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Things To Do for Labor Day Weekend in Orlando 2023

Updated: Apr 3

Labor Day Weekend is the perfect time to enjoy the sun and fun throughout Orlando and Central Florida! Check out our list of things to do this holiday weekend.


Labor Day Weekend Events in Orlando

Labor Day Weekend in Orlando


Labor Day Weekend in Orlando is the perfect time to have fun in the sun with family and friends, and here at Gotta Go Orlando we're delighted to guide you through the best of Orlando and Central Florida.


Here in Orlando there is a never ending variety of things to do over the holiday weekend, including special events, theme park visits, water park fun, day trips to the beach, and an amazing variety of outdoor activities including biking, kayaking, and boat rides.


Whatever you decide to do this Labor Day Weekend, have fun, and enjoy!



Enjoy A Theme Park Special Event


This Labor Day Weekend there is an awesome choice of special events happening at the theme parks including the EPCOT International Food and Winer Festival, and the popular Craft Beer Festival at SeaWorld Orlando, read on for all the info!



The EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival
Now - November 18, 2023

The EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival is dishing up delights at Walt Disney World Resort now through until November 18, 2023.


Get ready to sip and savor at more than 25 Global Marketplaces throughout EPCOT, including returning favorites such as The Fry Basket, Flavors from Fire, Canada, India and Spain. Several new Global Marketplaces will open later during the festival as summer turns to fall.


The festival will also welcome back the popular Eat to the Beat Concert Series presented by Florida Blue Medicare at America Gardens Theatre.


And don’t forget to commemorate your EPCOT visit by bringing festival magic home with official event merchandise including apparel, home décor, trading pins and more.


Summer Nights at SeaWorld Orlando

Summer Spectacular at SeaWorld Orlando
Now - September 4, 2023

When the sun goes down, the night comes to life at SeaWorld’s Summer Spectacular!


Stay late all summer to immerse yourself in exotic worlds of light and music and experience your favorite SeaWorld attractions in a whole new way.


Dance the night away with world-class DJs for a family-friendly party beneath the waves. Then end the night with Ignite, a fireworks spectacular that brings the brilliance of the sea to the sky above.


Plus, enjoy a 4th of July firework spectacular with inspiring music synced to beautiful fireworks in celebration of America.


Craft Beer Festival at SeaWorld Orlando

Craft Beer Festival at SeaWorld Orlando
Now - September 3, 2023

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday until September 3, 2023


SeaWorld is serving up an incredible party for craft beer lovers. SeaWorld’s Craft Beer Festival features more than 100 crafts brews, wines, seltzers, and cocktails.


Sample an unbeatable mix of domestic and local Florida favorites. Plus savor more than 15 food items expertly paired to match your preferred brew. And to top it all off, festive entertainment will keep the party going all day long.`` §§


Bier Fest at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Bier Fest at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Now - September 4, 2024

Beer lovers rejoice as Bier Fest is back Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.


Park guests can toast delicious brews and soar on epic thrill rides at Busch Gardens’ beer-inspired food festival as a slice of Bavaria returns to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay now through Sept. 4, including Labor Day.


This hugely popular event, now in its sixth consecutive year, allows guests to sip, sample and savor classic German flavors while enjoying tunes from rising local artists.


This year guests can raise a stein to 15 newly created menu items inspired by classic German flavors and 60 brews from regions near and far. Pair pub-inspired bites with a new local craft brew or enjoy a fan favorite from international and domestic breweries. Whether you like IPAs, stouts, porters, lagers, sours or ciders, the beer selection at Bier Fest has something for every taste.


Summer of More with Pirates and Princess Fun at Gaylord Palms Resort

Check Out Gaylord Palms Resort Summer Of More
Now - September 4, 2023

Gaylord Palms Resort is inviting guests to a Summer of More with their regal court an band of spirited buccaneers for plenty of pirate and princess fun.


Guests will find a treasure trove of shows and activities, hands-on experiences, fun-in-the- sun at Cypress Springs Water Park and pirate- and princess-themed décor across the 64-acre resort.

