Labor Day 2018 Activities

Labor Day 2018 Activities

 

Labor Day, the last hurrah of summer, is upon us! This national holiday became official in 1894 and is usually celebrated with summer activities – swimming, camping, picnics, etc. Charlotte’s Best Nanny has compiled a list of some really fun activities and events going on in the Charlotte and surrounding areas this weekend. Happy Labor Day to everyone!

 

Matthews Alive Festival

Friday, August 31st, to Monday, September 3rd

Stumptown Park, S. Trade Street Matthews

Admission is free. Charge for rides.

 

U.S. National Whitewater Center Labor Day Celebration

Sunday, September 2nd, 2018

9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy

Free admission. $6 for parking, and a charge for races and other activities

The Whitewater’s annual Labor Day celebration features live music by Dr. Dog and Great Peacock, yoga, trail races and fireworks. On Saturday, September 1st, there are also several competitions.

 

Fifth Annual Charlotte Kosher BBQ Championship

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Levine Jewish Community Center, 5007 Providence Road

Admission is free. Charge for food.

Admission and parking are free for this fun event. There will be live music, kids’ activities and a mechanical bull. A limited number of tasting tickets are available for purchase, and lunch will be sold as well.

 

Front Porch Sunday in South End

Sunday, September 3rd, 2018

12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Shook Kelly, 2151 Hawkins Street

Free admission, but it’s a market, so bring money for shopping, food, and drinks.

The first Sunday of the month the South End puts on an event with 70+ local vendors, a couple of food trucks, live music, yoga, pet adoptions and more.

 

Charlotte Labor Day Parade Monday, September 3rd, 2018

11 a.m.

Uptown Charlotte (see below for exact route)

Celebrate the American worker at Charlotte’s 18th annual Labor Day Parade. The parade will start at the Hal Marshall Center, 701 North Tryon Street, at 11:00 a.m., and will proceed down Tryon Street, past the square, turning left onto 3rd Street, and ending up at College and 3rd Street. The parade features labor union floats, vehicles, marchers, political candidates, stepping groups, bands, car clubs, beauty queens and community groups.

 

Blue Blaze Brewing Labor Day Celebration

Monday, September 3rd

2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Free

Blue Blaze Brewing, 528 S. Turner Avenue

Free

Live music, discounted beer and free grilled hot dogs with light fixings. If it’s cool enough they’ll be having a firepit jam sessions, with instruments on loan.

Friday, August 31, 2018:

Get free chicken nuggets at Chick-fil-A

All Day | FREE

Community Sweat BLOC Party

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | FREE | The Suffolk Punch

Lunchtime music at Romare Bearden Park

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm | FREE | Romare Bearden Park

Bloc Party: free community sweat every Friday

12:00 pm | FREE | bloc.

Free Hot Dog Friday (free hot dogs while supplies last)

12:00 pm | FREE | Cavendish Brewing Company

Friday Nights at Camp North End: music, food, beer, more

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Camp North End

South End Food Truck Friday

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Sycamore Brewing

Front Porch Friday

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Catawba Brewing

 

Cabarrus County Food Truck Friday

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Gibson Mill

Stonecrest Music at the Fountain

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Stonecrest at Piper Glen

River Jam: The Scott Moss Band

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | U.S. National Whitewater Center

Live music at Summit Coffee

7:00 pm | FREE | Summit Coffee

Live music: Troy Conn Trio

7:00 pm | FREE | Birdsong Brewing Co.

Using Your Voice–Free Songwriting Workshops

7:00 pm | FREE | Sugaw Creek Recreation Center

Live music: Province of Thieves

7:00 pm | FREE | Legion Brewing

Live Music: StellaRising Duo

7:30 pm to 10:30 pm | FREE | Cabarrus Brewing Company

Weekly outdoor movies at Craft Tasting Room and Growler Shop (starting time varies. starts at sunset)

7:50 pm | FREE

Comedy Night at Barista Craft

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Barista Craft Highland Creek

Live Music: Corey Hunt Band

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Ole Dallas Brewery

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Educators: visit Discovery Place museums for free

All Day | FREE | Discovery Place Kids

Educators: visit Discovery Place museums for free

All Day | FREE | Discovery Place Science

Educators: visit Discovery Place museums for free

All Day | FREE | Discovery Place Nature

Free museum admission first weekend of month for Bank of America/Merrill Lynch customers

