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, 21 June 

Children's Island

Óbudai Island, a lush gem on the Danube in northern Budapest, transforms into a children's paradise from June 21st to 23rd. Renowned for hosting the famous Sziget music festival, the island will be temporarily renamed Children's Island. Activities abound for all age groups, from workshops, tattoos, and games to puzzles, ice cream, dancing, and concerts. Best of all, every event is free!

More details here.


If you'd peek inside the creative world of Budapest's biggest art and design institution, Moholy-Nagy University (MOME), Friday is the last day! Check out their Master's students exhibition, showcasing an array of intriguing concepts and innovative ideas reflecting on 21st-century issues and challenges.

More details here.

Cinema: Agent of Happiness

Sign up for a movie night at Toldi Cinema, where you can watch a true gem with English subtitles: the documentary by Hungarian Dorottya Zurbó. Agent of Happiness offers a unique take on the notoriously exoticized Bhutan and its unusual happiness policy. Get ready for unflinching honesty and quiet wisdom. 

"Amber is one of the many agents working for the Bhutanese government to measure people's happiness levels among the remote Himalayan mountains. We follow him as he investigates various expressions of contentment across different households and lifestyles while navigating his own struggle as a Nepali minority."

Get tickets here online or on the spot.

Backstreet's Back – '90s Party at Budapest Park

If Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, and the Spice Girls speak to your heart, not to mention your feet, you will love this themed party at Budapest Park! The open-air concert venue's Retro Kert stage turns into a proper disco spot, with the music of the '80s, '90s and '00s in the spotlight.

Get tickets here.

Saturday, 22 June

MIDSOMMAR – Feast & Wreath Making

Midsommar is one of the most magical days in Sweden, when families and friends come together to celebrate nature, light, life and the joy of being together. And that's exactly what's about to happen in the surroundings of lush Széllkapu Park on June 22nd: several bakeries join forces for a mouthwatering feast, bringing their signatures. You can also join a flower wreath workshop, guided by Floresse from 1 pm.

Get tickets here.

Downtown wardrobe sale

Let your inner shopaholic and eco-warrior enjoy themselves at the same time by joining a cool second-hand sale. You can set off on a treasure hunt right in the city centre, on Erzsébet tér, to refresh your wardrobe in a sustainable way. The sale is on from 11 am to 7 pm, and you will surely not leave with empty hands.

More details here.

Budapest Pride – March and Afterparty

The ultimate event to advocate for LGBTQ+ social and legal equality while dancing and singing your heart out to upbeat music. Over 35,000 people are expected to march through the streets of Budapest, including the World Heritage Site Andrássy út, uniting for equality, love, solidarity and justice. The celebration doesn't stop here: Hungary's largest LGBTQ+ party is popping up at Budapest Park, with more than 20 talented Hungarian artists showcasing their best tracks, dance moves and drag costumes.

More details here and here.

Night of Museums 2024

The Night of Museum is a special evening when you can enter more than 130 museums with one single wristband. For HUF 3,000 (for adults and 1,500 for children) you can view all temporary and permanent exhibitions of the participating museums, and join side events too. Pop into the House of Terror, House of Music Hungary, Aeropark, Aquincum, House of Unicum, the Museum of Fine Arts, or the Ludwig Museum!

Buy tickets at the participating museums or here. More details here.

Sunday, 23 June

Makers' Market at MOST Bistro

If you're in search of unique souvenirs or local designer pieces that speak to your heart, Makers' Market is the place to go. This vibrant fair pops up once or twice a month, and lucky for you, it's making its next appearance on June 23rd. Head over to downtown's MOST Bistro, where you can browse through an array of creative goods, chat with the designers, and then stick around for lunch or some drinks!

More details here.

Eastern European Beauty – Contemporary Fashion Photography

If you are into fashion photography, this one is for you! You can be among the first to explore a very cool photo exhibition at Robert Capa Center in the heart of Budapest! Opened on June 20th, Eastern European Beauty offers possible explanations of what the 'Eastern European aesthetic' consists of through seventeen photographic projects. And yes, Barbara Palvin is included too.

Get tickets here.

Sunday Session at A38

Budapest's iconic concert venue and club A38 is a repurposed Ukrainian cargo ship. But that's not the only reason you should board it at least once while in Budapest. One Sunday every month, you can watch the sunset on its terrace with a cocktail in hand (or two 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.

More details here.

Flow with a View – Rooftop Yoga 

If you are a yogi (or a wannabe) and don't mind amazing views throughout your practice, sign up for Luca Flow Yoga's class on top of the Central European University's downtown building. Grab your mat, arrive a bit before 7 pm, and prepare for a dynamic vinyasa flow!

The price of the class is HUF 4,000, sign up through Instagram DM here.

(Cover photo: Csudai Sándor - We Love Budapest)