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First-up here's a look at a good selection of entertaining events for expats:

1. Video: 'EFOTT' Festival, Lake Velence, 10 – 16 July
2. International Shakespeare Festival, Gyula, On Until 15 July
3. Jeff Mills' Planets Concert, Margaret Island Open-Air Theatre, 13 July
4. Erwin Wurm: “One Minute Sculptures” Interactive Exhibition, Ludwig Museum
5. Video: Campus Festival, Debrecen, 18 – 22 July

You can find many more events in Budapest, and happenings around Hungary, featured in our Calendar.

Now here's hoping you like what's in it for you below.

Best wishes, Team XpatLoop

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Calendar highlights

Bánkitó Festival

Mini festival by a pretty little lake in Bánk, the chill atmosphere is still present despite the rise in its popularity, hence their self-proclaimed name “the biggest small festival”.

11 July - 2653 Bánk, Bánki-tó

Yoga @ Castle Garden Bazaar

60-minute vinyasa flow yoga, ticket cost HUF 2,500

14 July - 1013 Budapest, Ybl Miklós tér 2-6.

From Opera To Tango - Erwin Schrott Gala Concert

Considered to be the opera world’s most attractive male luminary, he will partner with young Hungarian singing talents, lending his voice to the most sublime melodies...

15 July - 1138 Budapest, Zielinski Szilárd stny.

Babel Sound - Interactive World Music Festival

A free festival at Lake Balaton with world music that can serve as a quieter counterpoint to the techno craze of Balaton Sound – not to mention: it is free.

16 July - 8630 Balatonboglár

Street Music Festival In Veszprém

A free event organised in the pretty old town of Veszprém, a truly participatory festival where performers compete tobe the “best street musician”, as festivalgoers vote for their favourites.

18 July - 8200 Veszprém


Zsidai Group Opens New Hotspots In Marbella, Spain

Following an extensive redesign, Kempinski Hotel Bahía has reopened with a stunning new lobby and refreshed culinary hotspots. These dining venues form part of the hotel’s new restaurant concept “El Paseo Del Mar”, which combines three fantastic venues all set within the hotel.

BBIS ‘Breaking Of The Ground’ Ceremony

Recently the Budapest British International School held their “Breaking of the Ground” ceremony for their new Senior building, which will be opening in August 2019.

Celebration Gift Vouchers From Caviar & Bull Restaurant

Here's how to treat your family or friends for a celebration at TripAdvisor's number 1 recommended fine dining restaurant in Budapest.

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