Where to celebrate in NoVA this Labor Day weekend

From crab boils to waterfront concerts, there’s no excuse for another Netflix binge on your day off work this Labor Day.

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From crab boils and craft festivals to waterfront concerts and car shows, there’s no excuse for another Netflix binge on your day off work this Labor Day.

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Sept. 1-4, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Every Labor Day weekend, Tim’s Rivershore’s Dumfries location brings through a host of musicians over the course of four days. // Tim’s Rivershore Restaurant and Crab House: 1510 Cherry Hill Road, Dumfries

Virginia Scottish Games and Festival
Sept. 2-3

Scottish culture will be celebrated at this annual event with athletic events, dancing and bagpiping competitions and along with a car show and children’s games. // Festival Hill at Great Meadow: 5089 Old Tavern Road, The Plains

Sixth Annual Craft Festival
Sept. 3, noon-7 p.m.

The Winery at La Grange with host its sixth annual Craft Festival this Labor Day weekend with local vendors along with food and ice cream trucks. // The Winery at La Grange: 4970 Antioch Road, Haymarket

Labor Day Crab Boil
Sept. 3, 4-8 p.m.

The Alexandrian hotel will host a crab boil with live music to celebrate the holiday in the courtyard at Jackson 20. // The Alexandrian: 480 King St., Alexandria

Labor Day Car Show
Sept. 4, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

The City of Fairfax’s 18th Annual Labor Day Car Show will highlight antiques, muscle cars, custom rides and more. // University Drive and the SunTrust Bank parking lot, Fairfax

Herndon Labor Day Festival
Sept. 4, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Herndon’s annual Labor Day Festival will boast wine and craft beer tasting for those 21 and older and live music, a craft show and food vendors for the whole family. // Herndon Town Green: 777 Lynn St., Herndon

Labor Day Night Hike
Sept. 4, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

We love night hikes, and this Labor Day, you can disconnect from work by taking in nature from a new perspective during Gulf Branch Nature Center’s evening adventure, where you’ll spot constellations and nocturnal creatures. // Gulf Branch Nature Center: 3608 North Military Road, Arlington

U.S. Coast Guard Tall Ship Eagle
Sept. 4-8

On Labor Day, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, built in 1936 and dubbed America’s Tall Ship, arrives to the Alexandria waterfront for tours that will take place through Sept. 8. // Point Lumley Park: 1 Duke St., Alexandria

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