Danube Day 2017 in Hungary

Come along to Danube Day on Budapest's Children's Island (Hajógyári Sziget) for a fun-filled family day of games, hands-on experiments, crafts, quizzes, water tasting and great music. Children can take part in the Danube passport game, collecting stamps to win a prize; join in the national drawing competition; learn about Danube wildlife; and find out what we can all do to reduce water pollution. Find out more on the Children's Island website.
Date: Saturday 24th June 2017.

Join us on June 29th for our headline event: a joint Hungary-Croatia Danube Day on the banks of the Drava near Barcs. Located in the beautiful surroundings of the Danube-Drava National Park, the event brings together communities and state, regional and local officials from both sides of the border. Come along for tasty fish soup in the Danube Cook-off; live music on the main stage; or river cruises and a children's paper boat launch on the Drava. Organised by the South Transdanubian Water Management Directorate for Hungary's General Directorate of Water Management, high-level government, institute, civil society and ICPDR representatives will attend. The event builds on the close relationship between the two countries, raising awareness of the importance of clean rivers and emphasizing the value of working together to ensure a sustainable future.
Date: Thursday 29th June 2017; 10.00-19.00

You can also celebrate Danube Day at the 2-day Győr Festival offering arts and craft, eco competitions, games and water fun for all Danubites! The programme of events aims to inspire everyone to get active for cleaner rivers.
Date: Weekend of 1-2 July 2017.

A 'One Day of the Danube' international photography competition has also been announced for Danube Day. The 14-country contest welcomes photographs that emphasize the Danube's importance in the life of the region; its historical, natural and cultural character and uniqueness. The competition is open to both amateur and professional photographers from any of the 14 Danube countries. It is being organised by the Hungarian Presidency of the EU Danube Regional Strategy (DRS); the Secretariat for the Ministry of Water Science, Water Export and the DRS; the Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Centre and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Find out more on the Capa Contemporary Photography Centre website.
Dates: 27th June - 1st July 2017.

Further information

More details will be added as they become available so check back soon! For the latest news, please contact:

Ida Nagyne Sos of the Ministry of Rural Development on +36 1 795 3662;  ida.sos.nagyne@bm.gov.hu.

To see how all the countries celebrated last year, go to Review 2016. You can also revisit 13 years of Hungarian Danube Day celebrations via the general Review page.