Labor Day weekend in Orlando marks the last long weekend of the summer season. With (hopefully) smaller, crowds at Orlando’s theme parks, the 3-day weekend is the perfect time to visit Orlando attractions, cool off at the springs, or hit up a local gem like Leu Gardens for free on Labor Day Monday, Sept. 2. Make the most of the long weekend with Labor Day deals and things to do in Orlando.
LABOR DAY DEALS & THINGS TO DO IN ORLANDO
- Harry P. Leu Gardens: Free admission to everyone on Labor Day, Sept. 2.
- Orlando Magical Dining Month is Aug. 23 – Sept. 30. Enjoy three-course, prix fixe dinner menus at 120 of the area’s hottest restaurants for just $35 per meal.
- Gatorland: Florida residents can save 50% off single-day admissions and upgrade to the “Gatorland Grunt Package” for just $11.50 plus tax. (Proof of Florida residency required.) The package includes the Meet-a-Gator experience, Gator Chow for feeding alligators, and a day pass on the Gatorland Express train.
- Kings Dining & Entertainment: On Sept. 2 only, this 30,000-square-foot entertainment center will have special prices for bowling, including $6.99 per person for one hour and $9.99 per person for two hours. (The $5 shoe-rental fee is not included.)
- Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows: For its 7:30 p.m. Murder Mystery Dinner on Sept. 2, this unique dining experience is offering adult tickets for $44.95 (normally $65.95) and child tickets (ages 3-11) for $29.95 — just use code word “LABOR DAY” when booking. The same promotion will be available on Oct. 31 using the code word “SPOOKY.”
EVENTS LABOR DAY WEEKEND IN ORLANDO
6th Annual Great Irish Hooley
August 30 – September 2
Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant, Disney Springs
No cover charge for 4 days of Irish music and entertainment
McSwagger’s Silent Disco
Thursday, August 30, 8pm-11pm
Crooked Can Brewing Co, Winter Garden
Free to dance to the tunes of a DJ streaming live music.
4th Annual Romance, Wine, & Chocolate
Friday, August 30, 6:30pm-9pm
Chickasaw Branch Library, Orlando
Free event. Meet notable romance writers while enjoying samples of wine and chocolate. Registration required.
Fifth Friday Food Trucks in NSB
Friday, August 30, 5pm-9pm
City Hall New Smyrna Beach
Dine at a variety of food trucks.
Barbells & Brews
Friday, August 30, 7pm-10pm
Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co, Orlando
$15 includes a workout and beer.
Orlando Critical Blast
Friday, August 30, 5:30pm-8pm
Orlando Lock Haven Park
Free to explore Orlando on this community bike ride.
Free concerts at Daytona Beach Bandshell
August 30 – September 2
Daytona Beach Bandshell
Free concerts all weekend long at the bandshell.
Daytona Beach Carnival
August 30 – Sept. 2
4 days of events. Tickets start at $10.
Orlando Pride vs. Washington Spirit
Saturday, August 31 at 7:30pm
Exploria Stadium, downtown Orlando
Tickets start at $21.
Featuring: ET. The Extra-Terrestrial
Friday, August 31, 6pm-10pm
Lake Eola Park, Orlando
Free event with lawn games, music and a movie under the stars.
Poses for Paws
Friday, August 31, 9am-10am
East End Market, Orlando
$25 portions of the proceeds go to the rescues. Take a fun yoga class while rescue animals roam the area.
Bacon and Beer Pairing
Saturday, August 31, 5:30pm-10pm
Deviant Wolfe Brewing, Sanford
Free to celebrate international bacon day with beer pairings.
Soul Food Party
Saturday, August 31, 6:30pm-9pm
The District Market At Mills 50, Orlando
Free event with Vegan Soul Food, music, prizes and more.
Opera on Park
Sunday, September 1, 2pm-3pm
The University Club of Winter Park
Tickets starting at $30.90 for performances by Opera singers in the park.
Kids Night at District Eat and Play
Monday, September 2, 5pm-7pm
District Eat and Play, Oviedo Mall
Kids get a FREE $5 game card.
Movie Monday: There’s Something About Mary
Monday, September 2, 7:45pm-10pm
A La Cart Orlando
Dine from array of food trucks and enjoy a free movie under the stars.
Epcot Food & Wine Festival
August 29 – November 23
Epcot World Showcase
MORE LABOR DAY WEEKEND DEALS
Many restaurants are offering Labor Day weekend discounts and freebies in case you don’t want to cook over the holiday. Some of the deals are only valid on Sept. 2; others are good before and after, so click on the links below for more details. We’ll update the list as more deals come in, so make sure you check back often.
Baskin Robbins : Not quite a Labor Day special, but we felt the need to include. It’s ice cream, people. Baskin Robbins will honor the original 31 flavors on August 31, offering scoops for $1.70. Offer is good at participating shops, so call ahead to make sure your local shop is in on this cool deal.
BJs Restaurant & Brewhouse: Another “not quite Labor Day” special. Buy $50 worth of gift cards and receive a $10 bonus card.Offer good August 16 to September 15, 2019. There are restrictions, so read the small print or contact your local restaurant for details.
Blue Star Museums: Blue Star Museums offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Click on the link to discover which of your local museums are participating.
Home Depot: Buy that grill and make the day easier. Pick up deals on appliances, kitchen and bath products, outdoor accessories and more at Home Depot for up to 40% savings. No coupon required.
National Parks: Pack a lunch and spend some time in a national park for free on August 25th, to celebrate the birthday of our national park service.
Olive Garden: Try the new Lasagna Mia starting at 12.99, or stop in for lunch with specials starting at $7.99.
Red Lobster: This deal ends before Labor Day, so leg it to Red Lobster for Crabfest until September 1. Deals include Crab Imperial at $15.99 or Wild-Caught Snow Crab at $19.99.
Sonic: Get half-price shakes and $1.49 ice cream cookie sandwiches every night after 8 pm. You can also get half-price drinks and slushes from 2 pm to 4 pm any day of the week.
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