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
Bath Parties in Szechenyi Bath Budapest: September 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2016. 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.
Rock On! Fest: 3 day festival for heavy metal fans in Barba Negra Track. 2-4 September, 2016. Free event.
Ujbuda Jazz Festival in Budapest: September 2 – 5, 2016 with both Hungarian and international participants representing the contemporary and traditional jazz music.
Open day at Kolibri Theatre on 3 September is a must for young theatre lovers. Free family event, as the clientele of this theatre is mainly children.
Carnival at Kazinczy Street: concerts, street food, family programs for a whole day in an area surrounded by ruin bars. 3 September, 2016.
Harvesting Party: perfect family day out at Vajdahunyad Castle, one of the most romantic places in Budapest, with concerts, food kitchen, crafts on 3-4 September, 2016.
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 on 4 September, 2016. Free event.
Jewish Summer Festival in Budapest: a multicultural event of concerts, film screenings, arts exhibitions, gastronomy events offering a great opportunity to find out everything about Hungarian Jewish culture between 4 – 11 September, 2016. This year two additional and beautiful synagogues (on Bethlen square and in Hegedus Gyula street) are added to the venues.
Budapest Wine Festival in Buda Castle Royal Palace and its courtyards: September 8 – 11, 2016. 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.
Craft Beer Festival (Fozdefeszt) between 9-11 September, 2016 in the Budapest City Park. Free entry.
Budunkpest: I International Acrobatic Basketball Cup with displays, dunking competition, break dance shows, pole dancing and concerts. Free event on Heroes Square on 10 September, 2016.
Gallery Weekend Budapest on 10-11 September, 2016. 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 on 11 September 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.
International Half Marathon on 11 September, 2016. 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.
Budapest National Gallop Hungarian Horse Race and Show on Heroes’ Square Budapest City Park: September 16 – 18, 2016. 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.
Chocolate Festival Budapest: Sweet Days Festival at the breathtakingly beautiful St. Stephen Basilica on Stephen’s Square, Buda Castle. 16-18 September, 2016. Free event not only for people with sweet teeth.
Night of Theatres on 17 September. 30 theatres make peeping behind the scenes possible. One entry ticket is valid for visiting all venues.
Bridging Europe in Mupa: Arts festival with concerts and world famous participants, such as Juliette Gréco, Michel Legrand és Jean-Luc Ponty. September 21-28, 2016
Budapest Design Het event is held every autumn citywide and is open to both the public and the design industry. Scheduled for 23 September- 2 October, 2016.
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. September 24 – October 2, 2016.
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Other Festivals in September
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. Date: not scheduled for 2016
Budapest Short Film Festival (BuSho) in Vorosmarty Cinema & at Balassi Institute. Date: not scheduled for 2016
Baroque Music Festival Budapest, Inner City Church Concerts. Date: not scheduled for 2016
Central European Steam Engine Grand Prix in Budapest Railway Park. Date: not scheduled for 2016
Falk Art Forum, Budapest Antique Quarter. Date: not scheduled for 2016
SzeptEmber Feszt Food Festival in Budapest Nepliget Park (People’s Park). Date: not scheduled for 2016
Open Air Metal War Music Festival in Budapest Nepliget Park (People’s Park). Date: not scheduled for 2016
Antre Festival Budapest: Talent seeking festival for amateurs and the undiscovered: many venues in Budapest (Mika Tivadar Bar, Szimpla Bar, Godor Club, etc.). Date: not scheduled for 2016
Students’ Music Festival in Budapest Technical University (Budapest Egyetemi Napok) (light music for the young crowds) in the Infopark. Date: not scheduled for 2016
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 2016
Football Festival Budapest: Fay Street Vasas Sports Club, District XIII. Date: not scheduled for 2016