During the event, families can create treasures in a craft clubhouse, look for jewels in a puzzle- filled escape room, stroll through remnants of a pirate galleon, embark on a plundering scavenger hunt, see a family films at the resort’s water park, and more.


Grande Lakes Orlando reveals Summer Celebrations and Fireworks to celebrate 20th Anniversary

Visit GLO Summer Nights at Grande Lakes Orlando
Now - September 3, 2023

Every Saturday including Labor Day Weekend Saturday


Grande Lakes Orlando invites guests to celebrate the summer in style with the introduction of "GLO Summer Nights," an exhilarating seasonal celebration in honor of the resort's 20th anniversary.


Boasting signature weekly fireworks displays in addition to spectacular glow-charged nights at the recently debuted Grande Lakes Waterpark, alongside an abundance of activations fit for every traveler, Grande Lakes Orlando has crafted a truly unforgettable summer experience all season long.

Throughout the summer, Grande Lakes Orlando will play host to an array of experiences perfect for families and guests of all ages including dazzling fireworks displays that will take center stage every Saturday evening.


Enjoy The Great Outdoors Here In Orlando This Labor Day Weekend

Enjoy The Great Outdoors Here In Orlando


For those seeking adventure this Labor Day Weekend, then you can ride an airboat through the swamps in search of gators at both, Wild Florida or Boggy Creek Airboat Rides, or soar above the trees on zip lines and tarzan ropes at Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park!


Looking for something a little more laid back? Enjoy a sunrise hot air balloon ride over Orlando with Painted Horizons Hot Air Balloon Rides, enjoy a Swan Paddle Boat Ride around Lake Eola or take a leisurely stroll in one of the many beautiful gardens and parks Orlando has to offer.


Cool Off In An Orlando Water Park For Labor Day Weekend

Cool Off In An Orlando Water Park


This Labor Day Weekend experience miles of lazy rivers, massive wave pools and some of the most thrilling water slides imaginable and then some and of course we have awesome weather for water parks!

We love cooling off in all our local water parks and we have so much choice ready for you to enjoy!

Highlights include Typhoon Lagoon at Walt Disney World, and the amazing South Pacific themed Volcano Bay at Universal Orlando, while SeaWorld Orlando of course specializes in all things aquatic and their water park Aquatica is amazing.

LEGOLAND Florida's Water Park features Lego of course and is so much fun, while over at Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay you'll discover Adventure Island!

Plus, with even more splashing fun in the fun of Island H20 Water Park at the Margaritaville Resort in Kissimmee, Coco Key Water Park on International Drive and Treasure Cove Water Park at Westgate Resort near the Convention Center and you have an incredible selection of Water Parks.


Hit The Beach This Laborl Day Weekend

Hit The Beach This Labor Day Weekend


So... when you think of the Sunshine State, two things spring to mind, theme parks and beaches, and thanks to Orlando's central location, you don't have to choose, pretty awesome!

Orlando is practically in the middle of both the historic east coast beaches and the stunning gulf coast beaches in the west coast of Central Florida, so this Labor Day Weekend, whether you want a day at the beach or a weekend away, get ready to soak up the sunshine!


East Coast Beaches

The world's most famous beach is just an hour from downtown Orlando, Daytona Beach is all about the cars, a place to catch a NASCAR race and even drive your own car right on the beach.

Free summer concerts with movies and fireworks are offered May through October at the Bandshell, and there's plenty of entertainment and fun at the nearby boardwalk and fishing pier.

For a quieter corner, head to Ponce Inlet and climb to the top of Florida's tallest lighthouse, built in 1835. Plus, for shopping and dining, a visit to Beach Street is a popular choice.

New Smyrna Beach is a hot spot for surfing, quirky shops, and delightful eats, plus you can drive your car onto this beach’s wide, compacted smooth sand! A must do for sure!

Once you’ve gotten your fill with paddle boarding and sunbathing, check out Flagler Avenue with Old Florida shops, local boutiques and casual eateries.

Orlando's closest beach is well known for its surfing culture with Cocoa the home of the world's largest surf shop,

Ron Jon Surf Shop at 52,000 square feet.

Open 24 hours a day, the huge store features everything under the sun, from T-shirts and seashells to beach bikes, paddleboards, and of course, surfboards.

