As quickly as summer comes, it leaves, which means that Boston is about to pop off with tons of Labor Day Weekend festivities. Check out our guide to the weekend and where to enjoy the most fun and exciting celebrations.

The Fireworks

Labor Day Weekend in Boston annually kicks off with an epic fireworks show. The extravaganza is set off from “dueling” barges set out between the North End and Seaport, sending explosions of color into the night sky over the Boston Harbor. This year’s Boston Labor Day Fireworks show will start on August 31st at 8:15pm.

Stellar Concerts

There will be a variety of epic concerts taking place throughout Boston this Labor Day Weekend. At the top of the list is the iconic rock band Pearl Jam, who will follow their lead singer for a rollicking two-show stint at Boston’s historic Fenway Park. Young the Giant and Bitter Wind will also have shows in Boston this Labor Day Weekend.

Harbor Cruises

Look up Boston Harbor cruises for this Labor Day Weekend to reserve a special, memorable experience. From summer barbecue and beer cruises, to a ride out on the water the night of the fireworks, the options have variety and excitement. Check out this Boston Discovery Guide for a list of harbor cruise options.

The Party at Lawn on D

All Labor Day Weekend-long, the hip and trendy Lawn on D in South Boston will host a party that’s free for all to attend. Live music, DJs, lawn games, a slam poetry performance, magicians, and street performers will all be on hand to help keep the entertainment flowing. There will also be a jazz brunch on Sunday, which costs $25.

The Isabella Gardner Museum

Honoring a longtime museum employee and trustee named Frank Hatch, the famous Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum will offer free admission starting at 11am this Labor Day. Those who haven’t seen the well preserved home and museum are sure in for a treat.

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