Labor Day 2019 is Monday, September 2, marking the unofficial end to the summer season. Make the most out of your long weekend by attending one of these events in (or near) Montgomery County.

Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show & Country Fair

When: Saturday, August 31 through Monday, September 2 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: 5 Nantmeal Road, Glenmoore

Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show has been a Labor Day Weekend tradition for over 75 years, featuring 33 acres of family fun. In addition to the daily horse show, there’s plenty of other attractions for the entire family. Look forward to live music, pony rides, games, inflatables, rides, a beer garden, car show and more. Admission is $7 per adult and $3 for children under 12. Click here for a schedule of events.


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Breakfast with the Animals at Elmwood Park Zoo

When: Saturday and Sunday, August 31 and September 1 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Where: 1661 Harding Boulevard, Norristown

Head to the zoo for the most important meal of the day with the world’s tallest land animal! Enjoy a delicious breakfast spread of scrambled eggs, sausage, breakfast potatoes, waffles and more. Then, hand-feed the giraffes! Tickets sell out quickly for this popular event. Get more details here.


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Made In America

When: August 31-September 1 from 1 p.m. to midnight (August 31) and 11:30 p.m. (September 1), held rain or shine.
Where: North 20th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, across multiple stages (main stage is in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art)

The 7th annual event curated and organized by rapper & music mogul, Jay-Z featuring Cardi B, Travis Scott, Lizzo, Lil Uzi Vert, James Blake and others, includes musical performances, amusement rides, refreshments through food trucks and beyond! Get more information and purchase tickets here. And for more Philly Labor Day events, visit our Philly Happening Labor Day Guide.

150 Fest Presented by Ursinus College

When: Sunday, September 1 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Ursinus College, Berman Museum Front Lawn, 601 East Main Street, Collegeville

Ursinus College is kicking off its 150th anniversary year with a community-wide event featuring live music, food trucks, games, vendors, a wine and beer garden, moon bounces, face painting and more. The event is free and open to the public.

Free Admission at Elmwood Park Zoo for Norristown Borough Residents

When: Sunday, September 1 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: 1661 Harding Boulevard, Norristown

Norristown Borough residents can enjoy the Elmwood Park Zoo free of charge on the first Sunday of each month begging at 2 p.m. Just prsesnt a valid photo ID.

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Longwood Gardens Fireworks and Fountain Show

When: Sunday, September 1 at 8:15 p.m. (held rain or shine)
Where: Main Fountain at Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square

Longwood Gardens isn’t actually in Montgomery County, but it’s close enough that it’s an easy day trip. After enjoying a day in the vast and beautiful gardens, experience a captivating Fireworks and Fountain Show, set to the theme “Night At The Movies” and choreographed to musical scores from an array of popular films, including The Greatest Showman, Footloose, Grease and many more!

Sesame Place Labor Day Fireworks

When: Sunday, September 1 at approximately 8:25 p.m.
Where: Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne, PA

Following the 8 p.m. performance of the nightly Neighborhood Street Party Night Parade, enjoy a thrilling Fireworks extravaganza! Choreographed to the music of Sesame Street, the bursts of light and excitement will have the whole family in awe! Tickets are required to view from within the park, but you can always try to find a spot in nearby parking lots to view from your car. (Just be aware of traffic from the event.) For more events in Bucks County, visit our Bucks Happening Labor Day Guide.

Labor Day BBQ and Brews at Iron Abbey Gastro Pub

When: Monday, September 2 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: 680 N. Easton Road, Horsham

Iron Abbey is hosting an all-inclusive BBQ and Brews Party in honor of the holiday. The 2.5 hour package includes your choice of 10 selected drafts (or substitute house wine), plus filet wrapped in bacon, pork ribs, Brazilian sausage and more. The event is $25 per person. No need to buy tickets ahead of time. 

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