Budapest Fireworks Show on Aug 20

The famous Fireworks Show in Budapest is held on Aug 20 every year, when Hungarians celebrate the state, the first king and the new bread of the year.

Budapest Fireworks Sho by Miroslav Petrasko
Budapest Fireworks Show by Miroslav Petrasko

To enjoy the Fireworks Show on Aug 20, the Buda castle is a remarkable spot, as are the Budapest Fireworks Cruises, the Citadel on top of Gellert Hill or the promenades of the river Danube.

Aug 20 is the happiest national holiday of the Hungarian people, with all day concerts, food and drink stalls, festivals (for example the Festival of Crafts in the Buda Castle), and as the crowning of the day: the Fireworks Show in the evening, from around 9 pm.

Enjoy the spectacular Fireworks Show in Budapest

The one hour show usually attracts hundreds of thousands of locals and tourist. Most of them watch the Fireworks Show from the riverbank of the Danube or from the bridges (although please note that 2 of the most central bridges will be closed from public: Elizabeth Bridge and the Chain Bridge, as they will be part of the Fireworks Show).


  1. Hello

    I would like to book an outside table for two in the restaurant at the top of the Castle please.
    Could you advise.

    • Hello Paul,

      thank you for your email.

      I am afraid, we can only help you with Buda Castle Tours.

      I am sorry that I could not be of more help this time.

  2. Sorry — that would be for the 20th August to celebrate my wifes’ birthday.
    Thank you

  3. Will all these celebrations be free of cost on the 20th ?

    • Hello Aamir,

      thank you for your email.

      You can watch the Fireworks Show free of charge.

      I hope I could be of help.

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