What to do and see in Budapest in September ?
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.

every Friday

The beautiful Matthias Church in Buda’s Old Town holds classical music concerts every Friday in September 2023 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 – 7th to 10th September 2023

The Budapest Wine Festival is an opportunity to discover Hungarian wines in the unique and majestic setting of Buda Castle. From Thursday, the 7h, to Sunday, the 10th September, 2023 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 2022 edition of the Budapest Wine Festival:

every Sunday and Tuesday.


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

Hungarian Folk Performance – every Saturday

Hungarian folk
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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.
True testimony of the Hungarian heritage, the show will present the tradition of the costumes, music and dance of Hungary and its former empire. Duration: about 90 minutes. Show every Saturday:

Folk dance show information and tickets – click here

Budapest Half Marathon on September 10th 2023

The largest Central European Half Marathon takes place in Budapest on Sunday, the 10th September, 2023 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:

Chocolate Festival – September 16th to 18th

chocolate festival

This new edition of the Budapest Chocolate Festival will take place in front of the beautiful St. Stephen’s Basilica in the city center. Not only will you discover many chocolates and pastries, but you will also be able to taste Hungarian wines and enjoy many culinary and street food stands. Entry is free.

Address: St. Stephen’s Basilica, Szent István tér, 5th district, Pest – map
Open hours: Friday and Saturday 10.00 – 23.00, Sunday: 10.00 – 21.00.

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’.

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.

World press Photo 2023 exhibition – until 30 October
world Press Photo 2022 Budapest

From 23 September to 30 October 2023, the World Press Photo 2023 exhibition at the Hungarian National Museum will present 138 images selected by an international jury from 64,823 photos taken by 4,000 photojournalists from 130 countries. Discover this unique exhibition on its world tour, which presents the most important news and images of the year through the photographs of the 65th edition.

Address: Hungarian National Museum, Múzeum krt. 14-16, Budapest 1088, Pest – mapwebsite – Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00.

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