Labor Day is just around the corner and is a day reserved to honour workers and recognize their contribution to the prosperity, strength, laws and wellbeing of the society. Although the holiday is officially on the first Monday in September, it is now unofficially celebrated over the weekend.
As such, it can be an opportunity for a fun family getaway. Well, New Jersey happens to be one of the best places to spend a Labor Day weekend. There are loads of fun activities to attend and make the day memorable. Here are some of them.
Boonton Fire Department Labor Day Carnival
Labor Day weekend is often considered the unofficial end of summer. And nothing says “goodbye summer” better than an outdoor fair. Some fun things to look out for at this event include a live concert, pig roasts, huge firework displays, and loads of rides.
Boonton Fire Department Labor Day Carnival starts on Thursday, August 30, and ends on Sunday, September 2. The venue is Boonton High School and the admission is free.
Free Movies on the Beach
If you are free on Friday, August 31, then the Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, Point Pleasant is where you should be. What better way to celebrate the end of summer than catching a free movie on the beach. You can enjoy a showing of Jumanji while the kids play with the sand. Admission is free!
The Friday Night UnWINEd
What if you have seen the Jumanji already, or you are not interested in spending some time on the beach. There are other ways to kick off your Labor Day Weekend in New Jersey. For example, you can enjoy local craft beers, wines, or signature cocktails while listening to live music.
You don’t have to leave your kids at home. Watch them play lawn games, jump on pillows, or in go-carts while you unwind. How much does it cost, you ask? You simply have to pay $5.
West Cape May Tomato Festival
The tomato is one of the most popular fruits in New Jersey. So, it shouldn’t be surprising that it has its own festival. The festival is on Saturday, September 1st, and it takes place at Wilbraham Park, West Cape May.
Events include tomato picking, enjoying New Jersey’s tomato pie or empanadas for a few bucks, and other fun activities. Admission is free.
Pier Village Family Fun Night
Consider visiting Pier Village, Long Beach for a fun night with the family. For just $3, you can enjoy various inflatable rides, slides and obstacle courses. There are also unlimited play wristbands available.
There are loads of other fun things to do for a fun Labor Day weekend in New Jersey. However, you need a way to get around. The right transportation ensures you maximize your time and get the most out of the Labor Day Weekend.
Also published on Medium.