Budapest is blooming in April, the air is full of summer’s promises, and street events are returning if the weather is fair. Here is our handpicked list for things to do in Budapest in April, but it only contains the yearly festivals and fairs. For the April current events, please take a look at our Top Budapest Event Calendar / Event Guide, or talk to locals, your private tour guide, the hotel receptionist, etc.
Buda Castle Easter Festival – Festum Photography
Budapest Easter: Easter is celebrated in several places all over Budapest. There is and Easter festival, there are Easter fairs, Easter family activities, Easter menus, etc.
Here are some of the best places that are well worth a visit around Easter time in the city of Budapest (March / April):
Cherry Blossom Festival (Ohanami / Sakura) in Budapest is in early – mid April in the botanical garden of the city in Fuveszkert (usually two weekends).
The small scale Japanese festivities include concerts, exhibitions (calligraphy, origami, kokeshi dolls, etc.), drinking Japanese tea, etc. You can try your hand at Kyudo, the traditional Japanese archery style.
The Maido Japanese webshop goes offline and sells all kinds of Japanese items and gifts. Relaxed programme, off the bustling city centre of Budapest.
Easter Eggs and Dresses, Hungary – Nograd County
Budapest Passover Festival is in the Jewish Quarter of Budapest (the quarters are in downtown Budapest in District 6 and 7, hence the name of the Jewish festival).
Quarter 6 Quarter 7 Festival had various dates in the last few years, it was both in April and in Dec (2x in 2012), with various festivities from candle lighting through theatre performances and film screenings to Jewish culinary events, kosher foods and nice concerts.
There will be guided walking tours during the festival where you can get some deeper insight into the (Hungarian) Jewish culture, the cultural heritage so lively vibrant in present day Budapest (there are dozens of venues, including quirky ruin pubs (romkocsma), clubs, restaurants, etc.
Budapest Dance Festival is a 6-7 day programme, usually at the end of April, as the festival is connected to the International Day of Dance.
The venue of the festival is the National Dance Theatre, and some further places, e.g. the Palace of Arts, etc. The festival performances include ballet, contemporary dance, folk or folk inspired dances (like world music fusion in music).
Top Budapest Event Calendar / Event Guide to the current April events in Budapest, Hungary: click to see the currently highlighted events in Budapest in April this year.
Further events in April:
Titanic International Film Festival Budapest
Get some more ideas about April things to do in Budapest from Festival Budapest, which has a thematic and fresh April Festivals Budapest list of outstanding festivals in the city.
Quarter 6 Quarter 7 Festival in April
Quarter 6 Quarter 7 Festival, Exhibition at Fogashaz Ruin Bar
Cherry Blossom Festival in April in Budapest – Japanese music:
Cherry Blossom Festival, Budapest:
Cherry Blossom Festival in April in Budapest – Kyudo archery:
Cherry Blossom Festival, Budapest – Kyudo archery
Cherry Blossom Festival in April in Budapest – relaxing in the Fuveszkert Garden Budapest:
Cherry Blossom Festival, Budapest – ELTE Botanical Garden
More about events on Budapest Events Guide