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Will there be a carnival parade this year?

Yes, there will be a flower carnival this year! This is the first question that comes to the minds of visitors to the Flower Carnival. In fact, the Debrecen Flower Carnival this year promises to be even greener and more flowery than ever before.

Today, the Debrecen Flower Carnival is much more than just a parade of spectacular floral compositions and international artistic ensembles – it is a week-long cavalcade of colourful events where visitors can find the entertainment that appeals to them most. This year it will take place from 15th to 21st August.

“The carnival parade on 20th August will start at 9:00 a.m. this year when the breathtaking flower floats will be accompanied by dancers in lavish costumes from all over the world and Hungarian majorettes on their way to the Nagyerdei boulevard. It’s a magical feeling to share a tradition that is more than 50 years old and to be part of the carnival week festival. This year, we expect even greater national interest, as the exciting, spectacular, and entertaining attractions and concerts of the festival’s week-long programmes will contribute to the already vibrant summer atmosphere of Debrecen and the region”, said Réka Mészáros, Managing Director of Főnix Rendezvező Közhasznú Nonprofit Kft.

Part of the week-long cavalcade of the Debrecen Flower Carnival is free to visit, but there are also ticketed programme elements. You can book comfortable seating in the grandstands and bleachers along the parade route, with uninterrupted views of the dance and majorette groups, art performances, and flower floats – tickets are on sale now for the Schaeffler and Kölcsey Centre bleachers on Rózsa Street, so it’s worth grabbing yours as soon as possible.

An essential part of the festival is the display of plants and flowers. As for what’s new, Réka Mészáros said that the “Flower City” project will be launched to make Debrecen bloom – public squares, trams, and tram stops will be brightened up, public sculptures will be decorated, and lush flower sculptures will debut all over the city and attractive refreshment points will be placed in busy areas. The aim of the project is to create a greener, plant-filled, vibrant urban oasis, with cafés, restaurants, and shops in the city centre invited to join in, to create a full floral experience and an awe-inspiring, inviting atmosphere for visitors.

Information about the Debrecen Flower Carnival and tickets for the stands are available on the website, which is constantly updated.