Americana Days - Old Sacramento

Americana Days are taking the place of the "Gold Rush Days" this year due to the drought. The "Americana in Old Sacramento" celebration awaits visitors to the popular historic riverfront district over this Labor Day weekend complete with free live music, classic cars and vintage vehicles, such as 1950s-era buses, emergency vehicles and taxi cabs.

Labor Day Fireworks - Lake Tahoe

Fireworks enthusiasts have a couple of options to choose from at Lake Tahoe this Labor Day weekend. To name a couple: The South Shore will host its annual Labor Day fireworks display, and a more freshly minted display will also take place in Carnelian Bay at Lake Tahoe’s North Shore.

Gar Woods Grill & Pier and The Monte Foundation will host their second annual Fireworks Spectacular just off the Gar Woods pier Sunday night. 

Chalk It Up - Downtown Sacramento

The Chalk It Up Festival takes place in Fremont Park this year. Look for incredible chalk-created art on sidewalks for this Labor Day weekend (Aug 30-Sept 1). Chalk It Up to Sacramento was first established in 1991 as an annual Art & Music Festival. The event sponsors grants & scholarships for youth art programs in all disciplines throughout Sacramento County.

Reno "Best of the West" Rib cook-off

America's biggest and best free rib festival is back and it's free again! The 26th annual Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off will began this Wednesday and runs through Monday, Labor Day. People can look forward to a rib competition in Victorian Square in downtown Sparks. The event is a must-attend culinary, music, craft, and family end-of-summer affair. 

'80s Rewind Music Festival - Sunday at Thunder

Featuring:: Thompson twins / English Beat / Katrina and the Waves / Howard Jones

Tickets can be purchased at the Thunder Valley Box Office, online at Ticketmaster or by phone at 800-745-3000.