Since 2007 our annual Hungarian Festival in Sarasota helps us bring the amazing Hungarian culture close to many people over a weekend.
The Global Friendship Foundation is the founder of the Hungarian Festival in Sarasota.
The Hungarian Festival connects the Hungarian diaspora and people of Hungarian descent living in Florida and in other US states with the local community and Hungary.
We started in 2007 in the back of a local clubhouse with one musician, 5 vendors and about 300 attendees.
As we grow year to year we needed to move to a bigger venue in 2010. Now we are at the Sarasota County Fairgrounds where we can host our event on 20 acres and over 1,000 parking spots.
We invite 5-7 musicians or groups, have more than 20 vendors and our attendance is close to 4,000.