Labor Day Weekend 2019
Things to Do Labor Day Weekend near Lake Anna
Labor Day is the unofficial end to summer. The holiday, honoring the American labor movement, is a day off work for many in the country. This may be one of the last chances to hit the lake with the whole family before the kids go back to school. Celebrate with a long weekend of fun or leisurely events and activities near Lake Anna.
Labor Day Weekend Events near Lake Anna
Here are some events and activities happening Labor Day weekend near Lake Anna
Send Off Summer with Wine and Music
Raise one last glass to the memories you’ve made this summer at Lake Anna Winery’s End of Summer Jam on Saturday, Aug. 31. From 6–10 p.m., the winery will feature live music from Richmond band Spectrum, along with food from Catch the Chef. Tickets for the event include a souvenir glass.
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Indulge at a Pig Roast
Some like to barbecue and grill over Labor Day weekend, but Tim’s at Lake Anna celebrates the holiday with a Pig Roast. From Friday, Aug. 30 to Monday, Sept. 2, enjoy roasted pig, cooked on site, and a meal on lake-front restaurant’s expansive outdoor seating area. Live entertainment will perform all weekend long.
Spend the Day at Lake Anna State Park
Spend your long weekend camping, hiking, fishing, swimming and more at Lake Anna State Park. Lake Anna State Park is the perfect place for outdoor adventure or relaxation. The park has over 15 miles of trails, sandy beaches, scenic waterways and more. Pan for gold, take a guided walk and spot wildlife, or simply relax on the beach.
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Explore Historic Montpelier
Just because the kids have a long weekend, doesn’t mean they can’t have an educational experience. Visit James Madison’s Montpelier, a historic home in Orange County, Virginia. Montpelier stands as a memorial and American history museum to James Madison and the enslaved people. On Sunday, Sept. 1, take a free Historic Landscape Tour of Montpelier’s grounds. Learn how the property became a trove of champion trees and one-of-a-kind plantings.
Visit the Farmers Market
Stock up on fresh summer produce by visiting one of the area’s farmers markets. When you visit a local farmers market, you’re not only getting the best local goods but also supporting area growers. The Spotsylvania Farmers Market will be at the Gordon Road Commuter Lot on Saturday, Aug. 31 from 8 a.m.–1 p.m. There you can find an array of seasonal fruits and vegetables, as well as meat, seafood, eggs, cheese, bread, plants and more.
Click here to read more about the farmers markets near Lake Anna.
Browse Beautiful Sunflowers
Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 31–Sept. 1 will be the last weekend of Liberty Mills’ inaugural Sunflower Festival. Browse 30 different varieties of sunflowers across five acres. These sunflowers range in color, size and shape. Take some home to create a beautiful bouquet. The event will also feature live music, homemade ice cream, area vendors and food trucks, and much more.
It’s always hard to say farewell to summer, but a weekend getaway to Lake Anna is the perfect send off.