine town of Eger, the castle ruins in Esztergom in the Danube Bend, Gyula, Holloko, the village enlisted in the UNESCO World Heritage list, Koszeg, Sarospatak, Sarvar, Siklos, Somlo, Sumeg, Tata, Várpalota, or the castle of  Visegrad.