Summer and Fall in Budapest 2020: events and festivals and concerts
OK, so I’m in Budapest now, but where do I find the best concerts and parties? Don’t worry, the city is still full of life, and it’s one of the safest places in terms of the pandemic, as locals reacted in time and use simple precautions to stay safe and still go out. You’ll love it!
Budapest nightlife didn’t stop because of covid – it definitely became safer, and you might need a little help at the beginning figuring out what exactly to do in times of coronavirus. Luckily, Hungary still has a lot of fun to offer! Festivals might have been canceled, but there still are really cool events (usually with an audience of under 500, according to the pandemic response laws).
Let’s take a look at events outside Budapest first, and then the best concert venues in the city!
Katlan Festival 2020
A festival devoted to the best of electronic music at the Tárnok Quarry, lining up Nico Moreno [Hex] and MCMLXXXV [Herrensauna] with many others. Best festival according to many local house fans!
14-16 August, Tárnok, Hungary
Lángos and Pancake Festival
Spend a whole day with Hungarians and their best-loved specialties, lángos (made of potato dough) and pancakes! The event takes place on August 22 in the Buda hills, and they have food and events for adults and kids alike.
21 Konkoly-Thege Miklós utca, Budapest 1121 (Buda Open-Air Theater)
Danube Bend Beer Festival
Dunakanyar Sörfesztivál (Danube Bend Beer Festival) promises two amazing things: the Danube bend, the nicest hiking destination north of the city, and great beer. It takes place in Vác, a nice town worth a visit, especially during the festival :) – that is, 20-22 August!
Ady Endre Sétány, Vác, Hungary, 2600
Spicy Festival at Nagymaros
September 5 is all about spicy local foor in Nagymaros - which is a picturesque riverside town North of Budapest, by the Danube. It's a popular destination with young people looking to move further from the big city - and a beautiful place, full of amazing food!
Főtér (Main Square), Nagymaros, Hungary, 2626