Labor Day, the first Monday in September, falls on September 2, 2019 this year.
Created as a labor movement dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers, It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
Over the years this holiday has evolved from a being a labor union celebration into a celebration of the unofficial end of summer, especially for families with kids.
Labor Day is often regarded simply as a day of rest and or end of summer celebrations that include picnics, barbecues, fireworks, parades, water sports, and public art events. Families with school-age children take it as the last chance to travel before kids begin the new school year,
Note: This information is provided by event sponsors. Sometimes conditions require cancellations or changes of dates, times and location which are not reflected in the original schedule. Before planning a trip to visit one of the listed events, it is suggested that you call the event sponsor to confirm the event schedule or for additional information on the event.
Stay tuned --- we will be updating this list as the event sponsors confirm this year's events.
The 48th Annual Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival
Labor Day Weekend, August 30, 31, September 1, 2019
Salem County Fairgrounds
725 Route 40
Pilesgrove Township, NJ
Website (Line-up, schedule, and Tickets)
This family music festival features southern Appalachian old-time and bluegrass and related music styles. For kids, there is also a Children's Stage.
The festival site has plenty of room for camping for tenters as well as RVers, and unlike many other festivals, they do not charge extra for camping. Weekend ticket holders may camp on the grounds at no charge, but camping is available only to weekend ticket holders - daily ticket holders may not bring vehicles or camping gear into the campground.
Labor Day Weekend - End of Summer Block Party
August 30, September 2, 2019
2014 Baltic Ave.
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
This Labor day weekend event hosted by Tanger Outlets features a block party featuring a variety of sports related events in the plaza area along with a Duck Pond, Prize Wheel and Photo Booth.
AC Meat Fest (Honky-Tonk Saturday/90's Rock Revival Sunday)
August 31 at 12:00 PM & Sep 1, 2019 at 6:00 PM
Atlantic City, NJ
Daily admission: $10, does not include food or drinks. Kids 12 & Under Are Admitted Free,
Saturday, August 31st enjoy a Good Old Fashioned Country Music Filled HONKY-TONK Featuring the Davisson Brothers Band! Opening acts are Savage Road and Springbrooke. - Sunday, September 1st Come Party A Little Old School At The 90's Rock Revival With Music By Ghost Pepper and Quasi Flannel! - The Main Dish All Weekend Long Will Be Everything meart: Ribs, Wings, Burgers, Tacos, Jerky, Barbeque, Bacon & More! .- Limited Activities For Children.
Hands-On History Weekend
Saturday, August 31 & Sunday, September 1, 2019; 10:00am to 4:30pm
Historic Cold Spring Village
720 Route 9
Cape May, NJ 08204
Cost: Adults $14; children 3-12 $12; under 3 free
This family event features two days of interactive and educational fun. Children will be given a "Pastport" at the start of their Village trip, which can be stamped at the buildings they visit after completing a take-home craft or activity, like writing with a quill pen, carding wool or churning butter. Pastports can be redeemed at the Country Store for a free treat! Other family-friendly activities include games and live entertainment from traditional musician Mary Roth and Penns Woods Puppet Theater.
West Cape May Tomato Festival
Saturday, August 31st, 2019: (Raindate: September 1st)
West Cape May
This family event celebrates everyone's favorite fruit of summer and there are plenty of them on hand to sample- from tomato pies to empanadas. Don't forget your souvenir t-shirt!
Labor Day Weekend at Sahara Sam's
Saturday, August 31st – Monday, September 2nd, 2019: Time: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM; 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sahara Sam's Oasis
535 North Route 73
West Berlin, NJ 08091
Website & Discount Tickets
Do we have to say goodbye to summer?! Join us for one last hoorah: soak up the sun, splash all day in the Wave Pool and dance with our poolside DJ. This Labor Day weekend, they are saying farewell to summer before we go back to school. Enjoy 3 days of beachy fun at our Beach Club, enjoy a special promo code for Labor Day weekend!
Annual Wildwood Block Party and Music Festival
Sunday, September 1, 2019; 11am - 11pm
(across from the Wildwoods Convention Center on Ocean Avenue between Burk and Montgomery Avenues)
This family festival event will feature free live entertainment, craft and food vendors and many entertainers. Admission to the block party and concert is FREE.
Rollin' Rods Car Show
Sunday, September 1, 2019: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
150 Atlantic Street
These cars are tuned, tested, and polished to a shine in hopes of going home with a first place trophy. During the car show there will be live music on stage, a Chinese auction with over 200 beautifully wrapped prizes, food vendors and of course wine tasting! Children and leashed pets are welcome, however pets will not be allowed near the cars. Outside alcohol however is prohibited and the only alcoholic beverages permitted on our grounds are Bellview wines. Pop up tents are permitted in designated areas.