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Labor Day 2018 Festivities

Haley Kurisky
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To close out the summer, CityCentre is hosting a family-friendly party with live music and fireworks. 

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.

Aug. 31: Summer’s Last Blast Concert & Fireworks Celebration @ CityCentre 

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.

Aug. 31: Family Movie Night: The Jungle Book @ Levy Park   

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.

Aug. 31: Friday Family Movie Night - Avengers Infinity War @ The Square at Memorial City 

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.

Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival

Cheers! Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival, the largest craft beer festival in Texas, will take place Aug. 31-Sept. 2 at Moody Gardens. 

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!

Sept. 1: Bayou Bucket- Rice vs. UH @ Rice Stadium 

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.

Sept. 1: 2018 AdvoCare Texas Kickoff- Texas Tech vs. Ole Miss @ NRG Stadium 

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.

Sept. 1: Sugarland Skeeters vs. Lancaster Barnstormers @ Constellation Field 

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.

Sept. 1: Free Movie Night @ The Strand on Galveston Island 

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.

Sept. 1: Live! At the Lawn @ Memorial City Lawn 

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.

Sept. 1: First Saturday Arts Market @ The Heights 

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.

Sept. 1-3: Final Summer Adventure @ Lone Star Flight Museum 

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! 

Sept. 2: Sundays in the Park @ Discovery Green 

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.

Sept. 3: Journey and Def Leppard @ Toyota Center 

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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