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Sziget Party Events: Sziget Boat Party, After Party & More

March 26th, 2024

Sziget Party Events: Sziget Boat Party, After Party & More

Sziget Festival is just around the corner and the whole city of Budapest is turning into a giant, lively party with Szitizens from all corners of the globe coming to experience the ultimate summer bash. While the festival grounds offer heaps of events to keep you busy for the whole week, don’t forget that Sziget is located in the middle of an amazing city that is definitely worth seeing! Now if you really can’t bring yourself away from the party, you can simply join one of the Sziget party events taking place around the city, and continue your booze game while admiring the mind-blowing sights of Budapest. A beach party, a castle party, a Sziget boat party down the Danube river and many more - the choice is yours.

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Sziget Boat Party: Sunset Drift Cruise - Sziget Throwback Edition

9 August @ the River Danube

Get into the festival mood with an extra-special afternoon boat party, ending with a breathtaking sunset on the Danube riverfront. Beat the heat with ice-cold cocktail buckets and water guns on this breezy open-air sunset cruise with bevvies, live DJ and good vibes. The bar will be fully stocked with plenty of ice, so you can enjoy your favourite refreshing beers and cocktails to your heart’s content! Dance and groove to the biggest throwback Sziget beats through the years and get your festival face on courtesy of the party staff who will be providing free face paint and glitter all afternoon.

Sziget Party: Daytime Warm-up Beach Party

9 August @ Lupa Beach

Get those party legs ready just before the Sziget Festival kicks off! A stone’s throw from the city and the festival grounds you'll find a lake with crystal clear waters, white sand, bars, restaurants and all the cosy comforts you'd want in a beach spot. From 10 in the morning till 10 at night, it's a full-on party mode. Top Hungarian DJs will be spinning the best tracks, with live musicians adding some saxophone magic to the mix. Plus, there will be a floating stage and comfy VIP lounges just waiting to treat you like the party royalty you are.

Sziget Party: Sziget Warm-Up Party

9 August @ A38 Boat

If you're one of the lucky folks who'll be in Budapest a day early for the festival, you'll want to make sure you don't miss out on this pre-fest bash! The A38 Boat is one of Budapest’s top venues, with a rooftop terrace, a cocktail bar and a huge concert hall. You'll be able to dance to all the music that's going to be playing at the festival, plus there’ll be a full-on electronic music section in the other part of the boat.

Bird's eye view of a Sziget boat party in the Danube river, opposite the Parliament of BudapestBird's eye view of a Sziget boat party in the Danube river, opposite the Parliament of Budapest

Sziget Cruisin’ Daytime Boat Party with Bart Skils

11 August @ the River Danube

Soak up the Island of Freedom's electrifying vibes on the Europa pleasure-boat, while explosive DJ Bart Skils spins some of the purest techno tracks that are sure to pump your veins like no other. Admire the world-famous panorama of Budapest on this 6-hour party cruise with Skils’ deep hypnotic grooves and powerful peak techno makes.

Always on top of his game, Skils has established himself as one of Holland’s most popular and sought-after techno DJs. His DJ sets are celebrated by techno lovers as extremely forward thinking and musically well constructed, while his massive hit “Your Mind” with Adam Beyer has been the best selling techno track of two decades.

**By booking your Sziget Cruisin' Daytime Boat Party tickets through Ultimate Budapest, you get a 50% discount compared to the regular ticket price.**

Sziget Cruisin’ Daytime Boat Party with James Zabiela

12 August @ the River Danube

Level up the Sziget action on a 6-hour daytime party cruise down the Danube river while grooving to live DJ James Zabiela’s house, techno and electronic beats.

Pushing the boundaries of DJing to its absolute limit, James Zabiela pumps the best in Progressive House, Techno and Acid House, with breakbeat music firing up parts of his booming sets. The British DJ and producer is making a stop at Sziget Cruisin' Daytime Boat Party during his summer world tour with beats that are sure to get you partying like there’s no tomorrow.

