23 - 26 June 2023
 Keszthely     Hungary

Adults Childrens's Dances Choirs / Songs Orchestras Habits Authentic Processed Styled

Director:  Mr. Aron Kovats

Application Form

  until 17 February 2023


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.
The region lying west of Lake Balaton occupies a unique place on the map of Hungary. Being the part of an important region from the point of view of tourism, that of Balaton, it is a favourite destination for both Hungarian and foreign tourists. As for its climate, it is a pleasant place, it may have the most predictable climatic character, and rarely do we have unsettled weather. As for the features of the terrain – it is Hungary on a small scale as tourists can find here gentle hills, extended flat plains, rivers, lakes.

Keszthely
Keszthely, a city of grand town houses perched at the very western end of Lake Balaton is hands-down one of the loveliest spots to stay, far removed from the tourist hot spots on the lake. You can dip in its small, shallow beaches by day, absorb its lively yet relaxed ambience by night and get a dose of culture by popping into its handful of museums and admiring its historical buildings. Whatever you do, don’t miss the Festetics Palace, a lavish baroque home fit for royalty.

Hévíz
More than twenty thousand years ago nature presented our settlement with a unique treasure. The green heart of Hévíz is the 4 hectare lake, which is the biggest thermal lake of the earth being suitable for bathing. We share this treasure and alongside with it the experience of health with all our visitors. Therapeutical activities are based on 200-year old experience and it is no wonder that the so- called medicinal weight bath was born in Hévíz, which is used all over the world nowadays.
Hévíz and its surroundings are unique in the sense of having specific atmosphere, intact natural resources, cultural values and the hospitality of people living here. The well-known healing effect and life-giving stroking of the lake, a romantic dinner in the line of the wine cellars, a walk under the alder trees in Egregy, the sight of the water-lilies and traditional hospitality mean all together the "Hévíz experience".

Participants:

  • Folklore groups, orchestras, majorettes, modern dance groups, music bands from all over the world 
  • The number of the participants is not limited
  • No age limits

Participation fee:

  • 149 euro per person - 3*** Hotels: Abbázia Club Hotel (https://abbazia-clubhotel.hu/en)
    • Apartment for 4 persons: apartments have a double living/sleeping area with a double sofa bed, a double bed
    • Supplement for a 2 bedded apartment is 4 euro per person per day, supplement for a single bedded apartment is 20 euro per person per day (All rooms have double beds)
  • 165 euro per person in double, triple rooms: Balaton Eldorado Camping Tulip House (20 km from Keszthely) (https://www.balatoneldoradocamping.hu/tulipan-haz/?lang=en)
    • Supplement for a single room is 20 euro per person per day
  • 169 euro per person in triple, quadruple room: Hotel Lido (http://www.hotellidobalaton.hu/)
    • Supplement for a double room is 4 euro per person per day, supplement for a single room is 20 euro per person per day
  • 179 euro per person in double room:  Hotel Bacchus (https://bacchushotel.hu/en/)
    • Supplement for a single room is 20 euro per person per day
  • 139 euro per person in double rooms (all rooms with bathroom): Youth Hostel Tapolca (28 km from Keszthely) (https://tapolcaszallo.hu/index.php/galeria)
    • Supplement for a single room is 15 euro per person per day
Additional days can be booked on demand (the price depends on the type of accommodation)

Participation fee includes:

  • Participation in the festival concert
  • Accommodation
  • Half-board
  • Diplomas, gifts
  • Organizational expenses
  • Free entry to the "St. Ivan’s night" programs
  • Free entry to the local beach

Participation fee does not include:

  • Transport
  • Optional programs
  • Insurance
  • Tourist tax: 2 Euro/ person/ day, payment on the spot at the accommodation

Program:

23 June
Afternoon arrival at the Hotel, meeting with group leaders and festival organizers, discussing the programs of the next days.
Dinner in the Hotel.
 
24 June
After breakfast optional program, boat trip on the Lake Balaton.
Afternoon pleasant time on the beach or visiting one of the main sight of Keszhely, like gorgeous Festetics Palace, the Pethő House, Synagogue, Gothic parish church, Georgikon Grange museum, Balatoni Museum, Helikon memorial or any other fascinating place in Keszthely. Climbing the Castle or Szigliget Catle.
Dinner.
Performance at the main square of Keszthely, receiving the diplomas and gifts
Free time, enjoying the night out at one of the open air bars of terraces of Keszthely.
 
25 June
After breakfast optional program: sunbathing and swimming in the Lake Balaton, wine-tasting, have a nice walk on the Pedestrian Street, or just enjoying the lake side area and the pier, visit the Doll Museum, Surber’s Museum of Automatic Musical Instruments and Phonographs, the Historical Panopticon, Georgikon Farm History Museum, or have a fun trip with the Sightseeing Nostalgia Train.
Dinner.
Free time, enjoying the night out at one of the open air bars of terraces of Keszthely.
 
26 June
Breakfast, departure of the participants.
 

Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form.
Approved groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

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News About the Festival


10 March 2020

Central Europe's largest lake to host the "St Ivan’s Days" Festival

The Balaton lake in Western Hungary will welcome the performing arts of folklore groups, orchestras, majorette groups, groups for modern dances and music performers from all over the world.  From…
3 July 2018

The festival "St Ivan’s Days" welcomed participants from 4 countries

From 22 to 25 June near the Balaton Lake in the Hungarian town of Keszthelywas held the second edition of the festival "St. Ivan's Day". Five folk dance, singing and music groups from Serbia,…
5 July 2017

10 groups from 8 countries participated at the "St Ivan’s Days" festival near the Balaton lake

From 23rd till 26th June nearly to the Balaton lake in the Hungarian town Keszthely was held the "St Ivan’s Days" festival. 10 groups participated at the festival from Latvia, Turkey, Cyprus,…
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