September Happenings Around Michigan

Football. Concerts. Festivals. Major League Baseball. There’s plenty to do around Michigan in September for families or date nights. Check it out below.



Sept. 18-20   vs. Oakland A’s

Sept. 21-23   vs. Minnesota Twins

Sept. 25-27   vs. Kansas City Royals





Sept. 27     vs. Chicago Blackhawks; 7:30 pm

Sept. 28     at Chicago Blackhawks; 8:30 pm

Sept. 30     vs. Washington Capitals; 5 pm

Oct. 3        vs. Pittsburgh Penguins; 7:30 pm

Oct. 5        vs. Toronto Maple Leafs; 7:30 pm



Sept. 13        Jason Aldean with Luke Bryan

Sept. 14        Mary J. Blige and D’Angelo

Sept. 15        An Evening with Smokey Robinson and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Sept. 21        Lynyrd Skynyrd



Sept. 15        MMA Cage Fight Festival


MOTOR CITY CASINO HOTEL – 2901 Grand River Avenue, Detroit,; 313-237-7711; Ticketmaster, 800-745-3000

Sept. 13        Marsha Ambrosius


PET VACCATION CLINIC – Discount dog & cat vaccination clinic; 10-2; $10/shot for rabies, distemper, Bordetella; $20 for microchipping & heartworm tests; spay/neuter: $40/cat, $80/doge; Dodge Park, Sterling Heights; appt: All About Animals Rescue, 586-879-1745



Sept. 14-16   St. Ignace:  On the Waterfront Car & Big Rig Show; 906-643-8087

Sept. 16        Warren:  UAW Region 1, Veteran Council Car Show; 27800 George Merrell (north of 696, west of Van Dyke); 586-427-9200

Sept. 15-16   Flint:  Bikes on the Bricks Motorcycle Show & Police Competition; 810-232-8900

Sept. 29        Roseville:  Mike Riehl’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Car Show; 8-3; 25800 Gratiot; 586-859-2613


DETROIT LIONS, 313-262-2011

Sept. 30        vs. Minnesota Vikings; 1 pm



for tickets call:  517-355-1610 or 800-GO-STATE

Sept. 15        vs. Notre Dame; 8 pm; ABC

Sept. 22        vs. Eastern Michigan; TBA

Sept. 29        vs. Ohio State; TBA


UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN WOLVERINES for tickets:  734-764-0247, or

Sept. 15     vs. UMass; 3:30 pm


Sept. 10-Nov. 12   10-week program for start-up businesses or those thinking about starting a business by New Venture; 8:30-noon on Mondays; $140; Velocity Collaboration Center, Sterling Heights; 586-469-5118

Sept. 13-16   Troy Family Daze Festival; Zion Christian Church; 248-740-7600, 248-952-7565

Sept. 14        Paula Poundstone; Ford Community Performing Arts Center, Dearborn; T.M.

Sept. 14        Joan Rivers; Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, Warren; T.M.

Sept. 14-16   Our Lady of Hope Family Fun Festival; Celebrating the Decades:  1950s, 60s & 70s with fun for all ages; kiddie games, rides, bingo, Vegas tent, food, dancing, more; St. Germaine Campus, 28301 Little Mack, St. Clair Shores;, 586-771-1750

Sept. 14-16   Oktoberfest at The Carpathia Club of Sterling Heights; German Food, beer, folk dances, kids play area, live bands; Carpathia Club, 38000 Utica Road, 586-978-2292,

Sept. 14-16   Romulus Pumpkin Festival; Historical Park; 734-955-4577

Sept. 14-16   DIY Street Fair; East Troy Street & Woodward, Ferndale;

Sept. 15        How Sweet the Sound, Donald Lawrence, Yolanda Adams; Joe Louis Arena; T.M.

Sept. 15        Mom-to-Mom Sale; strollers welcome; $2/8-8:30; $1/8:30-noon; Shawnee Elementary School, 21555 Vesper, Macomb Township

Sept. 18        Gotye, Chairlift, Zammuto; Fox Theatre

Sept. 18        Rush; The Palace

Sept. 20        Network & Learn event by the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce & Industry; 5:30 pm; 586-731-5400, ext. 10 or 16,

Sept. 20-23   Boating & Outdoor Festival; Harrison Twp; 734-261-0123

Sept. 21-23   Our Shepherd Lutheran Church Annual Oktoberfest; Birmingham; 248-646-6100

Sept. 21-23   Northville Victorian Festival; 248-349-7640

Sept. 21-Nov. 3       Erebus Haunted Attraction; Pontiac; 248-332-7884

Sept. 22        Kevin Hart:  Let Me Explain; The Palace; T.M.

