“And all at once, summer collapsed into fall,” no truer words have been spoken by Oscar Wilde himself, but don’t fret, we have the ultimate must do’s for your Labor Day weekend spent in Augusta. 

Photo credit: That beautiful paddling shot above? That's @lawtonhair paddling the Savannah River

Pork on your Fork

Cookout or barbecue? Whatever you want to call it, make sure you grab Fielding Brothers BBQ or Southbound Smokehouse II takeout to make your holiday weekend a smoke-show. 

We recommend you order the 'Chopped BBQ Sandwich' or dinner for two from Fielding Brothers BBQ. Add a few of their delicious sides and you will not be disappointed or ride over the bridge to South Bound Smokehouse II and devour some pulled pork tacos.

Jazz up your weekend 

Labor Day Jazz weekend returns with a modified schedule of in-person and virtual events this year, as Garden City Jazz presents live music and outdoor (with updated safety precautions, of course). Grab your tickets here or tune-in to the virtual events, all from the comfort of your back porch. 

3-day weekend, anyone? 

We get an extra day this weekend so take advantage of it, especially if you have the kiddos in tow or just need something to do, make sure you pay these two places a visit. 

Create some pottery at Tire City Potters, you’ll have the chance to get your hands dirty and create something amazing. Even the little ones can get in on the fun here.

It also makes scents (see what we did there?) to make a candle at Augusta Candle Company. You have a wall full of different scents to combine for whatever your little nose desires! They even offer the option to create hand sanitizers and lotions. 

Whatever Floats Your Boat

Visit the 5th Street Marina on the Savannah River to enjoy some fun in the sun or hop aboard the Patriot Boat Tour, where kids six and under are free. The Augusta Canal is another fun stop for your Labor Day weekend;  hit the trails or boat for a fun tour of the canal. 

Reserve and Ride Watersports will also have jet-skis available for rent to make waves in the river, as well as several options to rent kayaks with Cole Watkins Tours and Outdoor Augusta, so make one last splash this Labor Day weekend!

We encourage our visitors and locals to practice safe social distancing while exploring our beautiful city, and to continue following recommendations for travel, sanitation, and safety given by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Effective July 10 through September 8, the Mayor of Augusta has issued an executive order requiring masks to be worn while participating in public activities. For more information, view our guidance on masks and social distancing.