Enjoying a Local Labor Day

Local Events and Businesses Help Celebrate the Final Days of Summer


I believe that summer is our time, a time for the people, and that no politician should be allowed to speak to us during the summer. They can start talking again after Labor Day.

Lewis Black

There are two things that are patently wrong about Labor Day:

  1. You can’t wear white after the weekend.
  2. Summer is over.

Still, for those who are back in school or helping students at school, Labor Day has the feel of last hooray, last dance and even last call on summer.

Not to worry.  There are plenty of activities, both this weekend and well into September, that allow us to extend the summer experience just a bit longer. If you do nothing else, take time to grill out during this last long weekend of summer. Check out our Top Ten Tuesday: Cooking Out article on local resources for enjoying a picnic or BBQ.

Yes, the days are noticeably shorter and even in late August pumpkin spice is beginning to encroach on almost every menu.  However, with the wet and cold spring, here in the twilight of summer, both the weather and activities in and around the western shores of Lake Erie will make sure we have the best summer right through its seasonal end date of September 21st. Below are some great ways to enjoy your end of summer fling.

Thursday August 29th

BGSU vs Morgan St – 7 PM

Whitmer at Start HS Football – 7 PM

Vermillion at Bowser HS Football – 7 PM

UT Women’s Soccer vs UIC – 7 PM

UT Women’s Volleyball Blue and Gold Tournament

Perrysburg Farmers Market – 3PM

Hancock County Farmers Market (Findlay) 4 PM

TMA Road Film Series: The Fast and Furious – 7 PM

Jazz in the Garden – 6:30 PM

Great Performances: Danilo Brito; TMA – 8 PM

Friday, August 30th

Fulton County Fair

Perch, Peach, Pierogi and Polka Festival

It’s Friday Music: Skip Turner Band (TMA) – 6:30 PM

Mudhens vs Louisville – 7 PM

Cardinal Stritch vs St. Joseph Central Football – 5 PM

Woodward at Perrysburg HS Football – 7PM

Swanton at Rossford HS Football – 7 PM

Tri State at Toledo Christian – 7 PM

Saturday, August 31

Sunday, September 1st

Monday, September 2nd