The United States of America is fortunate to be a nation associated with economic and social prosperity. In celebration of the labor force that helped build it, the entire country takes the first Monday of September off from their busy lives in what has come to be known as Labor Day.
How better to spend your Labor Day then in our nation’s capital?
Here are just a few suggestions on how to spend your long weekend in Washington, D.C.
An Evening At Nationals Park
All work, and no play?
Not for the Washington Nationals!
Grab a hot dog, a cold brew, and some peanuts and join this major league baseball team on Monday, September 5 at 4:05 PM, as they take on the Atlanta Braves. The stadium is also home to a number of gourmet food options so you are sure to find something you love, if some of the more casual options are not for you.
Enjoy the Sounds of the National Symphony Orchestra
A long three-day weekend is music to the ears of most working people, but how about spending it listening to some real music?
Every year, the National Symphony Orchestra puts on a beautiful Labor Day Concert on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol. With the Capitol building as the backdrop to an eclectic selection of patriotic pieces, there is no setting more relaxing. The best part about it, however, is that it is absolutely free for anyone who would like to attend.
The National Hard Crab Derby
This event, held on the eastern shores of Maryland is chock-full of fun activities for the entire family. The Derby takes place from September 2nd to 5th and features crab races, carnival rides, parades, live entertainment, and fireworks.
What American holiday is ever truly complete without fireworks?
A Day at the Mall
No, we don’t mean a day out shopping.
We mean a day spent at the National Mall! Obviously, Washington, D.C. is one of the most popular sightseeing destinations in America. Why not spend your day off making your rounds to all of the monuments and museums that the District has in store? Be sure to say “hello” to Abe for us!
Learn About the History of Labor
It only makes sense to make a stop at the National Museum of American History to pay a visit to their American Enterprise exhibit on Labor Day. The exhibit examines the evolution of innovation and wealth which allowed American to go from an agriculturally based economy to economy based on the ideas and labor of its citizens. Seems fitting right?
Above, are just a few of the many options for spending your Labor Day weekend in Washington, D.C.