Budapest Season by Season

From Spring To Winter: Activity Tips, Photos

Discover Budapest’s many faces season by season. The city offers plenty things to do and see all the year round. There are many festivals and exciting events in all four seasons.

Spring kicks off with Easter, followed by the the Spring Festival and Mayday.

The summer months are the hottest in Hungary with numerous popular festivals and events.

The Budapest Summer Festival offers concerts, musicals, theatrical performances, dance shows, children programs on three venues. The summer fun ends with the August 20th festivities with a Fireworks Show.

Autumn is very nice in our city, especially September when it’s still very warm during the day and the so-called Indian summer in the beginning of October.

At the end of November the city is starting to prepare for Christmas with one of Europe’s nicest Chistmas Fairs in downtown Budapest.

Although things calm down a bit at the beginning of January, the winter season has some awesome programs and activities for tourists and locals alike.

Seasonal Things to Do – From Summer Through Christmas

fountain at Szabadsag ter in Summer

Summer in Budapest

Top things to do in the hot summer months. TIP: See our recommendations (tips, activities, places) for a heat spell in Budapest.

Enjoy  a Cocktail/Beer wih Cruise or other Boat Tour on an air-conditioned boat, have fun in Budapest’s outdoor pools and baths, find out where to get he best ice-cream in the city.

TIP: See also our Visit Budapest in June, Visit Budapest in July and Programs in August 2017 pages.
walkways lined with trees in Autumn in Buda Castle

Budapest in Autumn

Budapest stays a vibrant city after summer with plenty to do:

Christmas in Vaci street with festive lights

Holiday Season in Budapest

Learn how Hungarians prepare for Christmas in the capital city, and where to find the best Christmas markets. Information on opening hours, public transport during the holiday.

Christmas and New Year concerts and other program tips in the Advent period.
TIP: Celebrate the end of the year in Budapest on a New Years’Eve Party on the Danube.  

Seasons – Winter and Spring

Budapest in Winter-snow covered roof tops
Budapest in Winter

Tips on what to do and see in the city from December through February.

Winter sightseeing, indoor programs, ice-skating and other activity recommenmdations for a great winter vacation.

TIP: See our program recommendations for February in Budapest.

Related

Events and Festivals – festival, and event calendar month by month.

Public Holidays in Hungary – all the bank holidays in Hungary.

colourful Hungarian Easter eggs

Budapest Easter Holiday

See how the Hungarian capital celebrates the biggest spring holiday, Easter.

Plan your Easter vacation using our sightseeing and program recommendations.

Learn also about Hungarian Easter traditions, and some great Easter recipes.

Spring flowers in Karolyi park

Budapest in Spring

After the cold months of winter Budapest heads into spring with renewed energy.

Lots of festivals, the largest is the Budapest Spring Festival, events, and outdoor programs.

TIP1: Find out what’s on in March in the Hungarian capital!

TIP2: Browse our selection of Budapest events, things to do in April.

TIP3: See what to do on May Day in Budapest!