Labor Day Celebration

The USNWC is the place to enjoy the long holiday weekend at the Labor Day Celebration. The Labor Day 5k and 15k trail race will kick off the festivities Sunday morning, followed by a day of outdoor adventure, yoga, deep water solo climbing competition, a cornhole tournament, and live music. Be sure to stick around after the sun goes down for our popular Labor Day fireworks show.

For more information, please visit the Festival & Concert FAQs.


Friday, September 1, 2017:

Saturday, September 2, 2017:

Sunday, September 3, 2017:

Terrace Access

Join us at The Terrace for a premiere view of the music and festivities during the Labor Day holiday. The Terrace Access opens at 3:30pm and goes to the end of music, offering a catered meal (served between 5:30pm-7:30pm), private cash bar, indoor and outdoor seating, restrooms, and exclusive viewing area.

  • Price: $45 per person
  • Terrace Access tickets are on-sale until midnight of Friday, September 1, 2017
  • Menu: Coming Soon


SUP Yoga offers guests the chance to take their yoga practice to the water atop stand-up paddle boards. Practice will be led by a local certified instructor on the flatwater of the Catawba River. There is no charge for SUP Yoga if participants bring their own equipment (SUP board, PFD, and paddle). If equipment is needed, it will be provided by the USNWC with the purchase of a Single Activity Pass, a Day Pass, or a Season Pass on a first come, first serve basis (SUP Yoga is limited to 15 participants). Please check in at the Kayak Center to reserve your spot 30 minutes prior to the start of the practice. More information and details on the USNWC’s Yoga Series can be found here.


Join us at the South Ridge (see festival map above for location) for yoga during both days of the Labor Day Celebration. Practices are one hour in duration and are led by a certified yoga instructor. More information and details on the USNWC’s Yoga Series can be found here.


Acro Yoga is a partner based practice that incorporates elements of Acrobatics and Yoga. Acro Yoga teaches high levels of communications, trust, community and confidence all wrapped up in a super core and total body workout. In the “Acro Yoga” class, you’ll learn some of the basic moves and straight them together in a flow. See festival map above for location. More information and details on the USNWC’s Yoga Series can be found here.

Cornhole Tournament

Pick your partner and let the festivities begin in the USNWC’s Labor Day Celebration Cornhole Tournament. Tournament check-in begins at 2:00pm.

Questions / Comments

  1. Anna Cook September 3, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    Is there an entrance fee to come to hear the Music and watch the Fireworks on Sept. 4th?
    Do we just bring a Lawn chair for the music and fireworks?

    • usnwcadmin September 4, 2016 at 10:51 am

      Hi Anna, there is no entrance fee to access the USNWC but we do have a $5 per vehicle daily parking charge. You are welcome to bring lawn chairs or blankets to put out for music and firework viewing.

  2. Keith Ensey September 3, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    What is the cost to enter the park on Sunday?

    • usnwcadmin September 4, 2016 at 10:50 am

      Hey Keith, there is no admission fee to enter and access the USNWC but we do have a $5 per vehicle daily parking charge.

  3. melissa September 3, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    Outside food/drink allowed at the event?

    • usnwcadmin September 3, 2016 at 1:08 pm

      Hi Melissa, no outside food or drinks are permitted at the USNWC.

      • melissa September 3, 2016 at 2:29 pm

        K. Thanks for the reply

  4. Christine Spencer September 2, 2016 at 10:43 am

    Will Yoga be held on Saturday at 9:30 as well as Sunday at 11:30? Or will Sunday take the place of Saturday?

    • usnwcadmin September 2, 2016 at 11:23 am

      Hey Christine, yoga will take place on both days at the times you indicated.

  5. Layla August 31, 2016 at 7:24 am

    Will there be beer and food available?

    • usnwcadmin August 31, 2016 at 9:25 am

      Hi Layla, yes we will have food and beer outlets available site wide.

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