Originally recognized to honor the American labor movement, for most Americans Labor Day has come to signal the end of summer. With the holiday always falling on a Monday, many use the holiday as a chance to getaway for a long weekend, head to the beach before school starts back up, or have a cookout at home to spend time with family and friends. With its rich history, southern hospitality, beautiful beaches, and lowcountry fare, its no wonder many flock to Charleston SC to spend the Labor Day weekend. Beyond the beach, you can find something for everyone.

 

Get Jazzy For A Cause

Born in the South, jazz music has come to be celebrated as part of southern culture. Celebrate Charleston’s Jazz legacy on Labor Day Weekend with a 3-day festival featuring Grammy Award winning jazz musicians at the 11th Annual Greater Charleston Lowcountry Jazz Festival. Proceeds support the nonprofit organization, Closing the Gap in Health Care, Inc., which promotes decreasing health disparities and increasing health literacy. Boogie the weekend away and support a good cause.

Friday through Friday, August 30 – September 1, 2018 at the Charleston Gaillard Center.

 

Local Goods and Fare

If you’re looking for the local go-to on summer weekends, you have to visit The Charleston Farmers Market. Every Saturday from April through November, the farmers market hosts more than 100 local artisans, farmers, food trucks, and more, with street performers and bounce castles, it’s fun for the whole family. If you’re just visiting Charleston for Labor Day Weekend, there are some unique vendors to browse and even pick up something special to take back home with you.

Saturday, August 31, 2018, 8 AM – 2 PM, at Marion Square, downtown

 

Sandy Summer Send-off

Labor Day might have you thinking summer is over, but in Charleston – far from it! Charleston’s warm weather serves up beach days well into fall, but if you’re in town for the holiday weekend, it’s a great time to hit the sandy shores. Charleston’s beaches are the perfect place for sand castles, surfing, and relaxing the day away. Pack your beach bag (don’t forget the essentials!), fill the cooler, cue your favorite playlist, toss the frisbee, and hit the beach with friends and family.

A beach near you (Isle of PalmsSullivan’s IslandFolly BeachKiawah Island)

 

Bust Out the Grill

Long weekends are the perfect time to host family and friends, or invite them over for a fun-filled cookout in the backyard. With backyard games like cornhole, and fresh cuts from the Charleston farmers market (above), you can’t go wrong.  For those who aren’t a grill master, there’s always the option of ordering barbecue catered from one of Charleston’s many tasty, top-notch, local BBQ joints – check out these 5 Best BBQ joints in Charleston.

Any of our luxurious Folly Beach vacation rentals! 

 

If you’re thinking about visiting Charleston SC for Labor Day weekend, we have the perfect spot available to book your reservation. “Palmetto Loft” is one of our NEWEST rentals downtown Charleston, located in the heart of the French Quarter featuring soaring ceilings, and room for up to 4! Book your Labor Day Weekend in Charleston NOW so you can participate in all of the fun events throughout the holiday weekend.

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