Labor Day can be sad because it means the end of summer, but never fear as Labor Day ushers in football season and going back to school. Celebrate the last bits of summer with plenty to do in H-Town. From family-friendly activities to wild nights out, the weekend is chockfull of activities that are anything but work!
Family Movie Night: Solo | Levy Park | August 30
Head to Levy Park for a galactic adventure! This month’s Family Movie Night, sponsored by Texas Children’s Hospital, is from the Star Wars Anthology Series. The whole family can enjoy “Solo: A Star Wars Story” under the stars. Make sure the force is strong by dressing as your favorite Jedi!
East End Labor Day and Libations Street Fair | East End Esplanade | August 30
Some of the most prolific Houston restaurants and vendors on Houston’s East End are gearing up to host a street fair with music, arts, food, drinks and entertainment. Join Merida Mexican, Ninfa’s, El Tiempo and other exciting vendors for a fun day of strolling the street fair and enjoying a cocktail!
DJ Pauly D | Stereo Live Houston | August 30
Get your GTL on with DJ Pauly D, of MTV’s Jersey Shore, at Stereo Live Houston. Pauly D will be playing your favorite EDM, rap and top 40 hits all night. Tickets to the event are required and lines are expected to be long, so make sure to plan ahead.
Millenials, rejoice! Fulfill all of your fangirl fantasies at the Backstreet Boys concert at the Toyota Center on Friday, Aug. 31. Tickets are still available for the band’s biggest arena tour in 18 years to celebrate their upcoming studio album. Backstreet’s back, alright!
Peppa Pig Meet-and-Greet | Children’s Museum of Houston | August 31
"Snort, snort” its Peppa Pig time! Bring your kids to the Children’s Museum of Houston for a meet-and-greet with the one-and-only Peppa Pig! Hang with Peppa, snap a picture and show off your piggy style by making pig ears and tails.
Bach & Piazolla, Aaja – A Tale of Karmic Destiny | Miller Outdoor Theatre | August 31, September 1
Enjoy two performances over Labor Day weekend at Miller Outdoor Theatre. The first is Bach & Piazolla, which is a unique multimedia orchestral experience that combines the seductive tango with the perfection of J.S. Bach. Aaja – a Tale of Karmic Destiny combines Bollywood, cirque and contemporary styles into an intriguing and beautifully told story. As usual, tickets for the covered area are available for purchase and tickets for the lawn are free!
Houston Symphony Orchestra Presents “The Little Mermaid” | Jones Hall | August 31 & September 1
Perfect for the entire family! Join the Houston Symphony, Ariel and friends for an adventure “Under the Sea” as Disney’s 1989 animated classic, “The Little Mermaid” projects onto the big screen at Jones Hall. The acclaimed symphony orchestra will perform the complete Oscar-winning score as the movie plays.
Nothing says Labor Day like an ice-cold beer. Join fellow craft beer lovers from Aug. 30 through Sept. 1 for the 10th Annual BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival. This foam-filled weekend features a stellar line-up of beer education and experiences featuring hundreds of beers, Taste It First selections and events like the Texas Brewery Tasting Tour, BrewHaHa Grand Tasting and Brew-B-Que. Located at the Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center.
Taste of the Caribbean Festival | Crown Festival Park | September 1
Head to the islands, if only for the day! The Taste of the Caribbean Festival celebrates the delicious flavors and signature dishes from the 28 island nations that make up the Caribbean. Aside from the indigenous food and drink, guests will experience the music, poetry, dance and art that make up the area’s unique culture.
Houston Restaurant Weeks | Participating Restaurants | August 1 – September 2
Enjoy the last few days of Houston Restaurant Weeks. With so many amazing restaurants serving up exciting dishes from prix fixe menus, eating delicious food across Houston should be at the top of your to-do list. For a list of our recommendations and some must-visit restaurants, visit our HRW blog.
Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography | Museum of Fine Arts Houston | September 2
Typically closed on Monday, the MFAH will be open for visitors on Labor Day. Enjoy the Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography exhibit before it ends on Sept. 22. The exhibit explores the rich and varied history of fashion photography through more than 200 photographs.
To download high-res images, visit photo gallery.