The Cocoa Beach Pier area is fun with lot's of beach activities, while many families like the quiet of Lori Wilson Park where you'll find free parking, restrooms and outdoor showers.


West Coast Beaches

America’s number one beach, Clearwater is definitely a renowned hot spot, complete with shopping, dining, live entertainment, and a revitalized downtown area. White sand and clear, shallow waters make this beach a destination that can’t be beaten for families.

Don’t miss the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, and the awesome sunset celebration that is held nightly at the always fun Clearwater Beach Pier. Don't miss it!

At Madeira Beach, the sun, the white sand beaches and emerald turquoise waters invite swimming and sunning, be a beachcomber, or just sit and watch the world go by from the shade of a beach umbrella.

Set sail on a sunset cruise or a daylong fishing excursion or just stroll the wooden boardwalk and check out the waterfront shops and dining options.

The main draw here is three miles of sparkling white, sandy beaches on shores of the Gulf of Mexico.

Go swimming, shelling, sunning, snorkeling, parasailing and more, or simply walk the beach and take in one of the most stunning and memorable sunsets that you will ever see.

Hang out at the world's longest waterfront bar, Gators Cafe & Saloon, to catch the sunset and enjoy the atmosphere at the surrounding beach bars, for live music and dancing.


With miles of beaches, surf shops and boutiques, along with dining and water sports for all ages, it's easy to see why St. Pete Beach is voted one of the best beaches in the U.S.

At the heart of St. Pete Beach is the historic pink palace, the Loews Don Ce Sar Hotel, built in 1928 at the heart of America's Jazz Age. It's worth a visit to soak up the nostalgic, Gatsby-like atmosphere.

Make time to see the Salvador Dali museum in downtown St. Petersburg, housing the largest collection of Dali's work outside of Spain.


Having fun on International Drive Orlando

Have Fun on International Drive

On International Drive this Labor Day Weekend you can experience flying at iFly Indoor Skydiving where you can feel the adrenaline rush of flying in a fun, safe environment, or go even higher and see Orlando and its world famous attractions from a helicopter ride on Air Force Fun.

Also near I-Drive, Andretti Indoor Karting & Games offer adrenaline fueled indoor karting fun for the whole family, while Topgolf Orlando features fun and competitive golf games for all ages, climate-controlled playing "bays" similar to a bowling lane.



At Kings Dining & Entertainment enjoy upscale bowling and billiards, while over at Ripley's Believe It or Not! explore an amazing variety of exhibits, artifacts and displays in 16 galleries that pay tribute to the odd, bizarre and unbelievable, then experience over 100 interactive exhibits at Orlando's only upside-down attraction, Wonderworks.


For thrills and spills, head to Fun Spot America to race the day away on their multi-level, outdoor go-kart tracks, thrill rides, arcade games, roller coasters and more!


Spend The Day Exploring ICON Park

Spend The Day Exploring ICON Park

ICON Park isa must visit on International Drive, offering fun adventures for the whole family.


Located in the heart of the Orlando Entertainment District, the complex encompasses entertainment attractions, over a dozen world-class restaurants and bars, nightly live music, retail stores and an outdoor marketplace – all anchored under the 400-ft icon of the Orlando skyline, The Wheel.


The Wheel at ICON Park is not your average Ferris wheel, this stunning 400 foot tall Observation wheel gives you a view of Orlando like no other.


In addition to The Wheel, there is lots of inside attractions at ICON Park including Madame Tussauds Orlando, here you get up-close and personal with the hottest celebrities and enjoy the glitz and glamour of Hollywood life. Dazzle your friends with the ultimate selfie as you strike a pose with Taylor Swift, kick a GOOOAL with Neymar, fly back through history to meet our greatest leaders, and save the world with Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman.


Next door is SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium where you come face-to-fin with thousands of fish, sharks, stingrays, sea turtles, and many more. Prepare for a world of glittering scales, humongous tentacles, and razor sharp teeth. Get ready to plunge deep into the oceans, explore our 360-degree ocean tunnel, meet our friendly rescue sea turtle, and touch exotic starfish and anemones.


