The Last Hurrah

Finish the summer right with seven regional events happening around Labor Day.

Though summer continues for a few more weeks, Labor Day marks the unofficial end of the season. For those neither heading to the Shore nor spending the holiday weekend poolside, here are seven events to finish the summer on a high note.

Fringe Festival

Sept. 3-19

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The citywide celebration of performing arts is now in its 19th year. The Fringe Festival includes performances in dance, theater, music and more that can be found anywhere in Philly, from galleries to restaurants to street corners. Foodies can also delight in Feastival, featuring 75 of the area’s top culinary artists. Various locations, Philadelphia. Visit

Dorney Park’s Season-Pass “Bring a Friend” Days

Sept. 4-7

Season-pass holders can bring up to four friends and purchase tickets for $19 each. For those without season passes, use valid student IDs to purchase tickets for $33. 3830 Dorney Park Road, Allentown. Visit

Penn State vs. Temple Football

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Sept. 5

These state rivals kick off the college-football season at 3:30 p.m. at Lincoln Financial Field. Tickets start at $50. 1 Lincoln Financial Field Way, Philadelphia. Visit

Wine, Music & Food at Black Walnut Winery

Sept. 5

Black Walnut Winery will serve up an afternoon of tastings and entertainment. Its wines will be available by the glass and by the bottle, as well as for tasting with gourmet pizzas from Forno Inferno. An acoustic concert will accompany the event. Noon-6 p.m. 3000 Lincoln Highway, Sadsburyville. Visit or call (610) 857-5566.

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Made in America Festival

Sept. 5-6

Once more, the sounds of dozens of musicians will reverberate across Philadelphia. This outdoor festival, which has attracted nearly 80,000 attendees in previous years, will have plenty of food and beverages available for purchase. Acts will include Beyoncé, Death Cab for Cutie, Modest Mouse and the Weeknd. Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia. Visit

Sesame Place’s Labor Day BBQ

Sept. 5-6

Sesame Place will host an open-air barbecue at Big Bird’s Riverside Pavilion, followed by a fireworks show at 8:25 p.m. Ages 10 and up, $29; ages 2-9, $18. 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne. Visit

Labor Day Weekend at Chaddsford Winery

Sept. 5-7

Sample wines, listen to live music, and take a guided tour of the winery. The holiday celebration offers different entertainment each day. Tastings cost $10-$15. 632 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford. Visit

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