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

  Destination:

Hungary – Siófok

  Date:

29 August – 1 September 2024

  Price:

from 145 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



29 August 2024
Afternoon arrival at the Hotel, meeting with group leaders and festival organizers, discussing the programs of the next days.
Dinner in the Hotel.
30 August 2024
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
31 August 2024
After breakfast optional program, sightseeing in Siófok, Water Tower, Rose Garden, Millennium Park, Jókai Park, SiófokHarbour, Weather Observatory, Canal Locks, ImreKálmán Museum, Mineral Museum, Egg Museum.
Sightseeing in Zamárdi: Donkey Stone, Kőhegyilookout 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
1 September 2024
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 145 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

Rosa Holiday House
• 145 euro per person
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.
In the kitchen there is a gas cooker, 170 liters refrigerator with freezer, filter coffee maker, dishes and cooking pots.
Based areas: Max. number of people: 8, Max. number of vehicles: 2, Free parking place: 2. Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed (on the floor,). Bedroom 2, 3, 4: 3×2 db single bed.

Carmen Holiday House
• 169 euro per person
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.
The holiday home has a kitchen with a gas hob, a 120 l refrigerator with freezer, a filter kettle, dishes and cooking pots.
Number of beds, types: Bedroom: pull-out sofa set (max. 1 of people). Bedroom number of 2: 2×2 single bed (telescopic).
Based areas: Max. number of people: 5, Max. number of vehicles: 2, Free parking places: 1

Sun Cool mobile house
• 185 euro per person
The fully furnished and equipped mobile home has two bunks, a living room with dining area which can be converted into a bed, a kitchen, a shower, a toilet and a terrace with garden furniture. The mobile home is equipped with air conditioning.
Well-equipped kitchen: In the kitchen part of the mobile house, our camping guests will find everything needed during their stay: hotplates, a microwave, a fridge with a freezer compartment, dishes and cooking pots.
Parking possibility: directly at the mobile houses and in the designated parking area nearby.
Place available: Rooms (living room + 2 bedroom): 3 • Maximum number of people: 6 (4 adults + 2 kids; or 5 adults) • Living room: fold-out sofa suite, Bedroom: 1 double bed, 2 single bed • 1 Free parking place

Carmen Plus mobile house
• 197 euro per person
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.
In the kitchen: part of the mobile house, our camping guests will find everything needed during their stay: hotplates, a microwave, a fridge with a freezer compartment, dishes and cooking pots.
Place available: Number of people: 5, Number of vehicles: 2,
Free parking place: 1

Eurocomfort mobile house
• 197 euro per person
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.
Place avaible: Rooms (living room+ 2 bedroom) of number: 3 • Number of people: 6 (4 adults + 2 kids or 5 adults) • Living room: pull-out sofa, bedroom: 1 double bed, 2 db single bed • 1 Free parking place

3* Hotel
Hotel Renegade
• 179 euro per person in triple,quadruple rooms, supplement for a double room is 10 euro per person per day, supplement for a single room is 20 euro per person per day

Hotel Lido
• 197euro per person in triple rooms, supplement for a double room is 10 euro per person per day, supplement for a single room is 20 euro per person per day

Hotel Carpe Diem
• 197 euro per person in triple,quadruple rooms, supplement for a double room is 10 euro per person per day, supplement for a single room is 20 euro per person per day

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: 25 April 2024


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