Labor Day carries its own traditions, no matter whether you are Canadian or American. The fact is, Labor Day is for friends, family and the celebration of a well-earned day off work to spend with loved ones.
Here are a few suggestions for a wonderful Labor Day weekend, 2011, Vegas-style.
The Labor Day Family Picnic! You can go to Sunset Park for free and have a picnic. Simply enjoy the day exploring the wonders of nature or join in on a game of basketball, play some tennis or frisbee, bring your pets to the dog park, watch the ducks and geese and relax. It’s huge enough to find a quiet space for your group. (2601 E Sunset Rd). Or you can visit Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs. Here, for a cost of $6 per carload, you can fish in any of the 4 lakes (license required) or visit the ducks, geese, chickens and peacocks for the kids to feed. There are many bbq grills and picnic tables. Bring the frisbee, bring the family and bring on the fun! (9600 Tule Springs Rd, Las Vegas).
Tony Scodwell & Friends Big Band Concert: Introduce your kids to something truly retro as you take in this concert on September 3rd at the Charleston Arts Center Theater. Tap your toes, snap your fingers and maybe even do some boogeying to the trumpet sounds of Tony Scodwell, first trumpet for Doc Severinsen. The performance also features Lena Prima (the legendary Louis Prima’s daughter). For all ages, ticket prices $15 on the day of the event with advance tickets $10. Located at 800 S. Brush St, Las Vegas. For more info please visit the website.
The Cowsills: Here is legendary to the max! You can enjoy totally embarrassing your teens and inspiring your little ones by singing along to tunes such as “We Can Fly” and “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”! This group inspired the TV series The Partridge Famiy. Three other bands will join The Cowsills over the Labor Day at the Cannery Row Casino, 2121 E. Craig Rd, Las Vegas. Performances start at 4 pm. The concert is free and appropriate for all ages. Get out the bell bottoms, headbands and long skirts, folks! (all weekend)
New York City Fresh Fest Live in Concert Under the Stars: Power 88 hosts this event at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Pkwy, Henderson, NV on September 3rd. It’s an old-school music experience featuring The Sugarhill Gang, Salt-N-Pepa and Whodini. Tickets are $39 in advance and $49 the day of the show. It’s an amazing venue and believe me, there’s absolutely nothing like music under the stars, while seated at the back of the pavilion on the grass!
The Super Duper Show: The Royal Resort Hotel is hosting the Super Duper Show on September 4th with a show time of 4 pm. It’s a show filled with comedy, magic and surprises, featuring magicians B-Rad and Bill Robertson. The whole family will have fun at this family-themed, highly interactive performance. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children from 5-12 years, with children under 5 free. The Royal Resort Theater is located inside the Royal Hotel at 99 Convention Center Dr, Las Vegas, NV.