As the oldest Labor Day festival in the Southeast US, the Canton Labor Day Festival continues to earn acclaim as a two-day celebration of prosperity, perseverance and community spirit. For more than 115 years, it has perfected a dynamic lineup of events and offerings. A historic parade with more than 100 floats winds through downtown. The festival grounds are packed with food trucks, local farm stands, a beer garden, a vintage car show, a kid zone, splash pad, the Ultimate Air Dogs Competition, and the WNC Handcraft Expo. After sampling all the treats, brews and crafts, settle in for musical performances by regionally and nationally acclaimed acts like Balsam Range, Lorrie Morgan and the Oak Ridge Boys. Rooted in tradition yet ever evolving, the Canton Labor Day Festival beckons visitors near and far to become a part of the town’s living history. Check the website for schedule of events.

Dates & Times

September 1, 2024 11:00 am - September 2, 2024 10:00 pm
The float parade begins at 10am on Labor Day.


Sorrells Street Park 8 Sorrells St .
Canton, NC 28716


Check the website