Most people celebrate Labor Day as the end of summer. This symbolic close of the favorite season of the year is marked with barbecues, picnics, fireworks displays, concerts, parades, and other events. In Raleigh, Labor Day is a chance to have one final fiesta before school and work resume. The following are a few great ways to get a kick out of Labor Day in Raleigh this year.
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Head Over to Williams Park
Go for a hike, a bike ride, or a run in the exquisite Williams Park. Williams Park is especially family friendly around major holidays such as Memorial Day and Labor Day. You will be able to enjoy various field games, bouncy houses, face painting, etc. Food and drinks are also in plenty with numerous food trucks and vendors at your disposal. The park is open to the public throughout the day and if you want to extend your stay, the Historic Maple Hill Lodge offers overnight group accommodations. This is a perfect way to wrap up your summer with friends and family.
First Friday Jazz Series: JazzSynergy
Experience a little bit of culture at the First Friday Jazz Series; this is a community event in downtown Raleigh that showcases the best jazz musicians from Raleigh and Durham. The concert is absolutely free and happens every first Friday of each month. This year, the Jazz Synergy concert lands on the 1st of September from 9 pm-11 pm and would also be a great way you end the summer.
Attend the Raleigh Seafood Festival
This is a two-day event that attracts numerous seafood vendors, local bands, and arts exhibits. Enjoy a wide variety of North Carolina’s coastal seafood such as snow crab legs, blue crab, gumbo, crawfish, shrimp, low country boil, and a great selection of accompaniments.
The seafood event kicks off on 3rd and ends on 4th September at the Heritage Tobacco Pavilion. A small admission fee of $7 per day is required but it’s totally free for kids below 12 years.
African American Cultural Festival
The festival is a celebration of African American tradition in North Carolina and around the world. This annual cultural event is completely free and open to the public. The festival showcases African American music, art, dance, food, culture, and community. Explore visual artistic works at the Art Gallery Walk, listen to music by the stage, and watch exhilarating dance performances. The event starts on 3rd and ends on 4th September, open both days from 11 am to 10 pm at the City Plaza in Fayetteville Street.