Monday, August 7, 2017

Labor Day Activities for the Whole Family

PEKIN, Ill.,–– September 4th is Labor Day this year! An extra day off means you'll get more time to spend with your family, however, it can be difficult finding something everyone will enjoy. Take a look at some labor day activities for the whole family to find a fun getaway that everyone will be sure to love! Whether your family prefers baseball games, fun in the sun, or festivals, there's something for everyone in our list.

Labor Day Activities for the Whole Family

Labor Day weekend is full of Peoria Chiefs action you can enjoy! From Friday to Sunday, the Chiefs will be playing the Kane County Cougars in a full series. You can catch evening games at 6:30 pm, or an early afternoon game on Labor Day at 1:00 pm if you're looking for a daytime event. Plus, the tickets all come at affordable group rates for the whole family!

2. Enjoy the Peoria Blues Festival

Labor Day Activities for the Whole Family

Celebrating its 29th anniversary, the Peoria Blues Festival will be coming back in full swing on September 1st and 2nd. With a huge lineup, mouth-watering food, and fun workshops, there's something for everyone at the Peoria Blues Festival this year. Buy your tickets now before they sell out - you won't want to miss this annual event!

3. Volunteer Locally

Labor Day Activities for the Whole Family

Teach your family the value of giving back to the world around you with local volunteer opportunities. You can positively impact your community and make a difference in someone's life with just a few hours of your time. Whether you're working at a soup kitchen, improving someone's literacy, or taking dogs for a walk, volunteering leaves a lasting impression on your community.

4. Visit the Shedd Aquarium

Labor Day Activities for the Whole Family

Pet a stingray, see beluga whales, and experience more underwater species at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago! This Labor Day weekend, the Shedd Aquarium will have discounted admission for families of any size. Learn about the marine world around us and the unique animals that make their home in the ocean. If you've never pet a stingray before, now's the time to do it!

5. Enjoy Masterpiece Mondays

Labor Day Activities for the Whole Family

On Labor Day, create a unique masterpiece to call your own at the Pekin High School Art Room! Your registration fee covers the materials to make a Zentangle, a Scratchboard, Collograph Prints, Pastel Drawings, and more! Classes are for kids ages 6-18, so children of any age can enjoy an awesome fun-filled day making unique art pieces!

6. Take a Trip on the Moonlight Cruise

Labor Day Activities for the Whole Family

Enjoy an unforgettable experience on the Spirit of Peoria this Labor Day weekend. Live entertainment and a cash bar will be available. Boarding begins at 7:00 pm, and the cruise continues from 7:30-9:30 pm, giving everyone a chance to watch the sun go down and the moon rise. There are no reservations needed, so get yourself on the Spirit of Peoria as soon as possible!

7. Catch a Movie With the Whole Family

Labor Day Activities for the Whole Family

On Labor Day weekend, the New Vision Theater in Pekin will feature Labor Day discounts to families wanting to see a movie! Whether you're going as a group to see a family film like Despicable Me, or catching a late night date flick like The Big Sick, the Pekin New Vision Theater has something for everyone. 

Make the most of your extended weekend with these Labor Day activities for the whole family! If you're taking a road trip this summer, follow some of our road trip tips to ensure your journey runs smoothly. Plus, save extra money with our service coupons and make sure your car is ready to hit the road! If you'd rather stay at home and invite friends and family over for a good old fashioned cookout, consider making some of these summer desserts!

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