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Sziget Festival Budapest August
Sziget Festival Budapest August

Budapest Festivals in August

August is one of the peak months in Budapest when it comes to festivals, most of which offer a cool night out with some great music, foods and drinks. The most well known world festival in August is Sziget Festival with its massive 70,000 music lovers from all over the world. But there are many niche festivals too: pick a food, music, cultural festival that suits your tastes and enjoy Budapest.

Fireworks Cruise Budapest Danube River

Fireworks Cruise Budapest Danube River

There is a lot to do in the city, and there are lots of great festivals to see and enjoy. Sziget Festival, Szechenyi bath party festival, the Festival of Folk Arts, Budapest Fireworks on August 20 (Hungary’s Birthday Party) are the regular August events that make this month outstanding and incredibly spectacular.

August Festivals in Budapest Hungary

Budapest Summer Festival (Cultural & Music): the ongoing summer cultural festival in Budapest offers many open air summer evening programs, from classical concerts through circus shows to opera performances or puppet shows. The venues are varied, mainly on breezier parts of the city where the summer nights offer some cool entertaining options in greener settings, such as the scenic Margaret Island or the nice Varosmajor Park on the Buda side of Budapest. Dates: June 8 – August 31, 2019, multiple locations

Budapest Music Festivals Summer Classical Vajdahunyad Castle

Vajdahunyad Castle Budapest Festival

Vajdahunyad Castle Summer Music Festival in Vajdahunyad Castle: A month-long music festival awaiting guests at Vajdahunyad Castle within City Park, featuring symphonic concerts, Gypsy music, jazz performances, and much more. Dates: several days in July / August, 2019.

Budapest Zoo Summer Evening Concerts Music Festival Hungary

Budapest Zoo Summer Music Festival

Music Evenings in Budapest Zoo: every year Budapest ZOO & Botanical Garden offers a concert series, the Summer Music Festival in the genres of jazz, world music and klezmer. The concerts take place among the green trees of the Zoo’s Botanical Garden, and the Art Nouveau buildings of the historical Zoo, which opened its gates in 1866 (at that time with military marches). The days of the summer concerts are usually on Wednesdays. The concerts start from 8 pm.  Wednesday evenings, July, 2019

Sziget Festival Budapest

Sziget Festival Budapest

Sziget Festival Budapest Obuda Island, the iconic and award winning Hungarian music & cultural festival is set on  an island in the middle of the river Danube, about 30 min from the city center. The Sziget (literally Island) is Obuda Island where the festival grows into a village of over 500,000 people visiting the Music Festival mixed with shows, interactive plays, games, workshops and more. The lineup features big names form abroad and from Hungary in all possible genres (rock, pop, funk, disco, electro, punk, world music, what have you). Book your Sziget Festival tickets now, and have a great festival week in Budapest as they are soon gone. 7-13 August, 2019.

Bath Party Budapest

Bath Party Budapest

Bath Parties in Szechenyi Bath Budapest: the absolute summer night parties in the thermal pools outdoor in Szechenyi Spa & Baths in Budapest await approximately 5000 party goers, most of whom only travel to Budapest to be part of it. The Budapest bath party is scheduled every Saturday night with laser shows, and great DJs (electro, hiphop, triphop, funk). Note: August 3 is a special edition of the Cinetrip summer party extravaganza. Dates: Aug  3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019.

Festival of Folk Arts Crafts Budapest August Festival

Festival of Folk Crafts Budapest

Festival of Folk Arts in the Buda Castle Budapest: the festival of Hungarian folk arts, crafts and traditions on the Buda Castle Hill.

Entry is normally FREE for Budapest Card holders to the Festival of Hungarian Folk Arts in Budapest, and you can also enter the museums inside the castle building free of charge. The last day of the festival culminates in the national celebrations and fireworks on August 20, Hungary’s birthday. Dates: August 17 – 18 – 19 – 20, 2019.

August 20 in Budapest with Budapest Fireworks Cruise: every year there is a fascinating Hungarian national day parade by the river Danube, also in the Buda Castle, expect to see dancers and celebrations at the Fisherman’s Bastion and Matthias Church, and in other popular venues in the city of Budapest. Date: August 20, 2019.

Street of Hungarian Foods and Flavours Budpaest Festival - Magyar Izek Utcaja

Street of Hungarian Flavours Budapest

Street of Hungarian Flavours: The food festival offers a taste of local Hungarian foods and insights into Hungary’s gastronomy. The 2 day festival features various concerts. The event is on the Buda side of Budpaest by the bank of the River Danube, near Buda Castle Garden Bazaar (Varkert). Entry is free. Date (not confirmed yet): Aug 18, 19, 20, 2019

Budapest Short International Film Festival: the short film festival takes place in multiple locations, movies and open air cinemas/ locations. Date not confirmed for 2019 yet.

Budapest Summer Festival (Cultural & Music) with many events on the 75 year old Open Air Stage on Margaret Island: in June, July and August in 2019.

Budapest Jewish Cultural Festival

Budapest Jewish Cultural Festival

Jewish Cultural Festival in Budapest: Jewish music, theatrical, cultural and historical festival in Budapest, Hungary. Usually the festival is scheduled for the end of Aug and early September. Date: not confirmed yet.

More Budapest travel info for August:

August Things to Do Budapest


  1. Hello!
    My name is Makhfuza Salimova. I am from Uzbekistan, Central Asia. I’m a designer, craftswoman.
    My profession includes to produce items – embroidered sofas and armchairs, carpets with gold embroideries ,skullcaps, certain types of women’s clothing, pillowcases, (cape on the kettle), vests, belts, shoes and other different kind of products. And all of my products are made from embroidery, tumber and from silk..

    In 1998 “Youth Folk Art Development Centre” was founded in Bukhara. This organization has had many great achievements so far. As a director of “Youth Folk Art Development Centre” and coordinator of IOV in Uzbekistan and Central Asia from 2013 year my aim is to organize the unions of the craftsmen and raise the reputation of IOV in Central Asia.
    As a result of my work in this field for many years and achievements I was announced as a cordinator of IOV for 12 years. And it is announced officially in 2013. If you are interested, contact with us. Hope for beneficial partnership!We want also participate in your exhibition with our products.
    We hope this request would be given the most favourable consideration and prompt attention.
    Thank you

    • Hello Makhfuza,

      thank you for your inquiry. For requests to participate at the fair by renting a stall, we usually recommend contacting the organisers (the Budapest Crafts Folk Festival is organised by the Association of Hungarian Folk Artists, a national organization ) of the fair and festival at the email address: neszfolk [at ] nesz.hu, but please note that the festival / market is primarily presenting and promoting national crafts, local traditions, which is one of the biggest attractions of the fairs for tourists who are interested in seeing / trying / tasting the local specialties. That said, they might be open to cooperate, so do give it a try.

      I hope I could be of help.

  2. Pls. write your terms and your email adress.

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