Ideas for Labor Day Weekend 2014

Before checking out which events your city has to offer, scroll below for a few ideas on how to celebrate with a few city-neutral, DIY and cheap ideas!

1). Take It To the Beach – While You Still Can!

While fall doesn’t officially begin for another month, for many families, Labor Day is the last true summer weekend, with school just about or already beginning to start. Take advantage of this last gasp of warm-weather freedom by hoofing it to the nearest beach with a cooler and the kids in tow (though, of course, one or both are optional).

2). Throwback Family Weekend

Similarly, a long summer weekend provides the perfect opportunity for quality, outdoorsy bonding time. For those who prefer a single afternoon with relatives, a Labor Day picnic offers both togetherness and a manageable timeframe. The more ambitious can always embark on a 3-day camping trip, either at one site or road-tripping National Lampoon-style to different grounds. (If you’re from the South, Yelp! has some great tips on where to rent a Labor Day Weekend cabin.)

3). Movie Weekend

For others who equate a holiday with relaxation, and “relaxing” with “not moving,” a movie weekend may be your best bet. There’s plenty showing in theaters: click here for a list of mainstream choices, including Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, If I Stay, and Frank. Or – or in addition to new flicks – there’s always Netflix.

4). Channel Your Inner Chef

We recommend this cooking website, or standby Food Network’s site, for how to celebrate in culinary style. Both offer Labor Day-themed recipes, although our favorite dining idea is to host a Labor Day Lobster Bash – featuring, naturally, the most labor-intensive dish as the main course.

5). Absolutely Nothing

The cheapest option across the board and breadth of the country is to celebrate the hours you put in every week by sleeping a good chunk of them away. Turn off your alarm, make no plans, and don’t get dressed unless someone else has invited you to a picnic, barbecue, film, or his or her front porch for a drink. Happy Labor Day!

About Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day is one of the oldest holidays in the United States, and is a part of the “big six” federal holidays. First celebrated in 1878, Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894. Over the years, Labor Day has come to represent a slew of  different things to people. To the working crowd, it is a day to celebrate ones hard work and labor. Others treat it as a day of rest and relaxation, while others simply spend the day with family, friends, and perhaps some good food. To students, labor day marks the end of the summer and the beginning of the fall term or semester.

No matter how you treat Labor day, everyone can agree that it is the perfect day to go to a concert or sporting event with friends or family. Although some people will go to relax and unwind, and others will go to celebrate the end of the summer, a live concert, or perhaps a baseball game is the perfect activity for Labor Day weekend 2012.

Labor Day always takes place on the first Monday in September. This year, Labor Day falls on September 3, with the weekend ranging from Friday, August 31 until Monday, September 3. So if you are looking for a great activity this Labor Day weekend, you’ve come to the right place. SeatGeek has compiled a list of all major festivals, concerts, sports games, theater performances, and  more taking place Labor Day weekend 2014.

