Some of us love planning for holiday weekends - and Labor Day weekend is often a particularly easy one to fill with activities, since it’s our last chance to really celebrate summer. So, it’s no surprise that come Saturday morning, highways are usually quickly packed with out of town traffic and pools are full of splashing kids.
But what about those of us who aren’t great planners and who have no idea what to do with the extra-long weekend? If you woke up this Saturday morning and asked yourself, “What should I do with my family’s Labor Day weekend?” then this is the post for you.
Read on to see our favorite picks for Labor Day activities for the last minute planner.
Love camping, but not the hassle of packing up the many items your family needs to travel? Skip the hours in the car and pitch your tent in the backyard! We love this no-pack solution that still brings an element of fun to what could otherwise turn into a typical weekend.
Love this idea, but need something to keep the kids excited during the day? Check out this blog to see how your kids can make their own camping sticks for roasting hot dogs, marshmallows and other goodies once you get their campfire going.
Don’t forget the backyard movie!
Camping at home should have its perks, right? Add an extra special element to your night of camping with an outdoor movie right next to your outdoor tent – complete with popcorn popped in your home’s kitchen ;) Check out this link to see how you can set up your own outdoor movie theater.
Sign up for a 5k
If you feel like you’re going to need to burn some of those Labor Day cookout calories, then this activity might be for you. Most cities host races over Labor Day weekend, and their themes range from fun runs to fundraising events for local charities. Find a race near you by using this handy dandy map, provided by Running In The USA.
Check out city festivals
No city is complete without its own city festivals over Labor Day weekend. Whether you’re looking for a parade, a local food festival or a fundraising cookout, you’re sure to find family-friendly events that will keep everyone happy. For the best event ideas, check out local news sources and city websites for upcoming events.
Lawn Games With Family
Wanting to avoid the hassle of dragging the family anywhere, but still hoping you’ll all stick together for some family fun? Spend a day prepping and playing these fun lawn games, including everything from lawn bowling to nature scavenger hunts. We love this list of ideas from The Dating Divas.