Budapest Gourmet festival 2019

Are you looking for a real gourmet experience during your stay in Budapest? Do you want to do more than just eating the standard Goulash soup? Why not visit the Budapest Gourmet Festival which will be arranged in the Millenaris Park between May 16th and May 20th.

Budapest Gourmet Festival 2019
Budapest Gourmet Festival 2019

The Gourmet festival is the perfect place for those in love with gastronomy, and for those who want to discover more than just the standard tastes of Hungary. At the festival, some of the best chefs in the area come to take part, and in 2019, Konstantin Filippou will come. Who is he?

The Greek-Austrian chef is working in the best restaurant in Austria which currently has two Michelin stars. At the festival, he will, of course, share from his own experience and let gourmet people learn and taste. To take part in his exclusive dinner, you need to book a special ticket, and the price of the dinner is 190 Euro.

If you want to know more about the gourmet festival in Budapest, check the official website of the festival.

Would you like to enjoy a nice winner dinner in Budapest instead? Click the link to find out more about our wine dinners, and look around in our Budapest Guide for more interesting information about activities, restaurants, and attractions in the Hungarian capital.

Budapest Gourmet Festival 2019

Millenaris Park (Buda side, near the Mammut center)
May 16th-May 20th

Budapest Summer Festival 2019

Every summer, Budapest hosts a fantastic Summer Festival. This is not the Sziget Festival, but a festival with classical music events, Opera, and more traditional music.

In 2019, the Summer Festival will be arranged between June 1st and August 23rd. The events are arranged at three different locations, with the biggest happenings taking place at the fantastic Open Air Stage at the Margaret Island.

Turandot during the Summer Festival in Budapest in 2019

Among the highlights in 2019, you will find Turandot from Puccini, Adolphe Adam: Giselle, Pink Martini, and some more interesting concerts and events.

You can find the full program for the Summer Festival in 2019 at

For more information about other programs in Budapest worth enjoying, look around in our Budapest Guide for information about wine tasting programs, beer tasting, river cruises on the Danube, guided tours and private airport transfers. We can help you with lots of programs, not only in the summer, but all year around.

Do not forget, the city is a big one and it has a lot to offer. That is why a private guide will help you understand the city better and to discover the most important sights within a couple of hours. The city is much more delightful if you get a grasp on it, so let us show you Budapest on a private guided tour!

Budapest Wine Festival 2019

When will the famous Budapest Wine Festival be arranged in 2019? We have received the question several times already, and here is the answer!

Picture from the wine festival in 2018
Picture from the wine festival in 2018 – Zsolt Szigetvary

The annual Wine Festival arranged in the courtyard of the Royal Palace on the castle hill might be the most popular of all festivals in Budapest every year (if we do not include the Sziget festival). Here you can taste thousands of different wines made by large and small wineries in Hungary, and it is a fantastic place to learn more about the Hungarian wine culture. Would you like to check it out in 2019?

Budapest Wine Festival 2019 dates

September 5-8, 2019

Would you like to know more about the annual wine festival? Want to know more about entrance fees etc? Read our full article about the Budapest Wine Festival right here.

If you want to enjoy a nice wine dinner in Budapest instead, read more about our different wine tasting and wine dinner programs here.

The Sziget Festival is rocking Budapest right now!

One of the largest music and cultural festivals in Europe is the Sziget Festival in Budapest. Every year in August, almost 500,000 people come to take part in this festival arranged at the Old Buda Island in the midst of the Danube River.

In 2018, the Sziget Festival is arranged between August 8th and August 15th. We do not know the total amount of visitors to come to the island this year, but if they are lucky, the record of 495,000 visitors from 2016 will be beaten.

Sziget Festival 2018

To entertain this amount of people, there are almost 1000 different artists performing during the festival. Most of the visitors sleep at hotels, hostels and in apartments close to the island, but the most dedicated fans sleep in tents on the actual island. That is very nice if the weather is nice, but if it rains a lot, sleeping in a tent at the festival can be considered heavy pioneer work!

Sziget Festival 2018

Every year there are several really big names coming to the festival. Some are having amazing events, while there are some big disappointments as well every year. This year, Kendrik Lamar has been considered a giant disappointment, but on the same evening, Gorillaz did a fantastic event.

Gorillaz at Sziget 2018

Some of the most famous artists coming to Sziget 2018 are Mumford & Sons, Bastille, Lianne La Havas, Aurora, Sofi Tukker, Popof, Labrassbanda, Zhu, Borgore, Fink, The Living End, and lots of others.

Sziget price

Does it sound cool with the Sziget Festival in Budapest? Would you like to come for one of the last days, or maybe next year? The price for a day ticket to Sziget is 79 Euro (in 2018). If you want to stay for three days, the price is 199 Euro. The price for the full week is 325 Euro.

