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

What are you planning for Labor Day Weekend? How about spending Labor Day Weekend on Upper Texas Coast? Our new Trip Plans make it easier than ever to explore this beautiful region of Texas. The great thing about the Upper Texas Coast is there’s something for adventurers who enjoy the beauty of nature along with the charm of small-town Texas. 

Jefferson County

In Jefferson County, during Labor Day Weekend, 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.

📍19335 S. Gulfway Drive, Sabine Pass, TX 77655 

For entertaining the little ones, Cattail Marsh Wetlands Education Center is hosting its Cattail Explorers: Kids United with Nature on Saturday, Sept. 2, from 11 to 2 p.m. And the best part is it’s Free. 

📍4233 Babe Zaharias Drive, Beaumont, TX 77705

Galveston County

Foodies, you’ll want to put Galveston County on your list for the Galveston Island Wine Festival on Sept. 1 thru 3 at Moody Gardens in Galveston. The One Night Grand Event featuring Penguins & Pinot: Grand Tasting in the Aquarium offers an opportunity to taste 50 wines. 

📍1 Hope Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554

And, if you want to get some sand between your toes, you’ll find Sunrise Yoga on the beach offered through SUP Gulf Coast, free Sandcastle Building Lessons at East Beach adjacent to the East End Lagoon Nature Park and Preserve, and Bucket Brigade Interpretive Beach Tours all on Saturday, Sept. 2, on Galveston Island. 

Brazoria County

If you’re planning on making your way to Brazoria County, families should schedule a guided 45-minute hatchery tour at Sea Center Texas in Lake Jackson. You can also request a guided wetland tour or explore on your own. Tip: Ask the greeter desk for a copy of the Aquarium Scavenger Hunt.  

📍302 Medical Dr, Lake Jackson, TX 77566  

Matagorda County

In  Matagorda County, make plans early for camping at Matagorda Bay Nature Park during Labor Day Weekend. In addition to the campsites and airstream campers, the park recently opened ten beach bungalows. Or visit for the day and enjoy beachcombing, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and just enjoy the area’s beauty. Bring your kayak or rent one at the park.

📍Matagorda Bay Nature Park, 6430 FM2031, Matagorda, TX 77457
This is just a glimpse of things to do along the Upper Texas Coast. Download our new Trip Plans for more ideas for experiencing Jefferson, Galveston, Brazoria, and Matagorda Counties.

Lone Star Coastal Alliance is committed to promoting nature and heritage tourism and outdoor recreation opportunities in Jefferson, Galveston, Brazoria, and Matagorda Counties. 

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