What to Do For Labor Day This Year?

Top Events to Attend in the Area

Labor Day is a lovely long weekend for the average working person. Most people celebrate with cookouts and time with family. This year, why not try something different for Labor Day? We have a list of events in the area and ideas to fill your weekend with fun.

The Local Eats

Eating out is always a special treat. Enjoy the local restaurants while they give menu specials during the Labor Day weekend. After a day of celebrating, stop by Mama Ann’s, which serves ice cream sandwiches until 9 pm. Sweet treats put smiles on many faces.

Live Music

Live music is great entertainment. Mostly with free admission, the only thing this event will cost is sometimes. Some areas are hosting talented musicians during Labor Day weekend.

  • Justin Prillaman will be live at Drifter’s in Moneta, VA on September 4th from 2 pm – 5 pm.
  • Danny Kensy is playing at The Crazy Horse Marina in Moneta, VA on September 4th from 6 pm – 9 pm.
  • Tate Tuck is performing at Mitchell’s Restaurant and Pizzeria in Huddleston, VA. This event is free admission on September 4th from 7 pm – 10 pm. Tate Tuck is also performing at Drifter’s in Moneta, VA on September 6th from 2 pm – 6 pm.
  • Marie Anderson is playing live with free admission on September 6th from 2 pm – 6 pm at Drifter’s in Moneta.

Local Interactions

Many of the shops are locally owned and operated. Take in the sights and all the storefronts with special events like Fridays on Franklin. Located in the historic Rocky Mount, VA stores stay open until 8 pm. This allows shop owners and locals to enjoy a late evening out on the town.

On Labor Day, SML Photo Club meets at the SML library from 7 pm – 9 pm to improve photography skills. This free event is open to all skill levels of photography.

50th Labor Day Fest

Located in Buena Vista, VA, the 50th Labor Day Fest starts with a parade at 9 am. There will be fun for the whole family.

Enjoy the Outdoors

Smith Mountain Lake has a beautiful state park. This park has many options to keep residents outdoors and enjoying nature. Camp out in the park for some rest time away from work. Take in the views while kayaking, canoeing, or hiking the trails.

If the SML state park doesn’t sound enjoyable, try water recreation on SML. There is plenty of room on the 500-mile shoreline to spend the day at the beach.

Some families may choose to take the day to visit local shops and restaurants. Others may spend it together on the beach. No matter how a family chooses to spend their Labor Day, it should be full of fun.

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