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Budapest Festivals in November

November festivals in the city are both indoor and outdoor festivals despite the cold days in Budapest. The festivals of the month are probably the II. Budapest International Guitar Festival and the Cake and Pastry Festival in Budapest. Delight for both the ears and the stomach on those gloomy, rainy November days.

Lukacs Baths Budapest Sparty Nightlife

Lukacs Baths Budapest Sparty Nightlife

Magic Bath Parties in Budapest in November: Lukacs Baths November 5, 12, 19, 26 in 2016. Budapest is famous for its thermal baths and that its inhabitants love to party, therefore combining the two is no surprise. Literally, dive into Budapest’s nightlife in the well-known Lukacs Baths while DJs playing electro, trip-hop, hip-hop, funk and trance music with light, video, laser visual effects and enjoy the unlimited alcohol.

II. Budapest International Guitar Festival: Annual event dedicated to guitar performances with open workshops and concerts between 4-6 November, 2016 in Academy of Music.

Noise Anatomy Festival: noise anatomy is a mixture of poetry+noise+visual+effects+techno+industrial. Experimental music on an innovative festival, be a forward-thinker so not get behind in the music industry. Durer Garden, 11 November, 2016.

Cake and Pastry Festival in Budapest in Millenaris Park. The theme of this year is Walt Disney and its fairy tales.  You will be able to taste and admire wonderful and delicious cakes. Dates: 12-13 November, 2016

Baby & Mom Fair Budapest: Babies, moms, dads and siblings can spend a nice day in this baby friendly show and market in Budapest Sports Arena: 18-20 November, 2016

Budapest Tattoo Convention: one day event showcasing some of Hungary’s best tattoo artists and entertainers. Freak Show, workshops, seminars and concerts in Akvarium Club on 19 November, 2016.

Halloween Boat Party

Halloween Boat Party

Total Dance Festival: the very best of the 90’s with participants like Dr Alban, Vengaboys, Dj Sash. Address is 1101 BUDAPEST, Albertirsai ut 10. HUNGEXPO – G Arena. Date: 19 November, 2016

PlayIT Gamer Show & Expo in Budapest with lots of mobile and video games to try, buy. Venue of the festival is Hungexpo Budapest Fair Center. Date: 26 November, 2016

Halloween Festival on Vorosmarty Square Budapest: bring your pumpkin lantern, dress up, or just watch the Halloween procession in Budapest downtown on 31 October – 1 November 2016

Budapest Christmas Market on Vorosmarty Square: the traditional Budapest Advent and Christmas Fair, ranked among the 10 most attractive fairs in Europe. Market in the heart of the city with many craft stalls, free concerts, nice mulled wines, winter fair and delicious scents. Dates: 11 November, 2016 – 1 January, 2017

Christmas Fair, Budapest

Christmas Fair, Budapest by Bocsi Krisztian

Budapest Christmas events show a vast array of cultural, gastro and musical events, festivals, fairs, concerts, shows (Nutcracker, and other shows), festive dinners and cruises. Be part of the Christmassy feeling of our city!

There are two beautiful Christmas markets, one by Cafe Gerbeaud and the other one by the St Stephen Cathedral. The Christmas market on Vorosmarty ter opens usually weeks before the Advent, while the Xmas fair at the Cathedral is open from Advent to January 1 or 2.

New Wine and Cheese Festival Budapest, Vajdahunyad Castle: 26-28 November, 2016. Special Hungarian Wines and handmade Cheese Festival.

More Budapest travel info for November:

November Things to Do Budapest

Other Festivals in November

Sausage & Pork Festival in Budapest Railway Park – homemade sausages and traditional winter meat fare. Besides the many sausages, there will be a mini petting zoo and workshops for children. Old agricultural machines will be on display. Dates: scheduled for 21-23 October, 2016

Budapest LMBTQ Film Festival organized by Budapest Pride. Dates: not scheduled for 2016 yet

UNIQUA Equestrian World Cup in Papp Laszlo Sports Arena in Budapest with show jumping, horse pairs driving competition, and more. Dates: not scheduled for 2016 yet

St Martin’s Day in Budapest: shows, festivals, e.g. St Martin’s Day Wine Festival in Hotel Gellert. Dates: not scheduled for 2016 yet

Handmade Hungarian Tastes Fair Budapest City Centre on Erzsebet Square just by the Budapest Christmas markets in the city. Dates: not scheduled for 2016 yet

Opera Street Festival in Budapest – Advent weekend events with choirs, mulled wine, and more. Dates: not scheduled for 2016 yet

International Animation Film Festival in Budapest (Anilogue) with a wide range of high quality animation films mostly screened in Urania Film Theatre and Puskin Cinema in Budapest. Dates: not scheduled for 2016 yet

Japanese Cultural Festival in the Pesti Vigado building in central Budapest will show traditional and modern products, performances and arts of Japan through drum show, dances, choirs, exhibitions, etc. Dates: not scheduled for 2016 yet





  1. All your dates are for 2014

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