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. 2 – Monday, Sept. 5
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 10 years of BIG Salsa!
Pinstripes Summer BBQ Series ft. No Label Brew
Friday, Sept. 2
Kickoff the long weekend with Pinstripes for an all you can eat and drink party. The Pinstripes team will be serving summer BBQ-inspired dishes from the grill like including pesto chicken, burgers, mac and cheese, brussels sprouts, desserts and more. Pinstripes is partnering with No Label Brew to ensure plenty of brews are on tap. Local musician Carin will be performing to keep the party going.
The Ultimate Event
Saturday, Sept. 3
What is The Ultimate Event? It’s an annual event for car enthusiasts, music lovers, shoppers, fashion and beauty gurus and gamers. The event will be packed full of entertainment from the time you arrive until the time you leave, no matter where your interests lie! There will be incredible auto shows, live concerts, trade shows, Miss Ultimate 2022 pageant, UE games, the ultimate VIP experience and more!
Paul Wall's Labor Day Weekend Picnic
Saturday, Sept. 3
The ice man Paul Wall is heading to H-Town! For an afternoon and evening of good music and great beer, head to Spindletap Brewery for its beer collaboration with Paul Wall. Other talent will include Termanology, Bad Child and Friends, cobishinobi and more. There will also be food trucks on site for anyone with an appetite.
An Evening With WAND & Guests with visuals by Mad Alchemist
Sunday, Sept. 4
When there’s no work on Monday, there’s no excuse to miss a Sunday night concert. Head to White Oak Music Hall for a night with Wand. Wand is an American psychedelic rock band from Los Angeles touring to celebrate the release of their fifth album “Laughing Matter.” Further, Mad Alchemist is known for his amazing "21st Century” Liquid Light Show projections. Head to White Oak Music Hall, sit back, relax and enjoy the show.
Texas Rangers at Houston Astros
Monday, Sept. 5
For the biggest in-state rivalry, go check out the Texas Rangers playing the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Stadium. With games Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday night, you get three chances to watch the Astros play that team from Dallas. Can the Astros continue to dominate the AL West with the Rangers close on their heels? Nothing says Labor Day quite like America’s favorite pastime, a beer and a hot dog.
Leandro Erlich: Seeing Is Not Believing
Thursday, Sept. 1 – Monday, Sept. 5
Last call for the Leandro Erlich: Seeing Is Not Believing exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. This exhibit creates optical illusions that force you to question your perception of reality, rendering everyday situations confounding. You’ll enjoy a staircase to nowhere and an elevator that appears partially stuck below ground. Seeing Is Not Believing features two of Erlich’s most iconic installations: Bâtiment (Façade) and Le cabinet du psy (The Psychoanalyst’s Office). You have to see it to believe it!