Five Labor Day Weekend Activities You Must Do Before School Starts

Posted on 09/03/2009

Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of summer. You still have time to squeeze just a few more memories out of summer 2009 before it’s time to head back to school. Give the season of swimsuits and watermelon a proper send-off with at least one of these five Labor Day weekend activities.

Just Add Water - Hit the beach—or the pool—one last time. Water is a main ingredient when creating the perfect summer. Throw in swimsuits, an inflatable raft and drippy ice cream cones for the perfect Labor Day weekend concoction. Even if you don’t have access to the beach or the pool, pull the sprinkler out. You’ll water the yard and the kids will have a blast.

Head to a Theme Park - Once school starts it can be tough to find time for weekend getaways. Schedules get congested and life gets busy. Set aside time on Labor Day weekend for a trip to the kids’ favorite theme park. It’s a great way to celebrate the end of summer with a big blowout finale.

Hang Out in the AC - Summer may be unofficially winding down, but it could still be very hot where you are. Soak in the end of summer without getting sweaty. Take advantage of Labor Day sales at the mall or head to the bowling alley for some free games on Saturday September 5. The free bowling marks the kick off of National Bowling week. Download the coupon and find an alley near you at

Sell Lemonade - Let the kids say good-bye to summer by selling the season’s hottest drink: lemonade. Make sure you take some pictures and enter Inc. Magazine's "Best Lemonade Stand in America" contest. The entry deadline is September 7 and the winner earns a $500 US Savings Bond.

Throw a Backyard BBQ - Nothing says summer quite like a backyard BBQ. Have one more summer fling with the grill and be sure to pile on the hot dogs and hamburgers. Fill up some water balloons for a fun cool-off session and cut open a watermelon for a seed spitting contest. End the day catching the last few remaining fireflies, and be glad you were able to catch a few more memories before summer ended.

By Alison Storm

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