The Budapest Fish Festival promises to be a fun event. For a country known for its hot and spicy Fisherman's soup prepared exclusively from freshwater fish, this four-day gastronomic event will offer plenty of fish dishes. Cooking contests, wine and pálinkatastings, live music, folklore shows and kids' programs are all part of the festival. In 2018, the event will take place next to Heroes' Square (in the open air parking lot of Kunsthalle). Keep warm and be sure to try a bowl of halászlé (Fisherman's soup). Insider Tip: For delicious fish dishes year-round visit Halkakas, a fish bistro that's a local favorite.