Do you need to find something to do this Labor Day weekend? There are so many activities and events that are taking place in Baltimore, Washington DC and Northern Virginia for the long holiday weekend from car races to parades to cultural festivals! All of these events are great ways to say “farewell” to the summer.
There are agricultural and cultural events that are happening this weekend. The Maryland State Fair runs through September 2nd at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. ezStorage is a sponsor for this year’s fair. Stop by our booth to get a chance to win 2 tickets to see Imagine Dragons in September. The Fair has everything from livestock and 4-H shows to carnival rides, fair food and horseracing. Step back to the time of King Henry VIII at the Maryland Renaissance Festival. The festival opened August 24th and runs until October 20th in Crownsville, MD, near Annapolis. The Virginia Scottish Games will take place August 31st and September 1st at the great Meadow in The Plains, Virginia. Enjoy pipe and drum bands, food, Scottish athletic competitions, children’s games and more.
There are special events to specifically celebrate the Labor Day holiday in the area as well. The 75th Annual Gaithersburg Labor Day Parade will step off at 1pm in the Olde Town neighborhood in Gaithersburg. There will be marching bands, ethnic dancers, floats, community groups and equestrian units. The National Symphony Orchestra is performing in a free Labor Day concert on the West Lawn of the Capital Building in Washington D.C. on Monday, September 2nd. The concert begins at 8pm and will feature “Americana” music selections. Check your local community’s website for more local Labor Day events!
The biggest event in the Baltimore area for the Labor Day weekend is the Gran Prix of Baltimore, presented by SRT. The race takes over the streets of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor district. The course is 2 miles long and has 12 turns. During the 75 lap race, the cars can get up to speeds of 180 mph. There are many events that are a part of the Gran Prix, including the “Taste of Maryland” and Esskays’s family Fun Zone. There are a variety of ticket types that will just allow you to access to see the race (General Admission) up to watching the race from reserved grand stands to having premium seats, all-access passes and even getting to meet the drivers. Also included in the admission price is the Esskay Family Fun Zone with family entertainment from Radio Disney, Kids Racers go-karts, Pinewood Derby races and other activities.
There are 3 different car races, (2 with professional drivers), that will be taking place as part of the Gran Prix of Baltimore:
1. IZOD Indy Car race with the open top and open wheel racing. Last year’s winner of the Gran Prix of Baltimore was Ryan Hunter Reary.
2. American LeMans Series with Vipers, Porsches, Corvettes, Ferraris all racing through the streets of Baltimore
3. IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge which has semi-professional drivers competing in 2 races in Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars.
No matter what type of race or car, it is exciting to hear the roar of the engines and watch the cars do high speeds around turns on roads in the city. You can find out more up-to-date information on the race on the Facebook Page or Twitter Page.
ezStorage wishes everyone a safe and happy Labor Day weekend! Enjoy all of the activities that this area has to offer. If you need to access your storage units on Labor Day, the facilities will be open with their regular gate hours.