September Weather, Festivals and Events in Florida

Annual Night of Joy and Rock the Universe fills parks with joyful sounds!

Guests at the 18th Annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
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September Events

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
September 14 thru November 14, 2016

Celebration of the world's greatest foods and cuisines combined with continuous entertainment.

Night of Joy
September 9 & 10, 2016

Disney's popular mutli-night Night of Joy features Christian gospel performers.

Rock The Universe
September 9 & 10, 2016

Rock The Universe will excite and inspire music fans as Universal Studios showcases the best Christian rock performers.

Busch Gardens' Howl-O-Scream
Select Nights September 23 thru October 39, 2016

One of Florida's most popular Halloween celebrations is a real scream!

Halloween Horror Nights
Select Nights September 16 thru October 31, 2016

Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights is one of the country's largest and most elaborate Halloween event.

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
September 2, 8, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 29-30 and
October 2, 4, 6-7, 10-11, 13-14, 16, 18, 20-21, 23, 25, 27-28 & 30-31, 2016

Special ticketed event on select nights at Disney World's Magic Kingdom that features "Mickey's Boo-to-You Halloween Parade," Mickey's Mouse-Ka-Rade costume parties, Halloween storytelling, live shows and a special Halloween-themed fireworks display above Cinderella Castle. Families enjoy a complimentary photo, unlimited use of the attractions and opportunities to trick-or-treat throughout the theme park.

Pensacola Seafood Festival
September 30 thru October 2, 2016

Every September enjoy continuous entertainment and bountiful seafood in the Seville Square area of historic downtown Pensacola.

September Activities

Halloween celebrations begin early in the month and continue throughout the month and continue until the end of October.

Best Time to Go

What a great month to visit the theme parks — they are the least crowded from the week after Labor Day through the end of the month. You will still notice the heat during the day, but evening temperatures are beginning to drop slightly making sunset celebrations and strolls along the beach more pleasant.

What to Pack

Packing for September in Florida is much like packing for the summer. Daytime temperatures in the high 80s or low 90s call for cool and comfortable clothing. Don't forget to pack a hat and sunscreen to help you beat that Florida heat. Of course, a bathing suit is always "suit-able" anytime you're visiting Florida!

September Weather

Average Temperatures
It's still pretty warm during the month and this is one of the busiest months for hurricanes. It's important when traveling during hurricane season to keep on top of the weather reports and don't forget to ask about a hurricane guarantee when booking your vacation during September.

Average temperatures are listed below. If you're looking for more specific information on these popular Florida destinations, take the links below to see what the weather will be like throughout the year.

Average Water Temperatures

The water temperature for the Gulf of Mexico (West Coast) and the Atlantic Ocean (East Coast) is consistently in the mid-80s.