B-52 Brewing is hosting a Labor Day Backyard BBQ | Photo: Justin Jerkins / 365 Houston
Find the perfect H-Town Labor Day Weekend activities with our Houston Labor Day Weekend Guide for Thursday, September 2 through Labor Day, Monday, September 6, 2021.
On this Labor Day weekend, commemorate the holiday by watching colorful fireworks display at one of the many festivities, enjoy delicious offers for memorable meals on the final weekend of the Houston Restaurant Weeks, learn how to cook a steak like a professional chef Class workshop near Highland Village, watch the ‘stros take up Seattle on Labor Day, and more.
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All Labor Day weekend activities
- Sugar Land Skeeters vs. the Las Vegas Aviators at Constellation Field | Daily – Experience one of the final home series of the minor league season when the skeeters host the fliers. $ 8 to $ 60, but you can find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get places on TicketNetwork’s online marketplace. The times vary.
- Third Ward Special at Community Artists’ Collective | Thursday to Saturday | FOR FREE – Take a tour of Houston’s famous Third Ward neighborhood through the lens of 6 local artists and photographers with deep roots in the area including Marc Furi, Flash Gordon Parks, Rabéa Ballin, Risky Cereal, Brian Ellison and Derrell Boson. This exhibition can be seen daily from 12 noon to 5 p.m. until Saturday, September 25, 2021.
- Affectionate: The Rosemary Clooney Musical on MATCH | Thursday to Saturday – Experience the final week of an intimate musical that pays tribute to the talent and personality of Rosemary Clooney as she rose to Hollywood star in the 1950s. Many of her songs are included throughout, such as “Hey There (You with the Stars in Your Eyes),” “Tenderly” and “Come On-A My House”. $ 30. The times vary.
- Weekend on Labor Day at the Lone Star Flight Museum | Saturday to Monday – Commemorate Labor Day with 3 days of special soaring when the Lone Star Flight Museum opens its doors for a long weekend with free flight simulators, adult flight history talks, and more options for all ages. $ 15; $ 13 for children ages 12-17 and 65 and over; $ 10 for children ages 4-11; free for museum members and from 3 years. The times vary.
- Houston Restaurant Weeks | Daily – Experience the final week of the annual summer charity fundraising event for the Houston Food Bank as you enjoy multi-course breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner at fixed prices at an excellent list of popular restaurants in the city. Places, prices and times vary.
- Catastrophic Theater presents Tamarie Cooper’s Golden Jubilee | Thursday to Sunday | Virtual – On her final weekend, the incomparable Tamarie Cooper turns 50 and that calls for a celebration that only she can deliver. Playing with all things 50, from 50 bad dates to those 50 pounds that won’t go, this wild summer extravaganza features original songs, dances, and adorable pet performances. Tickets are for what you can pay for.
- Current temporary museum exhibitions and art installations in the greater Houston area | Daily | Many FREE – Explore the many stunning, breathtaking, and diverse exhibits that explore history, science, art, culture, and creativity around the greater Houston area.
- Houston Outdoor Markets and Pop-Up Shopping Events | Daily | Many FREE – Browse, explore, and shop at any or all of Houston’s outdoor markets, many with live entertainment, food trucks, and other distractions.
Thursday, September 2, 2021
- Opening reception & tour of the exhibition: Instead of an index at FotoFest | FOR FREE – See work by 12 Texas-based artists, or currently working in Texas, when FotoFest hosts the opening reception of In Place of an Index, produced and presented in conjunction with the 2021 Texas Biennale, A New Landscape, A Possible Horizon . 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- 90s trivia at B-52 Brewing | No cover – Test your knowledge of 90s-themed trivia while sipping a delicious local beer when B-52 Brewing in Conroe hosts a quiz night. 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- Opening Reception: Homebound and My Spirit unfolds at Glade Gallery | FOR FREE – Check out a collection of paintings from 2 artist exhibitions, Olga Porter’s Homebound and Jeanne Jones’ My Spirit Unfolds when the Glade Gallery in the Woodlands hosts an opening reception for both artists. 6:30 in the evening.
- Bike night in the Raven Tower | No cover – Try your hand at raffle and door prizes, enjoy delicious food truck meals, and more when Mancuso Harley-Davidson Central hosts the monthly Bike Night at Raven Tower in the Heights. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Hamilton Loomis in concert at Heritage Park | FOR FREE – Bring your blankets and a few friends for a live outdoor set by guitarist and singer-songwriter Hamilton Loomis at Heritage Park in Conroe. 19 o’clock.
