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Greater Philadelphia Labor Day Weekend Guide

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Philadelphia's Labor Day Weekend events, which include the Red Bull Flug Tag competition at Penn's Landing, will not crash and burn!
Philadelphia's Labor Day weekend events, which include the Red Bull Flugtag competition at Penn's Landing, will not crash and burn!

The end of summer, generally signified by Labor Day Weekend, is always a pretty sad time for kids and grownups alike, but these exciting events in the Greater Philadelphia area will be sure to  help you remember that to every season there is a purpose (and that purpose is to enjoy!):

Labor Day at the National Constitution Center (Sept. 4-6 at the National Constitution Center)

Perfect for getting the kids back in the spirit of learning (after a summer of vegging out watching tube on the couch), old and young alike can learn about labor history with special programs for Labor Day, which are included in the price of general admission.

Labor Day at Franklin Square (Sept. 6 at Franklin Square) 

In addition to Franklin Square’s normal festive attractions, there will also be free fun and games on Labor Day. The Square includes a miniature golf course, classic carousel, storytelling benches, a picnic area and much much more!

Labor Day Picnic and Parade (Sept. 6 at Penn’s Landing)

Celebrate Labor Day the relaxing way with a parade (running up Columbus Boulevard from Washington Avenue beginning at 9:30 a.m.). The parade will be followed by a festival picnic featuring live music, food, magicians, face painting and more. Entry to the picnic is $5.

First Friday (Sept. 3 at Olde City and locations city-wide) 

Hobnob around the city as shops and galleries open their doors offering free appetizers, wine and entertainment. Stay (cheap and) classy, Philadelphia!

Tony Williams Scholarship Jazz Festival (Sept 3-6 at Philadelphia Airport Embassy Suites) 

This prominent jazz festival for a great cause features live music, as well as honorees Bill Cosby, Daryl Hall and Mickey Roker.

Jackson Browne and David Lindley Live at the Borgata (Sept. 5 at Borgata Casino Atlantic City) 

Come see two of the greatest musicians of the modern era while taking in the plush amenities of A.C.’s best casino.

Red Bull Flutag (Sept. 4, 2010 at Penn’s Landing) 

You have surely seen the TV advertisements for this one: a competition in which 34 teams attempt to launch home-constructed flying machines over the Delaware River. Hopefully there will be lifeguards on duty!

Philadelphia Union v. Kansas City Wizards (Sept. 4, 2010 at PPL Park)

Keep that summer soccer buzz going with the latest edition to the Philly sports pantheon: the Philly Union.

Phillies Double Header (Sept. 6 at Citizens Bank Park) 

The pennant race is tighetning up in the NL East, and our boys in the red and white pinstripes need all the help they can get during this most important stretch run. 

Polish American Family Festival and County Fair  (Sept. 4-6 at Doylestown, PA) 

The 45th annual Polish American Family Festival and County Fair features shows, rides, demonstrations, crafters, and all of the kielbasa, pierogi, and bigos you can eat. Czesc!