September Calendar: 2020’s Daily List of Things to Do for Families

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September Things to Do Means Fall Fun!

I can’t be the only one who relishes in the back-to-school season.

Even before I had kids, there’s something about September that excites me – even in this odd time we’re living through – as it ushers in a season of routines and fresh beginnings. (Raise your hand if you make more resolutions in September than January!)

Even while settling into a more standard daily routine, there are still plenty of fun things to do in September to spice up your day.

There are a smattering of Festivals and Fairs still happening, the cooler temperatures make for ideal hiking weather, and of course, there’s all the Apple and Pumpkin picking you can get your hands on.

And once October hits, it’s time for all things Halloween in Grand Rapids – even if we’re not quite sure what that will look like this year.

Here’s a round-up of Top Pick events for September. Be sure to check our daily calendar for even more exciting West Michigan adventures!

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Top Things to Do in September

Thursday, Sep 2
5:00 pm

Public Open House! Tour the lighthouse and recognize the work in progress on the pier.

Saturday, Sep 4
9:00 am

Tackle the 11 acre corn maze, designed after the movie “Field of Dreams”.

Monday, Sep 6
9:15 am
Top Pick Event in Holland, MI

Labor Day Truck Parade at Downtown Holland

Starts at 9:15am in downtown Zeeland, ends with a free Ice Cream Social in downtown Holland.

Tuesday, Sep 7
7:00 pm
Top Pick Event in Grand Rapids, MI

Circle Popup Concert Series at Circle Theatre

Featuring local musicians, a variety of music, and family friendly entertainment. Bring blankets or chairs.

Thursday, Sep 9
5:30 pm
Top Pick Event in Lowell, MI

Saddle Up For Wishes at Meadowview Farm

A wonderful evening at the Polo fields to celebrate wish granting in our West Michigan community.

Thursday, Sep 9
9:00 am

These classes offer a fun, enriching learning environment where 3 and 4 year olds can explore the animal world. $22/non-member

Saturday, Sep 11
11:00 am

Kentwood Food Truck Festival is back again for another year with over 30 food trucks, a beer tent, and live music throughout the day!

Saturday, Sep 11
11:00 am

Fun for the whole family. 5K in the morning, craft and vendor show, cornhole tournament, inflatables and balloon launches and glow!

Monday, Sep 13
9:00 am

September 10-18. Featuring a Rodeo, Tractor Pulls, Demolition Derby, parade, carnival and more.

Tuesday, Sep 14
4:00 pm
Top Pick Event in Hudsonville, MI

Safety Night at Hughes Park

Join us for free hot dogs and ice cream (while supplies last) as well as activities and safety equipment used in the City of Hudsonville and Ottawa County.

Thursday, Sep 16
5:00 pm
Top Pick Event in Grand Rapids, MI

ArtPrize at Downtown Grand Rapids

An international art competition with art exhibited throughout the city for 18 days.

Thursday, Sep 16
11:00 am

At JBF you will find everything you need to clothe and entertain your kiddos for the upcoming season. The best part? Prices are generally 50-90% less than retail.

Saturday, Sep 18
9:00 am

This year’s FREE ADMISSION event features two days worth of music, impressions of historical figures, performances, medical scenarios, period-style vendors, and (of course) battle.

Saturday, Sep 18
10:00 am
Top Pick Event in Sparta, MI

Michigan Apple Fest at Downtown Sparta

Apple pie eating contests, live music, bounce houses, petting zoos, craft stations, and MUCH more!

Sunday, Sep 19
12:00 pm

Kids ROAR is a Rogue, Obstacle Adventure Race featuring mud, water, monkey pits and more! $20 kids/$10 adults

Monday, Sep 20
1:00 pm

Learn the in's and out's of recycling, watch our workers and machines sort right in front of you, and have fun playing games and creating upcycled crafts as we reimagine waste together. FREE

Thursday, Sep 23
4:00 pm

Parents can bring their children for a free paint and sip experience. Family will get an art kit to complete at the art pod.

Friday, Sep 24
6:00 pm

Food trucks, live music, DJ's, live Graffiti Art and more each Friday during ArtPrize.

Saturday, Sep 25
8:00 am

Kids from 8-17 can experience flight up close and personal for FREE!

Saturday, Sep 25
10:00 am
Top Pick Event in Grand Rapids, MI

Global Water Festival GR at Canal Park

A family-friendly event on the Grand River featuring Dragon Boat Races, free paddleboarding lessons, professional water jet demonstrations, and a globally themed variety of food vendors, artisan booths, live music, and entertainment.

Saturday, Sep 25
10:00 am

A fall celebration with free family-oriented activities for all ages to enjoy.

Sunday, Sep 26
1:00 pm

“Bee” amazed as you take a closer look at the fascinating world of honeybees. Included with admission.

Tuesday, Sep 28
10:00 am

Participate in fun activities while learning a little bit about the farm! Sign up online.

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