Night of Art Cinemas May 11, multiple locations
You just need to secure one wristband to gain access to several Budapest art cinemas for this one night, screening comedy, drama and sci-fi films, animation and much more until sunrise.
Rosalia – Rosé and Champagne Festival May 11-13, Városliget (City Park)
Linger around the sprawling City Park and sip on refreshing rosé wines, sparkling tipples and fizzy champagnes during the annual Rosalia Festival.
Mayday of Museums Festival May 13, Hungarian National Museum
Intriguing open-air displays are set up across the Hungarian National Museum garden, highlighting the work of major Budapest exhibition spaces.
Gourmet Festival May 17-20, Millenáris Park
Hungary’s top-tier restaurants set up stalls at Buda’s Millenáris Park to treat epicureans to creatively served dishes, fine desserts, aromatic wines and coffee specialties.
Total Dance Festival Cabrio May 18, Budapest Park
Fun Factory, Ice MC, Brooklyn Bounce, Dune and DJ Sash are among the most prominent acts headlining the 2018 Total Dance Festival, a yearly extravaganza staging legendary formations from the 1980s and ’90s to perform against a backdrop of impressive visuals.
Brain Bar Budapest June 1-2, Corvinus University of Budapest
Examining the boundaries between man and machine through the innovative visions of world-renowned masterminds, this future-focused event once again features an extraordinary lineup of speakers.
Children’s Island June 2-24, Óbuda Island
Budapest’s Óbuda Island turns into a grand open-air playground for kids during weekends.
Danube Carnival June 8-17, multiple locations
This annual multicultural festival presents folk, symphonic and World Music shows, alongside contemporary and traditional dance performances. Expect 1,000 or so performers from Hungary and beyond, creating a vibrant atmosphere.
Budapest Summer Festival June 9-August 31, multiple locations
From a Richard Strauss opera to The Great Gatsby ballet show and a Jeff Mills performance, diverse live acts brighten the summer days around the city’s parks, including Margaret Island and Városmajor.
Kolorádó Festival June 13-16, Adyliget, Nagykovácsi
A forested area surrounding Budapest hosts a multi-day open-air jamboree for the Kolorádó Festival, an up-and-coming musical extravaganza with a strong lineup of local and international acts.
Night of the Museums June 23, multiple locations
Most of Budapest’s exhibition venues can be visited until late at night by anyone holding the all-inclusive wristband.