Grand Rapids Events in September

We’re so proud to call Grand Rapids home in part because of the amazing events available to the community. Check out our top 7 events for Grand Rapids in September:

GR End of Summer Soiree (September 7)


Hosted by GR Fashion Show at CityFlats Hotel, this event celebrates all things summer. Put on your best cocktail attire and make a date out of it. Whether you’re having a night out with friends, a significant other or you’re ready to mingle, enjoy the food, drinks, dancing and displays from vendors. It’s only for guest 21 and older though, so you better not bring the kids.

Perrin Brewing Co. Backyard Bash (September 8)

A 21+ event at a brewery? Shocker! This one will be loads of fun with vendors, outdoor games (including a corn hole tournament!), live music, and even a cigar rolling lounge.

Grand Rapids Symphony’s Beethoven’s 7th (September 14-15)

This one is for the Michiganders who enjoy the finer things in life. Originally conducted by Beethoven for soldiers wounded in battle, this moving piece contributed to the film score for “The King’s Speech.” If you’re looking for a classy night out in downtown GR, you’ll want to be at Devos Performance Hall with Grand Rapids Symphony.

ArtPrize 10 (September 19-October 7)

art prize Grand Rapids

A hallmark achievement of Grand Rapids, ArtPrize celebrates its 10th anniversary this year! Make a day (or even a week) of it and explore the city of Grand Rapids looking for art. Starting September 19th it will be everywhere! Participate in this GR tradition by visiting beautiful pieces and the artists who created them and voting for your favorites.

Reckless Love: Cory Asbury with Kalley Heiligenthal (September 20)

Cornerstone University is hosting this fun event for the whole family. Singer/songwriter and pastor Cory Asbury joined Bethel Music and recently released his album “Reckless Love.” He will be joined by fellow Bethel Music member Kalley Heiligenthal for this encouraging night of music and worship.

Grand Rapids Record & CD Show (September 29)

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Music dealers and collectors come together here to celebrate and share their favorite albums and memorobilia of all decades and genres. If you love music and want to build your collection or learn more about the industry, check out this show.

SS. Peter and Paul Parish Campus Fall Festival (September 30)

Our last pick for September is on the last day of the month. Hosted by SS. Peter and Paul Parish, their Fall Festival is perfect for the whole family. The festival includes games, raffles, a farmers market, a craft show, dinner, a beer tent and live music.

These are only a handful of the events offered for the community of Grand Rapids and we hope to see you at one! September is going to be a great month for GR!