Top 5 Labor Day Events Around The Charlotte Region


Happy Labor Day everyone!

As one of the last official holidays of summer and the last day we can officially wear white, Labor Day weekend is one of the most celebrated of the year around the Charlotte area.

Here are the top 5 ways to join others in celebrating this weekend if you don’t already have the backyard BBQ set up;

#1 Charlotte Labor Day Parade

Charlotte’s 19th annual Labor Day Parade will kick-off at 11:00 a.m. at the Hal Marshall Center on North Tryon Street and will march down Tryon and turn left at College St. to end at 3rd and College.

Local labor unions and organizations, individual Labor members, political candidates, businesses, civic groups, bands, car clubs, and more will be marching and driving floats in the parade.

#2 Matthews Alive

This year’s Matthews Alive Festival runs from August 31st through September 3rd and features live music, food and carnival rides. Admission is free, but ride tickets are $1 each or 20 for $15.

There will be a Labor Day Parade tomorrow starting at 10:30 a.m. starting in Downtown Matthews, at the corners of John and Trade Streets.


#3 The Whitewater Center’s Labor Day Celebration

The US National Whitewater Center will be featuring tons of music, food, and activities today to celebrate Labor Day.

Festivities kick off at 9am and go until 10pm with a massive firework show.

Admission is free, but parking is $6 per vehicle.

#4 Blue Blaze Labor Day Celebration

The 2nd Annual Blue Blaze Brewing Labor Day celebration will take place tomorrow from 2-8pm with live music, free grilled hot dogs and discounted beer.

#5 Charlotte Kosher BBQ Championship

Starting at 11am tomorrow morning, The Levine Jewish Community Center will kick off their 5th annual kosher BBQ championship.

Admission is free, but there are a limited amount of tickets to sample the competitors’ creations. There will also be a pickle eating and watermelon eating contest for the kids.

Is there anything we missed?

What will you be doing tomorrow?