We know how hard it is to say goodbye to summer but fear not we have heaps of September events to keep you entertained and help you overcome those summer blues. There are free events, late night events and events for children!

Know Your Place Festival

Throughout September, Richmond's Local Studies Library and Archive invites you to delve deeper into the fascinating history of Richmond upon Thames. 

This year we celebrate ten years of the festival, which over the years it has evolved however its aim remains the same, to ensure that the entire month of September is a celebration of all things Richmond upon Thames.

We have an extensive list of events happening as part of the Know Your Place Heritage Festival.

Click here to view all Know Your Place events>

RichmondLive Festival

3rd, 10th and 17th

Join us on the beautiful grounds of Marble Hill House for a celebration of THEATRE, DANCE AND MUSIC… all for FREE!

RichmondLive Festival will be celebrating THEATRE on the 3rd of September! Enjoy an array of performances from Ignite Me Workshop TheatreCamilla ReeveStory StorksAgnes MeadowsTeddington Theatre ClubOSO Arts CentreDramaCube, Alwyn Marriage, Twisted Bliss and Burlesque Taster Class.

RichmondLive Festival will be celebrating DANCE on the 10th of September! Expect to see performances from Lauren Haith School of Dance, Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, Boundless DanceDanceWestFreedom TangoUpahaar School of Dance and Bollywood Magic.

To conclude the festival RichmondLive Festival will celebrate MUSIC on the 17th of September! Expect to see performances from Rock Choir, Tuesday Blue, Whitton Community BandPowerjam Band ProjectThe Basement Door and Richmond Brass Band.

Richmond Runfest

9th and 10th

Run or spectate the UK's "most scenic" and picturesque races as the route passes through Kew Gardens, Hampton Court Palace, Kew Palace and many other historical assets as well as the River Thames.

Your Community Centre Week


Learn more about your local area and the fantastic community spaces in Richmond upon Thames during Your Community Centre Week, which takes place from 11 to 15 September 2023.

Richmond upon Thames is fortunate enough to have ten independent community centres, each providing services, activities, support and facilities that contribute to lively community life in our lovely borough. 

In support of Your Community Centre Week there will be two Vintage Bus Tours running with cream tea available to indulge in; enjoy live music, commentary about the local area and a celebration of all the remarkable spaces found all over the area.

Find out more about the bus tours below:

Bus tour on the 12th of September

Bus tour on the 15th of September

The Great River Race


The Great River Race is the London Marathon of the river. Over 200 boats and 1,500 competitors will take part in the 21.6 mile marathon from Millwall in East London to Ham in Richmond.

Strawberry Hill House Flower Festival


Curated by Leigh Chappell & Janne Ford, a spectacular showcase of the very best of British-grown flowers, foam-free sustainable floristry, and the design creativity of the UK's leading floral designers.

During the festival there will be curator tours to learn more about the floral installations, demonstrations and masterclasses. Find out more here>

Barnes Book Fest


A lively weekend of talks and challenging discussion with some of Britain's best writers. From politics and current affairs to poetry, science and the arts, the subjects are wide-ranging and thought-provoking.

This concludes our blog. Thank you for reading!

To find out more about September events view our September What's on or pick one up from our information kiosk based in Richmond Station.

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