From festivals to fireworks and rodeos to yoga, see where to get your fill of fun this Labor Day weekend:
Thursday, September 3
Night Market: Occurring every Thursday evening in the month of September, Dallas Farmer’s Market will host a Night Market, where farmers and wholesale produce is exchanged, allowing guests the opportunity to shop for a larger volume of produce. 8 p.m.
Bishop Arts Wine Walk: Travel over to the Bishop Arts District in Oak Cliff and enjoy an evening of shopping, dining and wine. Purchase a $10 wine glass and walk over to the designated wine stops within the district. 6-9 p.m.
Friday, September 4
WestFest: This Labor Day weekend tradition features Czech culture, polka music, dancing, kolaches, arts and crafts vendors, carnival rides and games. Also enjoy activities for kids, helicopter rides and the Kolache 5K Challenge. 5:30 p.m. For ticket and venue information, click here.
Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival: Treat your tastebuds and experience mouthwatering BBQ from the best BBQ cooks around the nation in this epic, three-day cook-off battle at the Bedford City Hall Complex. Also enjoy a full lineup of music, featuring Tab Benoit, Delbert McClinton and more! 6 p.m. Purchase tickets here.
San Jacinto Plaza Music Series: Enjoy live music Friday and Saturday evenings in Downtown Rockwall’s newest public space, San Jacinto Plaza. Café style tables and chairs, as well as seat walls, fill the space. Guests are welcome to bring chairs, food and beverages. FREE. 6:30 p.m. For the music schedule, click here.
Friday Night Fireworks: Travel over to Grapevine and watch the skies light up with colorful sparks. This FREE 12-minute show is accompanied by exciting music, which is available for download here. Try to set up shop on the rooftop of the Gaylord Texan’s parking garage — it has the best view and features a DJ with plenty of music. 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 5
Architecture Walking Tour: The Dallas Arts District and Dallas Center for Architecture are hosting a 90-minute walking tour of Dallas’ urban arts district. Led by a trained tour guide, guests will examine Dallas buildings from the 1890s to the present day, including the detail, institutions and visionaries who played a roll in their creation. 10 a.m. Tickets start at $10. Register here.
DFW Free Day of Yoga: Although the official DFW Free Day of Yoga is on Monday, September 7, the Trinity River Audubon Center (Saturday – 10 a.m.) and Fort Worth Water Gardens (Sunday – 11 a.m.) are kicking it off early this weekend! On Monday, however, participating studios will offer free classes to give guests the opportunity to try yoga for the first time, experience a new style or try a new studio.
Labor Day Rodeo: The City of Lewisville and the Lewisville Saddle Club host the 51st Annual Labor Day Rodeo, complete with Bull Riding, Bronc Riding, cows, calves and sheep. $10/person. 8 p.m. Purchase tickets here.
Sunday, September 6
Blues & Jazz Festival: Bring your lawn chairs and join the African American Museum of Dallas for an evening of blues and jazz, featuring some of the most renowned artists in the DFW region. 5 p.m. Purchase tickets here.
Monday, September 7
Garland Labor Day Parade: The 70th annual parade includes entertainment, a car show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., food and merchandise vendors, and a kids area with a bounce house, all in Historic Downtown Garland. 9 a.m. For parade route, click here.
GardenFest: This annual festival brings together the best of local food, drink, artistry, and entertainment at one of Lakewood’s neighborhood hot spots – Garden Cafe. Live music, artisan workshops and vendors will also be in attendance. $10/person. 3 p.m. Purchase tickets here.