Visiting Budapest in summer time has the advantage of getting the opportunity to enjoy some of the finest summer events in the city, like the Vajdahunyad Castle Summer Music Festival in July and August.
Summer Music Festival Vajdahunyad Castle
The dates of the Vajdahunyad Vari Zenei Fesztival change year by year, most probably be set between July and August based on the customary dates of previous years. Please check back for more details, and booking tickets for the concerts in June.
Summer Music Festival Dates of 2018
The concerts start at 8.30pm.
July 2, 2018: Tchaikovsky Evening by King St. Stephen Symphony Orchestra
July 5, 2018: Gala Evening by MAV Symphony Orchestra
July 9, 2018: Concert of Hungarian Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra
July 12, 2018: Beethoven Evening by MAV Symphony Orchestra
July 16, 2018: Concert of Sabbathsong Klezmer Band
July 19, 2018: Mozart Evening by Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra
July 23, 2018: Concert of Musica Sonora Chamber Orchestra
July 26, 2018: Baroque Evening by Budapest Strings
July 30, 2018: Concert of Budapest Bar
Aug 2, 2018: Concert of Budapest Gypsy Symphony Orchestra
Summer Concerts in Vajdahunyad Var
The summer festival features a series of concerts on the courtyard of the fairy tale castle of Vajdahunyad Var. Not only is the castle itself a romantic venue, but also the surrounding area of the City Park with many of Budapest beautiful attractions, from Szechenyi Baths to the Art Nouveau Budapest Zoo, or the Millennium Monument on the Heroes’ Square flanked by two art museums.
The mostly classical music concerts are staged at the Gothic and Renaissance buildings of the eclectic Vajdahunyad Castle.
The concerts of the Vajdahunyad Castle Summer Music Festival (Vajdahunyad Vari Nyari Zenei Fesztival) are in July and August. Most of the concerts are scheduled for Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Tickets to the concerts are very reasonably priced (approx. HUF 4,000 / €18). The prices are flat prices, no seats are numbered.
The Summer Music Festival concerts usually start at about 8:30 pm, and most events are scheduled for the weekends.
The concerts include pieces from operettas, classical music pieces, operas, etc. and are often accompanied with dance performances.
A short video about the Vajdahunyad Vari Music Festival (in Hungarian, but it is a good taster of the atmosphere of the festival concerts)