55 Things to Do on Labor Day Weekend

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Head to any of the Labor Day events in Georgia and make the most of your long holiday weekend. Watch hot air balloons float above the trees in Pine Mountain, crush grapes at a winery in North Georgia, build a sand castle on the beach, cheer for your favorite football team and race car driver, and watch a Pirate Boat Parade on Lake Blackshear. Find these and many more events on



Family Fun


Aug. 29-31: Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival at Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain


Aug. 30: Annual Kingsland Catfish Festival, Kingsland


Aug. 30-31: Laurel Summer Fest, Gainesville


Aug. 30-31: Labor Day Weekend – Sunset Tours, North Georgia Zoo, Cleveland


Aug. 30-Sept. 1: Labor Day Celebration and Customer Appreciation Weekend, Clayton County International Park – The Beach, Jonesboro


Aug. 31: Tybee Island Labor Day Beach Bash, Tybee Island



Sports & Racing


Aug. 29-31: IPRA World Championship Fall Rodeo, Cumming


Aug. 30: Georgia Tech Football vs. Wofford, Atlanta


Aug. 30: Big Cat Quest Catfish Tournament, Rome


Aug. 31: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton


Aug. 31: Callaway Gardens Family Fitness Series Triathlon, Pine Mountain



Wine & Cheese


Aug. 30: Crush Fest, A Harvest Celebration, Yonah Mountain Vineyards, Cleveland


Aug. 30: Grape Stomping Festival, Paradise Hills Resort, Spa & Farm Winery, Blairsville


Aug. 30: Cheesemaking 101, Sweet Grass Dairy, Thomasville



History & Culture


Aug. 30: 3 Deep in the Yard – The Pivotal Battle of Jonesboro, Jonesboro


Aug. 30: Civil War Event at the Yellow River Post Office, Lilburn


Aug. 30-31: Mountain Heritage Festival, Blairsville



Art & Music


Aug. 30: Lighthouse Gospel Concert, Thomasville


Aug. 30: Just My Imagination Workshop, Dublin


Aug. 30-31: St. Simons Island Antique Show, St. Simons Island


Aug. 31: Drake and Lil’ Wayne at Aaron’s Amphitheatre, Atlanta



Select Events at Georgia State Parks


Aug. 29: Art in the Park, Sweetwater Creek State Park, Lithia Springs


Aug. 29 & 31: Labor Day Weekend Night Kayak, Hard Labor Creek State Park, Rutledge


Aug. 30: Labor Day Festival, Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill


Aug. 30: Astronomy, Stephen C. Foster State Park, Fargo


Aug. 30: Bark in the Park Dog Luau, F.D. Roosevelt State Park, Pine Mountain


Aug. 30: Labor Day Fishing Rodeo, Reed Bingham State Park, Adel


Aug. 30: Labor Day at Jarrell Plantation Historic Site, Juliette


Aug. 30: Lake Blackshear Pirate Festival, Georgia Veterans State Park, Cordele


Aug. 30: Moonlight Movie Night, Victoria Bryant State Park, Royston


Aug. 31: Guided Canoe Trip, Mistletoe State Park, Appling


Aug. 31: Jr. Ranger Mini-Camp, Tugaloo State Park, Lavonia


Aug. 30-31: Indoor Basic Archery, Panola Mountain State Park, Stockbridge


Aug. 30-31: Tallulah Gorge Floor Hike, Tallulah Gorge State Park, Tallulah Falls


Aug. 30-Sept. 1: Labor-less Day, Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge, Helena


Aug. 30-Sept. 1: Labor Day on the Lake, Florence Marina State Park, Omaha


Aug. 30-Sept. 1: Tools and Skills that Built a Colony, Wormsloe Historic Site, Savannah


Sept. 1: Labor Day Commemoration, Fort Morris Historic Site, Midway


Sept. 1: Labor Day at Fort King George Historic Site, Darien



Last Chance! Events Ending Labor Day Weekend


Through Aug. 29: Bea Kuhlke Art Exhibition, Sacred Heart Gallery, Augusta


Aug. 30: Blue & Gray Saturdays, Heritage Sandy Springs Museum, Sandy Springs


Through Aug. 30: Family Farm Tours, Jaemor Farms, Alto


Through Aug. 30: Victorian Mourning Tours, Stately Oaks Plantation, Jonesboro


Through Aug. 30: 3D Off the Wall Exhibit, The Art Center, Blue Ridge


Through Aug. 31: The Land Abstracted: Exhibit by Colleen Sterling, The Art Center, Blue Ridge


Through Aug. 31: Corks and Canvas, Evans


Through Aug. 31: Exhibits at Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, Atlanta



Through Aug. 31: Splash Pad, Southern Pines Regional Park, Dublin


Through Aug. 31: “Right On,” Horizon Theatre, Atlanta


Through Sept. 1: Summer Music Weekends, Rock City, Lookout Mountain


Through Sept. 1: Blue Star Museums, Flint RiverQuarium and Thronateeska Heritage Center, Albany



Opening Labor Day Weekend


Aug. 30-Sept. 17: Perspectives 2014 pottery event, Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Watkinsville


Aug. 30-Oct. 26: Pick Your Own Apples, Red Apple Barn, Ellijay


Aug. 30-Nov. 16 Buford Corn Maze, Buford


Sept. 1-30: Blue Morpho Butterfly Month at Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain


Lauren Cleland

Lauren Cleland is the voice of Explore Georgia on social media. She loves ice cold sweet tea, anything peach flavored, channeling Scarlett O’Hara in her daily life and sharing the wonders of her beloved Georgia with all of you!