Labor Day weekend guide: Weather, traffic and events to know about

A beautiful morning in Frankfort, Michigan. Photo: mark_o_foto/Instagram

Weather: High 79°, Low 57° ⛅

We're kicking off the holiday weekend with an amazing Friday on deck in Metro Detroit. We could see a few early morning showers, but then we'll be drying out for the day with highs near 80.

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🚧​​​​​​​ MDOT lifts traffic restrictions for Labor Day weekend travel

Some actual GOOD traffic news if you're on the road this weekend. MDOT is removing lane restrictions on more than two-thirds of its road and bridge projects statewide to ease traffic delays for holiday travelers. Find the full list of projects here.

🚧 Check the live Traffic Map here.

Labor Day weekend events 🎡

More Labor Day weekend events kick off today, including Arts, Beats & Eats in Royal Oak, followed by the Detroit Jazz Festival and more. Check out our holiday weekend event guide here.

Spartans kick off 2019 season in East Lansing 🏈

The Michigan State Spartans will host Tulsa on Friday night at Spartan Stadium. MSU is ranked No. 18 in the preseason AP Top 25 poll. Check out their full schedule here.

Pistons hosting fitness event in Eastern Market 💪

The Detroit Pistons will host a Fitness Bootcamp at Detroit's Eastern Market, inside Shed 5. The event is the final activity in the organization's Pistons Fit Summer Series. The class will be led by Planet Fitness trainers, Pistons Dancers and Pistons Extreme Team members.

Tracking Hurricane Dorian 🌀

Hurricane Dorian is strengthening as it moves toward the U.S. Southeast coast. The National Hurricane Center says the storm could grow into a dangerous Category 4 storm by Labor Day as it pushes northwest in the general direction of Florida. Track the latest information here.

🗓️ Here's what's on the calendar:

  • Aug. 31 -- Detroit Jazz Festival kicks off 🎷
  • Aug. 31 -- Hamtramck Labor Day Festival begins
  • Aug. 31 -- Michigan football opener vs. Middle Tenn. State 🏈
  • Sept. 2 -- 🇺🇸 Labor Day
  • Sept. 7 -- Dally in the Alley in Midtown 🍻
  • Sept. 8 -- Detroit Lions open season in Arizona 🏈
  • Sept. 13 -- Red Wings training camp in Traverse City 🏒

Check the Live Guide calendar for more local events, and post your own. 

Frankenstein Day

Frankenstein Day is on August 30. This day is in honor of author Mary Wollenstone Shelley who was born on August 30,1 797. She wrote the book "Frankenstein" in 1818. This day in honor of her birth.


$5 off tickets to Renaissance Festival ⚔️♞

Hear ye, hear ye! We are now offering $5 off tickets to the Renaissance Festival! This year's festival runs weekends and Labor Day, Aug. 17 to Sept. 29. The fun all happens at 12600 Dixie Hwy, Holly, MI 48442.

Adventure awaits! Purchase your discounted tickets here!

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About the Author:

Ken Haddad has proudly been with WDIV/ClickOnDetroit since 2013. He also authors the Morning Report Newsletter and various other newsletters, and helps lead the WDIV Insider team. He's a big sports fan and is constantly sipping Lions Kool-Aid.