Celebrate your hard work with these fun activities taking place during the long weekend this Labor Day!
Labor Day is a holiday to commemorate labor movements and appreciate the hard work that was put into building the United States. It’s a day to celebrate your hard work too and recognize the importance of labor movements. This year Labor Day is Monday, September 6th, and many activities are being planned to celebrate this federal holiday. Below are some fun things to do this long weekend!
1. Watch the firework show
At Yardley’s Shady Brook Farm on Saturday, September 4, fireworks will light up the sky in honor of the hard-working Americans who contribute to the growth of our country. Having a firework show at a farmer seems appropriate since they work extremely hard to provide us with food. Other festivities will be set up around the farm for you and your family to enjoy a lovely day together!
Where: 931 Stony Hill Rd. Yardley, PA 19067
The Made In American music festival, is one of Philly’s biggest ones and is back for the Labor Day weekend! Taking place in its usual spot, on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, iconic headliners like Justin Bieber, Megan Thee Stallion, and Doja Cat will be performing. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Reform Alliance. Attendees must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test to participate in this event. Buy your tickets to be a part of this legendary music festival!
3. Enjoy the last bit of summertime
Before you know it, the leaves will be turning darker colors and snow will cover the sidewalks. Take advantage of the dog days of summer at the places that have been iconic this season; Spruce Street Harbor Park and Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest both closing September 26. Spruce Street Park will be packing up its colorful hammocks, neon light installations, beer gardens, and food vendors at the end of September so be sure to check out all the fun attractions before it’s gone. As for the Blue Cross Summerfest, take advantage of the free rollerskating rink, mini-golfing, arcade, and attractions before the fun ends for the season. On Labor Day, both these parks will be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
On Friday, September 3 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. shop at Cherry Street Pier’s artist and artisan market. Every first Friday of the month and every third Sunday, local artists and artisans set up their booth to sell handmade, original, and creative creations. Come say hi and find something you like by a maker who spent effort into creating a one-of-a-kind trinket.
Where: 121 N. Columbus Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19106
The annual scarecrow contest is best at Peddler’s Village and this year, winners receive a descent cash prize! The deadline to enter is September 1st, and voting takes place through the Peddler’s Village app from September 6 to October 11th. Scarecrows will be on display, so even if you don’t participate, you can enjoy the displays, and vote for your favorite one! Other fall festivities will be taking place at the farm so watch out for that too!
Where: 2400 Street Road New Hope, PA 18938
6. Visit a museum for free
Labor Day is on the first Monday of September, and many museums around Philly have discounted tickets on the first weekdays of the month. Indeed, The Barnes Foundation offers free admissions on the first Sunday of every month, so September 5. On Friday evenings from 5 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. and on the first Sundays of the month, the Philadelphia Museum of Art has a pay-what-you-wish admission. Finally, the Rodin Museum also has a pay-what-you-wish admission year-round.
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