By Rachel Miller, NewsCastic
Labor Day is Monday, and you know what that means: it’s a three-day weekend for many people. But what exactly is there to do this weekend in Dallas?
From a basketball game, to free yoga, and cheap admission at the Arboretum, there are a lot of fun activities to partake in this Labor Day weekend.
Here’s your list of 5 things to do in DFW this Labor Day weekend.
1. Labor Day Weekend at the Arboretum
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This weekend, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden will be offering a discounted Labor Day event. For just $5, everyone will be able to tour the beautiful sights the Arboretum has to offer.
There will also be $2 root beer floats and $2 hot dogs all day. You’ll also be able to purchase discounted parking vouchers online.
Your ticket during Labor Day weekend will also give you free admission to the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden to help celebrate Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday.
For the kiddos, there will be a puppet show and story time on Saturday and Sunday beginning at 10 a.m.
When: All weekend.
2. DFW Free Day of Yoga
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If you’re looking for a fun (and free) way to relax this weekend, head over to the Latino Cultural Center to partake in free yoga activities.
From Sept. 3-5, there will be free yoga classes ranging from acro to vinyasa flow. There will also be plenty of food trucks, live music from DJ Taz Rashid and Bhakti House Band, vendor booths as well as a healing session at the Healing Village.
The DFW Free Day of Yoga is open to all ages. The Latino Cultural Center is located 2600 Live Oak at Good Latimer in Dallas.
When: 3-9 p.m. Saturday-Monday.
3. Labor Day At Reunion Tower
The Reunion Tower will help you celebrate this three-day weekend by having Cloud 9 Cafe open all weekend.
Price: Regular Ticket Prices.
When: Friday is the last day of Cloud 9’s extended summer hours, but for the weekend it’ll be open until 7 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, hours are 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
4. Catch a Dallas Wings Game
The Dallas Wings are the newest WNBA team here in Dallas. If you’ve always wanted to catch one of their home games but never gotten the chance to do so, this weekend gives you the perfect opportunity. There will be two home games this Labor Day weekend.
All of the Dallas Wings games are held at the College Park Center at 600 S. Center St, Arlington, TX 76019. Tickets can be purchased online.
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dallas Wings vs Los Angeles Sparks and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dallas Wings vs Washington Mystics.
5. Black Affair
Dress your best — on Sunday we wear black.
Partychaser is back again with their annual Black Affair party at House of Blues in Dallas. Prepare to rub shoulders with celebrity guests, taste makers, socialites, business professionals, sports athletes and community leaders throughout the DFW area. And of course, guests are asked to wear an all black attire.
When: 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Sunday.
Coming soon: Your No. 1 Don’t Miss Event
You won’t have to wait 525,600 minutes for this great event — just a few weeks!
Broadway’s RENT: The 20th Anniversary Tour makes its way to the Winspear Opera House Sept. 20-Oct. 2. Fall in love all over again with characters like Benny and Maureen, and sing along to your favorite songs.
When: Sept. 20-Oct. 2.