Labor Day Weekend 2022 Michigan: HUGE List of Festivals, Events, Music, Parades, Things To Do!  Where Can I Go for Labor Day in Michigan?

Labor Day Michigan Weekend 2022 | Last updated: Aug 27, 2022 | By Sherry Trautman |

Are you searching for fun festivals and things to do Michigan Labor Day Weekend 2022? We've got you!

Lots of Labor Day 2022 events are happening all across Michigan including Detroit, South Haven, Muskegon, Marquette, Royal Oak, Traverse City, Torch Lake, Lansing, Marquette, West Michigan, and more!

When is Labor Day? September 5, 2022

When is Labor Day Weekend? September 3, 2022 and September 4, 2022

One of the biggest Labor Day events is the Mackinac Bridge Walk! Have you always wanted to walk the incredible Mighty Mac?

Here is your chance! It's the fall event of the season.

Labor Day Related Events & Activities

Where can I go for Labor Day in Michigan?

Looking for a top rated Michigan getaway? Check out our city guides below! We absolutely love these Michigan destinations for your next Michigan vacation!

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  2. South Haven - Beaches, Lighthouse, Watersports, Pirate Ships
  3. St. Joseph - Best Things To Do! The Iconic Carousel is Fabulous!
  4. Mackinac Island - Combine visiting the island with the Bridge Walk!
  5. Mackinaw City - Ultimate visitors guide! Things to do, tours, hotels
  6. Traverse City - 3 Jam Packed Travel Guides!
  7. Charlevoix - Beaches, best BBQ, Mushroom Houses and more!
  8. Alpena - See Shipwrecks, Fossils and Go Kayaking!

Events, Festivals and Things to Do on Michigan Labor Day Weekend

Popcorn, Cotton Candy and Candy Apple Stand at a County Fair at NightThe Lure of Popcorn, Candy Apples, and Cotton Candy is Irresistible at County Fairs!

There are so many Labor day festivals in Michigan, check out our HUGE list below!!

Michigan State Fair, September 1-5, 2022, Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Avenue, Novi, MI. Carnival Midway, Livestock exhibits, Circus performances, Beer garden, Entertainment tent, Agriculture booths, Vendor booths. Fun Michigan Labor Day Events 2022!

Labor Day Luau Festival of Lights - September 1 - 5, 2022. Detroit/Ann Arbor KOA, 6680 Bunton Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197. Come on out this Labor Day for a Holiday Luau KOA style. Hula dancing, entertainment and fun. See beautiful paper lanterns released! So beautiful!

Fairgrove Bean Festival, Labor Day Weekend 2022. Saturday afternoon Mud Bog, Sunday evening Demolition Derby by Unique Motor Sports, fireworks at 9:30 on Sunday night…Monday is the parade and Chicken BBQ…free bean soup every day, craft show, bingo and crowning of the Michigan Bean Queen.

Muskegon Polish Festival – Labor Day Weekend, Sept 2, 3, 2022, 11 am - 1 pm. at the historic Hackley Park in downtown Muskegon, Michigan. This fun Labor Day festival features delicious Polish food, polka music, polka dancing, a kids’ area, and much more.

Farmhouse Living Fair - Wild Horses-Michiana Antique Festival - Sept 2, 3, 2022. Artisan market, Country Bluegrass Outlaw, trick riding, equestrian and Cirque performances, camping, food! Largest Midwest Farmhouse LIving Fair! 100s of home interior designers, artists, chefs, musicians!  Country Music-Food-Market-Fun! 9122 US Highway 31, Berrien Springs, Michigan

Uncle John's Cider Mill - Sunflower Fest, September 3–4, 2022. On September 4: Cruise in Car show 9-3, Live Music 1-4, Food Trucks, kids activities, cider mill and more!

Minnehaha Brewhaha Music Festival – Music, brews and food! Sept 2, 3, 2022.Food trucks, 5k, 15k, camping. Get your tickets early!  17073 Northwood Highway, Arcadia, MI.  Located at Arcadia Marine. 

Marquette Area Blues Festival! September 2 - 4, 2022.  Head up to Michigan's Upper Peninsula this Labor Day Weekend for three days of world class blues on the shores of Lake Superior in Mattson Lower Harbor Park in downtown Marquette, Michigan.  Enjoy food vendors, beer & wine tent, free workshops, and arts and crafts booths. 

Love Baseball?  The Great Lakes Loons in Midland Michigan is celebrating Labor Day Weekend with a Picnic! There will be 3 home games, September 2, September 3 and September 4, 2022!  

