Hamtramck Labor Day Festival

Downtown Hamtramck

Jos. Campau & Caniff
Hamtramck MI



Aug 31, 2019 - Sep 03, 2019


Noon to 10 p.m.

Hamtramck has always been known for packing a lot of fun into a small area, and that's exactly what happens at their annual Labor Day Festival. The main thoroughfare of Joseph Campau (beginning at Caniff Street) is blocked off for a weekend of carnival rides, a Polish Day Parade, food tents, vendor tables and two stages of live music. Park your bike at Wheelhouse Detroit's complimentary bike valet and enjoy an assortment of crowd-pleasing activities for adults and kids of all ages. 





$5.00 per car parking will be available in the City lot at Mitchell & Caniff St.


Hamtramck Labor Day Festival: The corner of Main Street and Jos. Campau will transform this Labor Day weekend, playing host to some of the best local music, food and entertainment around. The festival is sponsored by HATCH Detroit and runs Sept. 13 in downtown Hamtramck. Expect a Golab-K 5 run, bike valet courtesy of Wheelhouse Detroit, an art fair, carnival rides, live music by more than 50 bands and DJs, and of course push-cart yacht races along Jos. Campau.

Polish Day Parade

It wouldn’t be the Labor Day Festival without the Polish Day Parade, and this year is no exception. A variety of Polish groups participate, as well a number of dance troupes, community organizations and, yes, politicians.


Polish Day Parade 2019
Labor Day, Monday Sept. 2, 2019
Start Time 1:30PM
Location: On Joseph Campau in Downtown Hamtramck
The committee plan Hamtramck’s Polish Day Parade held annually on Labor Day at 1:30 p.m. 
Marchers gather at the corner of Holbrook and Joseph Campau and proceed north on Joseph Campau to Commor.
It is considered one of the largest ethnic parades in the state of Michigan with many individuals and groups participating, including political figures.
Polish Day Parade 2019 Labor Day, Monday Sept. 2, 2019 Start Time 1:30PM Location: On Joseph Campau in Downtown Hamtramck. Anyone wishing to submit parade entry forms by e-mail should use the following address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Over 75 years old, the Polish American Congress, Michigan Division serves as an umbrella organization for approximately 100 Polish American groups.
In its 38th year, Detroit Jazz Festival is known as the largest free jazz festival in the world. Presented this year by Quicken Loans, it brings together an exciting array of more than 100 performers featuring jazz, blues and soul from Aug.31 – Sept. 3 toHart Plaza on the Detroit riverfront. 
Enjoy four days and six stages of the world's best jazz, blues and soul at the Detroit Jazz Festival. Two million sq. ft. of non-stop music in downtown Detroit.
 It's free.
1 Hart Plaza, Detroit, MI 48226

For nearly 40 years, the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation has celebrated Detroit’s rich history of jazz music by providing year-round concerts and educational programming, and of course, organizing the world’s largest free jazz festival over Labor Day weekend.

With the support of corporate sponsors, philanthropic organizations, individual donors and volunteers, the Detroit Jazz Festival is free to music fans looking to revel in the artistry and improvisation of jazz legends, rising stars, legacy and homecoming artists. Each year’s lineup of more than 60 performances spanning multiple stages, as well as spontaneous late-night jam sessions, offers something for everyone.

Our year-round educational programming creates one-of-a-kind opportunities for regional students and aspiring musicians to help them achieve artistic excellence, while the concerts celebrate the works of students and mentors, in addition to local and national artists.

To view road closures and a festival map, please click here.


As always, the Festival aims to provide a fun and lively, but also very safe environment for Festival-goers, artists and staff, while also remaining respectful to the needs of the business district, residents and others passing through the city.