This time of year, there's one word to describe Michigan:
There are millions of acres of forests and miles of Great Lakes shoreline that beckon in the Great Lakes State, where Autumn splendor abounds.
From early September in the Upper Peninsula, fall foliage in Michigan may last for weeks until late October as you head downstate. Or, how about combining fall color with a day out visiting famous Michigan wineries?
Wherever you go in fall, Michigan is cool like that.
Enjoy the whole day, or the entire weekend, during Michigan fall festival season. Have fun!
There are jugglers, jousters, and much more at
the annual Michigan Renassiance Festival,.
Weekends from August 19 - October 1, 2023 -- Michigan Renaissance Festival, Holly -- Join the villagers of Hollygrove featuring 17 stages of merriment including musicians, magicians, jugglers and jousting. And don't miss the handcrafted goods at the the festival marketplace.
Early October 2023 -- Detroit Harvest Fest and Food Truck Rally Dequindre Cut Greenway, Detroit -- Rev your engines for one of the most enjoyable truck rallies around while you listen to live music on six stages.
Early October, 2023 -- Holland Fall Fest Holland -- Kick off the season watching professional pumpkin carvers, visit the farmers' market, along with the fall artisan market at Windmill Island Gardens.
October 7, 2023 -- Red Flannel Festival Cedar Springs -- One of Michigan's longest running festivals features Keystone Kops squad, driving an antique fire truck arresting everyone not wearing RED! Be on the lookout and prepared with $1 in “bail money” to pay for the “get out of jail free” button! Otherwise, enjoy a great day of fun, food, carnival rides, a car show, a tractor pull, and lots more.
Michigan Fall Color Tours- Check out Michigan.org's great guide to scenic driving tours, peak foliage map, apple & pumpkin picking farms, cider mills & harvest festivals, and offering a free fall color newsletter.
The Fall Color Blog - Check out updated fall foliage reports for the Upper and Lower Northern Peninsula with stunning photos, links to other Michigan area foliage reports.
Detroit Fall Foliage on CitySearch - A look at Bell Isle Park, plus suggested day trips away from the city for spectacular fall foliage viewing at Kensington Metropark, Cranbrook Grounds, Nichols Arboretum.