What to do and see in Budapest in April ?
Discover the numerous events and activities we have selected for your visit to Budapest in April.
The Budapest calendar for April is regularly updated as soon as new events are announced that attract our full attention.
Spring Market – March 21st to April 22nd
The Spring Festival at Vörösmarty Square in the city center in Pest welcomes visitors for one month with craft stalls, culinary shows and concerts, among various activities. It’s an unique opportunity to discover Hungarian traditions! Free admission – map –opening times:
Craft stalls: Sunday to Friday: from 10:00 to 20:00, until 21:00 on Saturdays.
Food stands: Sunday to Friday: 10:00 to 21:00, until 22:00 on Saturdays.
Concerts St. Stephen’s Basilica
In the majestic setting of St. Stephen’s Basilica in the center of Pest a weekly organ concert is offered adapted by Miklós Teleki. The arias of the program are performed by Kolos Kováts, one of the most famous singers of oratorio concerts in Hungary, and you can also listen to the flutist, Eleonóra Krusic.
Concert every Thursday at 8:00 pm with program subject to change: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Antonio Vivaldi, Alessandro Stradella, Tomaso Albinoni, Ferenc Liszt,…
Duration: about 70 minutes. Tickets from 20 €!For Information on Organ Concert and tickets – click here
DUNA STRING ORCHESTRA AT THE ST. STEPHEN’S BASILICA:
You can also attend concerts at the Duna String Orchestra in Budapest on 5,11,14,21 and 28th at 20:00. On the program (subject to change): Bach, Händel, Albinoni, Vivaldi, Gounod, Händel, Schubert, Mozart, Bizet, among others.
Duration: about 70 minutes. Tickets from 33 € in category C.For information concert orchestra Duna String and tickets – click here
Address: Szent István ter 1, 5th district, Pest – map –
Matthias Church Concert – Budapest in April
In the magnificent Matthias Church in the historic old town of Buda classical music concerts are held at 19:00 with the Budapest Duna String Orchestra performing compositions by Bach, Handel, Mozart and Vivaldi, among others. Dates to be confirmed soon.
Address: Szentháromság tér 2, 1st district, Buda – map .
Folk Dance Show at the Danube Palace – Budapest in April
Discover the art of folk dance in Hungary during a 90-minute show (including an intermission) in the unique setting of the Danube Palace in Pest in the city center.
A true testimony of the Hungarian heritage, this show reveals the tradition of the costumes, music and dance of Hungary and its former empire.
Tickets (3 categories) are also offered with pick-up service.
Duration: about 90 minutes. Tickets from 24 €.Folk dance show information and tickets – click here
Budapest Cruises on the Danube River
Discover Budapest with a cruise on the Danube (45mn-1h), day and night, to admire Buda Castle, Matthias Church, Hungarian Parliament, Citadel, Hotel Gellért, and more.
Moreover, there is the possibility of a dinner cruise every evening (2h45).
You also have the opportunity to have dinner during your cruise while admiring Budapest by night!
In the evening departing at 19:45, you can enjoy a two and a half hour cruise on the Danube accompanied by a four-course dinner and the musical performance of local Hungarian artists (November to February with advanced departure at 19:00).
Concerts Budapest Festival Orchestra
Immerse yourself in the stunning architecture of the Liszt Academy of Music for the concert of the Budapest Festival Orchestra (directed by Takács-Nagy Gábor) on Friday, April 17th (19h45) and saturday 18th (19h45) (19h45). Program: Haydn (Symphony A major Hob.,Symphony n°99), Mozart.Tickets in category IV from 16 €.
SPARTY bath parties at the Széchényi baths in April
The Széchenyi Baths host the Sparty parties on Saturday evenings (4,11,18, and 25th, April 2020) in their outdoor baths. In this impressive setting you will experience animations, dancers, 3D projections and DJs live sets for a unique winter evening ! Information and tickets are on the site, Spartybooking. Video of the Sparty event:
The Széchenyi baths can be reached by public transport via the Metro M1 – Széchenyi fürdő station – and the trolley bus 72 – Széchenyi fürdő station.
Address: Állatkerti krt. 9th – 14th district, Pest.