We are thrilled to invite you and your talented group to participate in the V. St. Ivan’s Days Festival, set against the breathtaking backdrop of Lake Balaton in Keszthely, Hungary. This festival is a celebration of culture, music, dance, and community, and we want you to be a part of it!

Don't miss this unique opportunity to showcase your talent, immerse yourself in the beauty of Lake Balaton, and experience the warm hospitality of Hungary. We can't wait to welcome you and your group to the VI. St. Ivan’s Days Festival.

Lake Balaton

Known as the "Hungarian Sea," Lake Balaton is a jewel of Transdanubia, offering 50 miles of crystal-clear green-yellow water. It's Hungary's largest lake and a beloved destination for both locals and visitors. The region around Lake Balaton boasts diverse landscapes, gentle hills, flat plains, rivers, and lakes.

Keszthely
Keszthely, a charming city on the western edge of Lake Balaton, is the ideal location for our festival. It offers small, shallow beaches, a vibrant yet relaxed atmosphere, and numerous museums and historical buildings to explore. Don't miss the Festetics Palace, a lavish baroque residence fit for royalty.

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 - Youth Hostel
    • Quadruple rooms, shared bathroom
    • Supplement for a double room is 10 euro per person per day (maximum 2 double rooms per group)
  • FULL CAPACITY 175 euro per person - 4**** Hotel: Admirál Family Resort (https://admiralpanzio.hu/en)
    • Triple, quadruple rooms
    • Supplement for a double room is 15 euro per person per day
  • FULL CAPACITY 195 euro per person - 4**** Hotel: Kristály Hotel (https://kristalyhotel.hu/en)
    • Triple rooms
    • Supplement for a double room is 8 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 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:

21 June
Afternoon arrival at the Hotel, meeting with group leaders and festival organizers, discussing the programs of the next days.
Dinner in the Hotel.
 
22 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 Music Pavilion of Keszthely, receiving the diplomas and gifts
Free time, enjoying the night out at one of the open air bars of terraces of Keszthely.
 
23 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.
 
24 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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