Thousands of people are expected downtown this Labor Day as the fifth annual West Michigan Labor Fest begins at Ah-Nab-Awen Park. The event runs from 11a.m. to 5p.m. Monday and will feature live music, free activities for kids, car and motorcycle show, and many food and beer tents.
The entertainment lineup for Labor Fest includes Mick Lane, Mustang Band, Jimmie Stagger Band, Rochelle and the Spoilers, Krystal Kleer, and Cover Story. Each band will be playing for approximately 45 minutes.
Local artists and crafters will also be selling handmade goods at the event. The 2010 Artprize winner Chris LaPorte will be drawing caricatures at the event that along with Jewelry by Ava Del Designs and pottery.
Food vendors taking part include the Twisted Rooster, Coney Girl, DC Express, Dallas Deli BBQ, and The Chez Olga. Founders and Bells beer will also have tents at Labor Fest.
The Gerald R. Ford Museum will also have free admission during Labor Fest, paid for by the Labor Fest Committee. The museum is celebrating President Ford’s 100th birthday.