Grand Rapids Fall Festivals – Sept & Oct 2019 MI Events

Burning Foot Beer Festival - Muskegon, MI - Aug 24 to Aug 24, 2019
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 1 to Sep 3, 2019
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!

Labor Day Community Bridge Walk - Grand Haven, MI - Sep 2 to Sep 2, 2019
Join the community on a walk over the 3rd Street Bridge, down 3rd Street and Jackson Ave to the Chinook Pier

Paw Paw Wine and Harvest Festival - Paw Paw, MI - Sep 6 to Sep 8, 2019
Wine tours, wine tasting, 4 stages of musical entertainment, grape stomp, carnival rides, car show, sports activities, arts & crafts show and more.

Holland Haven Marathon - Holland, MI - Sep 8 to Sep 8, 2019
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.

Grand Haven Salmon Festival - Grand Haven, MI - Sep 13 to Sep 14, 2019
Enjoy the fishing contest, 5k/10k run, salmon cook-off, kid zone, art fair, live music, and foods from great local restaurants.

Apple & BBQ Cook-Off Festival - Hart, MI - Sep 13 to Sep 14, 2019
BBQ cook-off, apple pie contest, 5K fun run, craft show, classic auto & truck show, dune buggy show, kid’s activities, live entertainment & food.

South Haven Jazz Festival - South Haven, MI - Sep 13 to Sep 14, 2019
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 14 to Sep 14, 2019
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.

Golftoberfest - Muskegon, MI - Sep 20 to Sep 20, 2019
Bavarian inspired event for golfers, including unlimited lunch, gift bag, and an official Oktoberfest beer tasting stein.

Annual Herb and Gourd Fest - Grand Rapids, MI - Sep 21 to Sep 22, 2019
The Michigan Gourd Society holds this event at Meijer Gardens. Gourd art and demonstrations, vendors.

Howard City Harvest Festival - Howard City, MI - Sep 21 to Sep 21, 2019
Arts & crafts, parade, 5K Fun Run/Walk and Queen & Princess Pageant.

New Era Fall Street Festival - New Era, MI - Sep 21 to Sep 21, 2019
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.

Oktoberfest Marathon - Spring Lake, MI - Sep 21 to Sep 21, 2019
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.

Grand Haven Artwalk - Grand Haven, MI - Sep 27 to Oct 7, 2019
Local artists participate in an art competitioin in the categories of photography, painting, drawing, mixed media, and sculpture, with daily public judging and juried voting, plus evening soirees, street parties with food, and music, wine tastings, youth competition, and more.

Zeeland Pumpkinfest - Zeeland, MI - Oct 4 to Oct 5, 2019
Family fun and fall activities for more than 30 years.

Scotts Olde Tyme Harvest Festival - Scotts, MI - Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2019
Pumpkins for the kids, hayrides to the pumpkin patch, corn shocks for sale, and even a husker shredder.

Fennville Goose Festival - Fennville, MI - Oct 11 to Oct 13, 2019
Goose calling contest, 5K run, parade, classic car show, petting zoo, arts and crafts and more.

Lowell Harvest Celebration - Lowell, MI - Oct 12 to Oct 12, 2019
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 12 to Oct 12, 2019
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.

ArtPrize - Grand Rapids, MI - Sep 16 to Oct 4, 2020
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 this 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!