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ArtPrize opens Sept. 20 and runs through Oct. 8 in Grand Rapids.
ArtPrize opens Sept. 20 and runs through Oct. 8 in Grand Rapids.

Things to Do (Sept. 16 – 22)

Here we are – fall is upon us. Luckily the summer weather is holding on to give us all a chance to squeeze in one more weekend of fun. Our list includes all kinds of options for you to do just that. Check out this list and see what you can find to make your summer last just a little bit longer, or to get your fall off to a fun start. In the meantime, we will see you on the radio! As always, thank you for your continued support of Behind The Mitten!


Michigan Renaissance Festival, Aug. 19-Oct. 1; Holly; www.michrenfest.com

Allegan County Fair, Sept. 8-16; Allegan; www.allegancountyfair.com

Kid Rock, Sept. 12-20; Little Caesars Arena in Detroit; www.olympiaentertainment.com

Michigan Irish Music Festival, Sept. 14-17; Muskegon; www.michiganirish.org

Frankenmuth Oktoberfest, Sept. 14-17; Frankenmuth; www.frankenmuthfestivals.com

Paddle Antrim Festival, Sept. 15-16; Ellsworth to Elk Rapids; www.paddleantrim.com

Million Dollar Quartet, 8 p.m. Sept 15 & 16; Island Resort & Casino in Escanaba; $36; www.islandresortandcasino.com

Michigan BluesFest, Sept. 15-16; Old Town in Lansing; www.oldtownbluesfest.com

Port Huron Hobo Fest, Sept. 15-16; Port Huron; www.bluewater.org

Festival of the Forks, Sept. 15-16; Albion; www.festivaloftheforks.org

Applefest, Sept. 15-16; Coldwater; www.coldwaterchamber.com/applefest

2017 Fiesta Mexicana, Sept. 15 & 16; Downtown Market and Heartside Park in Grand Rapids; www.mexicanheritagegr.org

Batch Brewing Company Oktoberfest, Sept. 15-17; Batch Brewing Company in Detroit; www.BatchBrewingCompany.com

Marine City Heritage Days, Sept. 15-17; Marine City; www.bluewater.org

Grand Haven Salmon Festival, Sept. 15-17; Grand Haven; www.ghsalmonfest.com/

Romulus Pumpkin Festival, Sept. 15-17; Romulus; www.romulusgov.com

Flat Rock Riverfest, Sept. 15-17; Flat Rock; www.flatrockriverfest.com

Hemlock Sawdust Days, Sept. 15-17; Hemlock; www.hemlocksawdustdays.com

Michigan Irish Music Festival, Sept. 15-18; Muskegon; www.michiganirish.org

½ Way to St. Paddy’s Day Party, Sept. 16; Sister Lakes Brewing Company in Dowagiac; https://www.facebook.com/sisterlakesbrew/

Paul Anka, 9 pm Sept. 16; FireKeepers Casino in Battle Creek; www.firekeeperscasino.com

The Spinners, 8 pm Sept.16; Little River Casino in Manistee; www.lrcr.com

The Verve Pipe, Sept. 16; Bell’s Eccentric Cafe Beer Garden in Kalamazoo; www.bellsbeer.com

Marisela, Sept. 16; 20 Monroe Live in Grand Rapids; www.20monroelive.com

Annual Leland Heritage Festival, Sept. 16; Leland; www.lelandmi.com./events/heritage-festival/

Manistee Hops and Props, Sept. 16; Downtown Manistee; www.manisteehopsandprops.com

Paddle Antrim Final Bash, Sept. 16; Short’s Brewing Co. Production Facility in Elk Rapids; www.shortsbrewing.com

Brews & Tunes, 3-7 pm Sept. 16; Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant; www.soaringeaglecasino.com

Goodison Good Tyme Festival, Sept. 16; Rochester; www.oaklandtownship.org

Parade of Nations and Multicultural Festival, Sept. 16; Houghton; http://www.mtu.edu/international/events/parade-nations/

Howard City Harvest Festival, Sept. 16; Howard City; www.howardcity.org

Brews & Cruisin’ Foods – Food Truck Festival, 11 am – 5 pm Sept. 16; Ionia Fairgrounds in Ionia; www.ioniafreefair.com

Fallasburg Festival of the Arts, Sept. 16-17; Fallasburg Park in Lowell; www.lowellartsmi.org

Grand Rapids Vegfest, Sept. 17; The DeltaPlex in Grand Rapids; www.deltaplex.com

St. Joseph County Grange Fair, Sept. 17-23; St. Joseph County Fairgrounds in Centreville; www.centrevillefair.com

Gordon Lightfoot, Sept. 18; DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids; www.devosperformancehall.com

Gorillaz, 7:30 pm Sept. 18; Fox Theatre in Detroit; www.olympiaentertainment.com

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, 7:30 pm Sept. 19; Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids; www.vanandelarena.com

Sturgill Simpson, 8 p.m. Sept. 19; Fox Theatre in Detroit; www.olympiaentertainment.com

J Balvin, Sept. 20; The Fillmore in Detroit; www.thefillmoredetroit.com

ArtPrize, Sept. 20-Oct. 8; Grand Rapids; www.artprize.org

Steve Earle, Sept. 21; The Fillmore in Detroit; www.thefillmoredetroit.com

Make America Rock Again, Scott Stapp, Sick Puppies, Drowning Pool, Sept. 21; 20 Monroe Live in Grand Rapids; www.20monroelive.com

ZZ Top, 9 pm Sept. 22; Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo; www.fourwindscasino.com

Jim Breuer, 8 pm Sept. 22; MotorCity Casino in Detroit; www.olympiaentertainment.com

Steve Earle & The Dukes, The Mastersons, Sept. 22; Kalamazoo State Theatre in Kalamazoo; www.kazoostate.com

Highly Suspect, Bones, DJ Redbees, Sept. 22; 20 Monroe Live in Grand Rapids; www.20monroelive.com

Farm2Fork Dinner Adventure: Back to our Roots, 6 pm Sept. 22; Treetops Resort in Gaylord; www.treetops.com

Dixie’s Tupperware Party, Sept. 22-23; Miller Auditorium in Kalamazoo; www.millerauditorium.com

Saline Oktoberfest, Sept. 22-23; Main Street in downtown Saline; www.salinemainstreet.org

Mackinaw City Micro Brew & Wine Festival, Sept. 22-23; Heritage Park in Mackinaw City; www.mackinawcity.net

Great Lakes Cup Drone Racing Championship & Expo, Sept. 22-24; Van Andel Arena in GR; www.vanandelarena.com

Wurst Festival Ever, Sept. 22-24; Dorr; http://www.witchesofnewsalem.com/index.php?page=wurst-festival-ever

Paul Bunyan Days, Sept. 22-24; Oscoda; http://oscoda.com/event/2015-annual-paul-bunyan-days/

Atlanta Elk Festival, Sept. 22-24; Atlanta; www.atlantamichiganchamber.com

Clinton Fall Festival, Sept. 22-24; Clinton; www.clintonfallfestival.com

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