Labor Day is an annual celebration of workers and the American Labor movement dedicated to the achievements of the work force. It is celebrated on the first Monday in September as a day off for all American workers. The holiday has its origins during the turmoil of the industrial revolution during the late 1880s. The extreme conditions caused the labor force to join together to improve working conditions for all ages. Labor Day was established as an official holiday in 1887 and the first Monday in September was declared a national holiday by Congress in 1894 to give laborers a day off. Today, Labor Day is celebrated with picnics, parades and fireworks displays.
The Savannah area will have many events that are taking place over the Labor Day weekend. One of the biggest annual Labor Day events is the Savannah Craft Brew Fest . The celebration of craft beer is held at the Savannah International Convention Center on Saturday, August 20th. The Savannah Craft Beer Fest has multiple indoor and outdoor beer gardens featuring the best local, regional and national craft beers. There will be educational seminars, a cornhole tournament and a sport bar at the festival. You can keep track of the latest information on performers and seminars on the Savannah Craft Brew Fest Facebook Page and Twitter Page.
Tybee Island is the place to be for Labor Day weekend. The Labor Day Tybee Island Beach Bash takes place Sunday, August 31st at the Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion. The festivities start at 7pm with local band performances and end with free fireworks from the Pier. The Tybee Arts Associations will also have its monthly art show and sale at the Tybee Arts Association building. The show features paintings, sculpture, stained glass, jewelry, quilts, prints and other arts and crafts items created by local artists.
The Labor Day holiday weekend is a great time to get out and enjoy the historic squares of downtown Savannah. The nearby parks will all be open to explore and have one last summer picnic with friends and family. The local historic parks, including, Ft. Pulaski, Old Fort Jackson, and Fort McAllister will all be open to visitors on for the holiday weekend.
Stop N Stor’s office’s will be closed for the holiday, but you will still be able to access your stored belongings via our 24/7 gate keypad entry access. The offices for each facility will be open to help with your storage needs. Stop N Stor wishes you a safe and happy Labor Day!