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Aquaticum Beach opens this season on 20th May

Good news for water lovers: the country’s most modern open-air aqua park, Aquaticum Strand Water Park, will open this season on 20th May.

The good weather has already arrived and summer is coming, so the good news for water lovers is that the country’s most modern outdoor water park, Aquaticum Strand, will open its season this Friday, the 20th of May.

The rippling water surfaces, waterfalls, vegetation walls, and water veils connect the water park together and make it an ever-changing, shimmering centre of fun reflecting the forest trees, with 5,700 square metres of water, 15 pools, and almost 1 km of slides.

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The Downtown Wine Festival

Catchy swing and jazz melodies, friendly cheers to starting the summer, and an idyllic atmosphere await you again in the heart of Debrecen this year at the Downtown Wine Festival. 3 days, 30+ cellar, 150+ varieties of wine. Will you be there?

Catchy swing and jazz melodies, friendly cheers to the start of summer, and an idyllic atmosphere await you again in the heart of Debrecen this year at the Downtown Wine Festival. 3 days, 30+ cellar, 150+ varieties of wine. Will you be there?

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Sziget-kek Theme Park Opens in Early Summer

The new Sziget Blue theme park will open at the beginning of summer, offering a wide range of experiences for young and old!

The heart-warming fairy tale entitled “Sziget-kék” by Hungarian writer Magda Szabó still transports children and adults into a beautiful dream world.

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International Nordic Walking Festival + Race

This year, on the 21st and 22nd of May in Debrecen, as part of the international Nordic Walking Festival, races will be held in the fantastic setting of Debrecen’s forests and prime sites.

Nordic walking combines the benefits of walking or running with cross-country skiing and differs from regular walking with the use of sticks, which allow us to walk longer, so that the natural opposite movement of the hands and feet, which is essential for walking, is maintained.

This year, on the 21st and 22nd of May in Debrecen, as part of the international Nordic Walking Festival, races will be held in the fantastic setting of Debrecen’s forests and prime sites.

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A Retrospective Exhibition by László Lakner Opens at Modem

The Centre for Modern and Contemporary Art (MODEM) in Debrecen invites you to an exhibition of extraordinary importance. On 28 May 2022, a retrospective exhibition of László Lakner, one of the most important representatives of the Hungarian neo-avant-garde, will open.

The MODEM Centre for Modern and Contemporary Art in Debrecen invites you to an exhibition of extraordinary importance. On 28th May 2022, a retrospective exhibition of László Lakner, one of the most important representatives of the Hungarian neo-avant-garde, will open. The exhibition, which will be open until 11th September and curated by art historian Dávid Fehér, will present the artist’s oeuvre spanning more than 40 years.

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Season Closing Concert

In May, the Kodály Philharmonic Orchestra will delight classical music lovers with four great concerts, again featuring works by popular composers.

In the second half of May, the Kodály Philharmonic Orchestra will treat classical music lovers to three great concerts, featuring works by popular composers including Schubert, Brahms and Kodály. The final two concerts will feature works by Miklós Rózsa, one of the greatest Hungarian composers of the 20th century, as recognised by both music history and film history.

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Krones Run

In 2022, the Marathon man Series will be held in Debrecen, in the Déli Industrial Park.

In 2022, the Marathonman Race Series will be held in Debrecen. Participants can choose from a total of five distances and the 10 km distance can also be selected in the relay. In addition to promoting sport and physical activity, the May race aims to showcase the Southern Industrial Park, where Krones Hungary was the first to move in a few years ago.

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Debrecen Drive is Back

After a two-year hiatus, Debrecen Drive, the biggest car jamboree of the past, will return between 27th and 29th May with a larger area and a more colourful programme.

The Debrecen Drive was not held in 2020 or 2021 due to the coronavirus epidemic but there will definitely be a Drive this year. According to the organisers, the car jamboree will be held between 27th and 29th May. The event will feature new cars, sports cars from the biggest manufacturers, stunt shows, oldtimers, sports and touring bikes, trucks, a Leopard tank, concerts, and, last but not least, public meetings.

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Day Trip to Hortobágy & or Lake Tisza on May 21st

Saturday 21st of May provides an opportunity to visit either Hortobágy or/and Sarud with managed programs in the morning at Hortobágy and then later at Sarud. The programme details are here.

The village of Sarud is a favourite spot for lovers of water sports, exercise, and nature, located on the shores of Lake Tisza, just an hour’s drive from Debrecen. The waterfront provides lots of activities, experiences, and the silence of nature (on quiet days). It is also a stone’s throw from Hortobágy National Park. The village positions itself as the Active and Ecotourism Centre of Lake Tisza.

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Exhibition Guide

From contemporary works of art to archival documentary photographs, from cookbooks to children’s book illustrations, the current exhibitions of Debrecen’s museums, galleries and cultural institutions explore a range of interesting themes.

From contemporary artworks to archival documentary photographs, from cookbooks to children’s book illustrations – the current exhibitions of Debrecen’s museums, galleries, and cultural institutions cover a wide range of interesting topics, so it’s worth browsing the offerings to make sure you don’t miss any of them!

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DiVino Debrecen – Birthday Opening Weekend

On 13th May DiVino will be nine years old. After a two-year hiatus, the event will be celebrated on this special occasion once again from 5 p.m. on Friday the 13th until 14th of May, closing at 11:59 p.m. It will be celebrated, with the best wines, international and local DJs, bands, delicious snacks, and a real festival atmosphere on Piac Street!

On 13th May DiVino will be nine years old. After a two-year hiatus, the event will be celebrated on this special occasion once again from 5 p.m. on Friday the 13th until the 14th of May, closing at 11:59 p.m. It will be celebrated, with the best wines, international and local DJs, bands, delicious snacks, and a real festival atmosphere on Piac Street!

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