Balaton Sound 2024

If you want to combine nice weather, cheap food, beautiful Balaton and loud music, you might want to visit Balaton Sound. Every year Zamárdi is filled up with people ready for concerts, partying and famous artists. This is one of the most popular festivals available in Hungary, and thousands of people visit Zamardi every year to check it out.

Zamardi is a small place located very close to the popular city of Siofok, so if you are looking for a place to stay for some days on along the Lake Balaton after the Balaton Sound festival or maybe before, then why not find a hotel in Siofok and combine staying in the number one party city along Lake Balaton with swimming, maybe some SPA and lots of fun during both daytime and nighttime.

For more information about Balaton Sound, keep on reading, because here comes the information on upcoming artists, festival dates and so on!

Balaton Sound 2024

no artists announced yet

Balaton Sound 2024 dates

Dates: July 3 – July 6

How much does a Balaton Sound ticket cost?

You can buy tickets on the official Balaton Sound page. A day pass costs at least 34,000 HUF, while a 4-day pass costs approximately 100,000 HUF. You can order tickets and get even more information about the festival at

Balaton Sound pictures

Balaton Supermarathon 2025

Are you tougher than steel, and braver than Superman? Then the Balaton Supermarathon has got to be something for you. Discover the most beautiful lake of Hungary while running on this marathon lasting for either 2 or 4 days.

All participants taking part in the Balaton Supermarathon will have to choose between one of the following contests.

  • Balaton Supermarathon: 196 km, 4 days – individual, in pair, relay for three and four
  • Half Balaton Supermarathon: 94,9 km, two days – individual, in pair, relay for three and four
Balaton Supermarathon in Hungary

Those who decide to do the entire action all by themselves will run the following paths on the given days.

  • Thursday: Siofok – Fonyod: 48,45 km
  • Friday: Fonyod – Szigliget: 52,9 km
  • Saturday: Badacsony – Balatonfured: 43, 6 km
  • Sunday: Balatonfured – Siofok: 51,3 km

Doesn’t that sound like a wonderful experience? You will not have much time to drink wine and enjoy the area, but I guess you have lots of reasons to celebrate on Sunday as you get to the finish line of the amazing Balaton super marathon.

Balaton Supermarathon 2025

March 6-9, 2025

How to register for the Balaton Supermarathon?

If you want to know more about the event and register for the event, then do so at

It is worth registering as quickly as possible, because it gets more and more expensive the longer you wait.

Go ahead and start training. It is probably wise to gain some experience and speak to a personal trainer before going on such a marathon, at least if you don’t have long experience doing similar stunts from before.

Other programs in Budapest and Hungary?

Would you like to know more about other programs and events in Hungary? Check our events calendar right here.

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The most popular “Hungarian” fish!

It is summer, and in the summer Hungarians escape Budapest and visit Lake Balaton instead. And what do they eat there? The most popular “Hungarian” fish!

You should be warned, some people will not agree on calling this the most popular “Hungarian” fish. There are some other popular fish types in Hungary, for example, carp, catfish, perch, and pike. But, when the Hungarians travel to Lake Balaton, they eat something completely different, namely the “Merluccius Merluccius“, better known as the European hake (in Hungarian “Hekk“). The funny thing is that this fish doesn’t origin from Hungary, and not even from Europe, but from the coasts of Argentina.

A picture of the popular "Hungarian" fish
A picture of the popular “Hungarian” fish – Source

According to this article, the fish is captured in Argentina and transported to Hungary, where it is almost served as a “national” fish. According to Wikipedia, it is a popular fish to catch also in Europe, but the one we are eating in Hungary is supposed to origin from Argentina. It is, however, due to the popularity of the fish in Hungary that it is often considered a fish of the Hungarians, and thus it should origin from Hungary, at least in the minds of the people.

How do Hungarians eat the fish?

If you buy this fish by Lake Balaton, or somewhere else, it will most likely look something like this.

The Hungarian fish

It is normally fried in oil and server together with white bread. It is very easy to eat as the meat can easily be removed from the fish-bones (which are so big that it is no trouble at all getting rid of them).

So, the next time you want to eat a fish course in Hungary, consider the European Hake, better known as “hekk” in Hungary. But, be warned – you will not find it in normal restaurants, only by Lake Balaton, along with the “Romai part” (in Budapest), and other places with beach-like circumstances.

New permanent tours to Balaton and Eger

Those who follow us on Facebook might remember that we arranged a maiden wine trip to Eger a while back. The maiden trip is now history and the tour has now turned into a permanent tour available throughout the entire year. In addition we have also launched a permanent wine trip to Balaton.

These trips are not made for wine experts, but for people who want to see more of Hungary and taste delicious Hungarian wine while doing so. The wine trip to Eger is brilliant for those who want some time in a city of 60,000 people in the north-eastern part of Hungary, while the Balaton trip is the trip for those who want to spend some more time in the car, but who will in addition to lots of delicious wine, also travel across the Lake Balaton on a boat and visit the special city of Tihany.

These trips are available from four participants and they are always private tour. We have however already received emails from some groups of 2 and 3 persons who want the trip, but since they are too few they hope for some others to join in with them. If you would like such a trip, but need some more people, just send us an email, we will register it, and if we have others looking for partners for such a trip on the same dates as you, then we will pair it up and arrange the trip for you in that way. If you are traveling with four people or more, we can arrange the trip without the need of others joining in, so just send us an email, and we will arrange the trip for you!

Wine cellar in Eger

Read more about the wine trip to Eger if you want to go north east, and read more about the wine trip to Balaton if you want to go south!