Summer is drawing to a close, and there’s no better way to celebrate than spending time with family and friends this Labor Day weekend.
Not sure what to do or where to go? There are several events to choose from in and around the Charlotte area all weekend long.
Labor Day Celebration
This Labor Day weekend, head over to the U.S. National Whitewater Center for a weekend-long celebration. The festivities take place Saturday, September 4 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The Labor Day Celebration features both 5K and 15K trail races, yoga, live music, pass activities, and fireworks.
It’s free to attend and parking costs $6. You must pay a registration fee for races and pay for pass activities.
Queen City Art Fest
Head over to the Boardwalk at Shoppes at University Place this Labor Day weekend for the Queen City Art Fest. It takes place Saturday, September 4 from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 5 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Art Fest is free to attend and fun for all ages. Come out to enjoy art exhibits, cultural experiences, dancing, live music, drumming, spoken word art, plus shop vendors and let the kids enjoy a designated youth area.
Battle of Charlotte Living History Weekend
Love history? Looking for a way to immerse yourself in an experience? This Labor Day weekend, head out to Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville for the Battle of Charlotte Living History Weekend. You can watch reenactments of three Revolutionary War battles. One of those battles took place, in part, on Rural Hill. Attendees can also learn about the African-American experience through the Slave Dwelling Project.
It’s fun for the whole family with kids’ drills, weapon and artillery demonstrations, cooking, music, and more. Tickets vary in price, based on age and whether you’re attending for a day or the entire weekend.
Free Museum Admission
Customers of Bank of America/Merrill can enjoy free entry to several museums around the Charlotte area Saturday, September 4 and Sunday, September 5. To get free admission, present your Bank of America debit or credit card and photo ID at the museum. Participating museums include Mint Museum Randolph, Mint Museum Uptown, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Levine Museum of the New South, and the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture.
Labor Day Spades Tournament and Cookout
Love playing spades? Feeling a bit competitive? Make plans for the Labor Day Spades Tournament and Cookout on Sunday, September 5 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Freedom Park Shelter 3. If you only want to go to watch and eat good food, admission is $10 per person. But if you want to play, admission is $20 for single players and $40 for pairs. You’ll have a great day and maybe earn bragging rights.
Yard Art Day
Once the weekend is over, what will you do with your time on Monday? Why not participate in Yard Art Day, a national celebration of creativity? Created by artist Deborah Triplett, Yard Art Day is “a grassroots arts exhibition, curated by the community, for the community.” Not sure what kind of art to make or how to participate? Check out the Yard Art Day website for all the details.
Let yourself get creative and be playful for a day. Spend it with friends and family and make something beautiful, weird, interesting, or just plain fun.
No matter what you do this weekend, we hope you have a safe and fun time. Happy Labor Day, from all of us here at Charlotte Insurance!