An extra day off might mean sleeping in and lazing around the house without a care. 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 4, 2017. No matter what you choose, go have a great time and enjoy your extra day of play!

What To Do on Labor Day:

— If you haven’t already, make a “Welcome Kit” for Hurricane Harvey evacuees. Austin Mayor Steve Adler put out the call for help on this, asking locals to create 6,000 of these kits for the Austin Disaster Relief Network. You can watch his video and find the list of items needed per kit online here. This is a an easy task to do with the kids and get them involved in helping those in need. For other ideas on ways to lend a hand, click here.

Make a “Welcome Kit” or find other ways to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey

— Kids can have a blast at the last Round Rock Express baseball game of the season! This game starts at 12:05 p.m. on Monday with $1 hot dogs and $1 sodas up for grabs. All fans can run the bases following this final game. Lawn tickets start at only $7. Click here to purchase online.

Photo from the Round Rock Express Facebook page

— Go on a Scavenger Hunt at the Science Mill! Visit this children’s museum in Johnson City during Labor Day Weekend (open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Monday) where you can gather clues, crack codes, and find treasure! Use a smartphone as you set off to explore the Mill’s newest exhibits, like the Incredible Ball machine, Fossil Dig and Axolotl, to gather clues. Then, decide what is fact vs. fiction. Only the right choice will lead you to treasure! Free with regular admission: $8:50 for kids, $10 for adults.

Photo from the Science Mill’s Facebook page

— 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.


Photo from the Free Day of Yoga Facebook page

— While many pools have closed around town, area splash pads are still keeping us cool until September 24, 2017. 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.

Fun times at Bailey Park Splash Pad

— 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.


Enjoy some downtime on a family hike

— 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 From Austin, or 5 Children’s Museums Near Austin That Are Worth the Trip, and our list of Best Swimming Holes Around Austin.

Waco makes a fun day trip for families

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Have a great Labor Day!