September 2023 Events in Europe
September is full of excitement and energy in Europe. From sailing regattas to alpine rallies and book festivals, here are a few of our favourite events over the coming weeks.
Europe is teeming with cultural treats and outdoor adventures. Whether you want to explore the wonders of Venice, hike the Austrian Alps or relax on the shores of the Amalfi Coast, September is a great month for visiting Europe's treasures.
We've selected our top picks to get you started. Grab your passport and start planning your itinerary.
2023 September Events in Europe
Where: Lake Garda, Italy
When: 2nd-3rd September 2023
The International Sailing Regatta Centomiglia is one of the most important water sports events in Italy. It takes place on Lake Garda, and for more than half a century, the best European sailors have come together to compete against each other on Italy's largest lake.
Every year, a big party with an open-air bar is arranged on the mainland to shorten the waiting time for spectators of Centomiglia.
Historical Venice Regatta
Where: Venice, Italy
When: 3rd September 2023
Italy's Venice Historical Regatta is a boat parade that allows you to experience the sights, sounds and excitement of Venice in a whole new way.
This highly anticipated annual event takes place on the first Sunday of September, and combines the spirit of this ancient city with one of its best known traditions - Venetian rowing.
The event begins with a parade of dozens of brightly painted boats, each with its own gondolier in costume. The parade starts near Saint Mark’s Square and travels along the Grand Canal before returning to Ca' Foscari University, where people gather along the canal to cheer and watch the boats pass by.
If you are planning a trip to Venice in September, make sure you make note of this very special event.
Bardolino Wine Festival
Where: Lake Garda, Italy
When: 28th September-2nd October 2023
Wine lovers, mark your calendars.
The Bardolino Wine Festival is an annual celebration, that marks the maturation and distribution of the Bardolino wine, turning the arrival of autumn into a grape affair.
Wine lovers from all over the region flock to Lake Garda to sip, swirl, and savour some of the finest wines.
With our holidays extending until the end of October, you'll have the opportunity to explore Italy's Lake Garda and take part in the exciting festivities.
Red Bull 400 Planica
Where: Planica near Kranjska Gora, Slovenia
When: 2nd September 2023
Are you ready to take on the challenge of Red Bull 400 Planica? The Red Bull 400 Planica is the steepest and most demanding test of all Red Bull 400 races. International competition attracts runners from all over the world who deal with ski jump queen Gorišek brothers’ airfield, which features a maximum incline of 38 degrees.
Where: Saas Fee, Switzerland
When: 10th September 2023
In September, the much-loved Culinary Mile returns to Saas-Fee. Hoteliers and restaurateurs will gather along the main street to showcase food and beverages that have a nostalgic twist. It's an excellent opportunity to experience the unique culture and cuisine of the Valais, with many different menu selections and a variety of local wines to taste. Visitors are encouraged to come dressed up in old-fashioned costume, there is even a best dressed prize for both adults and children.
Feast of San Gennaro
Where: Amalfi Coast, Italy
When: 19th September, 2023
The Naple’s pation saint and protector, San Gennaro is celebrated with the Feast of San Gennaro. Expect lots of singing, church bells and fireworks as the statue majestically moves through the streets of the town. The celebration concludes with lots of traditional food and a gigantic party around a big bonfire.