September festivals in Budapest are a pleasure for any Budapest visitors in early fall. No more hot days (like in July or August), and somewhat fewer tourists, which make Budapest attractions and events less packed. The best festivals in September in Budapest is the Hungarian Wine Festival in the Buda Castle, atop the hill and the National Gallop Hungarian Horse Race and Show.
September Festivals in Budapest Hungary
Budapest Summer Festival (Cultural & Music): June 9 – August 31, 2018, multiple locations
From classical concerts to circus shows and opera performances on many places, such as Margaret Island and Varosmajor Park.
Bath Parties in Szechenyi Bath Budapest: September 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2018. The most popular thermal bath in Budapest, Szechenyi Spa & Baths is famous for its night parties, sparties, for short. Be alert, tickets are often sold out in advance.
One of the most prestigious events of its kind in Hungary featuring 164 wineries, hundreds of great wines, many popular events, including a Wine University, a wine auction, an arts festival, concerts and several live performances.
33. International Half Marathon on 9 September, 2018. This running event, which attracts thousands of runners, is almost 30 years old. Go and get your running gear to have a good run in a scenic city, like Budapest and along its beautiful Danube river bank.
Cultural Heritage Days in Budapest: 14-15 September, 2018. Several places throughout Budapest. Certain institutions and buildings otherwise closed for the public welcome visitors this weekend.
Budapest National Gallop Hungarian Horse Race and Show on Heroes’ Square Budapest City Park: 14-16 September, 2018. Three-day introduction to Hungarian horse tradition, with chance to taste the delights of the Kitchen of Hungary. On September 19th and 20st Andrassy Avenue, the city’s grandest boulevard, will become the Gallop Promenade, presenting over 1,000 years of Hungarian history.
World Press Photo Exhibition Budapest: The annual contest has grown into one of the most prestigious awards in photojournalism and multimedia storytelling, and the exhibition it produces is seen by four million people worldwide each year. Museum of Ethnography (Neprajzi Muzeum) on Kossuth Square, near the Hungarian Parliament building. Closed on Mondays, open from Tue – Sun: September 20 – October 23, 2018
Pozsony Picnic in Budapest: popular cultural event with concerts, shows, foods, crafts and more in Ujlipotvaros District by the river Danube between Jaszai Mari square and St Stephen’s Park. Free event. Not yet scheduled for 2018 yet.
Harvesting Party: perfect family day out at Vajdahunyad Castle, one of the most romantic places in Budapest, with concerts, food kitchen, crafts. Dates are to be confirmed.
Craft Beer Festival (Fozdefeszt): dates yet to be confirmed.
Budunkpest: I International Acrobatic Basketball Cup with displays, dunking competition, break dance shows, pole dancing and concerts. Free event on Heroes Square. Dates yet to be confirmed.
Gallery Weekend Budapest: Dates yet to be confirmed. For a weekend, everything is about contemporary fine arts in Budapest: presentations in over 20 art galleries, openings and tours in the best private galleries. Free event.
Little Garden Market at Ankert. Market for urban gardeners, flower-, gastro- and natural design-lovers with special gastronomy products, plants, jewelry, garden and kitchen accessories, vintage-style decorations. Free entry and dog friendly event. Dates yet to be confirmed.
Night of Theatres. Theatres make peeping behind the scenes possible. One entry ticket is valid for visiting all venues. This year on 23 June.
Bridging Europe in Mupa: Arts festival with concerts and world famous participants. Dates yet to be confirmed.
Budapest Design Het event is held every autumn citywide and is open to both the public and the design industry. Dates yet to be confirmed.
Budapest International Documentary Movies Festival: award winner documentaries from 17 nations in Premier Kultcafe (ex Vorosmarty movie), Odry Theater, the Italian Cultural Centre in Budapest and Kazimir Restaurant. Dates yet to be confirmed.
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Other Festivals in September
Rock On! Fest: 3 day festival for heavy metal fans in Barba Negra Track. Not scheduled for 2018.
Ujbuda Jazz Festival in Budapest: Not yet scheduled for 2017. With both Hungarian and international participants representing the contemporary and traditional jazz music.
Carnival at Kazinczy Street: concerts, street food, family programs for a whole day in an area surrounded by ruin bars. Not yet scheduled for 2018
Goldtimer Aeroplane Days in Budapest on Budaorsi Airport (not the same as the International Airport). Old airplane models, air show, open day with various programs. Not yet scheduled for 2018.
Budapest Short Film Festival (BuSho) in Vorosmarty Cinema & at Balassi Institute. Not yet scheduled for 2018
Baroque Music Festival Budapest, Inner City Church Concerts. Not yet scheduled for 2018
Central European Steam Engine Grand Prix in Budapest Railway Park. Not yet scheduled for 2018
Falk Art Forum, Budapest Antique Quarter. Not yet scheduled for 2018
SzeptEmber Feszt Food Festival in Budapest Nepliget Park (People’s Park). Not yet scheduled for 2018
Open Air Metal War Music Festival in Budapest Nepliget Park (People’s Park). Not yet scheduled for 2018
Antre Festival Budapest: Talent seeking festival for amateurs and the undiscovered: many venues in Budapest (Mika Tivadar Bar, Szimpla Bar, Godor Club, etc.). Not yet scheduled for 2018
Students’ Music Festival in Budapest Technical University (Budapest Egyetemi Napok) (light music for the young crowds) in the Infopark. Date: not scheduled for 2018
Offline Sports Games (OSG) Festival on the Budapest Ice Rink in City Park (extreme sports & electro / hip-hop / rap music fest). Date: not scheduled for 2018
Football Festival Budapest: Fay Street Vasas Sports Club, District XIII. Date: not scheduled for 2018