The Ultimate 2021 Guide of September Michigan Calendar of Events, Labor Day Weekend, Fairs, Music Festivals-Best Things to Do in Michigan in Fall! + Sunflowers, Art Prize and Apple Orchards!

The ULTIMATE SOURCE of 2021 September Michigan events, festivals, places to visit, fairs, music and fun things to do in Michigan for families, couples and friends this summer! Grab our Boredom Zapping Ideas! 

Best Southwest Michigan events monthly calendar. See what's happening the the September 2021 calendar!

Destinations: DetroitTraverse CityFrankenmuthAnn ArborKalamazooPetoskeyCharlevoixMidland, South Haven, St. JosephGrand Rapids, Upper Peninsula and more!  

Plan your September Michigan trip or vacation around our inspiring festivals and events! 

September Michigan events and festivals are full swing!  Blues, music and art festivals are just a few of September events to look forward to! Lots of places to visit in Michigan in September.

  • Plus, September 6, 2021 is Labor Day with September 4, 2021 and September 5, 2021 as Labor Day Weekend. See our numerous Michigan Labor Day Events 2021.

September Michigan travel is absolutely stunning as our nights are cooler but our days are sunny and perfect for discovering forest walks, great restaurants and fun festivals! 

Let's travel Michigan together as there are so many September events and fall festivals in Michigan!

Join us on Instagram where I've posted all of our September Michigan adventures!  We hope you enjoy our September Michigan events.

It's time to start thinking about Michigan in fall!!  It's so much fun to visit Michigan's cider mills and apple orchards!  Sunflowers are also in full bloom and wow, Michigan sunflowers are exquisite! 

You just gotta see the vast fields yourself this fall.

2021 Motor Bella 

Read all about the insane 2021 Motor Bella event! Super cool Detroit events September 2021!

What is There to do in Michigan in September?

September Michigan is filled with events, festivals and fun! 

Come to Grand Rapids for the world famous Art Prize, walk the Mackinac Bridge Walk on Labor Day, experience Sunflower festivals, be wowed at the Auto Fest in Frankenmuth, dance at the Frankenmuth Oktoberfest, score some art at local art fairs and eat everything apple at Michigan apple festivals! 

See below for top places to visit in Michigan in September!

What is there to do in Detroit in September?

Detroit has several concerts at DTE this September, be sure to check them out! 

Plus, the Jim Henson Exhibition at The Henry Ford is sure to be amazing. There are boat shows, haunted attractions, bridal expos, art fairs and fun festivals! Read below for lots more Michigan events September 2021!

What is there to do in Northern Michigan in the fall?

September and well, all of fall in Northern Michigan is absolutely beautiful!  We recommend visiting Munising and all of the surrounding Upper Peninsula waterfalls.  September is a lovely time to visit as the weather is cooler and there are lots of outdoor things to do in September in Michigan. 

  • You could also search for the incredible glow in the dark Yooperlite rocks!! 

We also love visiting Whitefish Point and it's such an interesting place to see reenactments and see the Edward Fitzgerald bell!

Michigan Fall is in Full Swing! Check the September Events 2021 Calendar Below!

See what's happening in September 2021!  Lots of September things to do! 

  • Jim Henson Exhibition at The Henry Ford: June 5, 2021 – Sept. 6, 2021, Time: 9:30 am – 5 pm. So many great events in September 2021!
  • Paranormal Lighthouse Tours, Recurring weekly on Friday at Marquette Maritime Museum and Lighthouse, Marquette, Michigan, July 23, 2021 - October 8, 2021, Weekly on Friday's, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM with Yooper Paranormal. Fun things to do in Michigan September 2021. 
  • BRICKLIVE Supersized! at John Ball Zoo having traveled from Great Britain. now through September 26, 2021. 1300 W. Fulton St. Grand Rapids, MI. This fun exhibition magnifies nature’s small creatures and transforms them into towering works of art. Have you ever seen a twelve-foot-tall tarantula? What about a massive spitting cobra? Come see this incredible zoo-wide exhibition with more than 30 sculptures!
Dahlia Hill Midland MichiganDahlia Hill Midland Michigan

