The glorious Budapest summer is drawing to a close, well technically, but judging by the weather there are definitely plenty more sunny days left. Our local insiders have been on the lookout for epic events and activities taking place in Budapest this September, so you can enjoy the remaining days of fun in the sun. Here are our top picks for the best events happening this September in Budapest.
If you’re visiting Budapest and prefer a bit of zen as opposed to a wild night out, then a bit of Yoga will be right up your street. Instead of just getting your matt and doing it in your Airbnb or apartment, why not join like-minded people for a group yoga session, in a unique setting. That’s exactly what Yoga Brunch will help you do, as every month they organise multiple yoga meetups at different locations across Budapest. This particular event will be taking place on a rooftop, with breathtaking views of Szent István Bazilika. Kicking things off will be a 70-minute yoga session, followed by some non-alcoholic drinks and socialising. So grab your yoga mat and get ready to recharge you’re mind, body and soul.
When: 3rd September 2019 | Where: Société Rooftop
Budapesti Klasszikus Film Maraton
If you’re a film fanatic visiting Budapest in early September, then boy are you in for a treat. Why? Well, it’s because the Hungarian Film Festival is hosting the annual classic film marathon. Over 8 days, they will be screening some of the very best movies from Hungary and Europe. The goal is to help highlight, educate and preserve the history and culture of film in the region. What makes this event so special is that it will be taking place under the stars, in front of one of the city’s most iconic sights, Szent István Bazilika. It’s one of a kind cinematic experience that you won’t be able to experience anywhere else, so add it to your Budapest bucket list now.
When: 4th September – 11th September 2019 | Where: Szent István ter
Budapest Wine Festival
Hungarian wine doesn’t get the recognition it deserves, which is quite a pity as the country produces some of the best wine around. If you don’t believe us, then head over to the beautiful Buda Castle for the annual Budapest Wine Festival. You’ll be able to sample the creme de la creme of grape goodness, from the best wineries both local and international. The fun doesn’t stop there, to accompany the tipple, there will be live music, food and a whole range of other fun activities for you to enjoy. Great wine, awesome people and an exquisite ambience topped off with a stunning view over Budapest. Can you think of anything better?
When: 5th August – 8th September 2019 | Where: Buda Castle
We mentioned CityMatine in our July edition What’s Happening in Budapest, and this September they’re back for their final party of the summer. This all-day, outdoor shindig will be welcoming all party goers to skank to the most superb and smooth sounds around. Resident DJ’s Erro and Drizzy will be joined behind the decks by the Australian born soundgyal Morgan, who has been carving quite the reputation for her scratching skills across the globe. The event starts at 10am going on till 10pm, and if you’re still feeling the vibes then join the afterparty at one of Budapest premier nightclubs, Lock. Like the tunes that will be played, this event is going to be a banger, so release your inner raver and have one helluva time.
When: 7th September 2019 | Where: Palatinus Strand Baths
Sweet Days – Chocolate and Candy Festival
The arrival of September is something all sweet-toothed civilians in Budapest celebrate, as Szent István ter is transformed into sugar heaven for the annual Sweet Days Festival. For the past 8 years, confectioners from all corners of the continent have descended to the Pearl of the Danube to share their sweet creations. The event has come a very long way since it began, even gaining international recognition by respected international authorities such as the London Chocolate Academy. It’s a completely free event where you’ll be able to try all kinds of tasty treats, from chocolates and cakes to pastries and much much more. A dentists nightmare, a sweet tooths dream, so head down and experience it for yourself if you’re gonna be in town.
When: 13th August – 15th September 2019 | Where: Szent István tér
Summer Never Ends II
September signals the end of the summer, but try telling that to the Cream Of Sounds, for them the summer is never over. They’re not alone and this was evident in the massive turnout for the outdoor “Summer Is Never Over” party last year. After its huge success in 2018, the party is back and promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Held at the iconic riverside venue, Kabin, this event will welcome partygoers from all over to dance to the sounds of progressive trance. Joining resident DJ’s thedunaj (Cream Of Sounds) and Bæcker behind this year will be James Cole. The combo of good drinks, banging beats and a cracking crowd, makes this an event you simply can’t miss.
When: 14th September | Where: Kabin
The Budapest Marathon is one of the biggest events on the city’s calendar, with 2019 being the 34th year. The city will be swarmed with participants, quite refreshing from the hoards of tourists which you usually see. So get yourself down to the banks of the Danube and cheer on those taking part as they embark on one of the most physically gruelling activities around.
When: 28th September | Where: See Full Route
This is the September edition of our “What’s Happening in Budapest” series. Check it out and stay tuned for some awesome events coming up in our October edition. Not in town on any of these dates? Don’t worry, you can start exploring Budapest off the beaten path as soon as you land, through the Like Locals App. Your personal guide to unlocking the secret sights, places and stories of the city. Download now for free, available on both iOS and Android devices.