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“End of Summer” Celebrations in Savannah

Happy Labor Day from Stop N StorLabor Day is celebrated on the first Monday in September as a day off for all American Workers. The day is the annual celebration of the social and economic achievements the American work force. The holiday has its origins during the industrial revolution during the late 1880s. The extreme working conditions for young and old workers caused the labor force to join together with reformers to improve working conditions for all. Labor Day was first established as an official holiday in 1887 by the state of Oregon and other states soon signed the holiday into law. By 1894, 23 states had adopted the holiday to honor workers and soon after, Congress declared the first Monday in September as a national holiday entitling laborers to a day off. Today, Labor Day is celebrated as the “unofficial last day of summer” with picnics, parades and fireworks displays.

There are many Labor Day Weekend events in Savannah area from free concerts to food festivals.

Bacon Fest

Celebrate all things bacon at Bacon Fest at Rousakis Riverfront Plaza on River Street in downtown Savannah. The 2nd annual celebration is Friday, September 4th and Saturday, September 5th.  Local participating restaurants will be offering creations made from what else, bacon! There will be live entertainment from “The Breakfast Club” at the Plaza Arbor Stage on Saturday evening. Friday night, there will be First Friday Fireworks along the waterfront.

Tybee Island Labor Day Beach Bash

Tybee Island is the place to be for Labor Day weekend. The Labor Day Tybee Island Beach Bash takes place Sunday, September 6th at the Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion. The festivities start at 7pm with music from the Swingin’ Mediallion and end with free fireworks from the Pier. The fireworks can be viewed from any of Tybee’s eastern beaches.

Savannah Craft BrewFest

The 8th Annual Savannah Craft Brew Fest  takes place at the Savannah International Convention Center on Saturday, September 5th. The Savannah Craft Beer Fest has multiple indoor and outdoor beer gardens featuring dozens of the best local, regional and national craft beers.  There will be educational beer seminars, great food, entertainment, a mixology garden and much more. You can keep track of the latest information on performers and seminars on the Savannah Craft Brew Fest Facebook Page  and Twitter Page. 

Visit a Historic Fort

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 historical parks will be having special holiday weekend events. Ft. Pulaski  will be having a Civil War Living History Event. Fort McAllister  will also have living history events with a cavalry unit as well as a nationally recognized reptile expert, Jason Clark, doing daily presentations.  Fort Morris  will have a special program with Revolutionary War soldiers and musket and cannon firing demonstrations.

Stop N Stor’s offices will be closed for the Labor Day holiday, but you will still be able to access your stored belongings via our 24/7 gate keypad entry access. Stop N Stor wishes you a safe and happy Labor Day!


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