Labor Day weekend is almost here, and what better way to say goodbye to a sweet Texas summer than these exciting events happening throughout DFW? Here’s your guide to making end-of-summer memories with your family.
September 1 at 9:30 p.m.
Nothing beats the heat better than a day at the lake—especially on Lake Grapevine for Grapevine’s SummerBlast. Labor Day marks the end of the series, and this event is featuring a spectacular fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. you don’t want to miss. We love to pack a picnic and watch the fireworks lakeside at Oak Grove Park, but you can find many other spots around the lake.
September 1, 10 a.m. to noon
This Friday, venture out to Nash Farm, a place that prides itself on teaching the community about the rich history of settlers in the 1800’s. My kids and I have been to Nash Farm in Grapevine multiple times and always enjoy learning about life as a pioneer through activities like making our own butter, gardening and wood carving demonstrations.
September 2 at 6:30 p.m.
My kids never miss an opportunity to go to the Perot Museum, and I always appreciate all of the learning they soak up while playing here. The sleepover will have tons of fun for ages 6-14 including a dinosaur dance party, a screening of Wild Africa 3-D movie, scavenger hunt and more. Spend the night and experience the magical museum mysteries at night.
Ready for a road trip? Head to Granbury for the Labor Day Lake Fest happening Saturday and Sunday. Whether on the lake or at Granbury Square, there’s something for all to enjoy. This year’s line-up features live music daily including a ZZ Top Tribute Band, a lighted boat parade, fishing tournament, cooking contest, fish fry and more.
Take a unique approach to the Labor Day celebrations at Trader’s Village in Grand Prairie— America’s #1 Flea Market for their 1st Comic Con. This new event on the Big Red Patio will feature appearances from Ninja Turtles and Star Wars, along with other celebrity authors and illustrators. Save room for the tasty variety of foods like the funnel cakes and the Frito pie. Admission is free.
The beautiful gardens and flowers that bloom year-round at the Arboretum always entice us to get outdoors. We like to come here as a family where my kids can run out their energy on the pecan grassy fields before settling down for a picnic. This Labor Day, have some all-American fun and enjoy $2 hot dogs and root beer floats. Head to the Martin Rutchik lawn where many of the activities will take place including live music from Cory Breedlove and the Roof Raisers Band.
September 3, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Cruise in your cars to experience a classic movie night at the Coyote Drive-In for a $3 double feature! Both Forth Worth and Lewisville locations will be hosting a family movie night beginning with Wizard of Oz. Bring your pup for the Toto lookalike contest or dress up as your favorite character for the costume contest. Before the movie, check out The Canteen concession area for yummy treats like chili cheese fries and crispy churros.
September 4, noon to 6 p.m.
Close out summer with a Texas-sized pool party at this hidden gem in Plano. The Texas-shaped community pool will be hosting a Labor Day party on Monday – perfect for families to take in all the fun. This event will mark the end of the summer pool season. For non-pool members, admission is $10 per person or $30 for the family.
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