One of the most popular Hungarian summer events, the renowned Flower Parade has been a Debrecen icon for over 40 years.
This week-long extravaganza displays the amazing talents of domestic artistic troupes as well as performers from all corners of the world. The revelries reach their climax on August 20. This is the actual parade day when the self-propelled floats carrying gigantic flower arrangements depicting fairy tales, legends and other stories roll along the city’s avenues accompanied by Hungarian and overseas troupes of dancers and musicians. The multi-stage show which involves hundreds of performers clad in traditional garb culminates in a boisterous street party complete with fireworks.
Over the past 45 years, the festival has featured over 500 flower floats, more than 1,000 Hungarian and foreign troupes, several million flowers, tens of thousands of staff and volunteers as well as hundreds of “flowery” programs.
You need to book in advance to get seats on the grandstands erected along the parade route and/or watch selected programs.