What to do and see in Budapest in May 2024?
Discover the numerous events and activities we have selected for your visit to Budapest in May.
The calendar for Budapest in May 2024 is regularly updated as soon as new events are announced that attract our full attention.
Concerts St. Stephen’s Basilica – Budapest in May
each Tuesday and Sunday
Visit St. Stephen’s Basilica in the heart of Budapest and delight in an outstanding classical concert. The venue itself is one of the most beautiful buildings in the city, but this is not all that will be breathtaking during the evening. Listen to excellent artists performing from 3 different concerts (W. A. Mozart: Requiem in D minor k 626,J.S Bach, Handel, Albinoni,F. Schubert, Vivaldi, etc…) and from 4 different seating categories, depending on your preferences and budget. Duration: around 70 mn. Concert every Sunday and Tuesday:
Address: St. Stephen’s Basilica, Szent István ter 1, 5th district, Pest – map –
Concerts MATTHIAS Church – each Friday
The beautiful Matthias Church in Buda’s Old Town holds classical music concerts several times a month with the Budapest Duna String Orchestra.
Spend an evening in this unique venue and enjoy a magical classical concert performed by the Duna String Orchestra and violin soloist Gabora Gyula. Concert each Friday:
Budapest Cruises on the Danube River
Discover Budapest with a cruise on the Danube (45mn-1h), day and night, to admire Buda Castle, Matthias Church, the Hungarian Parliament, the Citadel, the famous Hotel Gellért, and many more!
You also have the opportunity to dine during your cruise
while admiring Budapest by night!
In the evening departing at 19:45, you can enjoy a two and a half hour cruise on the Danube accompanied by a four-course dinner and the musical performance of local Hungarian artists:
Hungarian folk dance performance each Saturday
Treat yourself to a cultural extravaganza as the famous Rajkó Folk Ensemble puts on a 1.5-hour dynamic and magical show of traditional music, dances and costumes. Through the dance-theater performance, you will witness a fascinating insight into the costumes, music, and dance heritage of Hungary and its former empire. Each concert starts at night and consists of two halves of 40-45 minutes, with a break for intermission.
SPARTY parties at the Széchényi baths in May 2024
The Széchenyi Baths host the Sparty parties on Saturday evenings in their outdoor baths. In this impressive setting you will experience animations, dancers, 3D projections and DJs live sets for a unique party !
Video of the Sparty event:
The Széchenyi baths can be reached by public transport via the Metro M1 – Széchenyi fürdő station – and the trolley bus 72 – Széchenyi fürdő station.
Address: Széchenyi baths, Állatkerti krt. 9th – 14th district, Pest.
National Opera in Budapest
After more than 4 years of renovation, the Hungarian National Opera reopened its doors in March 2022! With a capacity of 1200 seats, the National Opera of Budapest inaugurated in 1884 is an iconic place of the Hungarian capital. Discover its architectural beauty and the quality of its representations for an unique evening!
Information about the Budapest Opera, programs and tickets on this link.
Budapest Opera House Guided Tour
Discover the second largest stage in Europe on this guided tour of the Hungarian State Opera House, a must-see on your trip to Budapest!
A tour of the Opera House of about 60 minutes starts daily at 13.30, 15.00 and 16.30 in English. Booking at least 1 week in advance strongly recommended.
The largest festival for the best of Hungarian gastronomy and fine dining, the Gourmet Festival, will take place in the Millenáris Park from May 24 to26. The best restaurants, confectioners and wine producers await you on their stands where you can taste and try many Hungarian and international dishes. The program also includes conferences, concerts and exclusive menu with international starred chefs.
Further information and programs on the official website on this link.
Opening hours: Friday from 12:00 to 23:00, Saturday to Sunday from 11:00 to 23:00. Adress: Gourmet Festival, Millenáris Park, Buda, 2nd district, – map –
Rosé festival ‘ROSALIA’ May 31- June 2, 2024
In the park ‘Városliget’, close to the Széchenyi baths and the Heroes’ Square takes place the Festival ROSALIA: during 3 days you can discover the Hungarian wines (rosé, sparkling wines, champagne) thanks to the numerous wine producer’s .
The festival ROSALIA also hosts gastronomic stand, concerts and entertainment for children. Free admission.Opening hours: Friday from 14h00 to Midnight, Saturday from noon to midnight, Sunday from 10h to 21h00. Information on the official website: rosalia.hu.
Address: Festival ROSALIA, Park ‘Városliget’, Pest, XIth district – plan.