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Places to Visit for Labor Day

by erin 21. August 2009 11:12
  • New York: The first Labor Day Parade was held in New York City on September 5, 1882, and there’s still one today: trade union members, high school bands, politicians, police and fire departments, and more. Location is usually in Manhattan, on 5th Ave. Date is Sept. 12 2009.

  • Washington DC: Labor Day concert in the capital. This annual concert by the National Symphony Orchestra is performed on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building, and is free.

  • Detroit: AKA “Motor City” – where the automobile unions were born– has a major Labor Day Parade that’s one of the biggest in Michigan. The free three-day Detroit Jazz Fest is scheduled for Labor Day Weekend.

  • Copper Country, Colorado: Copper Mountain (a ski resort in winter) has a big bash on Labor Day Weekend, with big-name bands, street party, and “Copper Corral” for kids with free pony rides, face painting, etc.

  • Labor Day in the Hamptons (Long Island, N.Y.)
    There’s no better place to kick back and soak up some sunshine than in the Hamptons. The festivities kick off August 23 with the Hamptons Classic Horse Show, followed by the annual Great Tomato Taste-Off on Saturday, September 5. On Sunday, enjoy a day of shopping and browsing with friends and family at the 10th Annual Craft Fair.

  • Brooklyn West Indian Day Parade: The West Indian American Day Parade and Carnival is a colorful celebration of culture, song and dance. The highlight of the festivities is the Brooklyn Labor Day Parade when millions of West Indian Americans, Caribbean’s, Brooklynites, New Yorkers and more march the city streets.

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