Sept. 22        Fi Youm Wi Leila – Michigan Arab Orchestra; Music Hall Center; T.M.

Sept. 23        Taste of Clarkston; 248-625-8055

Sept. 24        The Romeo Area Tea Party presents an event with the candidates for Michigan Supreme Court; 7 pm; Palazzo Grande, Van Dyke & 25 Mile, Shelby Twp;

Sept. 26        Peter Gabriel; The Palace

Sept. 28        Anthony Hamilton wsg Estelle; Fox Theatre

Sept. 28-30   Wolcott Orchard Cider Mille & Winery Harvest Festival; 810-789-9561

Sept. 29        Comedy Explosion featuring Rickey Smiley; Fox Theatre

Sept. 29        Great Lakes Bat Festival; Bloomfield Hills; 248-645-3232

Sept. 29        Mom-to-Mom Sale; 8:30-2; strollers allowed; free early bird admission at 8:30 am, $1/admission at 9 am; Father James L. Bjorum Activity Center, 28301 Little Mack, St. Clair Shores; 586-771-0890,

Sept. 29        Whistles on the Water – A Steam Whistle Event; St. Clair; 810-329-2962

Sept. 29-30   Sheep & Wool Festival; Mount Bruce Station, Romeo; 810-798-2568

Sept. 30        Oakland University/Rochester Hills/ Rochester – Brooksie Way Half Marathon, 5K & Mile (run or walk); 248-858-1892



Fisher Theatre:  313-872-1000;

Gem & Century Theatre:  313-963-9800,

Meadow Brook:  248-377-3300;

Hillberry Theatre:  313-577-2972,

Stagecrafters Baldwin Theatre:  248-541-6430,


Sept. 16-30   Oklahoma!  Grosse Pointe Theatre at Grosse Point War Memorial, 32 Lake Shore Road; 313-881-4004,

Sept. 21-Oct. 13      Mousetrap by Agatha Christie; Hillberry Theatre; 313-577-2972,

Sept. 25 –      La Cage with George Hamilton &

Oct. 7           Christopher Sieber; Fisher Theatre; T.M.


Sept. 21-22   The Sea Hawk starring Errol Flynn

Sept. 28-29   Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds

Oct. 5-6        Three Stooges Festival


DETROIT OPERA HOUSE – 313-237-7464;

Sept. 12           Michigan F.A.S.H. Fest Beauty & Trend Event

Sept. 22           All That Jazz:  Michael Franks and Rachelle Ferrell

Sept. 29           Millie Jackson



Orchestra Hall, Detroit; or 313-576-5111

Sept. 15        An Evening with Smokey Robinson

Sept. 19-23   Macomb County:  Mt. Clemens High School

Sept. 28-30   Opening:  Joshua Bell (classical)



269 E. Fourth, Royal Oak, 248-542-9900,

Sept. 13-15   Adam Richmond with Adam Sokol

Sept. 20-22   Greg Warren with Dwayne Gill

Sept. 27-29   Chris Porter with Steve Gillespie


DETROIT ZOO; 248-541-5717

Sept. 16        Run Wild; 5K & 10K runs, 1.5 fun walk

Sept. 22-23   Meet Your Best Friend (pet adoptions)

Sept. 28        Zoo Brew; 6-10:30; 21 & over; Michigan craft breweries (12 beer tickets), live music; food for purchase; $30/advance, $35/door


For concealed pistol license training class, register in the market office or call Aim Straight at 586-565-1403


