See w www.festivalcity.hu for information on all Budapest’s festivals.
Budapest Spring Festival Last two weeks in March w www.btf.hu. Jazz, folk, opera, chamber music, flamenco and theatre takes place in venues across the capital.
Summer on the Chain Bridge Every weekend in July–Aug. Scores of classical and popular concerts; the famous bridge is jam-packed with market stalls and musicians. Ask at Tourinform for details.
Sziget Festival Mid-Aug w www.sziget.hu. The week-long Sziget (meaning “island”) Festival is an open-air pop and rock fest fondly known as the “Hungarian Woodstock”.
St Stephen’s Day Aug 20. Craft fairs, folk dancing, river parades and fireworks launched from barges on the river to celebrate the nation’s founding father.
Autumn Festival Mid-Oct w www.bof.hu. Music, ballet, theatre and film from Hungarian and international artists.