Labor Day

labor day weekendEvery year, Labor Day weekend is packed with has incredible fun-filled events all over the country.


The first Labor Day in the United States was celebrated by labor unions in New York City in the 1880s with a grand parade in honor of the working class. Today it is used as a time for a last end-of-summer family vacation, plus a chance to enjoy some great parades, festivals, and art.


Some of the best Labor Day celebrations are in the Southern California area, including:

• The LA/Long Beach Labor Coalition and AFTRA-SAG Labor Day Parade
• Los Angeles County Fair: Opens on Labor Day weekend and runs for a full month
• Long Beach Blues Festival: An annual Blues Festival sponsored by KJAZZ 88.1 FM in Long Beach
• The Orange International Street Fair, where four city streets are blocked off around the traffic circle in old town Orange
• Long Beach Greek Festival
• Fiesta Hermosa, at the Hermosa Beach Pier, Hermosa Beach
• The Annual Art Deco Festival on the Queen Mary: Lectures, tours, a bazaar, afternoon Tea Dance, Pajama Party, and evening Art Deco Ball celebrating all things Art Deco

Other Labor Day celebrations across the country include:

• The 2010 Chicago Jazz Festival, which will take place on September 4th and 5th in Grant Park
• The Detroit International Jazz Festival, providing year-round concerts and educational programming that culminates in one of the world's premier jazz festivals on Labor Day Weekend.

Many Labor Day celebrations are observed through massive parades in cities like New York or Detroit.


Traditionally, Labor Day is celebrated in the U.S. on the first Monday in September, a custom that has been followed since the inception of the holiday.

However you decide to celebrate a glorious Labor day, be sure to check out to make your holiday cost-effective as well as entertaining.