Family Events Southeast Michigan Labor Day Events Ring in the school year and kiss summer goodbye at one of these fests happening in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties Labor Day weekend 2017. « Previous Next » Christina Clark • August 6, 2017 1 Comment Total: 31 28 1 0 0 2 0 In just a few more weeks, your kids will be running down the street after a yellow cheese wagon that will take them into the next school year. But before you send your kids off into the world of early mornings, books and busses that is the school year, get in one more summertime celebration. This Labor Day weekend, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties offer tons of festivals, fairs, parades, concerts and carnivals that will really end your summer with a bang. Check out this list of summer kiss-offs and choose one to hit up before the school year kicks back in. And check our listing of September festivals to find family fun through the end of the month. Michigan Renaissance Festival Aug. 19-Oct. 1, 2017 (Saturdays-Sundays; plus Sept. 29) Address: Hollygrove Grounds, 12600 Dixie Highway, Holly Times: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, plus Sept. 29 Cost: $22.95/adults, $13.95/ages 5-12 Phone: 248-634-5552 The 16th century comes to life, from the scenery to the clothing, at this annual festival. Each weekend features a different theme, in addition to the traditional jousting competitions, costumed characters, puppet performances and other events that this fest is known for. Saline Community Fair Aug. 30-Sept. 4, 2017 Address: Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Saline Times: Opens 9 a.m. Wednesday-Sunday, 1 p.m. Monday Cost: $7/ages 11-plus, $18/ride wristband; free admission/Monday (rides only), $10/arm bands on Monday Bring your kiddos for a day full of fun rides, entertainment and healthy activities; plus car and tractor shows, live animals on display and more. Fifth Third Michigan State Fair Aug. 31-Sept. 4, 2017 Address: Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave., Novi Times: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday Cost: $8/adults, $6/ages 2-11, $1.25/ride tickets, $30/ride, fair, circus, $17/circus only, $10/parking Phone: 248-348-6942 This Michigan tradition has been bringing families together for more than 160 years, and features circus performances under the big top along with family-favorite events like livestock exhibits, vendor booths, live entertainment, a midway full of games and rides, yummy carnival food, shopping, art on display and much more. Arts, Beats & Eats Sept. 1-4, 2017 Address: downtown Royal Oak area Times: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Sunday; 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday Cost: Saturday-Sunday and Monday: $3/until 3 p.m., $5/after 3 p.m. Friday: free/until 5 p.m. $5/after 5 p.m, $2.40-$3.75/ride Phone: 248-541-7550 As its name suggests, this 20th annual features all of the best art, music and food that southeast Michigan has to offer; plus games, carnival rides a kids’ area and more. Detroit Jazz Festival Sept. 1-4, 2017 Address: Hart Plaza to Campus Martius Park, downtown Detroit Times: 7 p.m. Friday-1:30 a.m. Saturday, 11:30 a.m. Saturday- 12:15 a.m. Sunday, 12:15 a.m. Sunday-12:15 a.m. Monday, 12:15 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday Cost: free Phone: 313-469-6564 This annual fest spans four days, several city blocks and features hundreds of jazz performances that will make you want to swing, daddy-o. Find jazz talks and jam sessions, too. New Baltimore Art on the Bay Sept. 2-3, 2017 Address: Walter & Mary Burke Park, 36300 Front St., New Baltimore Times: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday Cost: free Phone: 586-725-0291 This annual two-day fine arts and craft show sets up on the banks of Lake St. Clair and features tons of paintings, drawings, sculptures, candles and other artwork on display, plus music and more. Thunder Over Michigan Air Show Sept. 2-4, 2017 Address: downtown Hamtramck area Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily Cost: $35/in advance, $40/at the gate, free/kids 15 and under. Kids will get wide-eyed for this high-flying aerial acrobatic show, which features the Blue Angels and Fat Albert. Find aircraft rides, tank displays and battle re-enactments, too. Hamtramck Labor Day Festival Sept. 2-4, 2017 Address: downtown Hamtramck area Times: noon-10 p.m. daily Costs: free; $5/parking; fees apply for some events Phone: 313-333-7523 Head down to this 38th annual Hamtown tradition to enjoy a carnival and midway music, a 5K run, an art fair, canoe races and a Polish Day parade. Labor Day Bridge Walk Sept. 4, 2017 Address: Downtown South Lyon Times: 8:30 a.m. Cost: free; pre-registration is appreciated Phone: 248-437-8105 Take a 2.5-mile stroll around downtown South Lyon, or brave the entire 5-mile walking route to the high school and back. Franklin’s Art in the Village Sept. 4, 2017 Address: downtown Franklin area Times: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday Cost: free Phone: 248-626-2231 This annual art fair features tons of pottery, glass, jewelry and other artwork by more than 75 artists on display and runs as part of the annual Franklin Labor Day Roundup. Labor Day Roundup in Downtown Franklin Sept. 4, 2017 Address: downtown Franklin Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday Cost: free Phone: 248-626-2231 This 73rd annual offers a parade (at noon), midway games, inflatables, pony rides, magic and juggling show, a rock climbing wall, a car show and more. You’ll even get to check out the historic Franklin Cider Mill, which will be open during the festival. Plus, meet some dogs that are up for adoption, too.