Fun Activities to Explore During the Labor Day Weekend in Dallas-Fort Worth
As fall approaches and children return to school, families and visitors are ready for fun things to do during the Labor Day weekend. From September 2nd through September 4th, 2016, the DFW area has a list of events scheduled with live performances, comedy and activities for the whole family to enjoy. There is something spectacular happening in Dallas, Bedford, Plano and other nearby cities beginning Friday through Sunday. From live performances, dance, BBQ competitions, and car shows, to just a simple picnic at one of the fabulous lakes, Dallas is filled with fun events.
Music lovers, have the time of your life attending the Blues & Jazz Festival and Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival. The Blues & Jazz Festival has a line-up show featuring Ahyonz featuring Kenya C., Joyce Lofton, Sherel Riley, Herbie Kay Johnson Quartet, The Effinays, David Whiteman Band and other entertainers. Bring your lawn chair and/or blankets to enjoy the day on the lawn of the African American Museum in Fair Park. Advanced tickets cost $15 and door tickets are priced at $20, with all proceeds donated to the South Dallas Children’s Choir.
Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival runs September 2nd – 4th at Bedford City Hall. The three-day event comprises of live performances, BBQ competitions and food samplings. Scheduled performers include Mike Morgan & the Crawl, Bnois King Band, Janiva Magness, The Stratoblasters, His Twisted Soul Band, Tommy Castro and special performers, Dr. John and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. Fans can see Trombone Short & Orleans Avenue on Saturday and Dr. John on Sunday starting at 9:15 P.M.
On Saturday and Sunday, Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival will host competitions with national and international pit masters. Admissions to the festival are very affordable and costs $7 for online tickets or a $10 charge at the gate. A weekend pass is only $15 online to attend the festival Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Comedy lovers, one of the largest comedy shows in Texas, Laughs by the Lake is held on September 2nd (Friday) at the Las Colinas Urban Center from 7:00 P.M. until 10:00 P.M. The event is free to the public and will contain a food court and beer vendor. There will be live music featuring The Black & Blue Band after the performances of comedy entertainers, including Comedian Q, Myq Kaplan, Matthew Broussard, and Wendy Liebman. Have a great time with family and friends enjoying delicious food, beverages, live music, and plenty of jokes.
If large crowds aren’t your preference for entertainment and fun, consider the parks and lakes for picnics, relaxation and activities with the family and children. Visit the Dallas Arboretum, Dixon Bay, Frisco Commons Park, Klyde Warren Park, or Lewisville Lake. The Dallas Arboretum is a great place to explore beautiful gardens and have picnics. The tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for senior citizens, $10 for children, and free for children the ages of two and younger. For sporting activities, Dixon Bay is perfect for picnics with tables on the shore, biking, fishing, playing on the playground, and walking on trails.
In Plano is the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve, which has a pavilion, playground, trails, and picnic areas. Commons Park in Frisco is large and has three picnic areas containing a playground and splash park with much squirting and water jets. The park overlooks a pond and includes shaded picnic tables and bike trail. Downtown residents in Dallas can enjoy Labor Day and the weekend at Klyde Warren Park, which features a playground, game area, and dog park. Bring the family and pets to the park to enjoy the scenery in the downtown area.