The third of our triplet of 3 day wondrous weekends. The one that spells the unofficial end of that run of fun known as Summer in Bipeninsularland.
Are you ready? Because following this weekend it’s all pumpkin spice, Halloween preparations, and the all too soon appearance of Christmas related merchandise crawling onto shelves everywhere.
And for those of you who follow archaic fashion rules it is time to put away those summer whites until Memorial Day.
Here’s some local doings to help steer your Labor Day Weekend Plans
We’re delivering a plug for the annual Pancake Breakfast put on by the Newaygo Fire Department Saturday morning because we like to support our fire folks and besides we’re big fans of breakfast and particularly those that include pancakes. Here’s the skinny:
In these parts the Logging Fest in Newaygo will be providing a ton of entertainment and activities that will be filling the downtown area all weekend. The festivities celebrating the area’s logging heritage begin Friday afternoon and will extend through Sunday when the annual parade will make its way through town.
There’s lots of music to be had all weekend as well.
You need to check out Skyking at Newaygo Brewing Co, Saturday and if you’re fortunate to get there early enough you will appreciate the talent of Nate Dill who will open for the progressive rock group.
Friday and Sunday afternoon the Riverstop Cafe will be the site for some great Americana sound when Medicinal Purposes makes a visit. While our only familiarity with these folks is via Youtube they are from Galena a very cool town on the western border of Illinois so....
Feel like kicking it a bit on the pond? Tetrad brings their high energy sound to the Driftwood Saturday and Sunday. And if you’re wandering downtown Newaygo the Kyle Hilton Band will liven things up at the Riverstop Saloon Friday and Saturday.
Beyond everything else it’s the final fling of what all but the seasonal purists among us consider summer (we know, we know it’s not really over until 9:54 pm on September 22).
Weather permitting (most forecasts call for 40-60% chance of wetness ) get outside and play. If you live on water you’ll see boats being ferried off to their winter storage spots as cottages begin to close up but there’s still time to give it a last cruise or two this weekend.
Taking a tube downriver is never a lousy time and does wonders for your mental health.
Kayaking the White or the Mighty Muskegon always makes one feel they should be doing it more often and a hike on one of our myriad of trails including a piece of the North Country Scenic Trail does wonders for your state of mind.
We’re entering the most glorious of all seasons in this bipeninsula paradise and while we all love autumn, this weekend still belongs to summer, thus, it is deserving of all the good times we can squeeze into a 3 day romp.
Revel, my friends, revel.
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