If you’re one of the lucky people with a long weekend away from work, here are some fun, free things to do in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and surrounding areas on Labor Day Weekend, 2018. Make sure to follow the links to get the details on the times, locations, and other important information.
Labor Day Weekend is from Friday, August 31st, 2018, to Monday, September 3rd.
Here are some special events for Labor Day Weekend. Please also scroll down for a large, comprehensive list of free and cheap things to do over the holiday weekend.
Sunday, September 2nd
12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Durham Central Park, 501 Foster Street, Durham
This popular food truck rodeo is free to attend. Just pay for the food that you want. There will be live music by Travers Brothership. Non-profit partner, Duke CTSI (Clinical & Transitional Science Institute), will set up free beach volleyball, tic tac toe and jump ropes.
Saturday, September 1st, 2018
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Social Games and Brews, 1007 W Main St, Durham
Saturday festivities are free to the public
Saturday festivities include live music, other entertainment, and a big bike show.
Saturday, September 1st, 2018: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday, September 2nd, 2018: 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Fayetteville Street, from Martin Street to City Plaza, Raleigh
The African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County is an annual Labor Day Weekend celebration of African American culture as expressed through art, music, dance, food and community.
Explore the work of visual artists in the Art Gallery Walk, music & dance performances on the Main Stage, browse a vendor marketplace, and take part in interactive family activities in the Family Village.
The Family Village will feature performances by storytellers, dance troupes, drum circles, and much more, as well as make-and-take craft tents where you can create something of your own to bring home.
In the Vendor Marketplace, browse the variety of clothing, accessories, jewelry, natural bath products, home decor and much more.
Friday, August 31st
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The last Friday of every month, Hillsborough hosts an art walk. Many art galleries and venues have art openings that night. Artists, food vendors, craftspeople and more set up their wares on the sidewalks around the courthouse. There will be a free concert by Second Set.
Sunday, September 2nd, 2018
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road, Wake Forest
Enjoy a community event that encourages people to leave their technology behind and connect with the community through games, activities and a free concert by Ellis Dyson & the Shambles. There will be sack races, relay races, corn hole and mini golf. The concert starts at 5 p.m.