More than 100 years after the first Labor Day was held, Southern and Northern California and Carson City, NV are still going strong with plenty of fun for all.
Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes an annual national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well being of our country.
The last big holiday of summer is one of the nicest long weekends of the year, with most coastal locations experiencing some of their best weather. We gathered a list of the areas top favorites.
Top Labor Day Festivals in Northern California
Sacramento: Gold Rush Days: Join us in Old Sacramento as this annual festival turns back the clock, transforming Sacramento’s 28-acre historic district into a scene straight out of the 1850s.
Fort Bragg: Paul Bunyan Days: Named for the bigger-than-life logger and his giant blue ox, the festival celebrates the history of the community and pays tribute to the strength of the people who live here.
Sonoma County: Sonoma Wine Country Weekend: Nestled in the picturesque foothills of Northern California’s esteemed wine country, the Green Music Center offers an exciting new location for an event where Sonoma County’s top chefs, growers and winemakers come together to celebrate the region’s finest wine and food.
Sausalito: Sausalito Art Festival: Fine art, music, food, and wine come together Labor Day weekend for one of the most prestigious art festivals in the country. The Sausalito Art Festival, America’s Premiere Waterfront Art Festival, is held annually on Labor Day Weekend.
Apples in the Sierra Foothills: Labor Day weekend marks the opening of most Apple Hill ranches.
Labor Day Fun in Southern California
San Diego: Festival of Sail: Festival of Sail is the LARGEST Tall Ship festival on the West Coast and is hosted at the Maritime Museum of San Diego, transforming the North Embarcadero over Labor Day weekend into a nautical theme park.
Los Angeles: The Taste:
Pomona: Los Angeles County Fair: Who doesn’t love a good ole’ fashioned county fair? Whether you are looking for fun, adventure, thrills or chills, there is something to experience at every corner.
Hollywood: The Hollywood Bowl season is nearing an end, but they still have concerts through Labor Day weekend.
San Pedro: Conquer the Bridge 5-Mile Race: Run across The Vincent Thomas Bridge! This 1500 feet long beauty (the 4th longest suspension bridge in California!) creates one challenging race course! Come out on Labor Day to join in!
Labor Day Fun in Carson City Nevada
Keep Tahoe Blue Labor Day Beach Cleanup: The beaches can get thrashed with trash after the popular holiday weekend festivities. Help us keep our beaches clean! We provide cleanup materials, refreshments and a prize. Ride your bike to receive a special gift. Bring your reusable water bottle and friends!
Labor Day Lake Tahoe Fireworks: This pyrotechnic extravaganza explodes over Lake Tahoe after dusk and features a variety of patterns, shapes, and designs. Check out a list of the sweet spots to get a front row seat.
Tahoe City’s Labor Day Sidewalk Sale – Another fabulous reason to buy local at Tahoe City’s Town-wide Labor Day Weekend Sidewalk Sale. This sale offers some of the best deals of the season for locals and visitors to Tahoe City.
From all of us at Martin Auto Color to you and yours, we wish you a fun-filled Labor Day Weekend! We will be closed on Monday, September 5th so our employees can enjoy the holiday.
For more helpful advice or information about our automotive refinishing products, contact a Martin Auto Color location near you!