Celebrate the final weeks of summer and prepare to welcome a gorgeous Northern Michigan fall with these local events, end-of-summer celebrations and beer festivals.

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Harvest Days | Traverse City | September 1–30

Get treated like a club member at your favorite Leelanau Peninsula wineries. During Harvest Days, you’ll enjoy delicious wines and ciders from 20+ wineries along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail.

Walking Tour | Empire | September 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 & 29

Take a walking tour of historic Empire and hear about its past and people. Empire was once a booming lumber town, and now, you can look back at what life was like in its heyday.

SUP Classes on East Bay | Traverse City | September 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 & 29

Immerse yourself in nature, connecting mind and body as you flow through yoga poses with the water beneath you and the sky above.

Minnehaha Brewhaha Music Festival

Photo by Minnehaha Brewhaha Music Festival

Minnehaha Brewhaha Festival | Arcadia | September 2–3

Get ready for two days of fun, beer, food and music in this beautiful town at the tip of Manistee County.

Outdoor Yoga on Old Mission Peninsula | Traverse City | September 3, 10, 17 & 24

Bonobo Flow by Dharamsala TC is an all-level vinyasa flow designed to help you kick off the weekend with the perfect balance of self-care and fun, all in the magnificent scenery of Bonobo Winery’s fields and the waters of East Bay.

Bowers Harbor Yoga Flow | Traverse City | September 4, 11, 18 & 25

There is nothing better than an outdoor yoga flow to start your Sunday off on the right foot. Plus, you’ll get a glass of wine after class!

B3 Festival | Gaylord | September 4

Don’t miss Eagle 101.5’s 5th Annual B3 Festival, which features an evening of beer, blues and barbecue along the slopes at Treetops Resort. The Steepwater Band will also headline this year’s event.

U.P. Fall Beer Festival | Marquette | September 10

Head to the Upper Peninsula for an epic festival boasting 600 craft brews from 80 Michigan breweries, and an array of tasty dishes to round out the perfect weekend.

Movie Night at The Pine! “Anatomy of a Murder” | Curtis | September 16

Calling all true crime fans! Get ready for this nostalgic weekend featuring the classic Upper Peninsula-based movie, “Anatomy of a Murder,” at Erickson Center for the Arts.

Heritage Cottage and Camp Tour | Curtis | September 17

Spend a weekend in northern yesteryear! Saturday’s events include guided bus tours of historic Curtis area homes, businesses and resorts, a photography and memorabilia exhibit that’s open to the public, live music and more.

Man holding a beer in his hand

Photo by Hops and Props // Manistee DDA

2022 Hops & Props on the River | Manistee | September 17

Beer, boats and live music… what could be better? Located in historic downtown Manistee along the riverwalk, Hops & Props pairs Classic Century boats with Michigan craft beer, cider, wine and spirits.

Jack Deo presents “The U.P. in 3-D” | Curtis | September 17

At this signature event in the Upper Peninsula, photographer Jack Deo uses antique stereo views taken in the 19th century as he takes you on a visit to iron and copper mines, Native American encampments and many towns in Upper Michigan.

Bonobo Vineyards Wine Dinner | Traverse City | September 20

Head to The Cooks’ House in downtown Traverse City for an evening of food and wine as they welcome Bonobo Winery and pair wonderful wines with a five-course dinner.

TC Germanfest 2022 | Traverse City | September 23

At this local fall tradition, Trinity Lutheran Church and School invites you to “An Evening in Bavaria.” Treat yourself to live German music presented by Tommy Schober and the Sorgenbrechers, dancing and plenty of Gemütlichkeit.

Festival of the Book | Harbor Springs | September 23–25

This multi-day gathering includes more than 30 nationally known authors and illustrators, featuring keynote speakers, luncheons, readings and much more.

TC Familienfest 2022 | Traverse City | September 24

Another classic event by Trinity Lutheran Church and School, this year’s TC Familienfest 2022 is a free, family-friendly gathering open to all ages. Drop in with your family for games and and prizes, plus food will be available for purchase.

Beacco, Berchem and Cahoon in Concert | Curtis | September 24

Enjoy music by vocalists Tony Beacco and Ann Berchem, while accompanist Keith Cahoon rounds out this ensemble with his masterful skill on the piano. With a variety of Broadway, pop, folk and blues influences, “Beacco, Bercham and Cahoon” treat their audience with a unique concert experience.

Mission Point Resort at sunset

Photo by Mission Point Resort

2022 Mackinac Island Wedding Show | Mackinac Island | September 25

Plan your special day at Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island. At this wedding show, meet face-to-face with local vendors and island experts who will guide you through the logistics and details of planning an island wedding.

2SLGBTQIA+ Celebration | Traverse City | September 28–October 2

Hosted by Up North Pride, head to downtown Traverse City for this annual celebration that’s in its ninth year in the region.

Petoskey Farmer’s Market | Petoskey | September 30

Wrapping up the season, this community staple in Petoskey features fresh produce and handmade items, set to take place on Howard Street.

Photo(s) by TC Germanfest