When the first Monday in September rolls around, it’s time to take a break and enjoy the fruits of your labor. The national holiday of Labor Day honors the contributions workers have made to strength and prosperity of our country.
The Woodlands offers many ways to relax and enjoy this long weekend, which officially marks the end of summer, although the weather most likely will still be sizzling. It’s a perfect opportunity to unplug and enjoy the many hike and bike paths, unique parks, swimming pools and splash pads within our hometown.
For those wanting to explore some activities, here are a few happenings going on this weekend:
Kiwanis Kids Fish
Saturday morning grab the kids and reel in the fun at the 34th Annual Kiwanis Kids Fish event at Creekwood Park in The Woodlands at 3383 S Panther Creek Drive. This great family event will be held from 7 am until noon on September 1 with opportunities to fish for toddlers to 16-year-olds. There will be free food, free drinks, and free bait. Bring your rod and reels and lawn chairs for a morning of fun!
The Woodlands Farmer’s Market
Enjoy a leisurely stroll along The Woodlands Farmer’s Market on Saturday morning from 8 am to noon in the Grogan’s Mill Shopping Center at Grogan’s Mill Rd. and Buckthorne Place. Vendors will be selling fresh produce, organic foods, personal care items, coffee, snacks, tamales, baked goods, flowers and plants and much more.
Pet Adoption Forever Home
Having an extended holiday weekend is a perfect time to help a new four-legged friend find a forever home. Operation Pets Alive will be holding adoptions at the Petco at Woodlands Parkway and Kuykendahl Road from noon to 4 pm and at Petco on Sawdust Rd. from 1 to 4 pm.
Coffee and Cars for a Cause
Rev up your Sunday morning by heading out to Market Street – The Woodlands to enjoy Coffee and Cars for a Cause on September 2 from 7 to 11 am. Check out the array of awesome rides from The Woodlands Car Club. As a fun and creative way to give back to the community, donations of coins and change will be collected to benefit Market Street’s "Change for Charities” program that benefits non-profit organizations in Montgomery County.
Celebrate Labor Day at Waterway Square
You won’t want to miss celebrating Labor Day at Waterway Square® in The Woodlands on Sunday, September 2 from 4 to 9 pm. Presented by The Woodlands Township at 31 Waterway Square Place, this free event will feature live music, activities for children and strolling entertainers, all topped off by an exciting fireworks presentation. The KidZone will offer free crafts (while supplies last) along with free face painting and balloon art. Delicious food trucks and a refreshing beverage booth will be available for purchases. The Blended Blue band will perform at 4 pm, followed by Sawdust Road at 4:50 pm. The fireworks will light up the sky at around 8:55 pm (weather permitting). This family-friendly event is generously sponsored by The Howard Hughes Corporation® and Memorial Herman The Woodlands.
Houston Restaurant Weeks
Monday marks the last day of Houston Restaurant Weeks in which 100 percent of donations raised from area restaurants go directly to the Food Bank. Spanning 34 days, diners enjoy specially priced multi-course prix-fixe menus. The Houston Food Bank partners with the Montgomery County Food Bank and the Galveston County Food Bank. All donations from restaurants operating in those counties will go to their respective food banks.
Participating restaurants in The Woodlands include Avenida Brazil, Brio Tuscan Grille, Grotto, Morton's Grille - The Woodlands and Robard's Steakhouse at The Woodlands Resort.
No matter how you decide to spend Labor Day, be sure to give yourself a break. You deserve it!