Labor Day is traditionally celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of the summer.  The spirit is to pay a national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the power and prosperity of America. The Des Moines area offers many Labor Day celebrations  and events for everyone to enjoy on this last holiday weekend of the summer.

Pleasant Hill Labor Day Festival
August 30
Time: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM

The Pleasant Hill Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Labor Day Festival beginning with a Marfan Foundation Walk/Run.  A parade will begin at 10 a.m. with other activities throughout the day.  The evening activities include a water ski show, band and fireworks. Visit The Best Labor Day Fest website for a list of activities and times and location

Des Moines Renaissance Faire
August 30 : 10 a.m. - 6 p.m

Come enjoy the fun! Learn more about this event, included what entertainment, shopping and food you can expect at this year's expanded festival.Price: $15.10 adult, $25 adult two-day pass, $55 season pass; $8 kids ages 5 to 12; free for children under 5.  Event Phone Number: 515-262-4100.Festival Park, Canterbury-on-Sherwood Neighborhood: Des Moines Metro 4051 Dean Ave.

Iowa Band Beach Jam

August 31 : 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.
September 1 : 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.

S&S Entertainment is proud to presents a two-day summer music event over Labor Day Weekend at Clearwater Beach featuring some of the best rock bands in Iowa.
Price: Advance tickets are $20 for a single day or $35 for both days. Tickets purchased at the gate are $30 per day. Clear Water Beach Neighborhood: Des Moines Metro 6220 Raccoon River Drive, West Des Moines, IA 50266

Enjoy your long weekend and all that the Des Moines area has to offer.  Soon the leaves will change and the warm summer days will turn to cool crisp Autumn days, enjoy the rest of your summer.