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June in Budapest

Since the May in Budapest brought up some good ideas and some first hand knowledge I thought we might try doing one of these for each month of the year and cross link them.

May in Budapest: https://community.ricksteves.com/travel-forum/hungary/may-in-budapest
June in Budapest:
July in Budapest:

If someone has found some special event or celebration they enjoyed, start a month.

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I looked, but didn't see christa's experiences in the RS book. Sorry. Sarcastic. I just thought we might get some personal points of view and maybe some events that didn't make the book. Also, dates tend to change from year to year so we might get some current info.

If the idea flops, it flops ..

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Guidebooks are helpful for big annual events--the sort of things someone might build a trip around. But smaller events and ad hoc stuff can be just as appealing and are less likely to drive up the cost of a hotel room. I've run into a problem finding exact 2018 dates for some events I've read about, so I think pinning down dates early enough to get them into print would be quite a challenge.

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James - I like your thought here about posting events in the upcoming months.
Especially since we are arriving/staying 8/4 - 8/12, then onto Slovenia.
I know there is the large Sziget festival - anything else happening around town?
Can you direct me to some good sites that I can look at?

Thanks - Don

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For your next trip you might look at Montenegro. Its half what people go to Croatia for and half what people go to Slovenia for; but cheaper and with fewer tourists.

Anyway, to your question, the tourism sites I always check are below. But beware of the dates they give you. They often just reprint the previous years' dates. So track down the event page when ever possible.

https://www.budapestbylocals.com/visit-budapest-in-july/ mediocre commercial site that tries to sell you tours, etc. but the info is a good place to start

http://visitbudapest.travel/budapest-events/ one of the better sites with information for tourists. pretty well done

https://welovebudapest.com/en/toplists/2018-calendar-of-budapest-festivals-and-events/ probably the best of the sites i know.

Then there are the ticket agencies

https://www.jegymester.hu/

https://www.jegy.hu/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw5LbWBRDCARIsALAbcOfhYGmWDztWjJAYGZPow_Ws4A1PJOpnKufP7411ct-Bg0-9XPMHfUAaAoU5EALw_wcB

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James - But I'm not a fly fisherman (nor any type of fisherman)!

Thanks, as always, for the information. I take it you will not be in BP in early August?

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I dont do Europe in August. Between the tourists and the primitive air conditioning I just cant survive it. Not a vacation by my definition. If you haven't tried fly fishing, you have missed a wonderful way to become part of a culture. Part of the beauty is that other than a rod and reel and a few flies you have no extra luggage.

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I can't argue with you about August; you're right. A number of family members are going to be there, so it was difficult not visit even if at that time of year. it's one of the reasons we've decided to explore some caves and hike around the Julian Alps in Slovenia the second week.

I remember that Jimmy Carter was fly fisherman. I believe he wrote a book on the topic or about the culture.

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AN OUTDOOR JOURNAL Adventures and Reflections by Jimmy Carter

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I had heard that fly fishing was one of the last places that was apolitical.
Nice statues.