Things to Do on Labor Day Weekend 2014

Labor Day Weekend Sporting Events

Event Date Ave. Ticket Price
Colorado State Rams at Colorado Buffaloes Football 2014-08-29 $71.91
New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays 2014-08-29 $71.46
UTSA at Houston Cougars Football 2014-08-29 $70.70
Milwaukee Brewers at San Francisco Giants 2014-08-29 $62.77
Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals 2014-08-29 $61.77
Texas Rangers at Houston Astros 2014-08-29 $60.80
Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets 2014-08-29 $60.41
Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays 2014-08-29 $59.40
Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres 2014-08-29 $58.27
Washington Nationals at Seattle Mariners 2014-08-29 $58.07
BYU Cougars at Connecticut Huskies Football 2014-08-29 $56.57
Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox 2014-08-29 $51.04
Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels 2014-08-29 $48.02
Texas Rangers at Kansas City Royals 2014-08-29 $46.61
Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates 2014-08-29 $41.02
Minnesota Twins at Baltimore Orioles 2014-08-29 $39.32
Miami Marlins at Atlanta Braves 2014-08-29 $35.32
Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks 2014-08-29 $34.88
Jacksonville State Gamecocks at Mich. State Spartans Football 2014-08-29 $34.72
Villanova Wildcats at Syracuse Orange Football 2014-08-29 $22.03
UNLV Rebels at Arizona Wildcats Football 2014-08-29 $18.52
Clemson Tigers at Georgia Bulldogs Football 2014-08-30 $241.25
Florida State Seminoles at Oklahoma State Cowboys 2014-08-30 $180.87
Wisconsin Badgers at LSU Tigers Football 2014-08-30 $178.57
West Virginia Mountaineers at Alabama Crimson Tide 2014-08-30 $172.13
Ohio State Buckeyes at Navy Midshipmen Football 2014-08-30 $131.16
Arkansas Razorbacks at Auburn Tigers Football 2014-08-30 $120.17
Rice Owls at Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football 2014-08-30 $115.70
Washington Huskies at Hawaii Warriors Football 2014-08-30 $99.97
Fresno State Bulldogs at USC Trojans Football 2014-08-30 $90.56
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at Oklahoma Sooners Football 2014-08-30 $89.71
North Texas Mean Green at Texas Longhorns Football 2014-08-30 $87.67
Florida Atlantic Owls at Nebraska Cornhuskers Football 2014-08-30 $87.64
North Dakota State Bison at Iowa State Cyclones Football 2014-08-30 $78.92
Northern Iowa Panthers at Iowa Hawkeyes Football 2014-08-30 $76.02
Penn State Nittany Lions at UCF Knights Football 2014-08-30 $71.58
Southern Miss Golden Eagles at Miss. State Bulldogs Football 2014-08-30 $69.96
Appalachian State Mountaineers at Michigan Wolverines Football 2014-08-30 $65.20
UCLA Bruins at Virginia Cavaliers Football 2014-08-30 $61.72
Montana Grizzlies at Wyoming Cowboys Football 2014-08-30 $61.46
North Carolina Central Eagles at East Carolina Pirates Football 2014-08-30 $56.44
William and Mary Tribe at Virginia Tech Hokies Football 2014-08-30 $47.06
Idaho Vandals at Florida Gators Football 2014-08-30 $46.96
Georgia Southern Eagles at North Carolina State Wolfpack Football 2014-08-30 $46.53
Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks at Kansas State Wildcats Football 2014-08-30 $44.72
Hampton Pirates at Old Dominion Monarchs Football 2014-08-30 $42.90
South Dakota Coyotes at Oregon Ducks Football 2014-08-30 $37.52
Boston College Eagles at UMass Minutemen Football 2014-08-30 $36.83
Montana-Western Bulldogs at Eastern Washington Eagles Football 2014-08-30 $35.00
Colgate Raiders at Ball State Cardinals Football 2014-08-30 $35.00
UTEP Miners at New Mexico Lobos Football 2014-08-30 $34.80
UTM Skyhawks at Kentucky Wildcats 2014-08-30 $34.45
Nicholls State Colonels at Air Force Falcons Football 2014-08-30 $31.52
Indiana State Sycamores at Indiana Hoosiers Football 2014-08-30 $29.57
South Dakota State Jackrabbits at Missouri Tigers Football 2014-08-30 $26.82
Ohio Bobcats at Kent State Golden Flashes Football 2014-08-30 $26.00
Central Arkansas Bears at Texas Tech Red Raiders Football 2014-08-30 $25.92
Liberty Flames at North Carolina Tar Heels Football 2014-08-30 $25.38
Western Carolina Catamounts at South Florida Bulls Football 2014-08-30 $25.19
Duquesne Dukes at Buffalo Bulls Football 2014-08-30 $24.33
Southern University Jaguars at Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Football 2014-08-30 $23.50
California Golden Bears at Northwestern Wildcats Football 2014-08-30 $20.53
Portland State Vikings at Oregon State Beavers Football 2014-08-30 $20.53
Austin Peay Governors at Memphis Tigers Football 2014-08-30 $20.40
Western Michigan Broncos at Purdue Boilermakers Football 2014-08-30 $20.11
Troy Trojans at UAB Blazers Football 2014-08-30 $20.00
Delaware Blue Hens at Pittsburgh Panthers Football 2014-08-30 $19.83
Arkansas Pine Bluff Golden Lions at Texas State Bobcats Football 2014-08-30 $19.67
Samford Bulldogs at TCU Horned Frogs Football 2014-08-30 $16.21
UC Davis Aggies at Stanford Cardinal Football 2014-08-30 $16.08
Wofford Terriers at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Football 2014-08-30 $15.61
Northern Arizona Lumberjacks at San Diego State Aztecs Football 2014-08-30 $15.24
Savannah State Tigers at Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Football 2014-08-30 $15.00
New Hampshire Wildcats at Toledo Rockets Football 2014-08-30 $15.00
Bethune Cookman Wildcats at FIU Golden Panthers Football 2014-08-30 $12.42
Southern Utah Thunderbirds at Nevada Wolf Pack Football 2014-08-30 $10.45
Elon Phoenix at Duke Blue Devils Football 2014-08-30 $9.45
Youngstown State Penguins at Illinois Fighting Illini Football 2014-08-30 $8.78
James Madison Dukes at Maryland Terrapins Football 2014-08-30 $8.43
SMU Mustangs at Baylor Bears Football 2014-08-31 $166.45
Utah State Aggies at Tennessee Volunteers Football 2014-08-31 $80.88
Miami Hurricanes at Louisville Cardinals Football 2014-09-01 $82.52
Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics 2014-09-01 $48.39
Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs 2014-09-01 $44.88
Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians 2014-09-01 $43.16
New York Mets at Miami Marlins 2014-09-01 $41.40
San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 2014-09-01 $38.53
Washington Nationals at Los Angeles Dodgers 2014-09-01 $27.40

