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
DALLAS LABOR DAY WEEKEND EVENTS
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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