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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.

Kick back, Relax and, Staycation 

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Keep an eye out for family fun at The Houstonian Hotel Club & Spa, a romantic getaway at The Lancaster, or some retail therapy at The JW Marriott Galleria.


The Great Outdoors

Buffalo Bayou
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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

The Cistern
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From sound meditation at Buffalo Bayou's Cistern, to "foodpalooza" with Houston Restaurant Weeks, check out the below list of things to do near you this Labor Day Weekend.


Bobcat Teddy's Icehouse
2803 White Oak Dr

Bobcat Teddy's will be having a Labor Day party on Monday, September 6 with complimentary hot dogs and hamburgers to patrons while supplies last, as well as live music from Roger Tienken. The party will begin at 2 p.m. and go until 6 p.m.

FM Kitchen & Bar
1112 Shepherd Dr & 907 Westheimer Rd Ste C

FM Kitchen & Bar will serve brunch from Saturday to Monday, September 4 through 6, at both its original Shepherd and newly opened Montrose locations. Both locations will also be rolling out their newly added chilaquiles to the brunch menus, along with FM standards like Chicken Fried Steak & Eggs and Build-Your-Own Mimosas.

Gr8 Plate Hospitality: Jax Grill & The Union Kitchen

Jax Grill in Bellaire and Rice Military, as well as The Union Kitchen in Cypress and Memorial will all be open on Monday, September 6. All four Gr8 Plate Hospitality stores will offer buy one get one free entrees on Labor Day.

Space Cowboy & Heights House Hotel
100 W Cavalcade St

Space Cowboy Bar & Lounge and the Heights House Hotel will be hosting a party by the pool on Sunday, September 5. The party will feature a poolside DJ from 5 to 11 p.m., drink specials, and adult snow cones. Chef Lyle Bento will be preparing barbecue plates with turkey, brisket, saurage and sides for $25, and the hotel will offer discounted $80 pool-view rooms on Sunday night, complete with swag bags and a bottle of champagne. Use code LABORDAY21 when booking a room at https://www.heightshousehotel.com/

Trash Panda Drinking Club
4203 Edison St

Houston's hottest new cocktail bar will be launching weekend brunch on Sunday, September 5. Chef Lyle Bento's new brunch menu will feature characteristically irreverent and creative dishes like barbacoa biscuits and gravy, queso flameado, pizza French toast and build your own avocado toast. Brunch will continue every weekend at Trash Panda moving forward.

The Woodshed Smokehouse
3728 Wakeforest Ave

Chef Tim Love’s smokehouse in Levy Park will continue their ongoing weekend concert series with concerts on Saturday, September 5 and Sunday, September 6. Humble native Hunter McKithan will play his signature brand of blues and southern rock on Saturday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and Houston country artist Susan Hickman will follow on Sunday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.



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