Labor Day and pergolas go hand-in-hand. Whether you’re having some family and friends over for a Labor Day bbq or just relaxing in your backyard with a glass of ice tea, your pergola not only provides a shady break from the sun but is a stunning spot for all of your Labor Day fun.

1. Beat the Heat

Lawn games such as cornhole or bocci ball with the family makes for a great Labor Day, but when the sun gets too hot, a pergola is a cool space where you can find protection from the sun without having to move your fun indoors.

When it’s time to cool off in the shade of your pergola, you can still enjoy some fun games. Try games like Apples to Apples, Jenga, and sequence for a family game day that’s made in the shade!

2. Fire Up the Grill

Nothing says Labor Day like firing up the grill for a day of amazing food and drinks.

Your pergola can double as a cover for the perfect outdoor dining area. Adding an outdoor dining table and chairs under your pergola creates a shady spot for family and friends to stay cool while enjoying your bbq meal creations.

3. Movie Night

Bring your pergola’s cozy ambiance from day to night, by snuggling in for outdoor movie night.

A  projector, speakers, a retractable shad screen, and some popcorn are all you need to create the perfect outdoor theater. If you don’t have a shade screen, a large white sheet secured to the columns can make a great movie screen.

If your pergola is by the pool, show Jaws or Castaway on your outdoor screen and enjoy your Labor Day well into the night.

A Pergola For the Perfect Labor Day

If you want to create an inviting space for your guests this Labor Day, adding shade to your patio or deck can make a huge difference.

Pergolas can be extensions of your house or completely separate. They can be as large or small as you need to offer shade and add dimension. If you don’t already have a pergola, discover how our team can make your vision a reality.

Talk to one of our professional pergola contractors for more tips on how you can improve your outdoor space.

Happy Labor Day!