As Labor Day Weekend approaches, Montgomery transitions from summer by welcoming football season during this thrilling three-day hiatus. Whether you're commemorating the close of summer or the dawn of football season, embrace the spirit of the season by making a splash with various activities. Here are some tips to ensure a memorable time as you raise a toast to the wonderful summer season that was.

Thursday, August 31

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Get an early start to your Labor Day weekend with the 3-night AFTERGLOW Concert Series, brought to you by the City of Montgomery Department of Cultural Affairs. Enjoy free admission to these concerts held at the scenic Riverwalk Amphitheater, and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere with food trucks, vendors, and captivating live music. The lineup for Thursday, August 31st features performances by Stephanie Mills, Yung Joc, and DJ Kill Switch. On Friday, September 1st, groove to the RnB rhythm of Silk, MGM Soul Collective, and DJ Ali, and on the final night, Saturday, September 2nd, be lulled by Joe, Souled Out Groove, and DJ Who. Make sure not to miss this sensational concert series - it's an experience you won't want to skip!

Friday, September 1

Get ready to groove at BB Kings Blues Club, where Atlanta vocalist J.K. Howells will entertain you with great music, delicious food, and refreshing drinks. Don't miss out on the All White Affair; grab your tickets and make your way to MPAC to enjoy the Southern Soul & Blues Lover's Fest.

For a unique and vibrant experience, hop on the Sip-n-Cycle Pedal Cruise and light up the river with your friends. Embrace the fun as you join one of the Glow Party Cruises, where you can make new friends while enjoying the glowing atmosphere. 

Saturday, September 2

Explore a wide variety of local vendors offering everything from fresh produce to homemade jellies, jams, and the tastiest locally grown honey and boiled peanuts at the Farmers Market at the Shoppes at EastChase.

For those who love the great outdoors, the Golden Hour Festival at Montgomery Whitewater is a must-attend event. Saturday's festivities include a 5k run, yoga sessions, a kid's triathlon, and live music from the talented Mountain Grass Unit, Madeline Edwards, and North Mississippi Allstars.

HBCU Experience

Football fans, get ready for a unique experience! Montgomery proudly hosts two HBCU Football Classics on the same weekend. Watch Alabama State University take on Southern University at the ASU Labor Day Classic for an unforgettable matchup.

Sunday, September 3

Don't miss the Blues Sundays at Wishbone Cafe, where you can enjoy a live band performance while indulging in delectable dishes.

The excitement doesn't stop! The Golden Hour Festival continues on Sunday with more thrilling activities, including kayak cross and freestyle kayak competitions, live music from Early James, Oliver Wood Trio, and Moon Taxi, and daily flatwater and whitewater activities.

Red Tails Classic game

Catch the 2023 Boeing Red Tails Classic during the City of Montgomery's HBCU Classic Weekend. Witness the exciting clash between Tuskegee University and Fort Valley State University at the iconic Cramton Bowl.

Monday, September 4

Greek Festival

Celebrating a tradition dating back to 1948, the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Montgomery proudly presents the Capital City's most tantalizing Labor Day Barbecue. To ensure you don't miss out on the BBQ festivities, secure your order online until midnight on August's final day or conveniently through members of the Greek Orthodox Church community. While preordering isn't obligatory, it's highly recommended. The flavorful event unfolds at the church grounds, nestled at the intersection of Mt. Meigs Road and S. Capital Parkway.

In between splashing under the sun and dancing the night away, take in an unforgettable HBCU Classic Weekend experience! 

This weekend is filled with things to do from live music to after parties! Learn more about HBCU Classic Weekend and why Montgomery, AL is the place to be this…