It’s no secret that holiday traffic is the worst, but you don’t have to head to the islands for a weekend full of fun. From sporting events to music festivals, we’ve rounded up the best activities around Boston to attend this Labor Day weekend.
It’s tee time! The Dell Technologies Championship—the second leg of the FedExCup Playoffs—will take place this weekend at TPC Boston. Get ready to watch Rory McIlroy, the reigning cup king, defend his title against a lineup of other big-leaguers. TPC Boston, 400 Arnold Palmer Blvd., Norton, 508-285-3200
Rock out with the queen monster as she performs to a packed crowd at Fenway Park. Part of her Joanne World Tour, Gaga is sure to entertain as she sings songs from her fifth studio album, as well as fan favorites such as “Poker Face” and “Paparazzi.” Fenway Park, 4 Yawkey Way Ext., 877-733-7699
Spend your unoffocial last weekend of summer outdoors at the Lawn on D. The spot will be hosting events all weekend long and has something for everyone—live music, an art walk, slam poetry performances, lawn games, food and drink, street performers, movies, and more. The Lawn on D, 420 D St., 877-393-3393
Enjoy live music at the annual Newburyport Riverfront Music Festival, with performances by Might Be Giants, Chris Trapper, the Marcus King Band, and Leeroy Stagger. The event is free to the public, so be sure to get there early and grab a spot close to the stage. Waterfront Park, 36 Merrimac St., Newburyport, 978-465-1252
Labor Day is Frank Hatch Day at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, offering free admission to all art-lovers. Enjoy activities within the galleries as well as performances in Calderwood Hall and the Courtyard. On your way out, make sure to stop by the museum’s Listen Hear: the Art of Sound exhibition, which ends on September 5. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way, 617-566-1401