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Labor Day Activities Around and About Alpharetta

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Labor Day is a celebration of worker’s rights and the triumphs that the labor movement has gained over the last couple of centuries. In the United States, Labor Day takes place on the first Monday of September. For many this day marks the end of summer and the beginning of the school year. (http://holidaymaven.hubpages.com/hub/The-Meaning-of-Labor-Day).  Many families typically celebrate the holiday with family and friends and plan picnics.  Below you will find events around and about Alpharetta for Labor Day Weekend!

Lake Lanier Islands and Lanier World Labor Day Splash

Lanier Islands to Host Four Day-Long Labor Day Weekend Celebration

For Southerners who believe a three-day-weekend is not quite long enough, they’ll be happy to learn that Georgia’s Lanier Islands has a massive four-day weekend in the works to commemorate Labor Day 2016. With the summer season winding Labor Day Weekend Represents One of the Last Times for LanierWorld Guests to Enjoy Rides Like CAT4 Before the 2016 Season Comes to a Closedown to a close, the lakeside resort is revving its engines for music in the air, dogs on the grill, toes in the sand, fun in the sun kind of experience – blended with a sneak peek at something entirely new. LanierWorld – the Islands’ beach, boardwalk, and waterpark entertainment district – is Labor Day Weekend Central thanks to its great lakeside destination and the following jam-packed calendar of events ~ 2016:

Friday, September 2:
LanierWorld – with more than a dozen rides, slides, and attractions – is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
DJ will be spinning tunes that are ideal for dancing in the sand from 3 to 6 p.m.
Active duty military members, police officers and firefighters admitted to LanierWorld free of charge*

Saturday, September 3:
LanierWorld – with more than a dozen rides, slides, and attractions – is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
A family-friendly feature film on the Spectacular Screen high above Big Beach from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
DJ will be spinning tunes that are ideal for dancing in the sand from 3 to 6 p.m.
Block Party Band takes the Sunset Cove stage from 7 to 11 p.m.
SNEAK PEEK at Game Day Lanier on the 5-story tall, high definition Spectacular Screen – a new addition to the lineup at Lanier Islands for an entirely novel experience that pairs game watching with tailgating on the sand. In addition to drink specials and fan-favorite game day fare hot off the grill, the day’s programming includes:
Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game – UGA Bulldogs vs. UNC Tarheels – Kickoff at 5:30 p.m.
Auburn Tigers vs. Clemson Tigers – Kickoff at 9 p.m.
Lanier Islands Legacy Lodge is a Great Way to End Each Day of the Labor Day Weekend with Special Activities and Family Fun Adventure PackagesActive duty military members, police officers and firefighters admitted to LanierWorld free of charge

Sunday, September 4:
LanierWorld – with more than a dozen rides, slides, and attractions – is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
A family-friendly feature film on the Spectacular Screen high above Big Beach from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
DJ will be spinning tunes that are ideal for dancing in the sand from 1 to 4 p.m.
Tiger Creek Band takes the Sunset Cove stage from 5 to 9 p.m.
A second SNEAK PEEK at Game Day Lanier – an entirely novel experience that pairs game watching with tailgating on the sand. In addition to drink specials and fan-favorite game day fare hot off the grill, the day’s programming includes:
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish take on the Texas Longhorns at 7:30 p.m.
Fireworks over the lake during halftime
Active duty military members, police officers and firefighters admitted to LanierWorld free of charge

Monday LanierWorld – with more than a dozen rides, slides, and attractions – is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
A family-friendly feature film on the Spectacular Screen high above Big Beach from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
DJ will be spinning tunes that are ideal for dancing in the sand from 3 to 6 p.m.
Active duty military members, police officers and firefighters admitted to LanierWorld free of charge

While most of the weekend’s festivities can be found at LanierWorld, there’s even MORE fun to be found at the award-winning Legacy Lodge for those guests who opt to turn their day at the lake into a stay at the lake. For as little as $279/night, a family of four can enjoy passes to LanierWorld on their day of arrival, day of departure and every day in between plus Fast Passes to move them through the lines faster, deluxe overnight accommodations, breakfast buffet every day of their stay and access to the popular Legacy Kids Program. For Labor Day Weekend, the Legacy Kids Program has some special activities in store for pint-sized patrons at the Lodge. Throughout the holiday weekend, the children of overnight guests can enjoy Spartan games on the lawn, arts and crafts, a chance to bake cookies with the Islands’ culinary team** and Kids Night Out*** – which includes fun, games, movies, crafts, dinner, and a movie with other Legacy Kids and a counselor while Mom and Dad an evening on their own. To make reservations or purchase tickets, interested parties are encouraged to visit www.lanierislands.com or call 770-945-8787.

