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.


budapest concerts matthias church

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

For Matthias Church Concerts information and tickets click here

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

Budapest Wine Festival – 10th to 13th September 2020

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.

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 2018 edition of the Budapest Wine Festival:



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, Vivaldi, Alessandro Stradella, Tomaso Albinoni, Ferenc Liszt,…

Duration: about 70 minutes. Tickets from 20 €!Information on Organ Concert and tickets – click here

Budapest Half Marathon on September 6th

The largest Central European Half Marathon takes place in Budapest on Sunday, the 6th September, 2020 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 in Hungary

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 , Händel, Albinoni, Vivaldi, Gounod, Händel, Schubert, Mozart, Bizet, among others.

Duration: about 70 minutes. Tickets from 37 € 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


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

Chocolate Festival – September 11th to 13th

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: 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

 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 (two hours and forty five).

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 (2020 September 5,12,19 and 26th) 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, SpartybookingVideo 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.