**By booking your Sziget Cruisin' Daytime Boat Party tickets through Ultimate Budapest, you get a 50% discount compared to the regular ticket price.**

Sziget Cruisin’ Daytime Boat Party with Vunzige Deuntjes Soundsystem Live

13 August @ the River Danube

Hop on this 6-hour Sziget boat party and get a panoramic booze cruise down the Danube and into the city. Dance to heated hip-hop, R&B and dancehall tunes brought to you by Dutch live act Vunzige Deuntjes Soundsystem, who knows better than anyone what it takes to turn any dance floor into a dirty Valhalla.

VD Soundsystem has performed at major events such as Tomorrowland, Mysteryland, Amsterdam Open Air and By The Creek, and has collaborated with artists such as F1rstman, ChildsPlay, DJ WEF, Devarsity, Luca Gilliot, Bokoesam, Architrackz and Jasha Rudge, among others. Guilty pleasures, hot hits and everything in between: things are going DOWN!

**By booking your Sziget Cruisin' Daytime Boat Party tickets through Ultimate Budapest, you get a 50% discount compared to the regular ticket price.**

Two DJs on the decks at a nighttime partyTwo DJs on the decks at a nighttime party

Sziget Party: Castle Party

10-11 August @ Fisherman's Bastion

Get ready to groove to the rhythm of the city at one of Budapest’s most Instagrammable locations: the breathtaking Buda Castle and fairytale Fisherman's Bastion. Alongside the hottest beats brought to you by live DJs, you’ll get to see the city from above, take in the stunning views of the Danube river and capture shots that will set your socials on fire.


• 15:30-17:00 Peter Makto

• 17:00-19:00 MATADOR (IE)

• 19:00-22:00 Chriss Ronson

Sziget Party: City Piknik

12 August @ City Park

Just like every year, this year’s festival season won’t be without another all-day outdoor picnic. Head to the biggest green oasis in Budapest, the City Park (Varosliget) and dance to tech-house music on a picnic accompanied by ice-cold cocktails and delicious street food. 

Lineup: International Surprise Guest • Antique • Ben-c • B&E • Budai House Clique • Cordeiro • Feeder • Friday Syndrome • Nova • Spanti • T:Maniak • Xandra 

Sziget Party: CityMatiné

13 August @ Eiffel Square

Sziget, CityMatiné and Festival Travel are teaming up to bring you a party you won’t want to miss on the Eiffel Square, next to the iconic Nyugati railway. Kraak & Smaak will bring the first big smiles to your face with their elixir of bouncy beats, while DJ Tennis, known all over the world, will keep the party going with his bubbly backbeats. CityMatiné’s resident DJs will spice up the vibes, and Sobek, Sabani, Captain Knuckles and Raasa will be spinning the best tracks throughout the day.


• 15:00-17:30 Captain Knuckles b2b Sabani

• 17:30-18:30 Raasa

• 18:30-20:30 DJ Tennis

• 20:30-22:00 Sobek

• 22:00-00:00 Kraak & Smaak

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Sziget Party: Daytime Beach After Party

16 August @ Lupa Beach

If you’ve been partying like crazy all week but don’t want the action to stop, Lupa Beach is the spot to cure those "post-festival blues". An all-day afterparty is waiting for you on the beach of Budapest, featuring top Hungarian DJs, a stage that's floating on water (yep, you read that right), VIP lounges that are basically cosy havens and a food lineup that'll make your taste buds sing. And when you've danced like there's no tomorrow and got your buzz on, you can jump into the crystal clear lake waters for a refreshing splash or lounge on the soft, white sand.

With plenty of Sziget party events, a Sziget boat party or two, an official Sziget after party and everything in between, you can get in the spirit of the Island of Freedom pretty much anywhere in the buzzing city of Budapest. And no matter whether you choose to stay in the festival grounds or party while seeing the city, one thing’s for sure: you’ll dive into an enchanting whirlwind that'll stay with you long after the lights dim, forever casting on you the magic spell of Sziget.