8 Fun Things to Do on US Gulf Coast in September 2023

From the hundreds of things to do on US Gulf Coast in September 2023 we narrowed our suggestions down to the following nine events. Cool, happy, and fun events that you expect to find on the Gulf Coast and from US Gulf Coast Travel.

Summer is unofficially over, people head back to the office, children are back in school, and the humidity is starting to break. September starts the US Gulf Coast festival season and there are some fun ones! Fall is around the corner, y’all.

Enjoy our Sensational Things To Do on US Gulf Coast in September. Let us know of other fun and cool events.

8 Fun Things to Do on US Gulf Coast in September 2023

Shrimp Festivals are a highlight of our things to do on US Gulf Coast in September
Shrimp Festivals are a highlight of our things to do on US Gulf Coast in September

Sizzle Dining Southwest Florida Dining Week, September 7-27, 2023

Enjoy two course lunches for $19 (or $24) or three-course dinners for $32/$42 at more than 40 Southwest Florida restaurants, in Marco Island, Naples, Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, and Sanibel Island.

Visit the event website for participating restaurants and information. Also see our favorite Naples Florida restaurants.

Louisiana Food & Wine Festival, Lake Charles, Sept 14-17, 2023

Do not miss the inaugural Louisiana Food & Wine Festival in Lake Charles, organized and produced by the group that runs major food and wine festivals in Savannah, St. Augustine, and others. Separate admission tickets are required for spectacular vents, such as Louisiana’s Celebrity Chefs Wine Dinner, Sunday Jazz Brunch, and Fire on the Lake.

Visit the festival website for information. Also see our favorite place to stay in town: L’Auberge Lake Charles.

Flow Fest 2023 Beaumont Craft Beer Festival, Sept 16, 2023

The event formerly known as Beaumont Craft Beer Fest rebrands for 2023 as Flow Fest. Try som favorite and new craft beers, creative canned cocktails, and specialty drinks. Tickets includes 20 beverage tastings, live music, and tons of fun.

Visit the event website for information. Also see our favorite Beaumont Craft Beer Spots.

Hancock County Fair, Kiln MS, Sept 20-23, 2023

The annual Hancock County Fair features a rodeo, live entertainment, carnival rides, midway games, vendors, and so much fun for persons of all ages. McCool Travel tip: do not miss the Exotic Animal Races!

Visit the fair website for information. Also see our favorite Coastal Mississippi Hidden Gems.

Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival, New Iberia LA, Sept 21-24, 2023

The 80th annual Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival features the blessing of the sugar crop, Fais Do Do Music, Street Fair, Sugar Cane Festival 5K, and the coronation of the 80th Queen Sugar and King Sucrose.

Visit the festival website for information. Also see our favorite New Orleans day trips.

Alligator Festival, Luling LA, Sept 21-24, 2023

Celebrate all things gator at the Alligator festival at Westbank Bridge Park. Enjoy live alligators, live music, carnival rides, Cajun cuisine, craft booths, and much more. The Rotary Club of St. Charles Parish hosts the festival to support college scholarships.

Visit the festival website for information. Also see our Greenwood Gator Farm bayou tour.

things to do on US Gulf Coast in September include holding a gator!
things to do on US Gulf Coast in September include holding a gator!

Galveston Island Shrimp Festival, Sept 22-23, 2023

Or celebrate all things shrimp down coast at the Galveston Island Shrimp Festival. Events include Lil’ Shrimps Parade, the famous Gumbo Stroll, Shrimp Dinner Plate, Shrimp Scamper 5K, boat show, and shrimp cook-off competitions.

McCool Travel tip: save 20% by buying tickets in advance and even more by buying packages in advance.

Visit the festival website for information. Also see our favorite Things To Do in League City.

Pensacola Seafood Weekend, Sept 29 – Oct 1, 2023

The Annual Pensacola Seafood Festival in historic downtown Pensacola features local restaurants and food vendors, tons of live music, and one of Northwest Florida’s largest art shows (with over 150 arts and crafts vendors).

Visit the festival website for information. Also see our Best Florida Panhandle Beaches.

best things to do on US Gulf Coast in September: visit Pensacola white beaches
best things to do on US Gulf Coast in September: visit Pensacola white beaches

Please let us know of other happy, fun, and cool things to do on US Gulf Coast, festivals, and events in September. Or any month!

See also August Events on US Gulf Coast.

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