If you have guests headed to Budapest this summer, here are a few events for them to experience, as recommended by Chef Concierge Marta Andrasi of Four Seasons Gresham Palace Budapest.
Formula 1 Grand Prix, July 27-29
The first, second, and third practice races of the Formula 1 Grand Prix will take place on July 27-28, and the final race on Sunday, July 29.
Sziget Music Festival, August 6-13
The most anticipated festival of the year in Budapest comes every summer for a week in August, and this year will mark the 20th anniversary of the event. The festival takes place on Sziget Island on the Danube River just north from the city center, with more than 1,000 performances on 60 stages. Andrasi recommends the XX and The Ting Tings bands.
Jewish Summer Festival, August 25-September 5
The Jewish Summer Festival, which runs between August 25 and September 5 this year, is reportedly one of the most popular events in the country. First organized in 1998, the goal of the Festival is to introduce Jewish culture through music, dance, fine arts, books and movies. Visitors can experience klezmer music, cantor concerts, classical music concerts, jazz, light music concerts, dancing, book fairs, fine art exhibitions and food tastings. The event takes place around and inside the Great Synagogue in Dohány Street (pictured), the second largest in the world and the largest operating synagogue in Europe.
Wine Festival, September 12-16
Oenophiles will want to check out the Wine Festival held at Buda Castle September 12–16. Guests can taste the best of wines of Hungary´s finest winemakers as well as foreign labels. The festival also offers locally sourced food that represents cuisine from Hungary's different regions.