Watch Sziget Live online

In 2018, you can also follow the Sziget Festival live online. You can find the live streams available from the Sziget Festival right here.

Have a good time at the Sziget Festival and enjoy your stay in Budapest! We look forward to seeing you again in the future!


Downtown beerfestival 2018

Come to Budapest and enjoy the Downtown Beer festival at the Szabadság square (Liberty square) between June 6th and June 10th in 2018.

The Beerfestival was earlier known as the Buda Castle beer festival, but they probably realized that larger crowds will come if the arrange the festival downtown, and it is also cheaper to rent space downtown compared to the castle area. And, the Liberty square is simply awesome, so you better check it out just for the sake of being a tourist. But, if you first visit the Liberty square, why not taste some cold Hungarian beer in the heat?

downtown beerfestival

If you come to Budapest some other time and want to taste delicious Hungarian beer, why not join us at a brewery visit. There you can taste quite a lot of beer, taste some Hungarian fruit-spirit (Palinka), and you even get a lot of food? You can read more about the brewery visit in Budapest right here.

Muse and David Guetta to Sziget Festival 2016

Sziget Festival 2016 is closing up, and even though it is far away, the biggest artists are already planning their arrival to the festival. Yesterday Sziget announced some of the artists that will come to the festival in 2016.

Sziget Festival 2016

For Hungarian the Euro 2016 might be the highlight of the year since the Hungarian team managed to qualify after beating Norway in the play off matches in November. But, for musicians and artists the Sziget Festival is the highlight and among the artists that were announced yesterday for Sziget Festival 2016 were: Muse, David Guetta, The Lumineers, Years and Years and quite some more.

Are you looking forward to the Sziget festival in 2016? You can read more about it here!

International Wine Festival 2016

Wine festival 2016The International Wine Festival in Budapest will come back in 2016 as every other year and if you are looking for the dates for the event you will have to look no further.

The International Wine Festival 2016 will be arranged in the Buda Castle area again and the dates this year are September 8th to 11th. That is from Thursday till Sunday and that might not tell you anything, but for those of us who have been in town for a while that tells us that this years festival will be one day shorter than it has been for a very long time. Is this due to lack of visitors? Or how come that it has been shortened with one day? We do not know, but that means no wine tasting on Wednesday, only from Thursday till Sunday!

For more information about the International Wine Festival in Budapest, click the link!

Mangalica festival in Budapest 2016

The annual Mangalica festival in Budapest will return to town again in 2016 and the location will be the Szabadsag square this year again. At the Mangalica festival you can enjoy lots of products made by this special Hungarian pig and you can also buy meat to bring with you home afterwards.

Mangalica festival

The Mangalica festival is a free festival, meaning that you can freely walk around inside the festival area, and the only thing you pay for are the actual products you decide to buy.

The Mangalica festival will be arranged from February 12th-14th in 2016.

Beer festival in 2015

Beer festival BudapestThe Buda Castle Beer festival is coming back again in 2015 and it will be arranged between June 11th and June 14th in 2015. The location is as the name tells us, the Castle of Buda, one of the most beautiful locations in all of Budapest with a magnificent view!

At the beer festival you can get to taste a lot of different beer made and brewed in Hungary, but in addition you can get to taste some beer from abroad, for example quite a lot of Belgian beer. This is not only for beer enthusiasts, but also for those who enjoy good music, because every evening during the festival there will be concerts with famous Hungarian artists, and for those coming in from abroad Dr. Alban is maybe the most famous of the artists to perform.

The festival has an entrance fee of between 2000 and 3000 HUF, depending on the day you visit, but you can also buy a ticket valid for the entire festival which only cost between 5000-6000 HUF.

Check this out everyone if you are a fan of beer. If you can not come to town for this festival, why not come with us to our brewery visit instead? And find out more about what is going on in Budapest right here.

Rosé and sparkling wine festival

Coming up between May 8th and May 10th fans of rosé and sparkling wine should pay attention to this great event which is called the “Rosalia: Rosé and sparkling wine garden”.

Rosalia festival

The event is ideal for fans of rosé wines and of sparkling wines. It will be arranged in the 12th district of Budapest in the so called Gesztenyes garden. At the spot there will be concerts and the singer Bogi who will represent Hungary in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 will also perform there, for example!

There will also be lots of programs available for children, and on the list of exhibiters who will be present at the festival famous Hungarian wineries such as Demeter winery, Duzsi Tamas winery, Etyeki kuria, Gere Tamas winery, Kreinbacher winery and loads of other will be present. Do not miss out on this chance.

The entrance to the festival is free, but if you want this nice glass in which you can taste the goodies served at the festival you will need to pay 1000 HUF.

More information about other events in Budapest can be found here.