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Things to Do In Washington, DC on Labor Day

Labor Day in September usually passes by quietly in many towns and cities across the union. However, it is never the case in Washington DC. Washington celebrates Labor Day with much enthusiasm. A large number of events, from DC’s free dozens of outdoor activities to the Labor Day Capitol Concert, offers a highly entertaining experience to enjoy both as an individual and a family. Here are a few things to do this Labor Day in Washington DC on your next DC bus tour.


Food, music, fashion, and Caribbean culture; this is what you get when you enjoy the Carifesta at the Woodrow Wilson Plaza. Now, you can dance through Labor Day with eight hours of live music, from well-known Caribbean artists to world-famous DJs. Enjoy a scrumptious lunch or dinner in the food court and explore the beer garden (for ages 21 and above) to have a splendid time.

DC VegFest

Regardless of the fact that you are a vegetarian or not, this is a day-long event at Yards Park to enlighten you on the subject. You benefit from plenty of education on why plant-based food is the way to go. Moreover, you also get to sample food from 130+ vendors, absolutely free, to gain more insight into making health-conscious decisions. What’s more? You also enjoy live music, live cooking shows, and presentations from renowned celebrities including authors. There is also an ‘activity area’ to keep your children busy.

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Bonus Truckeroo

Truckeroo features local food to share delectable goodies from milk to cookies and Vietnamese sandwiches. The highlight of the event is dozens of wheeled food sellers that will turn up on Friday to guarantee a memorable event. Guests can benefit from shades and picnic tables to enjoy the festivities comfortably. Lots of games, live music, and cold beverages will add to the never-ending fun. 

National Symphony Orchestra’s Labor Day Concert

This annual performance features the National Symphony Orchestra to liven up the festivities of Labor Day. Viewers also get to enjoy the incredibly stunning scenery of the city in the background with great performances.

Markus Lüpertz

The celebrated German artist Markus Lüpertz will feature in the exhibit that comprises 40+ works inside America’s first modern art museum. It closes Sunday and successfully explores the artist’s creative journey from the 1960s to this date. It also showcases his patent “dithyrambic” style and pioneering paintings of German motifs. 

Page-to-Stage Festival

The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage is famous for featuring one free performance each day of the year. Join in the event early as seating begins to fill-up 30 minutes before every play on Labor Day.

Wright on the Walls

The National Building Museum hosts the installation to honors the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright and his magnificent work. The exhibit has transformed one of the museum’s gallery into an interactive coloring book, with adaptations of Wright’s work on the walls, which means now you can add your creativity in the form of colors and shapes to have fun on Labor Day. The spaces featured include commercial areas as well as residences along with houses of worship to offer a genuine essence of Wright’s genius. The exhibit closes on Monday.

Final Thoughts

Navigation becomes super-easy with DC bus tours. For more information, visit USA Guided Tours to plan out your Labor Day Celebrations in advance. 

Brandi Marcene | USA Guided Tours DC Blog Contributor