Summer’s Last Hurrah: Things to do this Labor Day Weekend
We have arrived at Labor Day weekend, which is pretty much the last gasp of summer before the season gives way to fall. Here in the Coastal Empire, we end the summer with a bang, celebrating Labor Day weekend with family fun, festivities and, of course, fireworks. There are several exciting events taking place on Tybee and in neighboring communities leading up to the holiday. So if you’re not sure what to do this weekend, here are our recommendations.
Tybee Labor Day Beach Bash
As a beach community, we always celebrate Labor Day and the unofficial end of summer with a big beach bash. It all kicks off on Saturday night at 7 p.m. with a rockin’ performance by Fleetwood Mac tribute band Landslide at the iconic Pier & Pavilion. Then on Sept. 3, head back to the pier for an evening show featuring the Swingin’ Medallions, followed by the grand finale fireworks show. All of the events are free and open to the public, so there’s no reason not to come and party on the island this weekend.
Every Brilliant Thing
Savannah Stage Company presents “Every Brilliant Thing,” an immersive, interactive comedy that tackles heavy topics with a lighthearted approach. The show is currently playing at the historic Tybee Post Theater, with tickets available for matinee and evening performances on Saturday, Sept. 2 and Sunday, Sept. 3. This hilarious and heart-wrenching play is internationally acclaimed, so if you love theater, you won’t want to miss it.
Plant Riverside District Farewell to Summer Labor Day Weekend Celebration
Just a 20-ish minute drive from the island, Plant Riverside District is hosting their Farewell to Summer Labor Day Weekend Celebration from Friday, Sept. 1 through Monday, Sept. 4. The four-day event will include free live music, kids’ arts and crafts, dance parties at rooftop bar and lounge Electric Moon and daily fountain shows on the riverfront. The public can also enjoy drink and food specials at PRD’s many bars and eateries. The live entertainment lineup features local favorites like Voodoo Soup, Laiken Love & The Fellowship of Love, and the Eric Culberson Blues Band among others. It’s sure to be a grand weekend that locals and tourists alike can enjoy.
Fort McAllister State Park Labor Day Festival
South of Savannah on the banks of the scenic Ogeechee River, you’ll find Fort McAllister. The well-preserved state park is hosting a Labor Day Festival on Sept. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. During the festival, attendees will be transported back in time to the Civil War era and learn about the 19th century trades that sustained both Confederate and Union forces. There will also be live musket and cannon demonstrations throughout the day. This event is a must for history buffs.
Savannah Cultural Festival
At downtown Savannah’s Kehoe Iron Works on Sept. 3 from 12 to 6 p.m., guests can enjoy free family fun at the Savannah Cultural Festival. This celebration of diversity is all about culture and community, featuring captivating performances, delicious food, a variety of vendors and awesome activities like yard games, train rides, bouncy houses and more. Presented by Pillars Initiative and the Department of Behavioral Health, the Savannah Cultural Festival is sure to be a great time, and an excellent choice for amusement this Labor Day weekend.
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