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Budapest Weekend Guide 7-9 July

Shows, concerts and cultural attractions – Budapest is always buzzing. Each week, we gather all of the important happenings taking place in our favourite city so you can plan ahead.

Friday, 7 July

Champagne x Oyster at Ensō

Ensō is a funky restaurant in the edgier part of the 8th district, showcasing creative dishes and fusing Asian-Hungarian cuisines. In celebration of their new champagne offer, Legras&Haas Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru, the team is preparing a wide oyster selection with several toppings to match the signature bubbly.

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Kamay Ko Archive Sale

Kamay Ko is a hip and vibrant Budapest-based fashion label drawing inspiration from patterns and colours of the urban surroundings to create effortless aesthetics and a modern vision of feminity. They make handcrafted products with bold lines and delicate details, which you can try on and shop with huge discounts at their upcoming sale on 7-8 July.

Canada Day Tap Takeover

Canadian craft beer takes over the taps at craft beer bar Hopaholic until July 8th. You can sample different types and flavours from the breweries Flying Monkeys and LTM - Les Trois Mousquetaires. Flights are available, too, meaning you can taste 4 x 1 dl of the newbies. If you get hungry – or need something solid in your stomach – order a pizza or a burger.

Book a table here.

+1 Waldorfeszt Festival 2023

If you feel like checking out from city life for a day (or two) and into a musical and artsy world in the woods, read on. Waldorfeszt is an intimate festival with the incredibly vibey setting of the Danube Bend. It might come with a bit of a journey (you need to take a train, then festival buses are available from Kismaros), but once there, you will enter a space with music, theatre, culture, art, and dancing, and you won't want to leave. It is a great chance to get to know Hungarian bands (such as Analog Balaton, Parno Graszt, or Ivan and the Parazol) and have great conversations with locals.

More details and tickets here.

Saturday, 8 July

Go boating at the City Park's reopened lake

City Park has just become an even more tempting destination for family adventures and romantic rendezvous as its boating lake reopened. That means you can hop into a boat (or pedal boat) to set sail into the sunset or plunge into a more challenging task and paddle your way through on board a SUP

More details here

BeThrifty Kilo Sale

Europe's coolest vintage sales series BeThrifty is coming to Budapest. They offer the biggest and best selection of vintage and recycled clothes, which you can buy on a kilo-basis. So if you enjoy a good treasure hunt, make your way to Tesla Loft on Kazinczy utca at the weekend.

Snag a free ticket here (or get one for HUF 1,000 on the spot).

Mums' Day at KIOSK Budapest

Downtown restaurant and bar KIOSK (at the foot of Elizabeth Bridge) is hosting an event for all the mums out there. If you plan to go out with the kids this Saturday but also crave some alone time, KIOSK is a great place to start. On July 8th (between 10 am - 3 pm), the restaurant will turn into a massive playground where kids can play while parents chill. Visit the beauty corner and sip on spritzers while the little ones are busy with educational activities, puppet and magic shows, drawing, and chasing giant bubbles. Feel free to bring Dad too!

More details here

Historical Tales Party in the Buda Castle

On July 7th, join a party at a World Heritage site: the upcoming Historical Tale party will invade Buda Castle's Lion Courtyard. Techno tunes will be played by celebrity DJ Hernan Cattaneoalso known as El Maestro. He has become one of Argentina's most treasured musical exports, so we would snag a ticket now and see him if we were you.

Sunday, 9 July

Buddhist Brunch at Szimpla Kert

Szimpla Kert is the ultimate ruin pub on every Budapest travel list. And it should be: it is quirky, fun, and surprising. Take the upcoming Sunday as an example: the pub is not only hosting a farmers' market but a Buddhist brunch. Nourishing (and vegan) meals will be served, which will help bring you harmony. So if you are up for a calming, meditative morning after a late-night fiesta, join them on the first floor.

WAMP – The Hungarian Design Market

The Hungarian design fair WAMP pops up at Várkert Bazár this July. From 10 am to 6 pm, you can get your hands on custom-designed clothes, jewellery, and accessories by Hungarian designers. You can also try gastronomic treats and create something from scratch at one of the creative workshops. Feel free to bring your whole family (there is no entry fee), including your dog.
More details here

Sunday Session at the A38

Budapest's iconic concert venue and club A38 Ship turned 20 this year. But this is not the only reason to board the repurposed Ukrainian cargo ship. On Sunday, you can watch the sunset on its terrace with a cocktail in hand (or in both hands if you arrive before 7 pm for the 'pay one, get two' deal) while gently moving to the beats of live DJ sets. Sunday session kicks off at 5 pm.

Get tickets here

The Truman Show at the Bem Cinema

On July 9th, you have the opportunity to watch the classic film, The Truman Show, on the big screen at Bem Cinema. A fun fact is that the film, starring Jim Carrey, turned 25 years old this year. It will be screened in English with Hungarian subtitles, so you can enjoy it even if you are a non-Hungarian speaker.

Get tickets here or on the site.


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