72 Hours in Boston Over Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day is right around the corner, which means now is a great time to plan your Labor Day weekend festivities.

For Boston area residents and visitors, there's a lot to enjoy on Labor Day weekend, including:

1. Gloucester Schooner Festival

Now in its 32nd year, the Gloucester Schooner Festival in Gloucester represents an awe-inspiring celebration of all things nautical.

The festival boasts schooners of all sizes, along with The Mayor's Race, Gloucester Block Party and much more.

Begin your Labor Day weekend celebration at this year's Gloucester Schooner Festival, which will run from Sept. 2 to 4.

2. Deutsche Bank Championship

Can't get enough golf this summer? At the Deutsche Bank Championship in Norton, you can watch some of the world's top golfers compete for an $8.5 million prize on Labor Day weekend.

The Deutsche Bank Championship represents an annual Labor Day weekend tradition for many golf fans, and this year's championship promises to be a world-class event. With legendary golfers like Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk and others scheduled to compete, you're sure to see many fun, exciting rounds of golf during the event, too.

Check out the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston from Sept. 2 to 5.

3. King Richard's Faire

Celebrate your Labor Day weekend with a trip into the past at King Richard's Faire in Carver.

King Richard's Faire serves as a Renaissance fair that brings a 16th century marketplace to the Boston area. It features handmade crafts, food, music and much more, providing you with a glimpse into life during the Renaissance period.

Dress up in your favorite medieval garb and start your Labor Day weekend festivities in style with a visit to King Richard's Faire, which opens Sept. 3 and runs on weekends until Oct. 23.

4. Marlborough Labor Day Parade

No Labor Day weekend would be complete without a parade. Thanks to the Marlborough Labor Day Parade, you can commemorate Labor Day at one of the largest and most prestigious Labor Day celebrations in New England.

The Marlborough Labor Day Parade has been a Marlborough staple since 1952. It generates tremendous community support, and as such, thousands of attendees gather to celebrate Labor Day at this one-of-a-kind event year after year.

Conclude your Labor Day weekend festivities at the Marlborough Labor Day Parade, which will take place Sept. 5 at noon.

Dan Kobialka is a freelance writer who grew up and currently resides in the Greater Boston Area. He's frequently on the go, exploring museums, breweries, shopping centers and many other destinations in and around Boston.

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