Jazz Music, Carnival Rides & More: Labor Day Weekend In the D

By: Michael Fossbakk | August 31, 2018

Labor Day is a day to celebrate the hard work and ingenuity of America’s workers. What better way to celebrate that than with a little time off? Labor Day weekend in Metro Detroit is filled with great events for everyone in the family to enjoy. From the Detroit Jazz Festival to the Michigan State Fair, make the most of your Labor Day weekend.

Detroit Jazz Festival

Happening all weekend long, the 39th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival is jam-packed with performances from some of the greatest jazz musicians around. Witness performances from the likes of Alex Harding & Organ Nation, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Chris Dave and the Drumhedz, Christian Sands Trio, the Detroit Latino Jazz Project and more. You’ll even have the opportunity to speak with the artists about their craft at the Jazz Talk Tent.

Romeo Peach Festival

One of Michigan’s biggest annual festivals, the Romeo Peach Festival brings people from all over for family entertainment, carnival rides, food, drinks, parades and more. This is the 87th year of the festival and it runs all weekend.

South Lyon Labor Day Bridge Walk

If driving all the way up to Mackinac City to join the Mackinac Bridge Labor Day Walk isn’t in your plans, consider the South Lyon Labor Day Bridge Walk. This localized walk will happen on Labor Day in McHattie Park in South Lyon. It’s a free event put on to promote physical fitness and living an active life.

Michigan State Fair

The Michigan State Fair at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi is happening all weekend long. Enjoy carnival rides and games, live music, a drone light show and more. Beer lovers should check out the Friday Night Flights Beer Festival on Aug. 31. Kids can meet and pet farm animals. And the Shrine Circus will be in attendance putting on a performance to remember.