Date: Friday, September 1 and Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Nobody puts on a more dazzling show these days than the incomparable Lady Gaga, and few are more versatile. Who else can top the pop charts, hold their own in a duet with the legendary Tony Bennett, out-glam Madonna and then sit down and play a classical etude on a baby grand? Fenway Park may be the home of the Red Sox, but for two nights on Labor Day weekend, it will be the setting for Boston’s biggest musical event of the season. Lady Gaga will have no problem filling Fenway’s 37,000-plus seats, not that anybody will be able to sit during her performance.
Date: Friday, September 1 through Monday, September 4, 2017
“The Lawn on D” down by the Convention Center in South Boston is not as much an address as it is an open space for food festivals, concerts, arts fairs and other events. On Labor Day weekend the Lawn on D will host a free lawn party that will combine all of those and more. For days and days there will be everything from food to face painting, magic to music and more. There will even be free movies in the evening. Admission is free (although the food and services from vendors is not).
Date: Saturday, September 2 at 9 p.m.
On Saturday night, just after the sun goes down, Bostonians will be once again treated to the annual Labor Day Weekend fireworks display. Fired off from a barge anchored in the Seaport by the North End, the fireworks are visible from the whole of the waterfront. Viewing is best, however, from Charlestown, especially from the area around the Navy Yard and Bunker Hill, as well as from boats and islands in the harbor.
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Date: Sunday, September 3 through Tuesday September 5, 2017 from 9 a.m.until 6 p.m.
The U.S. Navy’s oldest commissioned warship, the 44-gun frigate U.S.S. Constitution, is completing her renovation in Charlestown Navy Yard, but is open to visitors for tours of at least the top deck. Over Labor Day weekend the sailors who man this legendary vessel will offer a unique view of how the crews of old passed away (what little) free time they had aboard. “Fun and Games at Sea” should be a delight for the whole family, as well as a look through a window in time.
Date: Monday, September 4, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Lady Gaga is not the only attraction at Fenway Park on Labor Day Weekend. Fenway is, after all, first and foremost a ballpark, and one of the oldest and most storied in the nation. What better way to bring Labor Day weekend to a close than taking in an evening game at the park, complete with hot dogs, pretzels, peanuts, soda and beer? After a long series away against the Yankees and Indians in late August, the Sox come back to Fenway just in time to play host to Toronto. The Sox are grand hosts, but that doesn’t mean they are going to let the Blue Jays win, especially not on their home turf.