Also at ICON Park you can enter the fascinating world of illusions which will trick your confidence in senses, but amaze you by doing it; the world that will confuse you completely, but also educate you… Visit the Museum of Illusions Orlando and you will be thrilled because nothing is what it seems, especially not HERE!


Next to Museum of Illusions you will discover Max Action Arena, the perfect place for friends and family to hang out during the rain, competing and exploring together.


This is an extreme fun center featuring free-roam Virtual Reality, Axe Throwing, Adventure Rooms, Escape Room and more.


The fun never stops at ICON Park, you can enjoy great attractions including a stunning Mirror Maze, 7D Motion Theater, breath-taking Virtual Reality experiences, great games, prizes, and more at In The Game Orlando, located inside the Wheelhouse at ICON Park. Right in the middle of all the action!


You won’t go hungry at ICON Park, either, thanks to amazing restaurants including Blake Shelton’s Ole Red, Tapa Toro Tapas Bar & Paella Pit, Tin Roof, and Yard House, plus Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips and legendary Key West saloon Sloppy Joe’s.


Ready to dance? Ole Red and Tin Roof also offer live music to dance the night away!


Eat, Drink And Be Entertained At The Pointe Orlando

Eat, Drink And Be Entertained At The Pointe Orlando

An open-air dining, entertainment and shopping hub close to the Orange County Convention Center, Pointe Orlando offers an amazing choice of places to ea,t drink, and have fun, perfect for a night out!


Savor a taste of Havana and late-night dancing at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, headed by two-time James Beard award-winning Chef Guillermo Pernot, or feast on fine Greek cuisine with a side of live belly-dancing entertainment at Taverna Opa.


You can also opt for fresh catches at The Oceanaire Seafood Room and legendary steaks at The Capital Grille. Pointe Orlando constantly adds new flavors, too, such as Chicago’s famous The Hampton Social and Brazilian churrasco steakhouse Rodizio Grill. You can’t go wrong with British favorites at The Pub Orlando, and don't miss JoJo’s Shake Bar, and for nightlife a must visit is Blue Martini!


Fun Things To Do in Orlando on a Rainy Day Dezerland Action Park

Check Out Everything To Do At Dezerland Action Park

A visit to Dezerland Action Park is a must. Located within the I-Drive Entertainment District, Dezerland Park is a destination in its own right with numerous indoor attractions to enjoy.


Visit Orlando Auto Museum to see the country’s largest auto museum which is home to more than 2,000 vehicles worth over $200 million, featuring everything from military vehicles used in combat to cars made famous by television and movies and vehicles from a variety of decades and countries around the world.


With the only projection targets in all of Orlando, Axecelsior Axe Throwing offerS a fun twist on your average axe throwing experience. With moving targets, a variety of games and end-grain wood, throwing just got more Axe-citing!


Located at Dezerland Action Park on I-Drive, Putting Edge is a “Black Lit” courses, offering a dizzying universe full of fun, imagination, and activity. You will be immersed in a kaleidoscope of dazzling “Glow-in-the-Dark” colors, images and sounds, rocking your senses in extraordinary and unbelievable ways.


The Pinball Palace is located at Dezerland Action Park on I-Drive. This is the largest pinball arcade in Florida, home to vintage vibes and timeless memories in the making, featuring over 70 classic pinball machines.


Also at Dezerland Action Park you can experience Florida's longest and fastest indoor Go Kart track at Karting Orlando.


Orlando Dinner Shows

Enjoy A Themed Dinner Show

Orlando offers an amazing choice of dinner shows perfect for a family get together on Labor Day Weekend.

Kissimmee boasts two very popular dinner shows, Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament is all about jousting, horsemanship and falconry, and Capone's Dinner and Show is a fun and unique experience full of comedy, action and adventure.

International Drive loves it's dinner shows too with an awesome choice including Pirate's Dinner Adventure offering swashbuckling thrills and sword fights, Mango's Tropical Cafe Orlando offers a uniquely Latin themed experience not to miss and Orlando Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre features a night of nonstop laughter.

Also on I-Drive is Titanic Dinner Show featuring a one of a kind dinner parties aboard Titanic plus Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show is a world of comedy where you become the detective.


