Plan the Perfect Labor Day in Philadelphia

Saying farewell to summer can be difficult. But when you plan a proper summer send off in Philly, parting is such sweet sorrow. From live music and outdoor events to the best Philadelphia restaurants, plan your Labor Day in Philadelphia.

For the music lover: Made in America

Curated annually by Jay-Z, this epic two-day music festival will draw residents and visitors alike to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Head here to hear Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill, and other major artists perform on August 31 to September 1. And don’t miss our favorite venues for live music, from stadiums with big-name headliners to iconic rock venues and jazz cafes.

For the outdoorsy type: Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest

One of Philadelphia’s favorite summertime attractions closes for the season on Monday, September 3. Labor Day weekend is the last chance to make the most of long summer days on the Delaware River waterfront.

For the foodie: The Best Philadelphia Restaurants

From the very high end to the incredibly inventive, there’s no shortage of Philadelphia restaurants to try now. Check out our list of the best restaurants in Philadelphia, including our very own Lacroix.

Ready to celebrate Labor Day in Philadelphia?

The Rittenhouse is proud to participate in’s Philly Overnight® hotel package, including free parking and perks.