September 2021 Marketing Ideas for the Hospitality Industry


If you’re a summer person and you’re sad that the season is coming to a close, cheer up. September is full of holidays that will help ease the transition into fall.

First, there’s Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 6, which gives you one more warm long weekend for barbecues and warm weather activities. And the rest of the month is marked by holidays that celebrate the best comfort food:

  • Sept. 4: #InternationalBaconDay
  • Sept. 5: #NationalCheesePizzaDay
  • Sept. 7: #NationalBeerLoversDay
  • Sept. 13: #InternationalChocolateDay
  • Sept. 16: #NationalGuacamoleDay
  • Sept. 19: #NationalCheeseburgerDay
  • Sept. 20: #NationalPepperoniPizzaDay
  • Sept. 22: #NationalIceCreamConeDay
  • Sept. 25: #NationalQuesadillaDay
  • Sept. 28: #NationalDrinkBeerDay

Your restaurant can easily celebrate at least one of these food holidays by adding new versions of these menu items, creating a special deal for them, and sharing photos or videos that show just how delicious they are.

Fall officially begins on Sept. 22 (#FirstDayOfFall) and you can take advantage of the change in seasons by using the hashtag in your social posts that day, as well as by sharing content that focuses on how your venue is updating your food and beverage menus with the flavors of fall.

You can access all of the September holidays and marketing ideas in our monthly infographic. It will help you create holiday and seasonal content that’s relevant to your restaurant, hotel, or unique venue. Don’t forget to use the holiday hashtag in your caption to get your content found by customers taking part in the celebrations.

Need more marketing help?

Download our 2021 Hospitality Sales and Marketing Playbook to help you jumpstart your outreach to customers and prospects. This guide gives you the tools you need to develop a marketing-driven approach to your sales enablement strategy. Access the playbook by visiting the playbook landing page.