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Your Labor Day Weekend Guide — The Best Pool Parties and Events in Dallas

Live Music, Food, and Drink Specials to Celebrate the Long Weekend

BY // 08.29.22

Labor Day Weekend is coming up fast. It’s time to start booking your tickets for the best pool parties, live music shows, and celebratory events for the long weekend in Dallas.


Pool Parties

Virgin Hotels Dallas will be having a Sunkissed Sessions: Labor Day Takeover pool party on September 5. DJ El Chingon is taking over from noon to 8 pm. General admission tickets are available just for the bar ($10) and pool with bar ($30).

Head to the Lorenzo Hotel on Sunday from noon to 7 pm for a Labor Day Sip-N-Swim pool party. A ticket includes access to the pool, towel service, free bottled water, and entertainment from Dallas DJs.

Fellow Cedars hotel, CANVAS is hosting a Bad Bunny-themed pool party on Sunday from 1 pm to 4 pm. For $25, you’ll get access to the rooftop pool party. Grab a poolside cocktail and listen to live DJs all day long.


Erykah Badu Dallas this weekend
Dallas’ own Erykah Badu will perform at the Riverfront Jazz Festival.

Live Music, Jazz Fests, and More Ways to Celebrate

On September 4, Plano’s Legacy Hall is hosting a Hawaiian-style Luau in the outdoor Box Garden starting at 2 pm. The all-day event features hula (and fire) dancers, airbrushed island tribal tattoos, poke bowls from Hōru Sushi, and a limbo competition. A special Bacardi tiki cocktail will be available and live music will be provided by Buffett Beach (Jimmy Buffett tribute band) and Kenny Chesney tribute band Barefoot Nation. General admission is $15 per person (with seating first come, first serve) and you can also pre-order your poke bowl when purchasing tickets.

Head to the African American Museum in Fair Park on Sunday, September 4 for the 5th Fair Park Blues & Jazz Festival. Starting at 5 pm, the evening includes performances by  Mahogany The Artist, Herbie K. Johnson, Rob Holbert, Joyce Lofton, R. L. Griffin, The Legendary Creators, and Corrian & The Crew. Tickets cost $20 and proceeds benefit the museum’s youth educational program. Don’t forget to bring a blanket or lawn chair. – Canceled

The Riverfront Jazz Festival also takes place from September 2 through 4 at Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center. Presented by The Black Academy of Arts and Letters, the three-day event features artists like Erykah Badu, Cameo, Dianne Reeves, Eric Benet, and more. Get tickets here.


MUTTS Labor Day weekend
Enjoy Labor Day with your furry friend and drink specials at MUTTS Canine Cantina. (Courtesy)

On Monday, bring your furry friend (and human friends) to the Dallas, Allen, or Fort Worth MUTTS Canine Cantina for specials all day long including $3 mimosas and $4 Bloody Marys (noon to 3 pm).

Head to Pegasus City Brewery on Sunday, September 4 from 1 pm to 10 pm for the first Fem Fest benefiting Texas Women’s Foundation — a nonprofit focused on advancing the economic security and leadership of Texas women and girls. At the all-day event, shop from over 10 female-owned local vendors, see performances from seven local bands, and enjoy beer specials and food.

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