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How to Celebrate Labor Day Weekend in Dallas-Fort Worth

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Hotels and restaurants across North Texas are making it possible to celebrate Labor Day weekend with brunches, pool parties, and more. Here is a list of events across the Dallas-Fort Worth area where you can celebrate Labor Day weekend.

TBAAL Riverfront Jazz Festival

The Black Academy of Arts and Letters is hosting a Labor Day jazz festival from Sept. 3 to Sept. 5. The event will be held at 650 South Griffin Street in Dallas from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. each day. The festival will feature 25 national acts include Erykah Badu and Terence Blanchard with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Admission costs between $81 and $171. To purchase tickets, click here.

Labor Day Weekend at The Statler

The Statler Hotel in Dallas is hosting Labor Day events, entertainment, and food and beverage specials from Friday, Sept. 3 to Monday, Sept. 6. On Friday, the Titans of Rock Tribute Band will perform in The Statler Ballroom. To purchase tickets, click here. On Sunday, meal deals include brunch options at Primo’s and Overeasy like chorizo skillet hash, a churro pancake, and chicken fried steak and eggs. Entertainment will be provided by Technorotica featuring artist Jesse Colosso at Waterproof from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased here.

A day-long pool party event will take place on Monday, Sept. 6. The Deep End Pool Series at Waterproof will feature DJs Clairty, Faucon, EL, CB Smoove, and Noyola to deliver house music all day. Tickets can be purchased here. Early bird entry costs $10 and VIP entry costs $25. Ladies can attend for free until 5 p.m. with an RSVP. The event is for everyone ages 21 and over. For table reservations email

Over Labor Day weekend, guests at the Statler will receive 30% off an additional night stay if they choose to include a Thursday or Sunday night in their weekend stay. Additional information and summer package offerings can be found here.

Granbury Square Labor Day Weekend Celebration

The Historic Granbury Merchants Association is hosting a Labor Day weekend festival from Sept. 4 to Sept. 6. The event will be held at 201 East Pearl Street. Vendors will sell items around the square, and the surrounding shops will offer Labor Day sales. The shops will also extend their hours from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday. There will also be live music, food, a kids zone, and more. On Friday night will feature karaoke sponsored by D'Vine Wine, and Saturday night will feature a street dance. Sunday night will feature a lighted boat parade on Lake Granbury. For more information, call Historic Granbury Merchants Association at 682-936-4550 or click here to visit the website.

Dallas Arboretum Labor Day Weekend Celebration

The Dallas Arboretum is celebrating the end of summer with $2 hot dogs and root beer floats and live music from 2 p.m. to 4 pm on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn from Saturday, Sept. 4 to Monday, Sept. 6. On Saturday, a rock and soul cover band called the Coppertones will play music starting at 11 a.m. as Pacaya Coffee Roasters serve craft roasted specialty coffee from Guatemala. On Sunday, the birds and trainers of Window to the Wild will fly over the concert lawn at 10:30 a.m. At 11 a.m., Greenville Avenue Pizza Company will host a demo with samples in honor of National Cheese Pizza Day and Downtown Fever, one of Emerald City’s bands, will perform on the Concert Stage from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. On Labor Day, Dallas College Cooks will host demos at 11 a.m., and Groovadelix will perform classic rock, blues, Motown and country hits. The Labor Day celebration is free with admission, which costs $17 adults, $14 seniors, $12 for children ages 2 to 12, and $3 for Children's Adventure Garden.

Dallas' Best BBQ & Brewery Tour

Celebrate Labor Day with a tour of Dallas' barbecue and breweries on Saturday, Sept. 4. For $65 to $75, guests can enjoy motorcoach transportation, beverages on the bus, a pint of beer at the brewery, tour guide, samples, and more. The event will begin at 10455 North Central Expressway in Dallas and will be held from 10:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Heroes 11th Annual Labor Day Block Party

Celebrate Labor Day at Heroes Lounge in Dallas on Sunday, Sept. 5. The venue, located at 3094 North Stemmons Freeway, will feature $3 drinks, live bands, 10 DJs, and a full menu and bar. The event begins at 3 p.m. and entrance is free until 8 p.m. After 8 p.m., admittance will cost $10. Tables and VIP packages are also available for purchase. 

Labor Day Weekend Luau

Legacy Hall in Plano is hosting a Hawaiian Labor Day Weekend Luau on Sunday, September 5. The event will feature live hula and fire dancers, a pig roast by Dock Local, and a family-friendly limbo competition. Sip on a cocktails in a coconut cup and listen to music by Buffett Beach, a tribute to Jimmy Buffett, and Barefoot Nation, a tribute to Kenny Chesney. Doors open at 2 p.m., and tickets are required for entry.

Labor Day Weekend Morning Flow with Black Swan Yoga

The Virgin Hotel in Dallas is hosting a Labor Day yoga session on Sunday, Sept. 5 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The class will be taught by Alondra Smith, an instructor at Black Swan Yoga. Admission costs $30, and guests should bring their own mat.

AC Dallas by The Galleria Farewell to Summer Pool Party

AC Dallas by The Galleria is hosting a "Farewell to Summer Pool Party" on Sunday, Sept. 5 at the AC Hotel pool. Guests can experience live entertainment, cocktails, and tapas! Tickets begin at $45 and include complimentary parking, cocktails and bottled water with access to the pool deck. Tickets can be purchased here.

Life at the Lakehouse

The Omni Las Colinas is hosting a 'Life at the Lakehouse' outdoor party on Sunday, Sept. 5. From cocktails to DJ sets, guests can celebrate Labor Day weekend with music from DJ SC from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Party Machine from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will be held at the Lakehouse Waterfront Lounge. Entry at the event is free, and food and beverages are available for purchase. Day passes can be purchased for access to the pool area, and cabanas are can be purchased based on availability.

Garland Labor Day Parade

The Exchange Club of Garland is hosting its annual community parade on Monday, Sept. 6. The event will feature marching bands, community groups, and floats traveling through downtown Garland. The parade kicks off at 9 a.m.

Labor Day Sip-n-Swim

The Lorenzo Hotel in Dallas is hosting a Miami-themed Labor Day party from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 6. Guests can enjoy pool access, self parking and valet parking, complimentary towel service, complimentary bottled water, and DJ sets from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Loungers are available on a first come first serve basis, and private cabanas are available for purchase. A full bottle service menu is also available for those who attend. Admission to the event costs $50.

Labor Day Brunch With Kirk Holloway

The Rustic in Dallas is celebrating Labor Day with a brunch with free live music from Kirk Holloway on Monday, Sept. 6. The event begins at 10 a.m., and music will be played from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. The Rustic is located at 3656 Howell Street. To purchase tickets, click here.

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