We all know and love Labor Day for the extra vacation day it gives us, but do you know why we celebrate this holiday?

According to the US Department of Labor, “Labor Day … is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.”

If you’re one of those American workers, all of us at Cash Fast Loan Centers hope you enjoy your day off!

If you find yourself in the Charlotte, NC, area on Labor Day weekend, you’re in luck! There’s no need to sit around and twiddle your thumbs as there are a few free and cheap events around the city that will help you celebrate your long weekend.

Enjoy Your Long Weekend, Charlotte, NC!

Labor Day Celebration at the US National Whitewater Center
Friday, September 2 – Sunday, September 4, 2016
This Labor Day celebration has a little something for everyone. Compete in their 5k or 15k trail race,  or try your hand at their cornhole tournament! They will also host live music, movie screenings, and a yoga session. As their grand finale, the center will officially say goodbye to summer with a firework celebration on Sunday night.

3rd Annual Charlotte Kosher BBQ Championship
Monday, September 5, 2016, 11 AM – 3 PM
You certainly won’t go hungry at this event! Participate in the watermelon or pickle eating contests, and get your fill of these summertime staples. If you’d like to take it a little more slowly, you can purchase one of their delicious BBQ Chicken plates. Whether you decide to compete in the BBQ cook off or are just going to enjoy a ride on the mechanical bull, this is the perfect way to enjoy your free Monday.

Labor Day Luau at Howl at the Moon
Sunday, September 4, 2016, 7 PM
Drink specials and a limbo contest are what you’ll find at Howl at the Moon’s Labor Day Luau. There will also be plenty of giveaways and prizes to keep the night interesting. Free admission for all those who show up wearing their trendiest Hawaiian shirts!

Every time we receive the treat of a three day weekend it is cause for celebration. So, get out of the house this Labor Day and pat yourself on the back for all the hard work you’ve accomplished throughout the year. You deserve it!