Things To Do This Weekend: September 23-25, 2022
It is the first official weekend of fall...that means a lot of fall themed festivals and events. From Apple to Harvest Festivals, to Music, ArtPrize, Butterflies, Vinyl Records and CDs, Classic Cars and more. Get out and enjoy the weekend around West Michigan!
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.
Grand Haven Hispanic Heritage Fiesta
Friday, September 16-Saturday, September 24, 2022 - Grand Haven Central Park, Grand Haven, MI
The Hispanic Heritage Fiesta will highlight Latin American cultures in all their rich variety and pay tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society -- particularly the Tri-Cities area. Fiesta goers will enjoy live music and dance performances on the stage while dancing in the street and park. Food vendors and trucks will serve authentic cuisine in Central Park. The beer tent will feature margaritas and mojitos along with a beer selection. Youth and kids' activities will be hosted in Central Park. Get more information on the Grand Haven Hispanic Heritage Fiesta 2022 Facebook Events page.
Fremont Harvest Festival
Thursday, September 22-Saturday, September 24, 2022 - Fremont, MI
The Festival is one one time of year dedicated to antique tractors, simple games and a parade full of farm equipment. The parade will feature over 120 entries. Hay Art also continues to grow with an average between 50 to 60 creations that are located throughout the community. Be sure to enjoy the Harvest Festival Grand Parade on Thursday, Pumpkin bowling, Antique tractor show and Saturday Fun day in the Park which will feature multiple kids games and activities! Additional details can be found on the Fremont Harvest Festival Facebook page.
Confluence Music Festival
Friday, September 23-Saturday, September 24, 2022 - Celebration Cinema, Studio Park, Grand Rapids, MI
Confluence is a multi-dimensional festival that explores what’s possible when art, music, science and technology converge. The festival presents a range of experiential programming, including a robotics expo, e-sports tournament, maker expo, thought series and art takeovers. The event brings world-class thinkers and doers to Grand Rapids to explore the remarkable high-tech innovation underway throughout our region. For more information, visit the Confluence Fest - Grand Rapids Facebook page.
Oktoberfest Grand Rapids
Friday, September 23-Saturday, September 24, 2022 - Riverside Park, Grand Rapids, MI
They are back for another year! Oktoberfest Grand Rapids is ready to shout ZIGGE ZAGGE ZIGGE ZAGGE! The event features real German bier, all kinds of games, and the 3rd annual Dachshund Dash! Don't miss out on the city's ONLY German Bier Fest. Find out more on the Oktoberfest Grand Rapids 2022 Facebook Events page.
Michigan Apple Fest
Friday, September 23-Saturday, September 24, 2022 - Sparta, MI
It is a weekend that is all about apples! There will be an apple peeling contest, an apple sling shot, some kids crafts, and more! To find out more, visit the Michigan Apple Fest Facebook page.
Friday, September 23-Sunday, September 25, 2022 - Rockford, MI
The Annual Harvest Fest in Rockford will be full of Fall family activities including a classic car show, hay rides, entertainment, food and craft vendors, and more! Get additional details on the Rockford’s 46th Annual Harvest Fest Facebook Events page.
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Friday, September 23, 2022 - 8 pm - DeVos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids, MI
Frankie Valli's career with the Four Seasons, as well as his solo success, has spawned countless hit singles. With unforgettable tunes like "Sherry," "Walk Like A Man," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Rag Doll," "December '63 - Oh What a Night," "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You," and of course, "Grease."
Alice in Chains & Breaking Benjamin
Friday, September 23, 2022 - 6:30 pm - Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort, Mt. Pleasant, MI
What separates Alice in Chains from their alt-rock brethren was how their roots lay in heavy metal, not punk. Despite their connections to metal, Alice in Chains thrived in the glory days of grunge. The band’s sensibility fit into the alternative rock zeitgeist of the early ’90s. After the group scored rock radio and MTV hits with “Man in the Box” and “Would?” in the early days of grunge, Alice in Chains became one of the first alt-rock bands of the ’90s to delve into acoustic-based music, scoring hits with the comparatively softer “No Excuses” and “I Stay Away.”
Monarch Day at John Ball Zoo
Saturday, September 24, 2022 - John Ball Zoo, Grand Rapids, MI
Celebrate monarchs in the fall before they take flight for their migration south to Mexico for the winter. Learn about their amazing journey with a public release of monarch butterflies, Keeper Chats, activities, and information about how you can help the Monarchs on their journey. Monarch releases will occur every half hour from 11 am to 3 pm on Saturday. Monarch releases are free (limit 1 per family, while supplies last). More information is available on the John Ball Zoo Facebook Events page.
Grand Rapids Record & CD Show
Saturday, September 24, 2022 - American Legion Neal E. Fonger Post 179, Grandville, MI
You will find fifty vendor tables selling vintage and new vinyl records! There will be CDs, albums, 45s, posters and music memorabilia! Rock, soul, jazz, blues, pop, metal, country and indie music. Something for every musical taste! Admission is Free! More information is available on the Grand Rapids Record & CD Show! Facebook Events page.
Caledonia Harvest Festival
Saturday, September 24, 2022 - Caledonia Community Green, Caledonia, MI
The Caledonia Harvest Festival is a fall celebration that brings together area businesses and organizations to offer free family-oriented activities for all ages to enjoy. The event is free and open to the public. Additional details available on the Caledonia Harvest Festival Facebook Events page.
Wurst Festival Ever
Saturday, September 24, 2022 - New Salem Corn Maze, Dorr, MI
Get ready for the 12th Annual Wurst Festival Ever! Gates Open at 6 pm. Live music from 6:30-midnight with the Haunted Woods underway at dusk. (cost not included in admission). More information is available on the 12th Annual Wurst Festival Ever Facebook Events page.
Otsego Creative Arts Festival
Saturday, September 24, 2022 - Otsego, MI
The festival features a day full of events, including a parade and pet parade, turtle races, a cornhole tournament, vendors, a motorcycle show, a teen zone, a car show, arts and crafts, antique tractors and more. Find out more on the Otsego Creative Arts Festival Facebook page.