Summer is winding down and that means Labor Day is almost here! Are you on the hunt for ways to celebrate this summer holiday from your own backyard? Check out some of our favorite at-home Labor Day activities below.

Cook Out with The Family – Nothing says Labor Day quite like yummy food shared with family and friends. Planning a big feast with plenty of summer flavors is the best way to celebrate. When it’s time to fire up the grill, be sure to have a game plan!  These Labor Day recipes are sure to be a hit with your family!

Camping in The Back Yard – There’s no better time to spend some time in the great outdoors. If you can’t make the drive out to your favorite camping spot, try setting up a small camping retreat in your very own backyard! Be sure to have flashlights on hand, sleeping bags, a tent and your favorite campfire snacks. A s’mores station is sure to be a hit with the kids! Here are 25 backyard camping ideas to try out this weekend.

Go Swimming – Enjoy the last days of warm summer weather by the pool with a few friends or in nature at a natural swimming hole nearby. Soak up the sun and relax into the long weekend. Interested in finding a natural swimming hole? Check out this list of America’s Most Scenic Swimming Holes by Country Living.

Back Yard Movie Night – A backyard movie night with the family is a guaranteed hit. Set up a snack station, let people vote on the movie that’s playing and set up some comfy lounge chairs for maximum relaxation!

No matter how you spend the long weekend, I hope you’re able to get lots of rest and relaxation. If you’re looking for a new outdoor oasis to host a Labor Day bash in or are looking to improve your current backyard, I am here to help you explore your options. Happy Labor Day!