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Budapest Weekend Guide 14-16 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, 14 July

TUBI or not to be?

Downtown Circo Pizza is always a good idea if you are craving oven-baked Neapolitan pizza. And on July 14th (6 pm), they give us another reason to visit them, as they dedicate an evening to Tel Aviv's signature spirit, Tubi. They will prepare 6 types of cocktails for the occasion: classic Tubi Tonic, Moran Moran, Tubi Mate, Auróra, Tubilibre, and Tubi Cranberry Mule, meaning you can wash down your Margherita pizza in style.

Evening flea market

On the third weekend of July, you can set off on an adventure at an evening market (5 - 10 pm) organised by Industrial Lamp Budapest. The location might not be central (to reach 1116 Budafoki út 70, hop on bus 133E at Astoria station), but this is where the map marked the hidden gold. And by gold, we mean gorgeous antique homeware, books, vintage furniture, clothes, accessories, paintings, frames, and other goodies awaiting their second life. The best bit is that while shopping and saving an old piece, you also do something nice for Mother Earth. So browse away!

Necc Party – Music of the '90s and 2000s

Necc Party is rummaging in the music trash of the ’90s and the ‘00s, pulling out the Backstreet Boys and the Spice Girls, Blink 182 and Emergency House, Britney and Bon Jovi. Budapest’s largest open-air party will make you dance the night away from 10 pm at open-air Budapest Park.

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Saturday, 15 July

Street Festival – Bal de rue 2023

The French Institute celebrates France's national day (Bastille Day) with a mini festival. On July 15th (5 pm), you can enjoy a lively gathering with dancing, music, and even a French fair. Nibble on cheese, raclette, or pastries, and taste wine, while joining workshops (from 5 pm) and listening to live music by French pianist chien noir, the Ephemere band, and DJs. There is no entry fee.

Techno Yoga at the Lupa Beach

Kick off your Saturday with a banging flow at the white-sanded Lupa BeachTechnoyoga.official is making everyone rise and shine: after an hour of practising asanas, backdropped by techno beats, you can enjoy a hearty brunch, then call it a beach day.

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Budapest Pride

It is Pride month, and Budapest is ready to celebrate it with a proud march and a Rainbow party on July 15th. The march will start in the City Park (the route being: Vajdahunyad Castle - Andrássy út - Oktogon - Teréz körút - Király utca - Városligeti fasor - Dózsa György út - Hősök tere - Vajdahunyad Castle).

More details here.

SUP Budapest – Paddle through the city at night

Whether a pro or a first-timer, here is your chance to sign up for a bucket-list-worthy adventure and paddle through Budapest at night on board a SUP. Brace yourself as you are about to tackle 15 km with the guidance of SUP Budapestwhich takes around 3 hours. But worry not! You will paddle past such epic scenery that you won't notice your sore arms. The tour starts at the Római-part and ends at Kopaszi-gát, encompassing the main attractions such as Margaret Island, the ParliamentBuda CastleVárkert BazárBálna BudapestGellért Hill, the National Theatre and MOL Campus.

More details here

Chairlift Night 2023

Zugliget Chairlift is one of the most unusual and fun ways of transport in Budapest. It comes with scenic views of the Buda Hills while taking you up and down the side of János Hill. And on July 15th, you can enjoy a ride in an even more exciting setting: with the setting sun or under the starry sky. Upon the Chairlift Night, you can hop on between 7 pm and 1 am.

More details here

Sunday, 16 July

Pancs Farmers' Market

Fill your tote bag with local goods such as seasonal fruits, veggies, cheese, ham, salami, bread, syrups, jams, juices and wine at this upcoming farmers' market. Ferenc tér turns into a buzzing marketplace on Sunday (between 9 am - 2 pm) to give space to Hungarian producers. Also, a special guest is invited to host a community cooking, using ingredients supplied by local producers. This person will be Szabolcs Szabadfi, who will be serving super delicious oven-baked pizzas.

Festival of Distant Cultures – South America

Tune into the sounds of South America at the mini-festival of the House of Music Hungary. Expect irresistibly good music, hot vibes, and a lot of dancing between 15-16 July. On Sunday (16 July), Cimarrón, one of the mainstays of Colombian yoropo, will be performing. What's more, Los Andinos and Lituma will keep playing joyful Latin music, and you can dance salsa too.

More details here

Kim Corbisier: Je marche dans la rue

The current exhibition of Art Quartet Budapest (aqb) offers an opportunity to walk down the Belgian-Hungarian painter Kim Corbisier’s streets and witness the little stories she recorded. Along with her eccentric and vibrant character, Kim’s passion for cinema is also markedly present in her paintings. Her paintings are movie scenes with people in the focus. They showcase stories about the human condition, relationships and destinies. Entry is free.
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest at the Bem Cinema

Our favourite repertory cinema, Bem, presents One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. On July 16th (starting at 8:30 pm), you can follow the story of Patrick McMurphy, who pleads insanity and gets admitted to a mental institution, where he intends to liven up the patients' everyday life. The film, starring Jack Nicholson, won an Oscar and has an 8,7/10 rating on IMDB. You can watch it in English with Hungarian subtitles.

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