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Celebrate Labor Day In Collin County And Beyond

Plan ahead and make the most out of your three-day weekend
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A three-day weekend is on the horizon, but what to do with the extra free time?

Fret not! We are here to help you.  From sports to parades to food and drinks, take a look at all the fun things Dallas and Collin County have ready for your Labor Day weekend. Stay to the end for a bonus round-up of the best restaurants to try out now that you have a bit of spare time.

Labor Day Pool Party

When: September 5 | 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Where: The Texas Pool | 901 Springbrook Drive, Plano

One last splash before summer gallops into the sunset. Fill your cooler with snacks and non-alcoholic beverages and take your favorite noodle to the Texas Pool on Monday, September 5 and enjoy a day of pool games with family and friends.

Dallas Arboretum’s Labor Day Family Fun Weekend

When: September 3 through 5 | See full schedule
Where: Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden | 8525 Garland Road, Dallas

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden has a full schedule ready for you, from craft beer tasting to family cooking classes to interactive educational concerts and choose-your-own adventures. And don’t worry if you can’t make it to all three days, Gil’s Elegant Catering’s $4 brownie sundaes, $2 hot dogs and root beer floats at the Terrace Café will be there all weekend. 

Garland Labor Day Parade

When: September 5 | 9:00 a.m.
Where: Downtown Garland | The parade begins at Glenbrook Drive and Ave F, Garland

Join the fun! This 76th Labor Day Parade will see bands, cheerleaders and drill teams from all seven Garland Independent School District schools join forces to parade downtown. The parade will start at Glenbrook Drive and Avenue F and will go up towards Austin Street before turning right onto Austin Street and ending at Austin and N 6th Street.

Riverfront Jazz Festival

When: September 2 through 4 | See full schedule
Where: Dallas City Hall Plaza | 1500 Marilla St., Dallas

The Black Academy of Arts and Letters (TBAAL) has assembled another all-star lineup for its fifth annual Riverfront Jazz Festival in downtown Dallas. Enjoy three days of jazz, blues, R&B, soul, pop and neo-soul music performed by renowned music artists from around the world. Visit vendor booths and experience delicious and diverse food. 

Labor Day Weekend Luau

When: September 4 | 2:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Legacy Hall | 7800 Windrose Avenue, Plano

This all-day event at Legacy Hall promises to be one to remember: live hula and fire dancers,  Airbrushed Island Tribal tattoos and specialty poke bowls from Horu Sushi in addition to Hawaii-inspired cocktails and meals from the restaurants at Legacy Hall. And for the brave, there will be a family-friendly limbo competition!

Labor Day Clash for the Cash

When: September 5 | 9:30 a.m.
Where: Plano Super Bowl | 2521 Avenue K, Plano

It might be your day off, but why not make some money while you relax with the gang? Plano Super Bowl has a challenge ready for you: a $600 prize bowling tournament! Get your team ready and show off your bowling talent.

Must Try Restaurants And Bars

If you haven’t tried these venues yet, you have no excuse now. Make sure to take the time to make reservations, don’t say we didn’t warn you!

Cowtown Dogs

Do you know where to get Dallas hot dogs? We do!

Pappas Delta Blues

Rain or shine, Pappas never disappoints.

Local Yocal

Trust us, here’s where the meat is.

Sixty Vines

Delicious food and delicious wine, the perfect pairing.

Rodeo Goat

Burger fan, meet burger heaven.


You are still on time to try Bellagreen’s summer menu.

J. Theodore 

This is the time to enjoy dinner alfresco at J. Throdore’s patio.

The Glen

Satisfy your aesthetic appetite at this beautiful restaurant.

Monarch Stag

Come along whiskey fans, here’s the place for you!