- Rage Yoga at Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company – Sip a brew as you scream and swear at the Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company’s Rage Yoga in Sawyer Yards. This class is from 21 years of age. $ 20. 19 o’clock.
- Karaoke Paint Night at the Primary Paint Party – Warm up your voice for a paint-and-swallow party with sing-along fun at the Primary Paint Party in West Houston. Each ticket includes free sangria and painting materials. $ 35 per person. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
- Lachen & Schnaps: Brass Tap After Dark Comedy Show | No cover – Check out some of the brightest, funniest up and coming comics from Houston when Brass Tap in Midtown throws a comedy night of specialty drinks, $ 1 wings, and more. 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
- Turtle Racing: Season 13 in Little Woodrows Midtown | No cover – Watch the race slowly and steadily win on an evening of lighthearted turtle races, DJ tunes, and great drinks as Little Woodrow’s in Midtown hosts its weekly turtle races, now in its 13th year. 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
- MFAH IRL! Museum game evening in the MFAH | FOR FREE – Play a variety of classic party games with art lovers and partake in some game show-style segments that have special surprise guests at Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts in the Museum District. 8:30 p.m.
Friday 3rd September, 2021
- BLCK market at the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum – Shop at local artisans who showcase black-owned businesses and entrepreneurs at this market in the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum in the Museum District. $ 5, available with limited free tickets. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Wakefield Night Market at Walking Stick Brewing Company | no cover – The evening market takes place in the Garden Oaks / Oak Forest neighborhood on the first and third Fridays of the month and features 30 local vendors for visitors to browse art, food and small business items. Grab a beer from the walking stick or dinner at the neighboring Wakefield Crowbar to end the evening. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Puddle of Mudd in Concert in the Wildcatter Saloon – Hear your alternative rock dreams come true as you watch Puddle of Mudd live at the Wildcatter Saloon in Katy. $ 20 to $ 75. 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
- ACowboy Steak Dinner in the Central Market Cooking School – Get tips from the experts as you learn how to perfectly cook a USDA Prime Texas Steak, prepare a salad and side dish, bake a dessert in a cast iron, and more at the Central Market. $ 75 per person. 6:30 in the evening.
- Stephen Pearcy in concert at Warehouse Live – Rock to the heavy metal sounds of singer and only remaining original member of metal band Ratt, Stephen Pearcy when he performs live at Warehouse Live in EaDo. Aramite opens the show. $ 10 to $ 250. 19 o’clock.
- Labor Day Kick-Off Party at Little Woodrows Tomball – Start your Labor Day weekend off with an energetic live performance from country singer-songwriter Cody Wayne as he takes the stage at Little Woodrow’s in Tomball. 19 o’clock.
- American Graffiti Film Screening at the Jefferson Theater – Catch a screening of the 1973 classic George Lucas film, American Graffiti, at the Jefferson Theater in Beaumont. $ 6 for adults; 3 dollars for children. 19 o’clock.
- Houston Dynamo FC v Portland Timbers at BBVA Stadium – Watch Dynamo take on an opponent from the Western Conference in a summer evening game at the BBVA Stadium in EaDo. $ 20 to over $ 100, but you can find better or cheaper places on TicketNetwork’s online marketplace. 19:30 o’clock.
- Del Castillo in concert at Rockefeller – Experience amazing Latin tunes live in concert as Austin-based Latin blues rock band Del Castillo stops by for a live performance at Rockefeller’s on Washington Ave. $ 22.50 to $ 35. 8 p.m.
- Electric Feels: Indie Rock + Indie Dance Party at White Oak Music Hall – Dance all night in the Heights to indie rock and pop hits at the White Oak Music Hall when they throw their Electric Feels dance party. $ 12 to $ 15. 21 clock.
- Graham Wilkinson in concert at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – Catch a live performance by roots rock singer-songwriter Graham Wilkinson as he stops through Upper Kirby for a live appearance on McGonigel’s Mucky Duck. $ 30 to $ 240. 9:30 p.m.
Activities on Saturday 4th September; Sunday September 5th; and Labor Day, Monday, September 6, 2021.
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