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.
- SeaWorld Orlando: Labor Day BOGO deal. Buy one ticket, get one 50% now through Sept. 2.
- 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.”
- AirHeads Adventure Arena: Labor Day deal: $9.99 per person includes 2 hours of attractions and a slice of pizza.
EVENTS LABOR DAY WEEKEND IN ORLANDO
Beer & Artisanal Cheese Pairing
Thursday, August 29 at 7pm
Orlando Brewing Co.
$20 admission: 4 5oz. organic beers paired with 4 artisanal cheeses.
Food Truck Thursday
Thursday, August 29, 5pm-9pm
Center Lake Park, Oviedo
Free event with food trucks and entertainment.
National Night Out Taste of I-Drive
Thursday, August 29, 6pm-9pm
Fun Spot America, Orlando
Free event with local police officers, crime prevention education, food and drinks for purchase, giveaways and family fun.
Boxi Park’s Labor Day Weekend End of Summer Bash
August 29-September 2
Boxi Park, Lake Nona
All-weekend long event with live music, food and drink specials, kids’ activities and more.
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
Yoga at the Market with Firefly Yoga Co.
Friday, August 30, 7pm-9pm
Adjectives Market, Altamonte Springs
$20 admission for stress-relieving yoga followed by tea or coffee.
MommyCon & Daddycon Orlando 2019
August 30 & 31
Caribe Royale, Orlando
General admission $25, parking $10, children 16 and under are free (register in advance for your ticket). A weekend of family-focused fun and parenting tips.
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.
Yoga in the Garden
Saturday, August 31, 9am-10am
Mead Botanical Garden, Winter Park
$10 proceeds go to the garden.
Labor Day Carnival
Saturday, August 31, noon – 5pm
Sunday, September 1, noon – 4pm
Bass Pro Shop, Orlando
Tons of free family activities including games, prizes, photo ops, hotdogs and product demos.
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.
Sak’s Pre-Labor Day Improv Show
Sunday, September 1 at 7pm
Sak’s Comedy Lab
Florida residents $16, general admission $19 for a improv show that’s suitable for all ages.
Old Town Family Movie Night
Featuring: Herby: Fully Loaded
Sunday, September 1 at 7pm
Free outdoor movie in Old Town.
The Backyard BBQ Bash 2
Sunday, September 1, 4pm-11pm
Wall St., Downtown Orlando
General admission pre-sale $10 (includes a free White Claw) or VIP $25 for an afternoon of live music, BBQ and drink specials.
Sunday, September 1, 10am-5pm
Caribe Royale Convention Center, Orlando
General admission $15, children 16 and under free. Fun for the whole family with games, toys, interactive exhibits and educational sessions.
6th Annual Ron Jon Bug Bash
Sunday, September 1, 1pm-9pm
Ron Jon Surf Shop, Cocoa Beach
Free event featuring classic Volkswagens on display.
Sunday, September 1 at 1pm
Enzian Theater, Maitland
Tickets are $12 for an afternoon of cat video enjoyment, while raising money for felines in need.
Labor Day Leap
September 1 & 2, 9am-3pm
East Orlando Animal Hospital, Orlando
Entry fee for various swimming and jump classes: $10-$30. Dog leaping, competitions, vendors, food trucks and more.
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
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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.
Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar: Summer may be coming to an end, but guests can still get a taste of the island life all month long with a $1 Mai Tai through August 31.
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.
Barnes & Noble: The annual summer book haul, August 24 – Sept. 2, offers 50% off tons of titles (1,000 to be exact).
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.
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.
TooJay’s Deli: Labor Day “Dinner for Too” deal for $25.99, Thursday, August 29 through Sunday, September 8. Includes a choice of two soups or salads, two entrées from TooJay’s Dinner for Too menu, two beverages and a choice of made-from-scratch dessert to share. Guests can upgrade to wine or beer for an additional $3 each. Present this coupon before ordering.
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