Labor Day is observed on the first Monday of September and is widely known as the first long weekend of the school year.

Are you looking to take advantage of the long weekend? Here are four Labor Day Weekend getaway ideas.

Chicago Jazz Festival:

Over 120,000 people attended the very first Chicago Jazz Festival which was held in 1979. Today, it features four days of free live jazz music and remains one of the city’s popular end-of-summer events when visitors flock to Millennium Park to grab the best seats for days of quality jazz in all forms.

Taste of Kansas City 2023:

Taste of Kansas City is the City’s largest food festival, expecting to draw thousands of food lovers to Harris Park every summer. Soak up the last of summer’s sun and enjoy some of the best cuisine Kansas City has to offer.

SeptemberFest Omaha:

Looking for a staycation getaway? For 40 years, SeptemberFest has been a much-loved state tradition filled with great music, family entertainment, and an incredible Labor Day parade.

Sunflower Festival:

Experience the beauty of Nebraska’s original and largest you-pick sunflower field at the Nelson Produce Farm Sunflower Festival! This event is held on the 22-acre farm overlooking the Elkhorn River. Labor Day weekend is your last chance and the perfect time to spend the day picking sunflowers and creating your own bouquet. There is also a variety of outdoor games for everyone to enjoy.

Whether you decide to take a spur-of-the-moment trip out of town or decide to hit the town, be sure to check out these events to enjoy every moment of your long Labor Day weekend.