Budapest is Hungary's largest city as well as its capital. More important for visitors is the fact that this historic city is also the cultural heart of Hungary with plenty of festivals and other events occurring throughout the year. One of their biggest and most well attended is the CAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival, which is their autumn festival for jazz, dance, poetry, theatre, and other fine arts. The festival has been run and sponsored by the city since 1992, and most of the things that you will find there are of a charmingly modern bent.
What to Do at the Autumn Arts Festival in Budapest
One of the most well loved things about the festival is just how much there is to do while you're there. The events mostly revolve around art, but there is also a wealth of musical performances and venues that people can take advantage of with dancing and socializing; a wonderful opportunity to meet locals. Most of the featured music is classical or contemporary, but there are also folk musicians and other groups that are involved with everything that is going on throughout the week. As with any festival, there are tons of children's activities so younger revelers can get in on the fun and a wide selection of delicious foods to eat.
No matter what type of art you are interested in, you can find something that you will enjoy at the CAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival. A quick glance at the event schedule will show times listed for everything from literary discussions to modern art and even for performance art, which has become an increasingly popular attraction in recent years. The different performances are featured at different times of day to fit with any schedule that you may have while you're out and about. You can buy tickets for just one event, or save a lot of money by buying an all-in-one ticket for the entire event. In addition to ticketed performances there are plenty of free shows and venues, as well.
Contemporary Arts Festival Entertainment Venues
The venues for performances and exhibitions vary and are spread throughout the Budapest city center. The Academy of Music, the Palace of Arts, the Budapest Music Center, the Castle Garden Bazaar, and other indoor and outdoor locations make the whole experience incredibly unique for anyone and everyone who will be able to come out and take a look at what the festival has to offer. Outdoor locations are new feature this year, and they will likely be a hit among the many who come to enjoy the cool autumn weather in Hungary.
If you are traveling into Europe at any time during the beginning of October, it is well worth your time to take a trip to Budapest and check out the CAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival. The festival is being held from the 2nd of October to the 18th of October and there are multiple events and performances done on a daily basis. While you're there you can also check out what is called the Budapest Music Weeks that overlaps with the CAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival.
Budapest Autumn Arts Festival InformationCAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival
Start date: October 2, 2015
End date: October 18, 2015
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