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Sopron, Pannonia: VOLT Festival - both Hungarian and international pop stars perform plus cultural and family programmes.	APRIL Etyek::Summer Picnic	10 -13 index.php/hu/ Visegrád : International Palace Games Knight’s tournament and medieval festival In memory of the 1335 Visegrad Royal Meeting. Parade, jousting tournaments, archery contest, medieval games in the royal palace. Medieval fair, handicrafts, children’s playhouse, music and dance	25 - 27 performances. Zamárdi, Lake Balaton: Heineken Balaton Sound World-famous DJs, performers and bands at the beach of Balaton with colourful accompanying programmes. Veszpré:, Pannonia Veszpremfest Annual high quality Hungarian and international events from classical music through to jazz and opera. www.	30 -04 May Nr Budapest :Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix
Cork : Tango Festival Artists teaching and performing, and free events www. corktangofestival. com
Howth : Dublin Bay Prawn Festival prawn shelling competition, cookery demonstrations, wine tasting a mystery dine around, musical entertainment in Howth’s Pubs and fireworks by the harbour. www. Cork: International Choral Festival. The programme includes prestigious international and national competitions, gala and fringe concerts, public performances, and an education programme. www.
City of Derry Jazz and big band festival, 200 events playing across 70 venues. www. Renvyle, Galway, Connemara : Mussel Festival A weekend of music, activities and bowls full of fresh Killary mussels.
Limerick : City “Riverfest” fashion shows, live music, street performances, Belfast : Marathon Antrim Castle: Garden Festival (previously at Hillsborough Castle) With over 25,000 people visiting the event, Dublin: Dance Festival: the best of international and Irish contemporary dance with a programme of live performances, films and special events at various venues. Dublin Writers Festival, this international literary festival celebrates our city’s literary heritage and presents the very best of Irish and International writing.
Wicklow : Arts Festival brings an eclectic mix of cultural offerings for all tastes, from classical to comedy and from art exhibitions to artisan food and crafts.
Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival, Belfast is playing host to some magnificent ships that have sailed the high seas. Titanic activities that will include tours, talks, exhibitions and drama and family entertainment
Kerry,Listowel Writers’ Week, Kerry, a literary festival devoted to all writers including workshops, lectures, readings, interviews, debated, competitions, book launches, art exhibitions. and children’s programme.
Cork	: City Marathon Galway: International Quilt Festival Dublin : Bloomsday: A festival celebrating James Joyce and his masterpiece Ulysses www.jamesjoyce. com Cork:Midsummer Festival: Multi-discipline arts festival at various venues around the city www. Dublin:World Flower Show 2014, features 600 arrangements by floral artist from 31 member countries of the World Association of Flower Arrangers, Bundoran, Co. Donegal Sea Sessions Surf & Music Festival, top music with world-class surfing waves. County Wexford: Wexford Strawberry Festival: Includes theatre street entertainment, markets.
Clonmel : Junction A feast of theatre, circus, dance, comedy, music and all round entertainment. Milltown Malbay, Co Clare :Willie Clancy Summer Festival promotes excellence in the study of Irish traditional music, song and dance. www. Galway City : Galway Arts Festival: Ireland’s largest and most prestigious annual arts festival www.
Balatonfüred :Wine Weeks Winemakers in wine	MAY tents, plus cultural and folklore programmes nightly,	01 – 05 folklore market Budapest : Sziget Festival, Shipyard Island on the
Danube, multicultural festival. Host to 400,000	02 visitors. International bands, theatre performances, films, exhibitions, classical music and sports programmes	02 Székesfehérvár : Royal Days International Folk-
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dance Festival Open-air performances, concerts,	05 street music, folklore evenings, gastronomy shows,	09 children’s programmes, dance , movie screenings.
Debrecen : Flower Carnival Week: Kossuth Square.	11 One of the biggest/best flower carnivals in Europe. Budapest : Festival of Folk Arts prominent crafts
people of Hungary showcase their skills in workshops	17 throughout Buda Castle. Folk music and dance performances. Budapest :Jewish Summer Festival focuses on
Jewish culture. Books, films, exhibitions gastronomy	23 events, music and dance
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Szeged : International Tisza Fish Festival. Cooking	25 competitions, folklore presentations and a fair. Szolnok : Goulash Festival preserving the
Hungarian Goulash both in Hungary and overseas. 720 stew-pots and 60.000 guests www.magyargulyas.	28 hu Budapest : International wine and Champagne Festival Buda Castle. The best wine makers participate in exhibitions, a fair, wine auction and grape-harvest procession. Includes cultural programmes, classical and jazz concerts. www.	JUNE	03 Pecs – Carnival - Pecs Days The city’s oldest	06 - 08 cultural festival, performances, musical concerts	16 - 19 and folk events Balatonalmádi: Pumpkin Festival - food and folklore	21 -30
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Budapest -:Palinka and Sausage Festival. 20	18 – 22 palinka distillers and 10 different sausage makers participate Budapest : Autumn now known as Cafe Budapest
Autumn FestivalTop international productions of	27 – 29 new art and our own productions and others created jointly with partners. Budapest : Spar Marathon	29 - 30 Békéscsaba: Csabaer Sausage Festival Traditions
associated with the slaughter of the pig, sausage- making competitions and tastings, food fair, wine tasting –	JULY Gödöllö: Liszt Festival The festival’s concerts are	04 – 13 linked to Ferenc Liszt’s birthday, 22nd October every year.
14 – 24 Dec(tbc)	Budapest : Christmas Fair The quality of the goods is guaranteed by the association of Folkloric
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Unions. The atmosphere is also traditionally festive	14 - 27 with the scent of gingerbread, cinnamon, mulled wine and pine wood.
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