Scenic Boat Tour Winter Park


Enjoy A Scenic Boat Tour


Tour the Winter Park chain of lakes this Labor Day weekend on a Scenic Boat Tour.


The boat tour offers hour-long, guided cruises through three of the seven lakes and two, narrow manmade canals on the tranquil Winter Park chain.


On any given tour, participants may observe large cranes swooping waterside to snag a large fish or a lazy alligator languishing on a nearby bank, enjoy swaying palms, towering cypress trees, lush ferns and a variety of flourishing sub-tropical flowers.


Breathtaking views of opulent private homes and exquisite estates sprawling along the shores are also a key feature of the scenic cruise.



Free things to do at Disney Springs

Chill Out At Disney Springs

Disney Springs is a wonderful place to waste away a few hours or more on a hot Labor Day Weekend in Orlando, and it's free to visit, and parking is free too.


Stroll through Town Center at Disney Springs to view vibrant displays from talented artists at the Art Walk, while everyone will love checking out a unique collection of stores including The Coca Cola Store, M&M's World, Lego Imagination Center and more.


You can take a break at The Welcome Center with air conditioning, comfy chairs and free ice water before enjoying the free entertainment at multiple locations throughout Disney Springs, with musicians and bands perform in the evening, plus House of Blues frequently offers free live music at its Front Porch Bar, oh and Raglan Road usually has free live music on their patio most nights.


The kids will love the interactive fountains, perfect to run through and cool off on a very hot summer day! Plus, on a Saturday morning there is even a free kids club with lots of entertainment to keep the kids happy.


Another great free things to do is jump on the free Water Taxi from Disney Springs to Port Orleans or Old Key West and back, along the Sassagoula River.


Visit Disney's Boardwalk for free

Walk Around Disney's Boardwalk

Disney’s BoardWalk is gorgeous, built around a lake and is beautifully themed to be reminiscent of Cape May or Coney Island in the 1940s.


It’s free to enter and fun just walking around and enjoying the atmosphere, in the evening you can enjoy street performers (jugglers, comedians, fire-eaters, jazz ensembles, etc.), and at any time of the day or night you can take a free trip on a friendship boat!


Universal CityWalk

Hang Out At Universal CityWalk

Universal CityWalk is a lively entertainment complex just before the entrance to Universal Studios and Islands Of Adventure, it’s FREE to enter and there is so much to do.


Parking is costly during the day, but at most times of the year, parking after 6 pm is free.


At CityWalk on Labor Day Weekend you can stroll, take in the atmosphere and simply enjoy people watching, or you can ride the free water taxi to the resorts and explore, a must do is the opera filled Italian piazza at Loews’ Portofino Bay Hotel.


Back at CityWalk the kids will enjoy cooling off in the splash pad, and the adults will love the free nightly entertainment including outdoor DJ, stilt walkers and more.


Free Orlando Museums and Galleries

Visit Orlando's Museums and Galleries

Orlando has a wonderful selection of museums, gardens and cultural attractions, and Labor Day Weekend is the perfect time to take some time out and enjoy all our museums have to offer.


Rollins Museum of Art

The Rollins Museum of Art features rotating exhibitions, ongoing programs, and an extensive permanent collection that spans centuries, from examples of ancient art and artifacts to contemporary art.


Open to the public free year-round, its holdings include the only European Old Master paintings in the Orlando area, a sizeable American art collection, and a forward-thinking contemporary collection.


Mennello Museum

Paintings of American Impressionism and Realism from the Mennello Museum collection alongside important works from prestigious Florida museums.


CityArts

Funky gallery collective with monthly, varied exhibitions from local & international artists. CityArts in downtown Orlando is the Downtown Arts District's flagship venue containing six galleries, presentation and events spaces, as well as home to Curate Cafe.


Orange County Regional History Center

The Orange County Regional History Center housed in a historic courthouse in the heart of downtown Orlando, offers four floors of exhibits exploring 12,000 years of Central Florida’s rich heritage.


The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art

The Morse Museum in Winter Park is home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of dazzling works by Louis Comfort Tiffany.


