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14You can see all editions of the Guide and magazine at continued.......29JULY11 –13 18 – 2019 -25 23 – 31 AugAUGUST01 - 03 15 - 2428 – 31The Hague:Parkpop One of Europe’s largest free pop festivals with national and international acts www.parkpop.nlRotterdam :North Sea Jazz Festival Each year, well over 65.000 visitors have the time of their life as thirteen hundred artists Rotterdam: Summer Carnival and Dunya Festival merge into a grand new international event, new music, dance, literature, theatre and carnival celebrations. Friesland:Skûtsjesilen – a sailing competition with old cargo vessels, flat bottom boats that have been built in the turn of the Hortus Festival classical music, funky jazz, passionate tango Amsterdam(Thur 8pm), Haren(Sun 2pm) Leiden(Wed 8pm) and Utrecht (Sat 8pm) www. hortusfestival.nlAmsterdam:Gay Pride: Parties in streets/clubs in all gay areas,world famous Canal Parade www. Amsterdam:Canal Festival the Grachtenfestival, offers classical music concerts along two of the city’s main canals. Nine days of indoor and outdoor performances Maastricht:Preuvenemint taste delicious food and wine and enjoy a large variety of live music. www. preuvenemint.nlJULY02 -0507 – 08 11 - 1310 – 1316 – 2925 – 27AUGUST03 – 25(tbc) 11 -1812 - 3115 - 21 17 - 2025 – 01 Septchampionship. www.hortobagyikht.huSopron, Pannonia: VOLT Festival - both Hungarian and international pop stars perform plus cultural and family programmes. Etyek::Summer Picnic 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 performances. www.palotajatekok.huZamárdi, Lake Balaton: Heineken Balaton SoundWorld-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. veszpremfest.huNr Budapest :Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix www.formula1.comBalatonfüred :Wine Weeks Winemakers in wine tents, plus cultural and folklore programmes nightly, folklore market Budapest : Sziget Festival, Shipyard Island on the Danube, multicultural festival. Host to 400,000 visitors. International bands, theatre performances, films, exhibitions, classical music and sports programmes Székesfehérvár : Royal Days International Folk- dance Festival Open-air performances, concerts, street music, folklore evenings, gastronomy shows, children’s programmes, dance , movie screenings. Debrecen : Flower Carnival Week: Kossuth Square. One of the biggest/best flower carnivals in Europe. Budapest : Festival of Folk Arts prominent crafts people of Hungary showcase their skills in workshops throughout Buda Castle. Folk music and dance performances. Budapest :Jewish Summer Festival focuses on Jewish culture. Books, films, exhibitions gastronomy events, music and danceSEPTEMBER13 -1425 – 28 24 - 03 Oct 26 – 28OCTOBER03 – 05 19NOVEMBER20 – 22 DecDECEMBER05HungaryJUNETo – 31 Aug04 – 0813- 22 14 - 2220 - 22National :World Heritage Weekend: Monuments and historic buildings usually not assessable to the public open their doors for one weekend a year only. www. openmonumentendag.nlRotterdam – Netherlands Military Tattoo Military and civilian bands from around the world Utrecht:Netherlands Film Festival annual event www.filmfestival.nlGroesbeek: Wine-festival - the hilly wine village of Groesbeek will focus once again on wine, winegrowing and partying.Maastricht:Dutch Dance Festival www.` Amsterdam Marathon www.ingamsterdammarathon. nlValkenburg Caves:Christmas Market Fluweelgrot Valkenburg:.Numerous Christmas markets in individual caves Netherlands:“Sinterklaas” evening St. Nicholas visits all children who have been good in the past year to give them presents www.holland.comBudapest :Summer Festival, 100 programs on open air stages. www. Alsóörs, Lake Balaton : International Harley-Davidson Festival This is Hungary’s largest bike meeting, quality music programme is offered,a motor show fashion show, stunt show and many bike programmes, and of course fireworks. Miskolc : Bartók + International Opera Festival, includes stars from La Scala, the Metropolitan, Covent Garden and Bolshoi Theatre. www. operafesztival.huDanube : Carnival International Cultural Meeting organized around the city. Classical and world music from top European/overseas artists, includes brass bands, contemporary dancers and Hungarian folk dancing. www.dunaart.comHortobágy : Shephards’ Festival and Equestrian Days at Competitions of lassoing, livestock driving, ear-tag reading, use of whip and herdsman’s stick, shepherd’s cooking and carriage driving. Show-jumping derby and national horse/herdsmanSEPTEMBER05 - 07 05 – 07(tbc)10 - 1411 – 2127OCTOBER02 – 05(tbc) 11 – 2012 23 -2624– 26Szeged : International Tisza Fish Festival. Cooking 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. huBudapest : 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. winefestival.huPecs – Carnival - Pecs Days The city’s oldest cultural festival, performances, musical concerts and folk events Balatonalmádi: Pumpkin Festival - food and folklore www.balaton-almadi.huBudapest -:Palinka and Sausage Festival. 20 palinka distillers and 10 different sausage makers participate Budapest : Autumn now known as Cafe Budapest Autumn FestivalTop international productions of new art and our own productions and others created jointly with partners. Budapest : Spar Marathon Békéscsaba: Csabaer Sausage Festival Traditions associated with the slaughter of the pig, sausage- making competitions and tastings, food fair, wine tasting – Gödöllö: Liszt Festival The festival’s concerts are linked to Ferenc Liszt’s birthday, 22nd October every year. www.kiralyikastely.huNOVEMBER/DECEMBER14 – 24 Dec(tbc)	Budapest : Christmas Fair The quality of the goods is guaranteed by the association of FolkloricUnions. The atmosphere is also traditionally festiveEuropean Events

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