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Labor Day DFW 2013


Find out what's happening for Labor Day in Dallas Fort Worth this year. Get in your last summer fun with these family-friendly fun ideas!



Below is our list of EDITOR'S PICKS for Top Labor Day Events.

You might also check out our Pools & Water Parks page to cool down and celebrate the end of summer or our
Dallas Day Trips page if you want to do some day-trippin' or have a week-end getaway.Visit our EVENT CALENDARS for more events over Labor Day week-end.

EDITOR'S PICKS for Top Labor Day Events:

Bedford Blues & BBQ Fest

Address:1951 L. Don Dodson, Bedford Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:Sept 1 & 2 - Gates Open at 2pm
Ages:All Ages
Cost:$5 at the gates CASH ONLY

The Bedford Blues and BBQ Festival offers a unique experience for all the senses!
 No pets, coolers or tents. Lawn chairs and blankets are allowed. Carnival with rides and games.

Cow Camp

Location:Historic Fort Worth Stockyards (Behind the Livestock Exchange Building)
Address:121 E. Exchange Ave. Fort Worth, TX 76165 Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:Sat Aug 31 & Sun Sept 1 @ 1:30 - 2:30pm
Ages:All Ages
Cost:$1/Person suggested donation

Herd cowboys and cowgirls present a fun and educational demonstration about the tools, equipment and techniques used during the cattle drive era of the late 1800's at Cow Camp. All material presents the historical impact the drovers, horses and cattle made in Texas — then and now. View livestock and chuckwagons that represent what was actually used on cattle drives.

Dallas Cityscape

Location:Galleria Dallas across from Grand Lux Café
Address:13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:Mon - Sat @ 10am - 9pm; Sun @ 12pm - 6pm. Runs through Sept 2.
Ages:All Ages
Cost:$5/person; under 2 - Free

This engaging and educational exhibit will spotlight several Dallas buildings and landmarks comprised of more than 2.5 million toy blocks and other toy-building supplies! Families can experience replicas of some of the most influential Dallas buildings all on a miniature scale including: American Airlines Center and Victory Plaza, AT&T Performing Arts District, Reunion Tower and Union Station, Klyde Warren Park, and a 15’ replica of Galleria Dallas! After the exhibit families can enjoy interactive play at special building stations. Children's admission includes a special prize.

Dollar Days

Location:Dallas Arboretum
Address:8525 Garland Rd, Dallas Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:Aug 31 @ 9am - 5pm
Ages:All Ages
Cost:Admission Only $1/person!! 2 & under - Free

Come enjoy the final day of August at the Arboretum featuring the Alice in Wonderland Flower Village. 

Friday Night Fantastic Fireworks

Location:Lake Grapevine
Date/Hours:Friday Aug 30 @ 9:30pm
Ages:All Ages
Cost:FREE

Celebrate the end of summer and enjoy a spectacular 12-minute Fireworks show. Fireworks can be seen from any Lake Grapevine park or even from your boat!

Hawaiian Falls Last Week-end

Location:The Colony, Garland, Mansfield & Roanoke
Address:4400 Paige Road The Colony, Texas 75056 Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:Aug 30 - Sept 2 @10:30am - 6pm
Ages:All Ages

This is our LAST week-end of the season so join us for your final summer blast!

Labor at Main Event Entertainment

Address:9375 Dallas Parkway, Frisco, TX 75034 Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:Aug 30 - Sept 2 @ Open - 4pm or 5pm - Close. Monday: open - 4pm.
Cost:$15.95/Person for the early session; $17.95/person later session

Bowling, Billiards, Laser Tag for $15.95 per person (Glow Golf, Rock Climbing and Gravity where applicable). 2 sessions available - see above for times.

Labor Day Train

Location:Cotton Belt Depot
Address:707 South Main Street Grapevine, TX 76051  Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:Mon Sept 2. Trains start at 1pm

Bring the family out to enjoy a great train robbery on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad on Labor Day. Train departs at 1:00pm from the Grapevine Cotton Belt Train Depot and returns at 6:00pm.  Or hop aboard the Trinity River Run, departing the Fort Worth Stockyards Station at 3:15pm, returning to the Stockyards at 4:15pm. 

LAST Summer Gunfight at the Stockayrds

Location:Historic Fort Worth Stockyards
Address:130 E. Exchange Ave. Fort Worth, TX 76106 Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:Sat Aug 31 & Sun Sept 1 @ 11:45 am and 4:15pm
Ages:All Ages
Cost:FREE

Watch a real cattle drive and a gunfight! Summer Gunfight Shows with The Legends of Texas - FREE, family friendly show every week-end.   Show times are conveniently right after the Fort Worth Herd Cattle Drives!

Lego Travel Adventure Exhibit

Location:American Airlines C. R. Smith Museum
Address:4601 Texas Highway 360 at FAA Road, Ft. Worth TX Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:through Sept 8th
Ages:All Ages
Cost:$7/Adults; $4/Seniors and Children ages 2-18 yrs; under 2- free

The exhibition, LEGO Travel Adventure, asks children “What Will You Build?”   The exhibition invites children and their families to use LEGO bricks to create their own imaginary dream-machines to take them to some amazing destinations. 

Visitors are encouraged to create vehicles capable of flying, driving, and floating and to go on travel adventures to exotic locations − children are challenged to think creatively, plan, and build vehicles that could move through all kinds of terrain – mountains, oceans, jungles, deserts, and more.  Dioramas featuring Florida, Hawaii, Paris and San Francisco inspire the creation of vehicles with wings, wheels, masts and more.

Safari Days

Location:Sharkarosa Wildlife Park
Address:11670 Massey Road, Pilot Point TX Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:Sat & Sun
Ages:All Ages
Cost:$10/Adults; $8/Kids 3-12 yrs; 2 & under - Free;

Meet & Greet the Animals, Safari Tram, Kids Bucket Train Ride & More! The last Safari Tram leaves at 4pm, so no one will be admitted to the ranch after 4pm. We recommend arriving no later than 2pm to ensure you are able to see all the animals at the front of the ranch and are able to ride the Safari Tram.

Strikz Labor Day

Location:Strikz Entertainment
Address:8789 Lebanon Road, Frisco Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:Aug 30 - Sept 2
Cost:$15.95/person/All Access Pass

Bring the family out for a Labor Day at Strikz! Early Bird Special or All Access Pass.

See website for details. 

Summer Dollar Days

Location:Trinity River Audubon Center
Address:6500 South Loop 12 Dallas, TX 75217 Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:through Aug 31
Ages:All Ages
Cost:$1 admission ALL day EVERY day

Beat the Heat with Summer Dollar Days!  We have plenty of air-conditioned space in our indoor exhibit hall, nature store and café so pack a picnic, Hike the trails and back inside to beat the heat and learn more about your amazing North Texas home.

Super Kids Save the World

Location:Sci-Tech Discovery Center
Address:8000 N. Dallas Parkway, Frisco, TX 75034 Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:through Sept 1, 2013
Ages:All Ages
Cost:$7/Person; $5.50/Seniors (ages 60+); Under two - Free

Inspire your kids to make their homes & communities more eco-friendly through dramatic play & interactive stations.  

West Fest

Address:1110 S Main Street, West, TX 76691 Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:Aug 30 - Sept 1
Ages:All Ages
Cost:$8/Adults; $6/Kids 6-12 yrs; under 6 - Free

Family blend of food, culture, dance and just plain Czechoslovakian fun! The Westfest Parade is one of the biggest parades in Central Texas each year. Parade starts @ 10am Sat.  Enjoy live Country entertainment at the Westfest Preview Party featuring Texas Country Artist Wade Bowen.