Füredi Spring Festival 2024 (Füredi Tavaszi Fesztivál 2024 Balatonfüred): A Celebration of Renewal in Balatonfüred

Kecskeméti Spring Festival

From March 15th to 17th, 2024, Balatonfüred welcomes spring with its traditional event, the Füredi Spring Festival (Füredi Tavaszi Fesztivál 2024 Balatonfüred). This vibrant celebration offers a myriad of activities spanning across three days, embodying the spirit of renewal and the joy of spring’s arrival.

A Diverse Array of Events:

The festival caters to a wide range of interests, ensuring there’s something for everyone. From children’s programs and art enthusiasts to concerts and performances, the festival vibrantly commemorates the March 15th Revolution and War of Independence in a spectacular fashion.

March 15th Highlights:

  • 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Playhouse for children (Vaszary Gallery)
  • 10:30 AM: Festive program, commemoration, wreath-laying (Tagore Promenade, Széchenyi Statue) with speeches by notable figures and performances by artistic students and actors.
  • 6:00 PM: Torchlight procession in the Small Forest, featuring performances by local music and dance groups, celebrating Hungarian historical and cultural heritage.

March 16th Programs:

  • 10:00 AM: “Paprika Jancsi” puppet show (Kisfaludy Gallery), bringing the adventures of the ever-joyful and helpful Paprika Jancsi to life.
  • 4:00 PM: “Destroy to Create” – An exhibition opening on Lajos Kassák’s magazines and avant-garde art (Vaszary Gallery), including a guided tour.
  • 6:00 PM: Tamás Érdi, an award-winning pianist, performs pieces by Liszt and Bartók (Anna Grand Hotel), offering a sublime musical experience.

March 17th Specials:

  • 1:00 PM: Literary canteen (Sailor Restaurant) with a menu inspired by Hungarian literature, featuring discussions with prominent poets.
  • 4:00 PM: Afternoon of tales with Jókai Mór and his wife (Jókai Memorial House), exploring the life and times of this iconic literary couple.
  • 6:00 PM: “Dreams of Gellért Hill” – A radio theatre presentation of Ferenc Karinthy’s story (Kisfaludy Gallery), reviving a legendary performance with a tale of love amidst war.

Embracing Art and History:

The Füredi Spring Festival 2024 not only marks the awakening of nature but also serves as a reminder of Hungary’s rich artistic and historical legacy. It is an invitation to experience the rejuvenating power of culture, art, and community in the beautiful setting of Balatonfüred.

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