It’s Labor Day weekend, and that means the kids are home, you (the parents) get to enjoy a long 3-day weekend to relax and reward yourself for all the hard work you are doing. With the whole family together, you can celebrate the holiday weekend by attending family-friendly events are happening around town. Trusting Connections have compiled a list of fun family-friendly events for our families in Tucson, Phoenix, and Dallas-Fort Worth to do and attend over this weekend.
Events For Our Tucson Families
St Philip’s Plaza Artisan and Classic Market
Saturday, September 1st – September 30th, 8:00 a.m. – Noon
Bring the family out to St Philip’s Plaza Artisan and Classic Market. Explore and try out new food and check out wonderful crafts from vendors all around the area. St Philip’s Plaza Artisan and Classic Market take place every Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon starting this Saturday until the end of September.
Say Goodbye to the Dog Days of Summer
Saturday, September 1st – Monday, September 3rd, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
As we say goodbye to summer and celebrating the upcoming fall, Old Tucson is celebrating with fun-filled events for the whole family, including their beloved pets! There will be dog diving contest hosted by DockDogs. You can register your do online in advance if you are interested in competing. Bring the entire family out to enjoy games and prizes, vendors, nonprofit exhibitors, and much more!
Admission: $19.95 for adults, discounts for seniors, military and Pima County residents. Free admission for kids ages 11 and under.
Address: 201 S. Kinney Rd. Tucson, AZ 85735
Events For Our Families In And Around Phoenix
Dino-Mite Event At Outlets At Anthem
Saturday, September 1st, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Bring the kids out to an unforgettable Dino-Mite event this Saturday, September 1 as Dino Crew Entertainment will be on-site bringing the past to the present with their realistic dinosaur robots and puppets! Kids can participate in hands-on activities like digging for fossils and more. This event is open for all kids. Free admission and fun for the whole family!
Sweet Corn Festival at Mortimer Farms
Saturday, September 1st – Sunday, September 2nd, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sweet Corn season is here so come and celebrate a full day of “a-MAIZE-ing” attractions, games, farm activities, food and more! Admission includes a special harvest meal, farm-inspired rides, slides, swings, admission to U-pick Fields (filled with veggies, strawberries, and blackberries) and much more! Help give back to the community by bringing two cans of nonperishable items over this weekend! All donations will be sent to the Yavapai Food Bank. To purchase tickets, visit the Mortimer Farms website.
Festival Admission: $15.00 per person (Free admission for children 2 & Under).
Address: 12907 E. State Route 169 Dewey, AZ 86327
Events For Our DFW Families
Labor Day Weekend Dino Fest at Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Saturday, September 1st – Sunday, September 2nd, 10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Join the fun this Labor Day weekend at Perot’s inaugural Dino Fest — a celebration of all things dinosaur! Bring the whole family out to meet Museum paleontologists and get a first look at the new Paleo Lab! Enjoy tours, exhibits, dinosaur trivia, special workshops, and most of all, meet modern-day dinosaurs! The event includes dino dig pits, learning sessions with Museum paleontologists, create dinosaur-themed crafts, and more fun-filled activities! To get in the spirit, Perot invites guests to wear their favorites dinosaur gear or costumes! Purchase tickets here.
General admission is $20 for adults (ages 13-64), $13 for youth (ages 2-12) and $14 for seniors (65+). Free admission for children 1 year and younger.
Address: 2201 N Field St, Dallas, TX 75201
We Salute Our Military and First Responders at Reunion Tower
Saturday, September 1st – Monday, September 3rd, 10:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
In honoring Labor Day this weekend, take the family out the Reunion Tower to show appreciation for those who keep us safe. Enjoy panoramic views of the world’s best skyline. There will be interactive exhibits and unique perspectives including the newest 360-degree video experience. For the whole month of September, Military personnel and first responders will receive 50% off GeO-Deck tickets upon showing their valid ID. This event is open to all ages. Purchase tickets here.
Address: 300 Reunion Blvd E Dallas, TX 75207
Youth Rodeo at State Fair Park
Saturday, September 1st – Sunday, September 2nd, Starts at 8:00 a.m.
Fair Park has their 2018 pre-Fair equine events to kick-off the State Fair of Texas. Take the family out for a day of fun family-friendly entertainment! There will be breakaway roping, barrel racing, pole bending competitions. The event will take place in the Fair Park Coliseum and the Livestock Judging Pavilion. Events and shows happen every weekend through September 16. All shows, including the Youth Rodeo happening this weekend, is free to the public. All times and locations are subject to change.
Address: 1121 First Ave., Dallas, TX 75210
Close up the summer with these fun-filled, family-friendly activities and events this Labor Day weekend!