The best things to do on Labor Day

Enjoy every second of the holiday weekend with our guide to the best things to do on Labor Day in Miami
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Feel like you’re the only person not skipping town for Labor Day or heading out on a road trip from Miami over the long weekend? Are you rethinking your plans to send off summer at a Miami beach? Well, don’t. There are plenty of things to do on Labor Day in Miami, from concerts and music festivals to Miami pool parties. If you’re sticking around town the 305, we've got you covered. 

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Best things to do on Labor Day

kendrick lamar
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Music, Rap, hip-hop and R&B

Kendrick Lamar at the AmericanAirlines Arena


The Compton, CA–bred rapper, considered by many to be the greatest MC of our time, returns to Miami mere months after headlining the Rolling Loud Festival. YG and D.R.A.M. join Lamar on the DAMN. Tour.

Ball & Chain
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Music, Music festivals

Ball and Chain Music Festival


Why skip town for Labor Day when you can spend the entire weekend dancing it up? Head to the Little Havana jazz club’s eponymous festival for three days of music, including a string of DJs and local acts spanning salsa, hip-hop and Afrofunk. 

Jungle Island
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Things to do, Games and hobbies

Jungle Fest


It’s going to be a jam-packed weekend at Jungle Island, which debuts its new food offerings with a pop-up beer garden by Concrete Beach Brewery and a backyard barbecue helmed by various local restaurants. The park also reopens its private beach experience exclusively for Labor Day, complete with cabanas and water sports available for rental. The celebration kicks off on Friday at 10am and continues through Monday, during which admission for all four days will be just $20.

Nikki Beach
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Things to do, Quirky events

Camp Nikki Beach Labor Day


Nikki Beach has created an adult summer camp this Labor Day weekend. The beach club will be serving Bug Juice (vodka, blue curaçao, orange juice and Prosecco) and DIY s’mores for its famous Sunday brunch. Guest are also invited to partake in potato sack races and tug-o-war.

Tequila Bay Miami
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Music, Folk, country and blues

Tequila Bay Country Music Festival


The one-day fest will be taking over Miami Marine Stadium Park (3501 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne) on September 3. Names on the lineup include Brantley Gilbert, Kip Moore, Tyler Farr, Montgomery Gentry, Brooke Eden, RaeLynn, Shelly Fairchild and more to come. The festival will also feature—as the name implies—a selection of different tequila tastings and there will even be an open tequila bar from 11am to 2pm.

Chris Tucker
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Things to do, Performances

Chris Tucker at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino


If you’ve worn out your collection of Rush Hour DVDs, you’ll want to head to Seminole Hard Rock to see Chris Tucker live in action. The comedian and producer takes the stage for an unforgettable stand-up set. 

Foxhole Bar, Bars and lounges, Miami
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Bars, Lounges

Labor Day Party at Foxhole Bar


Foxhole hasn’t closed since opening in 2011 and Labor Day Sunday will be no different. Head to the dimly lit bar and make your way through its alleyway entrance to experience one of the weekend’s best parties, hosted by Aholsniffsglue. DJ Rascal and DJ Tony G keep the partying until 5am—really.

Shore Club
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Things to do, Games and hobbies

Shore Club Sessions


Check out the special Labor Day edition of the South Beach hotel’s popular Sunday afternoon party, featuring a lineup of DJs—including Patrick M and Louis Dee—sangria pitchers for $25 and plenty of beautiful people clad in white.

Miami Marlins Opening Day 2016
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Things to do, Sport events

Marlins vs. Nationals


Come out to Marlins Park and root for the home team when they take on the Washington Nationals. The first 10,000 fans to arrive receive a Miami Marlins fortune-teller baseball (think a sporty Magic 8 ball). The game begins at 7:10pm sharp!  

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