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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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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Help yourself to the best food and drink at Aldeburgh

Help yourself to the best food and drink at Aldeburgh

Fine food, local brews and idyllic seaside make the perfect ingredients for a tasty weekend away.

Location: Aldeburgh, Suffolk

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Expand your mind at Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia

Expand your mind at Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia

Soak in a dynamic display of visual and auditory treats at this critically-acclaimed festival in Liverpool’s creative district.

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

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Sink your teeth into the Oxford Foodies Festival

Sink your teeth into the Oxford Foodies Festival

Feeling hungry? Eat and drink your way around one of the UK’s biggest food festivals.

Location: Oxford South Parks, Oxfordshire

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Steam into autumn at North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Steam into autumn at North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Get on board the North Yorkshire Moors Railway this autumn with a varied diary of events offering a great way to spend time with family and friends.

Location: Pickering, North Yorkshire

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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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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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Watch The Tour of Britain around The Cotswolds

Watch The Tour of Britain around The Cotswolds

Line the route, clap and cheer as the top elite cyclists race across the Cotswolds countryside to finish in Regency Cheltenham on 9th September.

Location: Cheltenham and The Cotswolds

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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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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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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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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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Calling all food lovers to Holmfirth Food and Drink Festival

Calling all food lovers to Holmfirth Food and Drink Festival

A weekend of tasty treats, markets, live music and entertainment in Holmfirth.

Location: Holmfirth, West 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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Go to the World Black Pudding Throwing Championships

Go to the World Black Pudding Throwing Championships

This annual competition between Lancashire and Yorkshire, which dates back to the 1980s, sees black puddings hurled at a pile of Yorkshire puddings on a 20 foot high plinth.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

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Get your jazz hands out for the Scarborough Jazz Festival

Get your jazz hands out for the Scarborough Jazz Festival

Each September the annual Scarborough Jazz Festival on Yorkshire’s north coast provides the ideal tonic for music lovers to wash away those summer blues.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

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Dive into Margate’s By the Sea

Dive into Margate’s By the Sea

Mix retro rides with modern music at By The Sea in Margate

Location: Margate

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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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Indie A-listers in a country oasis at End of the Road Festival

Indie A-listers in a country oasis at End of the Road Festival

The intimate surroundings of the End of the Road Festival give you the chance to get up close and personal with the bands and their music.

Location: Larmer Tree Gardens, North Dorset

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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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