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Five Ways to Spend Your Labor Day Weekend


Five Ways to Spend Your Labor Day Weekend Blog Feature

By: EYA on September 1st, 2011

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Check out these 5 exciting Labor Day weekend events and take advantage of our remaining lazy days of summer:

1. National Symphony Orchestra: Labor Day Capitol Concert 2011

What: The NSO’s annual Labor Day Capitol Concert will feature new Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke in Legends of Washington Music, a musical tribute to John Philip Sousa, “Duke” Ellington, and Chuck Brown.

When: Sunday, September 4, 2011 at 8 p.m. Gates open at 3 p.m. Open Rehearsal at 3:30 p.m.

Where: West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol

Free event, no tickets required. For more information click here.

2. Labor Day Art Show at Glen Echo Park

What: The exhibition will feature the work of more than 250 artists from the mid-Atlantic region. Artwork on display includes original works from artists of all ages and skill levels.

When: Saturday, September 3 – Monday, September 5, 12:00 – 6:00 pm. An opening reception will be held Friday, September 2, 7:00 – 9:00 pm.

Where: Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park

Admission is free. For more information click here.

3. Grand Slam Labor Day Weekend at National’s Park

What: $5 tickets for Labor Day Weekend to see the Nationals take on the Mets on Friday, Sept. 2 and the Dodgers on Monday, Sept. 5 plus, $1 kids tickets on Sunday, Sept. 4 vs. Mets. The Washington Nationals will host a free post-game concert featuring Lifehouse following Saturday’s game vs. the Mets

When: Friday, September 2 – Monday, September 5

Where: Nationals Park

For more information click here.

4. DC Blues Festival

What: Enjoy blues in the park, a musical instrument petting zoo for kids, and a side stage featuring free guitar and harmonica and vocal workshops.

When: Saturday, September 3, 12:00- 7:30-pm.

Where: Carter Barron Amphitheatre

Admission is free. For more information click here.

5. Loop Festival at the Yards Park

What: A new music festival in the beautiful Yards Park. The music event will also include games, food, and art. The 2011 lineup includes Danny Brown, TokiMonsta, Donnis, Quadron, The Stepkids, Y.M.C., The Kickdrums, Jonti, Kokyai, and The Clubhouse.

When: Saturday, September 3, 1:00- 10:00pm.

Where: 10 Water Street SE, Washington DC

For more information click here.