  • Visit Dahlia Hill in Midland Michigan! Free!  Dahlia Hill is a beautiful terraced garden of several varieties of dahlia flowers.  It's breathtaking to see!  300 Unique Dahlias. Nature's Diversity. 3,000 Tubers Planted.  2809 Orchard Dr. Midland, MI 48640. Dahlia Hill is blooming August through September. Perfect September Michigan road road trip!  Be sure to grab our Midland Michigan travel guide too!
  • Grand Rapids Sightseeing Trolley Experience! at House Rules Lounge, now through September 30, 2021, Thursdays. Check their website for details.
  • Steamboat Park Live Music CruisesJune 24, 2021 - September 30, 2021 on Thursday's, Friday's and Saturday's on the Grand Lady Riverboat, 825 Taylor St, Jenison, MI 49428 (Grand Rapids). Enjoy a cruise and live music on the Grand River.
  • Self Guided Recycling Center Tours, Presented By Kent County Department of Public Works, Weekly on Mondays in September, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 977 Wealthy St SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504. FREE! Learn all about recycling, watch their workers and machines sort right in front of you! Fantastic September Michigan event for the whole family.
  • Kiss: The End Is Near…September 1, 2021. 7 – 10 PM, DTE Energy Music Theatre. So many fun things to do in September in Michigan!
  • Founders Brewing Tour & Tasting, September 3, 2021 - September 30, 2021, fee, Founders Brewing Company, 235 Grandville Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.  Enjoy samples and learn about their company’s history. Walk the catwalk and oversee their packaging lines and brew house. Fun September Michigan activity!
  • Holland Tasting Tours, A Taste of Holland History at Holland Energy Park, Select dates through September. Holland is one of our favorite places to visit in Michigan in September as the weather is cooler and the crowds are less!
  • Horse Drawn Scenic Tours of Grand Rapids, Common Gentry Carriage Co., Friday's and Saturdays, 7:00 pm, Common Gentry Carriage Co.3665 15 Mile Road, Kent City, MI 49330. Fee
  • IllumiZoo, John Ball Zoo, 1300 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI, September 3- November 14, 2021. Enjoy a nighttime journey through the Zoo! Stroll through an illuminated landscape of nature enriched with lighting and sounds. See incredible imagery, music-synchronized animal displays, and animated motifs of moving light. So many things to do in September 2021!

Labor Day Weekend 2021 Michigan Events: 
September 4, 2021 and September 5, 2021 

    Events and Things To Do Labor Day Weekend 2021 Michigan: 
  • Michigan State Fair, September 2-6, 2021, Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Avenue, Novi, MI. The Detroit Shrine Circus will wow you with an expanded show and three tents! Fairgoers will also enjoy a midway, agricultural and livestock exhibits, live entertainment and all those favorite tasty carnival treats! Fun Michigan Labor Day Events 2021!
  • Romeo Peach Festival 2021 - Thursday, September 2, 2021 through Labor Day, in Downtown Romeo. Great September Michigan festival for the whole family!
  • Ford Arts, Beats, and Eats - Friday, September 3, 2021 through Labor Day. Fun Royal Oak Labor Day Weekend Events in Downtown Royal Oak. Lots of things to do in Michigan Labor Day weekend. 
  • Detroit Jazz Festival - Friday, September 3 through Labor Day, Fun Detroit Labor Day Weekend Events in Detroit. Enjoy jazz all weekend long!

  • Bell's Beer Copper Harbor Trails Fest - September 3 - September 6, 2021 in Copper Harbor, MI. The annual Labor Day Weekend event features Enduro races, short (~15 miles) and long (~30 miles) XC courses, Downhill Race, a Junior MTB race (for kids 13 & under), and a 10K Trail Run. Fun Labor Day events!
  • Labor Day Weekend Comedy Jam, September 4, 20218:00 PM, Wealthy Theatre, 1130 Wealthy St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506. September Michigan fun!
  • Blake’s Sunflower Festival - Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill located at 17985 Armada Center Road, Armada, MI.  September 4, 5, & 6, 2021. 10 a.m. to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday. 10 am -4 pm on Monday. Enjoy a train ride to the sunflower fields and maze.  Shop the artisan market featuring over 100 talented local artists. One of our favorite festivals in September 2021.
  • Lake Bluff Artisan Faire, September 5, 2021, Lake Bluff Park, St. Joe, 10am–5pm Free. So many great things to do in Michigan in September!
  • Michigan Chicken Wing Festival, September 4-5, 2021, 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Adado Riverfront Park, Downtown Lansing. Live music, beer tent, wing eating contests! What a fun September Michigan event!
  • All Crafts Fair - 298 Dyckman Avenue, South Haven, MI. Each Labor Day Weekend (September 4, 5, 2021) the Chamber of Commerce coordinates this two day craft fair that brings over 130 exhibitors to Stanley Johnston Park and more than 15,000 people to the South Haven area.  Craft fairs are fun things to do Labor Day weekend 2021 Michigan.
  • The Wild PumpkinSunflower Days, September 4, 5, 11, 12, 2021. 10 am–6 pm. 5799 Beaverton Rd., Beaverton, MI 48612.  One of our favorite places to visit in Michigan in September.
  • Mackinac Bridge Walk Labor Day, Annual Walk - September 6, 2021, Free!  Labor Day 2021 Michigan.  Plan your iconic bridge walk with our tips and things every walker should know!  Super awesome September Michigan event for the whole family!  We'll be at this freakin' awesome September Michigan event!
  • Franklin’s Fine Art Fair/Roundup Family Fair/Art in the Village - September 6, 2021, Midway Games, Pony Rides, Bake Sale, Antique Auto Show, Petting Farm, Giant Inflatables, Clowns, Magician, Fine Art Fair, Food and Fun… Monday, Labor Day, from 10 am to 5 pm.  The Franklin Labor Day Parade 2021 is at noon and the Franklin MI art fair runs until 5:00 pm.  So come on our to the fun Franklin Roundup 2021 as it's a great Michigan fall festival 2021!

