top of page

Explore These Labor Day Activities Around the Austin Area

Aug 18, 2023

If you're gearing up to spend your Labor Day Weekend in Austin, here's a roundup of fantastic activities to consider for this special occasion.


If you haven’t visited the famous Barton Springs, this Labor Day weekend is your chance. This oasis, situated in the expansive Zilker Park, offers clear, cool water from underground springs, maintaining a pleasant 68-degree temperature year-round. It's accompanied by sunny grassy hills, ideal for sunbathing.

Deep Eddy Pool, Texas' oldest swimming pool since 1915, lies in the western part of the city. Supplied by cold springs, it's perfect for a refreshing swim in Austin's warmer climate. The pool caters to various needs, featuring a shallow area for children and lap lanes for fitness enthusiasts.

Witness the Bats

Labor Day Weekend aligns with the peak bat-watching period. Every evening at dusk, locals and tourists gather on the Congress Avenue Bridge or in kayaks on the lake to celebrate Austin's unofficial mascots. These bats flock to the city from April to October.

Outdoor Movie Night

Experience cinematic magic beneath the open sky at Austin's drive-in theater, Blue Starlite Urban Drive-In, located in the Mueller neighborhood. Enjoy a newly released film at MoonStruck Drive-In within the renowned Circuit of The Americas venue. 


If you’re looking for a classic American meal to celebrate American workers, Terry Black’s Barbeque does not disappoint! Savor the famous smoky flavors right along Barton Springs road. Or, for outdoor patio feels, indulge in scenic vistas overlooking Lake Austin while relaxing on Hula Hut's patio. This tiki-inspired eatery offers a delectable fusion of Polynesian and Mexican cuisine alongside refreshing drinks. If you're in the mood for Mexican, experience the ranch-style Tex-Mex experience, reminiscent of vaqueros and cowboy culture, within the shaded patio of ¡Vamonos! 

No matter how you spend your Labor Day weekend, we hope this compiled list helped you plan an epic weekend! 

For more ideas and activities in the Austin area, go to

bottom of page