Labor Day weekend offers two options in Page

Page News and Courier

LURAY — Residents of Page County will have two options for Labor Day weekend activities this year. Luray will host their second-annual Aloha Arrowhead event at Lake Arrowhead, from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. In Stanley, their first Labor Day Fest will be held at the pool, starting at noon and running until 8 p.m.

"We want to offer more events for Stanley and utilize our park more," said Terry Pettit, Town Manager. "This is the first year we've ever had anything like this, but it's been in the planning stages over the last couple years."

The cost to attend the Labor Day Fest will be $5, but only $2 after 7:30 p.m. Attendees can use the pool from noon to 8 p.m. There will be two bands performing — Bees? from 1 until 4 p.m. and Thundergun from 6 until 8. There will be a fireworks display starting at the conclusion of the Labor Day Fest.

"It's the last weekend for the pool to be open," Pettit said. "You can get in and swim and listen to music for $5."

Luray will be bringing back their popular Aloha Arrowhead event.

"This will be a fun day; an end of the summer blowout for the kids," said Pat O'Brien, Parks and Recreation Director. "People really seemed to enjoy it last year."

There will be several activities for children, as well as pontoon boat rides and kayak rentals. The cost is $5 for children and $3 for adults.

"This is an end-of-summer, customer appreciation day," O'Brien said. "This is a casual, fun event compared to our other offerings."

Music will be provided by School of Rock, a Virginia-based band featuring children playing instruments.

"I thought it would be neat for kids to have kids playing music," O'Brien said.

Regarding the events happening on the same day, O'Brien pointed out that the start and end times for both town events are different, and people could enjoy activities at both.

"It's good that the different towns and the county continue to work well together to bring in tourism," O'Brien said.

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