Boston Labor Day Events
With the last whispers of summer trailing off on hot breezes, Labor Day comes slipping into Boston with cooler weather, bringing some truly amazing events that you are not going to want miss. Get out your calendar and start planning!
Staying in Boston for Labor Day
If you are having a hard time finding hotels on this busy weekend, check out short-term apartment rental options. With locations in all the popular Boston neighborhoods you won’t be far from where the action is.
Labor Day Weekend Events in Boston (September 3-5, 2016)
Hint: See the list below for 1/2 off tickets for Labor Day events.
The show begins at 9pm on Saturday, September 3rd (to be confirmed). Experience this popular event that celebrates Labor Day and kicks of the beginning of Fall. Fireworks are launched from barges anchored off the North End and Seaport and will light up Boston Harbor.
The best viewing locations can be found:
- Christopher Columbus Park
- Long Wharf in the North End,
- The South Boston Waterfront (especially around Fan Pier/Seaport)
- The Downtown Waterfront
- Piers Park in East Boston
PGA Tour golfers compete for an $8.5 million purse in the Deutsche Bank Championship to benefit the Tiger Woods Foundation and New England-area charities. The tournament is located in Norton, just south of Boston.
The retail industry in the entire country uses Labor Day as a reason to have sales, and Boston’s shopping district is no exception. Deep discounts on already low prices can be found at the outlet stores at Assembly Row or Wrentham Village.
Also, don’t forget to check out Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Prudential Center.
Labor Day Weekend at The USS Constitution Museum
Discover the USS Constitution at the special Labor’s Day Weekend “Fun and Games at Sea” family event at the USS Constitution Museum in the Charlestown Navy Yard. There will be lots of hands-on activities for the entire family. September 3-5, 9am-6pm.
Please note: The USS Constitution is dry-docked for repairs, so free tours include only the ship’s top deck at this time. Although the ship is usually closed on Mondays, it will be open for tours on Labor Day this year.
Boston Cruises and Tours for Labor Day Weekend
- Boston Harbor 3-hour Dinner Cruise aboard the Odyssey – Enjoy a gourmet meal, dancing, and a romantic evening under the stars.
- Boston Wine Tasting and Walking Tour – Sip wine at top restaurants on this walking tour around one of Boston’s historic neighborhoods.
- Boston Harbor 2-hour Dinner Cruise aboard the Spirit of Boston – Enjoy a buffet meal, live DJ and dance party, and sightseeing along the Boston skyline.
- Day Trip to Martha’s Vineyard – A 35-minute ride to the island, and then either explore on your own or choose the optional mini-coach tour of the island.
Half off tickets for Labor Day Weekend
This is a big holiday weekend and many events have discount tickets, so plan ahead and pre-purchase your tickets to save money. Here is a list of things you might want to take advantage of, but don’t wait until September:
- New England Aquarium Whale Watch Cruise @ Boston Harbor Cruises – Full price $35-$51; Goldstar $26 – $39
- Sleuth Mystery Scavenger Hunt @ Arts Boston Booth at Faneuil Hall – Full price $35; Goldstar $20
- Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare: Romeo & Juliet @ Oberon – Full price $25; Goldstar $15
- Boston Harbor Islands Picnic Sail on Adirondack III – Full price $80; Goldstar $48
- Inner Harbor Sightseeing Cruise – Northern Lights – Full price $22; Goldstar $13
- Codzilla Boat Ride @ Boston Harbor – Full price $26-$30; Goldstar $18-$23
- Charles River & Locks Cruise – Full price $24-$28; Goldstar $16-$19
- Boston Harbor Sunset Cruise – Full price $25-$29; Goldstar $12-$17
- Water Country Water Park @ Portsmouth, NH – Full price $42; Goldstar $29
- The Donkey Show @ The Oberon – Full price $35; Goldstar $15
- Blue Man Group @ Charles Playhouse – Full price $79-$104; Goldstar $32-$66
- Nick’s Comedy Stop – Boston Theatre District – Full price $20, Goldstar $0 – $10