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Sziget Festival . It is along the lines of V-festival, Reading / Leeds and Glastonbury only much better! Situated on ÓBUDAI ISLAND the 2008 Festival has been shortened to SIX days. It usually runs between the second and third weeks in August.
The best world class pop/rock group/artistes are on the mainstage every night but if you don't happen to like groups such as REM, The Sêx Pistols, Alanis Morrisette, Jamiroquai, Killers, Kooks and Kaiser Chiefs etc then don't panic. There's at least another 20 stages where you can find something you will like from the other 450 or so eclectic mix of bands.
Take some time out during the day to buy a week long festival travel pass which allows you to ride any HEV trolley bus, tram, bus or metro train in the city centre. That way you can get to see some of the other features of this great city.
There is a free programme available in English French and German at the venue and at Batthyani Ter metro station
Look up this 'event not to be missed' HERE
Zöld Pardon - ZP
The longest openair festival Summer festival!
Please check the website: kulfold.zp.hu
Rákóczi Bridge on the Buda side, the north side
1117 Budapest, Neumann János street 2.
Budapest Operetta Show (05.July - 10.September 2014.)
Summer concert series with Hungarian spirit at the wonderfully renovated Vigadó Concert Hall on Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 20.30h. A gala show with the most famous Hungarian melodies and operetta hits: arias, duos, czardas, dance scenes and tutties performed by the best soloist of Hungary. Facebook: Budapest Operetta Show
Symphonic concert at every Saturday at the Danube Palace
Its a very great opportunity to a have a very nice evening with classical melodies from all over the world in Hungarian style. The symphonic orchestra is accompanied with cimbalom (a hammer dulcimer). The performer plays primarily with beaters on the cimbalom. They sound very beautiful together.
The orchestra was formed in 1961 and since then they are very famous and well-known all over the world. They went to German, Italy, France, etc.
The performance consists of two 40-45 minutes piece with nearly 10 minutes break between the two parts. Its starts at 20.00.
It takes place at the famous St. Stephans Bazilica at every Thursday. Starts from 20.00 and its usually takes 70 minutes, without break.
The Bazilica is a neo-classical building, which was built in 1905 (the contraction was started in 1851 by Miklos Ybl's plan and after his death, Jozsef Klauzal completed it). This church is the most famous of all in Budapest. The building is near to Deak Ferenc Square (max. 5 minutes walk) and also to the Danube (if you walk down on the street 5 or maximum 10 minutes you will get to the river bank.)
The performers are: Miklos Teleki (organ artist, who is among one of the best), Kolos Kovats (concert and oratorio singer), Eleonóra Klusic (flute artist, she gave performances in Barcelona, Zürich, Granz, Vienne also).
Jewish Summer Festival (Aug 25. - Sept 2.)
Budapest is known as the centre of the Jewish community in the Middle-Eastern Europe. Based on the past few years, in 2013 the Jewish Tourism and Cultural Center organises this festival. Its introduce the diverse Jewish culture and other nations traditions, so its non-religious. Everybody can find something enjoyable, its regardless of origin, gender and age. Read more about the festival: Jewish Summer Fest,
St Stephens day public holiday 20th August
The National Holyday starts on Aug. 19 with various food markets etc. Very busy in Budapest particularly along the Buda side of the Danube where there are stalls set up selling Hunagarian traditional food, drink and trinkets along the tram line which is suspended for the day. Lanchid bridge is also closed. Public transportation on this day is very slow. Avoid traveling with your own car. Allow for restaurants closing early In Preparation for the fantastic firework show which starts at 8pm and lasts for about half an hour. Best view from the banks of the Danube. Any place is good. More details at: http://visitbudapest.travel/budapest-...