Born out of the American labor movement and becoming an official federal holiday in 1894, Labor Day was created to honor the countless contributions that the American workforce has made to our nation’s well-being. And, considering that the holiday was created to recognize Americans’ hard work, it’s hard to imagine a better way to celebrate it than by doing as little work as possible. Ideally, it’s marked it by spending the long weekend enjoying some hard-earned relaxation and quality time spent off the job.
On that note, in the Southeastern United States, there are few better places to do just that — and to bid farewell to summer in style — than along the Carolina coast on the famously family-friendly Grand Strand. To make your planning for the three-day weekend as hassle-free as possible (and to ensure the widest range of available accommodations), consider booking your stay at The Cottages at North Beach Plantation in North Myrtle Beach today — then get ready to enjoy some of the following fun activities and events set to be held in the area over the extended holiday weekend:
Fireworks and Family Entertainment: The skies over the Grand Strand will light up one last time this summer with two fireworks shows scheduled in the Myrtle Beach area over Labor Day weekend.
At the Barefoot Landing shopping/dining/entertainment complex — which can be found less than a mile from The Cottages at North Beach Plantation, just across North Kings Highway from the resort — the season finale of the SummerFest entertainment series on Friday, August 30, will bring live music (including the Paul Grimshaw Band at the Dockside Village amphitheater), roaming entertainers and other family-friendly activities. And on Saturday, August 31, the Craig Sorrells Project will deliver the live music at the amphitheater at 7 p.m., while later at 10 p.m., the complex’s Labor Day Weekend Fireworks Display will deliver a dazzling pyrotechnics show high above Barefoot Lake and the Intracoastal Waterway.
Farther south at Myrtle Beach hot spot Broadway at the Beach, Saturday will bring the season finale of the Great American Summer Nights entertainment series, which is set to feature an array of family activities like face painters, dancers and other strolling entertainers; then the season-ending Labor Day Fireworks Extravaganza will be presented over Lake Broadway on Sunday at 10 p.m.
More Events — Long holiday weekends always seem to bring a buzz of activity on the Grand Strand, and Labor Day weekend 2019 will further that trend. On the Thursday evening (August 29) leading into the long weekend, Chocolate Chip will play a selection of Top 40 hits at the Music on Main Concert Series in North Myrtle Beach. On Sunday, September 1, in Myrtle Beach, Saving Abel will perform in “the Best backyard in Town” alongside the Intracoastal Waterway to wrap up the Boathouse’s summer Sunday Concert Series. Later, Labor Day itself will bring the kickoff to the 18th Annual Mustang Week, which sees hundreds of Ford Mustang owners and enthusiasts gather for car shows, cruise-ins, races and more at hot spots throughout the Myrtle Beach area. Additionally, farmers markets are set to be held at Myrtle Beach’s The Market Common, as well as in Conway and in Georgetown.
Water Parks and Amusement Parks: At many of the Grand Strand’s water parks and amusement parks, including Wild Water & Wheels, Splashes Water Park and Myrtle Waves, Labor Day weekend will mark the official end of the summer season — so visitors can get one last chance to experience the parks’ thrills and excitement before the attractions close for the fall and winter.
After celebrating a Labor Day weekend to remember on the Grand Strand, head back to the comfortable accommodations and wide range of amenities at The Cottages at North Beach Plantation to get some more rest and relaxation before returning home to the daily grind. Book your Labor Day getaway today — and start planning an unforgettable holiday celebration on the Carolina coast!