September is an “in-between” month. Students are in-between the start of school and the middle of the semester, working adults are in-between wrapping up the fiscal year and starting to think about the next one, and everyone is in-between summer and fall. It might seem like we are hard-pressed to find things to celebrate during this liminal period, but fear not, there are many small holidays to celebrate this September with small businesses.
September 1st: National Food Bank Day
- Mission Arlington: Giving back shouldn’t only be reserved for one day. Mission Arlington has unique volunteer opportunities all year round, so be sure to check it out for National Food Bank Day and every day.
September 2nd: World Beard Day
- Odyssey Barbers & Beauty Shop: Give your beard some love on World Beard Day at Odyssey Barbers & Beauty Shop in Arlington. Get a trim or shave it all off with their expert barbers and stylists.
September 2nd: National Tailgating Day
- The Arlington Shop: Arlington is the capital of tailgating. Every game played here features an expert array of tailgates from all fan-bases. While there might not be a Cowboys home game on September 2nd, prepare yourself for the sporty season ahead with the gear that is sure to make you stand out at every home game and tailgate.
September 4th: Eat an Extra Desert Day
- Blush + Whisk: Blush + Whisk is the perfect place to eat one, or five, deserts this “Eat an Extra Desert Day”. Pick up any of their fan favorite pastry’s and enjoy.
September 5th: National Cheese Pizza Day
- Brothers Pizza: Cheese pizza is an underrated classic. Don’t let this National Cheese Pizza Day pass you up without enjoying a slice from Brothers Pizza!
September 12th: National Video Games Day
- Dave & Buster’s: What better way to celebrate National Video Games Day than to kick back old school style in the arcade! Enjoy the multiplayer extravaganza with friends and family.
September 13th: National Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day
- Ann’s Natural Grocery & Nutrition: Get the kids all the essentials to take over the kitchen at Ann’s Natural Grocery & Nutrition. Sit back, relax, and let your kiddos cook up something yummy this September 13th.
September 14th: National Cream Filled Donut Day
- Shipleys Do-Nuts: It will be hard to just pick one donut from Shipleys this National Cream Filled Donut Day! With so many flavors to choose from, we might just have to get a dozen.
September 15th: National Double Cheeseburger Day
- Boss Burgerz: Boss Burgerz specializes in grilling up the perfect cheeseburger. Make it a double and sit at their tables with the family this National Double Cheeseburger Day!
September 16th: National Guacamole Day
- Qdoba: Did you know your first portion of guacamole on your burrito or bowl is free at Qdoba’s Mexican Eats? Enjoy your National Guac day at no extra cost this year!
September 21st: Miniature Golf Day
- Alley Cats Entertainment: Play a couple rounds of putt-putt with family this Miniature Golf Day at Alley Cats! Be sure to also check out their bowling lanes and arcade while you are there.
September 26th: National Dumpling Day
- Ben Tanh Plaza: Ben Tanh Plaza has a variety of vendors to help you celebrate on National Dumpling Day. Get the ingredients to make your own or grab some authentic pre-made dumplings this September 26th at Ben Tanh!
September 26th: National Pancake Day
- Simply Divune Café: With a variety of breakfast options, and a killer “Lemon Blueberry Sour Cream Breakfast Cake”, Simply Divune is a great place to celebrate this National Pancake Day!
September is sure to be an excellent month for everyone with all these fun holidays! For a full list of holidays and observances in September click here. For a full list of members of the Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce, click here.