Summer may be coming to an end, but our list events for you is endless! Check out the ideas below to see what's happening in September. 

Festivals & Celebrations

BUBBLYBBQ - September 3   

Head over to L. Mawby for a good old-fashioned barbeque! Featuring grilled local meats, wine in a keg, and music. A happy hoedown to kick off harvest. 

Warehouse District Rising – A Block Party on Garland Street – September 9

There’s so much awesomeness happening in The Warehouse District -- from a beautiful pedestrian bridge over the Boardman River to a brand-new pedestrian-friendly Garland Street, to terrific new businesses opening up --we just had to throw a party right in the street to show you.

2017 Paddle Antrim Festival – September 15

This festival includes a two-day kayak event through the Chain of Lakes of Antrim County. This choose your own adventure paddle provides the opportunity for you to paddle one or both days and decide how far to travel.

Acme Fall Festival – September 30

Join in the fall fun at Flintfields Horse Park during the annual Acme Fall Festival! This is a full day of fall fun -- great for every age.

Fall - Rennie Orchards

Leelanau Uncaged – September 30

The 4th Annual Leelanau Uncaged event is one you don’t want to miss! Downtown Northport closes its streets from 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM to host dozens of musical performers, dancers, artists and food artisans. Fun for the whole family.

Races/Sporting Events

NHL Prospect Tournament – September 8-12

The NHL Prospect Tournament returns to Traverse City for the 19th season, running from Friday, Sept. 8 through Tuesday, Sept. 12. The eight-team field consists of prospects from the Red Wings, the defending-champion Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild, New York Rangers and St. Louis Blues.

Harvest Stompede – September 9

This annual weekend features a spectacular race through Leelanau’s vineyards followed by a self-guided wine tour along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail featuring world class wines and culinary delights that reflect the season’s bounty.

Northern Lights Fun Run 5k – September 15

You don’t’ want to miss out on this 5K fun run and walk through Traverse City and along parts of Lake Michigan. Swag bags for participants will include glow-in-the-dark and reflective t-shirts and other fun goodies.

Wine, Beer & Foodie Events

Miriam Pico Live at Rove Estate – September 1

Enjoy the beautiful and talented folk singer/song writer Miriam Pico from the highest point on Leelanau Peninsula! With elegant wines, delicious nibbles to pair perfectly with the picturesque view -- we are the perfecting ending to your week and the perfect beginning to your weekend! 

wine tasting

Grapes to Glass VIP Wine Tour – September 8, 17, 24, 22, 29

Traverse Bay Tours, along with Bowers Harbor Vineyards and Left Foot Charley, invite you to experience a one of a kind vineyard and winery tour. 

Arts & Culture

Downtown Traverse City Art Walk – September 8

The Downtown Art Walk is a local favorite and will showcase art exhibits throughout Downtown Traverse City. The public is invited to enjoy an evening of art, refreshments, food and music on a self-guided tour throughout Downtown Traverse City. 

Peninsula Studios

An Evening with NPR’s Melissa Block – September 14

Head over to the City Opera House for an evening with Melissa Block. Block, who has earned many of broadcast journalism’s top honors, was host of NPR’s All Things Considered from 2003 to 2015.

For more ideas check out our complete Events Calendar