Judafest Street Festival Returns To Downtown Budapest On 5 June

  • 24 May 2016 9:02 AM
Judafest Street Festival Returns To Downtown Budapest On 5 June
Attracting nearly 10,000 visitors annually, Judafest Street Festival is the biggest social festival in Hungary. With free gigs, a kid’s court, food and drink specialties and an all-day street fair, this unique event brings the best of culinary and cultural life that vibrant downtown Budapest and its historic Jewish Quarter offers.

Budapest’s Kazinczy Street has always been the heart of what is today considered one of Europe’s must see urban attractions with an unmatched atmosphere filled with living Jewish and multicultural tradition dated back to several hundred years.

On Sunday, June 5, Judafest Street Festival revives this exceptional heritage with live performances, concerts and a colorful street fair. Judafest attendees also get the opportunity to explore flavorful authentic Jewish and German dishes and a collection of craft art, plus children are offered several activities throughout the day. Also, special city walks offer a special chance to discover the hidden corners of the old Jewish Quarter.

This year Judafest will host Germany as guest of honor at the festival, which will dedicate a series of cultural and culinary gigs to the country. Special guests from Germany include H. E. Dr. Heinz-Peter Behr, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Budapest and German klezmer band Schmitts Katze.

Last years’ Judafest’s extraordinary events were the evening get-togethers around a 50 meters long table installed in Kazinczy Street, where the organizers hosted a dinner for indigent families. This year a similar meal will be held in the spirit of solidarity and raising awareness.

Judafest Street Festival, a truly multicultural event, traditionally attracts both local and foreign visitors, giving them chance to meet old friends and new people.

Location: Kazinczy Street, District 7, Budapest, Hungary

Admission is free and so is parking around event area

Full program and news: www.judafest.org

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