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, 28 June

Shantel (DE)

Shantel and the Bucovina Club Soundsystem are about to fill the open-air concert spot Kobuci Kert with Blakan electro tunes. Expect electrifying energies, upbeat rhythms, and loads of dancing. As a descendant of German Bukovinians, the DJ / producer Shantel draws from his rich family heritage, blending countless traditions, from electronic music to gypsy brass bands. On June 28th, you can see him live as part of the 6th Óbuda World Music Week.

Get tickets here.

Crazy Little Queen Tribute Band

If you start humming  Radio Ga Ga or We Will Rock You just after reading the titles, the riverside bar Raqpart will be the place to be on  June 28th. The Hungarian is stepping on stage to play the best songs of the British band, and the sunset will only be an added extra. The concert is free.

More details here.

 Necc Party – '90s, '00s hits

Budapest’s largest open-air party is back rummaging in the music trash of the ’90s and the ‘00s! Expect the biggest hits by the Backstreet Boys and the Spice Girls, Blink 182, Emergency House, Britney and Bon Jovi at  Budapest Park. So make sure to put on your comfiest dancing shoes!

Get tickets here.

 Saturday, 29 June

Saturday Bottomless Brunch at Ruin Brew – June

If unlimited scrambled eggs, French Toast and mimosas sound like your kind of Saturday, book a table at the 7th-district hangout Ruin Brew for a Bottomless Brunch (11 am - 4 pm). Let us warn you: the amount of food on the buffet table is massive - all items are delicious, so arrive hungry! Also, come as you are - there is no dress code.

More details and bookings here.

CZAKÓ Farmers' Market – Summertime

Nestled halfway up the Buda Hills,  Czakó Piacz Farmers' Market is a true gem. Popping up every Saturday, this lovely garden offers fresh goods from local producers, from sourdough bread and ham to flowers and honey.  Planning a picnic in the nearbyTabán, Naphegy, orGellért Hill with stunning views ofBuda Castle? The market has you covered with all the essentials, including gourmet cheeses and premium olive oil. Alternatively, you can settle down at fusion restaurant ODA.

More details here.

Budapest Sup Festival

If you are after unique experiences in Budapest, mark your calendar! On June 29th, the Budapest Sup Festival is returning for the 9th time, meaning you can sign up for some stand-up paddling on the Danube with fellow SUP-ers! Paddle from Római-part (Roman Embankment) to Kopaszi-gát (Kopaszi dam) exploring the city on water and admiring iconic city sights like the ParliamentBuda Castle, and gorgeous bridges) from a new perspective – an adventure you will hardly forget. A good atmosphere is also guaranteed.

This event is not only for the national and international SUP community but for everyone who loves nature, is open to new sports and wants to get to know Budapest from the Danube. If you are new to SUP but interested, you can sign up here.

Dance Picnic on top of the Tunnel

Rock or salsa at the top of the Tunnel? At the end of June, you can experience that at a free dance event  – whether as a spectator or dancer, up to you.  On June 29th, this dance extravaganza will jazz up the surroundings of the terrace above the Tunnel, with mixed ballroom music playing (featuring standard, Latin, rock, salsa, and bachata among others). The event is free.

More details here.

Tindia Concert and Dance House

If you are curious about  Moldavian folk music, to Zsír it is! The 8th district bar is hosting a vibrant concert on June 29th, welcoming the  Tindia Band on stage. Expect songs filled with mystic, discrete femininity intertwined with a deep commitment to traditional  Csángó music. The band started its career in 2015 in a popular bar in Budapest, with a majority of their musicians being recent graduates or students at the Liszt Ferenc Music Academy and the University of Nyíregyháza. 

More details here.

Sunday, 30 June

Guided Tour at The Hungarian Cube Exhibition

Join this English tour at the Ludwig Museum and get to know one of Hungary's most emblematic houses from the socialist era, the Cube. The characteristic Hungarian “cube house” (a house with a hip roof, the so-called Kádár cube) was an expression of architectural modernization. This family home, typical to the 1960s and 70s alongside panel blocks, still defines the appearance of Hungarian rural settlements to this day. It's part of the Hungarian cultural heritage, which you are welcome to discover during this hour-long guided tour (starting at 5 pm)!

Sign up here.

Dark Joke – English Comedy Night

If you appreciate dark humour, you'll love Hot Paprika Comedy's night of twisted laughter! At the upcoming Dark Humor Comedy Night (hosted at A&O Hostel), comedians fearlessly navigate the shadows of taboo topics with sharp wit and unexpected punchlines. Brace yourself for an evening that challenges boundaries and leaves you chuckling at the darker side of life.

Doors open at 7 pm and seats are on a first come, first serve basis. The show is free, but donations are welcome.

More details here.

The Bikeriders – Open-air Cinema

Name a better thing to do on a balmy summer evening than watching top-notch movies al fresco! So if you are a fellow cinema fan, snag tickets to the next event of the 'Városháza Kertmozi' (City Hall Open-air Cinema), where you can enjoy The Bikeriders, starring Jodie Comer, Austin Butler, and Tom Hardy, on the big screen with original audio. All this, in the heart of the city, near Deák tér.

'After a chance encounter, headstrong Kathy is drawn to Benny, a member of the Midwestern motorcycle club the Vandals. As the club transforms into a dangerous underworld of violence, Benny must choose between Kathy and his loyalty to the club.' IMDB

Get tickets here.