Labor Day is a public holiday celebrated every year on the first Monday in September dedicated to all workers in the country and their contributions to society. This year it falls on September 3, 2018.
Labor Day is different from most public holidays in that it is not imbued with traditions and customs and is for most merely a wonderful extra day off offering a welcomed three-day weekend to sort of bid farewell to the scorching days of summer. In fact this holiday marks the "unofficial" end of the summer vacation season.
So take advantage of the long weekend doing as much or as little as your heart desires. Whether relaxing by the beach, exploring the city's attractions, catching a game or two or getting out of town, there's always something for everyone with many events throughout the city.
Beyonce and Jay-Z are in town this Labor Day weekend with their On The Run II Tour at Hard Rock Stadium, the Marlins welcome the Toronto Blue Jays and the Philadelphia Phillies.
For kids and families this is a great last chance to take advantage of the Summer Savings Pass which offers unlimited entrance to some of the cities top family-friendly parks, the Miami Seaqurium, Zoo Miami, Lion Country Safari and the Museum of Discovery and Science, all for one low price.
For nature lovers, our turtles are just ending their nesting season so don't miss the last chances for the nesting, hatchling and release programs.
And of course, Labor Day is just as good an excuse for a party. Beach parties, yacht parties, pool parties, cruises... there will be plenty of action going on...
Here's what's happening this Labor Day in Miami as well as some popular see's and do's to take advantage of the long weekend!
Labor Day Concerts and Sports
Labor Day Weekend Things To Do
Labor Day Weekend for Kids and Families
Labor Day Weekend Parties, Cruises, Events...
Labor Day Concerts and Sports
Beyonce & Jay-Z On The Run II Tour
When? Friday, August 31, 2018 - 7:30 pm
Where? Hard Rock Stadium
How Much? $60+
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Miami Marlins Labor Day Weekend Home Games and Baseball Tickets
When? See schedule below
Where? Marlins Park, 501 Marlins Way (NW 16th Avenue), Miami, Florida 33125
How Much? Individual game tickets can be had for as low as $11 but you have to be quick!
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Labor Day Weekend Miami Things To Do
Get Pampered! Catch the last of Miami Spa Month
Miami Spa Month runs thorugh August 31, 2018, so this is the last chance to take advantage and
indulge in some well-deserved TLC, from simple to the most cutting edge Spa treatments around,
all without breaking the bank.
So get ready to unwind...
Some unique and diverse treatments await.. mango body scrubs... organic fusion facials... the Miami Mojito Massagge... the Beach
Beautiful Package... this is your last chance to experience it all!
Whether a full Spa Day or simply a calming and relaxing massage, a mani-pedi, a revitalizing facial... here are some fantastic deals and spa packages, some over 50% off!
Treat yourself this Labor Day Weekend! It's restaurant month in Miami!
During August and September, the city's top eateries showcase
their signature dishes and award winning chefs with incredible 3-course set lunch or dinner packages that
make it easy and affordable for all to try the best of Miami's delectable cuisine.
Luxury Dining Set Prices: Lunch/Brunch $23, Dinner $39
More info: Check this year's participating restaurants at Miami Spice Monthly Deals.
A Cruise On The Bay...
This Labor Day Weekend, enjoy a fantastic outing in the sun, enjoying the breeze and beautiful waters of Biscayne Bay and our magical skyline.
There are many options for cruises and on special holidays, many charters will be hosting special
deals and programs like buffets, brunches, barbeques, etc.
For the different types of cruises, check our Biscayne Bay Cruise options page.
And here are some special offers we have come accross:
$37 Jungle Queen Riverboat Cruise for Two
$37 for a three-hour sightseeing cruise for two (Reg. $59.90) from Jungle Queen Riverboat
$84 for an all-you-can-eat dinner cruise and show for two (Reg. $109.90)
Leaves from Bahia Mar in Ft Lauderdale
More details at Groupon
$45 Glass-Bottomed-Boat Cruise for Two
Gaze down upon the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, the only underwater state park in the United States and enjoy
panoramic views of the Florida Keys!
$45 for a two-hour glass-bottomed-boat cruise for two aboard the Key Largo Princess (Reg. $70)
Tours typically depart at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 4 p.m.