We bet there are several Labor Day weekend events near you, check it out!

  • Chase Pickle Festival, Chase, MI,  September 9, 2021. Benefit for the Chase Public Library. Fun September 9 events for the whole family!
  • 2022 Great Lakes Herb FaireSeptember 9th-11th, 2022! Cedar Lake Outdoor Center, 2500 Pierce Rd, Chelsea, Michigan
  • The District Detroit Art Walk Series, Free entry to everyone. This is one of the more popular events in Detroit September 2021. Date: September 10th and October 1st from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Located at 1 W Columbia Street between the Fox Theatre and Little Caesars Global Resource Center.  

Parking is $5 at Fox Garage. See artwork, home decor gifts. Food, beverages, and live street music! So many fun things to do in Michigan in September 2021!

  • Richmond Area Good Old Days Festival, Richmond, MI September 10-12, 2021, Great September 12 2021 events to enjoy! It was voted MICHIGAN'S BEST Small Town Festival. So many great things to do in Michigan in September including lots of September festivals!
  • Paw Paw Wine & Harvest Festival, Paw Paw, MI, Sep 10-12, 2021, Michigan’s largest wine and harvest festival! Great September 11 events to enjoy! Fun winery tours & tasting, live entertainment, grape stomp, arts & crafts fair, carnival rides, car show, bike tour, parade, fireworks, kids activities, & much more for the entire family! Great Michigan music festival 2021!
  • Ironman 70.3 Michigan North American TriClub Championship - Midwest. Frankfort, Michigan, September 11, 2022 
  • Downtown Kalamazoo Restaurant Week, September 11-20, 2021, Kalamazoo, MI. We love this tasty September Michigan event!
  • Brighton's Smokin' Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival, Brighton, MI September 11, 2021, Downtown Brighton.  Fun September activities 2021. Award winning barbecue will once again be smokin’ up Main Street from Grand River to 1st Street; serving up ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket, pork tenderloin, sweet treats, specialty mac n’ cheese and much more. 

Jazz and blues will be live at the beer tent located on Mill Pond Lane (in the municipal parking lot behind Great Harvest Bread Company) Cover charge.  Check their website for all the events!!! It's a September Michigan festival you can't miss!

  • Posen Potato Festival, Posen, MI, September 10, 11, 12, 2021, Good food and music, carnival, arts & crafts, more. Grand parade is on Sunday! Tasty September Michigan event!
  • Wheatland Music Festival, Remus, MI September 10-12, 2021, Come check out the star-studded lineup on the main stage! Plus there is a juried arts and crafts show, raffle, kids activities, instrument and dance workshops, music, food, fellowship and fun! Incredible concerts in Michigan September 2021.

Tickets are sold in advance only and are discounted for paid members. Sunday only tickets are available at the gate. What a fun 2021 Michigan music festival!

More Fun September Michigan Events and Festivals!

More fun September Michigan Events and Michigan Festivals September 2021. Be sure to check the event's webpage for clarification, information, fees and reservations before visiting.

  • Auto FestFrankenmuth, MI, September 10-12, 2021 is one of our must-do events in September!!  Over 2000 classic cars, street rods and muscle cars. Enjoy a weekend of fun and entertainment! Friday night Big Block Party on Main Street is always a great time from 5-10 pm. Saturday and Sunday view the classic cars in Heritage Park. 

Auto Fest dance in Harvey Kern Pavilion on Saturday 6-midnight. Lots of parking but get there early! We go to this September Michigan event every year!

