Grand Rapids Fall Activities

Grand Rapids gets even cooler in fall – and we’re not just talking temperature. Crisp fall weather lays the foundation for awesome leaf color tours, family-friendly harvest celebrations at farms and farm markets, one of the world’s best apple crops and fresh-pressed cider of both the soft and hard variety.

It’s a great time for outdoor recreation, as summer crowds thin out on golf courses, parks, rivers and lakes, and biking and hiking trails. The Grand Rapids Griffins head back to the hockey rink, performing arts companies launch new seasons, and restaurants and breweries incorporate distinctive fall flavors into their menus with delectable results.

Annual fall events include ArtPrize, the Fallasburg Arts Festival, Oktoberfest, the International Wine, Beer & Food Festival, and Chrysanthemums & More! at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, just to name a few. And, of course, Grand Rapids goes all out for Halloween, with thrills and chills appropriate for all ages.

We’ll update this page with specific activities, events and dates as fall draws closer. Check back to plan your autumn adventure!

Fall Bucket List

Fall Bucket List