Labor Day weekend is the unofficial end of summer, but in Boston, it’s a time to celebrate all that the city has to offer. From festivals and cruises to light shows and food events, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
No matter what you choose to do, Labor Day weekend is a great time to enjoy all that Boston has to offer. So get out there and have some fun!
Here are a few of the highlights of Boston’s Labor Day Weekend 2023:
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Take a deep dive into the history of the American Revolution on this walking tour of Boston. Your historian guide will focus on the years between 1760 and 1775, a tumultuous time with lots to talk about. Stroll the Freedom Trail and ask plenty of questions along the way; your small group will make for an intimate atmosphere.
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Boston Labor Day Weekend 2023
The festival will include Greek foods and pastries, live music and dancing, Greek souvenirs and a Greek marketplace, Greek dance performers, and children’s activities.
Beer and wine will be available for purchase.
When: Friday, September 1, 2023 | 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Where: Sts. Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church, 9 Central St, Marlborough, MA 01752
How Much: FREE
Join City Tap House for a throwback extravaganza as they celebrate Labor Day weekend in style! Get ready to relive the nostalgic vibes of the early 2000s with a night of iconic music, fashion, and fun. Grab your friends, put on your best 2000s outfit, and join them for a night of throwback bliss!
When: Friday, September 1, 2023, 8:00 pm | Sunday, September 3, 2023, 3:00 pm
Where: 10 Boston Wharf Rd, Boston, MA 02210
How Much: Not Stated
The largest art show on Martha’s Vineyard, featuring only Island Artists with unique furniture, clothing, ceramics, jewelry, and fine art from the Island’s top artists. Watch a weaver making a beautiful scarf from wool harvested from her own flock. Enjoy watching a young Island artist create his latest masterpiece. These and many more unique experiences, including local music, await you at this premiere show.
When: Friday, September 1, 2023, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm | Saturday, September 2, 2023 – Sunday, September 3, 2023 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: 35 Panhandle Rd, West Tisbury, MA 02575
How Much: FREE | $2.00 parking fee
Step back in time to a 16th-century harvest festival at Connecticut Renaissance Faire’s 25th anniversary celebration! Since 1999, we’ve been the gateway to a magical world where you can shop in New England’s largest Medieval Marketplace, feast on juicy turkey legs and craft beers, and enjoy hilarious comedy and thrilling acrobatics on 12 stages.
All ages can enjoy the magic of the Renaissance – costumes are encouraged, but not required. Don’t miss out on an enchanted journey to the days of yore and celebrate with some good, old-fashioned fun – get your tickets now!!
When: Saturday, September 2, 2023 – Sunday, September 3, 2023 | 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
Where: The Connecticut Renaissance Faire, 122 Mack Rd, Lebanon, CT 06249
How Much: $16
Save the date for our 3rd Annual Labor Day Weekend Block Party!! More details to follow…
When: Sunday, September 3, 2023 | 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: The Charles River Speedway, 525 Western Ave, Brighton, MA 02135
How Much: FREE
Deal Alert – Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission
Relive the most important event leading up to the American Revolution on this guided tour of the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum. Take a journey back in time to the famous Boston Tea Party, an incident that changed the course of American history. It’s more than a stroll through historic artifacts, though. It’s truly one of the top-rated museums in the city of Boston. Explore authentically restored tea ships and throw the fated tea into Boston Harbor.
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Boston Labor Day Weekend 2023 Events
Come face-to-face with an ice-breathing dragon and more fantastical creatures in a frozen mythical land. Explore ancient Egypt where you’ll discover towering pyramids, a 33-foot sphinx, and awe-inspiring wildlife. Dive into an underwater adventure through a coral reef, featuring marine life from Down Under, and experience the rich cultural history of China through traditional lantern scenes including a 200-foot-long display of pagodas, cranes, and lotuses, as well as a glowing walk-through dragon tunnel spanning over 80 feet.
When: Monday, September 4, 2023 | 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Where: Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Rd, Boston, MA 02121
How Much: The price starts at $22.95
Immersive Disney Animation is an innovative celebration that takes you inside some of the greatest films of Walt Disney Animation Studios, from their very earliest, groundbreaking features to the beloved hit movies of today.
Now you can! Step into the art and legacy of Walt Disney Animation Studios and celebrate the music, artistry, and animation from the creators of Frozen, The Little Mermaid, Big Hero 6, and many more.
When: Monday, September 4, 2023 | 10:15 am – 4:30 pm
Where: Lighthouse ArtSpace, 130 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02116
How Much: Morning $23 | Afternoon $18
Celebrate Labor Day in style at the Labor Day White Party at The Tall Ship Boston! This exclusive event will feature a day-to-night party with live music, dancing, and waterfront views. The dress code is white, so get your glad rags ready!
When: Monday, September 4, 2023 | 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Where: 1 E Pier Dr, Boston, MA 02128
How Much: $20
Fenway Flea returns to the market for a fun day party. Swing by their patio to shop their curated selection of small business creations, vintage finds, records, art, collectibles, and more. And don’t forget to grab a frozen daiquiri at the Daiquiri Deck for a refreshing sip after shopping.
When: Monday, September 4, 2023 |12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: 401 Park Dr, Boston, MA 02215
How Much: Not Stated
If you’re going out of town this Boston Labor Day weekend, why not pass by the Marlborough Labor Day Parade of New England? It’s the largest and most prestigious Labor Day parade in the region and it’s a great event to take the kids to. There will be a variety of bands, plenty of impressive floats, and, of course, spectacular performers who are sure to make your day. This year will be the 71st year of the parade so expect plenty of sights to see and memories to make!
When: Monday, September 4, 2023 | 12:00 pm
Where: Lincoln St and Pleasant St, Marlborough, MA 01752
How Much: FREE
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