Are you looking for ways to celebrate over Labor Day weekend? The three-day weekend is a popular time for people to get out and have one last big celebration of the summer before they start thinking about fall. Labor Day in Fort Worth is still hot, so use caution and stay cool when attending or planning outdoor Labor Day activities. These ideas can help you choose entertainment for Labor Day weekend, whether you host a celebration at home or attend a community event.
Let someone else do the work by attending a local Labor Day festival. Many cities host Labor Day festivities or other large festivals over the long weekend with a full schedule of free events. For example, in Dallas, you can attend the Black Academy of Arts and Letters Riverfront Jazz Festival on Labor Day weekend. These community celebrations often have live entertainment, games, food vendors and other fun activities for all ages. You can spend as much or as little time as you want enjoying the festival activities. Check the event schedule to find the ones that interest you most.
Another option is to check the surrounding cities for a Labor Day parade you can attend. Garland has an annual Labor Day parade that runs through the downtown area. It typically has other activities after the parade, such as car shows, contests, booths and food vendors. A parade is a family-friendly option you can attend with your grandchildren and other family members or a group of friends.
Labor Day events and festivals are often crowded and busy, so you might opt for another event instead. You might check the Texas Rangers' schedule to see if you can take in a baseball game on Labor Day weekend, or you can look for a concert or theater performance in the area. Another option is checking out local attractions, such as museums. Some of those locations might have special activities going on for the holiday weekend. For example, the Dallas Arboretum usually has live music and other activities on Labor Day weekend.
If you don't like the idea of festivals or parties, you can take advantage of popular Labor Day sales to celebrate the end of summer. Many stores have great deals before and during Labor Day to boost their sales. You can also shop online for special Labor Day deals if you want to avoid crowds or don't have convenient transportation to shop in person.
Another popular way to celebrate Labor Day is to go on a road trip. Grab a map and find a few options within driving distance for a little getaway. If you have family that lives in a different town, you might visit them for the holiday weekend. Or check for fun Labor Day events in cities outside the Dallas-Fort Worth area for something different. For instance, Waco hosts the annual Homestead Labor Day Sorghum Festival. You can also use Labor Day weekend to cross a nearby location off your travel bucket list.
A block party is a fun way to bring the neighborhood together and celebrate. If you're friends with your neighbors, you might naturally congregate for holidays like Labor Day. If everyone keeps to themselves, this could be a good time to get to know your neighbors and help everyone connect. Check with the city to see if you can block off part of a neighborhood street to hold the event, or set up in a few neighbors' yards. Holding a potluck is an easy way to have enough food and share the responsibilities of feeding everyone. Plan fun activities for all ages. If there are kids in the neighborhood, the entertainment could be as simple as setting up sprinklers or gathering in a neighbor's pool for a pool party. You could even organize a neighborhood parade where kids and families can march down the street.
If you like a more intimate celebration or don't have a yard to host a big party, plan a smaller event for just a few close friends. Barbecues are very popular for Labor Day weekend. Bethesda Gardens Fort Worth offers outdoor barbecue spaces where you can gather with your friends or family for the party. If you don't want to host a full meal, you could do something simple like an ice cream social. Residents also have access to the card and game room, where you could host friendly competitions with your party guests. A movie night is another fun entertainment option. If the weather is nice and you have the space outdoors, you could host an outdoor movie night.
Bethesda Gardens Fort Worth offers a variety of activities and amenities year-round. If you don't want to attend a large Labor Day celebration, you can enjoy the many amenities and activities including the TV lounge, library and cultural outings.