Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It is a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The second Labor Day holiday was on September 5, 1883. In 1884 the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday.
Oregon was the first state to officially enact Labor Day as a holiday by law on February 21, 1887, followed that year by Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York. Since then, all 50 states have made Labor Day a state holiday.
So what's going on in Ventura County over Labor Day Weekend 2018!? Here's a sampling from the CVG Events Calendar:
- Fri-Mon: 37th Annual Malibu Chili Cook-Off, Carnival and Fair
- Sat: 16th Annual Ventura Nationals Car and Motorcycle Show
- Sat: Music Under the Stars at the Olivas Adobe
- Sat: Free live jazz at Simi Civic Center Plaza
- Sat: Coachmen Cruise Night Sat night at Simi Valley Town Center
- Sat: Sunset Tarantula Hike at Rancho Sierra Vista in Newbury Park
- Sat-Sun: Aloha Beach Fest in Ventura
- Sat-Sun: Fairy Tales in the Park in Westlake Village, Simi Valley, Channel Islands Harbor
- Sun: Live Music at Ventura Harbor Village
- Sun: Aviation Museum of Santa Paula Open to the Public
- Mon: 14th Annual Santa Paula Labor Day Parade
- Mon: Labor Day Vintage Tractor Fair at Santa Paula Ag Museum
- Mon: Free Concert in Thousand Oaks - The Pettybreakers
This is just a sampling of goings on this Labor Day weekend! Or how about taking a hike on one of dozens of trails in and around Ventura County!