What to do and see 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 as soon as new events are announced.
MATTHIAS CHURCH CONCERT – 13th and 27th of September
In the magnificent Matthias Church in the historic old town of Buda classical music concerts are held at 19:00 (in Budapest in September) with the Duna String Orchestra performing compositions by Bach, Handel, Mozart and Vivaldi, among others.
Address: Szentháromság tér 2, 1st district, Buda – map .
Budapest Wine Festival – 5th to 8th September 2019
The Budapest Wine Festival is an opportunity to discover Hungarian wines in the unique and majestic setting of Buda Castle. From Thursday, the5th, to Sunday, the 8th September, 2019 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 is 3400 Ft (≈11 euros) and 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.
Discover the video of the 2018 edition of the Budapest Wine Festival:
CONCERTS ST. STEPHEN’S BASILICA
In the majestic setting of St. Stephen’s Basilica in the center of Pest a weekly Organ concert is conducted by Miklós Teleki. The arias of the program are performed by Kolos Kováts, one of the most famous singers of oratorio concerts in Hungary, and you can also listen to the flutist, Eleonóra Krusic.
Concert every Thursday at 8:00 pm (with program subject to change): Mozart: Fantasy in F minor K 608, Antonio Vivaldi: 4 Seasons – Winter (Largo), Alessandro Stradella: Pieta Signore, Tomaso Albinoni: Adagio, Ferenc Liszt: Choral,…
Duration: about 70 minutes. Tickets from 20 €!Information on Organ Concert and tickets – click here
Budapest Half Marathon on September 8th
The largest Central European Half Marathon takes place in Budapest on Sunday, the 8th September, 2019. 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 is on this link.
Check out this video of the 2018 Half marathon edition:
CONCERT DUNA STRING ORCHESTRA BUDAPEST
You can also attend concerts at the Duna String Orchestra in St Stephen’s Basilica every Tuesday and Sunday at 20:00. On the program (subject to change): Bach (Air BWV 1068), Händel (Rejoice), Albinoni (Adagio), Vivaldi (The Four Seasons ‘Extracts’), Gounod (Ave Maria), Händel (Largo, opera Xerxes), Schubert (Ave Maria), Mozart, Wolfgang (Requiem ‘extracts’), Bizet (Agnus Dei), among others.
Duration: about 70 minutes. Tickets from 35 € in category C.For information Concert Orchestra Duna String and tickets – click here
Address: St Stephen’s Basilica, Szent István ter 1, 5th district, Pest – map –
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
National Gallop Race – 13 to 15 September
The equestrian competition, Galop National ,celebrates the history and equestrian tradition of Hungary. At this 12th edition, you will discover the imposing Heroes Square in Pest, and the various races and attractions of the festival (concerts, culinary and wine stands…). For the program by day, go to this link from the official website in English.
Address: Hősök tere, 14th district, Pest – map – website –
Check out this video presenting the 2017 edition:
Chocolate Festival – September 13th to 15th
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: Budapest, 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
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 (two hours and forty five).
Information on this link to our article, ‘Cruises in Budapest’.
BRYAN ADAMS FREE CONCERT on September 28th
Canadian singer Bryan Adams will give a free concert on Saturday, September 28 in Pest on the majestic Heroes’ Square (‘Hősök tere’ – map -). This is the opportunity to discover his new album ‘Shine a Light’ and his great successes such as Summer of ’69, Heaven, Everything I do, I do it for you, … The concert is free, organized for the 30 years of the Hungarian national lottery.
Concert at 20:00. At 6 pm concert of the Hungarian group Wellhello.
SPARTY bath parties at the Széchényi baths
The Széchenyi Baths host the Sparty parties on Saturday evenings (7,14,21 and 28th) 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.