According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Labor Day, is always observed on the first Monday in September (this year September 5), “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 the many contributions workers have made to America’s strength, prosperity, and well-being.”

The federal holiday is observed by the closing of many businesses across the country, so for anyone who is out on that day, please remember to give an extra special thank you to those who are still working at our city’s incredible events and attractions! This includes being sure to follow all current mask and safety regulations at any particular location. 

Labor Day also traditionally signifies the end of summer in the United States, but in Columbus, there are plenty of events and activities to close out the summer in style! Check out our list of things to do on Labor Day Weekend in Columbus.






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.


Labor Day Weekend is your last chance to check out Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes! Discover 300 original artifacts including some of the most iconic costumes from your favorite Marvel movies. Buy tickets, here

Franklin Park Conservatory

Check out the 25 animal-like topiaries scattered throughout Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens during Topiary Takeover! On display through September 11.  Learn more here. 


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