September is right around the corner and that means so is Labor Day weekend! For more than 100 years, this end-of-summer holiday has been celebrated with parties, parades and picnics. More recently, Labor Day weekend marks the kick-off to college football season. As school season returns and cooler weather begins to arrive, partake in a few Labor Day traditions with your family. Learn how to celebrate Labor Day weekend with InTown and discover a fun-filled weekend.
1| Attend a local Labor Day weekend event.
Most counties, many cities and a few towns host annual Labor Day events. From live music to special parades, communities across the country will celebrate Labor Day this year. Simply search your preferred browser for “labor day events near me” and easily find all of the events taking place in your area. You can also ask the manager at the front desk for a “local’s take” on the best Labor Day festivities. Each of InTown’s extended stay hotels is conveniently located near major cities, top attractions and preferred event venues. You’re sure to find a nearby Labor Day event for you and your crew to attend.
Here are just a few of our favorite Labor Day events happening near InTown Suites properties:
Labor Day River Walk Artisan Show | September 2nd – 5th in San Antonio, TX
Celebrate Labor Day in San Antonio at the annual Artisan Show featuring more than 40 local artists and craftsmen. Discover handmade goods like paintings, jewelry, woodwork, pottery and so much more. This local Labor Day festival is free to the public and is located along the Downtown River Walk Extension, just 6 miles from one of our San Antonio hotels. After the festival, why not visit one of the many restaurants near the River Walk? Schilo’s German-Texan Restaurant is located in a historic building and serves hearty sandwiches, authentic soups and homemade root beer at a reasonable price.
Labor Day Celebration | September 3rd – 4th in Charlotte, NC
Outdoor adventures abound at the U.S. National Whitewater Center’s weekend-long Labor Day Celebration. Explore 1,300 acres of activity-laced grounds including rafting, zip lining, rock climbing and more. The weekend begins with a triathlon and ends with live music and fireworks. In the middle, enjoy a Labor Day event chock full of entertainment incorporating games, tournaments and plenty of dining choices.
Labor Day Weekend Celebration | September 3rd – 5th in Stone Mountain, GA
Stone Mountain Park, located just outside of Atlanta, will host their annual Labor Day Weekend Celebration in honor of America’s working heroes. Attendees will discover a weekend filled with family-friendly entertainment and epic national pride. Visit one of the exciting attractions on-site including the Summit Skyride and the Geyser Towers. The highlight of this Labor Day event is the Lasershow Spectacular featuring the world’s largest laser light show and an extended fireworks display taking place each night of the event.
2| Organize a Labor Day cookout.
What better way to enjoy a day off of work than organizing a cookout for your friends and family? Potluck is the best way to reduce each person’s costs and stress. Just ask each invitee to bring a dish or beverage and you’re sure to have a spread to feast on. Find a nearby park to meet at, bring some yard games and sports balls and spend the day enjoying the company, the break and the great weather.
3| Cheer on your favorite college football team.
Labor Day weekend marks the start of college football season. Several games are planned for the first weekend of September featuring teams from across the nation. Have everyone bring a dish or snack, pull out the extra chairs and enjoy a weekend filled with touchdowns! Here is the full schedule for the Labor Day weekend football games in 2022. Don’t forget that each apartment-style suite at InTown offers HDTVs with premium channels — perfect for watching any football game. We also have in-room kitchens that include full-size refrigerators, microwaves and two-burner stove tops that are just right for preparing your game-day bites.
4| Spend the day at the beach – or the lake.
Take advantage of one of the last warm-weather days and celebrate Labor Day in the great outdoors. Find a local beach or a nearby lake and enjoy a day soaking up the sunshine on the water. InTown Suites has numerous beach-adjacent properties (located in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, South Carolina and Virginia) plus several hotels located near lakes and rivers that will provide ideal waterfront lounging on Labor Day. Grab your swimsuit and sunblock for an entertaining and safe Labor Day activity.
5| Shop Labor Day deals and discounts.
Who doesn’t love a day spent shopping? Stores across the US feature steep deals and discounts during the holiday weekend. Purchase staple pieces to create a capsule wardrobe for the cooler weather, grab a new outfit to wear on fall break or start your Christmas list a little early. If you’re staying at InTown Suites, you’ll have plenty of storage capabilities in our recently renovated suites. Each upgraded and premium suite features new built-in closets, new bedframes with storage underneath and added bathroom storage with new shelving and vanities. Upgrade your stay today!
6| Learn about the history of Labor Day.
Labor Day officially became a holiday in the US just before the start of the 20th century, but the day was observed by several states long before this time. As a way to honor the achievements and sacrifices of the American workforce, Labor Day is remembered each year on the first Monday in September. Since Labor Day is a national holiday, the celebratory colors are red, white and blue. This holiday weekend, dress in your most festive attire and spend an afternoon learning about why we celebrate Labor Day. (The Department of Labor has a great online resource to learn more.)
7| Take a Labor Day weekend getaway.
Since many businesses provide employees with an extra day off on Labor Day weekend, why not plan a vacation for you and your family or friends? With our new weekly offers, you’re sure to find a great deal on a weeklong getaway. Make use of our in-room kitchens and save even more by not dining out. InTown Suites offers locations in more than 20 states across the country. Reveal in our newly renovated suites and find super-fast wifi, HD entertainment and comfortable apartment-style accommodations. Find your ideal location and book a Labor Day vacation today!