And just like that, it was September in Michigan.

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The end of summer is indeed upon us.

Spartans are flooding East Lansing and living it up for welcome week.

Kids have started heading back to school.

Pumpkin spiced everything is everywhere.

Labor Day is this weekend.

After that, it's all downhill from here and you might as well get ready to break out the salt and snow shovels.

But before you pack away the sun screen and swimming trunks, you've got one last chance to do it big this weekend.

Here's a short list of stuff you can and can't do for Labor Day and beyond in Lansing.

Here's What You're Not Gonna Do

Take a CATA Bus on Monday. Labor Day, they are a no go.

Also CLOSED on Labor Day

  • Government buildings -- Anything government-owned, such as the DMV and public libraries, is most likely closed.
  • Banks -- Financial institutions are generally closed, although ATMs are always available if you need to deposit a check or get some cash.
  • Post office -- The US Postal Service will not deliver mail Monday, and US post offices are closed as well.
  • FedEx -- Offices will be open with modified hours, but there will be no deliveries on Labor Day.
  • Museums -- If you plan to visit a museum, call to make sure it isn't closed. While some museums are open, others aren't. (CNN)

Labor Day, What Can You Do?

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Potter Park Zoo is open every day of the year except for December 25th.  Are you part of a school or group?  Click here for more information. (Potter Park Zoo)

April 1 through Labor Day

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Our beaches at Burchfield Park, Hawk Island, and Lake Lansing Park South are open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weather permitting (hours are 12:00pm - 8:00pm). During off hours and when there are no available lifeguards to staff, beaches would be posted as swim at your own risk.   Please note there is a vehicle entrance fee to enter Ingham County Parks. (Ingham County Parks Michigan)

You Can Head Here BEFORE Labor Day

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The Michigan Chicken Wing Festival is Saturday and Sunday (BEFORE Labor Day) at Adado Riverfront Park from 2p to 8p.

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Check Your Phone BEFORE You Leave

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No matter where you're going or what you're doing this Labor Day Weekend, call ahead and make sure you know before you go. Check their hours of operation and what their Covid-19 protocols are.

Above all, you and the family be safe.

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