Things to Do in Woodbridge, VA on Labor Day Weekend

by H. Maria Perry Google
Community picnics are a Labor Day tradition.

Community picnics are a Labor Day tradition.

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Woodbridge, Virginia, is a quaint town 20 miles south of Washington, D.C. Woodbridge is the home of the Fitzner Stadium, where baseball legend Barry Bonds played his first professional game. Sports is an important part of the Woodbridge community. The town is home to the Potomac Nationals team and the Northern Virginia Royals soccer team. Each September the residents of Woodbridge, Virginia, celebrate Labor Day weekend Visitors and residents can enjoy a variety of family friendly events such as car shows, concerts and picnics on Labor Day weekend.

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Waterstock

Sponsored annually by Tim's Rivershore Crab House (timsrivershore.com), Waterstock is a unique Labor Day weekend concert event. Dozens of bands and singers perform on a barge floating in the middle of the historic Potomac River. Tim's Rivershore Crab House is minutes away from other area attractions such as a golf course, parks, malls and historic buildings. The whole family can enjoy music and delicious seafood at Waterstock.

Monuments and Mustangs

If you love the American Mustang automobile, the 2011 Monuments & Mustangs Grand National Car show is one event you do not want to miss. This Labor Day weekend event will feature original, customized and fully restored Ford Mustangs from every decade. You don't have to enter a car to enjoy the show. Music, games and prizes for visitors will fill your Labor Day weekend at the Monuments and Mustangs Grand National Car Show.

Labor Federation Picnic

A Labor Day weekend would not be complete without a picnic. The Northern Virginia Labor Federation hosts an annual Labor Day picnic in Veterans Park. The picnic is laid out underneath a big pavilion where traditional fare, such as ribs, sausages and peppers, hot dogs, hamburgers and all the fixings await hungry crowds. Call the Northern Virginia Labor Federation at 301-918-8832 for the schedule of events and alternative plans for rainy weather.

Potomac Nationals Baseball

The Potomac Nationals host Fan Appreciation Day at Fitzner Stadium on Labor Day. The holiday weekend kicks off with a Saturday night fireworks display following the game against the Kinston Indians. Sunday is Lacrosse Day and Monday, Labor Day, is Fan Appreciation Day. Tickets are only $1. Past Labor Day weekend events have included a chance for kids to run the bases in the stadium and autograph opportunities. Contact the Potomac Nationals at 703-590-2311for event information or visit the promotion page at minorleaguebaseball.com and click on Promotions.

About the Author

H. Maria Perry (Bascom) has been a writer and blogger since 2008. She is a contributing editor to "Pink Panther Magazine," as well as a professional photographer, visual artist and poet. Bascom holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from Morehead State University and a J.D. from the University of Louisville.

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