art labordayLabor Day LakeAlooza at Fontana Village

The 4th annual Labor Day Weekend LakeAlooza celebration will be Aug. 30 to Sept. 1, at Fontana Village Resort, with an array of family activities, live entertainment, food and fireworks.


From 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, the LakeALooza Lake Celebration will be in full swing. The Josh Fields Band will perform a blend of southern rock, classic and contemporary country and bluegrass at the marina, but you don’t need a boat to enjoy the festivities. Fontana Marina accommodates those who want to remain on shore with great food, dancing, music and entertainment. Enjoy lake games, paddleboard/kayak races and even a frozen T-shirt contest.

Guests will be treated to Fontana’s famous fireworks starting at 9:30 p.m. Aug. 31, in front of the Wildwood Grill on the Village Green. The resort will also offer free admission to the Stone Creek Pool & Lazy River on Saturday and Sunday. or 800.849.2258.


Parade, activities come to Canton

The Canton Labor Day celebration will be Aug. 30 to Sept. 2, and feature children’s activities, rides for kids and numerous food and craft vendors. From 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 30, there will be “Pickin’ in the Park.” From 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 31, there will be a three-on-three basketball tournament, classic car show (10 a.m.) and cornhole tournament (3:30 p.m.), with live music from Joe Lasher Jr. (3 p.m.), Gina Gailey (4:30 p.m.), Folsom Prison Gang (6 p.m.), My Highway (7:30 p.m.) and Michelle Leigh (9:30 p.m.). From 1 to 10 p.m. Sept. 1, there will be traditional gospel (2 p.m.) and contemporary gospel (6 p.m.) with the “REcharge” program, featuring The Andrew Brown Band and Faith Under Fire. On Sept. 2 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., there will be the 107th annual Labor Day Parade (10 a.m.), Miss Labor Day (noon), entertainment from 4 to 10 p.m. with Vintage Country, Bostic Yard, Carolina Misty, Heart of the South, Jerico Band and Carolina Band, and clogging, 4 to 10 p.m.


Fireworks, music, craft show in Cashiers

The “Fireworks Extravaganza on the Green” begins at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, at the Village Green Commons in Cashiers. 

Live music will be provided by rhythm and blues band The Extraordinaires. The Cashiers Farmers Market and numerous food vendors will be on-site. There will also be moonshine margaritas, beer and wine. Fireworks begin at dusk. Free, with VIP packages available.

Also part of the Labor Day weekend festivities will be the Hurricane Creek Band at Groovin’ on the Green at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at the Village Green. Free.

The fifth annual Fall Arts and Crafts Show will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 31, and Sept. 1, at the Village Green. Free or 828.743.8428.

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