Food and drink, music and the performing arts, concerts, markets and fairs, this is just the beginning of a series of upcoming events you can expect this October in Budapest. We picked our 10 must-visit events, from Coffee Day to world-class exhibitions.
Please, be aware of the current pandemic restrictions in October; most indoor activities require a vaccination or immunity certificate. Always check the current regulations.
1. The Iconic Beer Festival
Enjoy the Bavarian atmos in one of the most popular venues in Budapest! Original Festbiers, traditional oompah music, and a lively atmosphere await the visitors.
2. Coffee Day
This is the 9th year that representatives of the coffee profession in Hungary are joining forces, and creative baristas are enticing guests into the tasteful world of coffee on Sunday, 3rd October.
3. Let’s dance!
The Budapest Dance Festival presents quintessential contemporary and classical dance. The event ends on 9th October, so you still have chance to enjoy the breath-taking performances.
4. World Press Photo Exhibition
The world-renowned photo exhibition is here in Budapest. Enjoy the world of visual storytelling and the whole scale of emotions shown through the eyes of amazingly talented professional photographers.
5. ARC Billboard Exhibition
The life and losses of the current pandemic situation are the main topics of this exhibition. The combination of urban street art and billboards gives these visual artworks a unique touch and make visitors gasp with their sense of humour and profound messages.
6. Truth in Semblance
Gerhard Richter is widely regarded as one of the most important contemporary German artists, and now you can see his artworks here in Budapest.
7. In Design, We Trust
All about innovative design in Budapest: events, workshops, visits, exhibitions for the general audience and the trade.
8. Best of World Music
This is probably one of the most exciting concerts of Óbuda World Music Week. One of the world’s finest trumpet players, Boban Marković, comes to Budapest!
9. Autumn Festival
There are all kinds of cultural events to attend during the festival; and some of Budapest’s public spaces will play essential roles this year. You might bump into contemporary dance performances in parking lots or theatre plays in local squares. Literature, music, photography and other cultural nuggets await.
10. Art Market
Art Market Budapest 2021 is the leading international contemporary art fair of Central and Eastern Europe. The event welcomes art lovers with a unique selection featuring over 500 artists and thousands of artworks.
+1 The Festival of Lights – Pécs
During this spectacular event, the city of Pécs is dressed in light. Walking through the centre of Pécs, you will see extravagant light installations, 3D light performances and other unique light art.