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What’s happening around Lake Balaton in July 2018

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018 — Emma Póli

Photo: Csongor Kiripolszky

July is the month for festivals around Balaton. Here’s a selection of the most exciting events around the lake this month.

Balaton Sound

Balaton Sound is summer’s biggest party on the shore of Lake Balaton. This year’s headliners include David Guetta, Martin Garrix, The Chainsmokers and Rita Ora.

KeszthelyFest

KeszthelyFest is a music and gastronomy festival in Balaton’s western corner. One of the main highlights of this year will be Boban Marković Orkestar’s concert on July 7.

  • Where: Keszthely
  • When: from July 6 to July 8
  • More details: here.

Rosé, Riesling and Jazz Days

Enjoy amazing wines, artisanal flavours and great music accompany this partner of the VeszprémFest. There will be three concerts each day, starting at 6pm, 8pm and 10pm. 

  • Where: Veszprém
  • When: from July 6 to July 15
  • More details: here.

Hello Nyár!

You can say hello to summer at Folly Arboretum every weekend throughout the month with guided tours and wine tastings in a tranquil and lush environment.

Photo: Tamás Kőrösi - We Love Balaton

Wreck Racing National Championship

Those who are looking for something a bit different than the usual Balaton happenings should hop over to Gyenesdiás to enjoy an exciting race off the roads.

  • Where: Gyenesdiás
  • When: July 8
  • More details: here.

VeszprémFest

This year’s VeszprémFest will bring Ziggy Marley, Amy MacDonald, Aloe Blacc and Joss Stone to the City of Queens while food and drinks will be provided by the stalls of Rosé, Riesling & Jazz Days.

  • Where: Veszprém
  • When: from July 11 to 15
  • More details: here.

Photo: Júlia Lily Hegyi - MOL Nagyon Balaton

Badacsonyi Bor7

The wines of the Badacsony region are celebrated through a whole week within the framework of Badacsonyi Bor7 – and, of course, there will be music and delicious bites as well.

  • Where: Badacsony
  • When: from July 13 to 29
  • More details: here.

Photo: Júlia Lily Hegyi - MOL Nagyon Balaton

Gergely Kovács pianist and friends

Catch a break between all the festivals and enjoy a quiet evening with Bach, Mozart, Brahms and other classics played by pianist Gergely Kovács and his musician friends.


Babel Sound

Babel Sound celebrates the freedom and joy of music by bringing together musicians with different cultural backgrounds from all over the world – it’s a true multicultural experience. 

  • Where: Balatonboglár
  • When: from July 16 to 22
  • More details: here.

Veszprém Street Music Festival

The cobblestoned streets of downtown Veszprém will fill with music during the four-day long festival with musicians from all over the world competing under open skies.  

  • Where: Veszprém
  • When: from July 18 to 21
  • More details: here.

Valley of Arts

Valley of Arts is a festival where pure joy and fun are guaranteed with nearly 1,200 various events within its framework in three different locations.

  • Where: Kapolcs, Vigándpetend and Taliándörögd
  • When: from July 20 to 29
  • More details: here.

For the full selection of events happening around Lake Balaton in July, make sure to check out our regularly updated Upcoming Events section. 

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