According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Labor Day is always observed on the first Monday in September (September 4), “Labor Day is an annual celebration of the social and economic achievements of American workers. The holiday is rooted in the late nineteenth century when labor activists pushed for a federal holiday to recognize workers' many contributions to America’s strength, prosperity, and well-being.”

Labor Day is thought of grand finale of summer, but Columbus has something extraordinary up its sleeve. Prepare to say "goodbye" to summer in style with can't-miss events and activities in our city.

Immerse yourself in the spirit of Labor Day Weekend in Columbus. Your ultimate guide to non-stop fun and festivities awaits – are you ready to dive in? Check out our list of things to do on Labor Day Weekend in Columbus.





Stone Masters (50+) Rock Climbing Day

Everyone deserves the opportunity to climb and connect with people. In upholding one of 5.Life’s core values – HEART – we are offering specially designated days to encourage connection and diversity as well as making climbing more accessible. On these specified days,...

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Zoombezi Bay 

Labor Day Weekend marks your final opportunity of the season to enjoy 17 water slides or an adults-only lazy river at Zoombezi Bay. The park will be open 10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. through Labor Day. Get tickets.


Labor Day Weekend is your last chance to check out "Tutankhamun – His Tomb and His Treasures". With 1,000 objects, graphics, movies and an audio guide, the monumental complete context is presented in an educational, exciting and entertaining manner. Get tickets.

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