What to do on Labor Day Weekend in Hailey, Idaho

August 2, 2023 - Uncategorized

What to do on Labor Day Weekend in Hailey, Idaho

Before summer's warmth gives way to the colors of autumn, there's still time for one final escapade. With Labor Day 2023 just around the corner, it’s the perfect excuse to book a well-deserved vacation. Great adventures await you on Labor Day weekend in Hailey, Idaho. This charming slice of paradise on earth has everything you need for a grand holiday, brimming with unique excursions and experiences that you can dive into and enjoy on Labor Day weekend. Add these activities and events in Hailey to your itinerary for an even grander time.

The Heart of Wood River Valley

Known for its awe-inspiring beauty, countless recreational opportunities, and unique small-town charm, Hailey, Idaho is the kind of place that’ll make you feel like you’re starring in your own adventure movie. Whether you’re into hiking, biking, or simply enjoying a good coffee while you soak up the local culture, you’ll fall in love with Hailey. 


Nestled in the heart of the gorgeous Wood River Valley, Hailey shares its beautiful region with three other unique towns all renowned for the various outdoor adventures and vibrant arts and cultural scene. A short drive northward takes you to Ketchum and Sun Valley. Further south lies Bellevue. 


Catch these events in Hailey on Labor Day weekend: 

Sun Valley on Ice Featuring: Jason Brown

When: Saturday, September 2, 2023 from 8:30pm to 9:30pm

Where: Sun Valley Outdoor Ice Rink 1 Sun Valley Rd Sun Valley, ID 83353 United States


How about a magical night of figure skating to add to your Wood River Valley adventure this Labor Day weekend? On Saturday, September 2nd, beneath a star-lit sky and set against the awe-inspiring backdrop of Bald Mountains, the Sun Valley Outdoor Ice Rink transforms into a stage for world-renowned figure skaters for the enchanting spectacle of “Sun Valley on Ice”. Featuring none other than Jason Brown, the United States Silver Medalist of 2023, a United States Gold Medalist, and an Olympic Bronze Medalist, watch as the skaters push their skills to the limit, blending technical prowess with artistic expression in a mesmerizing display of spins, jumps, and daring lifts. It’s an evening in Sun Valley you won’t want to miss. Trust us. Get your Sun Valley on Ice tickets here

Wagon Days

When: September 1 – September 3

Where: Various locations across Ketchum


Add a dash of history to your Labor Day weekend and head to Ketchum for “Wagon Days.” Held from September 1st to September 3rd in various locations across Ketchum, Wagon Days is a cherished tradition that commemorates Ketchum’s heritage. Transport back in time as you witness buggies, carriages, and wagons parading through the streets, horsemanship and cultural performances, cowboy poetry, a street party with live music performances celebrating the spirit of the Old West, plus plenty of other activities for the kids and kids at heart. For more details and to plan your visit, make sure to check out the full schedule of Wagon Days events

Hailey’s Labor Day Antique Show

When: September 1-3, 2023 from 9am to 6pm

Where: McKercher Park


Celebrating its 25th annual event, this much-awaited show runs from September 1st to September 3rd, promising a treasure trove of unique and collectible items. You’ll find everything from antiques, art, and jewelry, to industrial finds, primitives, pottery, and even vintage clothes, brought to you by 50 vendors hailing from the Northwest. This event truly has something for every collector.


But the Antique Show is more than just shopping; it’s part of a bigger celebration. In conjunction with the event, you can enjoy the Wagon Days Parade and live music performances, making it an all-around festivity.

Rebecca’s Private Idaho (RPI)



When: August 31 to September 3, 2023

Where: Sun Valley, Idaho


For an entirely different kind and level of thrill, challenge yourself at “Rebecca’s Private Idaho” (RPI), one of the country’s leading gravel cycling events. Curated by the world-renowned cyclist and adventurer, Rebecca Rusch, RPI promises a thrilling journey from August 31st to September 3rd through the scenic backcountry of Sun Valley. You can choose from one of the one-day gravel races, or, if you’re experienced or an elite racer, sign up for the coveted four-day Queen’s Stage Race. This event takes you across Idaho’s rugged yet breathtaking landscapes, offering glimpses of the state’s natural charm at every turn. Whether you participate or cheer from the sidelines, you become part of the shared camaraderie and energy that only RPI can provide. 


Beyond the race, RPI serves as a hub for a close-knit community of cycling enthusiasts, offering shared meals and live music. Plus, the event is dedicated to supporting local and global bike-related causes. Don’t wait too long to book your spot—Rebecca’s Private Idaho is a globally recognized experience that attracts cyclists from around the world!

Hailey Farmers Market

When: Saturday, September 2, 2023 9am to 1pm

Where: Roberta McKercher Park (between 3rd Ave. S. and 4th Ave. S. & Hwy 75)


A trip to Sun Valley wouldn’t be complete without visiting Hailey’s Farmers Market. It’s held every Saturday from 9am to 1pm, starting June 10th and running through October 21st, 2023, so you can catch it on September 2, the Saturday of Labor Day weekend. Located at Roberta McKercher Park, nestled between 3rd Ave. S. and 4th Ave. S. & Hwy 75, it’s a spot that both locals and tourists have come to love.


What’s on offer? A delightful array of seasonal fruits and vegetables, pastured meats, artisanal baked goods, beautiful crafts, exquisite jewelry, and so much more. It’s a wonderful place to mingle, explore, and enjoy the local flavor of Sun Valley.


Don’t forget to bring your own bags and market baskets for a sustainable shopping experience.

Where to stay in Hailey


Celebrate your Labor Day weekend in Hailey, Idaho’s gem, the Mountain Valley Lodge. Set in the heart of the picturesque Wood River Valley, our lodge offers a serene and cozy retreat from your everyday adventures. With home-style comforts in a grand lodge setting, we cater to solo adventurers, large groups, and even business travelers, promising a unique experience no matter your reason for visiting.


Start your day with a refreshing dip in our indoor pool, unwind after your adventures in the jacuzzi or sauna, or stay connected with our business facilities. Don’t forget to bring along your furry friends – we’re pet-friendly! Plus, with complimentary breakfast, a 24-hour reception desk, and laundry facilities, we make sure your stay is as hassle-free as possible. Start planning your Labor Day weekend adventure, and book your room now!


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