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About the program

There are many kinds of community, but they all have the family at their core. That has inspired the Budapest Festival Orchestra to turn the Millenáris Park into one big, shared living room and fill it with music on 7 June. We welcome young and old alike, from grandfathers to grandchildren, distant cousins and aunts you haven’t seen for ages. Visitors will find all kinds of free entertainment revolving around music at the Family Picnic featuring one of the world’s best orchestras.


10.00 am Opening of the event
10.00 am Rolling with BFO – Film workshop for high school students
10.30 am Choose Your Instruments
11.00 am Kurt Weill-Bertolt Brecht: Der jasager (He Said Yes) – school opera
11.00 am BFO Reaches Out – master classes
12.15 pm Castle Games – Meet the orchestra!
1.30 pm Choose Your Instruments!
2.30 pm Cocoa Concert (sponsored by Nők Lapja)
4.00 pm “Partner School of the Year” Awards ceremony
4.30 pm Cocoa Concert
6.00 pm Closing concert

You may only attend Cocoa Concerts or the school opera if you hold a valid ticket priced HUF 990. Other programmes may be attended for free, but you need to register for the film workshop and the Taste of Musical Instruments sessions. For registration please send an email to rendeles@bfz.hu or call +36 1 489 4330 or +36 1 489 4332 until the 1st of June.

Throughout the day:

  • Music Corner with beanbags
  • Film Corner
  • “SZÍNfónia Szálakkal” (“SymphoniCOLOUR Bands”) with textile artist Gabi Lőrincz V.
  • Handcrafts with teachers of the Lágymányosi Bárdos Lajos Bilingual Elementary School and High School
  • Rewards in the park
  • Exhibition of children’s drawings received during the year

Watch our video about the event here: https://youtu.be/f1DCbnob55w