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Debrecen Flower Parade

Debrecen Flower Parade

Date: 2017. August 12-21. One of the most popular Hungarian summer events, the renowned Flower Parade has been a Debrecen icon for over 40 years. This week-long extravaganza displays the amazing talents of domestic artistic troupes as well as performers from all corners of the world. The revelries reach their climax on August 20. This is the actual parade day when the self-propelled floats carrying gigantic flower arrangements depicting fairy tales, legends and other stories roll along the city’s avenues accompanied by Hungarian and overseas troupes of dancers and musicians. The multi-stage show which involves hundreds of performers clad in traditional garb culminates in a boisterous street party complete with fireworks. Over the past 45 years, the festival has featured over 500 flower floats, more than 1,000 Hungarian and foreign troupes, several million flowers, tens of thousands of staff and volunteers as well as hundreds of “flowery” programs. You need to book in advance to get seats on the grandstands erected along the parade route and/or watch selected programs.
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Campus Festival

Campus Festival

Date: 2017. July 19-23. The biggest bash in Eastern Hungary’s pop-music calendar, Campus features over 200 shows at up to 40 venues in the leafy surroundings of Big Forest. Organized on an area of over twenty hectares in the vicinity of the Nagyerdei (Great Forest) Stadium, it is not by accident that Campus has been called “one of Hungary’s most comfortable festivals”. The summer heat is quite bearable under the shade of the forest trees, but it is also alleviated by the drinking fountains and “mist gates”. In addition, the 1000-square-metre air-conditioned party arena and the center of cultural events, the newly renovated, 101-year-old Water Tower, are also great places to escape the heat. In addition to well-known Hungarian and international singers and bands, there are literary and theatrical programmes, meetings and talks with artists, film screenings and stand-up shows by popular Hungarian comedians.
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Debrecen Advent

Debrecen Advent

Date: 2017. November 26. – December 24. The action-packed four Sundays before Christmas will help visitors feel the community spirit of this period of excited anticipation. Main Square will welcome religious congregations and traditional as well as more contemporary artists on the stage who will share the intimate moments of lighting the four Advent candles with their audience. Kölcsey Center’s Yuletide concerts, the downtown handicraft fair and the “Open Town Hall” programs will all contribute to a truly memorable festive season.
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Debrecen Turkey Days

Debrecen Turkey Days

Date: 2017. May 27 - 28. Craving a bite of turkey? To quote the popular folk song, “You should go to Debrecen.” Is it summer? Debrecen Turkey Days won’t disappoint. This cheerful festival pits teams of pro and amateur chefs (competing in separate divisions) against one another for the prize awarded to the most ingenious and delicious turkey dish. The comfort level of your taste buds will be elevated by great wines, your mood by concerts, kid programs and bargains at the artisans’ market.
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FIBA 3x3 World Tour

FIBA 3x3 World Tour

Date: 2017. August 31. - September 1. The FIBA 3x3 World Tour is the pinnacle event of an 'open' network of FIBA-endorsed 3x3 tournaments. Any group of four players - regardless of their nationality and representing a city - can qualify for the FIBA 3x3 World Tour by taking part in a lower level/regional tournament, eventually making their way to the world stage. The FIBA 3x3 World Tour events are true urban culture festivals, organised in the heart of the cities against the most iconic landmarks and feature non-stop music and MCs calling the games, professional dunkers, breakdancers and other street artists. They are in line with FIBA's "3x3 for everyone philosophy" as spectators and passers-by are invited to participate in 3x3 games and activities.
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8th National Water-Chute Championship & Time Trials

8th National Water-Chute Championship & Time Trials

2017. August 11. It is summer all year round in the fantastic spa complex of Aquaticum Mediterranean Aqua Park thanks to the lush tropical vegetation and the special features that include artificial waves, pools for kids, 12 water chutes, climbing wall, whirlpools, underwater jets, massage showers, grottos, and a “water chopper.” The aqua park gives home to various watery adventures all year round, the most popular of which is definitely the annual National Water Chute Time Trials when everyone can compete for the title of the fastest water-chute champion.
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