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What’s happening around Lake Balaton in July 2019

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Monday, July 1, 2019 — Emma Póli

Photo: Kristóf Hölvényi - We Love Balaton

Here’s what Lake Balaton has in store now that the festival season has arrived.

Balaton Sound

Balaton Sound kicks off the festival season on Zamárdi Public Beach with a stellar line-up, including The Chainsmokers, Rudimental, G-Eazy and more.

Salföldi Dalföld

A unique arts festival, Salföldi Dalföld is a cosy gathering in the picturesque village of Salföld in the Balaton Uplands. This year the festival focuses on the Hungarian jazz scene with concerts and discussions.

VeszprémFest 

Veszprém will be buzzing with music for the annual VeszprémFest. With this year’s headliners, Katie MeluaUB40 feat. Ali & Astro and Caro Emerald, the festival promises to be a highlight of the summer.

  • Where: Historia Kert in Veszprém
  • When: from July 10 to 13
  • More details: here.

Bence Máté: The Exhibition

Renowned wildlife photographer Bence Máté has been touring the country with his outdoor exhibitions displaying 623 photos from his award-winning portfolio. The exhibition will show at Lake Balaton until early August.

Klassz a pARTon!

Klassz a pARTon! is a series of concerts held on summer evenings around Lake Balaton. Lovers of classical music should keep an eye on the schedule that includes an abundance of talented musicians and artists.

  • Where: various locations
  • When: various dates from July 12
  • More details: here.

Photo: Klassz a pARTon!

Tihany Craft Beer Festival

Freshen up with freshly tapped craft beers, juicy burgers and specialty coffee at this three-day festival held in the historic town of Tihany on Lake Balaton’s north shore.

  • Where: Legendás Ház in Tihany
  • When: from July 12 to 14
  • More details: here.

Red Bull Air Race Hungary

Red Bull Air Race Hungary moves from Budapest to Balaton this summer, meaning that Zamárdi will see a bumper crowd during the weekend of this airborne spectacle.

  • Where: Zamárdi
  • When: from July 13 to 14
  • More details: here.

Veszprém Street Music Festival 2019

The cobblestoned streets of Veszprém come alive every year for the Street Music Festival, when buskers from all over the world charm and entertain passers-by.

  • Where: Downtown Veszprém
  • When: from July 17 to 20
  • More details: here.

Photo: Júlia Lily Hegyi - MOL Nagyon Balaton

Kékszalag Race

Balaton’s iconic regatta starts and finishes in Balatonfüred. It’s always a highlight of the summer with more than 300 vessels racing around the lake over 48 hours.

Valley of Arts

Balaton’s biggest arts festival offers more than 1,000 activities, from concerts and literary readings to interactive games over the course of ten days.

  • Where: Kapolcs, Vigántpetend and Taliándörögd
  • When: from July 19 to 28
  • More details: here.

Anna Ball

The Anna Ball is one of Lake Balaton’s most elegant events and has been an important part of Balatonfüred’s cultural life for almost 200 years. The accompanying Anna Festival offers cultural delights throughout ball week.

Photo: Anna-Bál - Facebook

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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