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    What's on in Budapest this September 2017

    Ujbuda Jazz Festival Budapest, 01-03. September, 2017

    Ujbuda Jazz Festival has become a very popular jazz fest with growing international recognition and reputation with performances of jazz musicians from all over the world. There are more events besides music, like the jazz themed photo exhibitions. The venue may change (A38 Music Ship, MU Theatre), but the Ujbuda Jazz Festival date is usually in September. Ujbuda Jazz Festival leans towards the more modern jazz trends with alternative inspirations rather than the classic jazz. Foreign jazz stars may also participate in the event.

    Budapest Wine Festival, 07-10. September, 2017

    Budapest International Wine Festival has had various names in recent years, but one thing is sure, it is about wines, wine drinking, wine culture, viticulture, wine tours in the Buda Castle on the Castle Hill, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and as such, a noble place for a noble drink. The Budapest International Wine Festival in the Buda Castle is a very lively event with lots of wines to try, foods, including Hungarian specialties to eat, jazz, world music, folk and dixie concerts to listen to, Hungarian folk dance shows to see, etc. There is usually free wifi at the wine festival, which also has its own smartphone application now. Children can take part in kids activities from 10 am to 4 pm. If the dates do not work for you, don’t despair, there are many nice wine tasting sessions in Budapest, even a Budapest Wine Cruise.

    Jewish Cultural Festival, 04-11. September, 2017

    The Jewish Summer Festival was first organized in 1998 and its goal was to introduce Jewish culture (music, dance, fine art, books and films) to as many people as possible. The center of the event is the spectacular Great Synagogue in Dohány Street, the second largest Synagogue in the world (after the one in NYC). Programs include concerts at the Rumbach Street Synagogue and at the Great Synagogue, movie screenings at Uránia Theatre and much more.

    International Half Marathon Budapest, 10. September, 2017

    September is a pleasure for runners in Budapest. The International 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. Join the International Half Marathon on September 10, 2017 (The International Marathon event – full marathon – is in October in Budapest).

    Budapest National Gallop, 15-17. September, 2017

    Budapest National Gallop is a spectacular equestrian event on the historical Heroes’ Square in Budapest. The Gallop race is accompanied by a large scale food fair and cultural shows. The location is right near the City Park and Vajdahunyad Castle, so you can easily spend a day here at the festival and visit the nearby Budapest attractions. There will be mock horseback battles, amazing archers shooting arrows on gallop- ing horses and even race carriage-driving! The carriages that’ll be competing have been created especially for this racetrack. They may have a vintage look but they feature the latest technology inside, so get ready for a rough ride!

    Budapest Chocolate Festival, 16-18. September, 2017

    Chocolate and Candy Festival is a 3 day gastro festival in September for those of you who have sweet tooth (and as Hungarian cakes and confectioneries are superb, it is hard to find a Hungarian who would say ‘no’ to good desserts and sweets). The venue is the square in front of the St Stephen’s Basilica in 2017.Well known multinational sweets companies as well as lesser known Hungarian chocolate craftsmen will showcase their best artisan chocolate products at the Sweet Days Chocolate & Candy Festival to keep you chocolate focused. Besides the the “Gift of the Gods”, honey, coffee, vanilla, excellent wines, macarons, etc. will also be on offer by the numerous food stalls during the festival. There are interesting programmes for adults and kids too, and the entry is free for all!
    Adults can take part in a chocolate tasting tour, and learn some fun facts about chocolate making, wrapping etc. (e.g. once the former editor of BBC Good Food Magazine gave some insights at the festival). Kids will be busy with all kinds of workshops not just gobbling chocolates.  In the evenings you can listen to swing, jazz, funky live concerts. Hungarian themed chocolates sold at the festival can be excellent gifts to take home and enjoy.

    Cultural Heritage Days, 16-17. September, 2017

    This year the Cultural Heritage Days will be focusing on Thousand Faces of Monuments (Ezer arcú műemlék) as well as the theme of Heritage and Community. The programs are free of charge.You can go on some unique guided walk tours to find out on some less commonly known sights of the city.

    Eleven Autumn Bartók Béla Boulevard, 16–18. September, 2017

    Following the popular Eleven Spring Festival organised in May on the up-and-coming Bartók Béla Boulevard (a road starting at Gellért Sqr. in Buda side), the boulevard hosts a 3-day autumn festival too with Poland in the focus. Art Galleries, design shops, cafes, wine bars and bistros welcome everyone with great prigrams. The name of the event, Eleven is a word game on the district number XI. and the Hungarian meaning of eleven: energetic, lively on.

    Beer, Burger & BBQ Festival, 21–24. September, 2017

    Burgers, barbecue and other street food, as well as craft beer will be in the focus for 4 days in Millenáris Park, Buda’s popular leisure venue. You have to buy a beer mug for 1 200 HUF to be served beer. Payment is with HelloPay card, cash is not accepted. The purpose of the festival is to give space for the perfect combination of beer and burger or beer and BBQ. All of the products are made with quality raw materials. So forget the (lack of) taste of fast foods and come try out our exciting and unique flavours at Millenáris Park. Visitors can learn about the all the producers, where they come from and how they make their unique products. Enjoy a true taste of America!

    By choosing to stay at Fraser Residence Budapest you will be in the heart of the city, and a short walk away from some of these great events happening in July. Check-out our Special Offers and we hope to welcome you soon!