Labor Day: History and Traditions

What began as a strike for labor unions has turned into a day to celebrate the end of summer. What will you do this Labor Day? Here are a few traditional ideas to celebrate:

Go on a mini-vacation:

You have an extra day off – why not put it to good use? Visit your favorite vacation spot, or see the sights you wouldn’t normally see in your own town. Join us in Steamboat Springs, and you’ll have a fantastic weekend. Plus, you can wear all your western wear – the cowboy hat and cowboy boots can be worn proudly in our western town! There are so many fun activities, such as:

We hope you join us this weekend – we’ll going to have a lot of fun!


This is an excellent choice for a fun, relaxing weekend. Camping is a blast, especially when you can enjoy the long weekend. Think of it: Roasting hot dogs, hamburgers and s’mores over the fire, shuddering from the terror of whispered ghost stories, listening to the sounds in the woods at night, snuggled up cozily in your tent. Yes. It’s the perfect way to spend the weekend.

View all the camping areas around Steamboat, and plan your trip.

Have a BBQ in your backyard:

This is the last hurrah before summers end. So, pretend like it’s the beginning of summer and have a barbecue! Make hamburgers, ice-cream and potato salad and party.

View our Pinterest board for delicious inspiration!

Enjoy yourself:

This is the most important part of the weekend: Whatever you decide to do, rest, relax, enjoy your family and be thankful for all you have!

Want to know more about the history of Labor Day? Watch this video, and discover its origins: