Remember, some Labor Day events and activities take little to no planning, and some even take little to no money. You can plan a fun Labor Day for your whole family to enjoy, or a romantic Labor Day weekend for just you and your sweetheart. If you aren’t attached, be sure to get together with your closest pals for a fun long weekend away from work. Here are a few Labor Day events to consider this year.
Labor Day Festivals and Parades
What is Labor Day without patriotic parades and festivals? You can find a lot of great family-friendly things to do for the holiday weekend when it comes to outdoor festivals, parades, and other big celebrations. Look in your local newspaper or check the Web for locations near you that will be hosting any kid of community celebration, parade, or festival. You might find a county fair, a carnival, an outdoor dance, or other special Labor Day event as well.
Labor Day Weekend Concerts
There’s just something about outdoor concerts that make for an amazing time, whether with friends, your significant other, or family. If the holiday weekend is nice and sunny, you can really enjoy some Labor Day weekend concerts in your community or a short drive away. A lot of outdoor concert venues are connected to a restaurant or bar where you can order food and drinks to enjoy outside along with the music. You might also be able to bring your own food and drinks to certain venues, especially if you are going to enjoy concerts in the park or another public location.
Labor Day Car Shows
A car show may not immediately come to mind when you think of things to do on Labor Day weekend, but you can definitely enjoy some time with family, friends, or your sweetheart at a Labor Day car show. A quick Google search will pull up all the Labor Day car shows, and potentially one in your area or within a short drive. Some car shows taking place on Labor Day weekend include Kiwanis of Boyne City’s annual Labor Day Weekend Car Show, the 3rd Annual Maple Falls Labor Day Car Show/Rod Run, and Spirit Lake’s Labor Day Car and Motorcycle Show, to name just a few.
If you know of a local car club or hot rod club, check their website for a listing about any upcoming car shows, especially one for the Labor Day festivities.
Other Labor Day Celebrations
If you are still thinking about what to do on Labor Day weekend, you may want to check with your friends and family to find out what they are doing. You might also consider visiting a grandparent, going out for ice cream, or for a trip to the park to rollerblade, ride on the swings, or take your dog for a walk.
One of the most popular Labor Day traditions seems to be the Labor Day barbecue or the Labor Day picnic with family and friends. If you are still on the hunt for Labor Day weekend events to fill your nice, long weekend, consider hosting a barbecue or a picnic for Labor Day. You can also have a pool party, go to a water park, check out the beach for Labor Day, go on a hike, a bike ride, or even a boat ride in a nearby lake.
If your close family members can’t be with you to celebrate Labor Day, you can also set up a Skype session with them so you can chat and see each other for a few moments. This can be especially nice when there is a new baby in the family, or when family members live across the country from each other.
Labor Day Fireworks
No Labor Day celebration would be complete without fireworks in the evening! Labor Day fireworks can be a romantic activity to enjoy with your sweetheart or it can be a nice family outing for your kids to enjoy, or even your grandparents. You can also get together with your friends after the Labor Day picnic or barbecue for a fireworks display – just bring a blanket and some bug spray, and maybe a few snacks or drinks. Better yet if you can see the local fireworks from your patio, deck, or hot tub!
What are you planning to do for Labor Day 2012? Share your Labor Day ideas in our comments below!