Looking for Labor Day Events Near Dahlgren? Check Out the Events Page of Virginia.org!

Labor Day is fast approaching, and if you're lucky enough to be spending the day with friends and family, you might be looking for something fun and unique to do. That's why we're sharing this list of Labor Day things to do in Virginia!

Posted on the website of Virginia.org, the official tourism website of the commonwealth of Virginia, the roundup includes happenings from all over the state. As for what to do near Dahlgren, listed events include an annual Labor Day Festival in Herndon, a Middle-Eastern Festival in Alexandria, and an Apple Cider Festival in Bluemont.

Check out the website for the full listing of events, and tell us, Dahlgren residents: How will you be spending this Labor Day weekend?

Hosting a Labor Day Party at Dahlgren? Try These Quick and Easy Recipes!

"Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894." — History.com.

Okay, so now that we're all reminded of why we celebrate Labor Day, let's get to the fun stuff: the actual celebrating! If you'll be attending a party or hosting one at Dahlgren over the holiday weekend, check out the recipes below. They're all equal parts delicious and visually appealing, but more importantly, they're quick and easy to make. Because no one says Labor Day has to be about laboring in the kitchen!

1) Red, White and Blue Layered Drinks [aroundmyfamilytable.com]
This Labor Day, fill your glass with patrioticism — and a sparkling, non-alcoholic beverage with this fun recipe! First, dip the rim of a glass into colored sugar. Then, slowly pour cranberry juice into the glass, followed by blue Gatorade and a clear diet soda. The result is a gradient effect that changes from red and blue to white.

2) Strawberry and Blueberry Cheesecake Icebox Cake [lifeloveandsugar.com]
Berry season is almost over, so make the most of it while you still can with this tasty (and pretty!) icebox cake. It relies on the classic summer combo of strawberries, blueberries, and whipped cream to make a kid-friendly cake — with zero baking time!

3) Tortellini Kabobs [realwomenandhomes.com]
Headed to a Labor Day soiree? This recipe makes it easy to nibble while you mingle. Simply layer cooked tortelli, mozzarella balls, and cherry tomatoes onto a wooden skewer for a portable appetizer!

Impress Your Friends and Family at Dahlgren With These 4 Fun Facts About Labor Day!

We all know that on the first Monday of every September, we're treated to a long holiday weekend, thanks to Labor Day. But what do you really know about this federal holiday and last hurrah of the summer season? Here a few facts that might surprise you!

1) Labor Day celebrates and recognizes the hard work of every person in America's civilian workforce — all 155 million of them!
2) The first Labor Day parade took place on September 5, 1882, in New York City. Approximately 100,000 workers marched in the parade, which was organized by the Central Labor Union.
3) Labor Day was made a federal holiday in 1894 by President Grover Cleveland.
4) During the late 19th century, workers were only given time off from work on July Fourth, Christmas, and every other Sunday. Children as young as 5 years old toiled in mines and factories!

Want to read more about Labor Day, Dahlgren? Check out the links below!

Labor Day [History.com]
Labor Day Fast Facts [CNN]
10 Labor Day Facts [Forbes]
10 little-known facts about American labor and Labor Day [KPCC]

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