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Labor Day Weekend in Baltimore

Sept. 4-6, 2010

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Labor Day Weekend in Baltimore marks the end of the summer and the coming of fall - and football.

We honor the working man and woman by taking a day off work (genius!), barbecuing out back, watching glorious college football and transitioning from sweltering sunny days to crisp cool ones. Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1892 after labor groups organized in New York. The history of the holiday is relatively unknown and fascinating.

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Labor Day Weekend Events in Baltimore

Saturday, Aug. 28-Monday, Sept. 6

Baltimore Navy Week sails into the Inner Harbor for the first time ever. The spectacle is designed to show "Americans the investment they have made" in this branch of the armed forces. Events include appearances by the Navy Leap Frogs parachute team, performances by ceremonial and rock bands, flight simulators and interactive displays, demonstrations by Navy divers and sailor visits from ships and submarines.

Thursday, Sept. 2-Sunday, Sept. 5

The Baltimore Summer Antiques Show is one of the largest and most important in the country. Held annually at the Baltimore Convention Center on Labor Day Weekend, the show features more than 550 exhibitors. Held at the Baltimore Convention Center.

Sunday, Sept. 5

Labor Day Sunday is the perfect time to visit the downtown Farmers' Market. Get there early to pick up all the fresh meat, fruits, and vegetables for your Labor Day cookout. Hours are 8 to noon, but pickins' become slim around 11. Bring your appetite too - there are lots of great hot food vendors there.

Monday, Sept. 6

The state's two college football powers - the University of Maryland and the Naval Academy - meet at M&T Bank Stadium. These two programs are seemingly heading in different directions, so it's really a more important game for the Terps than the Middies. Tickets are available online.

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