Labor Day Weekend: The Last Hurrah

It seems impossible that Labor Day is just around the corner, but it’s true. Labor Day Weekend is the last hurrah on Edisto Beach, but we go out in style.

The Edisto Beach Music and Shag Fest runs from Sept. 2-4 at Bay Creek Park, which is located next to the marina. Admission is $10 per day for adults and children ages 12 and under enter for free. The festival is full of food and drink vendors, arts and crafts, and live music. Plus there is a shag performance at 6 p.m. on Saturday during the festival.

If you haven’t already made plans to come to Edisto for the long weekend, do it now. This is a great time to take advantage of the warm weather and lower rates. Speaking of, now that the high season is over, rates are much lower than usual, and that means you can get more bang for your buck here on the island.

Plus, the crowds are dwindling and Edisto looks a lot like it did back in the 90s (you know… empty). It’s a great time of year to come down, especially if you love having the beach to yourself.

This time of year has always been one of my favorites. It’s the sweet spot between summer and fall, where each day feels like an extra bonus. The days are just a little bit shorter, but all of the heat of summer is still there and waiting to be taken advantage of.

What’s especially great about being down here now through Labor Day is having the place to yourself. You can get into restaurants with way less of a wait, which gives you way more time to kick back and relax.

You might also want to take advantage of heading into Charleston. Word to the wise – Charleston is still very busy this time of year, so if crowds aren’t your thing, then you’ll want to abstain. However, it’s still such a beautiful city that it is well worth dealing with the traffic and crowds to experience the history, shops and restaurants.

Want to catch great fireworks? Folly Beach will hold their previously canceled display over the holiday weekend.

If you’re interested in coming down for a late summer trip or Labor Day extravaganza, check out the Edisto Beach rentals that are available. Remember, you can use this time with the lower rates to stay in a place you’ve always dreamed of or experience a new location on the beach or island.



Bob Hart Author

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