Fall in West Michigan

There are so many fun things to do during the Fall months in West Michigan!

Greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan are great places to be in any season. Spend your time downtown Grand Rapids in the winter for World of Winter, hop over to The Tulip Festival in Holland in the Spring, spend time at Lake Michigan in the Summer, pick apples and drink cider in the Fall, and the list goes on!

Keep scrolling to learn about our favorite things to do in West Michigan during the Summer!

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Tap into Fall and get cozy!

West Michigan is a professional at all things fall!! We’ve included activities, things to do, and businesses that will make the fall season fantastic!

Art Prize

Typically mid September-early October

ArtPrize is the biggest contemporary art exhibition in the US, which features up to 1,500 artists competing for $500,000 in prize money. In Grand Rapids we are so fortunate to host this event because it makes for a ton of fun and celebration of art in the fall months.


Open all fall!

Robinette’s is a Grand Rapids hotspot and the place to be! In the fall, they offer so many activities that make for a fun day with family. Some of those activities include: a corn maze, a petting zoo, hayrides, trails, u-pick apples, wine tasting, and so much more! Experience Robinette’s for yourself, you won’t be disappointed!

Season opener for the Grand Rapids Griffins

Opening night this season is October 13!

The Grand Rapids Griffins are the junior league hockey team that brings in a crowd of fans from all over the city. The opening of their season is in mid October and going to a game is such a fun thing to add to your fall schedule!

Heidi’s Corn Maze 

With two different mazes for two different difficulty levels, Heidi’s Corn Maze equals a fun night of finding your way through a corn maze with the people you love being with!

Apple Picking and Pumpkin Patches

The Fall is full of family, festivities, and fun in GR. Of course everyone loves the tradition of carving pumpkins and picking apples, so let us introduce you to some of the best places that offer these activities in the Grand Rapids area:

3025 6 Mile Road Grand Rapids, MI 49544

5081 Bauer Rd. Hudsonville, MI 49426

11999 Cascade Rd SE, Lowell, MI 49331

  • Robinette’s — U-pick apples, pumpkin picking, corn maze, wine tasting, an more

3142 4 Mile Rd. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

1185 9 Mile Road NW  Sparta, Michigan 49345

Zoo Goes Boo at John Ball Zoo

October 13-29

John Ball Zoo holds a super fun family event in honor of Halloween with decorations, costumes, candy, and the Zoo’s amazing animals. Kids can dress up and enjoy a night of excitement!

Cideries in West Michigan!

The perfect places to hang out with friends on a sunny fall day!!

What better way to soak in all the Fall feels than to get together with your closest pals and visit one of the many fantastic hard cideries in GR!

  • Farmhaus Cider Co — A tucked away hotspot near GVSU’s Allendale campus that truly makes you feel at home while you sip on hard cider and enjoy a conversation with friends. 

5025 Stanton St, Hudsonville, MI 49426

  • Pink Barrel Cellars—Located at Ed Dunneback and Girls Farm, this cidery has the most aesthetic atmosphere. Enjoy your hard cider while your kiddos enjoy some of the many attractions you can find there!

3025 6 Mile Rd NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544

  • Vander Mill—One thing we love about enjoying a glass of hard cider is the atmosphere that comes along with it! Vander Mill definitely measures up when it comes to a great atmosphere and better cider!

505 Ball Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

539 Leonard St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

  • Thornapple Brewing— A must visit when you find yourself in GR! Try what they have on tap, you will be beyond pleased!!

6262 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Chrysanthemums at Frederik Meijer Gardens

September 15-October 29

Frederik Meijer Gardens is always a BEAUTIFUL place to visit, especially in the fall when the leaves are changing and the chrysanthemums are presented in the greenhouses!

Enjoy the fall colors at a local park

One of our favorites is Grand Ravines in Allendale. The park shows off a ton of nature, runs along the Grand River, and has paved walking paths along with a dog park and suspension bridge. 

Last but not least, come to a movie night showing of Hocus Pocus at the Wealthy St Theatre!

We are so excited to host a movie night at Wealthy St Theatre for our clients and followers, and it’s totally FREE! Come and trick or treat before the movie and then enjoy a showing of Hocus Pocus!

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