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The Queen City offers a variety of relaxing and exciting ways to celebrate Labor Day!

Charlotte’s tree-lined streets and beautiful parks will be brimming with Labor Day family fun activities and festivals!

Tucked between Charlotte and Monroe you will find the lovely town of Matthews. Matthews is a peaceful, historic community, right outside the excitement of Charlotte city limits, and will host its Labor Day weekend festival Matthews Alive! The festival runs August 30th-September 2nd. This family-oriented festival includes artisans, food, crafts and rides! The festival will benefit local, Matthews’ nonprofit organizations.

Holiday weekends deserve a parade! Charlotte’s Labor Day Parade is on September 2nd, beginning at 11am. The parade starts Uptown, at the Hal Marshall Center on North Tryon and 9th Street. Come cheer the parade participants and explore Charlotte’s Uptown!

The National White Water Center has its own Labor Day Celebration. Live music, fireworks, 5k Trail Race, Build Your Own Boat Competition and, of course, all the Whitewater usual heart-pounding fun like zip lining and rafting will fill your Labor Day with excitement. On 400 acres near the Catawba River, the Center will be sure to thrill!

If running a race sounds like too much work on a holiday, relax with the family Labor Day weekend at a Knights game! The Charlotte Knights are having their last game in Knights Stadium in Fort Mill on Labor Day! Next April, the Knights will be playing at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte! Saturday, the Knights will play the Gwinnett Braves and fans can bid on signed baseballs. Sunday, the Knights play the Braves and after the game will be a final post-game fireworks show! Monday, September 2nd the gates open at 1:00 pm, as the Knights will host the Braves.

The beautiful, new Romare Bearden Park in Uptown Charlotte will have its grand opening Labor Day weekend! Children’s activities, music and art performances will be available at the park August 30th-Sunday, September 1st!

Also on Church Street will be Eat and Drink Your Art Out 2 at the Gallery @Packard Place on August 28. This fundraising event will have lots of local art for sale was well as local beer and munchies from Amelie’s.

Right down the street!

This Queen City is offering one more relaxing, beautiful, summer vacation weekend! Stroll through festivals, enjoy the parks, ride the rapids and watch a game! Charlotte is city of fun this Labor Day Weekend!