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Labor Day 2019 Roundup

Haley Kurisky
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Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival

Toast to the end of summer at the 10th annual BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival in Galveston. (Photo courtesy of BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival) 

Labor Day is Sept. 2 this year. It’s coming up fast, and while we all have our minds on the end of summer and start of the school year, it’s time to begin thinking of ideas for a fun Labor Day weekend to cap off Summer 2019. Beat the heat at an indoor museum or pool or embrace the humidity at a local park!

Aug. 30: Music on the Plaza @ Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Join the MFAH with a party on the plaza (near the bean!) featuring live music, vendors (think: popsicles), poetry, art and a cash bar. This is the last Music on the Plaza of the summer, so don’t miss out!

Aug. 30: Happy Birthday, Houston! @ El Big Bad
Aug. 30 is Houston’s birthday! El Big Bad is hosting a birthday party for our city in the form of a birthday/Houston-themed happy hour. The event is from 6-10 p.m., and is hosted by Houstorian, Houston’s biggest history buff. 

Aug. 30: Family Movie Night: Solo @ Levy Park
Join your neighbors at Levy Park for a free showing of Solo, a Star Wars film. The movie focuses on how Han Solo came to be the character we all know and love. Start time is 8 p.m. Bring a folding chair or blanket. 

Aug. 30: Classic Albums Live - The Who: Who’s Next @ Miller Outdoor Theatre
Classic Albums Live features a recreation of oldies onstage. Who’s Next is one of The Who’s greatest albums, featuring songs like “Behind Blue Eyes” and “Won’t Get Fooled Again.” Don’t forget to buy your tickets in advance or pick them up the day of the event. The show starts at 8 p.m. and is scheduled to last two hours. 

Aug. 30-Sept. 1: Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival @ Moody Gardens Galveston
This is the 10th annual Brewmasters Festival, voted a Top 3 beer event by USA TODAY. Learn about craft beer, try some new concoctions, and eat some good food with connoisseurs and newbies alike. 

Aug. 31-Sept. 1: The Little Mermaid - Film with Live Orchestra @ The Houston Symphony
The Houston Symphony is playing the music from The Little Mermaid simultaneously with the showing of the film. Tickets near the front are already sold out for both shows, so act quickly if you’re interested. 

Aug. 31: Gulf Coast Volleyball Association Labor Day Classic @ East Beach, Galveston
GCVA is the largest outdoor volleyball association on the Gulf Coast. This Labor Day, the group is hosting its annual Labor Day Classic, open to anyone to compete. You don’t have to be a member of GCVA to join, so if you want to enter yourself or a team, go for it!

Aug. 31: Happy Birthday Houston, from the Heritage Society @ Sam Houston Park
Celebrate Houston's birthday with The Heritage Society from 4-8 p.m. at the park. For food and drinks, there will be birthday cake, St. Arnold's beer and Bollo Pizza. Get your picture taken with Sam Houston (and other important Houston historical figures) and listen to live music. Mayor Sylvester Turner will be making an appearance at 5 p.m. for cake-cutting. All throughout the day, enjoy free bus tours of downtown Houston at 2, 3, and 7 p.m. 

Aug. 31: Backstreet Boys @ Toyota Center
The Backstreet Boys are playing at Toyota Center over Labor Day weekend. You can enjoy the show without having to worry about waking up early Monday morning for work. That’s a win in my book. 

Aug. 31: Treehouse Happy Hour @ The Grove 
The treehouse-esque restaurant across from Toyota Center is having its last Tree House Happy Hour of the summer from 4-7 p.m. on the 31st. The upstairs venue which is not usually open to the public will be open to all! The event will feature drink specials, cooking stations and a tequila bar.  

Aug. 31: Stranger Things in the Garden @ Social Beer Garden
If you’re a fan of the “Stranger Things” show, this is a must-do for you. Social Beer Garden is hosting an ’80s night with retro music, novelties, toys, and art. Most of the featured products will be Stranger Things-themed. Stranger Things costumes are encouraged!

Aug. 31: Rad on the Bend @ Bayou Bend
This MFAH-sponsored event features live music and mocktails created by Axelrad. Explore the grounds and hang out from 4-7 p.m. 

Sept. 1: Heights Morning Market - Shop & Brunch
Every Sunday starting at 10 a.m., the Heights Morning Market takes places, hosting farmers and creators for a market and brunch spot all in one. Location is at 3106 White Oak Drive. Look out for live music at Onion Creek. 

Through Sept. 2: Houston Restaurant Weeks
HRW lasts until the 2nd! Labor Day weekend is a great time to catch up on some amazing meals if you haven’t yet been able to participate. I suggest you make reservations. 

More Events
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