Unfortunately summer has to come to an end, but that doesn’t mean it can’t go out with a bang, and many bangs you shall hear and see on the last weekend of summer vacation. There will be fireworks, an endless supply of food, fun, and drinks, drinks, and more drinks. There is so much to do on Labor Day weekend in Philadelphia you won’t know where to start, so we’ve narrowed down the list for you. Go celebrate the end of summer with all the bang you can muster in one weekend.
Made In America Music Festival
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130
www.a.madeinamericafest.com

Sept. 5 & 6

It’s year four and Budweiser’s Made In America Festival, curated by Jay-Z, has become one of the city’s most anticipated event not only for Labor Day Weekend but for the year. This year’s lineup up includes Queen B herself, Beyonce, who is headlining for the second year in a row. The Weeknd will also be headlining during the two-day festival. The vibe this year is hip-hop and R&B with no rock bands headlining, a first for the MIA festival. The festival brings in big money for the community — over $10 million will flow into the local economy during the weekend event. So support your community by attending this spectacular event!

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Franklin Square
200 6th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 629-4026
www.historicphiladelphia.org

Franklin Square is the perfect park to bring your kids to play. There is mini golf, the Parx Liberty Carousel, and the SquareBurger. This Labor Day, head over to Franklin Square and enjoy the Lightning Bolt Express Train for one last summer hurrah! Stay for a screening of Ghostbusters, on Saturday night for 7-11 p.m.

Sesame Place
100 Sesame Road
Langhorne, PA 19047
(866) 464-3566
www.sesameplace.com

Sesame Place puts on a fantastic Labor Day BBQ feast that you and your family will really enjoy. Indulge in a traditional holiday celebration in Big Bird’s Riverside Pavilion. Later, watch a spectacular fireworks display. The event takes place September 5-6 at 5:00 p.m. The fireworks begin right after the 8:00 p.m. evening performance of the “Neighborhood Birthday Party Night Parade.”

Spirit Of Philadelphia
100.3 Labor Day Weekend Moonlight Cruise
401 S. Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(866) 455-3866
www.spiritcruises.com

The party starts promptly at 11:30 p.m. and goes well into the morning, ending at 2 a.m. You won’t wanna miss this awesome Spirit of Philadelphia Labor Day Weekend Moonlight Cruise. The music is hosted by the old school DJs from 100.3. These talented DJs will have you dancing all night long.

Franklin Institute
Art of the Brick
222 N. 20th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 448-1200
www.fi.edu

The exhibit “Art of the Brick” is a dream exhibit for LEGO lovers. The exhibit opened on Feb. 7 and will close Labor Day weekend on Sept. 6, so if you haven’t had the pleasure to see this amazing display, this is your last chance. The exhibit holds the world’s largest display of LEGO art in a traveling exhibition and shows over 100 works of art all made from LEGOs. Don’t miss the recreation of Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night,” and Da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa.” The creativity is overwhelming and shouldn’t be missed.

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Christina Thompson is a freelance writer living in Philadelphia. She reports on various topics such as: Social Media, Local Events, Entertainment, Food and Drink and more. Her work can be found at http://firstsendmedia.com/