Ideas for Your 2013 Labor Day Weekend in Northern Michigan

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Northern Michigan Labor Day 2013: With autumn scenting the August air, we offer up a barrel of activities to help you celebrate the last days of summer in Northern Michigan. We’ve got something for everyone with events spanning all over Northern Michigan, including the Leelanau Peninsula, Petoskey and up to St. Ignace in the Upper Peninsula. Check out’s Northern Michigan Labor Day Weekend 2013 guide.

Celebrate at the Harvest Festival in Manton

The annual Northern Michigan Labor Day Weekend 2013 Harvest Festival in Manton includes lumberjack competitions in Railroad Park, live music, great food and lots more for the entire family. Manton is in Wexford County where M-42 intersects with US-131, about 45 minutes southeast of Traverse City.

Score Big at the Giant Labor Day Weekend Sale in Roscommon

A hot summer is usually followed by a cool winter! Get ready this Northern Michigan Labor Day Weekend 2013 for the Cross Country Ski Headquarters Labor Day Weekend Sale! Cross Country Ski Headquarters closes out all of last year’s discontinued skis, boots, poles, jackets, shells, fleece sweaters, insulated parkas, and more!

Listen to Live Music in Northport’s Marina Park

Enjoy a relaxing Northern Michigan summer evening and listen to live music outdoors as the sun sets over Lake Michigan in Northport’s beautiful Marina Park. The concert is free, just plan on bringing a blanket or chair.

Have a Fab Friday

This fun-filled evening will have something for everyone!  As you stroll along the streets in downtown St. Ignace, you will see a variety of activities to watch and/or participate in. You can enjoy music and story telling at Fort de Buade Indian Museum, or check out the display of wild animal tracks, or show off your singing skills with Karaoke across from B.C. Pizza.  Walk the runway at Runway Fashions, or enjoy kid’s games and balloon art at The Pavillion.  Get your face painted and jump in the bounce house in front of the First National Bank.  And don’t miss artists and music at the Colonial House Inn, all happening this Labor Day Weekend in Northern Michigan!

Break a World Record with the Suttons Bay Floatilla

Saturday, August 31st the Guinness World Book record for canoes and kayaks rafted together will be challeneged.  The world record of 1,902 canoes and kayaks was set two years ago in a little town in Upstate NY.  The new goal is more than 2,000 canoes and kayaks!  This will be a spectaularly beautiful and unique event. Join this great family friendly paddling event.  Local food vendors will be offering a diverse selection of food and drink.  The official count will take place at 1:00 p.m.  For more information and to register:

Say Farewell at the End of Summer Party in Pentwater

Labor Day Weekend 2013 in Northern Michigan helps you say good-bye to summer at the Annual “End of Summer” party held behind the Village Cafe in Pentwater, located on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Group Together at the Stone Circle Gathering

Saturday, August 31st is the last Stone Circle Gathering of the season. Poetry, storytelling and music are featured at this unique outdoor amphitheater. Poet bard Terry Wooten will host the gatherings beginning at 9:00 p.m. around the fire. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the ever-changing variety of entertainment that is woven throughout the evening. Stone Circle is located ten miles north of Elk Rapids off US 31.

Watch Fireworks Over The Bay!

Saturday of Labor Day Weekend 2013 in Northern Michigan is your last chance to see fireworks decorate the sky over Moran Bay in downtown St. Ignace, for Fireworks Over the Bay! Enjoy the display from the Huron Boardwalk, area restaurants and motels, or even just strolling through the business district. Begins at 10:00 p.m.

See an Outdoor Movie By The Bay

American Legion Park, on the bay in St. Ignace, will be transformed into an outdoor movie theater Sunday, September 1st for the last Outdoor Movies by the Bay event of 2013. Come one, come all to this free, family-friendly event!  Movie will begin at dusk so start and end time will vary. Snack on free popcorn or enjoy other concessions available for purchase. So pack up the kids, grab your chairs and blankets, and come enjoy an outdoor movie alongside beautiful Lake Huron!

Get Active for the 56th Annual Labor Day Bridge Walk: St. Ignace to Mackinac City

Join thousands of pedestrians as they participate in a long standing tradition, the Northern Michigan Labor Day Bridge Walk with Governor Snyder. The walk begins at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, September 2nd in St. Ignace and concludes at 11:00 a.m. in Mackinaw City. This is the only day of the year that walking the Mackinac Bridge is allowed, so grab your walking shoes and head to the  “Mighty Mac!”

Take a Walk for the Labor Day State Street Bridge Walk in Cheboygan

This annual Northern Michigan Labor Day Weekend 2013 walk begins on the east side of the State Street Bridge, proceeds over the bridge and onto Water Street and finishes in Washington Park, where hot dogs, chips and refreshments will be served.

Stroll the Gingerbread Houses of Bay View

Take a leisurely walk through the community of Victorian cottages on the edge of Petoskey. Over the course of decades, change has barely seeped through the carefully platted neighborhood of winding, terraced and tree-lined streets—a pace that is designed to keep the community firmly planted in the 19th-century values on which it was founded. The approximately 450 gingerbread cottages and public will enchant you with their flamboyant color schemes, elaborate scrollwork and porches made for languid afternoons with lemonade.

Fore! For the 39th Annual Kircher Cup at Boyne Highlands in Harbor Springs

Two person amateur teams from around the Midwest compete in this 54-hole better ball competition held on the Heather, The Moor and Arthur Hills courses at Boyne Highlands Resort in Northern Michigan. The Kircher Cup is named after the founding family of Boyne Resorts and the names engraved on the cup are a venerable “who’s who” of Michigan amateur golf. Divisions include Championship, Mid-Senior and Senior.

Fit in those Final Beach Days

Pick your perfect beach in the Petoskey and Harbor Springs area, choose the best Leelanau Peninsula beach, or beach it up in Traverse City! There’s no better way to spend your Labor Day Weekend in Northern Michigan than soaking up summer’s final rays.

Eat Out at the Best Northern Michigan Restaurants

Amid all your Labor Day Weekend 2013 fun, don’t forget to eat! The Dining Guide gives you the scoop on where to dine no matter where you are in Northern Michigan this Labor Day Weekend 2013.

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