Labor Day Events Around Grand Rapids – 2019

Labor Day weekend – the last official summer hurrah for many of us – is right around the corner. This final warm weather holiday is summer’s bookend, and we will definitely want to make some fun summer memories before the kids get into the full swing of school and the cooler weather starts to creep in on us.

West Michigan has a lot of late summer family fun planned, from parades to pancake breakfasts and festivals–see what’s happening this Labor Day near you below.

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Monday September 2, 2019

Holland's Labor Day Boardwalk & Pancake Breakfast

Time: 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Location: Kollen Park – 240 Kollen Park Drive Holland

Start your Labor Day Holiday off right with the Labor Day Boardwalk & Pancake Breakfast! The walk will begin at 8:00 AM at the entrance of the Heinz Waterfront Walkway, WEST of Heinz Pickle Factory. Enjoy a leisurely walk along the water to Windmill Island Gardens where a pancake breakfast [...]read more about Holland's Labor Day Boardwalk & Pancake Breakfast]

Annual Labor Day Bridge Walk

Time: 9:00 am
Location: Blue Star Bridge – Blue Star Hwy Saugatuck

9 AM.  Gather on the Douglas side of the Blue Star Bridge.  Free event. 9:30 AM.  The Town Crier will lead the walk across the Bridge. Join in our traditional walking of the Blue Star Bridge between Saugatuck and Douglas, as we celebrate the conclusion of another great summer and [...]read more about Annual Labor Day Bridge Walk]

Grand Haven Community Bridge Walk

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Harbor Island – Harbor Island Dr. Grand Haven

Join us for the Labor Day Community Walk! Harbor Island, Grand Haven Michigan. Event begins at 9am.  read more about Grand Haven Community Bridge Walk]

Holland/Zeeland Labor Day Truck Parade

Time: 9:15 am - 11:30 am
Location: Holland Civic Center – 150 W. 8th St. Holland

Join us for the 14th Annual Holland / Zeeland Community Labor Day Truck Parade. Starts at 9:15 a.m. in downtown Zeeland, ends with a free Ice Cream Social in downtown Holland. Set aside a couple hours of your Labor Day holiday to recognize and honor the employees and businesses that [...]read more about Holland/Zeeland Labor Day Truck Parade]

Labor Day Unlimited Jump

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Sky Zone – 3640 29th Street SE Kentwood

Spend Labor Day enjoying a $19.99 All-You-Can-Jump at Sky Zone. Walk-ins more about Labor Day Unlimited Jump]

West Michigan Labor Fest

Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Ah-Nab-Awen Park Downtown GR – 303 Pearl St Grand Rapids

The local Grand Rapids Labor Unions will be honoring and celebrating people who work this Labor Day with Labor Fest! There will be music, food, beer and even free admission to the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum! Grab your family and friends and head to Ah-Nab-Awen Park for a great [...]read more about West Michigan Labor Fest]

West Michigan United Labor Day Parade

Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Hackley Park – 350 W Webster Ave Muskegon

Labor Day is the holiday in which we recognize and celebrate the contribution of all America’s workers to the growth and continued vitality of our Nation. Everybody loves a parade! This is an all-inclusive community parade through the streets of downtown Muskegon. The parade will start 11:00am on Monday September [...]read more about West Michigan United Labor Day Parade]

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Summer is flying by, and school supplies are already adorning the Meijer aisles and school registration emails will start appearing in your inbox.

Whether you dread the start of the school year or are looking forward to the routine again, making a smooth transition is the key to a successful start.

These 10 handy hacks will help you before school, after school, and all the times in between!

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