Originally recognized to honor the American labor movement, for most Americans Labor Day has come to signal the end of summer. With the holiday always falling on a Monday, many use the holiday as a chance to getaway for a long weekend, head to the beach before school starts back up, or have a cookout at home to spend time with family and friends. With its rich history, southern hospitality, beautiful beaches, and lowcountry fare, its no wonder many flock to Charleston SC to spend the Labor Day weekend. Beyond the beach, you can find something for everyone.
Get Jazzy For A Cause
Born in the South, jazz music has come to be celebrated as part of southern culture. Celebrate Charleston’s Jazz legacy on Labor Day Weekend with a 3-day festival featuring Grammy Award winning jazz musicians at the 8th Annual Greater Charleston Lowcountry Jazz Festival. Proceeds support the nonprofit organization, Closing the Gap in Health Care, Inc., which promotes decreasing health disparities and increasing health literacy. Boogie the weekend away and support a good cause.
Friday through Sunday, September 1-3, 2017 at the North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center
Splash Into A Play For The Whole Family
Making its Charleston SC debut, this is a night the entire family is sure to enjoy. A classic American favorite, Disney's "The Little Mermaid" comes to life at the Dock Street Theater, perfect for a family Friday night out for Labor Day weekend. Full of song and dance from top performers, this production is a winner of 2 Academy Awards! Opening night only happens once, but you can also view this production until September 24th.
Friday, September 1, 2017, 7:30 PM, at the Dock Street Theater
Local Goods and Fare
If you're looking for the local go-to on summer weekends, you have to visit The Charleston Farmers Market. Every Saturday from April through November, the farmers market hosts more than 100 local artisans, farmers, food trucks, and more, with street performers and bounce castles, it’s fun for the whole family. If you’re just visiting Charleston for Labor Day Weekend, there are some unique vendors to browse and even pick up something special to take back home with you.
Saturday, September 2, 2017,8 AM - 2 PM, at Marion Square, downtown
Sandy Summer Send-off
Labor Day might have you thinking summer is over, but in Charleston - far from it! Charleston's warm weather serves up beach days well into fall, but if you're in town for the holiday weekend, it's a great time to hit the sandy shores. Charleston’s beaches are the perfect place for sand castles, surfing, and relaxing the day away. Pack your beach bag (don't forget the essentials!), fill the cooler, cue your favorite playlist, toss the frisbee, and hit the beach with friends and family.
Bust Out the Grill
Long weekends are the perfect time to host family and friends, or invite them over for a fun-filled cookout in the backyard. With backyard games like cornhole, and fresh cuts from the Charleston farmers market (above), you can't go wrong. For those who aren't a grill master, there’s always the option of ordering barbecue catered from one of Charleston’s many tasty, top-notch, local BBQ joints - check out these 5 Best BBQ joints in Charleston.
If you’re thinking about visiting Charleston SC for Labor Day weekend, we have the perfect spot available to book your reservation. "Palmetto Loft" is one of our NEWEST rentals downtown Charleston, located in the heart of the French Quarter featuring soaring ceilings, and room for up to 4! Book your Labor Day Weekend in Charleston NOW so you can participate in all of the fun events throughout the holiday weekend.