Ways to kick back this Labor Day
The point of Labor Day is to show appreciation for our workforce’s contribution to society. This is why it’s a national holiday, because you work hard and you deserve it. So kick back, relax, and take this gumment sponsored time for a little rest and relax. Here are a few little ways to kick back and relax this year.
What’s the number one way to spend Labor Day? Actually, it’s probably nursing that familiar Scotch Flu, as most people celebrate by taking another night of drinking. If you weren’t one of the many that overindulged, there are a few actual “Labor Day” things going on. If you’re gung-ho about the holiday, pay a visit to downtown Garland for a parade, eat with wild animals at the Dallas Zoo’s Labor Day Cookout, or have a Labor Day festivity swim at the Texas Pool.
Okay, so maybe event-wise the pickin’s are a little slim, but having the spare day off is an excellent time to get to do any of those one million things you never get around to because the weekends get away from you, like finally seeing the Chihuly exhibit at the Dallas Arboretum or finally getting out to check out the Bishop Arts District. Now that the weather is cooled off (a little, at least) you can also wrangle a few friends and revisit some of your favorite patios. Hello, patio. We’ve missed you. You can also express your love for 80’s hair metal at the Def Leopard/Poison show at American Airlines Center. Yep, they’re still rockin’ all that hair even after all these years.
For a little pre-gaming, celebrate on Sunday. The Dallas Handmade Arts Market is having its grand opening on Labor Day weekend with complimentary beer, wine, live music and over 50 vendors selling handmade art. You can also head out to Fort Worth for the Stockyards Music Festival with Hank Williams Jr., David Allan Coe, Shooter Jennings and Merle Haggard (Sunday at Billy Bob’s) or you can make reservations to pick up the tail end of Restaurant Week. To all yous guys out there sayin’, “Hey, it’s my day off, and I’ll sit on my ass in front of the television all day if I want to!” all I can say is, Happy Labor Day.