Labor Day Weekend Events In Ventura County and Surrounding Areas


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 2019!? Here's a sampling from the CVG Events Calendar:

Fri-Mon: 37th Annual Malibu Chili Cook-Off, Carnival and Fair

Sat: 17th Annual Ventura Nationals Car and Motorcycle Show

Sat: Living History Presentation at the Commemorative Air Force SoCal Wing Museum in Camarillo

Sat: Free live jazz at Simi Civic Center Plaza

Sat: Chumash Cultural Connections Jr. Ranger Program at Rancho Sierra Vista

Sat: Free concert at Peninsula Park at Channel Islands Harbor

Sun: Aviation Museum of Santa Paula Open to the Public

Mon: 15th Annual Santa Paula Labor Day Parade

Mon: Labor Day Vintage Tractor Fair at Santa Paula Ag Museum

Mon: Free Concert in Thousand Oaks - The Police Experience

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!