This upcoming weekend is going to be full of amazing programmes to choose from. It’s not only the last weekend in April and Labour Day, but also Mother’s Day in Hungary (1st Sunday in May) and World Laughter Day (also the 1st Sunday in May). Apropos of this, Rendezvényfigyelő collected the most fun programmes of the weekend in different places of Hungary.
Great Race IV on the 1st of May
Great Race, 2015 – Scuderia Ferrari on the streets of Budapest
Fish Summering in Óhegy Park, Kőbánya on the 1st of May – This event is all about fish and you should definitely take part if you are addicted to Hungarian hot fish soup with paprika an onion, as the main programme will be a fish soup contest. There’s also going to be concerts, zumba and workshops for kids.
Summering in the City Park on the 30th of April and the 1st of May – There’s nothing better than a genuine summering weekend in the beautiful environment of the City Park. The organisers await everyone in front of the Vajdahunyad Castle with a theme park, dodgem, ferris-wheel, air-castles, horse riding, Hungarian flavours and manufacturers.
PlayIT Show at Hungexpo on the 30th of April – This is the biggest gamer event in the region, not just for gamers. PlayIT Show is the successor of Budapest Game Show, the first real Hungarian gamer expo. It provides quality fun for people of all ages and genders, who are interested in the world of IT, mobiles and videogames.
Hungarian Pálinka Festival in the Városháza Park, April 28-30 – Oh the famous Hungarian schnapps…This festival is a great opportunity to discover the world of Hungarian Pálinkas and their centuries old traditions and exceptional recipes. Beyond the exceptional gastronomy experience this festival also offers the perfect place to start a beautiful evening.
Tabán Festival on the 1st of May – Tabán is a hilly place between Gellért and Vár Mountain, which has a historic past and is a prominent location of Hungarian popular music industry since the 1970s. The festival offers a wide variety of concerts from the “old hits” to today’s hits.
Duna Party Summering in Vác on the 30th of April and the 1st of May – This event is going to be a traditional summering in the sense that it’s centered around entertainment for all ages. Theres’ going to be different concerts and children’ programmes on both days
XXV. Jókai Days and Jókai bean soup cooking competition in Balatonfüred on the 29th and 30th of April – It’s an event to commemorate the famous Hungarian writer, Mór Jókai in the beautiful city of Balatonfüred. There’s going to be a book exhibition, an age-of-reform-style walk from the Jókai House, gala night in the Anna Grand Hotel, kids’ programmes, concerts and dance performances.
Pancake Festival in Balatongyörök on the 30th of April – Brave volunteers can take part in a fun pancake making competition and then enjoy the fruit of their work. The winners will be chosen as the Pancake King and Queen, while everyone can taste traditional and unique pancakes, enjoy concerts and other programmes.
Balaton Season Opening in Keszthely from the 29th of April until the 1st of May – Keszthely’s touristic season opening has been held on Labour Day and the day Hungary joined the European Union, for a long time. If you happen to be passing by make sure to check out summering.
Lakeside Festival and Summering in Tapolca on the 30th of April and the 1st of May – Family summering on the northern shore of Lake Balaton. Besides the cultural and musical programmes at the magical Malom lake, folk art workshops, market, wines, pálinka, strudels, drinks, dried fruits, chimney cakes and other sweets will be awaiting visitors.
Picnic in May by Pál Szinyei Merse
Fish, Venison, Wine and Pálinka Festival at Lake Velence in Agárd from the 29th of April until the 1st of May – Traditions, cultural, gastronomic and natural values at the touristic season opening of Lake Velence. This is going to be the ninth time that the festival is organised as it is always a great success, with all the foods and drinks in one place.
Ship Procession with Lanterns and Summering in Esztergom from the 29th of April until the 1st of May – Build a ship for the procession! The beautiful city and basilica of Esztergom is quite a spectacle when lighted up with lanterns. Don’t miss the procession and other fun programmes.
Wine Buzz Festival at the Villány wine-district from the 29th of April until the 1st of May – Organisers await visitors in the buzzing regions of the Villány wine-district. There’s going to be maypole decoration, blues, jazz, rock’n’roll, Hungarian dance and latin dance camp performances, grill party, football contest, gastronomic specialties, workshops and even more!
Pécs University Days in the Zsolnay Cultural District between the 28th and the 30th of April – The PTE decades of tradition of mini-festival time in the Zsolnay Quarter found in the homes, where more than one hundred productions – including a lot of local and foreign bands, DJs, Community programs – and of course, the Student Rector Choice masquerade clad troops is awaiting visitors with lots of love.
Photos: www.szepsolymar.hu, www.hung-art.hu