Mt. Clemens:  586-465-6440

Sept. 14-16   Sports Cards, Antiques & Collectibles

Sept. 15        Musicfest 2012; Outdoor Covered Pavilion

Sept. 22-23   Garage Sale Extravaganza

Sept. 28-30   Weekend Public Market

Sept. 29        Roller Girl’s / Friends Derby

Sept. 30        USMA Car Show

Taylor:  734-287-2000

Sept. 15-16      Mom to Mom Sale

Sept. 21-23      Gun & Knife Show

Sept. 28-30      Sports Cards, Antiques & Collectibles


SUBURBAN COLLECTION SHOWPLACE – 46100 Grand River, Novi; 248-348-5600 or

Sept. 12-16   Int’l Gem & Jewelry Shows; Hall A

Sept. 14-15   Karate Championship; Hall C

Sept. 14-15   Maternity 2 Motherhood Expo; Hall B

Sept. 19-20   MACPA FMAS

Sept. 21-23   All-American Pet Expo

Sept. 25-26   Holiday Food & Beverage Show

Sept. 28-29   American Sewing Expo

Sept. 29-30   Michigan Gun & Knife Show


LAKE ST. CLAIR METROPARK – park toll fees apply; 5-8 pm; 31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp; 586-463-4581

Sept. 16     Walt Liplec – Big Band/Ballroom

Sept. 23     Mike Zelenak – Big Band/Ballroom

Sept. 30     The Varitones – Big Band/Ballroom



Sept. 13        Keeping Your Garden Fresh; 1 pm; Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center, 4101 River Bends, Shelby Twp; 586-323-2378

Sept. 20-23   Boating & Outdoor Festival; Harrison Twp; 734-261-0123

Sept. 30        Brooksie Way Half Marathon, 5K & Mile (run or walk any race); Oakland University / Rochester Hills; 248-858-1892

DOWNTOWN MOUNT CLEMENS – 586-469-4168 or

Sept. 15      Farmers Market Tater & Pig Roast; 586-493-7600

Sept. 16      Hagen Free Family Fun Sunday at The Anton Art Center

Sept. 18      Tea Talk; Crocker House Museum

Sept. 20      Art Party:  Black & White to benefit Anton Art Center; taste of Macomb County with over 30 restaurants under large tents along Macomb Place; entertainment, live & silent auctions; $50/advance, $60/week of event

Sept. 29      Dora & Diego Bug Adventure; 11 am; Fountain Stage

Sept. 29      Turning Point Tara Grant Run Walk



SOARING EAGLE CASINO & RESORT – Mt. Pleasant; 800-585-3737,

Sept. 15     Journey with Loverboy

Oct. 5        Murder at the Masquerade (5-course Dinner Murder Mystery)

Oct. 13      Doobie Brothers


MACOMB CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS – Macomb Community College, 44575 Garfield, Clinton Twp; 586-286-2222,

Oct. 6           Mary Chapin Carpenter

Oct. 13         The Capitol Steps (comedy)



Sept. 15        DMCVB Family Reunion Planning Seminar; 313-202-1800,

Sept. 26-28   Greater Heights Ministries Conference; 313-471-1238

Sept. 28        Spiritual Life Crusades; 203-319-0060

Oct. 9           Detroit Firefighters Breakfast



ADOPT-A-STREAM VOLUNTEER BASIC TRAINING PROGRAMS – after attending the training session, volunteers are then teamed up and assigned to a site based on the participants’ preference; necessary equipment supplied to gather info on physical characteristics & macro-invertebrate twice a year; to register:  248-601-0606