  • Plymouth Community Fall Festival, Plymouth, MI September 10-12, 2021. Check of the festival with a carnival, fun rides, car show, craft show, and a street full of community food booths. What a fun September Michigan festival!
  • Allegan County Fair. September 10-18, 2021, 150 Douglas St, Allegan, MI. Established in 1852, the county fair livestock barns and arenas are some of the largest in the state and make a prime spot for witnessing rodeo performances.  Awesome Things to do in Michigan
  • Fall Family Days, Gagetown, MI, September 11-12, 2021 Fish Fry on Friday, September 10, 2021. The fun continues on Saturday and Sunday,  8 am-5 pm. 

The barn, home, one room country school and school museum. powerhouse, sawmill, sugar shack and grain elevator are open for tours with live old-fashioned music on the grounds. Tons of homemade foods and live field demonstrations. One of our favorite places to visit in Michigan in September.

  • Michigan Brewers Guild U.P. Fall Beer Festival, Marquette, MI September 11, 2021, One of our favorite festivals in September! Join nearly 100 Michigan breweries to sample from more than 800 craft beers overlooking beautiful lake Superior in downtown Marquette. 1-6 p.m. Fun 2021 September Michigan festival and fun things to do in Michigan!
  • Detroit Fairytale Ball, Sat, September 11, 2021, 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI, Share the magic with Pretty Princess Parties! Experience joy, laughter, and happily ever after! Dances, songs & stories! Sign up for time slots. What a fun September Michigan event for our kids!
  • Marshall Historic Home Tour, September 11-12, 2021, 10 a.m - 5 p.m. Six to eight privately owned homes representing various architectural styles including the Honolulu House Museum, Marshall Historical Museum at the GAR Hall, Capitol Hill School Museum, Governor's Mansion, Walters Gasoline Museum, Marshall United States Postal Service Museum. So many interesting things to do in September!
  • Art at the Museum, September 11-12, 2021, Honolulu House Museum, Marshall. Enjoy a juried fine arts and crafts fair on the Honolulu House Museum grounds.
  • 2022 North American International Auto Show in Detroit -September 14 – 25, 2022. Yep, it's back!! See the Detroit Auto Show details.
  • PROJECT 1 by ArtPrize, Not occurring in 2021, See Art Prize!  Project 1 is the most attended public art event on the planet – are launching another world-class art experience in Grand Rapids. Project 1 by ArtPrize is the first in a series of citywide exhibitions of public art taking place in the years between biennial ArtPrize competitions.
  • ArtPrize is back! Returning to Grand Rapids September 16 - October 3, 2021, Downtown Grand Rapids
  • Michigan Firemen's Memorial Festival, Roscommon, MI September 16-18, 2021, Annual Michigan Firemen Memorial Festival is for everyone! Shows, clowns, and free hot dogs. Check out the display of New Fire Trucks, Fire Apparatus, Crafts, Parades, a “memorial service” for “Fallen Firefighters” and much More. 

Firefighting competitions and fire Demos are a big part of the fun festival. Lots of refreshments, music and dancing at this September Michigan festival!

  • Northville Heritage Festival, Friday, September 17, 2021, 5:00-11:00pm ~ West Cady Street. Saturday, September 18, 10:00am - 11:00pm ~ West Cady Street. Sunday, September 19, Noon - 4:00pm ~ Mill Race Village
    September 17-traditional Victorian Parade with live entertainment, crafters, hike, Petting Farm, Vintage Baseball and the Heritage Festival Saloon on Friday & Saturday nights. Lots of September Michigan fun!
  • Alan Jackson, Fri, September 17, 2021,  7 – 11 PM, Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI. What a fun September Michigan concert!
  • SeptemBEER Fest, September 17, 2021 6:00 PM. Riverside Park • Auburn Hills, MI
  • Downtown Bay City Wine Walk, September 20, 2021, from 5:00pm - 9:30 pm. Enjoy a night with your friends while visiting Bay City's eateries and pubs. Each establishment will have wine tasting, food, and music in the streets as you visit and enjoy yourselves.  Begin at Modern Craft! 
  • Metro Boat Show, Harrison Twp, MI September 16-19, 2021, Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Township, MI. Boat and outdoor recreation show featuring boats in the water and on land.  Lots of other outdoor recreation exhibits. 

This event takes place along the beautiful shoreline of Lake St. Clair and includes live music in the Tiki Bar, and much more. Hours: Thursday, Friday: 12 noon – 7:30 p.m.; Saturday: 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Admission: Adults $10, Children 12 and under free with an adult. Fun September Michigan event!

