Why you should come to Budapest in APRIL?
What is happening in Budapest this spring?
Titanic International Film Festival 6-13 April, multiple locations
Art-house theaters, multiplex cinemas, and prominent event locales provide space for select motion pictures during Hungary’s most popular international film festival, an event that is eagerly anticipated by the film industry each year. Titanic features international films that are not distributed in Hungary, or will only be available in the country after a delay. The films are screened with original audio and no subtitles, but simultaneous Hungarian translation is usually available through headphones.
32nd Telekom Vivicitta Spring Half Marathon 8-9 April, Margaret Island
The city’s sprawling Margaret Island is the starting line of a two-day spring jogging jamboree, featuring challenges of diverse distances, including a 10-kilometer Vivicitta and a 21-kilometer half marathon on Sunday, while on Saturday the focus is on shorter races for less-experienced runners. Boost your fitness level to take part, or come cheer for the runners.
International Book Festival Budapest 20-23 April, Millenáris Park
Presenting books by authors from around the world, the International Book Festival features a mix of cultural programs, like meetings with writers, book-signing sessions, book launches, roundtable discussions, concerts, and more. This year, Turkish novelist and Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk attends as the guest of honor at the event.
Hyperspace Electronic Music Festival 22 April, Hungexpo Budapest Fair Center
World-class DJs spin discs at this surreal electronica extravaganza happening on the Hungexpo premises, where headliners include Chris Liebing and the Kaiserdisco from Germany, Italy’s Sam Paganini, Rebekah from the UK, GABOR KRAFT from Hungary, and many other prominent local and international music masters.
Budapest100 22-23 April multiple locations along the Danube
Budapest’s century-old buildings are in the spotlight of the annual Budapest100 program series, with this year’s event highlighting the historic edifices found along the Danube Quay between Rákóczi Bridge and Árpád Bridge. Those who join the event can peek into many of the buildings that will be open to the public for visiting, while we can learn about the pros and cons of life at this unique location from people who reside or work here.
National Táncház Festival and Fair 22-23 April, Papp László Budapest Sportaréna
View a diverse range of traditional acts onstage, performed by musicians, dancers, and artists from all over the Carpathian Basin at this vibrant folklore festival. Besides the musical gigs, visitors can join varied workshops, or purchase traditional folk-art merchandise, including apparel and accessories, while Serbia’s Boban Marković Orkestar fills the arena with good vibes on Sunday.