Fill up your Labor Day weekend with fireworks, a new music festival, a free concert and the big touring museum shows before they leave for the summer.
Flying Squirrels Games & Fireworks
The Flying Squirrels wrap up their season with fireworks on Thursday and Saturday night following the game, free shirt Friday and Bark in the Park on Monday, plus other fun giveaways and live music on select nights. The Diamond, 3001 N. Boulevard. 359-FUNN (3866) $8-$14. www.squirrelsbaseball.com.
Hardywood West Creek Americana Fest
Head to Goochland for Hardywood West Creek’s first big music festival, the Tuckahoe Creek Americana Festival. The outdoor festival will showcase a mix of national and local bluegrass and Americana artists all day on multiple stages. Expect local craft makers, a bonfire, yard games and food trucks. Featuring Charlottesville’s Hackensaw Boys, Richmond’s Dharma Bombs, The Tillers and more. 1 p.m.-10 p.m. $20. 820 Sanctuary Trail Drive, hardywood.com or (804) 418-3548.
Pocahontas Premieres: Chesterfield Concert Band
Enjoy a free concert from the Chesterfield Concert Band, an all-volunteer band that has grown to more than 50 members. Parking is $5. Bring a picnic or buy refreshments. 7 p.m.-9 p.m., gates open at 6 p.m. Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Drive, Chesterfield. www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/pocahontas-premieres.
Genworth Free Community Day at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Enjoy a day in the garden – free of charge – for Labor Day. Kickstart the day with a free yoga class in the beautifully serene Flagler Garden (bring your own mat). With music in the afternoon from DJ Lonnie B and Kelli Lemon under the Bloemendaal House tent. Includes admission to Butterflies LIVE! and Origami in the Garden. And don’t forget a swim suit for the kids for Water Play. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. www.lewisginter.org or (804) 262-9887.
Last weekend for big museum shows
Catch the big museum shows of the summer before they leave town. “Napoleon: Power and Splendor,” the massive, immersive show that brings Napoleon’s power crusade to life, closes on Monday at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Boulevard, tickets $10-$16, (804) 340-1400 or vmfa.museum. “Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out,” where you can see the inner workings of over 100 animals – from goats to giant giraffes – is also leaving the Science Museum of Virginia after Monday, 2500 W. Broad St., $22.50 with museum admission, $10 exhibition only after 5 p.m. on select dates, www.smv.org or (804) 864-1400.
And a few Labor Day standbys: