Labor Day is a holiday 100% dedicated to you - the American worker.  

So forget about work - and go play!


Celebrate the unofficial end of summer in Prince William, VA and take time to enjoy outdoor activities, food & drink celebrations, historical experiences, and craft festivals in DC's Countryside. We've put together a short list of the many amazing things you can do this Labor Day Weekend in Prince William, Virginia!


#1 Hike Spectacular Trails

Prince William Forest Park

Prince William Forest Park, the DC region's largest National protected natural forest area in the Washington DC region, is home to 15,000 acres of trails and scenery that makes you feel like the stressors of work are miles away.  Prince William Forest Park is located off I-95 and is located south of Potomac Mills, Virginia's largest outlet mall.


#2 Play on our Scenic Rivers

Family Paddleboarding

Spend the day kayaking or paddleboarding with family and friends along the Potomac or Occoquan River.  Need equipment? Check out Penguin Paddling for their daily equipment rentals. All that activity is sure to work up an appetite. Stop into Historic Occoquan and enjoy a delicious treat from Mom's Apple Pie, Grind N Crepe or NazBro Chocolates.  


#3 Mingle with Farm Animals

The Little Goat Farm at the Lake (21)

Spend Labor Day hanging out with goats, alpacas and llamas for a day of fun at the Little Goat Farm at the Lake. Afterwards, swing by Tin Cannon Brewing Company or Murlarkey Distilled Spirits for a chilled brew or tasty cocktail.


#4 Experience Interactive Exhibits

National Museum Of The Marine Corps (28)

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Marines in action at the National Museum of the Marine Corps adjacent to Marine Corps Base Quantico. After making your way through the various exhibits, stop into Tun Tavern for a bite to eat and a cold brew. 

#5 Enjoy a Labor Day Festival

Cabela's Gainesville GO 3.9 309

Stop by Cabela's on Saturday or Sunday for their free Labor Day Festival - including food, exhibits and fun kids activities. This 79,000 sq ft store boasts an indoor archery range, aquarium, wildlife display, tracker boats, general store and fudge shop.


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#6 Indulge in WATERSTOCK

Tim's Waterstock

Indulge in four days of food, fun and live music at Tim's Rivershore annual Boating Event!


#7 Sip and Shop along the Bull Run Mountains

Winery at La Grange

Peruse local artisan and craftwork while sipping a nice glass of wine at The Winery at La Grange's Annual Craft Festival this Labor Day weekend.


#8 Celebrate Summer's End at the Electic Palm

Stormin Norman Band Labor Day Electric PalmCelebrate the End of Summer with The Stormin' Norman Band, tasty eats and cool drinks on Saturday, August 31, at The Electric Palm.


#9 Experience History by Campfire at Ben Lomond Historic Site

Ben Lomond Campfire

Enjoy a warm campfire and roasted marshmallows at Ben Lomond Historic Site Friday, August 30, as you learn about why Shepherdstown (now West Virginia) came to Manassas during the Battle of First Manassas.