While the temperatures may not feel like summer's ending, it’s almost Labor Day weekend in DFW! There are so many ways to close out the summer around town, from pool parties to tribute bands and more. Check out our guide to Labor Day weekend plans and events below, and start making your weekend plans now! Thank you to Smart City Apartment Locating for sponsoring this article. 

Updated August 2023



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Frisco RoughRiders Game

Temps will still be high this Labor Day, but you can keep cool while you watch the game from a lazy river! Cheer on DFW’s minor league baseball team while you enjoy classic ballpark concessions and float with 360-degree views of the field. Bring your own towel, but the park does provide floaties!

Date & Time: September 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th, times vary

Location: Riders Field

Price: Varies, use promo code DALLASITES for $3 off home plate and bullpen seats


Labor Day Weekend Festival & Sidewalk Sale

Head to Granbury for fun on land and on the water all weekend long! This free and family-friendly festival will feature dozens of sidewalk sales and local vendors on the square, plus kids activities and live music on the Pavilion Stage! If you're looking to beat the heat, head to the lake for a lighted boat parade on Saturday, along with kayaking, paddleboarding, and more water activities on City Beach. Kids can also dive for prizes during Bobbers on the Beach on Monday!

Date & Time: September 1st through the 4th

Location: Lake Granbury & Granbury Square Plaza

Price: Free


Labor Day Weekend at The Boardwalk

Soak up the last days of summer at this beachy boardwalk in Plano! Walk around the fountain and chill on the deck, play yard games, and snap some photos of your fun in the sun. Plus, enjoy food and drinks at the boardwalk restaurants like Suburban Yacht Club, Blue Mesa Grill, Union Bear Brewing Co., Chip's, Fork & Fire, and Biscuit Bar!

Date & Time: September 1st and 2nd, all-day

Location: The Boardwalk at Granite Park

Price: Free


Labor Day Weekend at The Pool Club

Soak up the summer sun before it’s gone! The stunning rooftop pool at the Virgin Hotel will have live DJs, poolside cocktails, and skyline views all weekend long. Purchase a pool pass for entry, or book a luxe Labor Day staycation!

Date & Time: September 1st through the 4th, from 10am to 8pm

Location: The Virgin Hotel

Price: $50


Labor Day Family Fun Weekend

Bring the whole family for a weekend of activities, education, live music, food, drinks, and more in one of the city’s most beautiful spots! Kids can enjoy a petting zoo, storytimes, a bird show, bubble paintings, and so much more. Pack a picnic to enjoy there, or purchase summer classics like brownie sundaes, hot dogs, and root beer floats! Plus, sample garden vegetables and sweets while you learn gardening and baking tips! 

Date & Time: September 2nd through the 4th from 10am to 4pm

Location: Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden

Price: Included with garden admission


Dallas Mimosa Walk: Labor Day Weekend White Party

Cheers to the long weekend! Receive a map of 20 mimosa stops to sip and shop through, along with an outdoor market featuring 50+ vendors. Plus, cool off at Topo Chico hydration stations and a pool party! Don’t forget to wear all white!

Date & Time: September 2nd from Noon to 3:30pm

Location: Deep Ellum Art Co

Price: $40



Freedom Fest 2023

Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a live concert from Coffey Anderson, complete with local food trucks and cold drinks! This event honors both Labor Day and the remembrance of September 11th, 2001. Military and first responders will be recognized in this patriotic celebration of the American people!

Date & Time: September 2nd from 5:30pm to 10pm

Location: Prosper Town Hall

Price: Free


Epic Waters Pool Party Labor Day Weekend

Make a splash this long weekend at this epic waterpark! Swimmers of all ages can beat the heat in the insane wave pool, go down waterslides, and more! Plus, the park will have special Labor Day-themed food and drinks, interactive activities, and a dance party with a live DJ!

Date & Time: September 2nd through the 4th, at 10am and 8pm

Location: EpicCentral in Grand Prairie

Price: Free


Labor Day: Live & Loud with Emerald City Band

Dance all night long on a stunning ranch property! Local fave Emerald City Band will be performing at Southfork Ranch, inside in the Oil Barron's Ballroom, so don't worry about breaking a sweat. Plus, enjoy tours of the mansion, food and drinks, photo ops and more.

Date & Time: September 3rd, doors open at 5:30pm and concert starts 7pm

Location: Southfork Ranch (Parker)

Price: $20 General Admission, up to $150 VIP


Labor Day Weekend Food Festival & Shopping Expo

Celebrate and support the work of fellow Dallasites by shopping local this Labor Day! This huge market will feature local vendors ranging from handmade art to unique gifts, plus giveaways, live entertainment, and games for all ages. Come hungry, you'll find dozens of food stalls serving traditional dishes from around the world, sweets, snacks, and more!

Date & Time: September 3rd from 1pm to 6pm

Location: Lofty Spaces

Price: Free


Labor Day Weekend Luau

Transport to the tropics this Labor Day at Legacy Hall while supporting a good cause! A portion of ticket sales will be donated to aid victims of the Maui wildfires. Enjoy endless entertainment including live hula and fire dancers, a Kenny Chesney cover band, and a limbo competition! Plus, sip tropical cocktails and enjoy a delicious Hawaiian dinner from seafood spot Dock Local (preorder required). 

Time: September 3rd from 2pm to 10pm

Location: Legacy Hall

Price: $5 to $65


Tarrant County Labor Fest

What better way to celebrate working people than with an organization that helps DFW workers?! The Tarrant County Central Labor Council AFL-CIO is hosting a family-friendly festival with live music, food trucks, a beer garden, and more. There will even be a kid zone complete with face painting! Proceeds from the event go to the North Texas Labor Movement's college scholarship program.

Date & Time: September 4th from 10am to 2pm

Location: The Shack on Panther Island

Price: $10 per person, kids 12 and under free


Texas Pool Closing Day

Everything's bigger in Texas, even the pools! Take a dip in this 168-thousand-gallon outdoor saltwater pool that's shaped like the state of Texas before summer ends! Labor Day is the last day the pool is open until Memorial Day 2024, so get those Texas-sized cannonballs in while you can! 

Date & Time: September 4th from Noon to 6pm

Location: The Texas Pool

Price: $5 for members, $10 for visitors



Joule Rooftop Pool

Take a dip in a hotel pool, even if you're not staying there!

Cool off at 10+ kayaking and paddleboarding spots around town.

Get your groove on at a summer concert series.

Take a day trip to a destination just a few hours away from Dallas.

Have a unique date night at the Perot Museum's Thursdays on Tap.

Head to Lake Travis for drinks with stunning sunset views.