Boogie Fest Too - September 2 - 4, 2022. Live music, camping, food! 5 miles west of Rock, MI. Pig roast, raffles, vendors, photo booth! 

Romeo Peach Festival 2022 - September TBD, 2022, in Downtown Romeo. Market, craft shows, carnival rides, run, food trucks, wine, music and fireworks! Great September Michigan festival for the whole family!

Wooden crate filled with fresh picked peachesFresh peaches are a summer staple

DeBucks Sunflower Farm Sunflower Festival - September 2-4, 2022. Friday and Saturday 12 pm. - 8 pm. Sunday 11 am -6 p.m. 50240 Martz Rd, Belleville, MI 48111. Buy your tickets early! They have 15 acres of sunflowers for you to experience. That’s 12 football fields of sunflowers!

Yellow and rust colored sunflowersCheerful sunflowers will lure you to Michigan's sunflower festivals across the state

Soaring Eagle Arts, Beats & Eats - Friday, September 2, 2022 - September 5, 2022 (through Labor Day.) Features 200 musical acts! It’s Oakland County’s Favorite Summer Festival Celebrating Art, Music, Cuisine & Community! Takes place in Downtown Royal Oak on Labor Day Weekend. Super fun end of summer celebration not to be missed! Fun Royal Oak Labor Day Weekend Events.

Friday, Sept. 2: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. (Admission free before 5 p.m. and $10 after 5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 3: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. (Admission $5 before 3 p.m. and $10 after)

Sunday, Sept. 4: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. (Admission $5 before 3 p.m. and $10 after)

Monday, Sept. 5: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. (Admission $5 before 3 p.m. and $10 after)

Detroit Jazz Festival - Friday, September 2 through Labor Day 2022, Fun Detroit Labor Day Weekend Events in Detroit. Enjoy jazz all weekend long!

Is the Detroit Jazz Festival free? The Detroit Jazz Festival presented by Rocket Mortgage is the world's largest free jazz festival!

Belding Labor Day - Hometown Hoedown, September 2-4, 2022, Downtown Belding. Parade, 5k, Fun Run, Music, Carnival, Cake Walk, Fireworks and more! 

Bell's Beer Copper Harbor Trails Fest - September 2 - September 4, 2022 in Copper Harbor, MI. The annual Labor Day Weekend event features races, music, beer, and good times on Saturday and Sunday! Expert Enduro, Long XC, & Downhill, 10k Trail Run events. Fun Labor Day Upper Peninsula events!

Ontonagon Laborfest Auto Show! September 3, 2022, Show begins at 10:00 am to 3:30 pm. Antiques, street rods, sports cars, rat rods, motorcycles and more!

Manton Area Harvest Festival - Sept 2-5, 2022. Music, parade, food and fun!

Festival of Oddities - Saturday, September 3, 2022. Courthouse Square Museum, 100 W. Lawrence Ave, Charlotte, MI, 11am-6pm. Their Macabre Marketplace features over 100 of the state’s most talented artists and makers. Food Truck Row, circus-themed photo booth, caricatures, play vintage carnival games, visit the Axe Wall and check out the Living Library which features the best paranormal, true crime, and horror authors in the state.

Image of red Antique Car along the shoreline in St. Ignace MichiganLovely St. Ignace

Arts Dockside, St. Ignace, September 3 and 4, 2022. This 2-day Labor Weekend event features over 100 exhibits of arts and crafts along the Huron Boardwalk at the St. Ignace Public Marina. Food, music and many great activities await! Don't forget to schedule time for the Annual Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk on Monday. Arts Dockside hours are Saturday, September 3, 9:00 am-6:00 pm; Sunday, September 4, 9:00 am-5:00 pm. One of our favorite festivals in Michigan Labor Day Weekend!

Labor Day Celebration, September 3-5, 2022 Ludington Municipal Dock, Escanaba (Upper Peninsula) Live music all weekend.

Harmony Fest - Arts & Crafts – Labor Day Weekend Festival, September 3-4, 2022! Located at corner of US 23 and M72. An annual event held every Saturday and Sunday preceding Labor Day in Harrisville, Michigan, and featuring many talented artists and crafters from around the country. Listen to the Sweet Adeline’s and live Musicians while perusing over 300 booths. Kids/Family Activities on the Tennis Courts on Saturday from 10am – 2pm, with prizes.