All Day | FREE

Get free chicken nuggets at Chick-fil-A

All Day | FREE

Barbells and Brews (free to watch competition)

7:00 am to 7:00 pm | FREE | Sugar Creek Brewing

Free Saturday Boot Camp at NuBody in Concord

8:00 am | FREE | NuBody Fitness in Concord

Morning Market at Camp North End

9:00 am to 1:00 pm | FREE | Camp North End

Learning Arts Barre presented by Sycamore Project

10:00 am to 12:00 pm | FREE | Arbor Glen Outreach Center

Pop-up Record Shop at Common Market (Commonwealth)

10:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Common Market Plaza Midwood

Matthews Heritage Museum free the first Saturday of every month

10:00 am to 4:30 pm | FREE | Matthews Heritage Museum

Free workouts at Northlake Mall

10:00 am | FREE | Northlake Mall

Free Camp Gladiator Boot Camp

10:30 am | FREE | Camp North End

1 Year Anniversary Party at The Brickyard

11:00 am to 11:00 pm | FREE

Starving Artist Market

1:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Lenny Boy Brewing Co.

Hot Havana Pool Party Weekend Pool Party

1:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Craft City Social Club

Butterfly Bombs (Seed packets for plants to attract butterflies)

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm | FREE | Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve

Live Music: Tanner Long

3:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Three Spirits Brewery

Heist Brewery Adoption Event

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Heist Brewery

Live music: Shana Blake Band

5:00 pm | FREE | Birdsong Brewing Co.

Bearden Birthday Bash: Shableek and Ken Ford

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Romare Bearden Park

Live music: Ashley Owens and Mike Alicke

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Barista Craft Highland Creek

Stonecrest Music at the Fountain

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Stonecrest at Piper Glen

River Jam: AJ Ghent

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | U.S. National Whitewater Center

Live music at Summit Coffee

7:00 pm | FREE | Summit Coffee

Live music: Evan Button and the Trible

8:00 pm | FREE | Primal Brewery

Live music: Punk Unites! SSK/Sibannac/Forsaken Profits/Pleasures/Odd Squad

8:30 pm | FREE | Tommy’s Pub

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Free museum admission first weekend of month for Bank of America/Merrill Lynch customers

All Day | FREE

Get free chicken nuggets at Chick-fil-A

All Day | FREE

Labor Day celebration at U.S. National Whitewater Center: Dr. Dog and Fireworks

9:00 am to 10:00 pm | FREE | U.S. National Whitewater Center

Charlotte Blues Society Sunday Bash: International Blues Society Solo/Duo Qualifying Competition

12:00 pm to 3:00 pm | FREE | The Rabbit Hole

BarkitectureCLT: custom dog house competition

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | NoDa Brewing

Front Porch Sunday

12:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Shook Kelley

Free yoga with King of Pops every Sunday

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm | FREE | Independence Park

Reptile Encounters

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm | FREE | Latta Plantation Nature Center and Preserve

Animal Meet and Greet

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm | FREE | Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve

Free: karaoke at Snug Harbor on Sundays

6:00 pm | FREE | Snug Harbor

Davidson’s Concerts on the Green: Sidecar Social Club

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Davidson Village Green

Open bluegrass jam with host Greg M Clarke

6:00 pm | FREE | Tommy’s Pub

Live music: Bergenline / Julian Calendar / Post Hunk / Fun Isn’t Fair

9:00 pm | FREE | Tommy’s Pub

Monday, September 3, 2018

Get free chicken nuggets at Chick-fil-A

All Day | FREE

Annual Charlotte Kosher BBQ Championship

11:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Levine Jewish Community Center

Charlotte Labor Day Parade

11:00 am | FREE

2nd Annual Labor Day Celebration, with free hot dogs

2:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Blue Blaze Brewing Co.

Ashford Place Culture Blocks Tour

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Ashford Place Apartments

Live Music: Ryan Bailey

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Heist Brewery

Free darts tournament with $50 cash prize

6:00 pm | FREE | Belfast Mill

Open Mic Night ft. Gabrielle Sophia

7:00 pm | FREE | Legion Brewing

Trivia at Summit Coffee

7:30 pm | FREE | Summit Coffee

OTPH: Monday Night Jam

7:30 pm | FREE | Old Town Public House

Jazz Mondays

8:30 pm | FREE | Crown Station Coffee House and Pub

 

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