Are you spending your holidays in the city of Budapest in June in early summer? Don’t just take a tour in Budapest, here is a list of the upcoming June festivals in Budapest, Hungary: cultural, food and drink, music festivals and more.
June Festivals in Budapest
PlayIT Game Show Budapest: the expo for gamers (online, mobile, platform games) at the Play IT Show at Hungexpo Budapest, with games, cosplay and hundreds of sessions. Date: June 01, 2019.
Bath Parties in Szechenyi Bath Budapest: June 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2018
Inner City Festival Budapest (Belvarosi Fesztival or BelFeszt for short): alternative afternoon concerts and late night “Silent Disco” with music pouring over head phones on Szabadsag Square downtown Budapest. Date of Inner City Festival: June 6 – June 10, 2018
Hungarian Castles Festival Budapest: the festival of castles and medieval lifestyle takes place in the City Park of Budapest, in and around the Vajdahunyad Castle. There are knights, fights, ladies, tournaments, servants, foods and drinks. The name of the festival ‘Mienk a Var’ roughly translates as ‘The castle is ours’ (or ‘I’m the king of castle’ as it’s also part of a children’s rhyme, but in Hungarian it goes ‘and yours is the jam!). The festival is family friendly, lots of kids dress up and enjoy the pretend plays (please note that the language is Hungarian). Dates: 8, 9, 10, June, 2019.
Buda Castle Beer Festival, i.e. the Hungarian Beer Festival in Buda Royal Palace Budapest. Did you know that you could even take a historical Budapest Segway tour in the Buda Castle? Date of Hungarian Beer Festival: June 6-10, 2018
Budapest Book Week on Vorosmarty Square, Central Budapest: although the book festival is mostly in Hungarian, there are several concerts to enjoy, and Hungarian literature pieces available in English translation. Between 7-11 June in 2018.
Czech Beer Festival in Budapest, Hungary in the city center on Varoshaza park: June 8- 17, 2018
Danube Carnival & Lanchid Folk Festival multiple locations in Budapest: Duna Karneval fair, exhibitions, Hungarian folk dance shows and concerts, folk flash mob. Date: days not confirmed yet for 2019.
Budapest Summer Festival (Cultural & Music): 9 June-31 August 2018, multiple locations
From classical concerts to circus shows and opera performances on many places, such as Margaret Island and Varosmajor Park. On 15 June, the National Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana to officialy launch the 3-month event.
Kids Island on Budapest Obuda Island (Hajogyari Sziget), children weekend event series. Date: 2-30 June in 2018.
Night of Museums Budapest Cultural & Music Festival with Museums in the focus: June 23- 24, 2018
Red Bull Air Race Budapest: 23-24 June, 2018. The air race takes place right in the heart of the city over the Danube between Elizabeth Bridge and the Chain Bridge. You can view the breathtaking aerial performance from the banks of the river.
Total Dance Festival Picnic: The most famous bands from the ’80s and ’90s. This year performing the Five, Real McCoy, 2 Unlimited, and Londonbeat, all happening at Budapest’s Kincsem Park horse-racing facility. This year it is on 12 May, 2018
Bach Week in Budapest set in the Deak Square Evangelical Church. Free Bach concerts, do enjoy!
Date of Bach Week: Not secheduled for 2018
Budapest Folk Fest: various locations, Kobuci Kert, Budai Fono: folk music, world music, folk pop, etc. Date of Folk Festival: all June, 2017
Music Evenings in the Budapest Zoo: jazz / world music / klezmer concerts series on Wednesdays from 8:30 pm. Dates not confirmed yet.
Night of Exercises (Mozgas Ejszakaja) Budapest: move for the sake of happy moving. Enjoy exercises to show the importance of healthy movements in our life. The one night festival starting from 10 pm will be in iconic Budapest venues (Andrassy Avenue, Heroes’ Square, Felvonulasi Square near the Budapest City Park). Date not confirmed yet.
Budapest Pride Festival, Hungary: scheduled for July 6 in 2019.
More Budapest Travel Info
Central Europe Fashion Days by Design Terminal in Millenaris Park Budapest: not known when, if scheduled for 2018
Budapest Wine Spritzer & Barbecue Festival in the Whale back (Balna) building by the river Danube in Budapest, close to the Budapest Market Hall