The Best Things to Do for Labor Day in Austin

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The first weekend of September means Labor Day Weekend, AKA we all get a three-day weekend! Surely by now most, if not all of us, are in desperate need of an additional day to relax, hang at the lake/river, spend time on the porch with family and friends.

Regardless of how you plan to spend your three day weekend,  we are here to share the best things to do for Labor Day in Austin!

Enjoy a Day on the Water

Plan your lake day now! Whether you are renting a boat or heading out to Waterloo Adventures, early reservations are key. Spending the day on one of Austin’s lakes will definitely give you that extra R&R you’ve been needing.

Check out our guides to the best things to do on Lake Austin and Lake Travis to plan your Labor Day in Austin!

Labor Day in Austin should be spent by a pool!

If you don’t have a pool of your own and are in desperate need of one, you are in luck. There are so many hotels in Austin that allow guests to come swim for a day without booking a room. Check out the best hotels in Austin to swim at as non-hotel guests!

Please visit their websites for more information regarding the COVID-19 precautions they are taking during this time. Many are only accepting reservations due to the limited capacity requirements. Check frequently as updates are made!

It’s that weird time of the year again and this time they are taking it online! Explore some of the most unique and one of a kind homes Austin has to offer.

🗓 SEP 5 | 10AM–6PM
📍 Online Event

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The Kentucky Derby was postponed from May to  September and you better believe Haymaker is having a  socially distanced watch party over Labor Day Weekend. They will be serving up Mint Juleps and will have a contactless race form that guests can use on their phones. 

🗓 SEP 5 | 4PM–6:30PM
📍 Haymaker | 2310 Manor Rd, Austin, Texas, 78722

Cheers to Life!

We Are Blood and Austin Eastciders are teaming up for a blood drive for Central Texas patients. They are continuing to donate blood to over 40 hospitals and clinics and need your help. When you donate you will be given a token for one free cider can to-go. 

🗓 SEP 5 | 1PM–7PM
📍 Austin Eastciders Barton Springs | 1530 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, Texas, 78704

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Grazing Class + Keepsake Live Edge Charcuterie Board

During this virtual event, you will put build your own grazing board with hand-selected, seasonal ingredients, and snacks. A local handcrafted live-edge charcuterie board will be the perfect canvas for your grazing art!

🗓 SEP 4 | 4PM–5:30PM
📍 Online Event

Celebrate Labor Day in Austin With Us

We want to see how you celebrate  Labor Day in Austin this year! Be sure to tag us in your photos on Facebook and Instagram @StuffToDoInAustin so we can follow along on your long weekend adventures!


Lexi Hendrix

Lexi Hendrix

Lexi is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Austin City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Austin area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinAustin on InstagramFacebook, and YouTube.