What to do and see in Budapest in September 2024?
Discover the events and activities we have selected for your visit to Budapest in September. 

This calendar is updated as soon as new events are announced for Budapest in September.

MATTHIAS CHURCH CONCERT – every Friday

The beautiful Matthias Church in Buda’s Old Town holds classical music concerts every Friday in September 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 every Friday.

Information about Matthias Church Concerts and tickets – click here

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

Budapest Wine Festival – 12th to 15th September 2025

The Budapest Wine Festival is an opportunity to discover Hungarian wines in the unique and majestic setting of Buda Castle. From Thursday, the 12th, to Sunday, the 15th September, 2024 you can explore more than 100 Hungarian producer stands as well as numerous culinary stands and numerous cultural programs (concerts, dances…) and activities for children.
The entrance ticket on the spot for 1 day includes a crystal glass (empty, to taste the wines at the various stands) and free admission to the permanent collections of the History Museum of Budapest at the Castle.

Address: Buda Castle, Szent György tér 2, 1st round- Planwebsite
Open hours : Thursday and Friday: 14h00-24h00; Saturday: 12h00-24h00 and Sunday: 12h00-22h00.

Discover the great video of the 2023 edition of the Budapest Wine Festival:

CONCERTS ST. STEPHEN’S BASILICA
every Sunday and Tuesday.

ST. STEPHEN'S BASILICA 

In the center of Pest enjoy an organ or a string concert in St. Stephen’s Basilica, one of the most beautiful neo-classical buildings in Budapest. Take your pick from 3 concerts, each with 4 seating classes, to tailor your experience to your taste and budget. Concert every Sunday and Tuesday:

Duration: about 70 minutes. Information on Classical Music Concerts in St Stephen’s Basilica
and tickets – click here

Address: St. Stephen’s Basilica, Szent István ter 1, 5th district, Pest – map

Budapest Half Marathon on September 8th, 2024.

The largest Central European Half Marathon takes place in Budapest on Sunday, the 8th September, 2024. More than 15,000 participants of 71 nationalities are expected for this 21km race (individual and team races).
It is a unique opportunity to visit Pest and its beautiful avenues, and to cross the Danube and run at the foot of the Buda Castle! Full information and registration on this link.
Check out this video of the 2022 Half marathon edition:

National Opera in Budapest
budapest opera

After more than 4 years of renovation, the Hungarian National Opera reopened its doors in 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  – click here

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, including a 10mn concert!
Booking at least 1 week in advance strongly recommended:

Information Opera House Guided Tour
and booking – click here 

Cruises on the Danube River – Budapest in September

 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 also the possibility of a dinner cruise every evening (information on this link).

For Cruise information in Budapest – click here

Information on this link to our article, ‘Cruises in Budapest’.

‘The World of Banksy’ exhibition until 22 September 2024

‘The World of Banksy’ exhibition
@ theworldofbanksy.hu

Banksy is the world’s most famous and controversial British graffiti artist, turning streets into giant canvases across the globe, from London to New York, Gaza to Tokyo. The exhibition ‘The World of Banksy’ presents over 100 works, murals, canvases and videos covering the whole of his output, from paintings from the very first phase of his career to his final years, from works created using the graffiti technique by hand to those created using stencils, which allow for faster execution. Presented for the first time in Budapest, this exhibition takes place in the Komplex gallery, whose exposed brick walls, dynamic lighting and careful staging make for a complete and immersive experience!

‘The World of Banksy’ exhibition and ticket information – click here

Address: Komplex, Király utca 26, 1061 Pest – mapwebsite. Open every day from 10 am to 6 pm. Thursday, Friday and Saturday until 20:00.

SPARTY bath parties at the Széchényi baths

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 in Budapest!

Information SPARTY and tickets –  click here

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.

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