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Labor Day DFW 2015

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:

AdventureAsia: Samurai Saturday

Location:Crow Collection of Asian Art
Address:2010 Flora Street Dallas, Texas 75201 Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:Saturday Sept 5 @ 10am - 2pm
Ages:All Ages

Immerse yourself in the rich culture and traditions of the brave samurai warriors. Create your own armor with your personal insignia, or mon and hear a traditional Japanese style of storytelling

Amazing Animals: Built to Survive - LAST WEEK-END!

Location:Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Address:2201 N. Field St. Dallas, TX 75201 Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:Through Sept 7, 2015
Ages:All Ages

Discover the marvels of natural engineering—and see how humans can draw inspiration from the innovations in the animal kingdom!

Feel the pressure of a giraffe's heart, catch the wind with your own simulated wings, slow down the graceful gate of a sprinting cheetah and more as you make your way through this wild exhibition. Digital interactives, immersive movies, hands-on displays and incredible specimens create an experience you won't soon forget! 

Amazing Butterflies

Location:Sci-Tech Discovery Center
Address:8000 N. Dallas Parkway, Frisco, TX 75034 Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:through Sept 30th!
Ages:All Ages
Cost:$8/person; Under 3 - Free

Amazing Butterflies invites you to shrink down into the undergrowth to become one of the most extraordinary creatures on earth.

Embark on a challenging journey teeming with friends and foes revealing the unusual relationship between caterpillars, butterflies and their natural surroundings. Adventure through the leaves, learn how to move like a caterpillar, discover an ant that reaps the reward of an unusual friendship, then transform into a butterfly and take flight!
Together, families will explore this interactive experience and learn the surprising challenges butterflies face every day.

Bedford Blues & BBQ Fest

Address:1951 L. Don Dodson, Bedford Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:Sept 4 - 6 - 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.

Friday Night Fantastic Fireworks - LAST WEEK-END!

Location:Lake Grapevine
Date/Hours:Friday Sept 4 @ 9:30pm
Ages:All Ages

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:Sept 4 - 7 @10:30am - 6pm
Ages:All Ages

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

Labor Day Activities at the Perot

Location:Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Address:2201 N. Field St. Dallas, TX 75201 Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:Sat Sept 5 - Mon Sept 7
Ages:All Ages

Scheduled activities and spontaneous science happening throughout the Museum all weekend long! Click the link for details.

We're staying open an extra hour til 7pm all week-end long! Close at 5pm on Monday.

Labor Day Campfire Cooking

Location:Nash Farm
Address:626 Ball St., Grapevine Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:Fri Sept 4 @ 10am - 12pm
Ages:All Ages

Craftsmanship is the theme today. Farmers relied on many crafts people to help keep their farms running. Visit to experience many peoples' crafts and trades.

Labor Day Giants of the Jurassic - LAST WEEK-END!

Address:650 South RL Thornton Fwy. Dallas, TX 75203 Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:Ends Sept 7th!
Ages:All Ages

Giants of the Jurassic exhibit, featuring more than 20 roaring, animatronic dinosaurs, plus the world-renowned, interactive theater puppet experience of Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live. Zoogoers can explore raised “dig box” and fossil boxes, operate a robotic Dimetrodon, put together a large wooden dinosaur skeleton, and say “cheese” with a very photogenic Tyrannosaurus rex

Labor Day Party at The Texas Pool

Location:The Texas Pool
Address:901 Springbrook Drive, Plano, TX 75075 Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:Mon Sept 7 @ 12pm - 6pm
Ages:All Ages
Cost:$5/person; Under 2, Free

Join us for our End of Summer Swim party.  Swim across Texas & join in the cannonball contest and water games! This 168,000-gallon saltwater pool sports two water slides, diving board and water volleyball.

Labor Day Train

Location:Cotton Belt Depot
Address:707 South Main Street Grapevine, TX 76051  Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:Mon Sept 7 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. 

Labor Day Weekend

Location:Dallas Arboretum
Address:8525 Garland Rd Dallas, TX 75218 Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:Sept 4 - 7, 2015
Ages:All Ages
Cost:Members - $15/Adult; $10/Child; $20/Non-members

SPECIAL LABOR DAY PRICING! $5 admission to the Main Garden, including the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. Tickets must be purchased at the gate. $8 discounted parking is available online.