Sept. 6       Sterling Heights Fire Department; 6-9 pm

Sept. 15     St. Clair Shores Public Library, 22500 11 Mile; 11 am – 2 pm

ROYAL OAK MUSIC THEATRE – 318 W. Fourth;; 248-399-2980

Sept. 15  Bras for a Cause benefit for Gilda’s Club

Sept. 19  Bloc Party wsg Ceremony

Sept. 20  Kendrick Lamar

Sept. 21  Steve Vai wsg Beverly McClellan

Sept. 23  Nightwish wsg Kamelot

Sept. 25  Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros


CLUTCH CARGO’S – Ticketmaster

Sept. 21-22   The Dirty Show


THE CITY THEATRE – Ticketmaster

Sept. 15     Clucked Up Comedy



Sept. 11     Frank Turner with Larry & His Flask

Sept. 13     Fishbone

Sept. 14     The Gaslight Anthem

Sept. 15     The Jesus and Mary Chain

Sept. 16     GZA wsg Killer Mike, Sweet Valley

Sept. 18     AWOLNATION

Sept. 19     Alkaline Trio

Sept. 27     Dinosaur Jr. Shearwater, Purling Hiss

Sept. 28     The Expendables & Iration

Sept. 29     Foam N Glow Cosmic Excursion 4D America’s Largest Foam Party


HARPOS – Ticketmaster

Sept. 18     Korpiklaani

Sept. 28     Anthrax and Testament wsg Death Angel


BLONDIES – Ticketmaster

Sept. 13     Kataklysm – CANCELED

Sept. 18     Powerman 5000

PJ’s LAGER HOUSE – Ticketmaster

Sept. 18     Neil Hamburger with Nick Flanagan


FILLMORE – 2115 Woodward; Detroit; 313-961-5450, T.M.,

Sept. 14     Comedy Central Live presents Gabriel Iglesias

Sept. 15     Tyga, Kirko Bangz, Sterling Simms

Sept. 18     Dropkick Murphys

Sept. 22     Slash with Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators

MAGIC BAG – 22920 Woodward, Ferndale; 248-544-3030,

Sept. 14     The Paper Street Saints with Product

Sept. 15     Gilbert Gottfried

Sept. 21     Matt Austin wsg Deadstring Brothers

Sept. 21     Amy Schumer – CANCELED

Sept. 23     Michael Kiwanuka was Bahamas

Sept. 29     Marc Maron


THE MAGIC STICK– 4120 Woodward, Detroit; 313-833-9700,

Sept. 11     Breton with The Big Sleep

Sept. 14     Hot Water Music with Off With Their Heads

Sept. 14     Antibalas / Will Sessions; Majestic Theatre

Sept. 16     Lightning Bolt with beast in the Field

Sept. 17     Wild Nothing with Dilv / Oblisk

Sept. 19     Papadosio with Eumatik

Sept. 21     The Heavy with The Silent Comedy

Sept. 22     Street Dogs with Koffin Kats

Sept. 25     Lord Huron

Sept. 30     The Raveonettes / Melody’s Echo Chamber


PIKE ROOM @ THE CROFOOT – 1 South Saginaw, Pontiac; 248-858-9333; Ticketmaster or with link to partner site Ticket Web

Sept. 11     Caspian featuring Sunlight Ascending

Sept. 13     I Am King with Assassins

Sept. 14     The Royalty with Class Acts; Vernors Rm

Sept. 16     Laetitia Sadier

Sept. 19     Missy Higgins with Katie Herzig; Crofoot Ballroom

Sept. 20     Emilie Autumn; Crofoot Ballroom

Sept. 21     The Wombats; Crofoot Ballroom

Sept. 21     O-Villainz:  A September to Remember

Sept. 22     Angus Stone

Sept. 23     Down; Crofoot Ballroom

Sept. 23     The Soft Moon with Cold Showers

Sept. 24     Julia Holter; Vernors Room

Sept. 26     There for Tomorrow with Deaf Havana

Sept. 28     Ghosts of August with False City

Sept. 30     Rose From the Ashes with Death Method


Sept. 13        Golf Classic to benefit the Detroit St. Patrick Senior Center; 11:30 am; golf with cart, continental breakfast, lunch at turn, dinner, refreshments, prizes; Sycamore Hills Golf Club, 48787 North Avenue, Macomb Twp; tickets: 313-833-7080,

Sept. 14        Wigs 4 Kids:  A Hair Affair; 6-11 pm; dinner, dancing, clowns, magic show, art show, raffles, etc; $75/adult, $30/kids 11 & under; Barrister Gardens, 24225 Harper, St. Clair Shores;, 586-772-6656

Sept. 14        Comedy for a Cause 39; “clean comedians” Tim Gabrielson & Henry Cho; to benefit Promise Village for Children; 7 pm; Woodside Bible Church, 6600 Rochester, Troy;, 877-277-6473

Sept. 15        Pancake Breakfast to benefit Cousino High School’s Patriots football players; 8-noon; $7, kids under 5 free; St. Malachy Catholic Church Hall, 14115 14 Mile, Sterling Heights; Paul, 586-604-7542

Sept. 16        Quilt Raffle held by The Historical Society of St. Clair Shores; 5 pm during the Lac Ste. Clair Fine Art Fair at Veterans Memorial Park; $1/ticket; 586-771-9020

Sept. 19        Showtime with Jay White as Neil Diamond; to benefit The Ambassador Club of Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals’ Infusion Center & Healing Garden; Penna’s of Sterling; 586-263-2968

Sept. 29        Come to the Plymouth Whalers game & support the Royal Oak Eagles ’03 Travel Hockey Team; 7:05; $12/ticket with $6 going back to the hockey team; tickets online: – click September 29 – enter promo code “goeagles”.  Thanks for supporting the Royal Oak Travel Hockey!



