Here’s how to spend Labor Day weekend in Columbus

Whether you’re looking to get outdoors, dance the night away at a white party, or enjoy a local parade — we’ve got you covered with Labor Day weekend plans in Columbus, Ohio.


Visit The Kee, one of Columbus’ newest entertainment venues, for Labor Day. | Photo by CBUStoday

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If you’re anything like us, you’re ready to enjoy a three-day weekend. From getting outdoors to partying in white attire, here are ways to make the most of Labor Day festivities.

White parties

Fashion police say no wearing white after Labor Day, so here are some spots to go all out in white attire before then:

  • Blanc Mode | Saturday, Sept. 2 | 7 p.m. | The Kee, 225 Neilston Ave., Downtown | $35-$1,000 | Dance to songs played by DJ Envy, a host on The Breakfast Club radio show, while enjoying interactive games like ping pong and cornhole.
  • VASO All-White Party | Saturday, Sept. 2 | 7 p.m. | AC Hotel Columbus Dublin, 6540 Riverside Dr. | $90 | Tickets include food like filet mignon carving stations, a red carpet with photo opportunities, and live entertainment.


Bring the whole family for fun at the following festivals:

  • Canal Winchester Labor Day Festival | Saturday, Sept. 2-Monday, Sept. 4 | Times vary | Canal Winchester Community Center, 45 E. Waterloo St., Canal Winchester | $5-$10 | The largest Labor Day festival in the state features a parade, rides, games, and performances.
  • Labor Day Arts Festival | Monday, Sept. 4 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Northam Park, 2850 Tremont Rd., Upper Arlington | Free | Find art activities and exhibits, a reading garden, and a sensory room.
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Get ready to paddle with downtown views. | Photo by @olentangypaddle

Get outdoors

Get out on local waters to kayak or canoe by booking rentals at these spots:

Do you prefer land instead of water? We’ve got you covered.