Five Affordable Labor Day Festivals

by Country Inns & Suites
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Say goodbye to summer with a memorable, and affordable, Labor Day vacation! Add travel to your cookouts and fireworks for a weekend that will please the whole crowd. You can plan an affordable trip around one of these festivals to make the most out of your long holiday weekend.

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The U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge in San Diego, CA – August 29th through September 1st

Head to the B Street Pier to see world-class sand sculptors in action! The U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge pits competitors against each other for a grand prize. Their artwork will blow you away! The 3D sand art is truly amazing and will captivate your attention. You can also enjoy live music and performances during this sunny beach event. The cost of one-day admission is $10 for adults, $7 for children under 12 years old, and toddlers in strollers are free! The whole family can relax after a day in the sun at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North.

A Taste of Colorado in Denver, CO – August 29th through September 1st

This free festival is sure to please any foodie! A Taste of Colorado boasts delicious local fare from 50 area establishments. There will also be six entertainment stages bustling with live music and performances. Visitors can learn more about Denver living at their various, informative exhibits. A trip to Denver this Labor Day will not only treat your taste buds but your wallet as well! The Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Denver International Airport looks forward to being your home away from home this Labor Day.

Chapin Labor Day Festival Weekend in Chapin, SC – August 29th through September 1st

This small town near Columbia, South Carolina, draws about 30,000 people every Labor Day! The event features a variety of tasty foods and treats, arts and crafts from various vendors, carnival rides for the kids, a classic car show, town parade, talent contests, and concerts. The best part? Visitors can enjoy all these activities for free! Any one of our Columbia area hotels will be happy to serve you our free, hot breakfast each morning when you book a stay with us.

Chicago Jazz Festival in Chicago, IL – August 28th through August 31st

The 36th annual Chicago Jazz Festival is a free event that is fun for the entire family. You’ll appreciate all forms of jazz through quality live performances from both national and international artists. Head to the Cultural Center in Millennium Park for this popular event that has become an artistic tradition. We know your Labor Day vacation will be jazzy when you stay at one of our Chicago area hotels.

GeckoFest in Gulfport, FL – August 30th

Get your gecko on at GeckoFest this Labor Day weekend! The gecko is Gulfport’s unofficial mascot and favorite reptile. This event combines the town’s artistic energy with the colorful flair of Mardi Gras. Located just 30 minutes from Tampa, visitors will love the live music, children’s activities, street performers, costumed characters, parade, and 200 arts and food vendors. It’s one of Tampa Bay’s most anticipated yearly events, and it is free! We know you’ll need a good night’s rest after an exciting day at the festival, so our Country Inns & Suites By Carlson hotels in the Tampa area look forward to providing you with a comfortable and relaxing stay.

Make your Labor Day weekend a thrilling one this year. These festivals have something for everyone with a price tag everyone can appreciate. Start planning your trip today because summer will be over before you know it!