September events

September festivals and events

Summer may be gone but festival season is still in full swing, and September brings with it an abundance of unique festivals and events for literary lovers, sporty types and foodie fans to enjoy. Head to the spa town of Bath to celebrate the works of its most famous literary resident at the Jane Austen Festival; enjoy guided walks throughout Yorkshire’s scenic countryside at the annual Yorkshire Wolds Walking and Outdoors Festival, sample the very best of Liverpool’s gastronomic delights at its Food and Drink Festival and enjoy a weekend of music, cabaret and fancy dress at Bestival on the Isle of Wight.

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Give cultural films a go at Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival

Give cultural films a go at Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival gives you the chance to watch films you won’t find in your local cinema in a range of unusual surroundings.

Location: Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland

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Experience Hull's mixed arts, music and culture festival

Experience Hull's mixed arts, music and culture festival

Hull’s annual festival, Freedom, features torchlight processions, flaming installations, street dance, pop up galleries, aerial acrobats and music.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Experience the Southampton Boat Show this autumn

Experience the Southampton Boat Show this autumn

This unique event is the biggest marine show in the south of England and it will be showcasing over 300 boats.

Location: Southampton, Hampshire

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Savour local treats at Tresco and Bryher Food Festival

Savour local treats at Tresco and Bryher Food Festival

Celebrate the very best in Scillonian produce this autumn with a host of local producers, chefs and suppliers on the Isles of Scilly.

Location: Isles of Scilly

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Close the summer festival season in style at Bestival

Close the summer festival season in style at Bestival

If you are looking for an eclectic mix of music, cabaret and entertainment then this is the festival for you.

Location: Dorset

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Indulge in all things affordable and vintage in York

Indulge in all things affordable and vintage in York

‘York Does Vintage’ better than anyone else as the city’s affordable vintage fair in Merchant Adventurers’ Hall transports you to bygone eras.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

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Mix culture and countryside at Sussex Walking Festival

Mix culture and countryside at Sussex Walking Festival

Discover ancient woodland, the rolling South Downs and vineyard tours, in one of the fascinating walks at this annual Coast & Country Walking Festival.

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex

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See Lynn Lumiere light up King's Lynn's historic buildings

See Lynn Lumiere light up King's Lynn's historic buildings

Rich in history and fascinating by day, Lynn Lumiere lights up some of King's Lynn's stunning building with an amazing animated light display every evening from dusk.

Location: King's Lynn, Norfolk

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Trip Blackpool's light fantastic

Trip Blackpool's light fantastic

Every autumn, Blackpool lights up the Lancashire skies with a sparkling spectacle that will leave you feeling dizzy.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

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Enjoy Nordic walking at the Walking and Outdoors Festival

Enjoy Nordic walking at the Walking and Outdoors Festival

The annual Yorkshire Wolds Walking and Outdoors Festival, offers a host of exciting outdoor pursuits and taster sessions.

Location: Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Take the Scilly Sea Swim Challenge

Take the Scilly Sea Swim Challenge

Watch the spectacle as 150 swimmers swim and walk between Scilly's main islands in just one day.

Location: Isles of Scilly

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Celebrate the golden age of beer in Kent

Celebrate the golden age of beer in Kent

The Faversham Hop Festival is a unique family event that commemorates the golden days of hop-picking with two days of live music, dancing, great food and hops, hops, hops!

Location: Faversham, Kent

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Visit Yorkshire’s food capital this autumn

Visit Yorkshire’s food capital this autumn

Visit Malton’s hub of artisan food production for a tasty treat of some of Yorkshire’s finest and freshest autumnal flavours.

Location: Malton, North Yorkshire

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Sample some fantastic seafood at the Newquay Fish Festival

Sample some fantastic seafood at the Newquay Fish Festival

Feast upon the edible delights that swim Cornwall’s waters as local chefs cook up a treat, right before your eyes, at the Newquay Fish Festival.

Location: Newquay, Cornwall

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Live the sense and sensibilities of Jane Austen’s Bath

Live the sense and sensibilities of Jane Austen’s Bath

Explore the City of Bath that inspired one of England’s most famous writers, and step into a Georgian world.

Location: Bath, Somerset

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Celebrate over 2,000 years of Gloucester’s history

Celebrate over 2,000 years of Gloucester’s history

Experience the city’s rich history at the Gloucester History Festival in September with family activities, parades. talks and tours.

Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire

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Experience Agatha Christie's Riviera in Devon

Experience Agatha Christie's Riviera in Devon

Discover Agatha Christie's Riviera and follow in her footsteps by attending her namesake festival, and walking the Agatha Christie Mile in the bustling harbour town of Torquay.

Location: Torquay, Devon

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Be inspired by Canaletto's A Regatta on the Grand Canal

Be inspired by Canaletto's A Regatta on the Grand Canal

Canaletto’s masterpiece A Regatta on the Grand Canal is on display at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens from 11 July to 13 September as part of a tour from the National Gallery.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

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Discover historical gems at Halifax Heritage Festival

Discover historical gems at Halifax Heritage Festival

Explore one of the most complete Victorian townscapes in the country with a series of September events running alongside English Heritage Open Days.

Location: Halifax, West Yorkshire

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Cheer on the Tour of Britain in Bristol

Cheer on the Tour of Britain in Bristol

Watch the world’s top cyclists pedal their hearts out in Bristol’s iconic locations this autumn.

Location: Bristol

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