Summer's final long weekend is in our sights. What will you do with your three days of relaxation? Labor Day signifies the end of summer for many, and whether you are looking for a relaxing weekend to reconnect with your love, or a last hoorah for the summer, we've got you covered! Check out our full guide to Labor Day Weekend in Orlando, from lazy weekend ideas to activity ideas, weekend events and staycation deals.
Attention Orlando parents: Check out these awesome Things to Do Labor Day Weekend with Kids!
TOP PICKS FOR THE LAZIEST LABOR DAY WEEKEND
GLO Summer Nights
Saturdays through Labor Day
Grande Lakes Orlando
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. With special fireworks-viewing experiences available for reservation you can watch the fireworks your way, and celebrate summer in style.. Please note all Labor Day weekend festivities are for resort guests only.
TradeWinds Island Resorts
Close the chapter on Summer 2023 with a spark-tacular weekend Gulf front at TradeWinds Island Resorts with sand between your toes and a cocktail in your hand, as well as activities galore, such as beachfront cornhole, poolside games, and thrill-seeking rides. RumFish Grill is hosting a deck party with live music alongside food and drink specials to keep you lit throughout the weekend!
Celebrate Florida’s endless summer with fireworks on the beach Sunday.
We've put together some of our favorite Labor Day Weekend Getaways as well as some hotel deals in Orlando. Plus, we've selected some of our favorite water parks for Labor Day. Escape the heat and cool off with one of these 12 Amazing Labor Day Weekend Getaways and Deals.
HAVE A SPA AND POOL LABOR DAY
Treat yourself to an indulgent spa and pool day at one of Orlando's best resorts this Labor Day. Many local resorts offer resort pool access with a qualifying spa appointment. Hilton Orlando, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, and Margaritaville Resort Orlando are just a few local resorts that offer pool access with spa appointments. Check out our guide to Orlando resort pools you can use with spa and day passes for more of our favorite spa and pool day combos.
Find even more day pass options with our guide to ResortPass options at Tampa Bay hotels.
GO TUBING AT A LAZY RIVER OR NATURAL SPRING
Nothing says lazy Labor Day quite like floating down a lazy river or natural spring in an inner tube. Local resorts with epic lazy rivers (available for resort guests) include JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes, Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, Reunion Resort, Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, and Wyndham Grande Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek.
If you'd rather tube down a natural cold spring with crystal clear water, check out Blue Spring State Park, Kelly Park, or KP Hole. At the latter, your float will last 4-4.5 hours! Get there super early – capacity is usually reached by 8:30am.
GO ON A LABOR DAY BOAT TOUR
An excellent way to get acquainted with all the beauty Winter Park has to offer is by hopping on the Scenic Boat Tour this Labor Day. For decades this tour has taken locals and tourists around the Winter Park Chain of Lakes, by Kraft Azalea Gardens, Rollins College, and even past Mr. Roger's former home. After a relaxing brunch on Park Avenue, hop on the next tour and enjoy the ride, along with some great Winter Park history.
CATCH AN OUTDOOR LABOR DAY MOVIE
Pack snacks, blankets and chairs and head out for a romantic movie under the stars with minimal effort.
Silver Moon Drive In
Daily, 8:45pm & 10:40pm (times may vary – confirm on website)
Each screen plays a double feature daily, with the first movie starting at 8:45pm, and the second starting around 10:40pm. Tickets are only $8 and allow you to view both features, so bring a blanket, wine and some take out or snacks and cuddle up to your honey!
Leu Gardens Labor Day Movie Night – Top Gun Maverick
Friday, September 1, 8pm
Enjoy an outdoor movie with your favorite date. Pack a dinner picnic basket and seating, alcohol is permitted.
LABOR DAY WEEKEND IN ORLANDO EVENTS
First Friday Food Trucks
Friday, September 1, 5:30pm
Historic Downtown Clermont
Check out Clermont's monthly food truck extravaganza taking place the first Friday of every month. Stroll through Downtown Clermont this Labor Day Friday while the DJ plays, enjoying food from a variety of vendors.
Labor Day Weekend Celebration
Friday, Sept. 1 – Monday, Sept. 4, 2023
Promenade at Sunset Walk, Margaritaville Resort Orlando
Join the Promenade at Sunset Walk to celebrate the 4-day Labor Day Weekend, featuring live music, entertainment, bands, DJs, street performers, delicious food and much more!
Admission and parking are free
Official Pre-game Block Parties
Friday, September 1 – Sunday, September 3
Venues around downtown Orlando
Multiple days of Labor Day Weekend blog parties to celebrate the Camping World Kickoff game with LSU and FSU
10th Annual Great Irish Hooley Music Fest Rocks Labor Day Weekend
Friday, September 1 – Monday, September 4, 2023
Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant
Non-stop traditional Irish tunes, Celt grass, folk, and blues performed by top Irish bands slated to perform. When you hear the word “Hooley,” you know to expect a good time. It’s a Gaelic term for a lively party with music, entertainment and fun for everyone in the family.
