Labor Day Weekend in Memphis


Labor Day is a federal holiday designed to honor the "working man." It is also recognized as a state holiday in all fifty states. It falls each year on the first Monday in September and is considered by many to be the unofficial end of summer. A lot of folks celebrate the holiday with cookouts, pool parties, and travel. Below you will find some of the best events going on around town throughout Labor Day Weekend.

  • Delta Fair and Music Festival
    August 30-September 8, 2013
    Admission is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for kids 5-12.
    The Delta Fair and Music Festival is the first big fair/festival of the season. The Fair consists of rides, food, live music, and exhibits.
  • Stone Soul Picnic
    August 31, 2013
    What better way is there to spend the weekend than with a family picnic on the banks of the mighty Mississippi? This free event will feature live music from locally and nationally known gospel artists.
  • Memphis Music and Heritage Festival
    August 31 - September 1, 2013
    Enjoy a taste of Memphis culture all weekend long at this family friendly, free event.
  • Chick-Fil-A 5K
    September 2, 2013
    Registration starts at $20.
    This annual walk/run will benefit Junior Achievement and will be held on Labor Day at Autozone Park.
  • Family and Friends Day Picnic at CMOM
    August 31, 2013
    $15 for non-members, $8 for members
    Bring the whole family down to the Children's Museum of Memphis for an end-of-summer bash.
  • Take a Swim
    Although the city pools are closed for the season, some membership-only pools are still open during Labor Day weekend. As the unofficial end of summer, this is a great time to get in one last swim.
  • Grill Out -- Memphis Style
    Labor Day is the perfect excuse for cooking out on the grill. If you plan on barbecuing, why not do it Memphis-style?
  • Save Money on Travel
    If you are going to be travelling this Labor Day weekend, be sure to scope out the best gas prices in town before hitting the road!