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Labor Day 2015: Activities To Celebrate The Near Summer’s End

Labor Day is the perfect way to celebrate the near end of summer. Even though the first official day of fall isn’t until Wednesday, September 23, many are already bidding farewell to the summer season by having barbecues and pool parties.

The best way to celebrate Labor Day is with a pool party. If you’re feeling lazy or if it’s just hot where you live, it’s also the perfect way to have a lazy day. You can either lounge by the pool or lay on a float. If you’re planning the ultimate pool party for Labor Day, then you should have the following.

  1. Plenty of pool decorations such as tiki torches, fake palm trees, pink flamingos, floats, and inflatable toys. American flags and red, white, and blue banners also work since it’s Labor Day.
  2. Have a first aid kit handy in case someone gets hurt. Accidents can happen — even in pools.
  3. If you intend on having alcohol at your pool party, it’s important for you or your friends not to overdo it. Have bottles of water on hand to prevent dehydration, especially in the hot summer sun.
  4. Have a station set up with sunscreen and aloe, just in case someone gets sunburned. Remind your friends and family to reapply, especially after spending time in the water for a long period of time.
  5. Make sure to have chaperones or adults on hand if kids are attending your pool party. Kids must be watched at all times so you can avoid any accidents from happening.
  6. Give your guests fluffy towels instead of typical beach towels. If you want to put some extra effort into your Labor Day pool party, then fill a basket up with luxurious towels. They will enjoy feeling something fluffy and cushy after swimming all day.

Other ways to celebrate Labor Day include: hitting the beach, attending an outdoor concert or festival, stargazing, seeing fireworks, attending a fair or carnival, going to a Medieval Dinner or Renaissance Faire, or attending a baseball game.

Of course, you can always check out a Labor Day parade in your town or have a barbecue. A recent survey on TripAdvisor.com showed that most people in Arkansas will spend their Labor Day at home, where it’s cool. Other popular activities include getting out of town since gas prices have dropped over a dollar since 2014, according to GasBuddy.com.

Other popular Labor Day activities include shopping and checking out the sales. Bass Pro Shops manager Bart Turbyfill says that Labor Day weekend is the biggest sales weekend of the year, aside from Black Friday.

“We have thousands through the doors this weekend. We have a lot of clearance items to get rid for our new fall selection coming in.”

Other options for families include visiting an amusement park, playground, or water park. If Labor Day is a day of remembrance for you and your family, then you may want to learn the history and culture of the town or city that you reside in. The best way to do it is to see if any museums are open in your area.

What are you doing to celebrate or not celebrate Labor Day? Share your thoughts below in the comments section.

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