It’s the last weekend to celebrate summer. What will YOU do with the family? Labor Day is the unofficial end to summer, commonly celebrated with cookouts and get-togethers before everyone has to head back to work and school. From barbecues to festivals, here are a few of the best activities in the area.
Made in America Festival at Ben Franklin Parkway
Headlined by Rihanna and Coldplay, this fifth annual Made in America Festival will take place Saturday, September 2, and Sunday, September 3 in Philadelphia. Featuring a killer lineup of musicians playing rock, indie, hip-hop and more on multiple stages, be prepared to stay all day and enjoy the good life. Jay-Z, J. Cole, The Chainsmokers, Solange and many more artists are expected to take the stage.
Labor Day Folksfest at the Cannstatter Club
If folk music is more your thing, come experience the 144th annual Cannstatter Volksfest. This German festival, Philly’s own version of Oktoberfest, features lots of music, dancing, beer, food, and rides for the kids. This festival takes place at Cannstatter Club beer garden in Northeast Philly on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Music Jam at FDR Park
FDR Park will host a free two-day music festival sponsored by the Philadelphia Songwriters Project and the summer beer garden called Parks on Tap. On Saturday, musicians include Ross Bellenoit, Angela Burns and Ginger Coyle. On Sunday, musicians include De Tierra Caliente, Andrea Nardello and Pixel8ter.
Labor Day Fireworks at Sesame Place
The kids will love visiting Sesame Place in Langhorne PA, and Labor Day weekend is the time to do it. Take part in their annual Labor Day weekend fireworks show, set to Sesame Street music! Celebrate with all your favorite characters, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster and Count von Count. Fireworks start right after the 8 p.m. performance of the Neighborhood Street Party Night Parade. Also, have a bite to eat as part of the Labor Day Weekend BBQ, offering plenty of pulled pork, smoked chicken, burgers and hot dogs.
Enjoy a barbecue at Playwicki Park, also in Langhorne, where you can play baseball and basketball, go fishing and hiking, have a picnic, and play on the playground. Nestled along the Neshaminy Creek, you’ll be sure to enjoy the solace and recreation this 33-acre park has to offer. Bring your BBQ meats because grills are open to the public.