Leaves from Key Largo
More details at Groupon
Get Out Of Town...
This IS a three-day weekend! Why not spend some time exploring our surroundings? The Florida Keys are at our doorstep and you can be there within an hour from Miami. Get out your snorkel or dive gear and head south! John Pennekamp Park in Key Largo is a fantastic destination for all sorts of water sports and outdoor activities, snorkeling, diving, kayaking... And of course, Key West, as far south as you can go, famous for wonderful sunsets, its street art scene, shops, outdoor cafes, restaurants and historic sites has also much to offer.
Heading north, you can stop at the Kennedy Space Center or spend a couple of days at the theme parks in Orlando.
And the Bahamas are equally accesible, there are regularly scheduled ferries to bring you to the Islands.
Don't have a car? Check out these hassle-free offers that take care of your transport and sightseeing:
Miami Labor Day Weekend With Kids
Sea Turtle Nesting and Release Program
This is a fantastic program conducted by Miami Dade Parks which aims to educate the public about the plight of the sea turtles.
Our beaches are one of the largest nesting grounds for sea turtles every year. Nesting and hatching season is from May through October, when
the parks are actively engaged in protecting them.
Come and learn about their activities, the life of the turtles, the constant threats, and then come out to the beach and
watch the hatchlings as they are released and quickly dash across the sand and into the ocean.
Here's more on the Endangered Sea Turtle and the Turtle Awareness Program.
When? Wednesdays (at Haulover Park) and Fridays (at Crandon Park) from mid-July to September - 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm Hatchling release to begin on July 18, 2018
Where? Crandon Park Visitors and Nature Center and Haulover Park
How Much? $10 per participant
You MUST make reservations, which can be made starting July 1st, 2018. The sooner the better, they sell-out fast! Call 305-361-6767 ext. 121 or check their FB page for more info.
Summer Savings Pass 2018
This is a great savings pass for unlimited visits to
How Much? Adults $58, Children (3 - 12) $48, all summer long! (plus tax)
Pass is valid from May 12 to September 30, 2018 and can be purchased online through any of the above participating parks. If you are an annual pass member to any of them check for any additional discounts you might be entitled for the Summer Savings Pass.
More info: www.summersavingspass.com
Miami Labor Day Weekend Parties, Cruises, Events...
Camp Nikki Beach
The ultimate beach party at one of South Beach's signature beach clubs. This Labor Day Weekend, they take us back to camp, s'mores and all on this adult-friendly adventure.
When? TBC Sunday, September 2, 2018 - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where? Nikki Beach Miami at 1 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Reservations Reservations.firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-538-1111
More Info: www.nikkibeach.com or check their FB page for latest news.
All White Yacht Party aboard the South Beach Lady Saturday, September 1, 2018
Party aboard the South Beach Lady, a 4-deck yacht with an open air promenade and chic new cabana style furnishings for perfect indoor/outdoor partying.
Complimentary light buffet included, cash bars are available on every deck, there is a VIP area for bottle service, DJ Sky booth featuring DJ Prince, DJ Snap.
Dress: White of course
When? Saturday, September 1, 2018 - 11:30 pm - 3:00 am Boarding starts 10:30 pm
Where? Departs from Bayfront Park at 401 Biscayne Blvd Miami, FL 33132 (in front of the Intercontinental Hotel)
How Much? $75, 21+ with valid ID
More Info and Tickets: www.miaminiceweekend.com
Labor Day Weekend at Flamingo Gardens: Borowski Glass
"Fables and Fairytales" features over 80 imaginative works of art in glass and metal by the acclaimed glass artists of Glasstudio Borowski, installed throughout Flamingo Gardens this summer.
When? September 1 - 3, 2018 Closing weekend.
Where? Flamingo Gardens at at 3750 South Flamingo Road, Davie, FL 33330
How Much? Included with admission to gardens: Adults $19.95 Children (3 - 11) $12.95
Discounts for Flaming Gardens Members, Seniors, Armed Services, College Students.
Narrated Tram Tour is included with admission.
More Info, tickets: Labor Day Weekend at Flamingo Gardens
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