Labor day was born from the labor movement to recognize the social and economic achievements in US History by American workers. Celebrated annually on the first Monday in September since 1887, we celebrate the contributions that workers have made to the prosperity and well-being of our country.
Many also recognize this date as the unofficial last day of Summer. Though Summer technically lasts for another 3 weeks, many Americans use Labor day as a sign that Summer has come to an end, as this is the day that many pools close, farmer’s markets end and we gear up for Fall.
One aspect of Labor Day that many of us enjoy is that this often marks the start of the season for the NFL and our Indianapolis Colts. NCCA teams usually start their season on Labor Day weekend, while the NFL usually kicks off on the following Thursday.
Here in Indianapolis, this weekend is packed full of fun things to do whether it’s with the family or spending some time with friends. All weekend long in Broad Ripple Park, WARMfest took place, jam packed full of awesome bands, games, activities and a 4 mile run/walk.
Lucas Oil Raceway hosted the US Nationals Drag Racing Championship which brought racing fans in from all over the world. In Vermilion County, the 48th annual Little Italy Festival took place. This is a 4-day festival with live music, delicious food, rides, games for the kids, a parade, flea market and much more – all with free admission.
To really get your taste of culture during this weekend, Oktoberfest is being held at German Park on the Southside of Indianapolis all weekend. Oktoberfest, most known as a celebration of beer, also features great food, music and dancing. This weekend in Indianapolis also kicks off the All American Horse Classic at the State Fairgrounds.
There are tons of things going on in Indianapolis this weekend, but for me, Labor Day is all about relaxing in the sun; grilling up some food and spending some quality time with family and friends. The ReNew office will be closed today so that our employees can celebrate, but we will resume regular hours starting tomorrow.
Happy Labor Day!