Labor Day Events
Cheers to the 29th harvest and fall season at Round Barn Estate in Baroda! On Saturday, September 4, check out their Harvest Party where you can kick back in the vineyard and enjoy the fruits of their labor with live music, cold drinks, and good food – what better way to celebrate! For more information, visit their Harvest Party event page.
Walloon Lake Village is celebrating the year-long Hemingway Homecoming over Labor Day Weekend. Join them in celebration of Ernest Hemingway and Hadley Richardson’s 100th year wedding anniversary. Eat and drink like Hemingway with a special menu from Pinehurst Inn in Horton Bay and cocktails crafted with Papas Pilar Rum. Attend for your chance to win unique items and experiences including a tour of Windemere Cottage. Tickets are available on their website.
This Labor Day Weekend, head to Lake Bluff Park in St. Joseph for some great art and antiques! On Saturday, September 4th, visit Lake Bluff Artisan Fair, an eclectic craft fair offering a variety of handcrafted goods from over 50 local vendors. Also at Lake Bluff Park on Sunday, September 5th, find hidden treasures at Antiques on the Bluff, a premier antique show that overlooks Lake Michigan.
Visit the Petoskey Area over Labor Day Weekend and check out the Boyne City Kiwanis Car Show, held annually on the holiday weekend. Preview night is Friday during the last Stroll the Streets of the season with the car show taking place on Saturday on the shores of Lake Charlevoix. A great town, great cars, and supporting a great cause!
Newaygo‘s Annual Labor Day Weekend Logging Festival is back! Kicking off on Friday, September 3rd, the 2021 event will have the popular Lumberjack Competition, chainsaw carvings, arts & crafts vendors, parade, and more.
On Saturday, September 4th, High Caliber Karting and Entertainment is hosting the first annual Meridian Motor Fest in Okemos! All proceeds from the event will go to support Meridian CARES. Trophies will be awarded for 16 different classes, with three additional competitions like loudest exhaust, stereo, and car limbo. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more details.
Greater Lansing is the place to scare up some great fun and festivals over the Labor Day Weekend. On September 4, head to Festival of Oddities in Charlotte, a daylong celebration of all things weird and macabre in Michigan.
Also in Lansing, head to the Michigan Chicken Wing Festival on September 4-5 for two days of fun-filled live music, wing eating contest, wing sampling, kids zone, food vendors, and more. Admission is free for cancer patients and survivors, senior citizens, and kids ages 12 and under.
The All Crafts Fair in South Haven will be held in beautiful Stanley Johnston Park on September 4th and 5th over Labor Day weekend. Over 150 unique craft vendors will be selling their hand-made items, in addition to fine arts. The air will be filled with the delicious smell of food as well, from concessions staples such as elephant ears, kettle corn, and roasted almonds to the more substantial wood-fired pizzas, wraps, brats, gyros, and BBQ pork. Come shop the beautiful art, crafts, jewelry and delicious food!
Enjoy the performing arts this Labor Day weekend with The Big Red Show! at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts. Powerhouse Meghan “Big Red” Murphy will be on stage performing in an evening of songs, stories, and sass that you won’t want to miss!
More Labor Day Fun
The extended Labor Day weekend beckons for a road trip: an opportunity to discover the quaint communities of Coldwater, Bronson, Quincy, and Union City with a getaway to West Michigan’s Coldwater Country. Explore the timeless Victorian downtowns of the area, countless shops in Allen, Michigan’s Antique Capital, or learn a few tricks when you stop into the many magic shops in Colon, the Magic Capital of the World. End the day with a double-feature at the Capri Drive-In, one of Michigan’s iconic drive-in movie theaters.
What better way to spend your Labor Day weekend than in northern Michigan? Stay at the Pine River Paddlesports Center‘s clean & quiet campground in Wellston, while also enjoying a fun-filled day on the Pine River. They rent canoes, kayaks, & rafts on northern Michigan’s premiere paddlesports rivers – the Pine and the Big Manistee. They are open and renting watercraft all Labor Day weekend long, including Monday (though reservations are recommended). Make the most of your holiday weekend with an outdoor adventure!
Get that last excursion in before the crazy back to school schedule kicks in. Bundy Hill Offroad in Jerome offers onsite rustic camping so you don’t have to leave the fun! They have also added on additional hours on Labor Day Monday 9am to 5pm.
The long holiday weekend is the perfect time to get away to Northern Michigan’s Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire. With boating, hiking, biking, golf, and more, the 5,500 acre resort offers the perfect balance of relaxation and recreation, naturally distanced. Visit ShantyCreek.com to create a lodging package to fit your family needs and budget.
Need a break from the beach? Looking to bring something locally grown to that barbeque? Whether you’re traveling or staying local this Labor Day weekend, farmers markets across West Michigan are a dynamic place to visit to find unique artisan products, the highest quality grill fare, and fresh produce grown just around the corner. Find your local farmers market today.
Labor Day in the Upper Peninsula is abundant with clear skies and breezy temperatures with no shortage of activities to enjoy the beautiful weather and scenery. In Marquette County, visitors and residents alike can partake in endless outdoor adventures, such as hiking to scenic overlooks like Hogback Mountain or Thomas Rock, biking through the thrilling trails of the Noquemanon Trail Network or Presque Isle Loop, or splashing through some of the county’s 77 waterfalls.