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What’s happening around Lake Balaton in May 2019

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019 — Emma Póli

Photo: Tamás Kőrösi - We Love Balaton

Catch a Balkan music legend or run a half marathon – here are the best things to see and do around Lake Balaton in May.

Concours d’Elegance

Concours d’Elegance is a gathering of classic cars, celebrating not only these four-wheeled wonders, but also the elegance of sailing, style and fashion.

Photo: Kristóf Hölvényi - We Love Balaton

Boban Marković Orkestar

Boban Marković and his orchestra are returning to the shores of Lake Balaton. This time they will play Balatonalmádi as part of the town’s birthday celebrations.

Season Opening Ceremony and Sailing Race

Nothing signals the arrival of summer more than the opening ceremony of the sailing season, being held at Balatonfüred, along with the opening race.

Photo: Péter Kálló - We Love Balaton

Balaton Barista Championship

The best baristas of Balaton will gather in Gyenesdiás this month to find not only the region’s best exponent. Competitors have to fix four espressos, four cappuccinos and four of their own coffee creations, all within 15 minutes.

Photo: Tamás Kőrösi - We Love Balaton

Ultrabalaton Half Marathon

Join other runners and take on the challenge of a half marathon race. The starting point is in Badacsonyörs, the finish line lies in Balatongyörök, a total distance of 21.1 kilometres.

  • Where: Varga Winery in Badacsonyörs
  • When: May 11
  • More details: here.

World Down Syndrome Day Fundraiser

As part of Folly Arboretum’s fundraising for the Down Foundation Early Development Centre, the proceeds of the giant pine-cone auction held during this open day will be donated to the organisation.

Photo: Alexandra Heim - We Love Balaton

Padon Chili Farm Opening

Szentbékkálla’s Padon Chili Farm is celebrating its opening with a friendly gathering: there will be a fair with artisanal products, a delicious lunch, a horse show and plenty of things to keep children occupied all day long.

  • Where: Padon Chili Farm in Szentbékkálla
  • When: May 18
  • More details: here.

Örvényeshegy Piknik

The cosiest festival at Lake Balaton offers concerts, great wines and various other spectacles. Headlined by Mario Biondi, this multi-faceted event will be held over the weekend of May 24.

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

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