III. Balaton International Folk Festival at the „Hungarian Sea”

  Destination:

Hungary – Siófok

  Date:

25 – 28 August 2023

  Price:

from 135 euro

Lake Balaton
The “Hungarian Sea”, is the people’s name for the 50-mile long lake with silky green-yellow water in the middle of Transdanubia. Lake Balaton is one of Hungary’s most precious treasures and most frequented resorts. It is also the largest lake in Central Europe.

Siófok
Siófok is the largest town on the southern side of Lake Balaton and is known for being the party town of the lake. Its port serves every boat route on the lake. Cruise boats also start from here. The hotels of the Golden and Silver Beaches are very much in demand. The pleasant parks are ornamented with statues. The Lutheran church has a remarkable style. The composer of the internationally renowned operettas, ImreKálmán (1882-1953), is the famous son of this city. His piano and many personal belongings can be seen in his museum. The Water Management Museum covers the history of shipping and fishery on Lake Balaton, while a huge collection of minerals is exhibited in the Museum of Minerals.

Program



25 August 2023
Afternoon arrival at the Hotel, meeting with group leaders and festival organizers, discussing the programs of the next days.
Dinner in the Hotel.
26 August 2023
After breakfast optional program, boat trip on Lake Balaton
Beach time: Siófok Beach is the main reason for visiting this town. With famous Gold and Silver beaches Siófok become one of the most visited place at the shore. The lake itself is very beautiful, but not deep witch suit for non-swimmers.
Performance on the main square of Siófok
Closing ceremony, receiving the gift and diplomas from the city and the organizers
Dinner, free time, exploring the night-life in Siófok where many bars, pubs and discos are available all night long
27 August 2023
After breakfast optional program, sightseeing in Siófok, Water Tower, Rose Garden, Millennium Park, Jókai Park, SiófokHarbour, Weather Observatory, Canal Locks, Imre Kálmán Museum, Mineral Museum, Egg Museum.
Sightseeing in Zamárdi: Donkey Stone, Kőhegyi lookout point, Jubilee Monumentor, visiting some attractions of the neighborhood:
Tihany peninsula: The Tihany peninsula, which once was an island and only after the water level of the lake decreased joined the mainland, is one of the most beautiful regions of the lake, and it is no exaggeration to say, of the whole country, and besides the stunning landscape it has got on a few square kilometers unique geological, botanical, zoological and historical records.
Dinner, free time
28 August 2023
Breakfast, departure of the participants

Further Information

Participants
Folklore groups, orchestras, majorettes, modern dance groups, choirs, music bands from all over the world
Choirs who are able to perform on open-air stages
The number of the participants are not limited
No age limits
Number of seats are limited!

Participation fee
From 135 euro per person
Additional days can be booked on demand (the price depends on the type of accommodation)

Accommodation:
“Aranypart” mobile homes and holiday houses

135 euro: Holiday house
The 8-person two-storey holiday houses have a semi-covered terrace (with garden furniture), 4 double bedrooms with built-in wardrobes, living room, SAT-TV, equipped kitchenette, gas stove, 170l refrigerator and 2 shower / WC.

149 euro: Holiday house plus
One-storey holiday homes have a semi-covered terrace (with garden furniture), 2 double bedrooms with built-in wardrobes, living room with extra bed, SAT-TV, kitchenette (coffee maker, gas stove, fridge) and shower / WC.
Number of beds, types: Bedroom: pull-out sofa set (max. 1 of people). Bedroom number of 2: 2×2 single bed (telescopic).

179 euro: Holiday house extra
This fully furnished and well-equipped mobile house has two sleeping chambers, a living room with a dining corner set (that can be turned into a bed for two), a kitchen, a bathroom with shower and a toilet. There is a roofed terrace with outdoor furniture in front of the house. The mobile house has an air conditioner.

179 euro: Mobile house
This mobile house is ideal if you are on holiday with family or friends. Due to the extensive equipment of the mobile houses, visitors will have everything available for a pleasant vacation. The big terrace with a direct panorama view onto Lake Balaton is suitable for families and circles of friends.
This fully furnished and well-equipped mobile house has two sleeping chambers, a living room with a corner set (that can be turned into a bed for two), a dinette, a kitchen, a bathroom with shower and a toilet. There is a roofed terrace with outdoor furniture in front of the house.

169 euro: 3* Hotel Hotel Family (2-3 bedded rooms)

Participation fee includes
Meals: half board for the whole festival (2 meals per day)
Diplomas and gifts from the city
Official invitation

Participation fee does not include:
Transport
Optional programs
Insurance
Tourist tax: 2 euro per person per day, payment on the spot

Application deadline: 31 January 2023


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