Though the summer months are rapidly drawing to a close, readers can take comfort in the fact that Labor Day is just around the corner! Our team at has searched high and low for the best Labor Day events throughout the country. Check out our top Labor Day attractions that you won’t want to miss!

Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival

  • Pine Mountain, Georgia
  • September 2 – 4, 2016

Ready to celebrate the Labor Day holiday from new heights? Explore the 18th annual Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival, a fun-filled weekend that kicks off with the extraordinary Friday Night Balloon Glow. Watch beautiful balloons in flight or hop in a basket for your own tethered balloon ride. Saturday is filled with family-friendly events, including live musicbeach activities, a Kids Zone and much more.

Made in America Music Festival

  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • September 3 – 4, 2016

Should your travels lead you to Philadelphia, be sure to check out the Made in America Music Festival on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway! This summer, Rihanna and Coldplay will headline the two-day festival and will be accompanied by more than 20 other performers. Though this particular event is geared for a more mature audience (21+ recommended), this outdoor festival will surely delight the musically inclined. However, families with little ones might consider checking out kid-friendly activities in Philadelphia instead.

Labor Day Lake Fest

  • Granbury, Texas
  • September 3 – 5, 2016

Granbury’s Labor Day Lake Fest is a family-friendly event will take place at the downtown district of Granbury from September 3 – 5. The event features a fishing tournament, vendors, music and an all-day fish fry! The weekend-long event is capped with a lighted boat parade, taking place on Saturday at 8pm. You won’t want to miss it!

Festival of Sail

  • San Diego, California
  • September 3-5, 2016

Festival of Sail is the largest Tall Ship festival on the west coast and is hosted at the Maritime Museum of San Diego, transforming the North Embarcadero into a nautical theme park for four adventure-filled days. The event kicks off with a parade, sailing from the mouth of San Diego Bay, past Shelter Island, Harbor Island, Downtown, and back to the Maritime Museum. Daily activities include a petting zoo, face painting and cannon battles! The event also features on-stage entertainment and more than one hundred vendors.

What’s your favorite Labor Day attraction? Would you like to see any special events added to our list? Comment below and tell us about your favorite way to celebrate Labor Day!