Plan Ahead: West Michigan Fairs and Festivals September 1-15
Even though Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer, the fairs and festivals continue well into the month of September. There are more cultural festivals, logging festivals, hippie living, Labor Day celebrations, chicken wings, cider, music, and art.
Friday, September 2-Saturday, September 3, 2022 - Hackley Park, Muskegon, MI
The Muskegon Polish Festival takes place over Labor Day weekend at the historic Hackley Park in downtown Muskegon. The 2-day festival offers Polish food, polka music, polka dancing, a kids’ area, and much more. Additional details can be found on the Muskegon Polish Festival Facebook page.
Friday, September 2-Saturday, September 3, 2022 - Berrien County Fairgrounds, Berrien Springs, MI
This Hippie Festival is the most dynamic gathering featuring hundreds of amazing artists, artisans, pickers of vintage goods, healthy and yummy foods, far out live performances, music and so much more! More details can be found on the Farmhouse Living Fairs Home Garden Farm Events & News Facebook page.
Friday, September 2-Sunday, September 4, 2022 - Shaw Park, Newaygo, MI
River Country Chamber's annual Logging Fest began more than 70 years ago and continues to grow each year, bringing new faces into the area to help celebrate the logging heritage that Newaygo was founded upon. Professional & Amateur LumberJacks & LumberJills provide lots of entertainment as they compete for top place. Shop for unique items with our vendors and grab a tasty treat from one of the food trucks. For more information, visit the River Country Chamber of Commerce of Newaygo County Facebook page.
Friday, September 2-Monday, September 5, 2022 - Belding, MI
It’s a weekend celebration over Labor Day weekend, featuring a 5k & Fun Run, Karaoke & Beer Tents, a Tractor Show, a Car Show, Music, Food, a Parade and more. Additional details can be found on the Belding Labor Day Celebration Facebook page.
Saturday, September 3-Sunday, September 4, 2022 - Adado Riverfront Park, Lansing, MI
The festival also includes a main stage featuring musical acts from all genres, live entertainment, pro wrestling, a kids zone with inflatables, a game trailer, vendors, a health and wellness pavilion, give-aways, a VIP beer and wine refreshment tent, a chicken wing eating contest and a people's choice vendor contest, where one lucky winner is crown the Michigan Chicken Wing Festival King or Queen. For more information, visit the Michigan Chicken Wing Festival Facebook page.
Sunday, September 4, 2022 - Main Street, Three Rivers, MI
HarmonyFest is a one-day free music festival that was created to bring people together in celebration of the cultural and ethnic diversity of the community through music, food, art, and social connection. The energy of HarmonyFest is undeniable! Each year, thousands attend to experience amazing bands and other unique performances, delicious food, interesting crafts and various art displays. Get the latest information on the Three River HarmonyFest Facebook page.
Monday, September 5, 2022 - Rosa Parks Circle, Grand Rapids, MI
Unfortunately the Labor Fest can’t be held at Ah-Nab-Awen Park this year because of the City's river restoration project. This Labor Day, head to Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids.There will be free admission to the Grand Rapids Art Museum & free live entertainment. Local food vendors, arts and craft vendors, cars and motorcycles at the show & shine classic car show, and a beer tent. There will also be free things for the kids to enjoy like games, rides & chalk art. For more information, visit the West Michigan Labor Fest website.
Monday, September 5, 2022 - Zeeland to Holland, MI
Make some noise for the businesses and workers of West Michigan! Bring the family, earplugs, and an appetite for big trucks, ice cream and giveaways. Give a few hours of your Labor Day to honor and celebrate our local workforce which has built one of the best places to live in the entire country! Additional details can be found on the Holland/Zeeland Community Labor Day Truck Parade Facebook page.
Thursday, September 8-Sunday, September 11, 2022 - Michigan Flywheelers Museum, South Haven, MI
One of the largest shows of its kind in the state, the Antique Engine and Tractor Show features hundreds of old farm machinery, demonstrations, parades, live entertainment, plenty of kids activities and more. All four days are filled with things to see and do for the entire family. More information is available on the Michigan Flywheelers Museum Facebook page.
Friday, September 9-Saturday, September 17, 2022 - Allegan County Fairgrounds, Allegan, MI This is another of West Michigan's popular county fairs. The Allegan County Fair will feature rides, animals, a demo derby, comedy, concerts, a parade, a professional rodeo, and truck and tractor pulls. More details are on Allegan County Fair Facebook page.
Saturday, September 10, 2022 - Kindleberger Park, Parchment, MI
The Kalamazoo Scottish Festival Association is a local Non Profit organization, dedicated to preserving Scottish history and Culture in the Kalamazoo area. At this free, family friendly you can meet the clans, hear the pipes roar, learn more about your Scottish roots, and have a grand time! More details are available on the 30th Annual Kalamazoo Scottish Festival Facebook Events page.
Saturday, September 10, 2022 - Crane’s Restaurant, Pie Pantry & Winery, Fennville, MI
Renowned author Jennifer Clark will hold 2 book readings for kids from her children’s book “Oh, What Do You See In Room 21 C?” at the art installation of the SCA in the Walnut Grove. Other features include two bands, food and desserts, ciders and wine, a pie eating contest and hay rides. There is something at Ciderfest for everyone! Come and help Crane’s salute the past 50 years and hail the next 50! More information can be found on the Crane’s Pie Pantry website.
Saturday, September 10, 2022 - Wealthy & Lake Drive, Grand Rapids, MI
This annual outdoor festival is a family-friendly celebration of arts, crafts, food, music, and the Eastown neighborhood – one of Grand Rapids’ most eclectic districts! For more information, check out the 49th Annual Eastown Streetfair Facebook Events page.
Saturday, September 10, 2022 - Hackley Park, Muskegon, MI
Celebrate the people, culture and Latino heritage. There will be great Latin food, entertainment and fun. See what Muskegon’s rich and vibrant Latino community has to offer. More information can be found on the Muskegon County Latino Festival Facebook Events page.
Saturday, September 10-Sunday, September 11, 2022 - Riverside Park, Grand Rapids, MI
Pow Wow events include craft booths, the Grand Entry, an auction, a participants feast, and closing ceremonies. Additional details can be found on the Grand Valley American Indian Lodge Facebook page.
Thursday, September 15-Sunday, September 18, 2022 - Heritage Landing, Muskegon, MI
The Michigan Irish Music Festival returns for four days of outstanding live music, culture, Irish food, beverages, and entertainment. The festival will feature over 25 bands. More information is available on the Michigan Irish Music Festival Facebook page.
Thursday, September 15-Sunday, October 2, 2022 - Downtown Grand Rapids, MI
For 18 days, art is exhibited throughout the city in public parks and museums, in galleries and vacant storefronts, in bars and on bridges. ArtPrize awards $450,000 directly to artists, through grants to support their ambitious work and through prizes which you can help decide through the ArtPrize website. More details are on the ArtPrize Facebook page.