  • Troy Family Daze Festival, Troy, MI, September 16-19, 2021, Celebrate family, fun, heritage and cuisine. The festival, which has been celebrating Troy since 1968, is an all volunteer run event. 

Troy Family Daze offers plenty of free, paved on-site parking and features many activities including free entertainment, a giant midway, talent shows, food and community booths, children’s entertainment fireworks and much more. Fun September Michigan event for the whole family.

  • Brewed in Michigan, Milford, MI,  September 10, 2021, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.  Lots of awesome local craft beers! Check out this Michigan beer festival!
  • Erebus Haunted Attraction, Pontiac, MI September 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 2021- First Weekend in Nov 2021.  BUY YOUR TICKETS ONLINE!  Erebus, The four story Michigan haunted house in downtown Pontiac delivers fear and excitement to any thrill seeker brave enough to cross its threshold. So scary!

Grab our interactive map of over 40 haunted houses and attractions in Michigan to scare the pants off you!

Perfect for a hot date! lol, did I say that out loud?

  • South Haven Jazz Festival, September 17-18, 2021, 5-11:00 p.m. Free!! Awesome Michigan music festival 2021!
  • Harvest Barbecue - Shady Lane Cellars on Michigan's Leelanau Peninsula. September 18, 2021. You are welcomed to celebrate the kick off to harvest season on the grounds of the winery and vineyard. There will be plenty of wine, barbecue and live music by Jeff Bihlman. It all happens on the patio at 5 p.m. and tickets are required (and expected to sell out).
  • Silver Lake Sand Dunes Apple & BBQ FestivalSilver Lake, MI, September 10-11, 2021. This fun festival highlights yummy BBQ and apples!  The Silver Lake Apple Fest is held at the Golden Township Park at the Silver Lake Sand Dunes in downtown Silver Lake (located six miles west of US-31 at the Hart/Mears exit 149). 

Come on out for the Apple Pie Contest, Arts & Crafts Show, Apple A Day 5K Fun Run/Walk, Classic Vehicle & Dune Buggy Show, Kid’s Activities, Live Music, Delicious Food, a Beer Tent, and Much More. This is one heck of a fun September Michigan event!

  • NSRA National Street Nationals, September 10-12, 2021, Kalamazoo Expo Center, Kalamazoo, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Fun September 2021 Calendar event! We have been to this Michigan car show for many years. Plan to spend about three hours to see the cars and go through the barns. There are several food trucks for lunch or dinner.

  • Grand Haven Salmon FestivalGrand Haven, MI, CANCELLED 2021. September 16-18, 2022. The Annual Grand Haven Salmon Festival is promoting the area as a unique fall tourist destination and to celebrate the fall harvest season and salmon migration. 

The outdoor-waterfront festival features live jazz music; Michigan wine tasting pavilion and grape stomping; gourmet salmon cook-off contest; fall harvest beer & entertainment pavilion; fine art fair on the waterfront; Big King Salmon fishing contest; food and beverage treats at the Fresh Catch Fish Boil; children’s arts & crafts; displays, and more! Fun September Michigan event!

  • Flat Rock Riverfest, Flat Rock, MI September 10, 11, 2021, Free parking and a free shuttle. Location: The beautiful Huroc Park, located along the Huron River in downtown Flat Rock. This year’s festival will feature two days full of family fun and entertainment. From fireworks on Friday night, to concerts from Atomic Radio and so much more!
  • Metro Boat Show, September 15-18, 2022, Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Pkwy, Harrison Charter Township, MI 48045. Hours: Thurs. – Friday: 1pm – 7:30 pm, Saturday: 11am – 7:30pm and Sunday: 11am – 6pm
  • Nights of Color and Light at Dow Garden, Midland, MI, September 16 - 18, 23 - 25, 2021. Enjoy an evening of light during a new sensory experience! Wander an enchanted trail after sunset and see the glass artwork of Craig Mitchell Smith illuminated. This event will combine music, art, and nature that will be breathtaking!  Register now!
  • Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show, St. Ignace, MI September 16-19, 2021.  One of the largest U.S. displays of customized 18-wheelers and antique trucks; showing Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday. 

On Saturday evening, spectators line St. Ignace’s main street for the “Big Rig” Parade of Lights heading for the Mackinac Bridge and back again for Sunday’s show. Car/small truck show Saturday. Swap meet, vendors and music. Free admission.

