Looks to be a perfect early fall weekend to be out and about in Michigan! Here are some things to do within a couple hours' drive of Lansing for the weekend of September 30 through October 2, 2022.

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From now through the end of October, downtown Marshall is transformed into a Halloween selfie zone! Skeletonfest features dozens of life-size themed skeletons throughout town, perfect for picture-taking.


ArtPrize

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ArtPrize 2022 wraps up this Sunday (October 2) in Grand Rapids. Artists from all over have sculptures and more on display throughout the city, vying for hundreds of thousands of dollars in prizes. Learn more here.


Sounds of the Zoo

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In its first year, Sounds of the Zoo is a live music festival held at various venues throughout Kalamazoo. It continues through Sunday (October 2). More than two dozen performers ranging from local to international are booked to play through the duration of the festival, with additional buskers playing throughout town as well.


Stockbridge Harvest Fest

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Downtown Stockbridge is the backdrop for Stockbridge Harvest Fest, being held Friday and Saturday (September 30 and October 1). The event promises vendors and food trucks, kids' inflatables, a dance party, magic and balloons, a pumpkin carving contest, live entertainment and much more.


 

American Speed Festival

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The American Speed Festival runs through Sunday (October 2) at the M1 Concourse in Pontiac. Attendees will enjoy "everything from vintage Indy cars and historic stock cars to modern-day supercars". Shelby cars, sports and race cars performing on the M1 Champion Motor Speedway will be a highlight Friday and Saturday.


Michigan Renaissance Festival

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This is it - the final weekend for this year's Michigan Renaissance Festival in Holly. "Sweet Endings" is the theme for the weekend of October 1-2; if your sweet tooth needs attention, this is your weekend. Of course, there'll be jousting, period costumes, and lots more fun as well.


Fowlerville Fall Festival

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Fowlerville's annual Fall Festival will be held from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, October 1. Look for crafts for all ages, village tours, food vendors, a petting zoo, wagon rides, and much more!


Sleepy Hollow State Park Harvest Festival

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Sleepy Hollow State Park in Laingsburg hosts a campers-only Harvest Festival on Saturday from 8am to 10pm. If you're a registered camper or visitor, remember to bring your site decorations, costumes and candy, and get ready for some festive, fall fun.


Harvest Festival at Blandford Nature Center

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Blandford Nature Center in Grand Rapids hosts its annual Harvest Festival on Saturday (October 1) from 10am to 2pm. Come ready for crafts, games, candle dipping, face painting, horse petting, and more. You can even make your own scarecrow to take home with you!

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