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Fun and Free Labor Day in Houston

If you’re like most Americans you will be celebrating this Labor Day with a day off of work! Although summer doesn’t officially end until mid September, for many, Labor Day culturally signifies the end of summer and is a final shebang before school or other fall activities begin.

There’s plenty to do on Labor Day in Houston and some of those activities are easy on the wallet!

Enjoy a free boat ride at the Port of Houston’s free public boat tour. Begin the tour from Sam Houston Pavilion and seated on an open-air deck with padded lounge chairs, take in the views of Houston’s port and surrounding area as you travel through the Houston Ship Channel, a 52-mile, man-made wonder that connects Houston to the Gulf of Mexico. According to the Port of Houston, some things you take site of on the trip include Seagulls, Cormorants, Brown Pelicans and… trash.

The tour is closed Monday and Tuesday and the passage must be booked 24 hours in advance.

At the Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, you can enjoy artistic performances from ballet, musical theater, children plays, and acrobatics. Have a picnic on the lawn infant of the stage and enjoy snacks while lounging on your blanket. Looking for something special? The full event calendar can be found on their website.

If Labor Day is synonymous with parks for you, Houston’s Buffalo Bayou Park is the perfect space to run, play, or lounge as there is 125 acres of green space to explore.  Buffalo Bayou has 52 miles of waterway to create a beautiful scene-scape. There are also hiking and biking trails for the active and adventurous souls.

What are your fun and free activities in Houston? Let us know and we’ll feature your feedback in our next article!

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