The countdown is on! Actually, the countdown was on right after New Year’s Day passed. I take it upon myself as a working mother to know exactly what the next holiday will be, how many days we’ll get off for it, and every holiday thereafter. And three-day weekends? It’s like a countdown to a mini Christmas.
And while Labor Day isn’t exactly the most monumental holiday, our great city of Knoxville has managed to turn it into something special, something celebrated, and why shouldn’t it be? It’s to honor the hard-working men and women of this country. So if you don’t want to fight your way through the masses to celebrate the Vols or enjoy the spectacular show that is Boomsday, here are some other Labor Day weekend events for you and your family to enjoy!
- August 28-30 Picky Chick Consignment Sale – Get your shopping totes ready! The Picky Chick Consignment Sale will be from 10 am-8 pm Thursday and Friday and the half price sale will start at 9 am on Saturday and last until 3 pm.
- August 30 @ 9:30 am – Pizza Dough Class at Williams Sonoma (suitable for ages 9-13). Have fun with the family and learn how to make delicious pizza dough! Limited space so please contact the store to register.
- August 30 @ 3:00 pm (Fireworks @ 9:00 pm) – BOOMSDAY! As they say, one of the largest fireworks shows in the Southeast! There will be a handful of great activities for kids including games, inflatables, the giant Big Idaho Potato Tour and Tater Team, featuring the Knoxville Zoo!
- August 30 @ 8:00 pm – Bat Night at Ijams Nature Center! Learn all about these flying mammals and then go see if you can find some in the park. The cost is $5 for Ijams members and $8 for non-members. Children 5 and under are free. Pre-registration is required; please call (865) 577-4717, ext. 110 to register.
- August 31 @ 7:00 pm – VOLS GAME! If you bleed orange, then don’t miss the kick-off for the UT vs. Utah State game.
- Sept. 1 @ 9:00 am to 1:00 pm – Labor Day Sunflower Project at Krutch Park. Stop by to help weave harvested sunflowers onto a fence. Each sunflower represents individual efforts over the past year, while the finished product is symbolic of collective work.
What are your Labor Day plans? Did we miss anything? Let us know, and we will add it to the list!