An extra day off might mean sleeping in and lazing around the house without a care. (Sounds pretty alright to us). But for those of you eager to get out and do something special, we’ve rounded up a list of ideas for family activities on Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2016. No matter what you choose, go have a great time and enjoy your extra day of play!

laborday2015— Labor Day in Austin means it’s time for the annual Free Day of Yoga! You’ll find events all around town, all day long. Participating studios across the Austin area will offer free classes for people of every age and fitness level.


— Kids can have a blast at the last Round Rock Express baseball game of the season! This game starts at 12:05 p.m. with $1 hot dogs and $1 sodas up for grabs. It is hot out there for sure, but hold on to that summer spirit for one last visit to the ballpark. Lawn tickets start at only $7. Click here to purchase online.


— Watch a drive-in movie! Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In has a special Gene Wilder Tribute Night planned with a double-feature that starts with Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at 8 p.m. followed by Blazing Saddles. Click here to learn more and to purchase tickets online.


— Create some art with your child. The Austin Creative Art Center is hosting Labor Day Family Art Camp where parents & kids of all ages will be able to create visual art together. You can sign up for a morning or afternoon session: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.; 1-4 p.m.; or all day 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The 3 hour sessions cost $60/person, and all supplies included. Click here for more info and to register.


— Pig out at Live Oak Brewing Company‘s Taproom and Biergarten. They are hosting a Labor Day Pig Roast from 12 – 4 p.m. featuring a special menu from Chef Aaron Esserman (of Melted Food Truck) and live Americana music from 1-3 p.m. by the Off the Grid band. Plates will cost $20 and will be piled high with comfort food.


— While many pools have closed around town, area splash pads are still keeping us cool until September 25, 2016. So grab your towels and sunscreen and let the kids splash away the day. All splash pads are FREE and open from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.  If swimming pools are more of your thing, take note that Barton Springs, Deep Eddy and Stacy pools operate on a year-round basis; and many municipal pools will be open from 12-7 p.m. on Labor Day. Click here for a list of pool schedules.

7csfi2x30ef8— Take a hike! With so many great spots around Austin, it’s a perfect day to get out and enjoy nature with the family. Check out our list of 10 Best Hikes for Families in Austin for inspiration.

IMG_6608-768x576— Get out of town. An extra day off might be just the best time for a day trip. View our list of ideas for family-friendly Day Trips Around Austin and our list of Best Swimming Holes Around Austin.

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Have a great Labor Day!