Labor Day is a federal holiday designed to honor the "working man." It is also recognized as a state holiday in all fifty states. It falls each year on the first Monday in September and is considered by many to be the unofficial end of summer. A lot of folks celebrate the holiday with cookouts, pool parties, and travel. Below you will find some of the best events going on around town throughout Labor Day Weekend.
- Delta Fair and Music Festival
August 30-September 8, 2013
Admission is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for kids 5-12.
The Delta Fair and Music Festival is the first big fair/festival of the season. The Fair consists of rides, food, live music, and exhibits.
- Stone Soul Picnic
August 31, 2013
What better way is there to spend the weekend than with a family picnic on the banks of the mighty Mississippi? This free event will feature live music from locally and nationally known gospel artists.
- Memphis Music and Heritage Festival
August 31 - September 1, 2013
Enjoy a taste of Memphis culture all weekend long at this family friendly, free event.
- Chick-Fil-A 5K
September 2, 2013
Registration starts at $20.
This annual walk/run will benefit Junior Achievement and will be held on Labor Day at Autozone Park.
- Family and Friends Day Picnic at CMOM
August 31, 2013
$15 for non-members, $8 for members
Bring the whole family down to the Children's Museum of Memphis for an end-of-summer bash.
- Take a Swim
Although the city pools are closed for the season, some membership-only pools are still open during Labor Day weekend. As the unofficial end of summer, this is a great time to get in one last swim.
- Grill Out -- Memphis Style
Labor Day is the perfect excuse for cooking out on the grill. If you plan on barbecuing, why not do it Memphis-style?
- Save Money on Travel
If you are going to be travelling this Labor Day weekend, be sure to scope out the best gas prices in town before hitting the road!