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West Michigan Events in September

August 30–September 1 Greek Fest in Harbor Country Fri-Sat Noon–9pm, Sun Noon–5pm. Authentic Greek food and pastries, folk dancing, church tours, the marketplace, and children’s entertainment. Enjoy live music and a full bar. American Hellenic Center, 17760 Behner Rd, New Buffalo, 269-469-1550.

The Cadillac area hosts the Harvest Festival, Aug 30 – Sept 2, in Manton over Labor Day weekend. Event includes lumber carving, a grand parade, live music, truck/car/motorcycle show, craft vendors.  

The Pump House Museum and Learning Center in Holland is a small start up seasonal museum open weekends in June and open daily July 1 through Labor Day. On September 5th, at 7:00 pm, the Pump House Museum and Learning Center will present their final speaker presentation, titled “Electrifying Holland”. This will be a lively presentation by Denise Smyk and her class  of advanced learners from Lakewood Elementary School in Park Township who researched electricity generating technology, past, present, and future, throughout the 2018-2019 school year. 

Celebrate Labor Day in Downtown Holland at the annual Labor Day Truck Parade! The parade begins in Zeeland at 9:00 am and makes its way to 8th Street in Downtown Holland around 9:15 am. At the end of the parade, head to the Holland Civic Center Place for a free ice cream social and lots of family fun. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the area’s workforce! And don’t miss Holland Recreation’s annual Labor Day BoardWALK and Pancake Breakfast at Windmill Island Gardens. The annual walk begins at the entrance to the Heinz Waterfront Walkway (just west of the factory) at 8:00 am. Breakfast will be served from 8:30 am – 10:30 am and costs $5 for adults and $3 for children.

Tractor pulls, rodeo, monster truck show, livestock barns, and more can be found at the Allegan County Fair September 6th-12th. This year’s event also includes concerts from Dan & Shay, Bush, Live, Our Lady Peace, and Little Big Town at the Grandstand. On-site camping also available. Call or visit the fairgrounds website for tickets, schedule, and fair information

Head to Southwestern Michigan September 6th through September 29th to see Mamma Mia!, presented by Twin City Players in St. Joseph. Admission: $15.

The Wine & Harvest Festival will be held September 6th-8th at St. Julian Winery in Paw Paw. $5 cover for all access, wine tasting is $1 per sample. Wine, beer and wine slushies by the glass also available. All proceeds after 5:00 pm go to support St. Mary’s School. Wine tasting, beer tent & entertainment area open Friday & Saturday 10:00 am – Midnight, Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. Open for sales Friday & Saturday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. 

Head to Muskegon September 7th for The Muskegon Area Sportsmen for Youth Day at the Muskegon County Fairgrounds. Sportsmen for Youth Day is designed to provide young people age 18 and under with the opportunity to try activities including archery, shooting sports, fishing and many other events from 9:00 am-3:00 pm. Raffles start at 2:30 pm. The day will also feature prize drawings and lunch and everything is free and open to the public! 

Lemon Creek Winery in Berrien Springs hosts Harvest Festival Saturday, September 7th. This family friendly event kicks off the grape harvesting season with an end of summer party.

Check out the Harbor Country Side Walk Sales September 7th & 8th in New Buffalo. Stroll the streets filled with finds from local merchants. 

Explore the history of Marshall September 7th & 8th at the Marshall Historical Society Home Tour.

Hundreds of antique engine and tractor collectors are expected to attend the 36th annual Antique Engine and Tractor Show Thursday, September 5th through Sunday, September 8th at the Michigan Flywheelers Museum in South Haven.

Michigan Irish Music Festival will be held September 12th-15th in Muskegon.

Chaka Khan performs September 13th at Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo. Tickets start at $59.

On Friday, September 13th, head to Downtown Holland from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm for their popular Live Mannequin Night event. While you’re out shopping and dining, see if you can spot the live mannequins posing in the windows and storefronts of over 25 businesses all depicting this year’s theme…movies! From Casablanca and the Wizard of Oz to the Avengers and Star Wars, Live Mannequin Night promises to be fun for the entire family of movie lovers.

This September, Grand Rapids Downtown Market is introducing an all-new event in partnership with six other Heartside neighborhood businesses. The “Beer City Fall Crawl” takes place from 1:00 pm-5:00 pm on September 14th, and takes participants on a 1.5-mile loop starting and ending at the Market with six other stops in between.

The annual Fallasburg Arts Festival presented by LowellArts is a 2-day festival held in Lowell’s picturesque Fallasburg Park September 14th and 15th. The event features 100 unique fine art and crafts booths, food booths, and a children’s craft area as well as craft demonstrations inside the pavilion and musicians performing on the outdoor stage both days.

On September 15th Dablon Vineyards in Baroda hosts live music by Mike Struwin. Incorporating a myriad of genres, including alt-country/blues and bluegrass/roots/folk/soul and even reggae, this Michigan born artist has forged a truly unique style all his own.

Grab a chair and head to Southwestern Michigan to enjoy some vintage baseball in Benton Harbor on September 15th when the Vinatage Base Ball team Chicago Salmon takes on House of David Echoes. Only $3 per person for an afternoon of fun.

September 19th brings the Sunset Coast Performance Series at the Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph. This event is free and open to the public.

PRIME Music Festival is heading to Lansing September 20th-21st.  Tickets on sale now. 

Head to the Cadillac Area September 20th-22nd for the Earthworks Music Festival in Lake City. 

Celebrate fall in Harbor Country at Wurstfest in downtown Three Oaks September 21st. The 7th annual craft beer festival includes food, art vendors, live music, a vintage car show and family fun for all ages. 

September 21st brings a high-energy, adrenaline-pumping musical showdown to the Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor with Beatles vs. Stones: A Musical Showdown. Admission $26-48 available at the box office. 

7th Annual Fall Fest will be held September 21st in Downtown St. Joseph. Admission is free. 

Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council 9/22 Symphony Home Tour Six generous homeowners open their doors allowing a peek into some innovative and fresh home styles. Admission: $25-30

Muskegon Halloween Harvest Weekend will be held September 27th – September 29th at Pioneer County Park. During Friday night check-in, there’ll be goody bags for the kids, s’mores, a bonfire at the Lodge and a Glow in the Dark Bike Parade! Saturday, enjoy breakfast in the Lodge, free pumpkins and pumpkin decorating, bounce houses, hayrides, face painting, Trick or Treating, site decorating contest, obstacle course and a Haunted Trail. Reserve your campsite now for only $28 per night (2 night minimum). For more information, call 231-744-3580.

Head to Cadillac September 28th for the Cadillac Craft Beer Festival

Celebrate everything Antrim County with the Bellaire Chamber of Commerce’s 21st Annual Harvest Festival on September 28th from 10:00 am-6:00 pm. Experience why Antrim County is “in the heart of it all” with Bellaire’s Harvest Festival’s featuring art, flea markets, local brews, tunes, scarecrows and more. 

September 29th is the 46th Annual Apple Cider Century Bicycle Tour with routes of 15-100 miles through orchards, forests and wine country in and around Harbor Country. All routes have rest stops, refreshments, bike repair and first aid personnel.