Labor Day weekend means many activities in northern Michigan.
From wineries to the Mackinac Bridge, West Michigan Tourist Association’s Erin Murphy has more details in What’s Happening in Northern Michigan.
Iron Fish Distillery’s 6th Anniversary
You’ll want to head to Thompsonville for Iron Fish Distillery’s sixth anniversary celebration, taking place over Labor Day weekend. To mark the occasion, Iron Fish will introduce the Mad Angler brand of estate whiskies, including Mad Angler Bourbon and Mad Angler Rye Whiskey. You can bring the whole family to enjoy a weekend packed with fun, spirits, cocktails and refreshments, plus games and live music. All of the fun is kicking off on Friday, Sept. 2 and runs through Sunday, Sept. 4.
Mackinac Bridge Labor Day Bridge Walk
Of course, a memorable way to bring a fun-filled summer to a close is the annual Mackinac Bridge Walk, the only day of the year that walking across the Mighty Mac is allowed! The walk begins at 7 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 5 and concludes at 11 a.m. After you finish the walk, you can take either Shepler’s or Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry to Mackinac Island and spend the day enjoying horses, fudge, forts and spectacular views of the island.
Petoskey Wine Region Harvest Showcase
On Sept. 17 and 18, you’re invited to explore northern Michigan wineries as the Petoskey Wine Region presents their Harvest Showcase! You can embark on your wine tasting journey by visiting their 14 wineries with family and friends. You’ll start by picking up your Harvest Showcase ticket from any member winery, or online. Then, on your first stop, you’ll receive your souvenir glass that you’ll take to each winery to enjoy local wines with paired appetizer tastings. Tickets are just $25, making this a great, affordable way to explore the wineries of northern Michigan.