Our periodical programs
26–29 July 2018, Tiszafüred
In addition to promoting a connection between quality culture and a healthy lifestyle, the magnificent Opera of the Nature Festival also aims to present the wonderful natural beauty of Lake Tisza with its precious fauna to the Hungarian and international audience. The program of the festival ventures beyond the realm of music and into that of gastronomy, cycling and boats.
2–4 August 2018, Paloznak
For a few days in August, Paloznak is going to be the capital of Lake Balaton again. More than 20 music productions, light painting animations, and the authentic picnic-in-the-park atmosphere will form the backbone of the festival, while the best restaurants and artisan food producers of the northern shore of the lake will also add their expertise to the mix. And that’s not even mentioning Lake Balaton itself, always there to take a dip in.
2–5 August 2018, Debrecen, Great Forest
The success story of the Debrecen Jazz Festival began in 1971, at a time when the city hosted the only regular jazz event in the country. Year after year, the hosts strive to enlarge and enhance what they accomplished, so a few years ago they merged the original festival with the Wine Carnival that was also already a success, and created the Debrecen Wine & Jazz Days. Be a part of one of the most charming gastro-cultural event in the region!
3 and 5 August 2018, 8 p.m., Margaret Island Open-air Stage
To the enjoyment of devoted opera enthusiasts, the highlights of this year’s festival program includes Rigoletto, one of Verdi’s most triumphant piece. Giuseppe Altomare, a world-renowned Italian baritone singer, will assume the title role, while Mexican operatic tenor Arturo Chacón Cruz will play the Duke of Mantua.
12-21 August 2018, Debrecen
Fascinating performance groups from all corners of the world arrive to the weeklong festivities each year to provide an exciting carnival atmosphere. The celebrations reach their climax on 20 August, when all unique flower compositions, decorated with several hundred thousand flowers illustrating scenes from legends and fairy tales, are rolled through the streets of Debrecen.
15 August 2018, 7:30 Pm, Papp László Budapest Sportarena
In 1997 in the Royal Albert Hall in London, Helfgott played the Rachmaninov Third to a capacity crowd and received a thunderous standing ovation. The musical wonder will be on stage again this year. You can expect gorgeous music from a genius artist whose talent and individuality, and sorely tried life is considered a miracle. David Helfgott will be accompanied by the Art Anzix Symphonic Orchestra.
23-26 August 2018, Szombathely
Featuring more than 200 shows from the world of music, theatre and gastronomy, the Savaria Historical Carnival is the greatest historically based total arts festival in Central Europe that provides high-quality entertainment for everyone. The event chooses to focus on the ancient traditions and the historical past of this Roman city and is committed to upholding traditions by doing so.
9 September 2018, Budapest
Marking the beginning of the autumn season, the Wizz Air Budapest Half Marathon is visited by people from around 80 different countries each year. Colourful events and a course meandering through World Heritage Sites further boost the popularity of the run. Get through the 21 km individually or in a team of two or three.
10 September 2018, 8 Pm, Papp László Budapest Sportarena
With 30 million copies of its albums sold, 160 certified gold and platinum hits in 33 different countries, the world-renowned quartet is a true master of blending classical tunes with themes from various musical genres such as pop or sacred music. Timeless, their latest release, is full of heat, passion, sensuality and love, just like Il Divo’s four singers themselves.
13–16 September 2018, Szekszárd
The Szekszárd Harvest Days Festival is one of the greatest events of the region and a true multi-arts festival. In addition to checking out the best wineries of the region, participating in wine tastings and wine seminars, you can explore the gastronomy of the “Street of Flavours”, go to colourful concerts, and take part in the harvest parade where the “Best Dancing Couple of the Harvest” is going to be chosen as well.
28–30 September 2018, Károlyi Château, Fehérvárcsurgó
This year marks the 9th edition of this annual meeting of string quartets in the fabulous château of Fehérvárcsurgó, a true gem of Fejér County. In addition to Hungarian artists, French and Austrian musicians will also perform at the festival where students will entertain visitors during the day. Accompanying the event, a traditional musical instruments exhibition will be open to the public as well.
5–7 October 2018, Tokaj
Tokaj, the centre of the Tokaj-Hegyalja wine region, has been holding a grapes and wine festival since 1932 with activities for adults and children alike. The programme includes a cooking contest, a harvest parade, various concerts, traditional festivities, and the inevitable wine tasting as well.
7 October 2018, Budapest
Choose a distance that suits you and be one of the nearly 30,000 participants who join the SPAR Budapest Marathon® Festival. Run the official distance of 42.195 kilometres individually, with your partner, or in a four-member relay team. As an alternative, you are offered to discover the city taking a 30 or 10 kilometres long route.
19–21 October 2018, Balatonfüred
The Harvest Days Festival is a great opportunity to taste some of the best wines in the “Hungarian sea” region. After attending a series of gigs and shows, you may enjoy the parade – the highlight of the festival – featuring wine orders, horse-drawn carriages, hussars, majorettes, and a large crowd marching through the city, accompanied by a brass band.
19 December 2018, 7:30 PM, Papp László Budapest Sportarena
After a number of performances in Budapest before, José Carreras returns to the Hungarian capital this December with an intimate and exclusive gala concert for the holidays. Being the recipient of numerous awards and distinctions for both his artistic and humanitarian work, Carreras is undoubtedly one of the most famous and excellent tenors of our time. He will be accompanied by the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under the baton of maestro János Ács.