What is there to see and do in Budapest in September?
Discover the events and activities we have selected for your visit to Budapest in September. The Budapest Calendar for September is updated when new events are announced.


In the beautiful Matthias Church in the historic Old Town of Budapest, classical music concerts take place in September at 19.00 hours. The Duna string orchestra plays works by Bach, Handel, Mozart and Vivaldi.

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

Address : Sentaromsag ter 2, 1. District, Buda – map.

Budapest Wine Festival – 10-13. September 2020.

The Budapest Wine Festival is an opportunity to discover Hungarian wines in the unique and majestic surroundings of the Budapest Castle. From Thursday the 5th until Sunday the 8th. In September 2019, you can visit more than 100 stands of Hungarian producers, many culinary stands and numerous cultural programmes (concerts, dances…) and events for children.
The ticket for one day is 3400 feet (≈ 11 Euro) and includes a crystal glass (empty for wine tasting at several stands) and free entrance to the permanent collections of the Historical Museum of Budapest in the castle.

Address : Buda Castle, St. Peter’s György’s Ter 2, Tower 1 – location –
opening hours : Thursday and Friday: 14.00-24.00 hrs; Saturday: 12.00-24.00 hrs and Sunday: 12:00-22:00.

Watch a great video about the Budapest Wine Festival 2018:


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, Alessandro Stradella, Tomaso Albinoni, Franz Liszt.

Duration: approximately 70 minutes. Tickets from 20 € ! Information about organ concerts and tickets – click here.

Budapest half marathon 6. September

Sunday the 6th. In September 2020, Budapest will host the largest half-marathon in Central Europe with more than 15,000 participants of 71 nationalities (individual and team races). This is a unique opportunity to visit Pest and its beautiful avenues, but also to cross the Danube and walk at the foot of Buda Castle!
Full information is available under this link.
Watch this video of the half marathon of 2018:


You can also attend the concerts of the Duna String Orchestra in St. Stephen’s Cathedral every Tuesday and Sunday at 20.00 hrs. 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 : St. Stephen’s Basilica, St. Istvan Ter 1, 5. Pest County – Map –


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.

Chocolate Festival – 11-13. September

The new edition of the Budapest Chocolate Festival takes place in front of the beautiful St. Stephen’s Basilica in the city centre. Here you will not only discover lots of chocolate and cakes, but also Hungarian wines and you can enjoy the many culinary and street stalls. Admission is free.

Address : Budapest, Szent István ter, district 5, Pest – map –
opening hours : Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m., Sunday: 10.00 – 21.00.

Danube cruises – Budapest in September

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.
It is also possible to dine every evening during the cruise (two hours and forty-five).

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

Information about this link to our article Cruises in Budapest.


On Saturday evening (5, 12, 19 and 26 September 2020) open-air parties will be held in the Szechenyi 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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