5 Ways to Celebrate Labor Day

You work hard—you deserve a break. Celebrate Labor Day in Gwinnett!

Rosie the Riveter saying, "Take the day off!"

According to the Department of Labor, "Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country."

Want a Labor Day fun fact? Some records show that Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a cofounder of the American Federation of Labor, was the first to suggest a day to honor America workers.

There's more. Many believe that Matthew Maguire, a machinist, not Peter McGuire, founded the holiday. Recent research seems to support this. Either way, the Central Labor Union adopted a Labor Day proposal and appointed a committee to plan a demonstration and picnic (thanks, Central Labor Union!).

We're certainly glad the holiday exists and are here to tell you five ways that you can celebrate Labor Day in Gwinnett.

  • Kick off the weekend with Clay Walker with High Valley & Matt Stell at The Bowl @ Sugar Hill.
  • Don't cook dinner. Head over to Block Party on Main in Duluth for delicious dishes, games and live entertainment.
  • Stone Mountain Park celebrates the holiday with the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision followed by a special fireworks display on all three nights, Saturday, August 31 through Monday, September 2.
  • The Buford Corn Maze will open for its season Labor Day weekend. Enjoy their corn maze, hay rides, pony rides, the pumpkin patch and more.
  • Kick off football season with the UGA vs. Vanderbilt game on the Peachtree Corners Town Green.

Enjoy your day off! Comment below, and tell us how you'll celebrate this Labor Day.