We at N3 World Headquarters & Bountiful Butterfly Barn like the idea of autumnal gatherings of people in quest of good times and the accompanying aura that seems to abound at such events.
Fall arrives at 6 minutes before the 10 o’clock hour on Saturday so if there was ever a weekend to welcome in the premier bipeninsular season it is upon us.
Love a Parade? Well, who among us doesn’t love a parade?
And Fremont truly knows how to parade with the best of them.
On Thursday beginning at 6pm the Harvest Festival kicks off their festivities with one of the coolest cavalcades of marching band music, imaginative floats, large vehicles,fire trucks, and the artful distribution of candy.
And should Doug Harmon take to the mike again to describe the action?
Well, all the better.
Bonus time kids! It’s an election year so generally that means more candy coming at you from the politicians parading for votes. Not that one should make a voting decision based on what gets handed out at a parade but you can usually tell a lot about a person by what level of Halloween candy they buy so…..
There are activities Thursday Friday and Saturday and you can check them out on their facebook page..
It’s not just the first weekend of autumn it is also the beginning of Michigan Trails Week and what better way to celebrate the winding wonders on land as well as the waterways then to embrace the Trail Town Celebration in White Cloud. This annual festival of forestry and fun continues to grow in attendance and activities with a bunch of cool things on tap and a beer tent to boot.
There are races on land and sea (well... river actually) guided hikes cornhole competition, and should you care to karaoke with your version of “Freebird” here’s your golden opportunity to impress with those pipes.
For the third year Brooks Park will be the site of the Native American Gathering a celebration of Native American Indigenous music, dance, food and culture held Saturday, September 22 from 11a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, September 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m
This is one of our favorites at N3WH and last year despite temperatures that hovered in the mid 90’s (with the obligatory humidity of course) the speakers and demonstrations were compelling and creative.
“We hope everyone will come out to the Gathering and enjoy the cultures of our People,” said Laci Reagan of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa, a beader and member of the Native Circle of Newaygo County. “It will be an experience you won’t forget!”
Here’s the skinny:
On Sundays there are still droves of folks who are bent on following the fortunes of the Lions or perhaps they have tossed in the towel and taken up with another team, say, the Packers or Bears.
If you are not a football fanatic and are looking to get out of the house where it will be on all day, you need to check out the extraordinary drumming group
Raion Taiko at the Dogwood on Sunday at 3pm.
You will be astounded at what this pack of percussionists can accomplish on stage. Grab a friend and be ready to come away with an elevated impression of what can be accomplished when drumming is taken to new levels.
There you are folks, a weekend jam packed with fall fun and festivities and do not forget to grab a bite at one of our local eatery options because Marie Catrib's in GR is closing and we certainly don’t want to risk losing any of our fave food forums here in the Near North.
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