Labor Day Celebration Ideas

Labor Day Celebration Ideas

Check out these ideas for a fun gathering to enjoy the day with family and friends.



As the last days of summer come to a close and sweaters are being broken out from the boxes, celebrate end of the season with your friends and family. From a simple backyard barbecue to heading out to the waterpark to enjoy the warm weather while it lasts, try some of these ideas for a perfect Labor Day.

Host a Barbecue or a Picnic

  • Ask guests to bring a dish, potluck style, to ease your workload.
  • Learn to plan the perfect picnic and celebrate family time.
  • Keep guests entertained with our outdoor game ideas for all ages.
  • Make sure you have everything for the barbecue ready to go.
  • Get together with neighbors and plan an inviting block party.

Hit the Lake, Beach or Park

  • Pack up the cooler with drinks and plenty of portable snacks.
  • Bring your own sandwiches or wraps to save money at the vending machines or concession stand.
  • Remember the sunscreen and comfy chairs or blankets to help you enjoy the day.
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Tip: Can't hit the beach? Try these ideas for a great backyard beach party instead.

Check Your Community Calendar
Check with your local Chamber of Commerce for a listing of monthly events. These can include art fairs, farmers’ markets, street fairs and parades.

Plan a Long-Weekend Staycation
Avoid the Labor Day traffic while discovering what’s in your own backyard.

  • Visit a waterpark for a day of fun in the sun.
  • Eat at that new restaurant you’ve been meaning to try.
  • Spend the entire weekend camping in the backyard.
  • Bring your family to a museum zoo, aquarium, or observatory for an educational, fun excursion.

Finish summer off with a bang this year and spend it with the people you love. How do you spend your Labor Day? Let us know in the comments section!

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