* Individual only with valid I.D.
** $20 per child, includes keepsake chef’s hat
*** $50 per child, includes gift bag
**** Times/Calendar of events subject to change without notice

Stone Mountain Park has exciting events planned this Labor Day weekend!

Stone Mtn Park honors and appreciates our EVERY DAY Working Heroes in a Labor Day weekend celebration featuring the Labor Day Spectacular in MountainVision followed by epic Fireworks displays on all three nights (Saturday – Monday)

Challenge yourself on SkyHike®, the nation’s largest adventure course, cool off and play in the spray at Geyser Towers® or soar to the top of the mountain on the Summit Skyride…the adventures are endless!

Stay into the evening for the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision®, newly updated with breath-taking fire effects.Three flame cannons add a punch to the show by sending a trio of flames nearly one-hundred feet into the air. Plus, special new fireworks spray multi-colored bursts and dance on the water at the base of the mountain.

Attraction Hours (9/3 – 9/5): 10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Lasershow and Fireworks (9/3 – 9/5): 9:30  p.m.

Labor Day in Awesome Alpharetta:

labordayAlpharetta Food Truck Alley Thursday, September 1 from 5-9pm

Downtown Alpharetta Farmers Market  September 3  8:30 a.m.
You will find farmers with fruits and vegetables, gardeners with fresh flowers and plants, and makers of all sorts of edible home goods from yummy desserts to local raw honey and homemade sauces and jellies.
Home by Dark Concert Series    Chukkar Farm  9/2 and 9/3  8pm

There’s no better way to spend Labor Day weekend than with a pig roast and cookout! Join Oak Steakhouse and Colletta on Sunday, September 4th from 5 to 8pm for an evening of food and fun for the whole family.

Enjoy a whole roasted pig, oysters, special sides and desserts in Palmer Plaza while listening to live music and sipping on cocktails to celebrate the end of summer. For the kids, there will also be an array of games and face painting to enjoy.  Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for kids (ages 6 to 12). Children ages 5 and under are free. You can purchase tickets here. For additional information, please call Oak Steakhouse at 678.722.8333 or Colletta at 678.722.8335.

Lawrenceville Summer Concert Series

The concerts are FREE outdoor lawn events but reserved tables for six can be rented beginning at $65+ by contacting the Lawrenceville Visitors Center at 678.226.2639.
September 2  Lawrenceville Live on the Square

Norcross Thrasher Park Summer Concert Series

All concerts are at Thrasher Park.  Grab your picnic blankets, chairs and dancing shoes; and join us in the park for some great 2016_SummerConcertSeries_Flyer_8.5x11entertainment!  1 Park Drive Norcross 30071   7:30-9:30 pm

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 Roswell Riverside Sounds Concert Series

The annual Roswell Riverside Sounds concert series is hosted at  Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Road in Roswell on the first Saturday of the month through October from 7-9 p.m.

September 3    Stephane Wrembel

Under the Pines at Matilda’s

September 3  Fire and the Knife

Sugarloaf Mills’ Labor Day Super Sale!

Below you will find the extended hours at North Georgia and Calhoun Premium Outlets:
·         North Georgia Premium Outlets
o    Friday, Saturday & Monday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
o    Sunday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
·         Calhoun Premium Outlets
o    Friday, Saturday & Monday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
o    Sunday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Sugarloaf Mills salutes the last long weekend of summer during its Labor Day Super Sale from September 2 – 5 with incredible mark downs and end-of-season sales on summer merchandise, while also giving shoppers a preview of fall’s hottest new looks. Whether you are a power shopper or a fashion lover, area-residents do not want to miss this incredible weekend of savings with blow-out deals from the center’s already 70% off reduced prices.

Sugarloaf Mills is the ultimate shopping destination offering Super Sale savings all weekend long at almost all of its 180 brand-name retailers, including Bass Pro Shops, Guess Factory Store, Kenneth Cole Company Store, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Nike Factory Store, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH and Tommy Hilfiger Company Store.

For more information call (678)847-5000, visit www.simon.com/SugarloafMills or follow Sugarloaf Mills’ Labor Day Super Sale Weekend on www.facebook.com/SugarloafMills.

Dragon Con Parade  Saturday, September 3

Parade begins at 10 a.m.  Dragon Con hosts the largest parade in Atlanta, with 3,200 costumed participants marching down Peachtree St in front of thousands of spectators.

Dragon Con night at the Georgia Aquarium – Saturday, Septemer 3  7pm – 11pm

 

Have a wonderful and safe Labor Day Weekend!

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