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Plan your Labor Day Weekend on the Cheap with this guide.

There's a lot going on in the Charlotte area and a lot of it is free. Check out festivals, music, fireworks, as well as some good food deals.

This guide will cover Friday, August 30th, 2013, through Monday, September 2nd. Make sure to click on the links to get all the information.

Friday

Free Poquitas at Salsarita's

3:30pm: Romare Bearden Park grand opening festivities

5:00pm:Role-playing and board games at Your Local Game Shop in Matthews

6:00pm: Matthews Alive

6:00pm: All Arts Market at Chop Shop NoDa

7:00pm: Live music at The Wine Vault: Mike Skith

7:00pm:Blakeney Summer Concert Series: Tony Barnes

7:00pm:Stonecrest Summer Concert Series: Uniq Flavur & Wicked Powers

8:00pm:Live music at Summit Coffee: TBA

Saturday

Free tours of Mint Museum and free admission for tour participants

9:00am: Matthews Alive

9:00am: Free Zumba class

11:00am: Kids craft at Lakeshore Learning: Funny Face Goggles

12:00pm: Free family activities and hot dogs at Bass Pro Shops

2:00pm: Free film at library: Adam's Rib

2:00pm: The art of paper-making

2:30pm: Romare Bearden Park grand opening festivities

5:00pm: Elizabeth Avenue Block Party

7:00pm: Live music at The Wine Vault: Jon Caneda

7:00pm:Blakeney Summer Concert Series: Tony Barnes

7:00pm:Stonecrest Summer Concert Series: Uniq Flavur & Wicked Powers

7:00pm:Whitewater River Jam: Charley Horse

8:00pm:Live music at Summit Coffee: Rusty Knox

9:00pm: Live music at Common Market at Commonwealth:Fat Face Mariachi, World Service Project (London), NOHAYBANDATRIO (Rome, Italy)

Sunday

12:00pm: Matthews Alive

12:00pm: Free family activities and hot dogs at Bass Pro Shops

12:00pm: Labor Day Celebration at U.S. National Whitewater Center - live bands, fireworks, more

1:00pm: Romare Bearden Park grand opening festivities

2:00pm: Bands Together for Chronic Illness at Chop Shop NoDa 16 bands performing

2:00pm: Reedy Creek Eco Race

4:00pm:Summer Concert Series at Dolce Vita Wine Bar: Band TBA

6:00pm: Davidson s Concerts on the Green: Backbeat (Beatles tribute)

6:00pm: Live music at The Wine Vault: Jared Allan

6:30pm: Free chamber music concert and potluck at Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte

Monday

Free medium sub at Firehouse Subs when you purchase a sub combo. Coupon required.

Half priced family meals at Boston Market

9:00am: Matthews Alive

7:30pm:Trivia Night at Summit Coffee

8:00pm: Live music at Amelie s: Roey Haviv

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