All you need to know about Michiana's Labor Day events 2023

Elkhart Labor Day Parade

St. Joseph Municipal Band

Marshall County's 57th annual Blueberry Festival | Camille Sarabia

Michigan City's Oktoberfest

Hesston Steam Museum

Labor Day signs off as our official day of summer events and transitions us to fall. Here's our list of Michiana fun you can experience to say goodbye to summer, all on Labor Day, Monday, September 4. 

The City of Elkhart's Labor Day Parade takes place Monday, September 4 at 11:00 a.m. moving north on Main Street starting from Harrison to Lexington in Downtown Elkhart. 

The Elkhart Truth reports that the parade had about 30 entries planned so far, including businesses, unions and local high school marching bands. 

Join the St. Joseph Municipal Band for their final concert of the 2023 season at the John E.N. Howard Bandshell (550 Port St., St. Joseph, MI 49085)

The concert, featuring local vocalists, and oboe duet and a trombone solo, starts at 7:00 p.m. and is free to the public. 

The Blueberry Festival wraps up on Labor Day with local vendors, music and blueberry themed treats: donuts, pancakes, lemonade and soda. 

The event starts at 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and parking is $10 at Plymouth High School.

You can opt to walk into Centennial Park (639 Pennsylvania Ave, Plymouth, IN 46563) or ride the Tractor tram into the park. 

A long-standing tradition and celebration of Michigan residents kicks off on Labor Day as we head into fall festivities.

With 53 live entertainment groups and arts, crafts, food and merchandise vendors, Oktoberfest closes out the summer in style. 

Oktoberfest takes place at Washington Park Zoo (115 Lake Shore Dr, Michigan City, IN 46360) from 12:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Hesston Steam Musuem, open year-round, operates their Steam and Power Show exclusively for Memorial and Labor Day weekend. 

The Steam and Power Show consists of steam train rides on three railroads, railroad speeder rides, a sawmill, flea markets, great food, along with vintage ice cream. 

The threshing machine, used to process grains for fall harvest, is also in full swing this weekend. 

Kids, ages 13 and under can ride the train for free, adults can ride for $5. The train operates from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Steam Museum (1201 E 1000 North Hesston, IN 46350) is otherwise free and operating from noon to 5:00 p.m. CST. 

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