Artlando

Grab a map from the DT Orlando Information Center and go on a self-guided tour of downtown Orlando's streets to discover the contemporary sculptures which are Art Orlando. Not only will you get to know Downtown as you walk around, you’ll be seriously impressed by these stunning works of art.


Bank of America's Museums on Us Weekend

Bank of America's Museums on Us Weekend
Saturday, September 1 - Sunday, September 2, 2023

For the past 24 years, during the first full weekend of every month, Bank of America and Merrill Bank has offered cardholders free general admission on both Saturday and Sunday to more than 225 cultural institutions in dozens of cities across the US where our customers live and work.


Valid cardholders can access free admission the first full weekend every month to the following partners through the Museums on US program:


Orlando Science Center: 407-514-2000, 777 E. Princeton St. Orlando, FL 32803

History Center: 407-836-8500, 65 E. Central Blvd. Orlando, FL 32801

Polasek Museum & Garden: 407-647-6294, 633 Osceola Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789

Orlando Museum of Art: 407-896-4231, 2416 North Mills Ave. Orlando, FL 32803

Mennello Museum of Art: 407-246-4278, 900 E. Princeton St. Orlando, FL 32803

Museum of Arts & Sciences: 386-255-0285, 352 S. Nova Rd. Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Florida Aquarium: 813-273-4000, 701 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602


Dinky Dock in Winter Park

Waste Away The Day At Dinky Dock

Spend a day at the beach in Winter Park. Dinky Dock is a 1.56-acre year-round park and offers a fishing pier and boat ram.Yes there is a beach and swimming is permitted.


Lake Nona Farmers Market

Check Out The Orlando Area Farmers Markets

If you’re looking for fresh, locally grown produce, baked goods, honey, meats and other foods, the best place to visit is a local Central Florida farmers market.


Discover a variety of locally grown foods, handmade crafts, seasonal plants and much more.


Winter Garden Farmers Market

The Winter Garden Farmers Market is your hometown market open every Saturday from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm. in beautiful Historic Winter Garden.


Winter Park Farmers Market

The Winter Park Farmers’ Market is one of the best produce and plant markets in Central Florida which takes place every Saturday morning from 8 am - 1 pm in Central Park.


Lake Mary Farmers Market

The Lake Mary Farmers Market features local vendors of produce, plants, baked goods, and arts and crafts. The market is open every Saturday, from 9 am - 1:30 pm at Lake Mary City Hall.


City of Longwood Farmer's Market

Visit every Saturday at the City of Longwood Farmers Market at Reiter Park from 9 am - 2 pm, with locally sourced seafood and produce to handmade crafts and more.


Lake Nona Farmers Market

Join in every Saturday morning in Lake Nona, the Lake Nona Farmers Market takes place in the beautiful Town Center from 11 am - 3 pm, shop local with the freshest produce and more.


Orlando Farmers Market at Lake Eola Park

One of the most popular farmers markets in Central Florida, Orlando Farmer’s Market is located in the heart of Orlando at Lake Eola park, and takes place Sundays 10 am - 4 pm.


Celebration Farmers Market

Every week at Celebration Farmers Market there are multiple vendors here selling everything from fresh food and produce, to local crafted jewelry, and much more, with a beautiful backdrop of Lakeside Park, this is a must go to farmers market on Sundays, 9 am - 2 pm.


East Orlando Farmer's Market

The popular East Orlando Farmers Market offers hand selected produce, creative local small business owners, along with botanical varieties to chose from. Every Sunday 11 am - 4 pm.


Clermont Farmer's Market

Clermont Farmer's Market features over 60 vendors selling seafood, organic produce, and other household items, this popular market is the place to go on Sundays 9 am - 2 pm.


Downtown Mount Dora Village Market

Mount Dora’s open-air Mount Dora Village Market in Sunset Park is open Sundays from 9 am – 2 pm offering fresh products from over 50 market vendors.


Take Mom Shopping on Mother's Day in Orlando

Spend, Spend, And Spend Some More!

Who doesn't love to shop, and Labor Day Weekend is a great excise to enjoy a little (or a lot) of shopping here in Orlando!


