Upwards of 2,000 people are expected to descend on Ontonagon between now and Sunday during the village’s 65th annual Labor Day Festival. Organizer Tanya Weisinger says this year’s event is scheduled as normal. Businesses welcome out-of-town visitors for one final gasp of summer on the shores of Lake Superior.
River Street is closed down to allow for vendors to take over the popular downtown strip. Weisinger says the festival provides a strong sense of community, akin to what many do over Fourth of July. She is particularly excited for Saturday’s activities, which will feature a distinctive Keweenaw flair.
Weisinger says Ontonagon’s hilly landscape always provides a great vantage point for how popular the Labor Day event is. It’s enough to put a smile on her face every year.
A full list of events can be found here.