Nomad's Travel Picks: September 2022
Check out these amazing events for September ‘22!
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In our last blog article, we wrote about must-have travel apps that we believe will certainly make your trip easier and more fun. Be sure to check it out before your next trip!
This month, Nomad brings you our top picks of some cool events around the world in September.
We hope this gives you some travel inspiration in case you’re still figuring out where to go. Or if you are already traveling to any of these countries (great choices for Fall!), it’s even easier. Just don't miss out on enjoying these amazing events!
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For September, we’re covering these 5 countries:
- Germany - beers, trains, and art
- Japan - games, culture, and food
- Italy - music, food, and film
- Korea - music and food
- Canada - aviation and music
Germany in September (ok, we cheated a little bit, October too) is an excellent choice for all types of tourists. The right combination of beer, technology and art! There really is something for everyone.
Oktoberfest (September 17 - October 3)
Location: Munich, Bavaria
A well-deserved first place on our list and probably one of the most important events in the world for lovers of beer and good fun!
It is the world's largest Volksfest, complete with a beer festival and a traveling funfair, attracting over six million foreign and national visitors.
Fun fact: locals call it d'Wiesn, after the fairgrounds' vernacular name, Theresienwiese.
Oktoberfest, which has been hosted since 1810, is a significant aspect of Bavarian culture. Other places throughout the world host Oktoberfest celebrations similar to the original Munich event.
Visitors can also enjoy a variety of attractions, including amusement rides, side stalls, and games. There is also a large selection of traditional cuisine.
Nomad Tip: There is also the option of guided tours. You can reserve your place here.
InnoTrans (September 20-23)
InnoTrans is the world's largest trade exhibition for the rail transportation industry. It is held every two years in the Messe Berlin exhibition centre, which has outside standard gauge railway sidings where railway cars can be displayed. The public is welcome to view the rolling stock on exhibit throughout the weekend after the trade show.
Nomad Tip: All railway fans, you can buy your tickets at this link.
Berlin Art Week (September 14-18)
For five days in September, art lovers from all over the world gather in Berlin for the Art Week. The Berlin Art Week incorporates various September events, such as the two art fairs "Art Berlin" and "Positions Berlin."
Furthermore, a number of Berlin-based contemporary art institutions take advantage of the chance to partner with a large number of artists and galleries for a series of events promoting the city as a destination for making, celebrating, and discussing art.
Nomad Tip: Guided tours are also available during Berlin Art Week. You can explore numerous Berlin neighborhoods by foot, bike, or bus, and with expert guides, from Mitte to Neukölln, Kreuzberg to Charlottenburg.
In September, Japan is the perfect destination for all lovers of Japanese culture and food, as well as for all manner of geeky subculture (manga, anime, gaming, you name it) from all over the world!
Tokyo Game Show (September 15-18)
After two years of holding the show online, the organizers of the Tokyo Game Show are opening their doors to the public again!
TGS is one of the world's oldest and largest video game conventions. It has been held since 1996 and is a showcase for the latest developments in an industry that is estimated to generate more than $200 billion in revenue by 2022.
_Nomad Tip: _Tickets must be purchased in advance and they are available from usual ticketing merchants, as well as via the TGS website. Day tickets will cost you around $16, with doors opening at 10.
Maneki Neko Day (September 29)
Location: Gotokuji Buddhist Temple, Tokyo
The legendary lucky cat maneki-neko is so popular in Japan that it has its own day, September 29!
This small cat statue, which is quite popular in Japan, is typically found outside shops and restaurants and invites or greets people with lifted paws - either the left or right one, or both. The right paw is said to bring luck and money, while the left is said to attract customers.
On that day, the Gotokuji Buddhist Temple in Tokyo is a must-see! This is about the historical significance of this Buddhist temple and compound, as well as the modern-day appeal of cat lovers associated with Maneki Neko "beckoning cats.”
Nomad Tip: If you want to visit this beautiful Buddhist temple and compound in Tokyo, take the Odakyu Line to Gotokuji Station and stroll for about 12 minutes. If you take the Tokyu Setagaya Line, it is a shorter walk from Miyanosaka Station.
Hokkaido Food Fair(29 Sep - 4 Oct)
Location: Yoyogi Park, Tokyo
From September 29th to October 4th, there is no better place to be for Japanese food fans from all world than one of Japan's major food festivals. Go on an empty stomach (and possibly more than once to eat your way through the high-quality foods created in Hokkaido!)
The Hokkaido Fair in Yoyogi, which has been running for over 30 years, is a multi-day event that brings some of the region's foodie delights to Tokyo's Yoyogi Park. The prefecture is well-known for its food exports, particularly dairy and seafood, and is home to popular delicacies such as jingisukan (Genghis Khan lamb barbeque), soup curry, kaisendon (seafood rice bowls), and Hokkaido ramen.
Nomad Tip: You can find all the necessary information on the official website. The event is free to attend, but be sure to bring Japanese yen for food purchases!