Obviously outlet shopping is very popular here in Orlando and we're lucky to have our fair share of outlets, including Orlando Premium Outlets which has two huge locations featuring over 360 stores all offering amazing savings including Orlando's only official Walt Disney World outlet stores.


You can find Premium Outlets locates on International Drive and Vineland Avenue.

Another popular outlet location is the Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores featuring over 50 stores, with many brands you will not find anywhere else in Orlando.

Mall shopping continues to be ever popular here in Orlando with The Florida Mall a must visit, featuring over 270 retail stores, it's the areas largest shopping destination. The Mall at Millenia is a world class shopping destination boasting 150 of the finest stores, it's popular for upscale shopping here in Orlando.


Treat Your Mom To A Spa Day In Orlando

Relax With A Spa Day In Orlando

This Labor Day Weekend, indulge in a relaxing spa day, where she can get soothed, refreshed, rubbed and scrubbed at some of the most amazing spas anywhere.

In Orlando’s International Drive area you can experience many upscale resort spas, for example at Hilton Orlando you can indulge with locally inspired therapies at Eforea Spa while The Spa at Hyatt Regency Orlando offers a refined oasis in the heart of Orlando’s main tourism area. Also, The Ritz-Carlton Spa Orlando, Grande Lakes provides bespoke treatments using herbs grown in The Ritz-Carlton Orlando's s very own garden! The Spa at Rosen Shingle Creek offers restorative treatments that draw on Florida’s indigenous flora.

Universal Orlando Resort hosts the world famous Mandara Spa at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, while at Walt Disney World check out Senses, A Disney Spa, designed to delight the senses. Another fabulous spa awaits at Four Seasons Resort Orlando and for the ultimate indulgence, the Waldorf Waldorf Astoria Orlando Spa boasts a treatment using gold-enriched creams and precious stones.


Labor Day Weekend Road Trips On A Tankful

Labor Day Weekend Road Trips On A Tankful


Orlando offers more things to do than most tourist destinations put together, and being located in the heart of Central Florida, Orlando’s convenient location makes it easy to go on Labor Day Weekend road trip, whether it's for the day, or the whole weekend, you can escape the theme park crowds, and enjoy Florida’s most picturesque landscapes at nearby cities, natural springs, and state parks.

Fill the gas tank and get ready to hit the road


The perfect place to experience Old Florida, Weeki Wachee is famous for its underwater theater and mermaid shows, located less than a two hour drive from Orlando, this is a beautiful state park where visitors can enjoy the 72 degree crystal clear waters, perfect for a day of swimming, snorkelling and kayaking, there's even a water park with flume rides.

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Sarasota is only 2 hours from Orlando and offers a string of eight stunning islands tucked away into the Gulf coast of Southwest Florida.

You’ll find fascinating cultural attractions like The Ringling Museum and Marie Selby Botanical Garden and you can't miss the beautiful Siesta Key Beach.

Only a 40 minute jaunt north and you’re in Mount Dora, one of Florida’s beloved small town charms.

The biggest draw to this area is the Renninger’s Antique Center & Farmer’s Flea Market, where visitors come to shop for vintage treasures, while the array of outdoor cafes, galleries and wineries are perfect for a day trip away.

Drive two hours west past Tampa and you’ll find Caladesi Island State Park,in the city of Dunedin.

Located along the Gulf Coast, its white powdery sand, emerald waters, and lack of tourist crowds make this area feel like an off the grid slice of paradise, regularly ranked one of the top beaches.

Located in Orange City just 45 minutes from Orlando, Blue Springs State Park is the largest spring on the St. John’s River, a manatee refuge offering 72 degree temperatures that are perfect for cooling off.

Take a dip in the pale blue waters and soak in the views of the forested banks that surround you.

The oldest city in the United States, St. Augustine is a great two-hour day trip for history enthusiasts.

Founded in 1565, here you can walk along the cobblestoned streets in the National Historic Landmark District,

walk the walls of the 17th-century Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, and climb the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum for a stunning view of the city below.

In less than two hours you can be in Tampa, a vibrant city with a long list of family friendly attractions.

