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The first municipal ordinances recognizing Labor Day passed in 1885 as a way to honor social and economic achievements of American workers. Nearly 130 years later, many of us use this unofficial end of summer to eat barbecue and soak up some sunshine.

If you're looking for things to do around town, check out our list of events:

97th annual St. Louis Greek Festival
Friday, Aug. 29 | 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 30 | 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 31 | 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 1 | 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Big Muddy Blues Festival
Saturday, Aug. 30 | 3 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Sunday, Aug. 31 | 3 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Japanese Festival
Saturday, Aug. 30 | 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 31 | 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 1 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Belleville Labor Day Parade & Picnic
Monday, Sept. 1 | 10 a.m.

37th annual Labor Day Run
Monday, Sept. 1 | 7:30 a.m.

Benton Park Classic
Friday, Aug. 29 | 2 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 30 | 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 31 | 8:30 a.m. – 5:25 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 1 | 9 a.m. – 4:55 p.m.

Labor Day weekend at Six Flags
Saturday, Aug. 30
Sunday, Aug. 31
Monday, Sept. 1

Raging Rivers WaterPark's last weekend
Saturday, Aug. 30 | 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 31 | 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 1 | 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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