Labor Day in Orange County

Labor Day in Orange County is Monday, September 2, 2019.

Labor Day in Orange County is Monday, September 2, 2019. Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894 to pay tribute to American workers. It also symbolizes the end of Summer for some. But for us here in Orange County, the Summer fun goes on through Labor Day! So take the extended weekend to enjoy some of our favorite Labor Day Things To Do in Orange County!

Orange International Street Fair

Friday August 30th- September 1st

Founded in 1973 and Incorporated in 1985, Orange International Street Fair, Inc. was formed to produce the annual Orange International Street Fair (OISF) event held in Old Town Orange, CA. There will be plenty of arts and crafts, food booths and much more entertainment. Please visit the site for additional information about this event.


The Great Labor Day Cruise

August 31st-September 1st

The event continues to be one of the largest and longest running events in the nation and one of a few that can offer non-stop cruising around a 1.25 mile cruise route set up at the 150 acre venue. This event will take place at the OC Fair and Event Center between 8am and 5pm on Saturday August 31st and September 1st. General admission is $12 and for two days it cost $20. Visit the site for more details.


Knott’s Berry Farm Firework Show

September 1st

Labor Day was created in the late 1800s to honor the contributions of American workers to our nation’s prosperity, so let’s kick up our heels and celebrate! Our Labor Day events come a day early on Sunday, September 1, so mark your calendar and come on over for family-friendly fun and lifelong memories. The firework show will begin around 9:30pm. View site for more details.




Festival of the Arts

July 5th-August 31

From July 5th through August 31, 2019, browse works for sale by 140 local Orange County, CA artists. Find affordable and unique works of art, perfect for your home or business. Enjoy art workshops, several dining options, guided art tours, nightly musical entertainment, and hands-on demonstrations. 




Sounds of Summer Play

August 28th-September 1st

“We’ve Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered” is the definitive concert show celebrating the music of one of the most successful recording acts of all time. The Carpenters sold over a hundred million records in just over a decade and still hold the record for most consecutive top-ten singles. CARPENTERS: REMEMBERED will perform Wednesday, August 28; Thursday, August 29 & Friday, August 30 at 7:30pm; Saturday, August 31 at 2:00pm & 7:30pm and Sunday, September 1 at 1:00pm 

Long Beach Greek Festival

September 2nd

Long Beach Greek Festival is a favorite Annual Labor Day Weekend Event for Southern California! From authentic Greek food, live Greek music and dancing, to cooking demonstrations and shopping, you’ll be surrounded by the sites and sounds of a culture with a deep history and beautiful traditions. View site for more details.



Rock Labor Day

September 2nd-September 3rd


The course is run along the scenic city streets around a lake and a beautiful oceanfront view. Fully stocked aid station at the start area, with Gatorade, water, bananas, chips, cookies, and more. Beautiful 4” medal to all finishers. Event details and schedule 5:30 AM – MARATHON / ⅔ / EARLY START 7:00 AM – HALF / 15K / 10K / 5K START Runners doing either the full or ⅔ marathon must start at 5:30. All other racers have the option to start at either 5:30 or 7:00. Marathon & Half course is a 4.37 out and back loop where you will pass the aid station at miles 3.1 and 4.37. View site for more details.