Labor Day Weekend will look a little bit different in 2020. Some of our traditional events have been canceled.
We’ll be keeping track of some events that are taking place, as well as some other great ideas for things to do.
When we hear for sure that an event is canceled, we’ll share that information too.
Check out the Labor Day Weekend food deals too!
Looking for even more Labor Day Weekend events? Scroll down for our complete calendar of free and cheap events from Friday, September 4th, to Monday, September 7th, 2020.
Yard Art Day
Yard Art Day
Monday, September 7th, 2020
Various times and locations
The tradition of Yard Art Day returns to Charlotte (and other locations) on Labor Day. Residents and business owners, professional artists, hobbyists, and families, will be creating art in their yards for the community to enjoy. Follow the above link to learn how to participate in creating the art and enjoying it.
Lavender Plant Sale
Dallas Lavender Lane, 937 Old Willis School Road, Dallas, is one of our region’s best hidden gems right now. It’s free to visit. You can shop for lavender or lavender products, meet the animals, play games, do art projects, and much more. On Labor Day Weekend, they’re hosting a lavender plant sale. Pick up some plants for your own yard. They’ll be including information on caring for them. While you’re there, the kids can play games and meet the animals for free. There will be an Alice in Wonderland theme going on, complete with a giant mushroom! Plus, they will have lavender flavored apple cider to enjoy! Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday: 10 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Drive In Movies
Go to a drive-in movie! We have a list of the permanent drive-in movies in the Charlotte region, as well as the pop-up ones. There’s also the occasional outdoor movie that’s not a drive-in and we list that too. There are several movies to choose from Labor Day Weekend!
Visit a Farmers’ Market
Stock for your Labor Day cookout at one of these farmers’ markets in the Charlotte area! Get the best local produce available, as well as meats and artisanal products.
Pick Your Own Apples
Windy Hill Orchard & Cider Mill’s U-pick apple season starts Saturday, September 5th. You need to pre-purchase your time slot. There are only a very limited number of openings. But you can also enjoy pre-picked apples, a hayride, live music, and hard cider tastings! More information on all that Windy Hill Orchard has going on this season. Windy Hill Orchard is at 1860 Black Highway, York, SC.
Hikes and Walks
We’ve put together a big list of hikes and walks around Charlotte (and a few in other parts of North Carolina.) Whether you want to get away from it all in a wilderness-like setting, immerse yourself in a garden, or explore a Charlotte neighborhood by foot, we have a guide that will get you started.
Bicycle Guide to Mallard Creek Greenway
We’ve put together a guide to the Mallard Creek Greenway, complete with parking information, trail information, and even a GoPro video. Bike or walk all or part of this beautiful greenway.
Bicycle Guide to Toby Creek Greenway
The Toby Creek Greenway goes right through UNC Charlotte, and provides access to Shoppes at University Place, the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens (see the “walks and hikes” post, above, for a guide to the Gardens) and more. Our guide to Toby Creek Greenway includes everything you need to get started, including parking information, trail information, and a GoPro video.
Have an Animal Encounter
We’ve put together a big list of places to have an animal encounter in the Charlotte area. The list includes farms, ranches, zoos, and rescue/rehabilitation facilities. For each, make sure to check their holiday hours. Some require advance registration.