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The official fall kickoff is next week, with Labor Day, which is observed on the first Monday of September.  Labor Day is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.  Labor day was first celebrated in New York City in 1882 and was organized by the Central Labor Union.  If you are looking for ways to honor this national holiday, we have a a few ideas for you.

  • Coors Light Kickoff and Rib Festival – Held from August 29 – September 2 this is a great way to kick off the upcoming football season.  This is an annual event held a Heinz Field and is nationally known for the rib vendors, concerts, Steelers Experience and more!

  • Great Fairs – It seems that we have come to fair season here in Western Pennsylvania.  There are many fairs taking place in the area this weekend; from Mercer to Washington counties and areas in between there are festivities popping up all over. Enjoy the music, midway rides and don’t forget about the fair food.

  • Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival – Held in Westmoreland County, you can walk down village streets and paths to catch glimpses of ancient crafts being made by artisans, see performers, taken in the sights.  Labor Day weekend is a themed weekend with a special Prince, Princess and Pirate Party for the kids.

  • See the Sights – From walking tours to the Gateway Clipper and Ducky Tours, there are many different options for exploring our city.  If you are passing through downtown don’t forget to stop in for a bite of chocolate.  Just a small amount of chocolate will boost your endorphins and give you that extra boost of energy you need.

  • Cheer on the Bucs  – Our Pittsburgh Pirates are just a few wins away from completing a winning season!  With the Cardinals in town this weekend it’s a great time to take in a ball game and cheer on the home team.