What to do and see in Budapest in February ?
Discover the numerous events and activities we have selected for your visit to Budapest in february.
The Budapest calendar for February is regularly updated as soon as new events are announced that attract our full attention.

Ice Skating rink of Budapest in February

ice rink in Budapest

The ’Városliget’ ice rink in Budapest is the largest open-air skating rink in Europe located on the edge of the city’s woodland, the largest green space in the capital with a magnificent view of Vajdahunyad Castle!
This unique ice rink in Budapest is open from mid-November to the end of February.

Open hours: Monday to Friday from 9h to 13h and from 17h to 21h; Saturday and Sunday from 09h to 13h and 16h to 21h (20h on Sunday).
Price: 1500 Ft (≈5 €) the entry on weekdays until Friday noon, then 2000 Ft on weekends (≈7 €). Skate rental: 1800 Ft (≈6 €) – Website – Map.
Address: Olof Palme sétány. 5, XIVth district, Pest.

MATTHIAS CHURCH CONCERT in February

budapest concerts matthias church

In the magnificent Matthias Church in the historic old town of Buda classical music concerts are held at 19:00 with the Budapest Duna String Orchestra performing compositions by Bach, Handel, Mozart and Vivaldi, among others (from € 33 in category B).

For information and tickets click here

Address: Szentháromság tér 2, 1st district, Buda – map .

Mangalica Pork Festival – February 7th to 9th

Discover the Mangalica, a Hungarian specialty of the Iberian swine family! A ham of excellent quality with a strong taste and full of character.
The Mangalica festival in downtown Pest hosts many producers of the product and other culinary and craft stands from Friday the 7th (12:00 to 21:00) to Sunday the 9th of February (10:00 to 18:00). Free entry!

Address: Szabadság tér, 5th district, Pest (near the parliament) – map.

VALENTINE’S DAY

Valentine budapest

If you will be in Budapest in February for Valentine’s Day on February 14th, discover the different cruises and dinners on the Danube organised for this unique occasion!

For information and tickets – click here

FOLK DANCE SHOW AT THE DANUBE PALACE

Discover the art of folk dance in Hungary during a 90-minute show (including an intermission) in the unique setting of the Danube Palace in Pest in the city center. A true testimony of the Hungarian heritage, this show reveals the tradition of the costumes, music and dance of Hungary and its former empire.
Tickets (3 categories) are also offered with pick-up service.
Duration: about 90 minutes. Tickets from 24 €.

Folk dance show information and tickets – click here

Budapest Cruises on the Danube River

budapest cruise tour sightseeing

Discover Budapest with a cruise on the Danube (45mn-1h), day and night, to admire Buda Castle, Matthias Church, Hungarian Parliament, Citadel, Hotel Gellért, and more.
There is the possibility of a dinner cruise every evening (two hours and forty five).

Cruises information in Budapest: click here

You also have the opportunity to dine during your cruise while admiring Budapest by night!

cruise on the Danube

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 (November to February with advanced departure at 19:00).

Information and booking – dinner cruise – click here

SPARTY bath parties at the Széchényi baths in february

The Széchenyi Baths host the Sparty parties on Saturday evenings, (February 8, 15 22 and 29, 2020) in their outdoor baths. In this impressive setting you will experience animations, dancers, 3D projections and DJs live sets for a unique winter evening ! Information and tickets are on the site, Spartybooking.

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: Állatkerti krt. 9th – 14th district, Pest.

Discover also opera, classical concerts and shows in Budapest in our dedicated article on this link.