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 June

Danube Carnival

Learn about Hungary's rich folk dance and music heritage at the Danube Carnival (7-14 June)! This international cultural festival brings national ensembles, music bands and foreign guest performers under one roof to showcase the most different types of folklore traditions from around the world. See dance performances from the Carpathian Basin, join a vibrant parade, dance the night away at this International Dance House, and be part of the Dance Gala!

Find the full programme here.

Yoga: A piece of Bali

Bali is a true yogi paradise, where you can join classes led by international yoga teachers. And now, two of them – Leah Santa Cruz and Paul Teodo – are heading to Budapest to bring you a piece of the Island of the Gods. On June 7th and 8th, you can experience Bali vibes while enhancing your yoga practice both physically and mentally, even as an instructor. A three-part master class series is kicking off at the pretty downtown studio Sanara Budapest, which you can attend separately or together (they offer package deals). All levels are welcome!

More details and schedule here.

Bartók Béla Street Music Festival

Bartók Béla út is a vibrant neighbourhood on the Buda side, lined with art galleries, cafés, and restaurants. And on June 7th and 8th, a street music festival will add even more pizzazz to the area. Between Gellért tér and Kosztolányi tér, shops will host concert after concert, offering a true Hungarian welcome.

Programme here.

Fran Palermo Concert

Hungarian alt-rock band Fran Palermo takes the stage at the open-air concert venue, KOBUCI, promising new songs and great vibes. So if you are up for exploring a local band, here's your chance.

Get tickets here.

Saturday, 8 June

Jónás Craft Fair in Bikás Park

Right next to the lake and the ducks in Bikás Park, the space will be filled with designers and artists on June 8th. At the upcoming Jónás Craft Fair, you can browse ceramics, jewellery, and other goodies, then have lunch, accompanied by a pint of cold craft beer, at Jónás.

See the list of the participating brands here.

Saturday Chill on Rákóczi tér

minifestival is popping up on this up-and-coming 8th district square, bringing good vibes only. Between 9 am and 4 pm, you can play badminton, enjoy a guitar concert or a sound bath, fly a kite, and even guide a motorboat in the pond. Inside the Market Hall, the vegetable stalls give way to a flea market.

More details here

Charity Hike in the Buda Hills

Here is an impactful community event, which not only has a positive effect on your mental and physical health but also people in need, too. Join this charity hike, starting from Tram Bistro in Hűvösvölgy, and taking you to a breathtaking lookout point in the Buda Hills, Károly Guckler lookout tower. During the journey, you'll explore several other viewpoints overlooking Budapest. The trail is approximately 5 kilometres long, suitable for anyone.

This event is free, but they are collecting voluntary donations (recommended amount starts from: 1,000 HUF) for several causes. See them here.

Sign up here.

SunDance Daytime Feast

Enjoy the sunshine, good vibes and DJ sets on Budapest's most beautiful island, Margaret Island – more specifically here. The music-filled picnic SunDance, which is free to enter, kicks off at midday, awaiting everyone with a daytime festival. Bring friends, family, your pup, and a picnic blanket, then sit back, and relax. You can stock up on drinks on-site.

More details here.

Tropical Yoga - Afro House by Techno Yoga

Inside Budapest's coolest ruin bar, the Instant-Fogas complex, a super exciting yoga series kicks off on Saturday, and you can be part of it. After getting neon body paint, you can participate in a tropical yoga class, illuminated by UV lights. Then you can find your zen at a relaxation session, backdropped by deep but rhythmic tribal Afro music. Bring a yoga mat (or message the organisers if you want to borrow one), and stay for the party afterwards.

More details here and tickets here.

Mamma Mia Night at Budapest Park

If you want someone to hear your prayer and sing Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! along at full volume, head to Budapest Park on June 8th. The open-air concert venue hosts an epic Mamma Mia party on its Jungle Stage, playing one famous ABBA song after the other. Just make sure to wear your dancing shoes!

Get tickets here.

Sunday, 9 June

Drag Brunch

Sashay to the heart of the party district and get to know Budapest's drag scene. This Sunday, Ruin Brew bar hosts a drag brunch, which is also bottomless, where a dream team of Queens are performing. This means you can indulge in unlimited food, mimosas, bloody marys, craft beer, Aperol spritz, and espresso martinis while mingling with the Queens.

The age limit is 18 and over. For reservations drop a message here.

ECOFeminist Festival

Co-hosted by Pride Budapest at the free-spirited hangout Gólya, this 3-day festival is about exploring, learning and coming together! The event is open for everybody – all genders – who is free of racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia and other hatreds. The programme includes yoga, community breakfast on the terrace, hosted by a revolutionary eco-bakery, a vegan lunch, farmers' market, workshops, concerts, and even a contemporary folk dance session.

More details here.

The Medieval History Tour of the Buda Castle

Join this walking tour to explore a stunning UNESCO World Heritage site, the Buda Castle! During 2-2,5 hours, you will learn about old marketplaces, snap photos of the breathtaking views, see the remains of many medieval buildings, explore secret doorways and courtyards, and peek into the entrance of a maze of hidden cellars and caves.

Sign up here.

Poor Things at the Bem Cinema

Catch Poor Things, the cinematic sensation starring Emma Stone, at Bem Cinema this Friday! The film has already pocketed an 8,4-star rating on IMDB, not to mention all the Oscars, and is nothing short of intriguing. You can follow 'the fantastical evolution of Bella Baxter, a young woman brought back to life by the brilliant and unorthodox scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter.' IMDB

Get tickets here or on the site.