11 Amazing September Events 2018
There are less than 21 days left of summer, but can we be honest, we are already thinking about fall. Summer was great, but the idea of inviting fresh, fall air and watching the leaves change gets me a bit excited. Some of my favorite things to do in the fall are to watch Auburn football on Saturdays with a big group or in the comfort of my home. Also, I love to fly to any National Park during this time because they are typically experiencing shoulder season. This time is my favorite because most of the crowds are gone, and you can really enjoy the park. Lastly, I enjoy pumpkin spiced lattes, and I try to make sure I drink as many as I can. So whip out your jean jacket, fall is coming, and I have listed some fun events below that you can have the pleasure of non-reving too.
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OKTOBERFEST (SEPTEMBER 21 - OCTOBER 6)
In Germany, Oktoberfest starts a bit earlier than it does in the states. At this event, they have 6 traditional German beers that are served on the grounds. These beers are Augustiner, Hacker Pschorr, Hofbräu, Löwenbräu, Paulaner and Spaten. When arriving at Octoberfest, please make sure you show up in your traditional German outfit, because you will soon find out that you would be the only sad soul in conventional clothing. Check their website to find out when the best time to go and please take public transportation to this event. Nobody likes someone who drinks and drives.
New York City, New York
Fashion Week (September 5 - 12)
As most start preparing for fall, the streets of New York are transformed into runways filled with fashionistas attending all the shows focusing on Spring fashion. One might not be invited to the shows or parties, but one can at least people watch as you can catch some incredible street fashion
Feast of San Gennaro, the Patron Saint of Naples, Italy (September 13 - September 23)
This is an annual feast that invades Little Italy for 11 days with Italian food and free entertainment. You can find this event going on from the corner of Grand and Motts and don’t forget to watch the annual Cannoli eating competition.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Restaurant Week (September 10 - 16)
This city is known for eating and why not come to visit during restaurant week. New Orleans is celebrating its Tricentennial year, and you can too by taking advantage of fine dining at an affordable cost.
Sip and Sew (All of September)
Have you ever been seen the beautiful Mardi Gras Indians? These gentlemen spend all year sewing their beautiful, elaborate costumes. Each one has a theme, and they now invite you into their home for this beautiful Sip and Sew event. Sign up on their website and take a stroll through some of New Orleans Mardi Gras tradition.
Bourbon Festival (September 22 - 23)
Like the event says Bourbon and Beyond is a perfect blend of bourbon, food & music. This two-day event features over 40 different kinds of Bourbon, a dozen bourbon masters & celebrities, with a dozen workshops, talks, and demos. Not to mention music headliners such as John Mayer, Lenny Kravitz, and Sting.
The Mid-Autumn Festival (September 22)
This event is essential to the Chinese as Thanksgiving and Christmas are to Western civilization. This event is celebrated when the moon is believed to be the biggest and fullest which is on the 15th day of the 15th month of the lunar calendar. The traditional food during this event is the Mooncake. High activity for the family where everyone can celebrate learn about this fun harvest festival.
California Wine Month (All September)
We all need to wind down, especially if you participated in summer flying, so hop on a plane and head to Napa Valley. A different type of harvest season festival, but experience first hand. Celebrate wine throughout the state with special tastings, festivals, concerts, wine, and food offerings.
Monterey Jazz Fest (September 21 - 23)
Feeling a little Jazzy, come down to California where they have 500 artists performing on 8 stages. This event is called “World’s Best Jazz Festival.” This festival features, films, conversations, food, and beverages.
Texas State Fair (September 28 - October 21)
I am not sure about you, but I have never been to a state fair, and I heard that everything is bigger in Texas. The state fair started in 1886 and is now home to were citizens can learn about the history of the Lone Star State. From learning about agriculture, education and even the community involvement, this family-friendly event is perfect for anyone wanting to know all things Texas. Dig out your cowboy boots and head on to the state fair.
The Autumn Festival (September to October)
Hop on over the pond to Paris, for the Festival-Automne celebrates art from different parts of the world. They have programs focused on theater, music dance and visual arts. The Autumn Festival runs from September to December and features about 250,000 spectators with 50 different events.