Budapest Weekend Guide for 3-5 March


  • Urbán Cintia

02/03/2023 4.08pm

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. Get involved!

Friday, 3 March

Budapest Architecture Film Festival 2023

If you like movies and architecture, the 15th Budapest Architecture Film Festival (2-5 March) will be right up your street. This year's edition focuses on the problems of the 150-year-old Hungarian capital and includes memorable films from the past decade and a half. Expect short films about Budapest, films shot in other cities, and landscapes that address Budapest’s biggest challenges. 

More info here

Photo: Kőrösi Tamás - We Love Budapest

Turbina opening weekend

Turbina, a multifunctional complex in District VIII, reopens after a temporary closure. And they will go big, starting with theatre performances, followed by an exhibition opening and then concerts. They will also try out the until-morning version of the house and all this in the form of a three-day-long celebration

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Lumina Park closing weekend

This is the last weekend (3-4 March) to go and see the visual attraction, Lumina Park. It is a spectacular travelling light exhibition, which took over Margaret Island's Palatinus Open-Air Baths for the autumn-winter season. Until Saturday, you can still stroll through light installations, themed by countries and continents, from America to Wonderland. 
More info and tickets here.

Photo: Polyák Attila - We Love Budapest

Saturday, 4 March

Farmers' Market - Római part

If it’s Saturday, it must be the Római part ('Roman Embankment') market, now in place by the Danube for the past six years. At 8 am, the lángos stand fires up and shoppers start to rifle through the mushroom selection. Check out the colourful flowers in the back courtyard, and browse the handicraftshomemade jams and cordialsThe market is open every Saturday between 8 am - 1 pm. 

Breakfast and Opera

Two beautiful things meet at Aria Hotel Budapest at the weekend: Covent Garden's The Barber of Seville and breakfast at Café Liszt. In case you are wondering how: after a lazy breakfast (accompanied by a glass of champagne), the show will be screened at the hotel's in-house cinema on Saturday and Sunday.  

More info here.

Photo: Balkányi László - We Love Budapest

Flea Market at Virág Benedek Ház

We adore flea markets because you can easily realise that someone else's junk is a treasure for you. If you agree, head to Virág Benedek Ház on March 4th, as they host a flea and flower market, welcoming the spring. The theme is flowers, so get ready to pick out a dress, scarf, or earrings with colourful blossoms on them, or get your hands on plants and seeds. After the treasure hunt, take a walk in the neighbouring Várkert Bazár.

Sunday, 5 March

Tulip Fair at Czakó

Explore the products of local producers at Czakó Kert's market every weekend. Get your hands on delicacies such as goats’ cheese, organic fruit and veggies, bread, honey, jams, and smoked meats. And browse hundreds of tulips, which are going to be a special treat this weekend. Then make your way to the bistro to settle down with a nice cup of tea and cake or a hearty lunch. The market starts at 8 am on Saturday and 9 am on Sunday.

Photo: Kleb Zsófi - We Love Balaton

Liberty, Equality, Sorority, Sensuality - Exhibition

The Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center puts women on centre stage in their current exhibition. Liberty, Equality, Sorority, Sensuality features images and photo series that have been a tool and opportunity for women’s emancipation, artistic self-fulfilment, and exercise of solidarity towards each other. The show highlights the individualistic yet empathetic female gaze as a cross-generational phenomenon. The exhibited works, projects, and sets are accompanied by personal commentaries in which the artists reflect upon their pieces. 

More info here.

Panda Bear (US) & Sonic Boom (UK)

On March 5th, two indie legends will perform together in the concert hall of the House of Music Hungary. Noah Benjamin Lennox is a founding member of the art-pop band Animal Collective, while Peter Kember is a member of Spacemen 3, a band that existed between 1982 and 1991. Both have amazing creative energies and together, their sounds blend into a fascinating musical fusion. They come to us with their album Reset, released last year. 

Get tickets here.

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