Happy Labor Day weekend everybody! It’s the unofficial end to summer and the last hurrah for many families down at the beach since after that it’s back to school – that is, if your kids haven’t already started! Whether you are staying close by or heading to the shore you can celebrate at one of these great family festivals and happenings in and around Philly and the shore points this weekend!
Enjoy this great WHYY Connections Festival celebrating WHYY programming and featuring food, live music, kids fun and more! The Y Kids Club at the Festival runs 3-6pm on Saturday Sept. 3rd and will keep the kiddies entertained with dancing, singing, yoga special guest appearances by Clifford the Big Red Dog and The Cat In The Hat. Plus kids will love balloon crafting, family-friendly crafts and more. Free.
3rd Annual Camden Backyard BBQ
Sunday Sept. 4th
On the river at Wiggins Waterfront Park
This Sunday Sept. 4th Camden goes Cajun with the 3rd Annual Camden Backyard BBQ hosted by the Camden Freeholder Board. Live music by the Blind Boys of Alabama, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and more! Children’s activities include face painting and other fun plus Cajun, BBQ, and other fabulous food and beverages for all. Concert admission free.
Wildwood Block Party and Music Festival
Sunday Sept. 4th
!2 Noon – Midnight
Fox Park on Ocean Avenue, between Burke and Montgomery
Oh those Wildwood Days! This Sunday September 4th from Noon – Midnight, take the whole family out for the Wildwood Block Party and Music Festival. This annual free event features fun, food, crafts and more for the whole family this Labor Day Weekend! Free.
Head to the hills, or the mountains to be exact, this Labor Day weekend as the 17th Annual Pocono Garlic Festival hits Shawnee Mountain ski area for two days of family fun celebrating Pocono-grown garlic! Enjoy local artisans and crafters, food, fun, live music and more this Saturday Sept. 3rd and Sunday September 4th. Tickets are $13 at the door. Or, get a 2-day pass for just $13.
Polish American Festival
Saturday Sept. 3rd – Monday Sept. 5th
The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa
It’s the 46th annual Polish American Family Festival and Country Fair in Doylestown this Saturday Sept. 3d – Monday Sept 5th. Families can take part in traditional Polish celebration with fun, food and more at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa. $10 admission includes unlimited rides and free parking.
Don’t miss this final show of Longwood Garden’s Fireworks and Fountains, the stunning summer concert series with lighted fountains and festive music. This Saturday Sept. 3rd enjoy an evening of American music classics with Summer Pops, featuring the music of Leroy Anderson. Tickets $18-$38
Volksfest / Octoberfest
If you’re in the mood for beer and brats this Labor Day weekend, you’re in luck because it’s the 139th Annual Oktoberfest being held at Cannstatters, one of the oldest German/American cultural organizations in Philly, this (and every) Labor Day weekend. Enjoy a variety of German foods from bratwurst to spatzle and everything in between, as well as rides, games, crafts and inflatables for the kids. $6 for one day, $9 for two days, and $11 for three days. Children under 12 are free.
Franklin Square hosts a family day of All-American Labor Day Celebration fun with free lawn games, raffle prizes and more from 12-3pm on Monday Sept. 5th. Free.