Grand Rapids Fall Festivals – Fall 2023 MI Events

Alpaca Fest - Allegen, MI - Apr 15 to Apr 16, 2023
An alpaca show featuring regular classes, group classes, walking fleece, and youth performance.

Burning Foot Beer Festival - Muskegon, MI - Aug 26 to Aug 26, 2023
Burning Foot Beer Festival is a celebration of beer, beach, art and music. The festival will be held along Lake Michigan’s beautiful lakeshore in Muskegon, MI, offering the perfect way to end the summer. Beach camping and barefoot entry make it unique, the Brewers’ Ring makes it extraordinary. 70+ breweries, art, 2 stages of live music, food and more!

Newaygo Logging Festival - Newaygo, MI - Sep 3 to Sep 3, 2023
Celebrate the mining past of Newaygo County and all its history, charm, spirit, culture, and traditions – features arts & crafts, food vendors, famers’ market, activities for the kids, sidewalk sales, lumberjack competitions and more!

Paw Paw Wine and Harvest Festival - Paw Paw, MI - Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2023
Wine tours, wine tasting, 4 stages of musical entertainment, grape stomp, carnival rides, car show, sports activities, arts & crafts show and more.

Apple & BBQ Cook-Off Festival - Hart, MI - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2023
BBQ cook-off, apple pie contest, 5K fun run, craft show, classic auto & truck show, dune buggy show, kid’s activities, live entertainment & food (cash only for food and beverage sales).

Holland Haven Marathon - Holland, MI - Sep 10 to Sep 10, 2023
The Holland Haven Marathon is a unique event which traverses the shores of Lake Michigan. Runners will experience the beautiful lake shore as they travel from Grand Haven to Holland. There is also a 8k and half marathon race. The full marathon starts at Rosy Mound Elementary School in Grand Haven. The half marathon starts at Camp Geneva in Holland. The 8K starts at Crossfit Soaring Ledge in Holland. All three events end at Crossfit Soaring Ledge, with an after party featuring free beer, free climbing for the whole family, free food, live music, vendors, an awards ceremony, photo booth, and private showers/changing rooms.

ArtPrize - Grand Rapids, MI - Sep 14 to Oct 1, 2023
ArtPrize is a huge art competition with prizes of over $500,000. Open to anyone over 18 working in any medium. A free and open event to the public, with over 200 venues participating, including museums, bars, parks, restaurants, theaters, hotels, vacant storefronts, auto body shops and more!

South Haven Jazz Festival - South Haven, MI - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2023
Jazz, and good times on and off the Beach! Join in on the fun with a beach drum circle, sunset painting, beach olympics, harbor walk, community mural project, and more! Held in Dyckman Park.

Lakeshore Harvest Ride - South Haven, MI - Sep 16 to Sep 16, 2023
The ride is a fun and picturesque bike tour over rolling countryside near the shore of Lake Michigan. You can visit art studios, wineries, cider mills, family farms, and orchards to take advantage of all that southwest Michigan has to offer. There are four routes for varying abilities of 15 to 62 miles in length, both taking off from Douglas and South Haven, and all net proceeds go to support the construction of an off-road, recreational pathway between South Haven and Saugatuck.

Howard City Harvest Festival - Howard City, MI - Sep 16 to Sep 16, 2023
Arts & crafts, parade, 5K Fun Run/Walk and Queen & Princess Pageant.

New Era Fall Street Festival - New Era, MI - Sep 16 to Sep 16, 2023
Enjoy an arts and crafts fair (including many different booths featuring pumpkins, jewelry, homemade towels, wooden toys, doll clothes, knitring and crochet, etc) plus live entertainment, children’s activities, cornhole tournament, pancake breakfast, antique car and tractor show, food booths and more.

Fremont Harvest Festival - Fremont, MI - Sep 28 to Sep 30, 2023
Event includes parade, hay art, antique tractor show, beverage tent, unique treasure sale, kid’s activities (Saturday), and more!

Oktoberfest Grand Rapids - Grand Rapids, MI - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2023
Formerly Oktoberfest West Michigan, now Oktoberfest GR! The Edelweiss Club hosts this Grand Rapids Oktoberfest featuring Erdinger Beer, German food (and root beer for kids), German Bands and Alphorn players. Saturday children’s activities include a number of different inflatables for them to enjoy. Adult games include two person barrel roll, keg tossing or stein holding. Admission and parking are free.

Zeeland Pumpkinfest - Zeeland, MI - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2023
Family fun and fall activities for more than 30 years.

Scotts Olde Tyme Harvest Festival - Scotts, MI - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2023
Pumpkins for the kids, hayrides to the pumpkin patch, corn shocks for sale, and even a husker shredder.