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11 things to do in Austin this Labor Day weekend

With long weekends comes a need to fill your time. Lucky for you, there are endless things to do in Austin this Labor Day weekend.

We've got you covered with events going on during your time off.

Jurassic Quest, 500 East Cesar Chavez Street

Sept. 3-6 @ 9 a.m.

The Jurassic Quest is back, this time as a real event you can attend rather than just drive through. At Austin Convention Center, Jurassic Quest will feature over 100 lifelike dinosaurs, rides, shows, interactive science and art activities, a kids area, temporary tattoos, bounce houses, plenty of photo opportunities and more! Tickets start at $19.

Labor Day Weekend at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, 8212 Barton Club Drive

Sept. 3-6 @ 11 a.m.

Take the long weekend to relax at the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, where they will celebrate with live music, glow-in-the-dark mini-golf, a petting zoo, desserts via food trucks and golfing. Make sure to check out their amenities which include their gigantic fitness center, a nature trail, swimming pools and their Mokara Spa. You can check out their Labor Day schedule here.

Labor Day BBQ + Day Party, 1716 West Howard Lane

Sept. 6 @ 11 a.m.

If these events weren't enough, here's another party for ya! Down South CaJJun Eats will be hosting a BBQ and day party on Labor Day featuring an all-day open bar and local DJs Donte and Melissa Bellz.

Work in 1800s Texas, 10621 Pioneer Farms Drive

Sept. 6, open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ever wondered what Texas was like during the 1800s? For this special Labor Day event, Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms will be showcasing hands-on demonstrations of labor life in the 1800s in Texas. Think churning butter, spinning and sewing, walking the Chisholm Trail, and catching a glimpse of the longhorn cattle on the Blackland Prairie. Other family-friendly activities include live music and concessions.

Free Day of Yoga, various locations

Sept. 6

Labor Day Weekend is a time known for rest, and what's more peaceful than yoga? Multiple locations throughout Austin are celebrating this free day of yoga by hosting free classes. Some of these participating studios include Castle Hill Fitness (all-day yoga at Waterloo Greenway and virtual or studio classes), Charles MacInerney (15-people max class at Cafe Dance at 7 p.m.), and Yoga Meditation Group (classes throughout the day). All ages and skill levels are welcome.

Carpenter BBQ + Pool Party, 400 Josephine Street

Sept. 5 @ 3-8 p.m.

It has become the American tradition to eat barbecue at some point during Labor Day weekend, and this time, Carpenter Hotel is hosting. Join them for an end-of-summer backyard barbeque which will feature live music, food from Carpenters Hall, boozy snow cones, two-stepping lessons in the swimming pool and performances by Spliff Kazoo and Teenage Cavegirl. They are also offering 20% discounts if you stay at the hotel in August and September when you use the code UNION.

For The Culture Brunch & Day Party, 208 West 4th Street Suite C

Sept. 5 @ 12-10 p.m.

Looking for a good time? Cedar Street Courtyard is hosting a brunch and day party featuring an open bar, hookah, games and tunes by DJ Hella Yella, Concept, HimShawty and Grip. Brunch will be provided by Smokey Creek Cajun and Grill until 4 p.m.

Goodbye Beaches! Labor Day Party, 11500 Rock Rose Avenue Suite D

Sept. 5 @ 6 p.m.

Soak in the last few days of summer with Wonder Bar as they celebrate Labor Day weekend with a tropical party. Get out your grass skirts, coconut bras and sandals, and get ready for some drink specials and giveaways!

The Vibes Day Party + Rooftop After-Party, 412 Congress Avenue D

Sept. 5 @ 4 p.m. & 9 p.m.

Looking for an all-day event? Come to Speakeasy for a day party starting at 4 p.m. and transition into a night out at 9 p.m. for its after-party on the rooftop. Tickets range from $10-225.

Labor Day Lake Rave, 17172 Rocky Ridge Road

Sept. 5 @ 9 p.m.

What's better than a lake day for Labor Day? A rave on the lake for Labor Day! Dance your feet off to EDM by Lake Travis where two DJs will provide their tunes. A silent disco experience will also be offered outside the house. Tickets are $20.

You Betta Werk! Community Workout for a Cause, 3300 West Anderson Lane #301

Sept. 4 @ 10-11:15 a.m.

Feel guilty about not working? Consider using this time off your day job to do work for a cause. Lions Krav Maga is offering a workout led by Jason Fryer welcomed to any fitness level. Tickets are free but donations are appreciated as they will go toward Austin ECHO to serve the homeless community in Austin.

Party hard, rest easy!


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