Valley of Arts Festival – Programmes of the 20-year-old Balaton-felvidéki National Park and the Bakony–Balaton UNESCO Global Geopark

Date: 22. July 2017 - 30. July 2017

Location: Kapolcs and its surroundings

Time of the meeting: From Saturday until Sunday, between 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., except the outdoor bat programme

Programmes of the 20-year-old Balaton-felvidéki National Park and the Bakony–Balaton UNESCO Global Geopark at the Valley of Arts Festival

Several programmes within the Valley of Arts Festival help visitors to discover the exceptional natural heritage of the Balaton-felvidéki National Park and the unique geological heritage of the Bakony–Balaton UNESCO Global Geopark. Guided nature hikes, bird ringing, handcrafts workshops, guided geohikes, a geowalk in Kapolcs, rocks, fossils, geotales, geoworkshops await you. Participants will learn about the nature conservation work of the national park staff, the goals of the more than 100 UNESCO Global Geoparks around the world. We will tell you about the 'Geosite of the Geopark' and about other unique and beautiful geosites to visit in the area.

Planned programmes:
Hunters of the Night – Bats close to you – with the cooperation of Fehér Holló Nature Conservation Association
3 dimensional photos of caves in the world – with the cooperation of Caverna Bt.  Observing the sun with a helioscope of the Pannon Observatory Visitor Centre – if the weather allows.
Guided nature tours geotours in the neighbouring national park and the surrounding geopark (in Hungarian).

The website of the Valley of Arts Festival is available in English here.

Further information:
Anna Knauer
+36 30 491 0087

The Valley of Arts Festival

The secret of Hungary's largest multi-art festival, the Valley of Arts, is in its liberated atmosphere and the series of cultural, musical, theatrical, literary programs.
The Valley of Arts Festival is a special program series between July 21 and 30 July in Kapolcs and its surroundings. Kapolcs is the place where you don't know what you will find in the next street, house or yard. It could be an artisan market, a spontaneous theatre performance, a folk dance group, some kind of world music concert, or just an old blacksmith sharing his awesome stories about the 60's with youngsters. The mood is relaxed and friendly, while these small villages are always full of bursting energy. These days will make it crystal clear: Hungarian culture is incredibly diverse. This huge festival hosts more than 500 programs on different locations for 10 days.

During the 10 days of festival, Csigabusz Bus, going in the direction of Vigántpetend, Kapolcs, Monostorapáti and Taliándörögd is free for those having a Valley armband.


We keep the right of changing the programme.
We recommend you to look for information on our website and via the above contacts.
Everyone participates in the programme on their own responsibility.
Please arrive to the location 10 minutes before the starting time.

Photos taken at the programme may be used in printed and online communication by the Balaton-felvidéki National Park Directorate. In case you do now wish to be on the photos, please let our colleague or guide know! Thank you!