NashBash - Ann Arbor, MI - Aug 15 to Aug 15, 2019
Outdoor concert featuring musicians from Ann Arbor and Nashville, with beer, wine, BBQ, and food trucks.
Saline Fair - Saline, MI - Aug 28 to Sep 1, 2019
A community fair located southwest of Ann Arbor at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds. Enjoy agricultural events, pageant, demolition derby, live music and other activities.
Dancing in the Streets - Ann Arbor, MI - Sep 1 to Sep 1, 2019
An afternoon of dancing to live music (including swing, square, contra), plus children’s activities, concerts, performance dance groups and more! Free and something for everyone.
Plymouth Fall Festival - Plymouth, MI - Sep 6 to Sep 8, 2019
Carnival, car show, craft show, bingo, pancake breakfast, pet show, Rotary BBQ, spaghetti dinner and more – fun for the whole family! Free parking at nearby church (address provided) and free shuttle to the festival
Dawn Farm Jamboree - Ypsilanti, MI - Sep 8 to Sep 8, 2019
Family-friendly event with activities for all including live entertainment, auctions, children’s tent, hayrides, farm animals and more, benefitting Dawn’s Farm and their work for people with addictions.
Fiesta de España - Ann Arbor, MI - Sep 8 to Sep 22, 2019
A trio of paella parties on the patio at Zingerman’s! At noon, get a step-by-step demonstration on how to prepare the dish, then the Zing crew will make three different kinds, plus desserts and horchata. Three Saturdays mean three dates to choose from! RSVP so they know how much food to plan for!
Northville Heritage Festival - Northville, MI - Sep 13 to Sep 15, 2019
Formerly known as the Northville Victorian Festival, the Heritage Festival provides an opportunity for residents of Northville to enjoy and celebrate the area and its history. Enjoying programming from students of local schools, a Victorian Saloon (beer tent), non-profit booths, kids zone, parade, pancake breakfast, car show, craft booths, the historical Ford valve plant tours, horse & carriage tours, vintage baseball, street entertainment, and more!
Brews and Blues Festival - Adrian, MI - Sep 14 to Sep 14, 2019
Founded in 2012, this festival features live music, and beers for sampling. 21+ event
The Art of Bonsai show - Tipton, MI - Sep 15 to Sep 15, 2019
Displays of Bonsai and art inspired by Bonsai, plus vendors and learning sessions
Kerrytown Bookfest - Ann Arbor, MI - Sep 15 to Sep 15, 2019
Update – on hiatus for 2019 per FB announcement and linked website. Normally: Author panels, book signings, exhibitors, storytelling and more
Harvest Festival - Ann Arbor, MI - Sep 15 to Sep 15, 2019
Learn about the historical significance of the Sutherland-Wilson farmstead, music, face painting, building tours and more. Free parking and shuttle from Harvest Elementary.
Romulus Pumpkin Festival - Romulus, MI - Sep 20 to Sep 21, 2019
A street festival on the third weekend in September. It starts with a night parade of lights.
Run for the Hills! 1 Mile and 5K Run/Walk - Tipton, MI - Sep 21 to Sep 21, 2019
Enjoy a walk/run through Hidden Lake Gardens, either in 1 mile or 5K (3.1 mile) distances
Apples and Honey Fall Festival - Ann Arbor, MI - Sep 22 to Sep 22, 2019
Annual family event to celebrate Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Sukkot and Simcah Torah, with hands-on crafts, inflatables, apple and honey tasting and more, and open to all!
Ypsi Fall River Day - Ypsilanti, MI - Sep 22 to Sep 22, 2019
Kayak the Huron River, and enjoy family-friendly activities like crafts and games, live birds of prey, a nature walk, cider and donuts, and more. Hosted by the Ypsilanti Parks & Recreation department.
Clinton Fall Festival - Clinton, MI - Sep 27 to Sep 29, 2019
Arts & crafts, live entertainment, carnival rides, car show and a small rodeo.
South Lyon Pumpkinfest - South Lyon, MI - Sep 27 to Sep 29, 2019
Parade, children’s activities, craft show, live music, biergarten, food and more at this event. Do your part to help the festival “Go Green!” Since 1984.
Parisian Soiree: Champagne Gala - Ann Arbor, MI - Sep 28 to Sep 28, 2019
Champagne and a musical performance with a connection to all things Parisian
RunTough for ChadTough - Saline, MI - Sep 28 to Sep 28, 2019
In honor of Chad Carr and other DIPG patients, a family friendly 5k and 1k fun run either in Saline MI, Allendale MI, Toledo OH or Virtually (you pick the place and the date). Proceeds go the ChadTough Foundation, whose mission is to fund research and raise awareness for pediatric brain cancer with an emphasis on Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). As we grew up in Michigan and attended U-Michigan (Rob & Jayne) where Chad’s grandfather coached football, this one is special to our family and hope your family has fun participating!
Milan Coffee Off - Milan, MI - Sep 28 to Sep 28, 2019
Coffee themed street fair, with demonstrations, vendors, tastings and more
Appleumpkin Festival - Tecumseh, MI - Oct 12 to Oct 13, 2019
Anual event with midway rides, carnival games, make your own scarecrow, arts and crafts, flea market and more! Live entertainment performances on the Pearl Street stage. Also enjoy the nearby Kapnick Orchards Apple Festival.
Fiber Expo - Ann Arbor, MI - Oct 12 to Oct 13, 2019
The biennial event returns once again with all manners of fiber (wool, alpaca, linen, cotton and more) from the plant or animal all the way through the finished product! Admission is cash only, $4 for one day or $6 for both, with children 12 and under free!
EdgeFest - Ann Arbor, MI - Oct 16 to Oct 19, 2019
Alternative music festival at Kerrytown Concert House and other venues, featuring jazz and experimental music. Since 1997.
Fall Foliage Festival - Tipton, MI - Oct 19 to Oct 19, 2019
Come down to Hidden Lake Gardens for this family-friendly event
ypsiGLOW - Ypsilanti, MI - Oct 25 to Oct 25, 2019
Downtown Ypsi will glow bright with hundreds of creations by artists and the community, plus a night of DJ, dancing, interactive art activities, black-lit stations, street performances, or more.
Lightfest - Westland, MI - Nov 21 to Dec 31, 2019
Midwest’s longest and largest drive through light show. Only $5 per vehicle!
Kindlefest – A Christkindlmart - Ann Arbor, MI - Dec 6 to Dec 6, 2019
An outdoor holiday market at the Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market. Artisans, farmers, and retailers will be selling their wares, plus food, mulled wine and beer, and special holiday bargains at area retailers, who are staying open late. Children’s Lantern Parade starts at 6:30ppm. Coincides with Midnight Madness in the business district.