Ah, Labor Day Weekend. It’s one of America’s most popular travel weekends and well-known Federal Holidays.
For students, it is the last chance to partake in back-to-school shopping. For families, Labor Day represents a time to partake in backyard barbecues and other neighborhood gatherings. For sports enthusiasts, the holiday is an opportunity to gather around the big screen, as many teams kickoff their season over Labor Day Weekend.
Regardless of your interests or reasons for celebrating, Labor Day Weekend most certainly presents an opportunity to relax and regroup before returning to the daily grind. As summer draws to a close, we invite you to participate in one last “hoorah”. Explore our list of Labor Day festivals, parades and other events across the USA:
Where? Marinship Park, Sausalito, CA
When? September 5-7, 2015
Fine art, music, food, and wine come together every year along the scenic Sausalito Waterfront for one of the premier art festivals in the Country. One of the oldest, most prestigious open-air art events, the Sausalito Art Festival attracts art aficionados and collectors from around the world and continues to set the standard for quality, variety, innovation and sheer scope of art on display as well as for a celebrated entertainment line-up and special exhibits.
Where? Seattle, WA
When? September 5-7, 2015
Bumbershoot is an annual international music and arts festival held in Seattle, Washington. The event began in 1971 and draws more than 100,000 attendees over Labor Day weekend. Headliners include Ellie Goulding, The Weeknd and Faith No More. The festival’s talent lineup also includes Hozier, Zedd, Chance the Rapper and more than 80 additional acts.
Where? New Orleans, LA
When? September 2-7, 2015
What began as a simple going-away party in 1972 has evolved into one of New Orleans’ premier annual events: Southern Decadence. Held annually over Labor Day weekend, this celebration of LGBT culture now attracts over 160,000 participants from all over the world. The event begins Wednesday, September 7, and festivities will commence with block parties, walking tours, Café Karaoke and, of course, parades.
Where? Atlanta, GA
When? September 4-7, 2015
Dragon Con brings you the latest in science-fiction and fantasy this Labor Day. Visitors can join in the sci-fi fun with workshops, autograph sessions and events such as the annual parade. Dragon Con in Atlanta is the nation’s leading multi-media and pop culture convention! Dragon Con will bring you the latest in science fiction and fantasy gaming, comics, literature, art, music and film this Labor Day Weekend in Atlanta, GA.
Where? Washington, DC
When? September 6, 2015
Say so long to summer with DC’s free Labor Day Capitol Concert at the U.S. Capitol. The annual concert featuring the National Symphony Orchestra takes place on the Sunday before Labor Day. Music lovers can pack a picnic and enjoy a serene Sunday evening on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. Gates open at 3 p.m., with a dress rehearsal at 3:30 p.m. leading up to the main concert at 8 p.m.
Where? New York, NY
When? September 4-6, 2015
Electric Zoo is New York City’s premiere electronic music festival. Founded in 2009, the festival takes place each Labor Day Weekend in beautiful Randall’s Island Park. Electric Zoo features the top acts from around the world and brings together more than 150,000 fans from around the globe. Attendees may purchase tickets on the event’s website.
Where? Myrtle Beach, SC
When? September 4-5, 2015
Seeking a family-friendly event? Kick off Labor Day weekend off and head over to the Myrtle Beach area’s Beach, Boogie & BBQ Festival. This three-day event is held every Labor Day weekend. Don’t miss beach music concerts, jet-ski demonstrations, arts and crafts vendors, and more. Our favorite part? Saturday’s tasty barbeque competition, where 75 pit masters compete in a cook-off!
Which Labor Day festival, parade or event would you like to see added to our list? Let us know in the comment section below!