Labor Day is an annual celebration of workers and the American Labor movement dedicated to the achievements of the work force. It is celebrated on the first Monday in September as a day off for all American workers. The holiday has its origins during the turmoil of the industrial revolution during the late 1880s. The extreme conditions caused the labor force to join together to improve working conditions for all ages. Labor Day was established as an official holiday in 1887 and the first Monday in September was declared a national holiday by Congress in 1894 to give laborers a day off. Today, Labor Day is celebrated as the “unofficial last day of summer” with picnics, parades and fireworks displays.
There are many things to do over Labor Day weekend in the Los Angeles area from food festivals to county fairs. Here is a list of just a few of the events going on in Los Angeles and Orange counties over the Labor Day holiday weekend:
The 42nd Annual Fiesta Hermosa takes place August 31st and September 1st in downtown Hermosa. This event features more than 300 artisans including painters, sculptures, photographers, crafters, jewelers and much more! There will be entertainment on two stages as well as a kid’s carnival.
Los Angeles County Fair
The Los Angeles County Fair opens Labor Day weekend and runs until September 28th. The fair is held at the Fairplex in Pomona, California. There will be entertainment, carnival rides, livestock competitions and exhibitions, gardening exhibitions, food, horse racing, vendors and much more. You can find the daily schedule of events on the fair’s website. This year, the fair has a special display called Luminasia, presented by Morongo Casino and Resort, which is a display of larger-than-life Asian themed lanterns.
Orange International Street Fair
The downtown streets of Orange, California transforms into the Orange International Street Fair August 29th to 31st. Each nation that is represented will “reside” on a different street, where you can see entertainment, get great food and visit the many vendors. There are 9 stages for international entertainment including the Irish, Greek, German, Mexican, Polynesian, English and All-American Stages. There are also family and children’s activities throughout the fair.
The Los Angeles Times annual food and wine festival, The Taste, takes place August 29th to 31st at the Paramount Pictures Studios. You can taste the many wonders of the Los Angeles culinary scene during the event as well as attend seminars and tastings from local chefs, critics, and bar-smiths. The tickets go quickly, so buy your tickets in advance for this event.
Budweiser Made in America Music Festival
Here a variety of musical acts from Imagine Dragons to John Mayer at the Made in America Music Festival. There will be food trucks and other top food vendors and much more. The festival takes place at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles.
Queen Mary Shoreline Jam and Art Deco Festival
There are two vastly different events taking place at the Queen Mary over Labor Day weekend. First is the Art Deco Festival, which runs August 28th to September 1st. This festival displays the largest collection of Art Deco in the world. You can take a step back in time and experience prohibition era drinks, art tours, and a grand ball. Outside the Queen Mary, is the Queen Mary Shoreline Jam, running August 30th and 31st. This festival features top performers in reggae, hip-hop and alternative music. There are also beach games, food and other events.
Magellan Storage is very proud to be a part of the Los Angeles and Orange County communities. Our offices will be closed on Labor Day, but you can still access your storage units during gate access hours. Magellan Storage wishes you a safe and happy Labor Day!