Things to do in Budapest by months: here are some ideas what you can do in Budapest, Hungary each month throughout the year.
Things to do in Budapest in January
January is not really the most packed with yearly festivals, fairs and the like regarding ‘things to do in Budapest‘, Hungary. Nevertheless, the cultural life does not stop after the December festivities, so please check the Budapest Event Calendar for current events before you go. Some of the annual highlights include the New Year Concerts and the Ice Rink Skating in the City Park by the beautiful Vajdahunyad Castle. See more of the things to do in Budapest in January.
Things to do in Budapest in February
February in Budapest is when things start to get fizzy again after the post-Christmas recovery in January. Whether it is because of the Carnival season, or the promise of the good weather in general, we don’t know. If you should plan your Budapest trip in February, try not to miss the Mangalitsa pork Festival in Budapest (unless you are a vegetarian in Budapest, of course). For current February events, please check the Budapest Event Calendar. Here are some of the annual February highlights including the Opera Ball, or skating on the open air ice rink in Budapest. See more of the things to do in Budapest in February.
Things to do in Budapest in March
March in Budapest is when the Budapest Spring Festival as well as several other festivals and fairs, or outstanding one day events make the city so attractive. For current March events, please check the Budapest Event Calendar. Here are some of the annual March events including the Night of Baths and the Restaurant Week. See more of the things to do in Budapest in March.
Things to do in Budapest in April
April in Budapest, Hungary revolves around the Easter festivities, which is a really family oriented holiday in Hungary. There are not many activities or things to do for tourists regarding festivals, yet there are many concerts, exhibitions, parties going on, so please check the Budapest Event Calendar for current events before you go. Some of the annual highlights include the Easter Festivities at the Buda Castle Royal Palace and the Dance Festival in Budapest. See more of the things to do in Budapest in April.
Things to do in Budapest in May: see the guide to May Events & Things to Do in Budapest 2012 here
May is already high season regarding the cultural richness of events in Budapest, Hungary. While April focused much on the Easter festivities, family gatherings, May is a return to the public celebrations. Starting with May 1, the national holiday when Hungarians celebrate Labour Day with no labour, lots of live music, foods and drinks in the parks of Budapest. See our Budapest Event Calendar for current events before your trip. Some of the annual top programmes in May include the Budapest Palinka Festival, the Foie Gras Festival at the Buda Castle Royal Palace and the Jazz Spring in the Palace of Arts. See more of the things to do in Budapest in May.
Things to do in Budapest in June
June has a lot to offer for locals and tourists alike – the city, which may seem deserted on weekdays in the low season, is now embracing the pleasures of mild nights in Budapest. Whether it is a walk on the Danube Promenade, riding on the Margaret Island, a live concert at the Summer on the Chain Bridge festival, or a cold mug of beer at the Czech Beer Festival in Budapest, the city has more and more to make you happy with. Catering for all interests and tastes. See more of the things to do in Budapest in June.
Things to do in Budapest in July
The yearly summer festivals like the Summer on the Chain Bridge fest, or the Summer Festival Budapest and the recently launched Vajdahunyad Castle Festival are mostly music centred festivals (swing, jazz, classical music, pop, rock, opera, world music, folk, hiphop, what have you, will come on the Budapest menu almost every night in all sorts of settings. See more of the things to do in Budapest in July.
Things to do in Budapest in August
While the Summer on the Chain Bridge festival and the Summer Festival Budapest are ongoing summer events, the biggest thing to do in Budapest – at least for under 35 visitors – must be the world famous Sziget Festival with tons of great music, cultural programmes, performances, activities, adventure and love. Aug 20, the merriest historical national holiday in Hungary peaks the zenith with fireworks by the river Danube in downtown Budapest and the Festival of Folk Arts with handcrafts, dances and traditional Hungarian foods and drinks in the Buda Castle atop the Castle Hill. See more of the things to do in Budapest in August.
Things to do in Budapest in September
September in Budapest is incredibly exciting if you look at the things to do, the annual festivals, fairs and other cultural events: the Budapest International Wine Festival, the Jewish Summer Festival, the National Gallop, the JazzForum Budapest, or the Chocolate and Candy Festival make September one of the best times to visit the Hungarian capital (not to mention Budapest hotel deals). See more of the things to do in Budapest in September.
Things to do in Budapest in October
Budapest is enjoying the last remnants of sunny summer days in October. Gastro things to do include the Palinka and Sausage Festival and the Craft-Beer Festival in Budapest, while those who love arts and music will probably be interested in Budapest Design Week, the Contemporary Art Festival aka Cafe Budapest, or the Budapest Baroque Music Festival. See more of the things to do in Budapest in October.
Things to do in Budapest in November
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Things to do in Budapest in December
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