What to do and see in Budapest in August 2020. ?
Discover the many events and activities we have selected for your visit to Budapest in August. The Budapest calendar for the month of August is regularly updated when new events are announced that attract our full attention.

CONCERT. Stefan’s Basilica every Thursday.

In the majestic setting of St. Stephen’s Basilica in the centre of Pest a weekly organ concert takes place under the direction of Miklos Teleca. The arias on the programme are performed by Kolos Kovac, one of the most famous orchestral singers in Hungary, and you can also listen to flutist Eleonora Krusic.
Concert every Thursday at 8 pm (programme subject to change) : Mozart, Vivaldi, Stradella, Albinoni, Liszt, Schubert, Bizet …….

Duration: approximately 70 minutes. Tickets from 20 € ! For concert information and tickets for the organ concert, click here.

Address : SV. St. Stephen’s Basilica, St. Istvan Ter 1, 5. Pest County – Map –

BUDAPEST DANUBE CONCERT STRING ORCHESTRA

In addition, the Duna String Orchestra of Budapest offers concerts in St. Stephen’s Basilica every Tuesday and Sunday at 8pm. About the programme (subject to change) : Bach, Handel, Albinoni, Vivaldi, Guno, Handel, Schubert, Mozart, Bizet and others.

Duration: approximately 70 minutes. Tickets from 37 € in category C. For more information about the string concert and the tickets – click here.

Address : SV. St. Stephen’s Basilica, St. Istvan Ter 1, 5. Pest County – Map –

FIXED BUDGET LINES from 5 to 11 August

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From the 5th to the 11th. In August, Europe’s largest music festival – the Sziget Festival – takes place in Budapest. In one week, more than 550,000 spectators from all over the world attend 600 concerts and performances on more than 50 stages.
Detailed information can be found in our article about the Budapest Festival in Siega, if you click here.

Due to the coronavirus epidemic, the Sziget Festival in Budapest in 2020 has unfortunately been cancelled for good.

MATTIC church concerts – 7,21,28 and 29

On 7, 21, 28 and 29 May, the International Music Festival takes place in the beautiful Matthias Church in the historic Old Town of Budapest. In August at 19.00 there will be classical music concerts with the Budapest Duna String Orchestra, which will perform works by Bach, Handel, Mozart and Vivaldi, among others.

Here you will find information about concerts and tickets for the Matthias Church.

Address : Church of Mathias, Centaresag ter 2, 1. District, Buda – map.

FOLKDANCE SHOW ON DONAUPALAST

Discover the art of folk dance in Hungary during a 90-minute performance (including intermission) in the unique setting of the Danube Palace in Pest, in the city centre.
This show is a real testimony of the Hungarian heritage and reveals the traditions of costume, music and dance of Hungary and its former empire.
Tickets (3 categories) are also available with a pick-up service.

Duration: approximately 90 minutes. Tickets from 24 €. Information and maps for folk dancing – click here.

Budapest Danube cruises

Explore Budapest with a boat trip on the Danube (45mn-1h), day and night to admire the Budapest Castle, the Matthias Church, the Hungarian Parliament, the Citadel, Hotel Gellért and other attractions. From 9 euros.

For more information about a cruise to Budapest – click here.

You also have the possibility to dine on the cruise while admiring Budapest in the evening!

In the evening, departing at 7.45 pm, you can enjoy a two and a half hour boat trip on the Danube, accompanied by a four course menu and a musical show of local Hungarian artists (from November to February with a provisional departure at 7 pm).

Information and reservation – Dinner Cruise – click here.

National Holiday – 20. August 2020

Hungarian St. Stephen’s Day on the 20th. August is a national holiday on which the foundation of the Hungarian state was celebrated more than 1000 years ago.

The program:
– Celebrations in Parliament from 8.30 to 9.30 in Košutaplein, where the Hungarian flag was hoisted. Visits to Parliament shall be from 12 noon to 5 p.m.
– Air and water parade on the banks of the Danube from 9.30am to 11am.
– Concerts on the Adam Clarke Square from 11.30 to 18.00.
– Concerts and Festival Hungarian Flavour Street at the Varkert Bazaar in Buda.
– Folk art festival (17-20 August) in the Buda Castle.
– Bread dedication and harvest procession at 2.30 p.m. from St. György’s Square in Buda Castle to the statue of St.
– Mass and procession of the right hand of St. Stephen at 5 p.m. in the Basilica of St. György.

9:00 : Fireworks (30 minutes) between the chain and the Margit bridges.
You can admire this luxurious firework display from the banks between these two bridges, from any position from which you can see the facade of the Parliament. Along the docks, where several hundreds of thousands of people come to watch the fireworks, the daily traffic is cut off.

Good advice: Watch the fireworks from a boat on the Danube!

Information and tickets for the Fireworks Cruise on 20 August – click here.

SPARTY baths in the lower baths in August

On Saturday evening (1,8,15,22,29) open-air parties take place in the Sechenser baths. In this spectacular setting you will discover animations, dancers, 3D projections and live DJ sets for a unique winter evening! Information and tickets on the site, Spartacus booking. Video of the Sparty event:

The Széchenyi baths can be reached by public transport via metro station M1 – Széchenyi fürdő and trolleybus 72 – Széchenyi fürdő.
Address : Allatkerti crt. 9. to 14. District, Plague.

Discover opera, concerts and classical music performances in Budapest in our special article here

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