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Flower Festival – A Detailed Guide

Debrecen is preparing for the Flower Carnival with colorful programs this year. 

From 15th to 23rd August, colorful carnival programs await those interested throughout the city with flowers, dancing and music. There will be a flower cart exhibition, dancing flash mobs, music, light painting, a flower and craft exhibition, arts promenade, sightseeing walks, and much more. 

Browse the programs below not to miss a thing. 

Kölcsey Center, corridor area

Memorial exhibition organized on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the birth of the painter Sándor Makoldi 

Open now until 30th August, from  9:30 am. to 6 pm every day

Details: https://visitdebrecen.com/hot-now/sandor-makoldi-memorial-exhibition-opens-at-the-kolcsey-center/ or http://fonixinfo.hu/program/egmertek-makoldi-sandor-emlekkiallitasa/

Kölcsey Center, Árpád Bényi Hall

My Eden – An artist exhibition of the works of Viola Boros

Open until 9 September,  from 9 am. to 6 pm every day

Kölcsey Center, ballroom

Playmobil playhouse

Open until 20 August, from 10 am. to 7 pm every day

Details: http://fonixinfo.hu/program/legy-te-is-a-playmobil-kaland-resze/ 

Aquaticum Debrecen Strand is open from 10 am to 3 pm between 15th – 23rd August. You can see there the “Dancing on the beach!”, and the programs of carnival dance groups.

“The Dancing on the Beach!” – programs can be visited with valid spa tickets. 


15 August, 12 o’clock, Great Forest Park

Community decoration of the Flower Carnival sign 

15th-23rd August, Kossuth Square

Handicraft fair

Open: daily from 12 noon to 8 pm

15th August, Courtyard of the Youth House

Flower Yard

Open: from 4 pm to 10 pm

15th-19th August, Kossuth Square

Dancing flash mobs

starting at 6 pm

15th-20th August, Dósa Nádor square

Wind instrument music

starting at 7 pm

15th August, University Square

II. Night Ride – cycling parade

starting at 7 pm

15th-22nd August

Fairy Garden – Town hall music evenings

starting at 8 pm

15th August, Kossuth Square

Little night music

starting at 10.30 pm

16th-20th August, Amusement Park

Galiba Children’s Festival

Open: 10 am – 7 pm every day 

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1231891457165843/ and on VisitDebrecen


16th August, Bem Square (Simonyi Gate)

Sightseeing walk in the Great Forest

starting at 4 pm, participation requires the payment of a small fee.

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/726141038163982 

Great Forest

16th August,  Nagyerdei park, on the shore of Lake Békás

Arts Promenade – Opening Ceremony

Opening 7.30 on 16th August. It is open daily during the park’s opening hours until 23rd August.

16th-22nd August, Great Forest Outdoor Stage

Theater and dance performances 

16th August, 8 pm – 10.30 pm | Liliomfi

19th August 7 pm – 11 pm | 30 years in the spell of the orbiter

20th August, 6 pm – 7.30 pm | TOGETHER 100

Details: http://www.debreceniszabadteri.hu/ 

18th August, Székelyek Park on the Medgyessy Promenade

Planting roses in a spirit of cooperation

starting at 7 pm

19th-22nd August, Kölcsey Center, corridor

Thirsty Artists – Exhibition of Cacti and Succulents

Open: daily 9.30 am – 8 pm 

Details: http://fonixinfo.hu/program/szomjazomuveszek-kaktuszok-es-pozsgasok-kiallitasa-es-vasara/

Cactus and Succulent Exhibition

19th August,

Sightseeing walk downtown

starting at 4 pm – Meeting point: front of Old Town Hall

Participation requires the payment of the participation fee

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/438842337071638 

19th August, Great Forest Outdoor Stage

Valcer Dance Studio is 30 years old

Starting at 7 pm

Details: http://fonixinfo.hu/program/30-eve-a-keringo-buvoleteben/ 

20 August, Kossuth Square

Exhibition of flower carts

Open from 8 am to midnight

Flower floats / cars

20-22 August, Rózsa Street

Folk art fair

Open: daily 8 am to midnight

20 August, Kossuth Square

Holy Crown – hot air balloon takeoff

Starting at 8 am 

20 August, Kossuth Square

Raising a national flag, consecrating bread

Starting at 9 am 

20 August, Medgyessy Promenade

Flowering – studio in outdoor

Starting at 10 am 

20 August, Great Forest

Dancing flash mobs

from 10 am to 6 pm, in front of the Great Forest Outdoor Stage

August 20-23, Dósa Nádor Square

Light Painting

21 August, II. Pope John Paul Square

Exhibition of flower carts

Starting from 8 am on 21 August until midnight of 23 August 

21 August, Great Forest

Dancing flash mobs

from 5 pm, in front of the Great Forest Outdoor Stage

22 August, II. Pope John Paul Square

Richter Health City

Starting from 8 am

Details: http://fonixinfo.hu/program/richter-egeszsegvaros-egeszseg-ezrenek-milliok-a-korhaznak/ 

22 August, Great Forest Outdoor Stage

Gala concert of the Debrecen Local Guard Orchestra

Starting 8 pm

23 August, Kossuth Square

Passion of Csíksomlyó – performance by the National Theater and the Hungarian National Dance Ensemble

Starting 8 pm


Current news and programs of the Debrecen Flower Carnival can be browsed here: https://debreceniviragkarneval.hu/ and https://www.facebook.com/DebreceniViragkarneval 

The Dancing on the Beach! programs can be visited with a spa pass, organized sightseeing tours have participation fees. All other flower carnival programs are free of charge. 

Some events are subject to pre-registration.

The main organizer of the Debrecen Flower Carnival, Főnix Rendezvényszervező Közhasznú Nonprofit Kft., is constantly following the epidemiological recommendations of the Hungarian Operational Group and reserves the right to change the program anytime.