Labor Day in Houston

Houston is the place to be over the Labor Day weekend. The fall season will kick off a little differently this year, but that doesn’t mean there is a shortage of ways to stay entertained. From relaxing staycations to unique experiences, Houston’s got your Labor Day weekend plans covered.

The Great Outdoors

From parks to pools, Houston is brimming with gorgeous outdoor space to stretch out and relax safely. Cool off at a rooftop pool and sip a frozen beverage, practice yoga at Discovery Green, or bike down Buffalo Bayou. After a day at the Museum District, picnic at Hermann Park. More parks and outdoor recommendations can be found here.

Events and Activities

BIG Salsa Festival Houston
Friday, Sept. 1 – Monday, Sept. 4

Labor Day weekend in Houston means BIG Salsa Festival. This four-day Latin event will feature some of the greatest names in performing arts and music! Each day is packed with dance classes, amazing performances and, of course, Latin dance parties. Whether you're a novice or a pro, BIG Salsa Festival Houston offers classes for beginners, challenging courses for the advanced, and everything in between. Come salsa and celebrate 11 years of BIG Salsa!

New York Yankees at Houston Astros
Friday, Sept. 1 - Sunday, Sept. 3

Go check out the New York Yankees playing the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Stadium. With games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, you get three chances to watch the Astros play. Nothing says Labor Day quite like America’s favorite pastime, a beer and a hot dog. 

Where to Eat on LDW

Backstreet Cafe

FM Kitchen is offering their popular brunch on Labor Day. Whether you’re sipping on their signature Hangover Iced Coffee or a Bro-Mosa by the pint, the vibes will for sure brighten your day. Order simple but delicious options like Biscuits, Tacos and Waffles, or make things interesting with Chicken Fried Steak & Eggs, Bananas Foster French Toast and Brunch Flautas. Brunch is offered 11AM to 3PM, and followed by all day happy hour, which includes $6 house wines, $7 classic and frozen cocktails, $5 draft beers and 25% off all snacks.

Kids eat free at Local Table every Monday with the purchase of an adult entree! With a variety of children’s options like a plant-based Happy Bowl, Penne pasta and all-natural Chicken Fingers, kids are sure to be pleased while the adults enjoy a night out. Also, Mondays call for $2 off all Specialty Mules and Martinis. They are open 11AM to 9PM on Mondays and have locations in Garden Oaks, Cinco Ranch, Fulshear, Cypress and the Woodlands.

Heights & Co. will be open on Labor Day helping you beat the heat. Enjoy $8 frozen rose all day.

Though usually closed on Mondays, Backstreet Cafe will be open on Labor Day serving their award-winning brunch menu from 10 am to 3 pm. Also usually closed on Mondays, Hugo’s will be open on Labor Day serving their award-winning brunch menu from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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