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What You Need to Know for Celebrating Labor Day in Austin

LOCAL FOOD & DRINKS

Where to Find Labor Day Takeout Specials in Austin (Eater Austin)

Featuring Salt & Time: The East Austin butcher shop is offering a whole bunch of at-home cooking/grilling meats for Labor Day weekend, from burgers to rib-eyes to beer can chickens, as well as sides, beers, and wines.

Visit the new Salt & Time Cafe in Republic Square and enjoy food and drink specials during happy hour from 4:00-7:00 pm, seven days a week, on Austin’s biggest patio!

Where to Eat and Drink Over Labor Day Weekend in Austin (Eater Austin)

Preorder Cafe Divine’s famous smoked brisket for your family in preparation for Labor Day! Smoked to perfection for 14-hours. Order online today until 1:00 pm!

Austin Justice Coalition’s 4th annual ATX Black Food Week!
Eat at Austin’s new and long-standing Black-owned restaurants

Food Truck Week
Catch the end of Food Truck week from Friday, September 4 through Sunday, September 6

Restaurant Week II
Monday, September 7 through Sunday, September 13

ACTIVITIES

7th Annual Austin Weird Homes Tour (Virtual) on September 5

Austin’s virtual 2020 CASA Superhero Run, costume contest, and fundraiser!

Which Austin museums are Open or Reopening Soon (Do512)

Shop at These Locally-Owned Clothing Stores in Austin (Do512)

Explore Downtown with new AIA Austin Self-Guided Tour “Austin’s New Street”

Enjoy Dinner and a Show at the Downtown Drive-in

Get Tickets to See a Movie at the Downtown Drive-in Rooftop Theater
Two movies each night on two screens!

September 4:
Hitchcock’s VERTIGO
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Led Zepplin: Song Remains the Same
Beastie Boys: Awesome!

September 5:
The Drive-in Comedy Tour! LIVE!
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

September 6:
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
YESTERDAY
The Breakfast Club

Enjoy dinner before or during your showtime at the downtown drive-in
from participating local restaurants offering pick up and delivery!

Watch the bats from the water during sunset with ideas from Visit Austin:

How to Experience Austin’s Bats

Book a sunset boat cruise on Lady Bird Lake from Lone Star Riverboat or Capital Cruises (both with limited offerings), complete with cityscape views and Austin landmark sightseeing.

Cruise with Lone Star Riverboat

Book an evening on Capital Cruises

More Austin Water Rentals & Cruises

See more things to do this weekend from Visit Austin

MORE IDEAS

Do Labor Day in Austin (Do512)

Photo essay: Austin’s ‘Party Island’ on Lady Bird Lake (Austonia)

HAAM Day plays on, Labor Day celebrations and more: 8 events to check out in Austin this September (Community Impact News)

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Austin Police Department Participating in Labor Day DWI Initiative
In an effort to reduce the number of crashes, injuries, and fatalities due to intoxicated drivers, this initiative will be in effect nightly from August 21 through September 7 between 9:00 pm and 5:00 pm

Officials warn against large gatherings as Labor Day nears (KUT)

Mayor Adler ‘nervous’ about mass gatherings on Labor Day even as COVID-19 cases drop in Austin (KXAN)

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