Budapest Local City Tips And Events

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, 27-03-2022

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. 

The Spring Festival is the largest and best-known arts festival that Budapest offers, and this year 2022 it will be celebrated from April 29 to May 15. You’ll LOVE it if you have a thing for classical music, opera, jazz, world music or dance, contemporary circus, theater 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-winners and famous artists, like Gergely Dubóczky, who you can see perform his STAR HOURS piece with the Budapest Sound Collective.

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!

Credit: Budapest Spring Festival

Over 100 spring events in Budapest

The 42nd Budapest Spring Festival takes place between April 29 - May 15, 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. With a nod to noble traditions yet boldly renewed, BTF showcases international stars and local young artists across genres, continuously shaping the cultural profile of our capital, a European metropolis with exceptional potential. 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 2022, basic info – performances, times and venues


DANCING IN THE STREET at Madách tér  30 April 10:00 AM-8:00 PM

Credit: Budapest Spring Festival


FEMALE SONGS  at CEU — 8 May 7:00 PM

BODY MASKS at Kiscelli Múzeum  2 May - 25 June

THE NIGHT OF GYPSY MUSIC at Krúdy Gyula utca, Lőrinc pap tér, Mikszáth Kálmán tér, Teleki tér  14 May 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Credit: Budapest Spring Festival


BOTTLE CITY at Kristály Színtér 1 May 3:00 PM-7:00 PM

SYNAESTHESIA 2.0 at Kristály Színtér  1 May 3:00 PM-7:00 PM

CHERCHEZ LA FEMME at Képező Galéria 30 April 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

SONG OF SPRING  at Csokonai Művelődési és Rendezvény Ház 14 May 5:00 PM

Credit: Budapest Spring Festival

NIGHT AT THE PUPPET THEATRE at Budapest Bábszínház 14-15 May 5:00 PM-9:00 AM

BUDAPEST JAZZ ORCHESTRA at Móricz Zsigmond körtér 14, 15 May 2:00 PM

WE ARE WHAT WE ARE? at Virág Benedek Ház  30 April

TELL ME A PICTURE at Képező Galéria 30 April 10:00 AM