Making Labor Day weekend plans around the Tampa Bay area

You’ve got an extra day this weekend, and we’ve got nine ways to use it.


Will you be lounging by the pool all weekend?

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This upcoming Monday, Sept. 4 is Labor Day — an annual federal holiday, first designated in 1894, that honors the contributions of workers in America. Looking for ways to spend the long weekend? We’ve got you covered. 👇

Note: If you’re still dealing with Idalia impacts and can’t begin to think about weekend plans, we also shared a few post-storm resources + aftermath updates.


  • Shepherd’s Labor Day Weekend | Friday, Sept. 1-Monday, Sept. 4 | Times vary | Shepherd’s, 619 S. Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater Beach | Free | Everyone is welcome to listen to the live music and DJs + enjoy the food this weekend.
  • Labor Day Weekend Pizza 5k | Saturday, Sept. 2 | 9 a.m. | Start at Wings Etc., 3419 Alt. US 19, Palm Harbor | $44-$60 | Participants in this family-friendly race will receive a T-shirt + a free food sampler and beer at the post race trivia party.
  • We Come to Laugh: Labor Day Double Header | Saturday, Sept. 2 | 7-10 p.m. | Friday Morning Musicale, 809 W. Horatio St., Tampa | $40-$50 | This double header comedy show features J. Anthony Brown.
  • Willa’s Labor Day BBQ Block Party | Monday, Sept. 4 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Willa’s, 1700 W. Fig St., Tampa | Free | Join this block party for barbecue, snow cones, live music, and drinks.
  • Labor Day Beatdown | Monday, Sept. 4 | 4-9 p.m. | Crowbar, 1812 N. 17th St., Tampa | $10-$20 | Listen to live bands, R&B, and even poetry — this event is 18+.
  • Labor Day Sunset Beach Cleanup | Monday, Sept. 4 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Treasure Island Municipal Beach, 11260 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island | Free | Give back by helping clean up the beach after a long weekend.

Things to do

None of these events sound exciting to you? Try: