September Festivities in Europe You Can’t Miss
Lower prices, milder weather, and fewer crowds make Europe in September the perfect choice to either redeem your Flightgift card or choose the perfect gift for that special someone. Not only that, but September, happens to be a month of many festivals in Europe that make any travel journey a memorable and unique one.
Oktoberfest – Munich, Germany
21st of September 2019 – 6th of October 2019
On top of the list is Oktoberfest in the beautiful Bavarian city of Munich. This 16-day legendary festival attracts millions of visitors to what is known as the largest beer celebration in the world. Two weeks of continuous partying and parades, millions of liters of local beer, traditionally grilled sausages, and giant pretzels.
You can also take a break from all the festivities and make use of the wealth of attractions that make Munich a special city including world-class museums and art galleries, charming architectural gems, and a vibrant nightlife.
Festes de la Merce – Barcelona
20th of September 2019 -24th of September
Les Festes de La Mercè, as it is known in Catalan, is the biggest annual festival in honor of Mare de Déu de la Mercè, the Patron Saint of Barcelona.
A bustling and animated atmosphere that lasts for five days non-stop including live music shows, parades, fireworks, and fire runs. Of course, while in Barcelona you can’t skip the beaches, the impressive architectural works of Gaudi and the flamenco bars.
Galway International Oyster Festival – Ireland
27th of September 2019 – 29th of September 2019
For the food lover, Ireland is the place to go for some oysters and champagne and one of the best choices for the Flightgift card. The Galway International Oyster Festival is the second most famous Irish festival after St. Patrick’s Day and one of the longest-running food festivals on the continent. From oyster opening championships to oyster eating competitions, cooking demonstrations, cooking contests, and culinary tours this is an event that will surely tantalize your taste buds.
The Abergavenny Food Festival – Wales
21st of September 2019 – 22nd of September 2019
A weekend of celebration of all things delicious in a beautiful market town nestled amongst the Brecon Beacons. This festival features talks, masterclasses, book signings and of course, a market full of tasty stuff to buy. Don’t miss the craft beer! Welsh, British and international producers all come together to transform the way people think about food; challenging and promoting new ideas, pushing the boundaries of current thinking and encouraging people to look differently at food. This is the ultimate destination for the gourmet in you!