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Budapest Weekend Guide 8-10 September

Shows, concerts and cultural attractions – Budapest is always buzzing. Each week, we gather all of the important happenings taking place in our favourite city so you can plan ahead.

Friday, 8 September

KRAFT – Craft Beer Festival at Dürer Kert

From September 7th to 10th, over 30 local and international brewers, along with the most prominent beer shops, are showcasing their finest brews at the open-air Dürer Kert. The festival, featuring pints, tastings, concerts, DJs, and street food, is a must for all craft beer enthusiasts.

Get tickets here

Bill Burr (USA) – Comedy show

You can still snag some tickets for the upcoming show of the Emmy and Grammy-nominated comedian Bill Burr. Bill is one of the top comedic voices of his generation: he has achieved success in TV and film as well as on stage and on Spotify. Bill’s Monday Morning Podcast is one of the most downloaded comedy podcasts, he toured across North America and made history as the first comedian to perform at Fenway Park. He is now coming to Budapest for a long-awaited show. Note that the event will be a phone-free experience.

Get tickets here or on Ticketswap.

Turbina Season Opening

Underground club Turbina (also a cultural centre) is opening its club season with a two-day long mini-festival. The event will fill all the halls, so if you're not eagerly shaking your head to the beats of the concerts at the Great Hall, you can visit an exhibition upstairs. Or spend the breaks between two DJs with street food bites from the bistro. 

Get tickets here

Saturday, 9 September

Jazzbois x Kaláka (HUN) – Concert

To experience a unique Hungarian musical experience, book tickets for Jazzbois x Kaláka. Hip-hop and jazz will merge with folk music at the riverside Kopaszi-gát (BudaPart) on 9 September. The concert starts at 8 pm.

Get tickets here

Intermezzo Festival

An Indian summer keeps us in the mood for outdoor events, and if you would jazz that up with some festival vibes, Intermezzo (between 8-9 September) is for you. Organised by students to create a community around music and design, Intermezzo is a collaboration between MOME and the Hungarian House of Music. Expect live and electronic music, educational programmes, strong visuals, and cool installations – all this near the City Park.

Get tickets here

Night of Dance Houses

Dance House is a very traditional yet casual Hungarian event, where folk musicians play jolly, fast-paced songs and professional dancers teach visitors a few easy steps. Everyone can then dance together in a huge circle. It is easy and huge fun. On September 9th, you can experience it for yourself at Fonó Budai Zeneház, where you can participate in multiple events indoors and in the garden from the afternoon until dawn. The focus will be on Hungarian dances of the Carpathian Basin.

Get tickets in advance on the Hungarian website.

Rum Show 2023

To all rum enthusiasts out there: on September 9th, you can spend an entire afternoon (3 pm - 10 pm) sampling different rums and learning all about these special spirits. Head to the Millenáris (building D - Glass Hall), grab your tasting glass and 4 tasting coupons (which come with the entrance ticket), and immerse in the experience. You can purchase more coupons on the spot (HUF 500 each). 

Get tickets here

Sunday, 10 September

Season closing at the City Park's boating lake

Not to be dramatic, but this is your final chance to soak up the summer vibes at the gorgeous boating lake at the City Park. The season is about to end, but before that, you can make the most out of the Indian summer by pedalling and paddling your way through the lake, backdropped by the Vajdahunyad Castle. You can rent a boat, pedal boat or SUP every day between 10 am and 7:30 pm. If you are more of an adrenaline seeker, look out for the occasional SUP yoga class. SUP rental is ringing up at HUF 2,000 for 30 minutes, while boats cost HUF 3,000 and pedal boats are HUF 4,000. 

More details here

Budapest Wine Festival 2023

Hungary’s grandest wine gala takes place in the cobblestoned terraces surrounding the Royal Palace in the Castle District between 7-10 September. Expect four days of imbibing, folk music and dancing, backdropped by unbeatable views over the city. Hungary’s top winemakers and some of their global counterparts gather to sample their year’s work. Meet the most famous names in the business while the warming rays of September sunshine envelop these historic surroundings. 

Get tickets here

Autumn Széll - End of Summer Street Party

Széll Kálmán tér neighbours Nemdebár, the 101BISTROPingrumba, Sárkány and Easy Art Space join together on September 10th (midday -10 pm) for a food and music-filled street party. The restaurants that form the group's core will be offering street food, while the bars provide street music. But you can also expect an arts and crafts fair and a children's corner. 

Modulár Picnic 2023

Modulár Piknik is an outdoor concert for fans of electronic music and hidden, alternative events. On this sunny Sunday, September 10th, you can listen to a concert performed with three modular synthesizers on the Vibee sound system built on a cargo bike. All of this will take place in the lush environment of Óbudai Island. Live acts include Hungarian musicians Banyek, Bylant, and iamyank, and after their performance, the DJs take 'the stage'. Bring a picnic blanket!

The event is free. More details here (Hungarian-only).


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