Labor Day Weekend: Fun and Festivities in Metro D

By: Toni Cunningham | August 29, 2013

Things you supposedly “can’t” do after Labor Day: wear white and participate in summer activities. If that’s the case, don your colorless shorts and spend this weekend in the water, you rebel, you!

Since summer is coming to a close, take advantage of this weekend’s forecasted beautiful weather and spend as much time soaking up the rays as humanly possible. In order to get yourself off the couch and outdoors, here are a few of our best summer articles to get you moving.

Go Hog Wild with the Best BBQ in Metro Detroit!

If ever there were a time for char-grilled meats, it’s now. If you’re tired of firing up the grill yourself, there are plenty of restaurants in the area that will do the cooking for you.

Treat Dreams: Unique Ice Cream Flavors That Satisfy Every Taste Bud

Cool down out of the water with an unusual confection from this Ferndale ice cream parlor. A few of my personal favorite flavors: Maple Bacon Bourbon, Salted Caramel, Sunday Breakfast and Coffee Oreo.

Shop Savvy and Throw a Grade A Holiday BBQ!

If you’re a grill master and can’t bear the thought of anyone else fixin’ your holiday meal, you’ll want to read this article. It features the best local markets and grocery stores where you can buy the freshest cuts of meat.

Cruise the Lake! Metro Detroit Boat Rentals

What better way to spend Labor Day weekend than on a boat? I can’t think of anything, either.

Get Your H2O Fix at One of Metro Detroit’s Beaches!

If you’re renting a boat, you’re going to need somewhere to take it. Check out this list of public beaches with boat launches. Don’t forget the SPF!

Surf and Turf: Waterfront Restaurants of Metro D

Just in case you’re not interested in actually getting in the water, you can dine on the water instead. Nothing beats dining outdoors, and it’s even better when you’ve got a gorgeous view.

Patio Dining: Enjoy Your Meal Al Fresco in Metro D

In any of Metro Detroit’s downtown areas, you’d be hard-pressed to walk two feet without bumping into a patio or two. These aren’t open year round, so take advantage of the experience while you can!

H2O 2.0: Water Sports and Entertainment in Southeast Michigan

Perhaps you’ve spent all summer boating and would like to switch it up? If that’s the case, there are plenty of canoe, kayak and SUP rentals in the area.

Giddyup! Go Horseback Riding in Southeast Michigan

If, like me, you’re more than excited for fall, why not slowly transition into the new season by taking part in an activity that works for both summer and autumn? Spend an afternoon horseback riding, and you’ll still get to enjoy the last days of summer outside.

As if these activities and food adventures weren’t enough, there are plenty of festivals going on this weekend, too. Be sure to check out Arts Beats & Eats in Royal Oak (through Monday), Detroit Jazz Festival in Downtown Detroit (through Monday) and the Michigan Renaissance Festival in Holly (through September).

Have a happy (and safe) Labor Day weekend, Metro Detroiters!