August is one of the peak months in Budapest regarding tourism.
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
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. 2 July- 16 August, 2018.
Music Evenings in the Budapest Zoo: jazz / world music / klezmer concerts series on Wednesdays from 8:30 pm. 4 July – 22 Aug, 2018.
Sziget Festival Budapest Obuda Island, the iconic and award winning Hungarian music & cultural festival, the Island of Freedom on Obuda Island. Book your Sziget Festival tickets now, and have a great festival week in Budapest! 8-15 August, 2018.
Bath Parties in Szechenyi Bath Budapest: August 1 – 31, 2018 (incl. the world famous Szechenyi Bath Cinetrip Party: August 4, 2018)
Date of Festival of Folk Arts: August 17 – 20, 2018
Entry is FREE for Budapest Card holders.
Street of Hungarian Flavours: 19-20 Aug, 2018. A taste of local gastronomy for 2 days, 19 – 20. The event is in Buda on the Upper bank of River Danube and is free.
Budapest Short International Film Festival: 29 Aug – 3 Sept, 2018, multiple locations.
Budapest Summer Festival (Cultural & Music) with many events on the 75 year old Open Air Stage on Margaret Island: between June and August in 2018.
Jewish Cultural Festival in Budapest: Jewish music, theatrical, cultural and historical festival in Budapest, Hungary. This year scheduled for 2-13 September.
More Budapest travel info for August:
Other Festivals in Budapest
Sambosi – Torley Jazz Festival Budapest: jazz evenings in the Torley Champagne Factory & Palace in Budafok district of Budapest: not scheduled for 2018 yet
Budapest Millenaris Food Market & Night Picnic all summer Saturdays and Sundays in Millenaris Park: not scheduled for 2018 yet
Black Noise Alternative Music Festival (Fekete Zaj) in Budapest Cafe Durer, one of the ruin pubs in the city: not scheduled for 2018 yet
New Orleans Swing Festival in Budapest Palace of Arts: not scheduled for 2018 yet