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September Fall Fun in West Michigan 2016


September Fall Fun in West Michigan.

Fallasburg Arts Festival

  • September 17 & 18, 2016 in Lowell, 10am-5pm
  • The annual Fallasburg Arts Festival is a 2-day festival held in picturesque Fallasburg Park, located approximately 20 miles east of Grand Rapids, MI.
  • The event features 100 unique fine art and fine crafts booths, food booths, and a children’s craft area.
  • Timeless craft demonstrations take place inside a large pavilion while musicians perform on an outdoor stage both days.
  • Admission is free. 20-30 thousand people attend each year.

Paw Paw Wine & Harvest Festival

  • The South Haven/Van Buren County is home to Paw Paw’s biggest event of the year!
  • The Paw Paw Wine and Harvest Festival is from September 9th to 11th and has something for the entire family.
  • From the all-ages grape stomp to wine and beer tastings, everybody can find their harvest bliss.
  • From fireworks to a classic car show, and teen dances to the St. Julian Festival Parade.
  • Free trolley stop at all events making it easy to get to the free entertainment, beer tent, or Coca Cola Grape Stomp!

Inland Seas Education Association

  • Teachers looking for an exciting way to kick-off the school year, Inland Seas Education Association still has space available for school groups to sign up for its Fall Schoolship Program.
  • Their ships sail from Traverse City and Sutton’s Bay.
  • Students become scientists and sailors for the day when they collect and analyze Great Lakes samples on board the 77′ tall ship schooner.
  • Hands-on, interactive adventures run September 8-October 19.
  • Request a date for your class by completing the inquiry form found on schoolship.org. Scholarships are available.

Michigan Irish Music Festival

  • The Michigan Irish Music Festival is September 15-18, 2016 in downtown Muskegon.
  • Over 20 bands perform on five stages featuring Celtic rock, traditional, folk and contemporary styles.
  • Stop in for corned beef at the Celtic Kitchen or at the Tavern for local craft beer.
  • Shop gifts at the Irish Store or Irish Market and bring the kids to the Wee Ones Area.
  • The Highland Games returns for a full competition on Saturday.
  • New in 2016: The Celtic Canines–Irish dog breed area.
  • Cultural and Dance stages also feature activities, sessions, music, dance lessons, magic shows, Celtic Art History, Lumbertown Beard Bout, a Hooley Dance party and more.