Saugatuck, MI

What to do in Saugatuck / Douglas this Labor Day

memorial day weekend in saugatuck chain ferry

Are you coming to town for Labor Day? The weather this weekend is looking gorgeous. Get excited for your trip this weekend and plan your itinerary. Stay with Lakeshore Lodging for the ultimate vacation experience.

Your in-town itinerary

Catch one of these great Saugatuck-area events during your Labor Day stay.

Saugatuck-Douglas 19th Annual Bridge Walk

Join the community in a walk across the Blue Star Bridge on September 4, 9-10am. Starts on the Douglas side and proceeds to the Saugatuck side. Held in solidarity with the annual walk across the Mackinac Bridge, this walk is quite a bit shorter.

Labor Day Truck Parade 

Celebrate the businesses of West Michigan in Holland’s annual parade of big trucks. Bring your family, some earplugs, and an appetite for ice cream.

The Found Cottage Mercantile Market

Check out this two-day market featuring food trucks, vintage vendors, handmade artisans and more. September 1 and 2 at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds in Holland.

Toast: Show Opening 

Visit LaFontsee Gallery in Douglas for an end-of-summer celebration with art, drinks, and toast. September 3, 12-4pm.

Nina & Pinta Visit

A rare chance to see two Columbus replica ships. The Nina is the most accurate Columbus replica ship ever built, and you can get a dockside tour in South Haven this weekend. Learn more.

All-Crafts Fair

Peruse hundreds of exhibitors with fine arts, crafts, and food in South Haven during Labor Day weekend.

Fenn Valley Fall Vineyard Tour

Take part in one of Fenn Valley’s first fall vineyard tours. Learn about grape growing and winemaking.

Saugatuck Chain Ferry

Labor Day weekend is your last chance of the year to ride aboard the Saugatuck Chain Ferry—the only remaining hand-cranked ferry in the country. Hitch a ride across the Kalamazoo River for a shortcut to Oval Beach.

Music on the Lawn at Borrowed Time

Catch some outdoor tunes on the lawn at Borrowed Time before they’re done for the season.