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Welcome & thanks for enjoying a moment here, along with fellow friendly Xpats in the Loop!
You're in good company with thousands of expats + top locals in this cosmopolitan community.

1. In focus is a quick 5 + 1 guide about "How to Cool Down in Budapest This Summer"
Also, you might like to see this recent guide to  7 Top Terraces for Summer in the City.

2. Next, as always there's an essential selection of News, Information & Inspiration:
E.g. New Parking System Confirmed / Top Picnic Spots / Family-Friendly Nature Trails.

3. Also there are new Movies in Budapest, fresh Specials, and What's On highlights.
E.g. Kolorádó Festival / Hungarian Derby / Balaton Sound / 4th of July Celebration.

Now here's hoping you enjoy what's in it for you!
With kind regards & best wishes, Team XpatLoop

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Calendar highlights

Kolorádó Festival

This annual big bash promoting an alternative lifestyle + music takes place “at the border between Budapest and nature”, just past the city limits.

30 June to 2 July - Nagykovácsi

Opening Concert: 4th Budapest International Choral Celebration

At the International Gala that opens this festival on 1 July, many different kinds of choral music performed by the very finest choirs around will present the colourful culture of the choral world and its varied repertoire. Have you ever wondered what it might be like to sing together with several hundred other people? Come and test your abilities as a choral singer, or simply as a spectator and take part in this three-day celebration, which focuses on the joy of singing and features, in addition to concerts by Hungarian and international choirs, collective singing and a Midsummer Night's celebration. In the first part of the opening concert, we will get to hear an a cappella programme presented by five choirs. The second part of the concert will feature the first part of a version of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana scored for two pianos and percussion instruments with songs about the vicissitudes of fortune, the awakening of spring, and the carefree play of young people in a spring meadow.

1 to 3 July - National Concert Hall Budapest

Balaton Sound Festival

This mainly electronic music festival, held annually by a picturesque part of Lake Balaton, is one of the largest open-air events in Europe.

29 June to 2 July - Zamárdi

The 100th Hungarian Derby + Fashion Event

Free Entry. On Friday evening the fastest greyhounds in the country compete, while on Saturday racehorses are the main focus. Sunday promises to be the horse racing event of the year in Hungary.

3 July - Kincsem Park Budapest

4th of July Celebration

Celebrate this special date in a different way in an Irish Pub, with live American folk and country songs, plus loads of other cheesy US stuff inc food all evening. Free entry.

4 July - Davy's Irish Pub Budapest

Outdoor Concert: Thievery Corporation

The Washington electronic music duo do Budapest again with their live mix of genres inc dub, bossa nova, trip hop, acid jazz and more.

5 July - Budapest Park

Acoustic Boat Concert by Legendary Local Singer & Guitarist

"As a 21st-century troubadour, I also give performances with a string guitar. It's lyrical, critical, lovable and honest, it's like being an Indian at the end of the Wild West..." says János Kardos of the Kaukázus band.

6 July - A38 Ship Rooftop Budapest


Matild Palace in Budapest Celebrates 1st Anniversary

This iconic building has been reborn as the new social epicenter of the downtown since its debut in 2021 and has won numerous local and international awards. Click this headline for more info.

Sixt Opens Big New Base Designed on Green Principles

Sixt rent-a-car has opened a new base in Vecsés, a town near the International Airport in Budapest. The design follows green principles, so the new location is suitable for servicing electric cars on behalf of car-sharing companies or corporate fleet managers.

Are Men at Risk? Reflections on Men's Health by Dr. Rose Budapest

Professors and senior doctors from Dr. Rose Private Hospital have joined forces to raise awareness of the importance of men's health. Click this headline for important information.

Enjoy Asian Street Food @ Chinatown Budapest's Night Market

The annual Asian street food night market in Budapest's Chinatown is open every evening from 5-11pm, until the end of August.

Are You Missing UK TV In Hungary? Here's Your Solution!

This TV service for expats in Hungary provided by fellow expat Jerry gives you all UK channels, plus stations from 38 other counties including a wide range from Europe, USA, Canada, South America, plus films and box-sets.

New movies in Budapest