Labor Day Weekend Concerts

Event Date Ave. Ticket Price
Gulf Coast Summer Fest with Johnny Gill 2014-08-30 $100.00
North Coast Music Festival with Talib Kweli 2014-08-30 $94.00
Nicky Romero 2014-08-30 $80.00
Diplo 2014-08-30 $80.00
Muddy Roots Music Festival (3 Day Pass) 2014-08-29 $50.00
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with Chatham County Line 2014-08-30 $45.00
Chiodos 2014-08-30 $37.00
Olivia Newton-John 2014-08-29 $250.00
XFest 2014-08-30 $214.00
Calvin Harris 2014-08-30 $205.00
Sonic Boom Music Festival 2014-08-29 $200.00
Brian Wilson 2014-08-30 $140.00
Jeff Bridges 2014-08-30 $124.00
Marshall Tucker Band 2014-08-30 $118.00
Mickey Gilley 2014-08-30 $110.00
Mansour 2014-08-31 $103.00
Lookout Music Festival 2014-08-30 $102.00
Jhene Aiko with Dom Kennedy 2014-08-29 $94.00
Isley Brothers with En Vogue 2014-08-31 $89.00
Scott Weiland 2014-08-31 $89.00
Flo Rida 2014-08-31 $88.00
Skrillex 2014-08-29 $86.50
Thompson Square 2014-08-30 $78.00
Dada Life 2014-08-31 $65.00
Merle Haggard 2014-08-31 $60.00
Charlie Robison 2014-08-30 $59.00
Lost 80s Live 2014-08-30 $59.00
The Handsome Family with Richard Buckner 2014-08-30 $58.00
Slint (19+ Event) 2014-08-29 $58.00
Dallas Smith 2014-08-30 $57.00
Queensryche with Geoff Tate 2014-08-30 $50.00
American Music Festival with Train 2014-08-31 $50.00
Rodney Atkins 2014-08-29 $48.00
Glass Tiger 2014-09-01 $44.00
Tony Orlando 2014-08-31 $44.00
Travis Tritt 2014-08-30 $39.00
Bingley Music Live 2014-08-29 $30.00
The Janoskians with Janoskians 2014-08-31 $27.00
Karmin 2014-08-30 $27.00
Nightowl 2014-08-30 $23.00
Fools Gold Day Off 2014-09-01 $20.00
The Mavericks 2014-08-30 $147.33
OMG Music Fest 2014-08-31 $122.67
Woody Stock with Tim McGraw 2014-08-30 $85.00
Kaskade 2014-08-30 $75.33
David Guetta 2014-08-30 $74.33
The Oh Hellos 2014-08-30 $73.00
Crown The Empire with Volumes 2014-08-30 $68.00
The Suspects 2014-08-30 $52.00
Circa Survive with Belgrade 2014-08-29 $42.00
Tiesto 2014-08-30 $137.00
Raiding the Rock Vault with Doug Aldrich 2014-08-31 $117.00
Sara Evans 2014-08-29 $109.00
Yordano 2014-08-30 $106.00
Larry Graham & Graham Central Station 2014-08-29 $95.00
Jo Dee Messina 2014-08-29 $84.50
Crack the Sky 2014-08-30 $72.00
UB40 2014-08-29 $62.50
Pool Party 2014-08-31 $62.00
1964 The Tribute 2014-08-29 $50.00
Great White with Slaughter 2014-08-29 $40.50
blessthefall 2014-08-31 $28.00
Nightrain 2014-08-29 $22.00
Life in Color 2014-08-30 $60.80
Cassadee Pope 2014-08-29 $44.00
Johnny Rivers 2014-08-30 $214.33
Kenny Wayne Shepherd 2014-08-29 $109.67
G-Eazy 2014-08-29 $83.33
Lila Downs 2014-08-30 $80.67
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan 2014-08-30 $68.33
Lee Brice with Cole Swindell 2014-09-01 $51.83
Chuckie 2014-08-30 $40.00
Plain White T’s 2014-08-29 $37.67
Moe Downive 2014-08-29 $131.43
Chrisette Michele with Raheem DeVaughn 2014-08-29 $97.86
Kellie Pickler with David Nail 2014-08-30 $80.86
Afrojack 2014-08-31 $66.14
Trace Adkins 2014-08-31 $51.29
Parachute with Matt Wertz 2014-09-01 $31.71
Young Guns 2014-09-01 $22.71
Will Downing with Gerald Albright 2014-08-29 $81.50
Engelbert Humperdinck 2014-08-30 $144.33
Hawthorne Heights with The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus 2014-08-30 $28.00
