Another long weekend is coming, this time brought by the Easter Bunny. Colorful eggs, the scent of perfume and programs for kids and adults alike will be everywhere around the city. Thanks to Easter you won’t be bored this next weekend even if you don’t plan on going to the country for some traditional Easter fun or if you come to Budapest for the three-day weekend. Everyone will find the most suitable program whether they’re children, adults, big families or a couple. What’s more, organizers have even thought about babies under 1 year of age, as well.
The biggest prize this Easter will undoubtedly be a Racka, a special, Hungarian breed of sheep. If you go to Ópusztaszer, you can win it. Of course, the other settlements throughout the country offer enough attractions, should you feel like spending the upcoming weekend-Easter combo further away from the bustling of Budapest. The programs include, among others, Racka sheep pageant, hitting and rolling of eggs, running of rabbits, sprinkling poem competition and daddy-son, mommy-daughter competitions. The real countryside sprinkling is surely something to be expected, so, ladies, watch out!
Heineken Balaton Sound is proud to announce a total of 10 new names, joining Björk in the line-up of the festival. Amongst others, this current list includes Avicii, Example, Gossip, Steve Angello and Carl Cox.
Spring arrives with fresh new acts for Sziget!
Budapest is a city that changes day after day after day. Every park, street and square bears the marks of history, the destruction of war and the eclectic nature of rebuilding. Read on for stills from the bygone century and pictures of buildings from the here and now.
Starting from January 1 it is prohibited to smoke indoors in pubs, clubs and other places of entertainment. This means three things: it’s forbidden to smoke, you’d do it better if you wouldn’t smoke or go ahead, have a cigarette. Until April 1 the places can freely choose from the above interpretations but as that fateful day passes fines will be collected. Fines from the smokers and fines from those letting them smoke.
Not more than a couple of days have passed since the Christmas turkey, stuffed cabbage and dishes of fish the preparation for a weekend of party and excess, that is New Year’s Eve, is due after the holiday of intimacy. Traditional food and drinks come after the other on this night but the most dominating of all are the party bites and the pig made to perfection.
Molly and Wally, the two coarse-haired wombats were intoduced to the public on 22 November in the Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden. The Tasmanian animals count as real specialties in Hungary, because there are only three other zoos in Europe where you can find them.
We went completely mad, and went looking for the best geese in town. Besides discovering the most delicious dishes we learnt what has Martin got to do with geese, and what is a discogoose doing in Kálvin Square.
Having warmed both our hearts and bodies we left the fifth Palinka and Sausage Festival in the Buda Castle we visited this past weekend. Despite the bitter weather conditions the atmosphere was really pleasant and the event was extremely well organized. One might say it has ripened. Since last year’s was a full house festival, the organizers extended the grounds with the Oroszlános courtyard. Thus, not only were the stalls placed more sparsely but the visitors also had more space to loiter and stagger around.
We Love Budapest is introducing Budapest's progressive, almost metropolitan nature in a trendy conference alongside with the capital's pioneer faces. In the blocks, representatives from 3-4 trends will talk for 10 minutes explaining one common theme. After each block there will be an opportunity for free speech, where anyone in the audience can ask their questions. The unconventional conference will end with a wine tasting during which we invite the participants for an informal chat, and a small get-together with the members of WeLoveBudapest.
Charles Gayle is the greatest living jazz-legend besides Ornette Coleman, who has written his name onto the craziest, most beautiful and most important pages of modern jazz history. He will perform on this night with his fabulous trio, while their support will come from his Hungarian incarnation, Vitkor Tóth featuring his Orionett.
After the grand chocolate festivals held overseas and in Europe, “Sweet Days” chocolate and sweets festival will be organised in Hungary.
The weather is still warm and sunny and the city always shows a different face and opens up new dimensions. But what makes the Hungarian autumn exceptional? The combination of wines and culture.
That’s right man! You’re at Budapest, at SZIGET, the biggest festival of Central Europe, a week-long feast of music and partying. Don’t get too wasted though, as over the fence you find one of the coolest and trendiest capitals of the continent with tons of attractions for young travelers. Just drop your backpack, get a free map and start discovering the city with us! Maybe you’ll come back with your other friends later…
Photo: Péter Kálló
Who doesn’t want to miss the summer’s hottest pool party must be present because Cinetrip’s gonna be the main attraction of this season.
An International World Games Association delegation is currently in the capital of Hungary to evaluate the merits of the bid on location.
26 days before the festival the list of performers have finally cleared up and maybe fixed for real. Browse and circle, create your own five day lineup in your head!
We do not have long sea shores, high mountains or Mediterranean atmosphere, but but we do have the Lake Balaton, limitless summer festivals, strolls on the shadowy lanes of the Margaret Island, shopping in the trendiest boutiques, or a cool swig on a breezy bar-terrace. While in Budapest, just enjoy your summer break and do not miss out on anything!
Remember the old Beetle or the Lada? Did you learn to bike on a BMX? Maybe you even had a ladybird ringer? Recall your childhood memories with the pictures of Dani Szilagyi and than jump on the retro metro. Walk around with eyes open wide and you may come across a plateau-Barkas!
We’re counting down already because as you may know, Balaton Sound starts in a month! This time we’d like to help those, who still don’t really know what to expect during these 4 days. Till the end of the week we prepare with five performers every day, who make it worth visiting the festival! Today’s selection is Snoop Dogg, Portishead, Mika, Underworld and Parov Stelar.
This TV-spot will popularize this years VOLT Festival on many-many channels!
The VOLTfolio Cultural Media prize was founded in 2001, by Zoltan Fulop and Norbert Lobenwein, the chief organizers of VOLT Festival. The mission of VOLTfolio is still the same: it awards members of the press and media who and which did the most in supporting culture and maintained a high standard.
Four days long, visitors are welcome with 15 stages and approximately 200 programs: concerts, DJs, theater shows and performances.
Here you can check out the official program with all the stages and dates!
On this occasion thousands of students and youngsters are visiting Sopron to get a closer look on the youthful Hungary.
This good piece of news is accompanied by the fact that the Budapest-based event was once again chosen to be one of the best festivals of the world, this time by British world music magazine Songlines.After receiving similar honours from Festival Awards and The Independent, Sziget is clearly and officially up there amongst the top runners of the world’s festival scene.
Here you can check out all the program of the fifth Heineken Balaton Sound and plan your days on the festival. In case you need a plan and don't want to go with the flow!
There are some great new additions to the list of international stars visiting Zamárdi between 7th and 10th July.
It’s often as warm as in summer, but the city is already in move, after the winter-dream. Explore it! Enjoy the cooling shadows and the overwhelming atmosphere of this fascinating city! The Budapest spring awaits you to warm your heart!
Warm, candlelit cozy rooms with friends and loved ones. Totally idyllic and calm isn’t it? But life in winter should not just stop by any means; streets, malls and slopes are sparkling and glittering, filled with people adoring the charm this wonderful season. Get closer and shine together with Budapest !!