Watch fireworks; enjoy live music: 8 things to do Labor Day weekend in The Woodlands

The Woodlands Waterway Square will host a Labor Day event on Sept. 5. (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)
The Woodlands Waterway Square will host a Labor Day event on Sept. 5. (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)

The Woodlands Waterway Square will host a Labor Day event on Sept. 5. (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)

Celebrate Labor Day weekend in The Woodlands with a variety of events.

Attend a storybook theatre

Sept. 3

The Woodlands Children's Museum, located at 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, Ste. 280, The Woodlands, is presenting "Chicken Little" for a storybook theatre event. Storybook theatre uses songs, rhymes and movements to tell a story with the purpose of promoting early literacy and language development. 11 a.m. $7. 281-465-0955. www.woodlandschildrensmuseum.org

Listen to live music on the lawn


Sept. 3

Market Street, 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands, will host live music from performers of the Sarah Kelly Music School. The event will take place on the center lawn of Market Street. Attendees are invited to bring picnic blankets or lawn chairs for the event. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. 281-419-4774. www.shopatmarketstreet.com

Shop local at a farmer's market

Sept. 4

The Grogan's Mill Village Association hosts a weekly farmer's market at the Grogan's Mill Shopping Center, 7 Switchbud Place, The Woodlands. Attendees can shop items made by local artisans and grown by area farmers. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. 281-210-3887. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

Adopt a pet

Sept. 4

Operation Pets Alive will host a pop-up adoption site at The Woodlands Petco, 10864 Kuykendahl Road, The Woodlands. All animals are spayed or neutered and vaccinated. 1-4 p.m. Free to attend. Dog adoption fee is $160 and cat adoption fee is $80. 281-465-4771. www.operationpetsalive.org

Clean up the community

Sept. 4

The township-wide litter cleanup day, GreenUp, encourages residents to keep The Woodlands looking clean and green. Times vary. Free. Various villages of The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

Enjoy cars and coffee

Sept. 5

The Woodlands Car Club is hosting the Cars & Coffee for a Cause event at Market Street, 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands. Cars will be lined up along the Market Street loop that attendees can admire from a safe distance. The contributions from Cars & Coffee for a Cause will be donated to a local charity. 7-10 a.m. Free. 281-419-4774. www.shopatmarketstreet.com

Celebrate Labor Day at Waterway Square

Sept. 5

Waterway Square will host a Labor Day event featuring live music, pie-eating contests, fireworks, crafts, complimentary face painting and balloon art. The event will end with a live fireworks show at 8:55 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring picnic blankets or lawn chairs. Coolers are welcome, but no glass is permitted. To participate in the kids or adults pie-eating contest, contestants are required to register ahead of time. The event will have beverages available to purchase. 5-9 p.m. Free. Waterway Square, 31 Waterway Square Place, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

Event schedule

5 p.m. Live music by Cold Shot

6:35 p.m. Youth pie-eating contest

7:45 p.m. Adult pie-eating Contest

8:55 p.m. Fireworks

See live music at Fielding’s Local Tap

Sept. 6

Fielding’s Local Tap, located at 26400 Kuykendahl Road, The Woodlands, will be celebrating Labor Day with live music and a specialty menu for the weekend. Justin LeBlanc will be performing on Sept. 6 from 5-8 p.m., along with a snack menu and themed cocktails. The celebration will begin at 3 p.m. Free to attend. 281-623-1712. www.fieldingslocal.com
By Ally Bolender

Reporter, The Woodlands

Ally joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Texas State University. Ally covers education, local government, transportation, business, and real estate development in The Woodlands. Prior to CI, Ally served as news content manager of KTSW FM-89.9 in San Marcos, Texas.

By Andrew Christman
Andrew joined Community Impact Newspaper in early 2019 after moving from Indiana. He is a 2015 graduate from Indiana State University, where he received degrees in English and journalism. He has written for a number of small town publications throughout his career as a reporter.


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