Behind the Mitten: Labor Day events in Michigan

Behind the Mitten:Centennial Celebration & Polish Fest

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - It's Labor Day weekend, and a lot of you will be on the road so here's a look at what's happening Behind the Mitten.

Crane's Pie Pantry and Orchards in Fennville is having its Centennial Celebration on Sept. 3.

With two bands, food and fun things for kids; a great time for the whole family. There will also be hay rides, tasting bar, hard cider and even U-Pick apples!

Enjoy what Crane Orchards is dubbing the “Party of the Century” from 12 to 6 p.m.

The West Michigan Tourist Association always have a great list of things going on, which you can check out at They suggest heading to Muskegon this weekend for a couple of events:

  • The Polish Festival is Friday through Sunday at Marsh Field. This 3-day festival will offer Polish food, Polka Disco, a wooden dance floor, dancing, cultural activities, a children’s tent, beverage tent and much more. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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  • The West Michigan United Labor Day Parade is at 11am Monday. and starts at the intersection of 4th street and Western Avenue. After the parade, the post party continues until 4 p.m. at Hackley Park with food, refreshments, cotton candy, games, prizes, face painting, bounce houses, arts and crafts and more.
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Grand Rapids is not having its annual Grand Crossings event, but you can still go downtown for the annual Labor Fest at Ah-Nab-Awen Park.

Hours are: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

It includes live entertainment, rides, inflatables, sidewalk chalk art, fire safety house, face painting, fire safety house, food, exhibits, free admission all day to the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum.

Tune in to Behind the Mitten at 6 p.m. Sunday on Newsradio WOOD 1300 and 1069FM

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