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What to Do for Labor Day in Charlotte

What to Do for Labor Day in Charlotte
September 1, 2016 Cassee Cunningham

Labor Day in Charlotte realtor Cassie CunninghamEnjoying a little staycation for Labor Day in Charlotte? Or having friends join you in town for the holiday? Here’s a sampling of things to do over the holiday weekend!

  • The US Whitewater Center has a Labor Day celebration planned that lasts the entire weekend! Starting Friday night with a continuation of their film series, continuing Saturday with a triathlon and the River Jam concert series, and on into Sunday with events like trail races, cornhole tournaments, yoga, and live music, there’s something for everyone!
  • Visit the homes and businesses participating in Yard Art Day on Monday. I’ve been a fan of Yard Art Day since I first learned about it in 2013. The concept of the event is to connect with others through art. You can check out the Yard Art Map to find all of the participants; there are concentrations around Plaza Midwood, Plaza Shamrock, NoDa, Elizabeth, Dilworth, and Cherry.
  • If Uptown is your scene, head to the Labor Day Luau at Howl at the Moon in the Epicentre. This First Ward fun will be held on Sunday starting at 7pm and offers free admission if you wear a Hawaiian shirt, plus drink specials, giveaways, and prizes.
  • Looking for something Uptown that’s a little more family-friendly? Check out the 17th Annual Labor Day Parade! Starting at 11am on Monday at the Hal Marshall Center in First Ward, the parade is a celebration of those who fought, suffered, and died for our rights as workers – including the 40-hour work week, the weekend, Social Security, and health care. It will feature labor union floats, political candidates, step groups, bands, car clubs, beauty queens, community groups, and more. From the Hal Marshall Center, the parade route heads south on Tryon Street, passes through the Square, turns left on Third Street, and left again on College Street where it ends.