Sept. 10        Senior Expo; 9-noon; Sterling Heights Senior Activity Center, 40200 Utica; ages 60 & older; 586-731-5400 ext. 21


DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS – 5200 Woodward, Detroit; 313-833-7900,

Workshops:    Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29   Folk Art Toys:  Spinners; noon-4 pm

Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30   Book Arts:  Japanese Stab Binding; noon-4 pm

Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28       You’ve Been Framed; 6-9 pm

Special Events:  Sept. 15  Friends of African & African American Art 50th Anniversary Celebration; 7-11 pm

Sept. 20  Hamtramck Gallery Crawl

Sept. 27  Philip Levine Reading; 7 pm

Class:   Sept. 8    The Potter’s Wheel for Adults & Children; 10-3

Sept. 15  Drawing:  Inspired by Matisse & Picasso; 10-noon

Sept. 21  Clay:  Rainsticks; 6-8 pm

Family Sundays:

Sept. 15     Puppet Performance:  Two Wheel Parade of Oddities; noon-5 pm

Sept. 23     Puppet:  Cashore Marionettes “Simple Gifts”; 2-3 pm

Sept. 30     Storyteller:  Hava Jean Delgado; 2-3 pm




Sept. 7-15     Allegan                 Allegan County Fair; 269-673-6501

Sept. 13-16   Fenton                   St. John Applefest; 810-629-2524

Sept. 13-16   Lake City                Festival of the Pines; 231-839-4969

Sept. 13-16   Roscommon          Michigan Firemen’s Memorial Festival; 989-275-5880

Sept. 14-15   Clio                        Festival of Fine Art; 810-836-8962

Sept. 14-16   Lexington              Bach Festival; 810-359-3388

Sept. 14-16   Muskegon              Michigan Irish Music Festival; 231-739-2028

Sept. 14-16   Oscoda                  Paul Bunyan Festival; 989-739-7322

Sept. 14-16   St. Ignace              On the Waterfront Car & Big Rig Show; 906-643-8087

Sept. 15        Chesaning             Reading Between the Vines; 989-845-3211

Sept. 15        Coldwater              Applefest & Craft Show; 517-279-9375

Sept. 15        Hemlock                Sawdust Day; 989-642-8242

Sept. 15        Howard City           Harvest Festival; 231-937-4311

Sept. 15        Jackson                  Jackson County Family Farmfest; 517-788-4292

Sept. 15        Lansing                  Michigan Tree Climbing Championship; 517-337-4999

Sept. 15-16   Flint                       Bikes on the Bricks Motorcycle Show & Police Competition; 810-232-8900

Sept. 15-16   Lowell                    Fallasburg Fall Festival for the Arts; 616-897-8545

Sept. 16-22   Centreville             St. Joseph County Grange Fair; 269-467-8935

Sept. 21-22   Albion                    Festival of the Forks; 517-629-5533

Sept. 21-22   Lansing                  Old Town Blues Fest; 517-371-4600

Sept. 21-23   Grand Haven         Salmon Festival; 800-968-0894

Sept. 22        Sault Ste. Marie    The Chase – 26K Marathon; 800-647-2858

Sept. 22-23   Midland                 Michigan Antique & Collectible Festival; 989-687-9001

Sept. 23-29   Hillsdale                County Fair; 517-437-3622

Sept. 27-30   Niles                      Four Flags Area Apple Festival; 269-683-8870

Sept. 28-29   Cedar Springs        Red Flannel Festival; 616-696-2662

Sept. 28-39   Grand Rapids         Oktoberfest West Michigan

Sept. 28-30   Atlanta                   Elk Festival; 989-785-3400

Sept. 28-30   Clinton                   Fall Festival; 517-456-7396

Sept. 28-30   Mt. Morris               Wolcott Orchard Cider Mille & Winery Harvest Festival; 810-789-9561

9/1 – 10/31   Romeo                   Westview Orchards & Adventure Farm Fall Fun Weekend Festival; 866-986-4386

9/14 – 10/31 Niles                      Haunted House SCREAM PARK; 269-687-3327

9/22 – 10/31 Montrose                Pumpkin Fantasy Land; 810-639-6971


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