5 Ways to Spend Your Labor Day Weekend

See some art and live music, have a burger or watch a slab line this holiday weekend.

By Amarie Gipson

There’s no shortage of happenings in Bayou City this weekend, from a Megan thee Stallion-themed party in EaDo to $3 movies on National Cinema Day.

Start the laundry or hit the dry cleaners; Labor Day weekend is here, marking the last lap for all of your crisp white garments. There’s no shortage of happenings in Bayou City this weekend, from a Megan thee Stallion-themed party in EaDo to $3 movies on National Cinema Day and fireworks at Kemah Boardwalk. Eat to your heart’s desire with specials on Thai food at Kin Dee, cocktails at Patterson Park, or spend a full day event of fun (and ribs) at Good Company Barbeque. Relax on the couch or check out some live music on your day off.

Regardless of what you choose, we’re here to help you decide. Here’s a round-up of our favorite Labor Day weekend happenings: 

Mid-Autumn Festival

Saturday, September 3 | 11 am-2 pm | Asia Society Texas Center | Free

Say goodbye to summer at the Asia Society’s Mid-Autumn Festival. This family-friendly event will feature a live art demo, storytelling, food, a marketplace, and many performances from artists and makers across the Asian diaspora. 

Slab Fest

Sunday, September 4 | 4 pm | 13100 S Post Oak Rd | Free 

Have you ever wanted to witness the beauty of Houston’s signature cars in person? Your chance has finally come. This Sunday in Southwest Houston, kids and adults can enjoy an H-Town tradition with live entertainment, decked-out cars, a basketball court, mini golf, drinks, and more. The event is free and open to all. 

Labor Day Live Music Fest 

Sunday, September 4- Monday, September 5 | 5 pm-11 pm | Southern Star Brewing | $10-20

Cultures collide this Sunday and Monday at Southern Star Brewing in Conroe. Head out to see live performances by rock, country, and rap artists, including a tribute to country artists Luke Bryan and performances by Double Vision, DJ Michael 5000 Watts, Zorrie, and many more. The fest will also feature food and merch vendors and drink specials. 


Sunday, September 4 | 9 pm-2 am | Paradise Palace 

Hot girls unite! The first ever Megan thee Stallion party is coming to EaDo’s Paradise Palace ahead of Labor Day Monday. Presented by DJ and Houston native Xio Ofiwe, better known by their stage name HYPERFEMME, the event will feature sets by other Texas femme DJs, a twerk contest, custom drinks, and exclusive merch. The party is 21+  and admission is free until 10 pm, $5 after 10 pm and $10 after 12am. 

Burger & Beer

Monday, September 5 | Heights & Co. | $14 

Spend Labor Day in the Heights and enjoy a signature bordelaise or classic burger and a cold break for only $14. Not in the mood for beer but want to spice things up? The restaurant’s $9 feature cocktail Jala-Pina Margarita is a perfect choice, featuring tequila, jalapeno, pineapple, guava, and agave. There’s also a special 12-year bourbon to try while supplies last.


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