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Things to Do During Labor Day Weekend on the Upper Texas Coast

Things to Do During Labor Day Weekend on the Upper Texas Coast

It’s not too late to make your plans for Labor Day Weekend. Have you thought about spending Labor Day Weekend in the Lone Star Coastal region along the Upper Texas Coast? Options include live country music, food, and the great outdoors. The great thing about the Lone Star Coastal region is there’s something for adventurers who enjoy the beauty of nature along with the charm of small-town Texas. 

In Jefferson County during Labor Day Weekend, make a stop at the Sea Rim State Park near Port Arthur. Reserve an overnight spot or explore the park for the day. The park offers 5 miles of natural beach, paddling trails on the marsh and Gulf side, fishing, campgrounds, and even a floating raft. You can kayak or canoe at the paddling trails, which range from 1.79-miles to an advanced 9.59-mile trail. Bring your kayak or rent one at the park.

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If you make your way to Galveston County and you love country music, we recommend you plan on Red, White & Bayou Texas Music Festival & Tailgate in Dickinson on Sept. 3 and 4. This city-sponsored country music festival makes its return after a 5-year hiatus following Hurricane Harvey. It’s coming back bigger and better, featuring Jake Worthington (star of The Voice) on Saturday and Muscadine Bloodline on Sunday. Gates open Saturday from 11 a.m. till 9:30 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 10 p.m. The music festival features local bands throughout the day, a tailgate and cookoff competition, a vendor market, and family activities, including kids’ crafts and a kid zone. Tickets are $10 for Saturday, $15 for Sunday, and $21 for both days. VIP Passes are available for $120/day. 

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In Brazoria County, families should check out the Youth Fishing Day at Sea Center Texas in Lake Jackson from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3. This event is for kids aged 16 and younger. Sea Center Texas is an aquarium, fish hatchery, and education center. While the event offers volunteers with nets, you’ll need to bring your fishing rods, bait, chairs, sunscreen, and other essentials. This is a catch and release fishing event. 

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In  Matagorda County, there are two different events at Matagorda Bay Nature Park during Labor Day Weekend. On Friday, Sept. 2, Matagorda Bay Nature Park is hosting Savor the Outdoors, a dinner event at Matagorda Beach. Picture coastal cuisine served on the beach by Chef Max Frisbie from Mill Scale Metal Works and live music by singer-songwriter Drew Kennedy, stargazing, beach bonfires, and a look at the park’s newest beach bungalows. Tickets are $150/per person and are limited. 

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On Saturday, Sept. 3, Matagorda Bay Nature Park is hosting a free Beach House Bash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., providing tours of their new Beach Bungalows, games, food, prizes, kayak races, and a vendor market.

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This is a tiny glimpse of things to do in the Lone Star Coastal region along the Upper Texas Coast. Stay tuned for more exploration ideas for Jefferson, Galveston, Brazoria, and Matagorda Counties. 

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