Plan Your Labor Day Weekend: September 2 to 6, 2021

B-52 Brewing hosts a Labor Day Backyard BBQ | Photo: Justin Jerkins/365 Houston

Updated Monday, August 30, 2021 at 11:11pm.

Find the perfect things to do in H-Town Labor Day Weekend with our Houston Labor Day Weekend Guide for Thursday, September 2 through Labor Day, Monday, September 6, 2021.

This Labor Day Weekend, commemorate the holiday by catching a colorful fireworks show at one of the many celebrations taking place, enjoy delicious deals on unforgettable meals during the final weekend of Houston Restaurants Weeks, learn to cook a steak like a professional chef during a cooking class workshop near Highland Village, see the ‘Stros take on Seattle on Labor Day, and much more.

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Things to Do All Labor Day Weekend

  • Labor Day Weekend 2021 Festivities & Events | Daily – Fill your Labor Day Weekend with concerts, sports, happy hours, specials, fireworks and more, with our guide to Labor Day Weekend festivities and events taking place all weekend long. Times, prices and locations vary.
  • Sugar Land Skeeters vs. the Las Vegas Aviators at Constellation Field | Daily – Catch one of the final home series of the Minor League season when the Skeeters host the Aviators. $8 to $60, but you may find better, cheaper or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplaceTimes vary.
  • Houston Restaurant Weeks | Daily – Catch the last week of the annual summer charitable event that raises funds for Houston Food Bank, when you dine out on multi-course, prix fixe breakfasts, brunches, lunches, and dinners from a stellar roster of the city’s beloved restaurants. Locations, prices, and times vary.
  • Downtown E-scooter Rentals from MUV Rental in EaDo | Daily – Grab your crew and zip around bustling EaDo, Downtown, Midtown, East End, and beyond. You’ll find highly Instagrammable spots, tasty food, and other distractions. Starts at $25 per hour.
  • Third Ward Special at Community Artists’ Collective | Thursday to Saturday | FREE – Take a tour of Houston’s iconic 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 exhibit will be on display through Saturday, September 25, 2021. Noon to 5pm daily.
  • Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical at MATCH | Thursday to Saturday – Catch the final week of an intimate musical that pays tribute to the talent and personality of Rosemary Clooney as she rose to Hollywood stardom 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. Times vary.
  • TEATRX presents Sonia Flew at MATCH | Friday to Sunday – Honoring the 20th anniversary of 9/11, this family drama explores themes of patriotism and love through the eyes of Sonia, a Cuban immigrant living in Minneapolis with her Jewish husband and two children. When her son wants to enlist in the military after the 9/11 attacks, Sonia’s memories of fleeing war-torn Cuba are triggered and the family must come to grips with war and politics. Tickets are pay-what-you-will, and begin at $10. Times vary.
  • Brent Morin at Houston Improv | Friday to Sunday – Previously seen on NBC’s UndateableMerry Happy Whatever opposite Dennis Quaid, and in his Netflix comedy special, I’m Brent Morin, the LA-based comedian stops by the Improv for three nights of hilarious stand-up. $40 for two to $180 for six. Times vary.
  • Labor Day Tours at Battleship Texas | Saturday & Sunday  Located near the San Jacinto Monument, the Battleship Texas reopens to the public for two brief windows on Labor Day Weekend, before continuing major repairs. $10; $5 for ages 4 to 11, active military, and 65+; free for ages 3 and under. 8am to 5:30pm.
  • Labor Day Weekend at Lone Star Flight Museum | Saturday to Monday – Commemorate Labor Day with 3 days of special high-flying fun, when Lone Star Flight Museum opens their doors for an extended weekend of free flight simulators, flight history talks for adults, and more options for all ages. $15; $13 for ages 12 to 17 and 65 and up; $10 for ages 4 to 11; free for museum members and for ages 3 and under. Times vary.
  • Labor Day Weekend at the Rustic | Sunday & Monday | No Cover – The country music bar and kitchen invites guests to enjoy the long weekend with free live music Sunday evening, and then more tunes and a family-style Labor Day Jam & Toast on Monday along with an afternoon happy hour until 6pm. Available at both locations. Sunday 8:30pm to 10pm; Monday 11am to 3pm. 
  • Catastrophic Theatre presents Tamarie Cooper’s Golden Jubilee | Thursday to Sunday | Virtual – In its final weekend, the incomparable Tamarie Cooper is 50 and that calls for a celebration in a way that only she can deliver. Riffing on all things 50, from 50 bad dates to that 50 pounds that won’t leave, this wild summer extravaganza features original songs, dances, and adorable pet appearances. Tickets are pay what you can.
  • Current Temporary Museum Exhibits & Art Installations on View Around Greater Houston | Daily | Many FREE – Explore the many striking, stunning, and diverse exhibits exploring history, science, art, culture, and creativity around the Greater Houston metro area.
  • Outdoor Markets & Pop-Up Shopping Events Around Houston | Daily | Many FREE – Browse, explore, and shop at one or all of Houston’s outdoor markets, many with live entertainment, food trucks, and other distractions.

Thursday, September 2, 2021

  • Opening Reception & Exhibition Tour: In Place of an Index at FotoFest | FREE – Witness works from 12 artists native to 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 Biennial exhibition, A New Landscape, A Possible Horizon. 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
  • ’90s Trivia at B-52 Brewing | No Cover – Test your knowledge of ’90s-themed trivia while sipping on a delicious local beer when B-52 Brewing in Conroe hosts a trivia night. 6:30pm to 9pm.
  • Opening Reception: Homebound and My Spirit Unfolds at Glade Gallery | FREE – Check out a collection of paintings from 2 artist exhibitions, Olga Porter’s Homebound and Jeanne Jones’ My Spirit Unfolds, when Glade Gallery in the Woodlands hosts an opening reception for both aritsts. 6:30pm.
  • Bike Night at Raven Tower | No Cover – Try your hand at raffle and door prizes, enjoy delicious food truck eats and more, when Mancuso Harley-Davidson Central hosts the monthly Bike Night at Raven Tower in the Heights. 7pm to 9pm.
  • Hamilton Loomis in Concert at Heritage Park | FREE – Bring your blankets and a few friends to catch a live outdoor set from guitarist and singer-songwriter Hamilton Loomis at Heritage Park in Conroe. 7pm.
  • Rage Yoga at Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company – Sip on brew while expressing yourself through screaming and cursing at Rage Yoga at Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company in Sawyer Yards. This class is ages 21 and up. $20. 7pm.
  • Karaoke Paint Night at Primary Paint Party Warm up your vocals for a paint and sip party featuring singalong fun at Primary Paint Party in West Houston. Each ticket includes complimentary sangria and painting materials. $35 per person. 7pm to 11pm.

Friday, September 3, 2021

Things to Do on Saturday, September 4; Sunday, September 5; and Labor Day, Monday, September 6, 2021.

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Cody Swann is a writer and musician born and raised in Houston. When he isn't recording or touring the country with his band, Wild Moccasins, he can be found covering live music and arts events for 365 Things to Do in Houston.