Worldwide September Events

The end of summer is nigh in the Northern Hemisphere and September brings a civilized end to the proceedings before those rather depressing early dark nights start to kick in.

As the leaves start to fall, September brings great variety across the globe and with Historic events in the UK and Highland Games in Braemar, Scotland on the agenda, in addition to the Beer Fest “Booze up” in Munch and the Oyster Festival Binge in Galway, which caters for all tastes and is my pick of the bunch! If that does not tempt you, take a stroll on the artistic avenue of life at the Fringe Festival in Melbourne or wave the Green Flag on September the 22nd for the World Car free Day.

Whatever your flavor, enjoy the summer while is lasts!

Sharon Mckinley

Here below are the Perpetual Traveller Worldwide Top Events for September…

Scotland The Braemar Gathering 5th September 2009 

The Braemar Gathering, whose patron is Queen Elizabeth II, is one of Scotland's largest Highland games. It's probably the most famous on the annual calendar, attracting thousands of spectators every year to Princess Royal & Duke of Fife Memorial Park Braemar. Every Gathering is a memorable occasion and of course 2009 will be no exception. Scottish Pipe Bands will be at the fore with the customary “Massed Pipe Bands” appearing.

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UK Guilford Science Festival 5th – 10th September 2009

The British Science Festival offers Europe's biggest celebration of science, engineering and technology at the University of Surrey in Guildford and other venues across the county. The Festival week features talks, debates and hands-on and interactive activities. The event is set to join in the national celebrations of Darwin200, marking 200 years since the birth of Charles Darwin, by exploring the impact of his scientific ideas and contribution that shaped the theory of evolution.

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Bath, the Jane Austen Festival - September 18th to 27th 2009

In September 2009, the ninth Jane Austen festival will be launched with a colorful costumed parade through the city centre, now the biggest Regency costume promenade in Europe. The week-long programme includes talks and productions, readings and tours. These activities attract Jane Austen fans from all over the world.

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Munich, Germany Oktoberfest – 19th September – 4th October 2009

The Oktoberfest is attended by around 6 million visitors, who are expected to drink a staggering 5 million liters of beer. The Oktoberfest is a sixteen-day Festival held each year. It is certainly one of the most famous events in the city and the world's largest fair, comprising an important part of Bavarian culture.

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Worldwide, World Car free Day 22nd September 2009

Every September 22, people from around the world get together in the streets, intersections, and neighborhood blocks to remind the world that we don't have to accept our car-dominated society. As the climate heats up, World Car free Day is the perfect time to take the heat off the planet, and put it on city planners and politicians to give priority to cycling, walking and public transport, instead of to the automobile. A Car Free Day is an event organized in different places in different ways, but with the common goal of taking a fair number of cars off the streets of a city or some target area or neighborhood for all or part of a day, in order to give the people who live and work there a chance to consider how their city might look, feel and work with considering fewer cars around.

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Australia The Melbourne Fringe 23rd September - 11th October Festival 2009

The MELBOURNE FRINGE FESTIVAL represents the most vigorous, fresh and contemporary new work created by artists every year. An independent Program is comprised by and for independent artists. This introspective self-produced “Made by Melbourne” Fringe program has the Artist & Sector Development program at its core, driven by sector engagement. This ensures the currency, vitality and broader public appeal of the Melbourne Fringe Festival, as well as Melbourne Fringe as an organization.

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Ireland Galway International Oyster Festival 24th September - 27th September 2009

The 55th Galway International Festival is known tor the very best in gourmet seafood, live music and the thirst quenching Guinness, which makes this Oyster Festival such a fascinating event to attend. From Thursday the 24th of September to the 27th of September, Galway City will literally transform its life and energy, as thousands of people travel from all four corners of the planet to experience a truly unique and remarkable Festival that celebrates the Oyster, a food known for it’s mysterious luxury and passion of course!

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Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup 26th - 28th September 2009

Enjoy three days of South Dakota's finest artists and craftsmen at the 16th Annual Buffalo Roundup Arts Festival. Start your morning with a pancake feed, enjoy on-going Western and Native American entertainment or purchase fine artwork or South Dakota Made Products. It's a South Dakota experience you won't want to miss! The first 2 Festival days are held on the grounds adjacent the Peter Norbeck Visitor Center. On the 3rd and final day the Festival is held on the grounds located at the Buffalo Corrals complex on Monday, which is Buffalo Roundup Day.

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Events compiled by Sharon Mckinley

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