Best things to do on Labor Day
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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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
Need more Labor Day plans? Play tourist for the weekend!
In between sunbathing, swimming and sipping cocktails, check off these essential experiences