Labor Day Weekend is a fun time for families and friends for time off to relax, have some fun, and maybe enjoy some good food. This Labor Day there are a lot of fun events happening along the Natchez Trace. Take a look to see what’s going on near you!
Nashville : The National Folk Festival
- September 2 – 4
- One of the most prestigious and longest-running celebrations of the arts, the National Folk Festival, is coming to Nashville for a three-year tenure beginning Labor Day Weekend. The festival features a variety of music and dance performances, participatory dancing, workshops, children’s activities, regional and ethnic foods, storytelling, parades, craft exhibits and demonstrations, and more. The free festival will be held at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, located in the shadow of the State Capitol in downtown Nashville, the 19-acre park was built in 1996 and is a lasting monument to the state’s bicentennial celebration.
- For more info, visit http://www.nationalfolkfestival.com/
Collinwood – Old Timer’s Day
- September 3
- In Collinwood, Tennessee, the Old Timer’s Day festival is at the Ralph M. Hughes city park on Saturday, September 3rd. It features live music, arts & crafts, food. Mr. and Mrs. Old Timer will lead parade at 10 am.
- More information: Contact Jerdie Ayers at 931 724-9562 or 722-1099 or Vols16@tds.net or Sue Ann Bratton at 931-722-8414.
Franklin – Franklin Jazz Festival
- September 3 – 4
- The 2011 Franklin Jazz Festival returns to downtown Franklin Square on Saturday, September 3rd and Sunday, September 4th.
- The Franklin Jazz Festival is a celebration of the American art form known as Jazz. It proudly presents the best local, regional, and national talent. Beside live music, there are kids activities, vendors, food and fun. A portion of all profits of the Franklin Jazz Festival is proudly benefiting the Gear Foundation.
- More info, please see: www.franklinjazzfestival.com
Leiper’s Fork – Bluegrass in the Fork
- September 3
- Bluegrass music in the Fork at Leiper’s Fork Lawnchair Theater will take place Saturday, September 3rd from 6 pm til.
- Featuring the McCormick Brothers with Special Guest Richard Starkey & Vine Grove Express Ben, Wanda & Scott Duvall, Margaret Hamilton, Wayne Mabe, Wayne Reynolds, Bobby Smith and Champion Cloggers — Melanie & Maci Belfiore.
Tuscumbia – Coondog Graveyard Labor Day Celebration
- September 5
- Coondog Graveyard Labor Day Celebration in Tuscumbia, AL happens each Labor Day. The Tennessee Valley Coon Hunter’s Association hosts a celebration at the Coondog Cemetery. Entertainment includes music, dancing, food and a liar’s contest. Official Coon Dog T-shirts, Cemetery Pins, and Camouflage Caps available will be available to purchase.
- Free admission.
1 pm – 4 pm
Off U.S. Hwy 72 W & AL Hwy 247, on Coondog Road
- For more information: (800) 344-0783 or (256) 383-0783 www.coondogcemetery.com
Natchez – Blues Brunch at the Isle of Capri Casino
- September 4
- Join the Isle of Capri Casino every Sunday in September for blues and brunch at The Buffet aboard the Isle of Capri Casino boat. Champagne included.
70 Silver Street, Natchez, Mississippi 39120 ; 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. ; Admission: $13.99
Tupelo – Tupelo Cruise-In
- Sep 3, 2011 • 5 p.m.-8 p.m. • Northwest corner of Malco Theater parking lot
- Tupelo Cruise-In with music and 50/50 pot and several eating establishments within walking distance. Rain date is the 2nd Saturday of the month.
- Price: FREE!
Tupelo – What’s out after dark?
- September 3, 2011 • 7:00 p.m. • Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center located at milepost 266 near Tupelo, Mississippi
- Explore the Natchez Trace Parkway at night along a 1/2 mile nature trail at the Visitor Center, milepost 266 outside of Tupelo, Mississippi. Families are invited to join a Park Ranger and use all of their senses to find out “what’s out after dark!” Participants are encouraged to bring insect repellent and wear comfortable walking shoes.
- Price: This event is free of charge
- Phone: 1-800-305-7417
89th Shoals Area Labor Council, Labor Day Festivities
- September 5
- Parade at 10 am, activities in the park, State and local leaders speak, as will as Union Reps. Live Music, Miss & Little Miss Labor Day contest. Prizes will be given all day. Beans & Stuff will be selling food in the Park.
- 10 am – 5 pm
- 100 Spring Park Road, Spring Park, Tuscumbia
- For more information: (256) 383-2758