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Bucharest Weekend Vibes : 31 May - 2 June

An epic weekend is about to begin. A historical event will be blessing the beginning of June: the visit of Pope Francis in Bucharest. The official schedule includes meetings with the President and Patriarch as well as the Catholic service at St. Joseph's Catholic Cathedral at 18.00. The traffic in the city center will be restrictioned but you'll have the chance to see the Pope - follow the main part of his route on the official map.

The weekend has many more surprises in store, so be sure to scroll to the end of the article. 1st of June is around the corner and should be celebrates accordingly, with a big kiddo-smile on your face! :)

Make sure to check both sections of the article and discover the best events to attend over the following days: the first section is highlighting festivals and ongoing events happening throughout the weekend and the second one is showing independent events for each day.

Pick and choose your favorite combination and most importantly: enjoy the weekend!

Main events happening all through the weekend:

Femei pe Matasari #9

The 9th edition of the colorful street festival "Women on Matasari" is happening on Matasari street over the weekend. The theme of this edition is"the wedding" and promises to bring a fresh mix of poetry, short movies, workshops, food trucks and concerts every evening, from Friday to Sunday.

This edition brings an eclectic approach to the story told in two, a reminder of traditions braided with a bit of today's kitsch.

Free entrance

For Facebook event click here

Cărturești Playground

Event designed for both kids and grown-ups to sharpen their memory, build strategies, ask questions, and seek answers at Cărtureşti Playground - second edition. The bookshop promises two intense days with workshops and games to train your intelligence, logic, memory and dexterity

May 31 - June 1, at Carturesti Verona, from 11:30 to 17:30.

For Facebook event click here

Sneakers & Burgers 5.0: Mid 90's

The poster below says it all, the 5th edition of the Sneakers & Burgers festival is combining the love for snickers with the love for food and hip music. The festival streches over two days, 1st and 2nd of June, starting hours 1:00 PM at Control Club

For Facebook event click here

Independent events for Friday, Saturday and Sunday:

FRIDAY - 31 May

18.00 - 21.00 Friday evening kayaking on Herastrau Lake (click here to see the address)

Individual tickets cost 60 lei per person, group tickets 45 lei per person if you bring along 3 friends. For bookings call +40764044737 or contact Free Worlding Romania & Danube Escapes

For Facebook event click here

20.00 - 01.00 Afroelectronica at Rockers Vinyl Coffee Shop (click here to see the address)

Think about African or African-rooted music, about rhythm. Live, improvised electronic/acoustic beats, an open mic and some drums. Bring lyrics, or your capacity to improvise. We'll play with that! Entrance 25 lei

For Facebook event click here


11.00 - 17.00 Clinceni Airshow at Aeroclubul Teritorial “ Aurel Vlaicu ” (click here to see the address)

Air demonstration dedicated to children. The show includes airplanes, gliders, hot air baloon and many more. The entrance is free of charge

For Facebook event click here

19.00 - 02.00 Grand Opening at M60 Space (click here to see the address)

Open air summer garden in the middle of the city opens its doors for a new season of summer vibes!

For Facebook event click here

SUNDAY - 2 June