Labor Day 2018 Festivities
Labor Day is right around the corner, and if you’re sticking around Houston, you’re in luck! There are tons of fun events going on for the long weekend, and it would be a shame to not involve yourself somehow! Save the Netflixing for another weekend and spend Labor Day enjoying the cool events that Houston has to offer.
To close out the summer, CityCentre is hosting a family-friendly party with live music from Nightbird at 7 p.m. and a 15-minute fireworks show starting at 9:30 p.m.
Join your neighbors at Levy Park to watch the 2016 movie The Jungle Book under the stars. Blankets or park chairs can be used, but be aware that no outside furniture can be brought in.
You know the green space near the Maggianos in Memorial City? That space is referred to as “The Square” and on Friday of Labor Day weekend, they will be showing Infinity War. Complimentary popcorn will be provided. The movie is from 8-10 p.m.
Aug. 31- Sept. 2: Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival @ Moody Gardens
All weekend, Moody Gardens is hosting a craft beer fest complete with tequila tastings, over 400 craft beers to try, live music, barbeque, and educational sessions about brewing beer. If you’re at all interested in craft beer, you cannot miss this!
The best Houston rivalry we have - Rice vs. UH! As a recently graduated Rice Owl, I can (biasedly, but) honestly say that Rice Stadium is a fun place to watch a game. The stadium is huge and all your Houston neighbors and friends will be there! Check out the fun tailgates going on before the game. Game starts at 11 a.m. The weekend before, Sunday, Aug. 26, there was a 5K that ends on Rice’s 50 yard line and winners will be announced at the game on the 1st.
Although I’d advocate for attending the Bayou Bucket, if you’re an Ole Miss or Tech alumni, you should check out this other great matchup happening at NRG at 11 a.m. on the 1st.
Sept. 1: Astros vs. Angels @ Minute Maid Park
With a home game every night of Labor Day weekend, the Astros have covered all your bases (ha), so there’s no excuse for not having plans over the weekend. The Astros play the Angels again the next day (Sept. 2) if you’d like to see them close out the series. Sept. 1 is Alex Bregman “Walk-Off Hit” Bobblehead day, and Sept. 2 is Dog Day, where fans can bring their dogs to the ballpark! Register your dog beforehand here.
If you’d like to see some baseball but want to avoid downtown, take your family to watch the Skeeters play. Constellation field is only 20 minutes from downtown, and tickets are super accessible. On the 1st, the first 1,000 fans get a free set of player cards. The Skeeters also play the Barnstormers on the 31st and 2nd.
Enjoy a free showing of The Neverending Story at Saengerfest Park on the Strand in Galveston. The movie will start at 7 p.m. and is family-friendly.
The Lawn is the green space behind Ciro’s near the new Hotel ZaZa. From 6-9 p.m. on the 1st, they are hosting Live! At the Lawn, which features live music, street performers, jugglers, balloon artists, and so much more.
Celebrate art at Houston’s longest continuously running outdoor fine art event, starting at 11 a.m. The event will feature about 50 artists, food trucks, live music, beer and wine, and more.
Throughout Labor Day weekend, the Lone Star Flight Museum will be hosting cool events to honor the “final summer adventure” (P.S. Was I the only one that teared up at that statement?). Special events include a pilot experience, flight simulator, aircraft tours, and so much more!
From 2-5 p.m., Discovery Green is hosting Sundays in the Park which features family-friendly games and live music from Adrian Michael. Parkgoers are encouraged to bring a picnic!
Sept. 2: Fireworks @ Galveston Island
Take the family to see an amazing fireworks show on the 2nd, hosted by the Galveston Park Board. The fireworks will begin at 9 p.m. at 39th Street and Seawall Blvd.
Join the other classic rock fans for a great live music show over Labor Day weekend. Grab a nice dinner beforehand (Sept. 3 is the last day for Houston Restaurant Weeks!) then head to the show. Get tickets here:
Sept. 3: Astros vs. Twins @ Minute Maid Park
Watch your favorite baseball team take on the Minnesota Twins at home in an afternoon game starting at 1:10 p.m. The Astros recently acquired Twins pitcher Ryan Pressly, so perhaps we will even see a little bit of drama?
Sept. 3: Labor Day @ MFAH
Museums are usually closed on Mondays, but the Museum of Fine Arts and its surrounding properties will be open for Labor Day! Check out the museum, Rienzi (European decorative arts gallery), and Bayou Bend on your day off.
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