Labor Day honors the American Labor Movement and the contributions and achievements that workers have made to the strengths, prosperity, laws and well-being of our country. Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday of September. It is the Monday of a long weekend known as Labor Day Weekend and is recognized as a federal holiday.
Oregon become the first state to make Labor Day an official holiday in 1887. It became a federal holiday in 1894, with thirty U.S. states celebrating it. Labor Day is now celebrated all over the country. Labor Day is also known as the “unofficial end of summer” because it marks the cultural end of the summer season.
There are so many fun events to be found around the Bay Area. Take a look at the list below.
LOCAL FUN EVENTS FOR THE “END OF SUMMER” :
2018 Summer Rum Festival – Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. (813) 786-7480. Noon-11 p.m. Saturday.
Labor Day Picnic – Brandon Elks Lodge, 800 Centennial Lodge Drive, Brandon. (813) 966-9002. Noon-4 p.m. Monday, September 3
Labor Day Weekend Festival – University of South Florida Sun Dome, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. (813) 974-3004. 7 p.m. Saturday
Celebrate Oldsmar – R.E. Olds Park, 107 Shore Drive W, Oldsmar. (813) 749-1260. 6-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday
Gecko Fest – Gulfport, along Beach Boulevard, Gulfport. (727) 322-5217. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday
And so many more!