Here are a few ways in The Woodlands area to enjoy a long Labor Day weekend, Aug. 30-Sept. 3.

  1. Houston Restaurant Weeks 2018
    Aug. 30-Sept. 3

Labor Day weekend marks the final days of Houston Restaurant Weeks 2018. During the month-long fundraiser, participating restaurants feature special menus and donate a portion of each meal sold to the Houston Food Bank. The Woodlands area is home to 18 local restaurants participating in the charitable event. To view a complete list of participating restaurants in The Woodlands area, click here.

2. Houston Symphony: Blue Suede Tunes
Aug. 30

As part of The Cynthia Woods Pavilion’s Performing Arts season, the Houston Symphony will perform “Blue Suede Tunes” featuring the music of Elvis Presley. Mezzanine and lawn seating is free, while orchestra seating costs $20 per ticket. Gates open at 7 p.m. 8 p.m. Free-$20. The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-364-3010.

3. End of Summer Luau Pool Party
Sept. 1
Villasport Athletic Cub and Spa in The Woodlands hosts an End of Summer Luau Pool Party featuring inflatable waterslides, rock wall, a quad trampoline, crafts, lei making and a catered meal by The Lunch Bag food truck. Registration is required for catered meal. 5-8 p.m. $7-$10. Villasport Athletic Club and Spa in The Woodlands, 4141 Technology Forest Blvd., The Woodlands. 832-585-0822.

4. Labor Day at Waterway Square
Sept. 2
This free Labor Day celebration will feature live music by Blended Blue and Sawdust Road, the first annual adult and youth pie eating contests sponsored by House of Pies, onsite food trucks including Fried Goodness and Refill Station and a fireworks display. The event will also include a KidZone with crafts, face painting and balloon art. 4-9 p.m. Free. Waterway Square, 31 Waterway Square Place, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800.

5. Labor Day Bash
Sept. 2
The Woodlands Country Club will host this Labor Day celebration featuring a DJ, rock wall, blowup obstacle course, giant slide, face tattoos, games, multiple dining options and a fireworks display. Children receive half-price admission and children ages 4 and younger receive free admission. 6-8:30 p.m. $33.95-$38.95 per person. The Woodlands Country Club, 100 Grand Fairway Drive, The Woodlands. 281-863-1400.

6. Baby Time
Sept. 3
The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation Department hosts this new event, that encourages play with educational toys and fosters baby/parent socialization. The event is geared for parents with children ages 0-12 months old. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. The Recreation Center at Bear Branch Park, 5310 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3950.