What to do in Budapest in Spring?
Budapest is one of Europe’s most exciting tourist destination, a bustling world capital full of exciting cultural, architectural, gastronomic, historical, and musical sights, sounds, and tastes to explore. As such, the city plays host to all sorts of incredible events year-round.
While summer’s music festival season might be the most popular time of year for such events, spring brings with it an incredible variety of concerts, festivals, and other events that are certainly well-worth checking out. Here, then, are just a few of the many things to do in Budapest as the winter snows slowly melt away.
The Budapest Spring Festival
The Budapest Spring Festival, which will be held from 30th March to 22nd April 2018, is a cultural extravaganza that opens this long-awaited season in Budapest. During the Budapest Spring Festival, more than 100 events await visitors across 40 of the city's key cultural establishments with orchestra concerts, jazz performances, theater shows, exhibitions, family-friendly activities and more. The 2018 edition of the event highlights a duo of historic composers, Franz Liszt and Leonard Bernstein, a perfect reason to return to Budapest the pearl of the Danube.
This year’s festival will be the 38th of its kind, and will feature a wide variety of artistic events, including classical music, opera, jazz, world music, dance, contemporary circus, theatre and the visual arts.
When looking for a place to stay in Budapest this spring, it is only logical to try to find accommodations close enough to the city center to be able to truly experience all that the city has to offer. In addition, following days of sightseeing, relaxation, and incredible gastronomic experiences, it would only make sense to look for lodgings that provide luxury and comfort; in terms of location, amenities, and favorable off-season rates, Fraser Residence Budapest is a perfect choice.
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Spring Concerts, Festivals, and Other Events
While it may be the longest, the Budapest Spring Festival is far from the only event that is coming up in the Hungarian capital these next few months; in fact, from March to May the city will play host to a number of exciting concerts, food festivals, expos, and other cultural happenings.
In March, visitors will be able to check out expos on both running and biking, while concert venues in the city are hosting a variety of bands, metal bands in particular, including Trivium, Power Trip, Venom Prison, and a number of Scandinavian groups as well.
The following month, April, will see a number of cultural events make their way to Budapest. These include the Banff Mountain Film Festival, an international film competition dedicated to documentaries and short features about the outdoors, the environment, and outdoor sports. For a truly unique cultural experience, be sure to check out the “Dance House Meet-up” a huge gathering of thousands of Hungarian folk-dancers, musicians, and folklorists that will be held in the city in the middle of the month.
Nor is May lacking for interesting experiences and events. The last week of the month will see the arrival of Budapest Beer Week, a celebration of some of the very best Hungarian and international craft beers that will include tastings, classes, and concerts as well. In addition, in the middle of May Hungary’s capital will play host to, surprisingly enough, an American professional wrestling event, WWE Live. Needless to say, this will be a highly unusual, extremely entertaining way to spend a day in Budapest.