Labor Day Weekend Seafood Festivals 2016: Chicago, Louisiana and Other Areas

Labor Day Weekend Seafood Festivals 2016What will you be making this Labor Day weekend? If you’re looking for a Labor Day party in your area—a food festival, perhaps?—then you’ve come across the right article as we will highlight some popular Labor Day 2016 festivals in areas like Chicago and Louisiana.

Labor Day Louisiana

New Orleans City Park is hosting a seafood festival with live music and cocktails and it promises to provide fun for the whole family. Louisiana has a long history of dishing out delicious seafood, so over the Labor Day weekend this festival is a chance to dive in and get a taste of what the South has to offer.

This year’s vendors include Acme Oyster House, Galatoire’s, Red Fish Grill, and Lüke, to name a few.

There will also be live band performances running from September 2 to 4. Performers include Darcy Malone and the Tangle, Tank and the Bangas, and Big Easy Playboys.

As for events, you will find an art village where you can check out local artists and a cooking pavilion where celebrity chefs will teach you how to whip up delicious meals.

Labor Day Chicago

If you’re in the Windy City this weekend, be sure to check out the Great American Lobster Fest at Navy Pier. The festival is in its third year and not only will it showcase lobster cooked in more ways than you can imagine, but it will also feature steak, activities for the whole family, and live music.

With tons of vendors and things to do, the only question you’ll have to ask yourself is: where do you begin to celebrate Labor Day in Chicago?

Other Seafood Festivals Labor Day Weekend

In Guntersville, Alabama, you can enjoy gumbo, shrimp, crawfish, and much more during a seafood festival running Friday and Saturday.

The second annual Raleigh Seafood Festival will also get underway this weekend in Raleigh, North Carolina. This is a two-day family-friendly event where everyone can enjoy different varieties of seafood along with live bands.

Lastly, in Maine you can enjoy the Eastport Salmon and Seafood Festival, which will include a farmers’ market, art show, nighttime movies, and, of course, seafood!

As you can see, if you have an appetite for seafood then Labor Day weekend is where it’s at. Numerous seafood festivals will get underway this weekend, along with other Labor Day food celebrations and parties.

Check your local listings to see what’s going on in your neighborhood and head out to a Labor Day weekend party to try something new.

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