MINT HILL, NC – The end of summer for most is a time to get in those last few trips and summer adventures. We all enjoy the hot summer days, but, as we all know, fall is right around the corner. Before the nights turn cooler and the evenings are shortened, make sure to celebrate Labor Day 2021 with some fantastic events that are being held all around the area. The three-day weekend brings celebrations, picnics, and events that bring joy in celebrating a tradition that has been nationally recognized since 1894. Labor Day is a tradition that marks the end of summer and there are so many ways to celebrate that no one should feel left out. A wide variety of activities all over the Greater Charlotte area will not disappoint.
Free admission to Matthews Heritage Museum on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM. The museum is referred to as one of “the area’s best-kept secrets.” Located at 232 North Trade Street, in Matthews, the 1879 Massey-Clark House is one of the oldest buildings in the area. It offers a wonderful view of the past plus a close-up look at some of the coolest historic artifacts along with exhibits of ways of past life. Visit https://matthewsheritagemuseum.org/ for more information and details.
River Jam at the U.S. National Whitewater Center will be one of the Labor Day celebrations that you will not want to miss. Starting on Saturday, September 4 at 8:00 am and on Sunday, September 5 at 9:00 am, they will be hosting a number of events. There will be a Labor Day 2021 Trail Race offering a 5K and 15K followed by live music and fireworks in the evening. During the day, the center will also offer passes to their regular activities. Admission to the center is always free, parking is $6.00, and activity passes vary in cost. It is a family and dog-friendly area, so don’t leave those furry friends at home. For details about the race, live music, and more visit their website at https://whitewater.org/festival/labor-day-celebration/.
Yard Art Day is a wonderful way to get to see the Queen City area as they display a variety of spectacular outdoor art. Get your friends and family together and cruise around the city viewing front lawns filled with outdoor art. The event will be held on Monday, September 6. For a map and more details on participates please go to https://yardartday.org/. It is one of the neatest ways to see what creative people live in our area. There will be sidewalk chalk art, performing art, paintings, sculptures, and so many other ways that people express art. It will offer something for everyone to see.
Labor Day Family Camp: what better way to celebrate a three-day weekend than camping with the family? On the shores of Lake Wylie, Camp Thunderbird is offering a weekend full of fun water and camping activities. The camp offers a ropes course, a pool and lake for swimming, and tons of activities. Registration is required; fees associated with the camp include meals, lodging, and camping activities. Please go to https://www.ymcacharlotte.org/activities/2845/labor-day-family-camp to register today.
Labor Day Cookout Party & Spades Tournament will be held at Freedom Park, Shelter 3, on Sunday, September 5 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The event is hosted by WHealthy and will be a day full of food, fun, and games. Advanced ticket purchase is required. Visit https://www.whealthyusa.com/event-details/labor-day-spades-tournament-cookout to register and secure your spot today. The winning team of the Spades tounament will receive a cash prize. The tournament will begin at 1:30 pm, and all participants will play to 400.
Queen City Art Fest is a free event for the whole family. It starts on Saturday, September 4 from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Sunday, September 5, from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The event is hosted at the Shoppes At University Place, The Boardwalk, in Charlotte. Join the celebration that will include dance, drumming, art, spoken words, and vendors. Please their event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/632016174450889/ for the most up-to-date information.
Labor Day 2021 marks the end of an epic summer that brought many memories to us all. We here at the Mint Hill Times want to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday weekend. Enjoy!