Traditional and contemporary, highbrow and popular, timeless and seasonal - Budapest means culture, throughout the year and for the whole family.

Summer is peak festival season and tens of thousands of visitors flock to the wide range of music festivals that are on offer in Hungary. Sziget is one of the largest and best-loved popular music festivals in Europe and is unique because it takes place on an island within Budapest. It allows festival-goers not only to attend concerts, but to engage with the city, breathe with it for a while, honour its beauty and go home with the complete Budapest experience! Budapest Spring Festival and the Jewish Summer Festival bring the best of international classical music and jazz to Budapest.  Festivals are not just for music though, they appeal to all the senses. In Budapest one can find a festival dedicated to almost every food group, wine, pálinka, artisanal beer, Belgian beer, mangalica and bread festivals abound. The magnificent area of the Castle district is the home of many festivals, as one of the most enthralling parts of Budapest. While sipping a glass of wine above the city, the breathtaking view of the Danube and the night sky fascinates us in a truly inspiring festival moment.