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Guide to Southeast Michigan 2013 Labor Day Family Fun

Festivals and other fun events and activities are happening in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties. Wind down summer vacation with the kids!

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Detroit Jazz Festival

Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 2013

  • Address: Hart Plaza to Campus Martius, downtown Detroit
  • Times: 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, noon-8:30 p.m. Monday
  • Cost: free
  • Phone: 313-447-1248

Jazz performers take one of five stages at this 34th annual event boasting over 100 acts. Catch the performance at 8:45 p.m. on Friday by Dave Murray Big Band featuring Macy Gray – or catch The Robert Hurst Group on Saturday at 5 p.m.

Hamtramck Labor Day Festival

Aug. 31-Sept. 2, 2013

  • Address: downtown Hamtramck, between Caniff and Carpenter streets
  • Times: noon-10 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday (note: race starts at 10 a.m. Monday)
  • Address: downtown Hamtramck
  • Costs: free
  • Phone: 313-333-7523

Head to Hamtown for an art fair, carnival midway rides, music on a couple stages – and, on Labor Day Monday, the Golab-K 5K, Hamtramck Yacht Club Canoe Races and Polish Day Parade.

New Baltimore Art on the Bay

Aug. 31-Sept. 1, 2013

  • Address: Walter & Mary Burke Park, downtown New Baltimore
  • Times: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
  • Cost: free
  • Phone: 586-725-2151

This two-day fine arts and crafts show has Lake St. Clair as its backdrop. Browse through the work of more than 100 artists, sample food from local restaurants and hear live music.

Old St. Patrick Labor Day Festival

Aug. 31-Sept. 1, 2013

  • Address: Old St. Patrick Catholic Church, 5671 Whitmore Lake Road, Ann Arbor
  • Times: noon-11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
  • Cost: free
  • Phone: 734-662-8141

Kids' activities include a petting zoo, face painting, a rock climbing wall and inflatables. Also enjoy live stage performances, a country store, used bookstore and silent raffle. Feast on a BBQ rib dinner on Saturday.

Renaissance Festival

Aug. 31-Sept. 2, 2013

  • Address: Hollygrove Grounds, 12600 Dixie Highway, Holly
  • Times: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday
  • Cost: $20.95/adults, $11.95/kids
  • Phone: 800-601-4848

The 16th century comes to life, from the scenery to the clothing, at this annual festival – extended to a special three-day weekend with a "High Seas Adventure" theme. Live armored jousting, a children's "realm," live entertainment and food are some of the highlights. (Note: The Michigan Renaissance Festival runs every Saturday and Sunday until Sept. 29, 2013.)

Art in the Village

Sept. 2, 2013

  • Address: Village Green, Franklin Road between 13 and 14 Mile roads, Franklin Village
  • Times: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday
  • Cost: free
  • Phone: 248-626-2231

Part of the Franklin Labor Day Roundup, this 33rd annual festival features 75-plus artists who create work in pottery, glass, jewelry, furniture and more.

Labor Day Roundup in Downtown Franklin

Sept. 2, 2013

  • Address: downtown Franklin
  • Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday
  • Cost: free
  • Phone: 248-626-2231

Get a sneak peek of fall: The Franklin Cider Mill will be open! The annual family fun here, which is marking a 69th year, includes a parade, midway games, petting farm, pony rides, classic car show, LEGO city, Detroit Tigers' Paws, food and more.

Target Family Day at Henry Ford Museum

Sept. 2, 2013

  • Address: Henry Ford Museum, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn
  • Time: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday
  • Cost: free/admission and parking
  • Phone: 313-982-6001

There's no charge to get into this family-fun historic haven today. Kids will enjoy live music, dramatic presentations and make-and-take activities.

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