Savvy tourists (ie. those who do their research!) are increasingly timing their precious breaks abroad to coincide with a city's big events, be they visiting Barcelona, Bangkok or our very own Budapest. The logic is sound. Joining the locals in celebrating a festival or sporting event can be a big thrill, and one which gives you a real insight into the city at its most exciting/happening. Budapest certainly offers plenty of distractions in this respect and a quick glance at the annual events calendar reveals a feast of things to do. The Budapest Spring, Summer and Autumn Festivals bring dance, theatre and music to the city in each of their respective seasons, whilst the
Hungarian Grand Prix, Sziget Festival and Budapest Marathon draw punters from all over Europe and beyond.
If you're visiting Budapest and want to see what's on in town then Budapest Life's event calendar could prove an invaluable resource. We'll keep you up-to-date with key happenings in the forthcoming months as well as highlighting the best concerts, gigs, exhibitions, dance and drama performances and festivals big and small. From film festivals to wine-tasting extravaganzas the Magyar capital knows how to host a good party!