185 Ideas for September Holidays

by Liz Huff Second Street

Monthly Holidays in September

Happy Cat Month

Happy Cat Month quiz

Piano Month

Piano Month

Sewing Month

  • Fabric Giveaway
  • Best Quilt Photo Contest
  • Sewing Machine Giveaway
  • Favorite Cross Stitch Photo Contest

Sewing Month

National Preparedness Month

  • Weekly Preparedness Virtual Event Webinar
  • Emergency Preparation Trivia Quiz
  • Do You Have A Go-Bag? Poll
  • Emergency Survival Package Sweepstakes

national preparedness month

Baby Safety Month

baby safety month giveaway

Daily Holidays in September

Lazy Mom Day

Lazy Mom Day

National Tailgating Day

  • Can We Guess Your Tailgate Personality?(turnkey available)
  • Home Tailgating Fun Video Contest
  • Top Tailgating Snacks Bracket
  • Ultimate Driveway Tailgate Giveaway
  • School Spirit Photo Contest
  • Tailgate Food Demo Virtual Event

tailgating day sweeps

International Day of Charity

  • Local Charity Give-Back Giveaway
  • Amazing Volunteer Photo Contest
  • Giving Back Charity Ballot

day of charity contest

Read a Book Day

  • Name that Famous Female Author Quiz (turnkey available)
  • A Month of Books Giveaway
  • What Famous Author Are You? Quiz
  • What Book Should You Read Next? Quiz


Labor Day

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Beer Lovers Day

  • Best Local Brew Bracket
  • Test Your Beer Knowledge Quiz (turnkey available)
  • What Kind of Craft Beer Are You? (turnkey available)
  • What Kind of Drinker Are You? Quiz
  • [Local Brewery] Tour Giveaway
  • Battle of the Beers Ballot

Beer Day quiz

Make Your Bed Day

  • Ugly Room Photo Contest
  • Room Makeover Giveaway
  • What Type of Sleeper Are You? Quiz
  • Home Improvement Giveaway

Video Games Day

  • Video Game Console History Quiz
  • Ultimate Gamer Giveaway
  • Best Classic Arcade Game Ballot
  • Game Room Photo Contest

video game day sweeps

Grandparents Day

  • Selfie with Your Grandparents Photo Contest
  • [Destination] Giveaway for Grandparents
  • Are You Ready to be a Grandparent? Quiz

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Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day

Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day

Hug Your Hound Day

Hug Your Hound Day

Cream Filled Doughnut Day

  • What Kind of Donut Are You? Quiz
  • Donut Party Giveaway
  • Donut Trivia Quiz

ajc donut quiz

Working Parents Day

  • Work From Home Life Photo Contest
  • What’s Your Parenting Style? Quiz (turnkey available)
  • Working From Home With Kids Virtual Event
  • ‘Working Parents: How are you handling childcare without schools’Poll
  • Most Necessity Work From Home Items Bracket

parent quiz

Country Music Day

  • Best Local Live Music Ballot
  • What’s Your Music Style? Quiz (turnkey available)
  • Favorite Country Artist Facebook
  • Cutest Country Couple Photo Contest
  • Best Country Song Poll
  • Exclusive Artist Virtual Meet & Greet

Country Music Day poll

Cheeseburger Day

  • Carryout Cheeseburger Bracket Challenge
  • What Kind of Burger Are You? Quiz
  • Best Burger in [City] Ballot
  • Battle of the Burgers Bracket
  • Name that Cheese Quiz (turnkey available)
  • What’s Your Grilling IQ? Quiz (turnkey available)

Burger Day poll

First Love Day

First Love Day

Talk Like a Pirate Day

  • Best Pirate Photo Contest
  • Do You Have What it Takes to Be a Pirate? Quiz
  • What Famous Pirate Are You? Quiz

Eat an Apple Day

  • What Kind of Apple Are You? Quiz
  • What is Your Favorite Kind of Apple? Poll
  • Apple-tastic Teachers Photo Contest
  • Apple picking Photo Contest
  • How ’bout Them Apples? Quiz

apple quiz

Pepperoni Pizza Day

  • Virtual Pizza Making Demo with Local Pizza Maker
  • Favorite Slice Bracket
  • Best of Pizza Ballot (turnkey available)
  • Which Pizza Topping Are You? Quiz (turnkey available)
  • Pizza Trivia Quiz
  • Pizza Party Giveaway
  • Win a Year of Pizza Giveaway

Pizza Day

Mini Golf Day

  • Best Local Mini Golf Ballot
  • What’s Your Golf Game Like? Quiz (turnkey available)
  • Show Us Your Putter Photo Contest
  • Mini Golf Passes Sweepstakes

Ice Cream Cone Day

  • Top Ice Cream Toppings Bracket
  • Best of [City] Ice Cream Shop Ballot
  • What Ice Cream Flavor are You? Quiz (turnkey available)
  • What’s Your Favorite Ice Cream Flavor? Poll
  • [Local Ice Cream Shop] Giveaway
  • Best Ice Cream Creation Ballot

Ice Cream Cone Day

Binge Day

  • New TV/Entertainment Center Giveaway
  • Netflix or Hulu? Poll
  • Favorite Streaming Service Ballot
  • Have You Binge Watched? Poll
  • Best Binge Day Snacks

hulu or netflix poll

Cooking Day

Cooking Day

Hug a Vegetarian Day

  • Best Meat-Replacement Products Bracket
  • Grocery Giveaway (turnkey available)
  • Are You a Vegetarian? Poll
  • Best Vegetarian Restaurant Ballot
  • Vegetarian Trivia Quiz

vegetable poll

Better Breakfast Day

  • What Breakfast Food Are You? Quiz
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s Trivia
  • Best of [City] Breakfast Ballot

breakfast giveaway

Family Day

  • Family Staycation Sweepstakes
  • Favorite Indoor Family Activity Bracket
  • Which TV Family Are You? Quiz
  • Family Fun Photo Contest
  • Best for Families Ballot (turnkey available)

Family Day

Morning Show Hosts Day

  • Virtual Meet and Greet with Hosts (turnkey available)
  • Which Morning Show Personality Are You? Quiz
  • How Much Do You Know About the Morning Show Team? Quiz
  • What’s Your Favorite Morning Show Segment? Poll
  • Best of the Morning Show Bracket

WXIN fox59 morning show host quiz

Tourism Day

Tourism Day sweeps

World Heart Day

  • Heart-Health Webinar with Healthcare Provider
  • Heart-Healthy Recipe Contest
  • How Much Do You Know About Heart Health? Quiz (turnkey available)

heart health quiz

Coffee Day

  • Favorite Coffee Flavors Faceoff Bracket
  • Best of Coffee Ballot
  • Test Your Coffee Knowledge Quiz (turnkey available)
  • Coffee Day Giveaway
  • Which Flavor Coffee Are You? Quiz
  • Virtual Demo with Local Barista

coffee day quiz
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