Labor Day Weekend has a certain energy this year in Charlotte, due to the Democratic National Convention, which will take place Monday, September 3rd, 2012, through Thursday, September 6th. If you’re looking for something to do, you will have choices including festivals, concerts, art installations and more. Browse through a multitude of events on Charlotte on the Cheap’s event calendar. Here are four top picks for FREE things to do this weekend.
CarolinaFest: This free festival, which will welcome the Democratic National Convention, will take place on Monday, Labor Day, starting at 10am, on Tryon Street between Stonewall and Trade Streets. The headliner act will be James Taylor but there will be many musical acts on two stages throughout the day.
Yard Art Day: On Labor Day, Monday, September 3rd, artists all over the Charlotte region will be adorning their front yards with art. This grass roots event has grown to include hundreds of participants. If you want to learn how to participate (you don’t have to be a professional artist; your contribution can be as simple as you’d like), see some examples and learn how to find the locations on Yard Art Day, follow this link.
Matthews Alive: Matthews’ popular festival celebrates its 20th year with three stages of entertainment, children’s entertainment, live music, a parade (10am on Saturday, September 1st), carnival rides, over 30 food and drink vendors and much more. Follow the link to see the schedule for the four day festival.
Labor Day Celebration at U.S. National Whitewater Center: On Saturday, September 1st, 2012, enjoy free concerts from three bands starting at 4pm at the Whitewater Center, followed by a fireworks display over the whitewater river when it gets dark.