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Budapest Spring Festival 2020 (Budapesti Tavaszi Fesztivál) - April 3 - April 19

Budapest Spring Festival 2020 (Budapesti Tavaszi Fesztivál) - April 3 - April 19

Palma, Ivan 02-02-2020

Some people just hop on a plane to Budapest to explore – and will want to do the research once they are settled in their hostel room. But the Budapest Spring Festival is the kind of event that draws a lot of tourists who very specifically come for this attraction. T

he Spring Festival is the largest and best-known arts festival that Budapest offers, and this year 2020 it will be celebrated from April 3 to April 19. You’ll LOVE it if you have a thing for classical music, opera, jazz, world music or dance, contemporary circus, theatre and the visual arts. A true trademark event for the city, the festival attracts a large art-loving international crowd each year. It also hosts award-winner and famous artists, like Patricia Kopatchinskaja, who payed a tribute to Péter Eötvös (one of the best Hungarian composers) in a past edition.

Let us walk you through the highlights – feel free to turn to Maverick staff with any questions about the festival or other cool events in the city. It’s an international event, so expect to meet new friends not just from Hungary but from all around the world!

budapest spring festival 2020

Credit: Budapest Spring Festival

Over 100 spring events in Budapest

The 20th Budapest Spring Festival takes place between April 3 – April 19, at venues (private and public places) that are worth checking out even if you’re in town on other dates: to name the most important ones, Müpa Budapest and the Liszt Academy, Budapest Music Center, Opera House, Uránia National Film Theatre, Budapest Jazz Club and Akvárium. So taking part involves a culture tour of the city, in the central district and its surroundings.

In total, around forty venues offer over one hundred events around town. In special focus this year are Franz Liszt as well as Russian culture: Prokofiev’s Cinderella is performed by the Ballet Company of the Mariinsky for example. If you also want to explore the gastronomy, use our Budapest food guide – otherwise enjoy the arts!

Hostel TIP: Maverick City Lodge a great choice if you want to be close to the festival and right in the heart of the city.


Budapest Spring Festival 2020, basic info – performances during Easter long weekend, times and venues


Bodyscape at Kiscelli Múzeum 3rd April, 2020 10.00 am

Credit: Budapest Spring Festival


Akvárium Spring terrace at Akvárium Klub — Terasz 3rd April, 2020 7.00 pm

Credit: Budapest Spring Festival


Liszt Marathon at Hungarian National Museum — Díszterem 4th April, 2020 10.00 am

Charlie at Müpa Budapest Béla Bartók National Concert Hall 5th April, 2020 8.00 pm

Joep Beving at A38 Ship Concert Hall 6th April, 2020 8.00 pm

What the France - French Night at Akvárium Klub — Main HALL 9th April, 2020 6.00 pm

Barnabás Kelemen (violin) & Péter Nagy (piano) in concert at Pesti Vigadó — Ceremonial Hall 9th April, 2020 7.30 pm

Credit: Budapest Spring Festival


Desired Beauty at Hungarian National Gallery 10th April, 2020 10.00 am

Ballet Rambert & Sadler’s Wells: enter Achilles at Trafó House of Contemporary Arts 10th April, 2020 8.00 pm

Budapest Art Week at Budapest galleries and museums 14th April, 2020 10.00 am

Amenhotep II and his time at Museum of Fine Arts 15th April, 2020 4.00 pm

Belau - Colourwave at A38 Ship — Concert Hall 18th April, 2020 8.00 pm

Credit: Budapest Spring Festival