15 February | Carnival of Hévíz
The traditional masquerade parade returns in February! With the funny masks and the burning of a straw figure we make an attempt to drive the cold away! Don't miss out the famous carnival doughnut either!
22 February | Traditional Pig Slaughter
The Traditional Pig Slaughter and Charity is organized the community of the Farmers’ Market of Hévíz.The guests will have the chance to taste the traditional food and drinks which are served under this unique event.
28-29 March | Fair of Handmade Goods
This weekend, Hévíz is hosting a fair full with handmade crafts made by local craftsmen and women.
12-13 April | Easter Fair of Handmade Goods
The season starts with diverse programs in which you can get to how a typical Hungarian Easter is celebrated. Each day of the Easter Festival the visitors awaitwith fairs, playhouses and traditional food, of course.
30 April -1 May | Hévíz at the Turn of the Century
The event, which was started in 2011, evokes the ‘golden years’ of Hévíz, a period that lasted from the 1860s to the 1930s. The town tries to recall the atmosphere of the palmy days of peace in every possible way during the event: organ-grinders wearing tails and top hat play music in the streets, ladies dressed in hoop skirt and hat walk in the flowering park leading to the thermal lake. The event will be opened by a costume parade accompanied with live music and dance, in the course of which the professions and trades of the period will be presented.
10 May | 5th Running Festival of Hévíz
The runners who manage to run 4-14-21 km will not only get to experience a well-organised event but they also will be gifted T-Shirts, medals and an unforgettable experience! The half marathon can be done individually or in a relay.
11 May | Giro d'Italia in Hévíz
One of the world's most famous bicycle races comes to Hungary! As part of the three-day-event, the race goes through Hévíz on 11 May. The race will be also accompanied by many programs organised in the city of Hévíz!
16 May | Flavius Day
In Egregy (a district of Hévíz) next to the remains of the Roman villa, in a beautiful landscaped area, we recall the traditions of Roman times: gladiator fights, toga parades, ancient oracles, the fashion and hairstyle, as well as ancient board games. You can have a taste from the dishes and drinks of the period.
30 May - 1 June | Pentecostal Merriment and Fair
During the four-day Pentecostal celebrations, we await the visitors of Hévíz with joyful programmes and activities. The tradition of electing the king and queen of Pentecost will also be evoked. During the festivities, don’t miss the Pentecostal fair and playhouse either.
14 June | XV. Lotus Retro Concours D'Elegance
At the Lotus Retro Mobil Concours d'Elegance, precious and exotic collectibles from Hungary, Austria and Germany find their way to Hévíz. On Sunday in the large park of the Lotus Therme "high-gloss atmosphere", when the beautiful models of Mercedes, Lotus, Jaguar, Corvette, Cadillac or Porsche can be viewed and evaluated. You can further expect a grill tent, kid’s programs.
26-28 June | Angels and Vagabonds All-arts Festival including International Colony of Artists, Cinematic Art Symposium, Street Music and Street Art Festival and the Long Night of Museums
Visitors will be offered lively and colourful programmes in the centre of Hévíz during the three-day event. The multiplicity of music (country, pop, dixie, guitar, accordion and brass band music, relaxing music, folk music, as well as jazz and pop), along with showmen, living statues, acrobats, street artists walking on stilts, painters, draughtsmen make the weekend fascinating and unforgettable.
11-12 July | Beer Festival
For the first time this year, the lovers of beers are also get to experience what is it to have their own festival. During the weekend, guests will have the chance to taste the best beers from Hungary and abroad too!
25 July | St. Mary Magdalene Fair in Egregy
The patron saint of the Árpád-age church in Egregy is St. Mary Magdalene. The parish feast is held in her honour on Mary Magdalene’s Day every year. Real festive atmosphere with arts and crafts fair, carousel, shooting gallery and excellent culinary offers are provided for the visitors.
1-2 August | Nostalgia Weekend
At the nostalgia weekend, the centre of Hévíz will be filled with chamber ensembles, pianists recalling the atmosphere of old cafés, while couples are dancing the waltz all around. The visitors of the programmes can enjoy nostalgic melodies by candlelight at the terraces of coffee shops and restaurants.
19-23 August | 9th Wine Festival of Hévíz
At the 9th wine festival of Hévíz, we await our guests with a cultural and culinary offer unique in the region. In addition to the wineries of Zala County, the representatives of the prominent Hungarian wine regions will also introduce themselves in the ‘wine street’ of Festetics Square. The lovers of wines can enjoy wonderful drinks under centuries-old sycamore trees in a pleasant atmosphere.
5-6 September | Flavours, Dances, Good Neighbours including Folklore and World music Festival
In the course of this two-day festival, in addition to the wonderful treasure of the Hungarian folk dance, folk music and cuisine, the folk art and gastronomy of the neighbouring countries will also be introduced, as it is referred to in the title.
12 September | III. Oldtimer Car Festival
This year, the festival is organised for the third time, so we make an attempt to break the record of the biggest number of OT license plated participants! Besides this, you can expect music and many retro cards parading in the city!
12 September | Harvest of Egregy
On the first weekend of September, the traditional harvest festivities is organised in the district of Egregy. The event starts off with the traditional harvest parade and continues with the harvest. Taste delicious wines with traditional music playing in the background.
26-27 September | Fair of Handmade Goods
We await you with a weekend filled with local handmade crafts in September too!
7-8 November | St. Martin’s Day and Family Festival
The popular goose race kicks off the St. Martin’s Day Family Festival every year. In addition to children’s programmes, handcraft workshops and folk playground await visitors. The new wine will be blessed in the Holy Spirit Church. It will be followed by a lamp-lit march from the church to the location of the festival. The organisers wait the participants with a tea and mulled wine.
3 December – 20 December | Advent Programs in Hévíz
31 December | New Year’s Eve in Hévíz
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