We believe September is the best month for making city-break vacations and road trips, since temperatures are still warm, but not too hot, prices go down and the most touristic places are not so crowded anymore. Therefore, hire a car a drive around to the places you always wanted to visit. And while you are there, do not miss these special events to amuse your body or soul.
Check out our list of top events we have chosen for your:
- Ayia Napa, Cyprus
- Faro, Portugal
- Funchal, Madeira
- Bohinj, Slovenia
- Torroella de Montgri, Spain
- Mallorca, Spain: Nit de l’Art
- Los Angeles, USA
- Barcelona, Spain
Ayia Napa, Cyprus: Cyprus Break, 1. – 8. 9. 2019
Less than an hour away from Larnaca, you can enjoy 7 days & nights of sun, sea and great events on Cyprus Break Festival. Famous DJ’s on stage, pool, beach and yacht parties with events in clubs every night will make your September vacation full of excitement.
Faro, Portugal: Festival F, 5. – 7. 9. 2019
Festival F is established as an aggregating space for audiences of various genres and ages between Vila Adentro (a village within), the city's historic district, and Ria Formosa where you can enjoy a daily concert on the boat. Accompanying music there will be activities such as fine arts, workshops, theatre and new circus for the youngest making the Festival into a memorable experience for the whole family, right in the heart of the Algarve.
Funchal, Madeira: Wine Fest, 25. 8. – 8. 9. 2019
Don’t miss this festival of Madeira’s most famous product. Grape harvest, ethnographical parade followed by the grape crushing, musical entertainments, and regional gastronomy make this festival one of the most visited ones in Madeira. During the festival days you can join some walking tours visiting villages and wine lounges and, in the evenings, enjoy the performances by the Folklore, Cultural and Recreational Groups of the island.
Bohinj, Slovenia: Cow’s Ball, 15. 9. 2019
This 61-year-old Slovenian festival celebrates the homecoming of cattle to the alpine area after a summer in green pastures. Cows are decorated with colourful wreaths and shown off in a parade accompanied by herdsmen, milkmaids, and joyful music. Yup, this festival makes a great family fun. Have a go folk dancing or shop for local crafts at the market.
Torroella de Montgri, Spain: Pirate Festival, 19. 9. 2019
This festival is an absolute must if you have kids. A good hour drive north from Barcelona, Les Medes has a been a haven for pirates and privateers since the 16th century. In the memory of those times, the Pirate Festival offers shows and activities for all ages. There are animations for children, parades through the streets of the town, pirate performances, privateers' landings, children's workshops, guided tours and more.
Mallorca, Spain: Nit de l’Art, 21. 9. 2019
Indulge your soul with fine arts on this special night in Palma de Mallorca. In one night, hundreds of Artists, various museums and galleries open their door to the public. The event starts at 7 p.m. in the evening and the galleries, where you can also enjoy a glass or two of cava, stay open until midnight.
Los Angeles, USA: Long Beach Beer Week, 13. – 27 9. 2019
More than 40 Local Company Breweries, brewpubs, and beer-forward restaurants will present their pours on this 10-day festival. End of summer feeling and the explosion of the beer culture in Long Beach are the reasons the Festival with many events like takeovers, brewer meet-and-greets, demos, pairing dinners, beer yoga and more is becoming known across Southern California.
Barcelona, Spain: Festes de la Merce, 21. – 24. 9. 2019
If you are looking for a non-stop four-day street party this is the place for you. Free concerts and spectacular processions including a fire run, a fire-breathing dragon, and human towers are just some of many unique activities you can savour in La Merce. So, bring your camera and enjoy the best festival Barcelona has to offer.
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