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, 31 May

Typo Showroom Summer Sale 2024

Typo Showroom is a cool shop in the 8th district, stocking a hand-picked selection of vintage and modern clothes, shoes, bags and accessories. And between May 31st and June 1st, they are kicking off the summer with a massive sale (their biggest ever). Thousands of pre-loved treasures will await their new owners on the extra racks and in the HUF 1,000/2,000/3,000 boxes. Don't worry if you come late: they are constantly refilled. Grab a vodka spritzer, enjoy live DJ sets and start the treasure hunt! Also, bring a bag if you can to protect the environment.

More details here.

Friss Hús Budapest International Short Film Festival

Join this exceptional film festival between May 30th and June 6th, and see some of the best shorts from all over the world! Hungarian and international competitions, thematic screenings, exciting professional events, and workshops are all part of the programme. Moreover, young and up-and-coming actors will be in the spotlight at ‘Friss Csillag' (Shooting Stars), who you can also meet during the festival.

Get tickets here.

RosaliA Wine Picnic

If you fancy excellent rosés, semi-sparkling and sparkling wines, Rosalia is the place to be this weekend. The festival kicks off on May 31st in the City Park, and you can enjoy the garden party vibes all weekend (until June 2nd). Come with friends, family or your pup, and bring a blanket, too. Also, if you opt for a Deluxe pack, you can check out Rosalia Lounge, a chill zone turning into a party spot in the evening, where you can taste French wines and champagnes. But it's not a requirement for the fun: you can also savour brilliant wines, premium street food and enjoy great sets of music sitting in the grass.

More details here.

Saturday, 1 June

ALDI Women's Run

On June 1st, the annual ALDI Women's Run sets off at Népliget Park. Distances range from a family run of 1000 metres to a more serious 17,5 kilometres so that anyone can find a suitable challenge. The event is organised primarily for women, but men can also join in as part of a team.

More details here and here (Hungarian-only).

City Park Boating Lake Reopening

City Park is the most beloved green space on the Pest side, where you can easily spend a whole day exploring and relaxing. And now, you can add another exciting activity to your itinerary. The boating lake has just reopened for the season, offering some romantic rides backdropped by the Vajdahunyad Castle. So if that's something that floats your boat, check it out between 10 am and 8 pm on weekends! Note: At the moment, only pedal boats are available.

More details here.


Classical music enthusiasts, this one is for you! As a cultural ambassadors of the East, (MSHK) embarks on its second European concert project with cellist and MSHK artistic director Trey Lee. Starting at 7:30 pm at the stunning House of Music Hungary, MSHK will be making its Hungarian debut in a musical dialogue, under the guest leadership of Hungarian virtuoso Barnabás Kelemen. The group will be joined by celebrated local musicians Katalin Kokas on viola, Miklós Király on violin and Sándor Kuti on Cimbalom.

Get tickets here.

Night of Gypsy Music

Gypsy music is an essential part of Hungary's heritage that you shouldn't miss. Now you're in luck, as you can experience these cheerful or deeply moving tunes (there is no in-between) for free on both May 31st and June 1st. Concerts start at 6 pm, filling two 8th district squares with music: Lőrinc pap tér on Friday and Mikszáth tér on Saturday.

More details here.

Sunday, 2 June

Farmers's Market at Szimpla Kert

Being a true gem in the middle of Budapest' Jewish Quarter, Szimpla Kert's farmers' market pops up every Sunday between 9 am and 3 pm. The city's iconic ruin pub gives space to 30-40 Hungarian producers and their goods. Fill your basket with cheese, honey, jam, syrup, fruits, vegetables, mangalitza and game meat, freshly picked and dried mushrooms, truffle specialities, spices, and sandwich spreads. When you finish your shopping spree, settle down upstairs for a hearty brunch.

BÁRKA – Festival of Újbuda's nationalities 

The neighbourhood of Újbuda is home to people from at least 13 different nations, including Croatia, Ukraine, Poland, and Armenia. And this Sunday (10 am - 10 pm) will be all about embracing this global community. Celebrate the rich diversity at Új Budai Parkszínpad and Lake Feneketlen: join free festivities featuring dance houses, children's activities, concerts (including Parno Grasz, a talented Hungarian band playing lively Gypsy tunes), dance performances, an array of delicious food, and vibrant multicultural vibes.

More details here.


A new exhibition has arrived at Budapest's renowned photographers' gallery, featuring documentary photos by Gábor Martin (b. 1953) and Wanda Martin (b. 1991) – a father-daughter duo. Gábor captured partying youth in 1970s Békéscsaba, Hungary, while Wanda, does the same in present-day London. Despite being separated by over forty years and two thousand kilometres, their respective images portray similar social phenomena: they capture timeless themes of rebellion and group dynamics among young generations.

More details and tickets here.

(Cover photo: Csudai Sándor - We Love Budapest)