  • Goodison Good Tyme Festival, Rochester, MI September 18, 2021 Annual fall festival geared towards young families. This popular event offers archery, nature crafts, face painters, balloon artists, stilt walker, children’s musicians, rock wall, and zip line. All activities are FREE including hot dogs and chips.
  • Fallasburg Arts Festival, Lowell, MI September 18-19, 2021, Sat and Sun, 10:00 am-5:00 pm both days. Location: Fallasburg Park, 1124 Fallasburg Rd, Lowell, MI. The event features 100 unique fine art and fine crafts booths, live music featuring regional musicians, a children’s craft area, and food booths. Craft demonstrations will occur nside a large pavilion on both days. Free. 
  • Frankenmuth OktoberfestFrankenmuth, MI September 16-19, 2021,  Frankenmuth Oktoberfest in Heritage Park, Frankenmuth, MI.  Thursday September 16, starting at 3:00pm and closing at 10:00pm. Friday, Saturday and Sunday the event will be open at Noon, closing Friday and Saturday at Midnight, Sunday event will close the festival at 6:00pm.  

Purchase tickets for the Frankenmuth Oktoberfest at the gate. The event features authentic entertainment, dancing, Oktoberfest souvenirs, various food selections, and authentic Hofbrauhaus Oktoberfest beer. There's a shuttle, too.

One of our favorite September Michigan festivals!

  • Taste of Muskegon,  September 24-25, 2021. Hackley Park, Muskegon, MI
  • Trek the Mighty Mac, St. Ignace, MI September 24-26, 2021. UTV, ATV, S x S, 3-Wheelers and off-road motorcycle enthusiasts are invited to participate in the 6th Annual Trek The Mighty Mac. Join the growing number of “Trekkers” who gather in St. Ignace every year to enjoy food and gear vendors at Friday staging, a one of a kind parade across the Mackinac Bridge Saturday followed by Saturday evening activities, and weekend long games and off-roading adventures.  Pre-Register!!!
  • Festival of the Forks, Albion, MI September 17-18, 2021.  A celebration of creativity and diversity in historic downtown Albion, Michigan. Music, ethnic food, creative art, and fun for the whole family. What a fun 2021 Michigan music festival!
  • Antique Car Show 2021 - September 18, 2021, 9 AM – 5 PM, Wellington Farm Park, 6944 S Military Rd, Grayling, MI,  All the cars appearing at the festival will be made in 1932 or before.
  • Artalicious Fine Arts Fair Adrian, MI September 18, 2021, Art fair with more than 70 artists in historic downtown Adrian and a celebration of heritage and community. Enjoy local food, professional artists and performers, music and theater. Lots of hands-on activities for kids and adults alike!
  • Munising Bay Cruisers Classic Car Show, September 18, 2021, Munising
    10:00 am-3:00 pm; Located at the M-28 roundabout, grassy area to the north; View 100+ classic cars. What a fun Munising Michigan event in 2021!

  • Romulus Pumpkin Festival, Romulus, MI September 17-18, 2021, will take place in the Romulus Historical Park located 11147 Hunt Street, Romulus, MI. Downtown Romulus celebrates with a night parade where everything is lighted from bicycles to cement trucks on Goddard Road. 

The street festival offers wonderful music, food, crafts and games for all ages. Pumpkin rolling, pumpkin pie eating or pumpkin seed-spitting contest. Visit or enter the Classic Car Show, Classic Tractor Show or just relax and listen to the music. The Downtown Festival is a celebration of friends and family. 

  • AppleFest and Craft Show, Coldwater, MI September 18, 2021. A great September Michigan event!

  • ArtPrize is back! Returning to Grand Rapids September 16 - October 3, 2021, Downtown Grand Rapids
  • Parade of Nations, Houghton, MI September 18, 2021, Parade of Nations—Celebrating Cultural Diversity.  Parade, festival  featuring food and entertainment from countries around the world. It’s an extravaganza of tastes, sounds, sights and experiences.  

The colorful parade features floats created by international students and community organizations, marching bands and flags of 60 nations. It winds its way from Hancock, across the iconic Portage Lift Bridge, through downtown Houghton, ending up at Dee Stadium.

Thousands of people pack the stadium to sample cuisine of more than 20 countries and to enjoy entertainment.

  • Fall Fest, St. Joseph, September 18, 2021,10-3 p.m. Free! Enjoy the Great Bed Race, Farmers Market, Critter Barn, Face Painter, Balloon Twisters, Story Time on the Bluff, the Great Pumpkin Festival and more!
  • Howard City Harvest Festival, Howard City, MI Third weekend in September 2021 Howard City celebrates its annual Harvest Festival all day Saturday! Packed with events for the entire family! All children’s activities are free! 10:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M

Schedule of events include:

Scarecrow Making and Take, Inflatables, Petting Zoo, Children’s Hands-on-Art- Tent, Pony Rides Balloon twister, Face painter, Arts & Crafts, Car, Motorcycle, & Tractor shows, Musical Entertainment, Grand parade, 5k Run/ Walk, Children’s Parade, Public Safety Parade of Lights, Teen Dance, Fireworks and more!

