Labor Day Hawaii 2011 Weekend Events

Labor Day in Hawaii lands on the first Monday of September just like the rest of the country. This year, Labor Day is September 5, 2011. Prior to Monday, Labor Day Hawaii weekend events will be in full blast. Are you going to be in paradise for the holiday? Here’s a few ideas on what to do September 2-5, 2011.

Go camping

Camping permits for Labor Day weekend went on sale last week, with some Hawaii residents actually camping out to get camping permits! If you can’t get a hold of permits, then find some friends or family who plan on camping and join in on the fun.

Go swimming

OK, so maybe you’re not a professional swimmer, but this event is fun to watch as swimmers go from one end of Waikiki to the other. The Waikiki Rough-Water Swim: Labor Day event, held Monday September 5,  is one of Waikiki’s most popular open water challenges, where swimmers race from Sans Souci Beach to Duke Kahanamoku Beach in Waikiki.

Go paddleboarding

At the 22nd Annual Haleiwa Joe’s Labor Day Race on Oahu’s North Shore, held Sunday September 4, 2011, competitors race from Waimea Bay to Haleiwa’s Ali’i Beach. Come to watch and enjoy the famous North shore surfing beaches while you’re here.

(Don’t) Go to school

That’s right, no school statewide!

Go to a concert

One of  Hawaii’s most cherished music duos is back with a series of concerts at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki. Tickets range from $38 – $200 with special deals for groups who purchase more than 10 tickets together. Plus, both nights (Sept. 2 – 3) will feature a fireworks show! Find out more about the C&K Back in the Day Goodtimes Together Labor Day Concert Series 2011.

Go to a rodeo

On the Big Island, Parker Ranch is hosting its annual Round Up Club Scholarship Rodeo & Horse Auction, featuring two days of fun for the entire family, September 3-4, 2011. Learn more about this Big Island rodeo event here.

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