Labor Day 2012 Events Guide: Philly & PA Suburbs

View Comments
Philadelphia

Here’s where to celebrate Labor Day in and around the City of Brotherly Love…

PHILADELPHIA

Smooth Jazz Summer Series & Friday Night Fireworks Finale

Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing
Columbus Blvd at Chestnut St
www.delawareriverevents.com
Friday, Aug. 31
7:30 p.m. concert, 9:15 p.m. fireworks; FREE

It’s the grand finale of Penn’s Landing’s Friday night concerts and fireworks (tear). Enjoy a rousing percussion performance from Sheila Escovedo followed by a spectacular fireworks display over the Delaware River.

Labor Day Festival
Cannstatter Club
9130 Academy Rd
Philadelphia, Pa.
www.cvvphilly.com
Saturday, Sept. 1 – Monday, Sept. 3
$6.00 for one day, $9.00 for two day pass, and $11.00 for three day pass (Children under 12 are FREE)

Get an early start on Oktoberfest at this annual German-American’ park’s Labor Day Festival. Chow down on German food and imbibe German beers, and enjoy raffles, kid’s entertainment, music and more.

‘Made in America’ Festival

Ben Franklin Pkwy at Eakins Oval
www.madeinamericafest.com
Saturday, Sept. 1 – Sunday, Sept. 2

Must we say more on this mega-concert? There are tons of major musical acts scheduled over two days, and it’s happening here in Philly. For more on the concert, visit our guide.

Overbrook Monarchs Annual Community Day
Granahan Rec Center
6500 Callowhill St
www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=overbrookmonarchs
Saturday, Sept. 1
10 a.m. – 6 p.m., FREE

Join the Overbrook Monarchs for their annual community day and football kick-off! In addition to arts and crafts, games, face-painting, a moonbounce, a dunk tank, football games, a fitness expo and refreshments, there will also be a free legal aid seminar and health screenings.

Labor Day Weekend Foam Party
Shampoo Nightclub
417 N 8th St
www.shampooonline.com
Sunday, Sept. 2
10 p.m. (ages 17+ with ID)

“Switch it up Sundays” presents a Labor Day weekend Foam Party at Shampoo. Rock your bathing suit and dance to music from some of the city’s best DJ’s in the foam pit!

Life Media Presents: Made in Philadelphia White Party
Dockside
325 N Columbus Blvd
Sunday, Sept. 2
9 p.m.

Wear all-white and hang out on the gorgeous Philadelphia waterfront.

Philadelphia’s Tri-State Labor Parade & AFL-CIO Family Festival
Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing
Columbus Blvd at Chestnut St
www.delawareriverevents.com
Monday, Sept. 3
11 a.m., FREE

Join Philadelphia’s unions—over 100 of ‘em—for a parade and day of Labor Day festivities.

Labor Day All-IPA Brunch
Memphis Taproom
2331 E Cumberland St
www.memphistaproom/upcomingevents.htm
Monday, Sept. 3
11 a.m. – 3 p.m., pay as you go

Chow down on Memphis Taproom’s delish bar menu, then order up a couple beers on your day off! The entire draft list will consist of IPA’s.

PA SUBURBS

Labor Day Weekend at Chaddsford

Chaddsford Winery
632 Baltimore Pike
Chadds Ford
www.chaddsford.com
Saturday, Sept. 1 – Monday, Sept. 3
12 – 6 p.m.
$10 wine tastings

Enjoy three days of festive fun at Chaddsford Winery! There will be two live bands per day, plus wine tastings, wines and slushies by the glass from an outdoor bar and wine picnic items up for sale.

Polish-American Family Festival & Country Fair
National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa
654 Ferry Rd
Doylestown, Pa.
www.polishamericanfestival.com
Saturday, Sept. 1 – Monday, Sept. 3 (also on Sept. 8 & 9)
12 – 8 p.m., $10 per person

Doylestown’s annual Polish Fest returns this Labor Day with food (kielbasa and golabki and pierogies, oh my!), exhibits, entertainment, dance ensembles, live music, magic shows, a crafters village and so much more! Take the whole family out to this one.

Labor Day Weekend BBQ & Fireworks
Sesame Place
100 Sesame Rd
Langhorne, Pa.
www.sesameplace.com
Sunday, Sept. 2
BBQ from 5 – 6 p.m.
BBQ: Adult – $25.00 + tax, Child (ages 2 – 11) – $17.00 + tax, Infants under 2 are FREE but require a reservation
*Park admission ticket is required for both events

Hang out with your favorite Sesame Street characters at this BBQ buffet in Big Bird’s Riverside Pavilion. Following the Neighborhood Street Party Night Parade (starts at 8 p.m.), there will be a fireworks show.

2nd Annual Veterans Square Labor Day Concert & Family Day
Corner of Edgewood & Heacock Rds
Lower Makefield, Pa.
www.phillyfunguide.com
Monday, Sept. 3
3 – 5 p.m.

Enjoy food, games, entertainment and live music from a semi-professional band made up of musicians from the area at Lower Makefield’s Labor Day celebration.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 235 other followers