As we head over the hump of August and September draws closer, you might be feeling sad that the end of summer is in sight, or, relieved that soon the kids will be back to school and you can get some much needed “me” time again!

Either way as August disappears quickly before our eyes we’re not worried! We’re getting set for September in Southampton and what a jam-packed September it promises to be!

On Saturday the 16th September break out those Lederhosen and head to the O2 Guildhall Southampton for the Southampton German Beer Festival! Enjoy traditional German food, drink and entertainment! Buy your tickets here!

With September often having more favourable weather than August make sure you get outside and enjoy the great outdoors! Head to Southampton Common on the 17th September and enjoy a Wildlife and Butterfly Walk with Friends of Southampton Old Cemetery from 2-3pm. The walk is free but donations are welcome. Make sure to book here!

Do you love the cinema? Do you love being outside? If yes to both then you’ll LOVE Hijack Cinemas! On Friday the 22nd September you can enjoy the hilarious Step Brothers on the big screen at Hoglands Park. Book your tickets here!

Speaking of outdoor cinemas, how about trying the Mamma Mia Pop Up Cinema at Chilworth Manor, Southampton! On Friday 1st September head to the beautiful grounds of Chilworth Manor to watch the spectacular film, Mamma Mia. Sing along while the sunsets and enjoy one of their scrumptious picnic boxes. Tickets include an arrival drink. Book your tickets here!

September in SouthamptonThe Summer in the Square exciting programme of events has been taking place in Southampton’s Guildhall Square from the 4th August, and will continue to the 3rd September.  Events include live music, a film school for young people, art installations, DJ sets and theatre; something for everyone. Take a look what’s coming up!

Back for its 49th year, the Southampton Boat Show returns this September to witness thousands of people getting out on the water at the UK’s premier nautical event. Celebrating the lifestyle, fun and excitement that being on the water has to offer, Britain’s biggest festival of boating is set against a stunning backdrop of hundreds of boats lined up along Europe’s largest purpose-built marina. Grab your tickets and find out more here!

Don’t miss Golem at Nuffield Southampton Theatres on 12 – 16 September. An amazing theatrical tale featuring animation, live music and performance, Golem explores the question – who or what is in control of our technologies. Book now!

Want to Dine in the Sky? For an exclusive period from the 21 – 26 September, Events in the Sky will operate a 4 day pop-up event in Southampton. Open to the public, this event will see some of the areas best restaurants transfer their menus and dining experiences to our unique sky table, suspended 100 feet in the air. Find out more and book here!

Join Tudor House & Garden for a tour of the House & Garden, including the attic and cellars, to discover more about the wonderful history of the museum that spans over 800 years. Enjoy a scrumptious cream tea while taking in the beautiful views of the garden. Find out more here!

Join Beaulieu on the 2nd – 3rd September for the world-famous International Autojumble; the biggest outdoor sale of motoring items this side of the Atlantic! Your entry includes The National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear, Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey and more. Book your tickets here!

Winner of ‘Best Vintage Fair’ at the last 3 national awards, Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair returns to Southampton Guildhall on the 30th September with an AUTUMN SPECIAL! Find 40 stalls of vintage fashion, homeware and collectables nestled in this stunning location. Relax in the gorgeous tea room, watch a live performance on the stage and even get pampered in the vintage beauty salon! Book your tickets here!

Planet Earth II: Cities – Thursday 28th September, 8:00 pm with Fredi Devas at Turner Sims. Cities are growing at a faster rate than any other habitat on Earth. They may seem an unlikely place for animals to thrive, but they can be a world of surprising opportunity. Leopards prowl the streets of Mumbai, langurs are revered as religious deities in Jodhpur, and locals live in harmony with wild hyenas in Harar. Many animals, however, struggle to cope in the urban jungle. As the architects of this environment, can humans choose to build cities that are homes for both them and wildlife? Fredi Devas, Producer of BBC Planet Earth II: Cities, takes us behind the scenes of this ground-breaking documentary series. Find out more!

Take a walk on the East Side with The Southampton Tourist Guides. Discover sections of medieval wall, trace the route of Southampton lost canal, and visit the Oldest Bowling Green, plus much more. Don’t miss this chance to go off the beaten track.  Saturday, 16 September, start 1.30 p.m. at the Bargate. £5 ticket includes discounts. Book here!


Know of any other events coming to Southampton in September? Why not tell us in the comments below!