Grand Rapids Fall Festivals – Fall 2021 MI Events

Burning Foot Beer Festival - Muskegon, MI - Aug 28 to Aug 28, 2021
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 5, 2021
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 10 to Sep 12, 2021
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 10 to Sep 11, 2021
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 12 to Sep 12, 2021
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 16 to Oct 3, 2021
ArtPrize has shifted to a biennial competition to make way for the Project series of citywide art commissions. The two formats will alternate years moving forward, with Project 1 launching last fall. 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!

Annual Herb and Gourd Fest - Grand Rapids, MI - Sep 18 to Sep 19, 2021
The Michigan Gourd Society holds this event at Meijer Gardens. Gourd art and demonstrations, vendors.

Grand Haven Salmon Festival - Grand Haven, MI - Sep 18 to Sep 18, 2021
Most events postponed to 2022 but the Salmon Run 5k/10k/Family Fun Walk will take place this year. Normally: Enjoy the fishing contest, 5k/10k run, salmon cook-off, kid zone, art fair, live music, and foods from great local restaurants.

Lakeshore Harvest Ride - South Haven, MI - Sep 18 to Sep 18, 2021
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.

Oktoberfest Grand Rapids - Grand Rapids, MI - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2021
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.

US Armed Services Marathon - Spring Lake, MI - Sep 25 to Sep 25, 2021
Marathon, half marathon, 5K that all start and finish at Old Boys’ Brewhouse and shop off the beauty of Lake Michigan and the village of Spring Lake. Formerly known as the Oktoberfest Marathon

Zeeland Pumpkinfest - Zeeland, MI - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2021
Family fun and fall activities for more than 30 years.

Fennville Goose Festival - Fennville, MI - Oct 5 to Oct 10, 2021
Goose calling contest, 5K run, parade, classic car show, petting zoo, arts and crafts and more.

Lowell Harvest Celebration - Lowell, MI - Oct 9 to Oct 9, 2021
Family fun with a 5k run, chili cook off, Autumn marketplace with arts, crafts, and farmers goods. Don’t miss the live entertainment and hoedown.

New Buffalo Harvest & Wine Festival - New Buffalo, MI - Oct 9 to Oct 9, 2021
One day festival with live music, the best wines, craft beers, hayrides, kid’s art, craft vendors, and lots of food choices. In celebration of the harvest in Southwest Michigan, this one day event boasts over 30 of the best wines from several local vineyards along with four craft beers, and hard ciders all under one roof! Come rain or shine, the event is tented so you can come out and stay all day! $5 donation suggested per adult at the gate, kids under 12 are free! Event will feature live music, tastings and wine/beer by the glass available from local wineries and craft breweries, kids activities, horse drawn hay rides driven throughout New Buffalo, craft vendors offering handcrafted goods, food products, and produce for you to purchase throughout the event.

Indian Fall Festival - Comstock Park, MI - Oct 16 to Oct 17, 2021
Virtual for 2021. An evening filled with cultural dances and music

Howard City Harvest Festival - Howard City, MI - Oct 18 to Oct 18, 2021
Arts & crafts, parade, 5K Fun Run/Walk and Queen & Princess Pageant.

Grand Rapids Comic Con - Grand Rapids, MI - Nov 12 to Nov 14, 2021