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The Best Labor Day Weekend Events for 2018

By Olivia Cooper | August 27, 2018 | Lifestyle

The Philly area has a lot to offer this Labor Day weekend. We’ve compiled a list of the best ways to spend the holiday in and around the most historic city in the country.


Made in America Festival

Labor Day celebrations will kick off on the Ben Franklin Parkway with Jay Z’s annual Made in America music festival. This year, the lineup will include stars like Nicki Minaj, Post Malone, Meek Mill, Diplo and Zedd. With multiple stages, food trucks, games and rides, this two-day event is an essential this holiday weekend. Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 818-380-0400, ext. 248

Atlantic City Wine Hop Tour

If you’re looking to indulge by the beach and taste some of the best wine the region has to offer, head to the Atlantic City Wine Hop Tour this weekend. Savor wines from Renault and Tomasello wineries with a professional host while exploring the historic town of Smithville and the Village Greene. Purchase tickets here. 124 Park Pl., Atlantic City, 609-593-6349

Park on Tap in Clark Park

Looking to relax outside while staying local? Parks on Tap will be at University City's Clark Park for the long weekend. This pop-up beer garden works to benefit the Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation. Clark Park has over 300 trees and spans nine acres, making it the perfect place to kick back while enjoying delicious cuisine. 4300-4398 Baltimore Ave., 215-988-9334


For those looking for a more international experience for the weekend, Volksfest is an annual German-American Labor Day weekend celebration with German food, vendors, and a wide variety of entertainment. Featured will be the Joe Weber Band, Greater Kensington String Band, Bratwurst Boys Band, GTV Almrausch Dancers, and more. 9130 Academy Rd., 215-332-0121

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