Labor Day Signals Summer Is Over – Blow It Out With One Last Barbecue

by | Aug 26, 2023


Labor Day, or better yet, the unofficial end of summer. A day where beach travelers go home and children return to school — if they haven’t already. For some it means fall is right around the corner. Harvest festivals, leaves changing, and pumpkins all come to mind.

Which is why it’s the perfect time to fire up the grill for one more summer celebration!

Man holding hard hat

Labor Day is a federal holiday and is celebrated the first Monday in September. It was created by the labor movement in the late 1800’s. Their goal? To recognize workers and their contributions that made America strong.

New York City was host to the first Labor Day celebration on September 5, 1882. By 1894, 23 states were celebrating this holiday. Congress caught up, and on June 28, 1894 signed an act to make the first Monday in September a legal holiday.

Traffic on highway

With all the holiday’s American’s celebrate it turns out Labor Day is considered one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.

Like Memorial Day, Labor Day is celebrated with barbecues and other fun activities with family and friends.

We’ll start it off with these amazing burgers from our friends at Beef It’s What’s For Dinner. For our salsa fans, Caribbean Beef Burgers With Mango Salsa may tickle your fancy. Or try a more traditional burger, with a bit of a kick, Maplewood-Smoked Bacon Beer Burgers.

And for sides, give Fingerling Potato Salad With Sundried Tomato Dressing a whirl. Or for a new twist on an old favorite BBQ Baked Beans With Sweet Onions may do the trick.

You’ll need desserts and some beverages, too! Cucumber Lime Sorbet will be just the ticket for cooling down after a hot end of summers day. Need an adult beverage? Check out Blueberry Mule with its combination of ginger beer and vodka, but watch out for the kick.

Happy Grilling!