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12+ Things to Do Labor Day Weekend with Kids and the whole family!

Planning for Things to Do Labor Day Weekend?

Labor Day is coming up – this year on Monday, September 4, 2023, and as most of us have been too busy prepping our kids to go back to school, we may have forgotten to plan for a Labor Day getaway. 

We shouldn’t miss this great three-day break that comes right at the end of a typical hot Texas summer and includes the first Monday in September.

If you are looking for family-friendly ideas to celebrate Labor Day, then we’ve got you covered.

More: 5 of our favorite Family Road Trips from North Texas

Things to do Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day is about celebrating the achievements of all of us who labor, American workers, and Moms of all kinds. If you’ve ever worked a day in your life, we celebrate you! Labor Day is designed to be a day of rest.

If you plan to spend the Labor Day holiday at home, you could always plan to grill out and play outdoor games.

If you’re wanting to get away when you have the opportunity, plan things to do Labor Day weekend in North Texas on the road with these ideas.

Don’t forget to enjoy any of our great Pools and Movie Theaters too!


Our Favorite Things to Do Labor Day Weekend

You could plan the final weekend of outdoor Water Park action (most close after Labor Day) at any of these 6 Great Hotels and Resorts for a Family Staycation around DFW with Water Parks around the DFW area.

If your family loves a beach vacation or time out on the lake, here are 45 of the absolute Best Lakes in Texas & Beaches you can drive to on a road trip. Not only do we have some great lakes in the DFW area but also Lake Texoma close to the Oklahoma border.

If you want to sleep outside under the stars or want to rent a cabin (with air conditioning!), we have Over 30 Unbelievable Spots for Cabin Camping near me: Dallas


Things to do Labor Day Weekend: Dallas Fort Worth

However, if you don’t plan on staying away from home, here are some places that you can quickly go without too much travel time or driving, keeping in mind that it should be fun for the whole family.

Labor Day Weekend around Plano

Sunday, September 3, 2023, 2 pm – 9.30 pm

Right on our doorstep, enjoy the Annual Summer Legacy Hall‘s 4th Annual Labor Day Weekend Luau in the outdoor Box garden.

There’ll be live hula and fire dancers, a family-friendly limbo competition, live music by Champagne Yacht Club, and Kenny Chesney tribute Barefoot Nation.

You can pre-order Dock Local’s Hawaiian Dinner with advanced purchase with Visit Plano and enjoy tiki-themed cocktails and a Kalua Pig Roast onsite!


Monday, September 5, 2023, 12 pm – 6 pm.

Labor Day Weekend at the Texas Pool, Plano is always a good time.

Once a year, you can celebrate the last day of Summer with a Texas Pool party on Labor Day. Play traditional pool games and swim across Texas. Coolers with food and non-alcoholic beverages are allowed.

Admission is $10 per person and Texas Pool members are free.

Texas Pool Plano


Splash into Labor Day Weekend at Epic Waters Water Park

Just a short drive, and enjoy the day at Indoor Water Park, Epic Waters in Grand Prairie, Texas.

September 2-4, 2023: Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark Labor Day Weekend Fun will be filled with live entertainment and interactive activities, dance parties, and a live DJ.

Epic Waters Water Park Grand Prairie

Things to do Labor Day Weekend in Glen Rose and Granbury

Known as the Dinosaur Capital of Texas, Glen Rose offers so much more than the famous outdoor safari, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. With some great hotels and resorts, as well as the cutest downtown area you’ll see, if your kids love Dinosaurs you can explore the Big Stones Park and the Dinosaur Valley State Park.

September 1 – 4, 2023: Head to the nearby town, of Granbury for the Granbury Square Labor Day Weekend Celebration.

Shop their sidewalk sales on the square, enjoy live music and a lighted boat parade on its city beach on Lake Granbury. It’s a free-to-attend event.

More: Take a Trip to 6 Spots in Glen Rose, Texas

Glen Rose TX
Big Stones Park, Glen Rose Texas

Things to do Labor Day Weekend in Oklahoma City

The Boom Town, Oklahoma City can be done as a day trip from DFW or makes an ideal weekend with a 2 or 3-night stay in a hotel.

A 3-hour drive will get you to experience the booming city of Oklahoma. 

More: Things to do with Kids in Oklahoma City (OKC)

Downtown OKC

Try to go straight to Bricktown Canal and hop aboard the water taxi which shows you some historical sites through the heart of downtown Oklahoma City’s Bricktown entertainment district.

Also, don’t miss the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum which is the home to one of the most extensive collections of American cowboy artifacts in the country.


Spend Labor Day Weekend in Paris, Texas

See the 65-foot-tall Eiffel Tower, walk around Historic Downtown Paris and the town square where you see the Culbertson Fountain, and take a tour of the historic Sam Bell Maxey House.


Venture down the I35 to Waco, Texas

Fixer Upper fan or not, it is worth the trip to check out the Magnolia Market at Silos and check out a few museums and parks. It’s a road trip with tons of landmarks to visit.

There is much more to Waco than you’d ever expect!

More: 32 of the absolute best Places to Eat, Shop and Things to do around Waco, Texas

Mural in Waco Texas

Enjoy a Labor Day Weekend in Fort Worth

Even if you’ve visited Fort Worth a handful of times before and done the usual Stockyards visit, there is so much more to Fort Worth than the Stockyards.

So much, in fact, that you need to plan to go back again to tick off all the things that you missed. Don’t miss these great ideas for things to do in Fort Worth – perfect for an easy Labor Day weekend trip.

More: 34+ Awesome Things to Do in Fort Worth, Texas with Kids

Things to do Fort Worth
Photo Credit: Visit Fort Worth

Wherever you decide to go, have a fantastic time, and Happy Labor Day!


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