Browse artwork at the world renown Salvador Dali museum, relax on the award winning Clearwater Beach, or cheer on the local Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

If you’re an animal lover, you’ll enjoy an afternoon of feeding giraffes at Lowry Park Zoo or observing manatees at the Electric Manatee Viewing Center.


Outdoor enthusiasts will delight in the opportunities at nearby Ocala National Forest, the world’s largest sand pine scrub forest, it’s here that you can explore over 360,000 acres of hiking or take a swim in the crystal clear waters of Silver Glen Springs.

One of the best places to experience Florida’s natural landscapes, an excellent choice for those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.


Florida Labor Day Weekend Road Trips

Labor Day Weekend Events In Orlando 2023


Check out the live music, special events and more happening this Labor Day Weekend in Orlando.


We will be adding many more events to this list in the run up to Labor Day Weekend, so check back often for the latest updates!



Great Irish Hooley
Friday, September 1 - Monday, September 4, 2023

Central Florida’s only authentic Irish and roots music festival--the Great Irish Hooley at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant, features top Irish bands playing everything from trad and folk to Celt grass and blues.


There’s no cover charge to join the Hooley fun. Celtic face painting is complimentary too!


4 Amigos
Friday, September 1, 2023

4 Amigos comes to Hard Rock Live Orlando. Get your tickets now!


Candlelight: A Tribute to Bad Bunny
Friday, September 1, 2023

Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in Orlando. Get your tickets now to discover the music of Bad Bunny at The Abbey under the gentle glow of candlelight.


Disney On Ice
Friday, September 1 - Sunday, September 3, 2023

The newest Disney On Ice spectacular, featuring the most Disney characters in one show, including the on-ice debuts of Frozen 2 and Raya and the Last Dragon is coming to Amway Center in September. Get your tickets now.


Labor Day Weekend Celebration
Friday, September 1 - Monday, September 4, 2023

Celebrate the “Unofficial End of Summer” with the Promenade Sunset Walks Labor Day Weekend Celebration. Enjoy 4 Fun Packed Days of Live Music, Entertainment, Bands, DJ’s, Street Performers, Amazing Food, and So Much More.


NEEDTOBREATHE
Friday, September 1, 2023

NEEDTOBREATHE comes to House of Blues Orlando. Get your tickets now!


Rusko x NITTI
Friday, September 1, 2023

Rusko x NITTI comes to The Vanguard in downtown Orlando. Get your tickets now!


First Friday Food Trucks
Friday, September 1, 2023

Let historic downtown Clermont do the cooking this Friday! Join them for First Friday Food Trucks on August 4 and enjoy music from DJ Renee. More than 35 trucks and vendors.


Park Party at Central Park at Lake Mary City Hall
Friday, September 1, 2023

Enjoy Park Party with food trucks coordinated by Food Truck Crazy, alcohol served by River City Catering, and family fun entertainment.


Someday Honey and Bengali 600
Friday, September 1, 2023

Someday Honey and Bengali 600 featuring Kaleigh Baker, Mark Cunningham, Matt Walker, John Holt, and Sam Farmer at Will's Pub. Get your tickets now.


Classic Albums Live: Queen 'A Night at the Opera'
Saturday, September 2, 2023

Classic Albums Live: Queen's 'A Night at the Opera' comes to Hard Rock Live Orlando. Tickets on sale now!


Eric Johnson's Treasure Tour
Saturday, September 2, 2023

Eric Johnson's Treasure Tour comes to House of Blues Orlando. Get your tickets now!

Snakehips
Saturday, September 2, 2023

Snakehips comes to The Vanguard in downtown Orlando. Get your tickets now!


Camping World Kickoff: Florida State vs. LSU
Sunday, September 3, 2023

The Florida State Seminoles and LSU Tigers will face off in Orlando to open their 2023 seasons. The neutral-site game will be played on Sunday, September 3 and will be televised nationally on ESPN from Camping World Stadium. Get tickets now.


Labor Day Bash feat. DJ Icey, Stanton Warriors and DJ Magic Mike
Sunday, September 3, 2023

Labor Day Bash comes to House of Blues Orlando. Get your tickets now!


Labor Day Weekend In Orlando

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