Sat Sept 5 @ 9am – 12pm Join us for a Beekeeper Visit.

Sun Sept 6 @ 10am - 2pm - Home Depot Kids’ Workshop

Mon Sept 7 @ 10am - 2pm  - Activities will bring the Texas Storybook Flower Village to life, including a petting zoo, live music and a red, white and blue stroller parade with special prizes awarded.

Let's Go Fishing

Location:Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge
Address:6465 Refuge Road, Sherman TX 75092 Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:Saturday, September 5, 2015, 9:00am – 12:30pm
Ages:Kids 16 & under

Parents are invited to bring youngsters through age 16 to fish in our catfish pond. No registration needed. We provide fishing gear and bait. Come on out and try your luck! Come to the Display Pond on Refuge Road, just as you enter the Refuge.

Outdoor Waterpark Splashtacular

Location:Community Activity Center Outdoor Waterpark
Address:1200 Gerault Rd Flower Mound, TX Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:Mon Sept 7 @ 1 - 5pm
Ages:All Ages

Activities and games are spread throughout the day to encourage participation from patrons of all ages and abilities. Activities are FREE with paid admission.

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:$12/Adults; $10/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.

Special Labor Day Hours

Location:Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
Address:1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX 75069 Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:Mon Sept 7 @ 9am - 5pm
Ages:All Ages
Cost:Adults $9; Seniors 60+ & Children 3-12 $6; Members & Children 2 and Under - FREE

The museum is typically closed on Mondays; however, on this Monday, the museum will be open from 9am - 5pm. Guests will not be granted entry after 4 p.m.

Summer of Epic Adventure - LAST WEEK-END!

Location:Children's Museum of Houston
Address:1500 Binz, Houston, Texas 77004 Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:Through Sept 9th!
Ages:All Ages
Cost:$10/person; Babies - Free

If you're going to Houston for Labor Day, consider the last few days of this exhibit in Houston.
Summer of Epic Forces unite!

Gear up, train up and put your powers to the test! Superheroes will rise during the Summer of Epic Adventure: Forces Unite. Dr. Boredom has stolen all superheroes and villains’ powers, and it’s up to you to help forces unite, beat Boredom and all that stands against summer fun! Don’t miss action-packed activities, epic showdown performances, character appearances and extraordinary events!

Target First Saturdays

Location:Nasher Sculpture Center
Address:2001 Flora St, Dallas 75201 Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:Saturday Sept 7 @ 10am - 2pm
Ages:All Ages
Cost:Free 10am - 5pm

Free admission from 10am to 5pm. Kids art activities, scavenger hunt, family tours, story time and more until 2pm.

Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr

Location:McKinney Performing Arts Center
Address:111 N. Tennessee St. McKinney, TX 75069 Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:Sept 3 - 6, 2015
Ages:All Ages

It's 1922 and Millie Dillmount has arrived in New York City from Salina, Kansas. She is scared and excited to be there. Surrounded by "moderns," Millie is a fish out of water. Determined to make it, she raises her skirt, bobs her hair and joins the "thoroughly modern" crowd of New York.

Trivial Pursuit Exhibit - HURRY ENDS SOON!

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 12th
Ages:All Ages
Cost:$7/Adults; $4/Seniors and Children ages 2-18 yrs; under 2- free

Travel from coast to coast learning about historical sites, iconic tourist destinations, and popular recreation and sports venues through unique hands-on activities, challenging puzzles and games, and a blend of classic and special edition Trivial Pursuit® questions. Discover unique customs and activities specific to each region of the United States. Learn about the 50 states with themed puzzles, games, and books.

HURRY! Ends Sept 12th!

West Fest

Address:1110 S Main Street, West, TX 76691 Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:Sept 4 - 6, 2015
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.

Zip Line Day

Location:Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
Address:1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX 75069 Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:Sat Sept 5 @ 1pm - 4pm
Ages:For ages 8+
Cost:$12 per trip down zip line

Soar through the treetops of the Heard Wildlife Sanctuary as you travel down the Ropes Course's zip line! Purchase one ticket for each time you would like to go down the zip line.