Admission and parking are free
Labor Day Weekend Drive-Thru
Friday, Sept. 1st, pick-up between 11 AM – 6 PM
Southern Hill Farms
Advanced orders required, pick up some amazing fall flavored treats for Labor Day Weekend
Keegan Matthews Trio
Saturday, September 2, 7:30pm
Keegan Matthews (of Leisure Chief) is an Orlando, FL native who draws heavily from John Coltrane's approach to modal harmony, Weather Report's spontaneous attitude, and Vektroid's vaporwave textures.
Labor Day Weekend Show
Sunday, September 3, 7:30pm
SAK Comedy Club
See your favorite SAK stars hit the stage for an improv show suitable for all-ages. This show will be much like our signature “Duel of Fools” show with audience judges, and two teams competing against each other by making up songs, scenes and characters on the spot.
EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival
July 27, 2023 through November 18, 2023
Eat and drink your way through the park’s largest culinary fest on Labor Day!
Theme park admission and park reservation area required; food and beverage additional cost
Visit Orlando's Magical Dining
August 18 – October 1, 2023
Multiple participating local restaurants
Visit Orlando's Magical Dining Month is your chance to enjoy three-course, prix-fixe dinners at some of Orlando’s best restaurants for just $40 per person. Plus, through Visit Orlando, $1 from each meal served will benefit one or more deserving local charities.
$40/person prix-fixe menu at participating restaurants this Labor Day
Plus a new $60 per person option at select upscale restaurants
Craft Beer Festival
July 28 – September 4 (Fri, Sat, Sun only)
sample the more than 100 craft brews, wines, seltzers, and cocktails offered and enjoy over 15 perfectly paired dishes suited for any palette
Theme park admission required
Rock The Beach Tribute Series – Sounds of Seattle Tribute
Friday, September 1
Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach
Tributes to Nirvana featuring Nirvanna & Pearl Jam featuring Black Ledbetter PS – plan the perfect long weekend getaway to Daytona Beach with our tips.
Labor Day Bash Ft. DJ Icey, Stanton Warriors and DJ Magic Mike
Sunday, September 3, 7pm
House of Blues
Tickets start at $25
Weekends at the Winery
September 2 – 3, noon-4pm
Head to this Central Florida winery's expansive vineyard green Labor Day weekend for delicious food, live entertainment, complimentary wine tastings/tours, and Lakeridge wines by the glass at the outdoor bar.
Free Labor Day Admission to Harry P. Leu Gardens
Monday, September 4
Head to Audubon Park and take a leisurely stroll around this beautiful botanical garden, free of charge on Monday, September 6.
Chef Richard Blais will be in house at Four Flamingos for dinner service Friday through Sunday
An exclusive Labor Day Weekend Feast:
- 18oz Ancho Espresso Ribeye with guava glaze
- Sides: grilled smashed potatoes in crab fat butter, lobster and Tasso mac n cheese, charred asparagus and broccolini, cashew Caesar salad, medianoche bread rolls
- Dessert: choice of a Chocolate Sphere or Baked Florida for the table
$145, feeds 3-4 people (or two people who want leftovers!)
- Labor Day Weekend Country Music Festival, Friday – Monday at Jimmy Hula’s Port Orange
- Labor Day Extravaganza, Sunday and Monday at Captain Hiram’s in Sebastian
LABOR DAY WEEKEND ACTIVITY IDEAS
- Go zip lining
- Dine with a sunset view or spend time at one of Orlando's most beautiful places
- Visit a Farmer’s Market (Maitland, Winter Garden, Lake Eola, Winter Park)
- Watch the Disney fireworks
- Unwind at a rooftop bar
- Visit Bok Tower Gardens
- Go bioluminescent kayaking after sunset
- Cool off at Universal's Volcano Bay or Disney's Typhoon Lagoon
- Plan a mini-putt tournament at one of our best putt putt courses
- Have a lazy Labor Day afternoon at Wekiva Island
- Savor some hot dogs before summer goes away
- Rent bikes to leisurely explore the West Orange Trail
- Go on a private horseback trail ride for two
- Savor a lazy weekend brunch (you could also do brunch at the beach)
- Check out Wild Florida's drive-thru safari
- Plan a long weekend getaway
- Explore Historic Downtown Clermont
- Learn new skills during a mixology class
- Go kayaking – rent or bring your own
- Plan a camping or glamping trip
A new animal encounter is aiming to open on Labor Day Weekend, Cool Zoo on International Drive.
Planning a Labor Day weekend escape to Tampa? Check out our guide to spending Labor Day Weekend in Tampa Bay.