CENTURION's top picks of events worldwide this September
It's getting to that magical time of year again. Some of us are welcoming in a fresh new spring, and the rest are coming to terms with the fading summer and the turning of the leaves.
As ever, there is plenty to do all over this fair planet of ours, from fine dining in Asia and a bit of role-play and classic cars at the Goodwood Revival, to the mystical autumnal equinox in Mexico at Chichén Itzá.
Read on and find something special to do this September.
Joburg Art Fair | Johannesburg, South Africa | September 7th - 9th – It's the 5th year that top galleries from South Africa and beyond will look at contemporary art with a sideline of good food, coffee and wine from the five best estates. See more at the Sandton Convention Centre website
Magoebaskloof Spring Festival | Haenertsburg, South Africa | September 22nd - September 30th – Cherry blossoms, arts, crafts, food and drink all mark out the turning of a fresh new spring.
Read about the event at the Spring Festival webpages
Concours d'Elegance | Nairobi, Kenya | September 30th – Bringing the best in beautiful automobiles to Nairobi Racecourse, proud owners display their cars to admiring crowds at the classiest auto event in Kenya's calendar.
Visit the event website
2nd Samui Fine Dining Festival | Koh Samui, Thailand | September 1st - October 31st – A festival of the best in fine dining sees a tantalising line-up of the island's restaurants throw open their doors with special menus sure to tickle the tastebuds, as the island's elite chefs are joined by international executive chefs.
View the menus and reserve a table from the Festival's webpages
World Gourmet Food Festival | Bangkok, Thailand | September 3rd - 9th – Signature styles of cuisine will be vying for attention at the Four Seasons Bangkok as eight leading chefs, from Shiqin Chen of La Rei to Glavin Lim of Les Amis. Tea mixology, masterclasses in wine and a Cérémonie des Fromages are also on hand.
Go to the Four Seasons Bangkok website
Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix | Singapore | September 21st - 23rd – Celebrate one of Singapore's largest sporting events with coinciding entertainment to match. Maroon 5, Katy Perry and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will all be putting appearances in alongside the 10 hours of racing.
Read more at the event homepage
Tulip Time | Bowral, Australia | September 18th - October 1st – Running since 1961, this extravaganza of all things tulip is guaranteed to be a kaleidoscope of colour – including more events and entertainment than you could shake a tulip at.
Visit the official homepage
Auckland On Water | Auckland, New Zealand | September 27th - 30th – New contemporary branding reflects the Auckland International Boat Show's more diverse exhibitors, expanding beyond just the boats and providing something for virtually every possible need on the water.
Go to the event homepage
This Is Not Art | Newcastle, Australia | September 27th - 30th – Four days of nurturing, collaborating on and critiquing experimental and emerging arts.
Go to the event webpage
Last Night of the Proms| London, Glasgow, Caerphilly & Belfast, UK | September 8th – The culmination of a fantastic season of Proms from the BBC sees one final night of music from four cities across the United Kingdom.
Visit the Proms website
Festival de la Plaisance Cannes | Cannes, France | September 11th - 16th – In their 35th year now, expect the finest marques and services available for your yacht, in the place synonymous with luxury: Cannes.
View more on the festival webpages
Goodwood Revival | West Sussex, England | September 14th - 16th – Relive yesteryear with racing classics and period dress (attendees are encouraged to don pre-1966 attire) under the keen direction of the Earl of March and his team. A great opportunity for a jolly good show, what what.
Visit the event on the Goodwood webpages
Oktoberfest | Munich, Germany | September 22nd - October 7th – With an electric atmosphere that really has to be experienced to be appreciated, how could we miss this annual extravaganza? Prost!
See more on the Oktoberfest homepage
Loving Art. Making Art. | Tel Aviv, Israel | September 8th - 10th – 60 galleries, exhibition halls and museum show their love of the arts across three days with activities to inspire and reflect upon.
Visit the Loving art. Making Art. pages
International Poetry Festival | Istanbul, Turkey | September 11th - 15th – Celebrating 400 years of relations between the Netherlands and Turkey, the former is the central theme and guest country – meaning leading Dutch poets K. Michel, Ester Naomi Perquin and Menno Wigman are all in attendance.
Visit the event website
GITEX Shopper | Dubai, UAE | September 29th - October 6th – Seven categories of consumer electronics all under one roof should give visitors plenty to look at and buy – if you feel the itch that only the latest gadgets and gizmos can satisfy.
Further information on the GITEX webpages
Rolex Big Boat Series | San Francisco, CA, USA | September 6th - 9th – The 48th outing of this world-calibre race sees entrants competing for six specially engraved Rolex timepieces.
Read more at the event homepage
Shoe Week | New York, USA | September 6th - 13th – Established to give recognition to shoes in equal stead to the other offerings of the fashion week, Shoe Week will be drawing the eye down as it showcases the best in footwear fashion.
Visit the Shoe Week webpages
The Joy of Sake | New York, USA | September 20th – Awaken your senses to over 300 premium ginjo and daiginjo sakes at the Altman Building, Chelsea.
View the Joy of Sake homepage
Autumn Equinox | Chichén Itzá, Mexico | September 22nd – Witness the light serpent, visible only during the equinox, at one the most revered archaeological sites in Mexico.
Visit the Chichén Itzá website
Mistura 2012 | Lima, Peru | September 7th - 16th – Everything from rustic country cooking to high restaurant cuisine are represented and will set the mouth to watering at Lima's Mistura Gastronomic Fair.
Visit the Mistura webpages (in Spanish)
Vinos y Bodegas Wine Exhibition | Buenos Aires, Argentina | September 12th - 15th – Over 100 bodegas will be demonstrating and discussing all things wine and vine.
Find out more on the Vinos & Bodegas website (in Spanish)
Festival Internacional de Cine | Asunción, Paraguay | September 13th - October 4th – This festival brings a global feel to Asunción, featuring full-length and short films from across the globe and lighting up the screens of Villamorra Cinecenter and cultural centres citywide.
Visit the festival webpages (in Spanish)
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