Aug. 30, 2017
As the weather starts to cool slightly and the children head back to school, Labor Day Weekend is considered to be the last hurrah of summer. Spend it to its fullest with family and friends in the Central Florida! There are lots of fun things that you and your family can do that won’t break the bank and will keep you occupied during the long weekend!
Visit A Nearby State or National Park
Labor Day Weekend is the perfect time to go camping. Enjoy time with your family in the beautiful outdoors at one of the nearby state or national parks. You can pass the time exploring nature on a hike, playing games, telling stories, and cooking over the campfire. If you don’t want to spend the night, plan a day trip to one of the parks. They all offer tons of outdoor activities for you to spend the entire day. We recommend checking out these great nearby spots for your camping or day adventure:
Wekiwa Springs State Park (1800 Wekiwa Circle, Apopka)
Lake Louisa State Park (7305 US Highway 27, Clermont)
Lake Kissimmee State Park (14248 Camp Mack Road, Lake Wales)
Ocala National Forest (Ocala)
Host a Barbeque Potluck for Family and Friends
Having a good ole barbeque is a Labor Day tradition! There is no better way than to enjoy the “final” weekend of summer outdoors, playing lawn games, and eating delicious food. But, that trip to the grocery store for the feast can add up. Help keep your barbecue more affordable and manageable by hosting a potluck! Ask everyone to bring a side dish to pass or a beverage to share. This way you can have a variety of delicious dishes and make sure that everyone leaves well fed. All you need to do is provide the location and the main meat (or vegetarian) dish for your guests!
Have a Staycation
When you call a city home, you often lose sight of the great attractions your community has to offer. Plan a “vacation” at home! Look up the local tourist websites for the Celebration area and see what they recommend. Then pack a picnic for you and your family and go exploring. Try to focus on things outdoors in order to take advantage of the beautiful summer weather and look for places that you have never discovered. You will have a whole new appreciation for our communities and will save money by lodging at home during the staycation!
Check out a Local Event or Festival
There are always great local events and festivals occurring in the summer and with Labor Day being the unofficial “end” of the season, everyone wants to get in a last minute festival! The plus side to these festivals….they often have cheap or no admission costs! Have fun doing something new, eating some delicious food, and enjoying live entertainment at one of these events occurring this weekend:
Orlando's Magical Dining Month
Enjoy delicious three course meals at some of Orlando’s finest restaurants this weekend during the start of Magical Dining Month. Take advantage of the special prices and have a special night out on the town.
11th Annual Central Florida Film Festival
If you are a movie lover, check out the Central Florida Film Festival from Friday, September 2nd, through Sunday, September 4th, in Ocoee. See unique, entertaining films from national and international filmmakers.
We wish you and your family a very safe and fun Labor Day Weekend!