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Balaton Fish and Wine Festival on the Pentecost Weekend

May 26, 2023

The 21st Balaton Wine and Fish Festival will be held in Balatonfüred on the Pentecost weekend, with children's day programs also taking place in the town located on the northern shore of the lake. As festival organizer Anett Kositzky told MTI, the four-day festival will offer a selection of Balaton wineries, artisanal cheeses and fish […]

Renewed Czóbel Exhibition in Szentendre

May 20, 2023

From Saturday, a new permanent exhibition entitled 'Palettes', presenting Béla Czóbel's artistic and social contacts, is on display at the Czóbel Museum in the town of Szentendre, north of Budapest The exhibition presents the relationships Béla Czóbel and his wife, Mária Modok, developed with contemporary artists during their years in Paris and Hungary, including Szentendre, […]

The 29th Polish Film Week - Differently

May 2, 2023

Two new Polish films and six VR films will be screened at the 29th Polish Film Spring (Lengyel Filmtavasz) from May 2 to 5 at the Polish Institute and Uránia National Film Theater in Budapest. According to a press release sent to MTI by the Polish Institute, this year's festival will be held under the […]

Jazzfest Budapest Features Musicians from 23 Countries

Apr 27, 2023

Twenty-three musicians from five continents will perform at the second edition of Jazzfest Budapest, part of the Budapest Spring Festival (BTF) until May 17. This year's series of events are hosted in ten venues. The program has been put together by a team of curators, including internationally renowned Hungarian jazz musicians Tamara Mózes and Kornél […]

Works by 12 Photographers at the Korean Cultural Center

Apr 4, 2023

The Korean Cultural Center's exhibition ‘Insights into Nature and Humanity’ provides a comprehensive overview of Korean contemporary photography. The selection of more than 100 images, on display from Tuesday until June 30 as part of the Budapest Photo Festival, spans the past 40 years of South Korean photography through the personal journeys of twelve well-known […]

The Busó March Again in Mohács

Feb 19, 2023

This week has seen the traditional Busójárás (the March of the Busó), a pagan Hungarian heritage. It is the symbolic ‘burying’ of winter and the welcoming of spring with folk music and dance in the south-central Hungarian town of Mohács near the Serbian border. Going back to medieval roots, the march of people in frightening […]

Budapest Independent Film Festival 2023

Jan 18, 2023

This year’s Budapest Independent Film Festival (BIFF) 2023 is to take place in February, screening 15 films of different genres. After last year’s Special Edition screening, the event returns to the venue, Kino Cafe Mozi with a rich and diverse program.   Aiming to showcase emerging talents and address social issues of today, the BIFF 2023 […]

World Press Photo Exhibition Opens in Budapest

Sep 22, 2022

The World Press Photo 2022 exhibition was opened at the Hungarian National Museum this Thursday, presenting close to 140 photographs from around the world. According to the organizers, the public can discover many carefully uncovered stories in the World Press Photo exhibition. The four global winners have each spent years working on their subject. Documenting […]

Open Day at the Cervantes Institute in Budapest

Sep 8, 2022

The Cervantes Institute is not only the largest Spanish language teaching institution in the world, but also offers free cultural programs to promote and disseminate the culture of Spain and Spanish-speaking countries. This Saturday, September 10, the Cervantes Institute in Budapest is organizing an open day where visitors will be able to attend free tutorials […]

Sziget Festival Ends

Aug 16, 2022

After two years of forced hiatus, the relaunched Sziget Festival was met with great interest, according to a statement by the organizers. The event closed with a total of 452,000 visitors. The festival started last Wednesday with a full house, and on Friday and Saturday, it was close to being full. Chief organizer Tamás Kádár […]

Life is Beautiful – Sziget is about to Start

Aug 9, 2022

World stars, big favorites, currents names, established artists from previous seasons and hundreds of non-musical programs, in the usual diversity of genres. This is what Budapest’s Sziget (‘Island’) Festival – one of the largest music and cultural festivals in Europe – offers for the "big comeback" between August 10 and 15 after two years of […]

Paloznak Jazz Picnic

Aug 6, 2022

Paloznak, a small village of 500 people on the northern shore of Lake Balaton, has once again become the Balaton capital of jazz, funk and soul for three days (August 4-6). The big concerts are held at the main stage next to the village with guest resting on blankets during the day and dancing on […]

Free Evening Screenings on Margaret Island

Aug 2, 2022

From this Tuesday until August 14, the public can watch free movies sitting on the lawn of the Margaret Island Athletic Center in Budapest. This year's Cinema Island will screen comedies and dramas from Spain, Austria, Poland, Estonia, the Czech Republic, France and Finland. EUNIC Hungary, the Hungarian network of European cultural institutes, will screen […]

Valley of Arts Kicks Off Near Lake Balaton

Jul 22, 2022

The organizers of the largest all-arts festival in Hungary are awaiting visitors with more than two thousand programs in 36 locations in the villages of Kapolcs, Taliándörögd and Vigántpetend, near the northern shore of Lake Balaton from July 22 to 31. The programs inlcude big stage concerts, fabulous panoramas, theater, new circus, contemporary literature, exciting […]

Rose Festival Held Again in Szőreg

Jun 20, 2022

After two years of hiatus due to the pandemic, the village of Szőreg, located near the city of Szeged in SE Hungary, is again hosting a rose festival at the end of this week: guests are welcome to the village, which is decorated with hundreds of thousands of flowers. As András Avramov, the organizer and […]

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