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!
Georgia Lakeside Destination is the Scene for Live Music, Fireworks, Pick-up Volleyball, Giveaways, Boardwalk Entertainers and More During Weekend-Long Holiday Celebration!! More information to come!!
Although Summer 2015 doesn’t officially come to a close until September 23 and the LanierWorld season remains in full swing on weekends until September 13, Georgia’s Lanier Islands is making plans for a “Last Blast of Summer” themed Labor Day Weekend of epic proportions. Set to take place at the popular lakeside destination’s beach, boardwalk and waterpark district, the celebration will encompass four full days of fun from Friday, September 4 through Monday, September 7.
Day 1, Thursday September 3rd: “Tailgate Golf Classic” at Lanier Islands’s Legacy Golf Course presented by Zaxby’s, Georgia’s Own Credit Union and Bud Light, come tee it up with former NCAA College Football players and sport your schools colors! 8am registration and a 10am shotgun start. Foursomes starting at $500 and foursomes with a former NCAA Football Player playing in your group for $680.
Day 2, Friday September 4th: “Tailgate Cove at Lanier Island’s Sunset Cove” presented by Zaxby’s and Georgia’s Own Credit Union. Come hang out on Bud Light Beach for all the fun and be sure to catch Warner Bros. Records chart-topping singer/guitarist Frankie Ballard performing LIVE on the Infiniti and Subaru of Gwinnett Performance Stage! The evening will be capped off by a fireworks show over gorgeous Lake Lanier. Gates open at 3pm with live music.
Day 3, Saturday September 5th: “The Georgia’s Own Credit Union Tailgate 5K” benefiting L.E.A.D presented by Zaxby’s and Michelob Ultra starts at 8am. This is a 5K run/walk around the picturesque setting of Lanier Islands created in partnership with Atlanta Track Club. The Tailgate 5K is Atlanta’s opportunity for College Football fans to showcase their team pride and get ready for their school’s season. In addition to overall and age group awards, a special prize will be awarded to all runners who registered as fans of the college football team with the largest number of participants in the 5k.
Buy your Adventure Pass for $19.95 through September 6!! Stone Mountain park honors and appreciates our Everyday Heroes in a Labor Day Weekend celebration featuring the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision followed by a special fireworks display on all three nights (Friday – Sunday)!
Attraction Hours: 10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Lasershow and Fireworks: 9 p.m.
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.
The special fireworks display including a special tribute to all of our hardworking heroes will immediately follow the Lasershow every night September 4-6!
September 5 -12 Alpharetta Restaurant Week
Alpharetta’s restaurant scene is going to get the chance to show off for a week as part of the 2nd Annual Alpharetta Restaurant Week Sept. 5 -12. The event, open to all restaurants in the City of Alpharetta, is designed to showcase the best the city’s eateries have to offer as well as giving customers great deals. Restaurants are encouraged to participate by offering coupons on the Restaurant Week Card through sponsorship.
This year, along with Restaurant Week, the Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce will be showing their support of the Alpharetta Rotary Club’s Mayor’s Corporate Challenge 5K Run and Block Party at Restaurant Row. Restaurants will have the opportunity to have a booth at the Block Party to help kick-off Restaurant Week.
September 4 A1A performs. All concerts are at Thrasher Park and from 7:30 – 9:30 pm
September 5: Monty Montgomery
Born in Port Antonio, Jamaica, this talented and charismatic singer started to write and create music in his early years and has since reached the British Charts and toured across Europe. He holds numerous awards, is listed in the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles, and was recognized as one of the top reggae artists of all times by Billboard magazine.