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Which programs will be officially on the 20th of August?

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This year's ball is for 3 consecutive days!

In 2018, for the first time, there will be a three-day event on the 20th of August. The celebration will feature concerts, water and air parade, street party, gastronomic festival, exhibition and fair in several parts of the capital. Let's see where it is worth to visit for those who want to participate in the celebration of the foundation of the country.

20th of August - Fireworks Cruise & Dinner on Danube

Get close to the great celebration of Hungary’s Birthday on the 20th of August while enjoying the fabulous view of the city. 

18th of August, 2018

VÁRKERT STAGE AND CLARK ADAM SQUARE

10:15-11:00 Kovácsovics Fruzsina

11:20-12:00 Pénzügyőr Zenekar: music on the Clark Adam Square

13:30-14:00 MH BHD Budapest Helyőrség Zenekar: music on the Clark Adam Square 

15:00-22:30 selection of the artists of the ‘NAGY-SZÍN-PAD’ competition

15:00-16:00 Lóci játszik

  • 16:00-16:30 MH BHD Budapest Helyőrség Zenekar: music on the Clark Adam Square 
  • 16:30-17:30 Mörk
  • 18:00-19:00 Jetlag
  • 19:30-20:40 Antonia Vai
  • 21:00-22:00 NB

22:30-24:00 Utcabál: Tom Stormy Trio feat. Petrovna

19th of August, 2018


VÁRKERT STAGE

10:00-11:00 Alma zenekar

11:20-12:00 Készenléti Rendőrség Zenekara: térzene a Clark Ádám téren

12:20-13:00 Pénzügyőr Zenekar: térzene a Clark Ádám téren

13:00-13:45 Készenléti Rendőrség Zenekara: térzene a Clark Ádám téren

14:30-15:30 Soulwave

16:00-17:30 Anna and the Barbies


GELLÉRT STATUE

18:00-19:10 AWS

19:40-21:00 Zanzibár

21:30-23:00 TANKCSAPDA

20th of August, 2018


KOSSUTH SQUARE

8:30-9:30 Celebration on the Kossuth Square

  • Showing the Hungarian flag
  • Áder János, President of the Republic speaks
  • Officers’ Inauguration 
  • First premier: Honorary King of St. Stephen, composer: Tamás Szarka, singer: Erika Miklósa and collaborator: Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Honvéd Male Choir, Tamás Szarka and Orchestra
  • 12:00-19:00 Visit of the Holy Crown in the Parliament


Above the House of Parliament and over the Danube

9:30-11:30 Water and air parade


VÁRKERT STAGE

11:30-11:45 Cutting of the official cake of the country

11:45-12:45 Palya Bea

13:00-13:45 Ferenczi György & a Rackajam

14:00-15:00 Bagossy Brothers Company

15:15-16:45 Emelet

17:00- 18:00 Hungaricum Musical Gála: válogatás történelmi operettekből és musicalekből


ST. ISTVÁN BAZILIKA

17:00 Holy Mass

18:00 Saint Right Procession


BETWEEN THE CHAIN BRIDGE AND THE MARGARET BRIDGE

18:00-21:00 Wishlist with Radio Petofi

21:00 Fireworks: from 3 ships on the Danube, and from the Chain Bridge



bw. 18th and 20th of August, 2018

The street of Hungarian flavours - gastro exhibition and fair

August 18-19. bw. 10.00 am and midnight
August, 20. bw. 10.00 am and 10pm


The Cake of Hungary was made by Kisleány Komárom in 2018, which is made by Ádám Sztaracsek, a confectioner of the Jánoska Confectionery in Komárom.


You can get a taste of the The street of Hungarian flavours during the weekend. Since 2007, the birthday cake of Hungary has been selected every year and traditionally presented at the festivities of the 20th of August for the first time in Budapest.