LA Labor Day Weekend 2013

Hollywood by vxla (CC BY 2.0)

Monday, September 2nd is Labor Day! For most Angelenos, that means a three day weekend full of relaxation and fun! While some might want to getaway, I prefer to stay in Los Angeles and get moving to some of the most fun festivals that LA Labor Day has to offer! Take advantage of the long weekend and get moving to some of these great LA Labor Day events!

LA / Long Beach Labor Coalition Labor Day Parade

So what would a LA Labor Day be without going to a LA Labor Day Parade? Usually Labor Day is celebrated to exhibit to the public, the strength, the spirit de corps of the trade and labor organizations with a parade followed by a festival. Keeping in tradition, celebrate their efforts and head to the LA / Long Beach Labor Coalition Labor Day Parade.

Labor Day Parade
Labor Day Parade (Photo by Shaun Greiner)

The Los Angeles Times’ The Taste

The Los Angeles Times The Taste is back once again! Get ready for three days of pure tastebud heaven from Fri, August 30th to September 1st. Spend your LA Labor Day weekend eating fresh local foods, tasting authentic dishes from all around the world, and sipping on cocktails. It’s sure to be a LA Labor Day event you won’t want to miss.

Los Angeles Food
LA Labor Day Food (Photo by Jeff Gunn)

Los Angeles County Fair

The LA County Fair kicks off on Labor Day weekend running from August 30th to September 31st. Be one of the first to experience the fun that is the LA County Fair with yummy food, great shopping, farm animals, and awesome live music this LA Labor Day!

LA County Fair Sign
Los Angeles County Fair! (Photo by wlashbrook)

Fiesta Hermosa

Fiesta Hermosa is the largest arts and crafts fair in Southern California. The festival starts at 10 am to 6 pm running from August 31 to September 2nd. If you’re a fan of crafts, arts, and all things creative, get moving to Fiesta Hermosa this LA Labor Day.

Fiesta Hermosa
Fiesta Hermosa (Photo by R_Savvy)

Cinecon Classic Film Festival

Classic movie fans will want to stay for a LA Labor Day as the annual Cinecon 49 Classic Film Festival is back again with five classic golden age movies, collectibles, and celebrity appearances. There have been changes to the schedule this year, so be sure to check their website!

Duck Soup Movie
(Photo by Jinx!)

If you’re not much for going out, spend your LA Labor Day relaxing at home. Sometimes it feels good to have a do-nothing day. Spend your LA Labor Day relaxing and resting. Or maybe you’re more of the party type? Throw a LA Labor Day weekend party! Just make sure that it’s eco-friendly by using reusable dishware, serving quick vegetarian food, and utilizing the long summer days to party outdoors.

No matter what you do, I hope you have a fantastic LA Labor Day!