Best Things to Do During Labor Day Weekend in Austin
Spend this Labor Day weekend in Austin where you’ll discover tons of fun events and cool things to do.
ATX—The Coolest City in the US
But don’t just take our word for it …
Austin consistently ranks as one of the top U.S. cities to live in and visit. Earlier this year, U.S. News and World Report listed Austin, Texas, as the highest ranked city out of the 100 most populated cities it was compared with.
Nicknamed the Live Music Capitol of the World, this vibrant, creative metropolis has it all. Once you’re here, you’ll realize that Austin is unlike any other city in Texas, ideal for a Labor Day weekend getaway.
Fun and Memorable Events in Austin, TX
There is a plethora of events that take place on Labor Day weekend in Austin. It’s the perfect place to kick back, relax, and get your groove on.
- Out of Bounds Comedy Festival
Get ready to LOL all week long at the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, a live performance festival that showcases some of the best comedy in the world!
This 7-day festival spans August 29th – September 4th with some of the best acts in improv, sketch, and stand-up comedy. With over 500 performers from all over the world, 130 shows and 10 venues, this is the longest running and largest multi-disciplinary comedy festival in the south
- Dave Hill
- Defiant Thomas Brothers
- Marcella Arguello
- White Women
- Witch Taint – and many more!Tri-Rock Austin Triathlon
- Tri-Rock Austin Triathlon
Bring out your inner athlete at the Tri-Rock Austin Triathlon! This urban setting begins with a swim at the Stevie Ray Vaughan statue, a swim course in Lady Bird Lake, a fast and closed bike course with breathtaking views over the Congress Street Bridge, and ends with a run along the Auditorium Shores running path.
- Fun in the Sun
If you don’t want to do any actual labor on Labor Day Weekend, check out Barton Springs Pool, Austin’s best and longest watering hole, which stays a refreshing 68 degrees all year long!
If you don’t want to get wet, but still want to enjoy the pool, check out the Beverly S. Sheffield Education Center. They are showcasing “bARTon Springs: an art of Barton Springs” exhibition featuring local talent.
- Congress Ave Bridge Bats
Don’t forget to check out Congress Avenue Bridge at dusk, where the world’s largest urban colony of Mexican Free-tailed bats takes flight for their nightly hunt of rodents and misbehaving children. With over 1.5 million bats in residence, this is a sight not to be missed!
- Live Music
Of course, it wouldn’t be a proper visit to Austin without checking out some live music events. A Labor of Love is a two-day Real Music Event on Friday, September 1st and Saturday, September 2nd at Ironwood Hall.
- Chocolate Puma
- And many more!
Take a Staycation in Austin
When you live in Texas and want a vacation without the huge expense of plane tickets, the best thing to do is take a “staycation” in nearby Austin.
Courtyard/Residence Inn Austin offers two hotels in the center of all the best Labor Day weekend events in Austin. Our hotels are newly renovated, offering sleek, convenient locations in Downtown Austin.
With apartment-style suites, complimentary Wi-Fi, indoor swimming pool, and fitness center, you won’t want to stay anywhere else for your Austin staycation!
Check out our Texas Resident Rate and other special deals.