Labor Day 2012 Events Guide: South Jersey & The Shore

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Want to escape the craziness of the city this Labor Day? Here’s where to go and what to do…

SHORE

Labor Day Weekend Fireworks on the Beach

Pine Ave (visible from almost anywhere in the Wildwoods)
Wildwood, NJ
www.wildwoodsnj.com
Friday, Aug. 31
10 p.m., FREE

Celebrate the unofficial end of summer with free fireworks on the beach.

Labor Day Craft Show of Wildwood
Handcraft Unlimited’s
Wildwood Convention Center
4501 Boardwalk
Wildwood, NJ
www.wildwoodsnj.com
Saturday, Sept. 1 – Sunday, Sept. 2
Sat, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; $3 for adults (kids under 12 FREE)

There’s something for everyone at this many vendor craft show!

3rd Annual AC Comedy Show
Tropicana
2831 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ
www.tropicana.net
Saturday, Sept. 1 – Sunday, Sept. 2
7 p.m. & 10:30 p.m., $79-$125

Get your laugh on this Labor Day weekend in Atlantic City. The line-up for the third year of this annual event includes comedy royalty D.L. Hughley and Sommore, TV stars Damon Wayans Jr (Happy Endings), Tommy Davidson (In Living Color), Mark Curry (Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper), stand up and film favorites Eddie Griffin, Bruce Bruce, Earthquake, and Joe Torry, and local Philadelphia native TuRae.

Manasquan Beach Fireworks
Main Beach
Main St & 1st Ave
Manasquan, NJ
Saturday, Sept. 1
Dusk, FREE

Another beach fireworks celebration.

Fireworks Extravaganza
Beach at Rio Grande Ave
Wildwood, NJ
www.wildwoodsnj.com
Sunday, Sept. 2
10 p.m., FREE

Celebrate the City of Wildwood’s bicentennial with a spectacular fireworks display on the beach! Don’t forget to bring your picnic baskets and beach chairs!

Mayor’s Labor Day Race

23rd St Beach
Ocean City, NJ
www.ocnj.us
Monday, Sept. 3
9 a.m.

Work on Labor Day? Well, a workout, that is! Test your stamina in a 5K, or participate in the 1 mile health walk immediately after the race.

SOUTH JERSEY

41st Annual Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival
Salem County Fairgrounds
735 Harding Hwy
Woodstown, NJ
www.delawarevalleybluegrass.org
Friday, Aug. 31 – Sunday, Sept. 2

Spend your Labor Day weekend at this South Jersey bluegrass fest, featuring acts like Blue Moon Rising, Della Mae and The Grascals. There’s also a stage just for kids, jam classes and clogging workshops.

Medford Lake Labor Day Parade
Start at the Forge at Taunton & Tuckerton Blvd
Medford, NJ
www.lakepine.org
Monday, Sept. 3
10 a.m.

Lake Pine’s annual Labor Day parade features clowns, fire trucks, police cars, bands, decorated bikes and strollers, Miss Lake Pine and a bagpipe band.

Labor Day Car Show
Silver Diner
2131 Route 38
Cherry Hill, NJ
www.phillyfunguide.com
Monday, Sept. 3
9 a.m., FREE

Peruse a number of cars, from classic to sporty—all makes and models welcome! There will be trophies, breakfast and t-shirts for the first 200 to register.

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