Donny & Marie Osmond 2014-08-30 $240.40
3 Doors Down 2014-08-29 $81.20
Newsboys 2014-08-29 $80.80
Eli Young Band 2014-08-29 $77.60
The Beach Boys 2014-08-30 $72.20
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue 2014-08-29 $68.40
Turnpike Troubadours with Shinyribs 2014-08-29 $41.50
Janoskians 2014-08-29 $24.40
Korn 2014-08-29 $80.27
Sander van Doorn with Dannic and Blasterjaxx 2014-08-29 $55.18
Keith Sweat with Ginuwine 2014-08-30 $190.33
B.B. King 2014-08-29 $120.83
Oak Ridge Boys with Haven Nightclub 2014-08-29 $101.00
Zendaya 2014-08-29 $79.83
Electric Picnic 2014-08-29 $235.85
The Hooters 2014-08-30 $141.77
End Of The Road Festival 2014-08-29 $131.08
Z107.9′s Summer Jamamp 2014-08-29 $122.31
Fusion Festival 2014-08-30 $100.57
Fab Four 2014-08-29 $92.14
SOJA with Spearhead and Michael Franti 2014-08-30 $79.79
Kevin Gates with Chevy Woods 2014-08-29 $50.43
Chris Young 2014-08-30 $107.00
Low Country Jazz Festival with Brian Culbertson, Najee 2014-08-29 $79.13
G. Love & Special Sauce with Keb Mo 2014-08-29 $63.60
On Da Reggae Tip with Shabba Ranks 2014-08-29 $107.25
Matisyahu with Ozomatli 2014-08-30 $78.63
Casting Crowns 2014-08-30 $65.13
David Nail with Easton Corbin 2014-09-01 $64.88
Feed Me with Teeth with Teeth 2014-08-29 $58.44
Pentatonix 2014-09-01 $56.50
Umphrey’s McGee 2014-08-29 $57.11
Martina McBride 2014-08-30 $94.58
Little Dragon with The Octopus Project and Buddy Guy 2014-08-31 $57.84
Jesse McCartney 2014-08-30 $44.10
Slightly Stoopid 2014-08-29 $47.95
The Bounce TV Summer Music Festival 2014-08-31 $99.27
The Avett Brothers with Nicole Atkins 2014-08-30 $80.82
J BOOG 2014-08-29 $45.91
Sundown Festival 2014-08-30 $34.64
Chris Isaak 2014-08-29 $106.58
George Benson 2014-08-31 $100.88
The Wurzels 2014-08-29 $14.67
Nickel Creek 2014-08-29 $78.38
One Republic 2014-08-30 $103.11
104.5 Summer Block Party 2014-08-29 $58.67
Fantasia with Joe 2014-08-29 $99.03
Pat Benatar with Neil Giraldo 2014-08-30 $157.03
Peter Frampton 2014-08-30 $145.03
Reba McEntire 2014-08-31 $91.87
Sleep 2014-08-29 $78.03
80s Rewind Festival (Weekend Pass) 2014-08-29 $65.25
Grand Ole Opry 2014-08-29 $130.70
Better Than Ezra with Baby Bee 2014-08-29 $71.09
Mad Decent 2014-08-31 $59.85
Sun City Music Festival 2014-08-30 $117.47
Tramps Like Us-Bruce Springsteen Tribute 2014-08-30 $88.94
Colbie Caillat 2014-08-29 $109.63
Collective Soul 2014-08-29 $90.34
Tony Bennett 2014-08-30 $187.12
The Doobie Brothers 2014-08-29 $167.91
Panic! At The Disco with Walk The Moon 2014-08-31 $61.49
Ty Segall with WAND 2014-08-29 $41.88
Gary Allan with Cody Johnson 2014-08-29 $178.85
Aaron Lewis 2014-08-30 $115.43
Kip Moore with Chris Stapleton 2014-08-29 $66.49
La Salsa Vive with Gilberto Santa Rosa 2014-08-29 $101.17
Chevelle with Kyng 2014-08-29 $46.59
Lyle Lovett 2014-08-29 $133.09
STS9 2014-08-31 $91.02
Lynyrd Skynyrd 2014-08-30 $84.30
Earth, Wind & Fire 2014-08-29 $124.68
Banda MS 2014-08-30 $112.73
Boston 2014-08-29 $140.47
DMX with Naughty by Nature 2014-08-31 $35.91
The Neighbourhood 2014-08-31 $82.23
Prince Royce 2014-08-29 $141.21
The Head and the Heart with San Fermin 2014-08-30 $37.08
Slash 2014-08-29 $120.92
Alabama 2014-08-30 $155.15
Billy Corgan 2014-08-30 $77.63
Michael McDonald 2014-08-29 $109.11
Jennifer Nettles 2014-08-31 $173.89
