6 Things To Do In Charlotte for Labor Day Weekend 2022

Labor Day 2022 in Charlotte
Labor Day 2022 in Charlotte

If you are staying in town for the end of summer holiday, then don’t fret. We’ve got you covered with some of our favorite things to do in Charlotte this Labor Day Weekend.

First Up Is The Charlotte Labor Day Parade

Monday Sept 5, 11am
End your weekend in the Queen City, spending your day off in the Charlotte Labor Day Parade, which will be coming back this year after a two-year pandemic related hiatus. Celebrate amongst your fellow Charlotteans and spread the spirit of community this Labor Day.

US National Whitewater Center
Labor Day 2022 in Charlotte

One Of Our Favorite Things To Do In Charlotte Labor Day Weekend Is The Whitewater Labor Day 5k-15k Trail Race

Sat Sept 3rd, 7am-12pm 
When the rest of America is sleeping in, or taking the holiday to rest, you can stand out and kick up your heels in Charlotte Whitewater Center’s Labor Day Trail Race. There are two races, a 5k or 15k that blends your typical morning run with a scenic view of the Catawba River. There are prizes for the top 3 finishers in each age group.

Matthews Alive! Labor Day Festival 

Matthews Alive! Labor Day Festival
Sept 2-5, See website for daily hours
Head over to the neighboring city of Matthews and immerse yourself amidst live music, games and rides, community booths, and more family fun. Grab food and grab something nice from the various small shops.

Matthews 31st Annual Auto Reunion and Motorcycle Show

Sept 5, 10am- 2pm
Head to Matthews NC and spark the inner car nerd within as you take part in a tradition of hot wheels and cool rides at this good, old fashioned American car show.

Picnic & Kayaking @ Anne Springs Close Greenway

GSpend your weekend soaking up the outdoors with a daytrip to Anne Springs Close Greenway. Take your family out for a picnic or water-based adventure at beautiful Lake Haigler.

Charlotte Summer Water
Labor Day 2022 in Charlotte at Lake Norman Marina

Spend at a day at Lake Norman, Lake Wylie Or Mountain Island Lake

There’s nothing like spending a long weekend lakeside. Lake Norman is only 25 minutes from Uptown; rent a boat, grab a paddleboard, and eat lakeside at restaurants like Hello, Sailor and North Harbor Club. Looking for places to stay? Here are a few of our favorite lake rentals. Lake Wylie is the same distance south of the city and has similar offerings. Now, if being on the water isn’t your thing and you’d prefer to be on the shore, Jetton Park, Ramsey Creek Park, and Lake Norman State Park are great options on Lake Norman.

Words by John Mugabe