History of Labor Day
Most of us know that Labor Day is the first Monday in September and we use that long weekend to take one last mini vacation, have a bbq, go camping or maybe get some things done around the house. Did you know that this year will be the 123rd Labor Day the US has celebrated as a Federal Holiday? Although the first Labor Day was held in 1882, it didn’t become a Federal Holiday until 1894. Thank you to those at the Central Labor Union who decided the workingmen deserve a holiday! If you would like to know more about how Labor Day came to be, check out THIS website. Now let’s take a look at what is happening in Walton County around this holiday weekend.
Saturday, September 2nd
Seaside Farmers Market
If you have yet to go this summer, now is the time! Seaside Farmers Market is the place to get a large variety of locally grown food and hand crafted goods. Everything from fresh eggs, produce, baked goods, and honey, to handmade items such as soap and jewelry can be found at the market. Come check it out on Saturday from 8 am to 12 pm in Seaside. Click HERE to visit their Facebook page!
Rosemary Beach Foundation was established in 2006 to support community, educational, and local charitable activities in the area and this year they will be hosting their 3rd Annual 30A Cornhole Tournament. The event will take place from 9 am to 2 pm, with the double elimination tournament beginning at 10 am. There will be giveaways, a bounce house with slide, music, a Photo Booth and of course, prize packages for the winning teams. This year the tournament will benefit Rosemary Beach Foundation and their Charitable Partner – Special Olympics Florida – Walton County. So find your Cornhole partner and get registered for this fun event! Additional information and registration can be found HERE.
Sunday, September 3rd
5k/Fun Run in Alys Beach
Start your Sunday off with the 6th Annual Alys Beach 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run to benefit Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center. Enjoy a run through the resort community and nature trail, ending back at the Amphitheatre with food, drinks, music and a bounce house. The 5K will begin at 7 am and the 1 Mile Fun Run at 8:15 am with the awards following at 9:15. To register or to find out more about this event, please click HERE.
Tuesday, September 5th
End of Summer Throw Down
Sure, Florida is known for its “Endless Summer”, but kids do have to go back to school and the temperature does drop a little. So why not celebrate with a day filled with live music, food stations, drink specials, beach games, and a paddle board race! Party at The Bay from 12 pm until 4:30 when the YOLO Board Bay2Borago Paddle begins. Race from The Bay’s beach, under the 331 Bridge and finish at Borago for more live music, food, drink specials, beach games and awesome prizes from The Bay, Borago, 30A and YOLO Board! Don’t have a paddle board? You can easily walk across the street and watch the racers come in. Find out more on the End of Summer Throw Down on South Walton’s North Beach Facebook event page.
Hammock Bay wishes everyone a safe and happy Labor Day weekend.