Deep Purple 2014-08-29 $123.98
Grouplove with Portugal. The Man 2014-08-29 $63.17
Charlie Wilson 2014-08-29 $113.44
Shania Twain 2014-08-30 $212.29
Goo Goo Dolls with Daughtry and Plain White T’s 2014-08-29 $103.25
Howard Jones with Retro Futura 2014-08-29 $121.29
KS 1075 All Stars: Radio Station Show with T.I. and T-Pain 2014-08-30 $85.72
Joan Sebastian with Los Tigres Del Norte 2014-08-30 $148.58
Porter Robinson with Giraffage 2014-08-29 $37.50
Marco Antonio Solis with Gilberto Santa Rosa 2014-08-30 $90.14
Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival 2014-08-29 $90.84
Bounce Music Festival 2014-08-29 $83.13
David Gray 2014-08-29 $88.89
KBLX Soul Music Festival with Jagged Edge, 112, Blackstreet 2014-08-31 $101.64
August Alsina 2014-08-29 $62.32
The Digitour with DigiTour 2014-08-29 $67.03
ZZ Top with Jeff Beck 2014-08-29 $147.82
Gipsy Kings 2014-08-30 $178.35
Hunter Hayes with The Swon Brothers 2014-08-30 $92.42
Brantley Gilbert 2014-08-29 $73.69
Marc Anthony 2014-08-29 $168.94
Kings of Leon with Young The Giant and KONGOS 2014-08-29 $66.37
Bumbershoot 2014-08-30 $72.13
Train 2014-08-29 $129.89
Atmosphere with The Grouch & Eligh and Prof 2014-08-29 $99.32
Steely Dan with Bobby Broom 2014-08-29 $128.74
Moody Blues 2014-08-29 $129.83
Austin Mahone with Fifth Harmony 2014-08-29 $113.92
Lee Evans 2014-08-29 $65.04
Tim McGraw with Jana Kramer 2014-08-29 $116.65
Joe Bonamassa 2014-08-31 $166.55
Aerosmith with Slash 2014-08-31 $188.53
Nine Inch Nails with Soundgarden and Cold Cave 2014-08-29 $105.36
Fall Out Boy with Paramore and New Politics 2014-08-29 $85.85
Brand New with Joyce Manor 2014-08-30 $106.90
Electric Zoo Festival 2014-08-29 $181.94
Journey 2014-08-29 $137.30
The Offspring with Pennywise 2014-08-29 $57.67
Jason Mraz 2014-08-29 $122.97
Passenger 2014-08-30 $26.98
Chicago with REO Speedwagon 2014-08-29 $102.46
Josh Groban 2014-08-29 $174.31
Lady Antebellum with Billy Currington 2014-08-29 $105.33
OneRepublic with Saints of Valory 2014-09-01 $97.60
North Coast Music Festival 2014-08-29 $110.54
Def Leppard 2014-08-29 $174.02
Zac Brown Band’s Southern Ground Music & Food Fest 2014-08-30 $153.52
Keith Urban with Jerrod Niemann and Brett Eldredge 2014-08-29 $124.61
Phish 2014-08-29 $117.78
Ed Sheeran with Rudimental 2014-08-29 $90.17
Eagles 2014-08-29 $254.58
Britney Spears 2014-08-30 $168.26
Arcade Fire with The Constantines 2014-08-29 $102.14
Miranda Lambert (Country Megaticket) 2014-08-29 $75.00
Made in America Music Festival 2014-08-30 $130.28
Jack Johnson with Bahamas and Michael Kiwanuka 2014-08-30 $139.57
Dave Matthews Band 2014-08-29 $137.18
Drake with Lil Wayne 2014-08-29 $94.31
Blake Shelton (Country Megaticket) 2014-08-29 $119.53
Budweiser Made in America Festival 2014-08-30 $99.45
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with Steve Winwood 2014-08-30 $155.61
Linkin Park with 30 Seconds to Mars and AFI 2014-08-29 $118.19
Motley Crue with Alice Cooper 2014-08-29 $127.68
Zac Brown Band with Sturgill Simpson 2014-08-29 $127.49
Katy Perry with Kacey Musgraves and Ferras 2014-08-29 $190.18
Jason Aldean with Florida Georgia Line 2014-08-29 $115.83
Luke Bryan with Lee Brice and Cole Swindell 2014-08-29 $131.79
One Direction with 5 Seconds of Summer 2014-08-29 $198.19