  • Pte. Mouillee Waterfowl Festival, Brownstown, MI September 18-19, 2021, Michigan duck hunters tournament, Lake Erie championship layout shoot, wildlife arts & craft show, Huron river distance dog jumps, outdoor trading post, goose & duck calling contest, antiques, boats, auction, hip boot race and Great Lakes sling shot contest.  The Largest Fresh Water Marsh Restoration Project in North America!
  • Oktober-fest (21+) September 24, 25, 2021. 6:00 – 8:30 PM Riverside Park, Grand Rapids, MI.  Kick off Oktoberfest with a class all about beer and food! Start off with a beer cheese spread, followed by schnitzel topped with a caper brown butter sauce. Get tickets early!
  • Annual Car Show, September 25, 2021 Cornwell's Turkeyville, 18935 15 1/2 mile road, Marshall, MI, 9 a.m. -5 p.m. One of our favorite September Michigan events!
  • Festival of the Senses, Clinton Township, MI September 25-26, 2021. ​Festival of the Senses is a two day art festival celebrating all mediums, features over 100 artists and specialty food vendors, as well as performances by local entertainers.  Lots of activities for the entire family!
  • Pentwater Arts & Crafts Fairs - Sat, Sep 25 – Sun, Sep 26, 2021. Pentwater Village Green, 327 S Hancock St. Pentwater, MI
  • Midland Classic Car Show, September 25-26, 2021. Midland County Fairgrounds. Mid Michigan's Largest Car Show, 6905 Eastman, Midland, MI. We love this Michigan car show!
  • Midland Antique Festival, September 25-26, 2021. Saturday 8 am – 6 pm, Sunday 9 am – 4 pm, $6 admission per person – Parking is always free!  Nearly a thousand antique dealers setup at the Midland County Fairgrounds carrying vintage goods, antiques, collectibles & so much more. 

Along with the vast array of Antique Dealers is Michigan’s largest swap meet. Folks from all over bring their garage sale items to the swap meet/flea market area. On top of that is also one of Michigan’s longest running Car Shows! I absolutely love this show-shabby chic, car show, swap meet, antiques.

  • Dearborn Fall Bridal Expo, From bouquets to bridal gowns, you'll find everything you need for your perfect wedding! Sun, September 26, 2021. 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, Dearborn, MI
  • Blake Shelton, September 30, 2021, 7 – 11 PM, Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St W Grand Rapids, MI
  • Michigan Renaissance Festival, (weekends and labor day only) Holly Michigan.  This is a great September Michigan event, we have gone many times! 

  • Dearborn Fall Bridal Expo, From bouquets to bridal gowns, you'll find everything you need for your perfect wedding! Sun, September 26, 2021. 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, Dearborn, MI
  • Appledore Tall Ship Sails, Bay City,  Sail the Saginaw Bay! Enjoy the sails, the sunset, and a delicious catered dinner. Friday night sails feature a light BBQ dinner and run from 6p – 9p. Saturday night Dinner Sails are four hours long and many feature live entertainment!  Plus special sails! Click here for the schedule! Things to do in Michigan
  • Michigan Renaissance Festival, (weekends and labor day only) Holly Michigan.  This is a great September Michigan event, we have gone many times! 

More September Michigan Events!

  • Hillsdale County Fair,  MI September 26-October 2, 2021, Hillsdale, The 169th Annual Hillsdale County Fair includes a Midway, Livestock & Still Exhibits, Concessions and Vendors, Parades, Horseshoe Tournaments, Peddle Pull, Talent Show, Free Entertainment and Grandstand Entertainment including, Demolition Derby, NTPA Truck & Tractor Pulls, Farm Tractor Pull and Horse, Pony & Mule Pulls.
  • Atlanta Elk Festival, Atlanta, MI September 24-26, 2021, Vendors, auction, games, petting zoo, beer tent, live bands and more!
  • Clinton Fall Festival, Clinton, MI September 24-26, 2021. Visitors will enjoy strolling through the village streets to see 225 crafts, lost arts exhibit, free entertainment, carnival, children’s events, merchant’s area, car show, and parade. Free Parking and Shuttles. Visit the Historic Village of Clinton

