You don’t have to work at having fun on Labor Day Weekend. As summer’s unofficial last hurrah, the long holiday break is packed with festivals and events, picnics and parades, and jazz, blues, and BBQ. It’s a great time to boat and fish, enjoy the beaches and refreshing waters of the inland and Great Lakes, and paddle or tube along your choice of lazy or rushing rivers. The days are still long on sunlight so there’s time for an extra round of golf. Tents, trailers and RVs will fill campgrounds at state and national parks, while many hotels and resorts offer holiday lodging specials.
Governor Rick Snyder will lead the 54th annual Mackinac Bridge Walk at 7am, Monday, September 5, as 40,000 pedestrians make the 5-mile trek across the “Big Mac” suspension bridge across the Straits of Mackinac between the Upper and Lower Peninsulas. Just start the walk before 11am in St. Ignace; shuttle buses operate from both directions for a $5 per person fee. It’s the signature event of a Pure Michigan Labor Day Weekend.
Music fills every corner of the state. Come for the music, or enjoy arts and crafts or festivals and fairs. >more
Bike fans, bridge fans and ballpark fans flock to Michigan this weekend to celebrate the many races, walks and games throughout the weekend. >more
Whether you want a romantic escape or some family fun before the kids head back to school, you can find special Labor Day getaway packages at many Michigan hotels and resorts. >more
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