Budapest events this weekend 14-15-16 February 2020
See our post about this week's events here
Weekend picks: the best things to do in Budapest.
Budapest events this weekend 14-15-16 February 2020 last chance for visiting the Rubens exhibition, football game, Fish Festival, Valentine's long weekend at Budapest Zoo and more.
This weekend in Budapest you can experience a real traditional Hungarian show by Parno Graszt, and a more solid evening promised by punk-rock bands Junkies and Aurora.
An exciting day for the whole family on Saturday will bring musical folk tale about Carnival in a form that is more than child friendly at Fonó Budai Zeneház. Singing voices fill the rooms in the MagNet Community House on the Winter Night of Choirs and probably the best two Hungarian football teams will play against each other this Saturday at Groupama Arena Budapest.
Last chance sadly for visiting Rubens Exhibition this weekend, don't miss it!
Parties: we've got P.E.A.R.L and Tiga on Friday and Saturday, ensuring techno and electronic dance music lovers can enjoy themselves
Don't forget to visit Budapest Fish Festival on the weekend and go for a traditional dish!
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Valentine's Day Discount at Budapest Zoo - FRI-SAT-SUN
This Valentine's long weekend you can get 2 tickets for the price of 1 when visiting Budapest Zoo. All you have to do is to hug your partner at the entrance upon arrival to unlock this offer. Valid on 14-15-16 February, open 9 am - 4 pm, tickets 2,500 HUF - 3,300 HUF.
The Art of Banksy - TEMPORARY EXHIBIT
Open until 30 April 2020, the unauthorised and illegal Banksy Exhibition is certainly a must-see these days in Budapest. Tickets are cheaper on weekdays and when you buy them online. Open every day 9 am - 8 pm.
P.E.A.R.L. - TECHNO
Junkies/Aurora Concert - PUNK-ROCK
Junkies, the well-known punk-rock band offers unbridled cheerfulness that can truly convince people that life consists of a single Saturday night. And Aurora, originally formed in 1982 under the name 'Terrorists' will certainly help them achieving this.
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Parno Graszt Concert - WORLD MUSIC | JAZZ
Parno Graszt is one of the most original and popular ensembles playing traditional Gypsy music in Hungary. This time they will play an unamplified show, creating a truly unforgettable experience.
WINTER NIGHT OF CHOIRS
Winter Night of Choirs - COMMUNITY SINGING
Singing voices fill the rooms in the MagNet Community House on the Winter Night of Choirs, with the participation of 17 choirs, representing various genres such as folk, classic, contemporary and pop. You can listen to concerts, enjoy the Singing Courtyard, and sing the closing song together with the participants at the end of the night. From 5 to 10 pm, tickets from 1,000 HUF to 2,500 HUF.
Ferencváros - MOL Fehérvár FC - FOOTBALL
Probably the best two Hungarian football teams will play against each other this Saturday at Groupama Arena Budapest. You can buy tickets at the Arena in person (10 am - 6 pm on weekdays and 9 am - 1 pm on Saturday and before the game) and you will need the following: your ID or passport (either Hungarian or a foreign one) so you can register your personal supporter-card. All tickets are issued to your personal supporter-card and you can enter the venue only by scanning your palm of the hand at the gates. Kick-off: 7:30 pm. Tickets from 2,350 HUF.
Dorota/Vedat Akdag/RitMosaic - CONCERTS
Hungarian band Dorota will play their first album (Solar the Monk) to the audience at Gólya, targeting those post-hypnotic community spaces. They play something you would call an ecstatic folk of a non-existent world. The night is kicked off by the RitMosaic percussion ensemble and there will be also a special set by Vedat Akdağ.
Sisi and her beloved Hungary - CASTLE WALK
The Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary, arguably the most beautiful queen in the world, used to spend long weeks in Buda Castle. This tour will walk you through the past and present of the Várkert Bazár, a neo-Renaissance complex designed by Miklós Ybl and built as an enclosure to the royal gardens. Guided tour in English at 2 pm on Saturday, tickets 4,000 HUF.
Budapest Fish Festival SAT-SUN - GASTRONOMY
Budapest Fish Festival this February is a great event to visit especially if you like carp! There will be heated tents and even concerts and the festival is child friendly offering a huge amusement park. You will be able to fish and taste numerous types of fish. Fish soup is a traditional Hungarian meal and now you'll have the chance to enjoy this lovely dish.
Family Carnival Celebration – FOLK, HANDCRAFT, KIDS
An exciting day out for the whole family with musical folk tale about Carnival that brings the audience into the story. There will be mask making workshop and an interactive concert with witches, cobbler boys and devils from the end of the world.
Tiga - TECHNO, ELECTROCLASH
Electroclash fuses 1980s electro, new wave and synth-pop with 1990s techno, retro-style electropop and electronic dance music. You can expect a great party from one of its pioneers, the Hungarian-born Tiga.
Rubens, Van Dyck and the Splendour of Flemish Painting - CLOSING DAY
The last day of this magnificent exhibition with extended opening hours, don't miss it! Buy your tickets online prior your visit to avoid disappointment. Open from 10 am, on Friday-Saturday-Sunday admission until 7 pm, closing from 7.45 pm.
Pici Market - BABY FAIR
Pici Market will be the coolest baby designer fair at Buda's Larus Event Center this weekend. You will find more than 50 talented Hungarian designers with domestic products specifically for moms, children and babies. Admission is free, open 9 am - 6 pm.