Written by Lauren Goldberg, Special Programs Assistant
Labor Day may mark the last day of summer, but that does not mean you have to put away the BBQ and bid farewell to the sunshine just yet.
Here are some DC Labor Day weekend events that will leave you with a piece of summer to keep you warm throughout the cooler months.
Check out the DC Blues Festival on Saturday, September 1st from 12:00pm – 7:30pm. Located at the Carter Barron Amphitheater in Rock Creek Park, this event will feature musical performances by Sugar Ray and The Blue Tones, The Lionel Young Band, and The DC Blues Society Band among others. The event is free and sure to provide great entertainment to families and music aficionados alike.
Cheer on the Washington Nationals, currently in first place in the National League East, as they take on their competitors this Labor Day weekend. Catch their game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday, September 2 at 1:35pm. Or see the Nationals take on the Chicago Cubs on Labor Day, September 3 at 1:05pm. The stadium concessions, 7th inning stretch, and singing of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”, pretty much guarantee an enjoyable summer afternoon.
Another great event taking place in Washington, DC is the free Labor Day concert on the West Lawn of the Capitol. The concert, performed by the National Symphony Orchestra, kicks off at 8:00pm on Sunday, September 2nd. Gates will open at 3:00pm so arrive early and secure great seats.