  • Motor Bella - (Replaces the Detroit Auto Show) Public Show, Thursday, Sept. 23 through Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021. Motor Bella, an incredible outdoor show, is held at the M1 Concourse in Pontiac. We are excited to at Motor Bella with the press for this first show!
  • Harvest Fest, Flushing, MI September 25, 2021, 10:30-5:00 p.m. Flushing’s Harvest Festival is an annual event for the whole family. Live stage performances, Chili Cook-off, Apple pie eating contest, Children’s Activities, and more. Located in the heart of the Downtown Business District. Don't miss this September Michigan event!
  • Webster Fall Festival, Dexter, MI September 2021 TBD. The Webster annual Fall Festival is held at the corner of Farrell and Webster Church road. Featuring  local artists, kids activities, food, hay rides, old-time school sessions, and more! 
  • War Memorial Sault International Festival of Races and Oktoberfest, Sault Ste. Marie Saturday, September 2021 TBD.  60 Mile Bike Race 7:05 AM, 40 Mile Bike Race 7:10 AM, Half Marathon 7:15 AM, Bridge Run (7.1 Miles) 7:30 AM, 5K Run/Walk 7:45 AM. Join up to 500 runners as part of the 11th Annual Sault International Festival of Races on Saturday, September 26, 2020!  

The Sault International Festival of Races provides runners with a unique opportunity to traverse the Sault Ste Marie International Bridge and run alongside the St. Mary's River all set against the backdrop of beautiful fall foliage and cool E.U.P. temperatures. 

The Race concludes at downtown Sault Ste Marie, where the Sault Ste. Marie Fall Festival will commence at 10 am.

  • Fall Birding Hike - Sep 30, 2021 Enjoy a beautiful morning at the Edward and Elizabeth Leonard Wildlife Preserve for a Fall Birding Hike at 9:00 am. Enjoy a quiet morning of bird watching for resident and migrant birds on the preserve! Bring binoculars, field guides, or other birding materials if you wish.  Please RSVP is not directly associated with local events. Information about these events is provided for planning purposes. While we make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this data, we cannot be held responsible for changes in dates, venues, etc.

Planning Ahead - Haunted Houses and North Pole Express!

  • North Pole Express - IT SELLS OUT VERY QUICKLY (usually before mid October)-Saturdays and Sundays, November 16th to December 21st. Departing from Owosso, MI. Embark on a nostalgic journey back in time to the Christmas of yesteryear when you climb aboard the North Pole Express, pulled by the world-famous Pere Marquette 1225! Depart from the Steam Railroading Institute for a four-hour, round trip excursion to the Village of Ashley’s Country Christmas. 

Subscribe To Receive Exciting Destinations, Day Trips and Fun Directly to Your Inbox!

Traveling Michigan NewsletterTraveling Michigan Newsletter

Sign Up to Our Newsletter to Get the 5 Free Must Have Apps to Travel in Michigan Like a Boss!

Follow Us on Instagram 

Popular Pages You Might Like!!

We would love to hear your ideas!

Share your Michigan events, stories, photos and ideas! We love to be inspired!

[ ? ]

Upload 1-4 Pictures or Graphics (optional)[ ? ]


Click here to upload more images (optional)

Author Information (optional)

To receive credit as the author, enter your information below.

(first or full name)

(e.g., City, State, Country)

Submit Your Contribution

  •  submission guidelines.

(You can preview and edit on the next page)

What Other Visitors Have Said

Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page...

What is there to do in Northern Michigan in the fall? Not rated yet
My wife and I would like to visit Michigan'S UP sometime this fall and wanted things to do. Please send us any info that would help. Thank you. Answer …

What is there to do in Detroit in September? Not rated yet
We are new to the Detroit area and wondered what events and activities happen here in September. Thanks Answer Hi Ron! We have lots of fun …

What is there to do in Northern Michigan in the fall? Not rated yet
We will be in the UP this fall and wondered what we could do that would be fun. It's just me and my boyfriend. Thanks! Carlie Answer Hi Carlie! …

What is there to do in Michigan in September? Not rated yet
We are looking for fun things to do when my family visits from Utah this September. We will have a group of all ages! THANKS!! Dray Answer …

What are the dates for the Motor Bella Show? Not rated yet
Just heard about this show, what are the dates? Answer Hi Jen! We can't wait to attend Motor Bella this year! Grab more information about …

Where is the North American International Auto Show? Not rated yet
We would like to go this year and would like more info about the show if you have it! Answer Hi Bobby! The Detroit Auto Show (North American …

Click here to write your own.

Love Adventures?
Join our network of Traveling Michigan Explorers! 

We'll send you the best local adventures, upcoming events, tips and inspiration right to your inbox! Sign Up Now

January Michigan Events
February Michigan Events