One European country on our must-visit list this Fall is Italy, symbol of art, culture & food. And before your trip to Italy, check out our crazy low data plans at $5 / 1 GB - can't be beat!
MITO September Music Festival (September 5-25)
Locations: Milan and Turin
To attract as many people as possible, the schedule includes numerous affordable concerts as well as free entrance to a handful of shows. Performances will take place in a variety of venues, including music halls, theatres, churches, and unusual settings in both cities.
Terra Madre – Salone del Gusto (September 22-26)
Terra Madre, the Slow Food network's largest gathering, is a living example of how food could be a bridge to peace. It demonstrates how, through inclusion and exchange, we can all work together to create a better future. Slow Food, the Piedmont Region, and the City of Turin are organizing the largest and most important worldwide event dedicated to food politics, sustainable agriculture, and the environment.
In their market, you may meet over 600 exhibitors and participate in a series of workshops, seminars, and tastings that demonstrate how we can regenerate our planet through food.
Naples Film Festival (26 Sep - 01 Oct)
The Naples Film Festival takes place from September 26th to October 1st, 2022, and transforms Naples into the independent film industry's capital. It was founded in 1996, aims to encourage cultural progress in Naples and, more broadly, in Southern Italy, via knowledge, discussions, and cultural exchanges. The Napoli Film Festival showcases the best in independent filmmaking from Mediterranean and Neapolitan directors, as well as Hollywood films.
Naples Cinema Festival has received critical and public recognition since its inception, becoming one of Europe's most prominent independent film festivals, attracting authors and interpreters from all over the world.
If you are planning a trip to this Asian country in the coming days, don't miss one of the events on our list!
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Ultra Korea (September 24 - 25)
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Ultra Korea is returning to Seoul in 2022! The Asia Music Festival's history will be rewritten by the fresh and revolutionary Ultra Korea.
Ultra Korea 2022 welcomes you to experience iconic performers, world-class production, heart-pumping sounds, and amazing special effects.
The ninth edition of the Ultra Korea EDM festival will take place in Seoul soon. After being forced to postpone the event because to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, organizers presented the first wave of performers that would take the stage in August.
At this year's festival, Marshmello, Martin Garrix, Nicole Moudaber, Adam Beyer, KSHMR, Nicky Romero, Oliver Heldens, Sasha, and Timmy Trumpet will dazzle the audience.
Check out the lineup below and find more information about Ultra Korea 2022 here.
K Food Expo 2022(September 22-25)
Location: Daegu, South Korea
The exhibitors regard this event as the ideal meeting place because it allows them to reach out to global customers, thereby expanding their respective marketing networks.
Event structure: Food machinery and equipment institution, start-up/franchise industry hall, kitchen equipment and Supplies, Food Tech.
In September, Canada is the ideal location for tourists, travelers, thrill seekers, aviation and flying fans, music, good fun, and great memories!
Vancouver International Travel Expo (September 17)
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre
The Vancouver International Travel Expo had a virtual event during the Covid epidemic and has now rescheduled the next LIVE event, Under the Sails, for Saturday, September 17th, 2022 in Hall A at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
This is the ideal opportunity to meet face to face with members of the travel trade and consumers at the Vancouver International Travel Expo. You can join destinations and suppliers from all over the world, reach 400 travel agencies and 6000 consumers, build new relationships, and much more.
New and returning exhibitors are happy to meet you face to face and share their **latest discounts and travel offers to help you with your future vacations and travel plans. **This year you can win two tickets for Singapore!
Red Bull Flugtag (September 24)
Location: Ontario Place, Toronto
Flugtag pushes wacky engineers and fearless pilots to realize their flying dreams. First, they build their flying machine. They then take a giant leap of faith. Or, as is more common, dive into the sea below.
Red Bull Flugtag will return to Toronto's iconic Ontario Place on September 24th, 2022, and is FREE TO ATTEND. Gates open at 10 a.m., action begins at 11 a.m., and closing ceremonies begin at 2:10 p.m. There will be up to 14 food vendors and a Beer Garden on-site. Don't miss this opportunity!
P.S. The event has traveled worldwide, with the most recent stop in Vienna, Austria in Summer 2021.
POP Montreal 2022 (September 28)
Pop Montreal Is The Canadian Underground Festival You Can’t Miss!
The POP Montreal International Music Festival is an annual non-profit curated cultural event that promotes artistic independence by showcasing young and established artists from around the world.
POP Montreal, founded in 2002 by friends and coworkers as a collaborative drive to create a significant and lively cultural event, is now in its 20th year as a permanent fixture on the Montreal festival map and the international music circuit. Every year, approximately 400 acts perform in front of over 60 000 people at the five-day event.
The festival offers a diverse range of creative forms and events, including concerts, symposium debates, artisan and visual art exhibitions, fashion presentations, film screenings, and, of course, a few all-night parties.
For POP Montreal 2022 complete lineup and to buy tickets, please visit the festival’s website.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this line up for fun stuff to do around the world in September. Hey, while you’re busy planning flights for these events, don’t forget to #getNomad here.