6 Ways to Enjoy September in Michigan

School might be starting and summer might be coming to an end, but if you ask us, the fun is only getting started in Michigan! There are some exciting events taking place throughout the state this month. Here are 6 events that really caught our eye. As always, information is courtesy of Michigan.org.

Smokin’ Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival
Location: Brighton
Date: 9/5 – 9/6
Description: This has truly become a signature event for the city, featuring talented musicians and food vendors smokin’ up the streets of Downtown Brighton! Each year, thousands of people come to experience the tastiest of barbecue, the smoothest of jazz and the bluest of blues, washing it all down with ice cold beverages from the beer and wine garden! More info.

HomeGrown Festival
Location: Ann Arbor
Date: 9/6
Description: The HomeGrown Festival celebrates local food by bringing together the farmers and eaters of southeast Michigan for a night of music, dancing, laughter, and – of course – great food. The Festival hosts a line-up of popular bands, special activities for families, a silent auction, an artisan market, tastings, and many opportunities for learning about the people and places that make up this region’s diverse and productive foodshed. More info.

Motown Summer Cruise
Location: Detroit
Date: 9/10
Description: Savor the sweet sounds of Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross & The Supremes, The Jackson 5, The Temptations, The Four Tops, and Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, here in the city where it all happened! Dance the night away while enjoying classic cuisine and cocktails as we cruise between the Detroit and Windsor skylines. More info.

Funky Ferndale Art Fair
Location: Ferndale
Date: 9/12 – 9/14
Description: The Funky Ferndale Art Fair brings fine art to the streets of Downtown Ferndale for an amazing celebration of art, artists, crafts, and crafters. More info.

Farmers Market at the Capitol
Location: Lansing
Date: 9/25
Description: A special farmers market will be held on the east lawn of the State Capitol, rain or shine. You will be able to purchase a wide variety of products, including fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables, flowers, jams, jellies, baked goods, honey, maple syrup, fish and meat, salsas, dips, pickled products, soaps and more. All of this is just a sample of the more than 200 agricultural commodities produced in Michigan. More info.

South Lyon Area Pumpkinfest
Location: South Lyon
Date: 9/26 – 9/28
Description: This year South Lyon’s much anticipated community event celebrates its 30th anniversary. Over the years, the event grew from a craft and antique show to a weekend-long celebration of crafts, music, community, and of course, everyone’s favorite fall product; the pumpkin. More info.

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