Lake Bluff Artisan Fair, September 3, 2022, Lake Bluff Park, St. Joseph, 10 am–5 pm Free! This eclectic craft fair, held in picturesque Lake Bluff Park, offers a variety of handcrafted items with over 50 local vendors. Anything from home décor and furniture to jewelry, candles and more!

What was the original meaning of Labor Day? 

Per the U.S. Department of Labor, Labor Day is a celebration of the social and economic achievements of American workers. It began in the late nineteenth century when labor activists pushed for a federal holiday to recognize the many contributions workers have made to America’s strength, prosperity, and well-being. 

Oregon was the first to pass a law recognizing Labor Day, on February 21, 1887.

When Was the First Labor Day?

The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882.  The celebration took place in New York City with the Central Labor Union.

Roadside Sign of Wild PumpkinThe Wild Pumpkin - Sunflower Days

Torch Lake Labor Day Art & Crafts Show - September 3-5, 2022. Alden Depot Park & Museum, 10670 Coy St, Alden, MI. Annual Torch Lake Labor day Weekend Art & craft show takes place at Depot park in Alden, Michigan. Features local and nationally acclaimed artists, makers and more!

Blake’s Sunflower Festival - Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill located at 17985 Armada Center Road, Armada, MI. September 2022 TBD. 10 a.m. to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday. 10 am -4 pm on Monday. Enjoy a train ride to the sunflower fields and maze. Shop the artisan market featuring over 100 talented local artists. One of our favorite festivals in September 2022.

Tawas Bay Riverfront Fine Arts Festival, September 3-4, 2022, 10 am -4 pm, Shoreline Park, Tawas City, Across from Iosco County Building

Michigan Chicken Wing Festival, September 3-4, 2022, 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Adado Riverfront Park, Downtown Lansing. The Michigan Chicken Wing Festival features a main stage with musical acts from all genres, live entertainment, pro wrestling, kids zone, a game trailer, give-aways, VIP beer and wine refreshment tent, a chicken wing eating contest and more. Awesome labor day events in Michigan!

All Crafts Fair - 298 Dyckman Avenue, South Haven, MI. Each Labor Day Weekend (September 3, 4, 2022) the Chamber of Commerce coordinates this two day craft fair that brings over 130 exhibitors to Stanley Johnston Park and more than 15,000 people to the South Haven area. Craft fairs are fun things to do Labor Day weekend 2022 Michigan. So come on out to South Haven Labor Day weekend!

The Wild Pumpkin, Sunflower Days, September 3–4, 10 am–6 pm and September 10–11, 10am–6pm. 5799 Beaverton Rd., Beaverton, MI 48612. One of our favorite places to visit in Michigan in September.

All Call Music Festival - September 4, 2022, 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Festivals, Live Music, Tastings. The Little Fleet, 448 East Front Street, Traverse City, MI. Such fun Traverse City Labor Day weekend things to do!

Traverse City Tournament of Champions - Great Lakes Equestrian Festival, September 4, 2022, September 11, 2022, September 17, 2022 and September 18, 2022. 6535 Bates Rd, Williamsburg, MI. Gates open at 12:00 PM. Fee.  

West Michigan Labor Fest - September 5, 2022, 11:00am - 5:00pm at Rosa Park Circle in Downtown Grand Rapids. Live entertainment, Ferris wheel for kids, sidewalk chalk art, food trucks and more! Fun Grand Rapids Labor Day Weekend event!

Labor Day Parade and Celebration! Muskegon. Bring the family for some fun at the Labor Day Parade and Celebration (parade in Hackley Park). Bounce houses, face painting, balloons, arts n crafts, live band, many giveaways and much more. Parade starts at 11:00 on the corner of 4th and Western. 

BSA Troop 355 10th Annual Labor Day Car Show -  September 5, 2022 at 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Chapel Hill UMC Battle Creek, 157 Chapel Hill Dr,Battle Creek,MI,United States, Battle Creek, United States

The Holland/Zeeland Labor Day Truck Parade - September 5, 2022 - The Holland/Zeeland Labor Day Truck Parade honors the companies, employees and communities of Holland and Zeeland! Beginning in Zeeland at 9:15 am and continuing through downtown Holland around 9:45 and ending at the Holland Civic Center. Enjoy free ice cream and fun! Fun family activity in Holland!

Labor Day Bridge Walk Grand Haven - Monday September 5, 2022, 9:00 am - 11:00 am. Annual community walk on Labor Day beginning near the Third Street Bridge.

Mackinac Bridge Walk - Monday September 5, 2022. Have you always wanted to walk the incredible Mighty Mac? Here is your chance during the Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk! Grab our tips and things to know. 

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