Things To Do Around DFW: Labor Day Weekend Sep 3-7, 2020

By NewsRadio 1080 KRLD
Find out where you can find some great things to do around DFW for the Labor Day holiday weekend, September 3-7, 2020
DFW Restaurant Week
It’s time to enjoy some of the top restaurants in Dallas, get a great deal on their best fare, and also benefit incredible causes. DFW Restaurant Week, presented by Your Metroplex Cadillac Dealers is returning for its 23rd year! There are both dine-in and take-out options. It’s so important that we support the hard-hit restaurant community during this tough time, and this is a terrific way to do it. Get three-course, prix fixe dinners for either $39 or $49, and two-course lunches for just $19. Plus diners can get a FREE additional course with a Fed Ex Office, DFW Restaurant Week Fourth Course Certificate. 10% of each meal will be donated to either the North Texas Food Bank or Lena Pope.
Where: Dozens of locations across DFW
When: Through September 27th
Cost: Lunch - $19, Dinner - $39 or $49
Billy Bob’s Concerts
Concerts are finally back at Billy Bob’s in Fort Worth. This weekend there are a full slate of performances. On Friday and Saturday night, Randy Rogers Band takes the stage for the first time since the pandemic set in. And on Sunday, dive into the Cannonball Run Blues Fest, starting at 2p.m. The Festival will feature Danielle Nicole, Mike Zito, Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat, Dirty Pool, Buddy Whittington, Ally Venable, Jack Barksdale, and more! Billy Bob’s reminds you to arrive early, as COVID-19 protocols mean it will take longer than normal to get into the venue.
Where: 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth
When: Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.
Cost: $15 - $65
College Football: North Texas vs. Houston Baptist
Only 76 FBS programs and 15 FCS programs are playing college football this fall. So we should feel fortunate that we’ll have college ball in our backyards starting this weekend. The North Texas Mean Green try to open up a bounce-back season with a win when they bring in the Houston Baptist Huskies. A pair of local products Austin Aune (Argyle), and Jason Bean (Mansfield) are still battling it out at the quarterback spot for the Mean Green, who are trying to replace all-time leading passer Mason Fine. Only 25% capacity is allowed in the general seating. So, if you’re lucky enough to have a ticket, you should have plenty of room to spread out.
Where: Apogee Stadium, 1251 S. Bonnie Brae, Denton
When: Saturday, September 5, 6:30 p.m.
Fletcher’s Pop-Up: Victory Park
With the State Fair of Texas cancelled this year, Fletcher’s is upping its pop-up game. On Saturday, Fletcher’s will have a public pop-up at Victory Park, outside the American Airlines Center. Not only will Fletcher’s have their famous corny dogs, but also curly fries and funnel cakes. AND the Carter BloodCare bus will be there hosting a blood drive!
Where: Victory Park, 3030 Olive Street, Dallas
When: Saturday, September 5, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Cost: Varies (Credit Card ONLY - no cash accepted)
Fletcher’s Pop-Up: Squire Shop
Fletcher’s will also be at Squire Shop in Fort Worth on Thursday evening!
Where: Squire Shop, 4516 Hartwood, Fort Worth
When: Thursday, September 3, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Cost: Varies (Credit Card ONLY - no cash accepted)
Texas High School Football
After a great first week, high school football is back this Thursday and Friday. For now, only smaller schools (4A and lower) can begin their seasons. So these small towns have the spotlight for the first few weeks. Some of the top games in the area include: Sunnyvale at Melissa, Benbrook at Ferris, Lindale at Midlothian Heritage, Pilot Point at Fort Worth Castleberry, Lake Worth at Sanger, and Aubrey at Whitesboro.
Where: Just Look for the Lights
When: Friday Night
Cost: Pocketchange
Last Ditch Drive-In Concert Series: Clinton Wayne Sturgeon and Running Haggard
The pandemic has been extremely tough of the brewery business. Armadillo Brewing Company is getting creative with their concert series. They’re calling it a last ditch effort to stay in business while waiting to get the go ahead that it’s safe to reopen. So this concert with Clinton Wayne Sturgeon and Running Haggard is being held drive-in style. There will be food (from Boca 31) and drinks for purchase. You’ll also need to purchase a spot to park your vehicle. No alcoholic beverages are allowed inside of vehicles. But you can sit in your lawn chair and enjoy yourself.
Where: Armadillo Ale Works, 221 Bell Ave, Denton
When: Saturday, September 5. Lot opens at 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. showtime
Cost: $10 - $60
Pet Illustrations in the Park at Klyde Warren Park
If you’ve got the cutest pet in the world (and who doesn’t believe they’ve got the cutest pet in the world), head to Klyde Warren Park on Saturday or Sunday evening to get a caricature of your furry best friend. Local artist and pet lover, Mary Gonsiorek, imagines fun custom portraits. Mary will be at My Best Friend’s Park offering drawings of your favorite four-legged family members.
Where: Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas
When: Saturday, September 5 and Sunday, September 6 from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Cost: Varies
Reunion Tower: Inks and Succulents with ColorHype
Come decorate your own succulent planter with ColorHype on the GeO-Deck at Reunion Tower on Monday, September 7 beginning at 7:00 p.m. You’ll experiment with the fun and vibrant alcohol inks above the city with 360 degree views. Take a walk out on the observation deck for the perfect selfie with downtown as the backdrop!
Where: 300 Reunion Blvd, Dallas
When: Monday, September 7, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Cost: $53 - $60
Rooftop Cinema: Drive In at the Central
Remember when the “Leaning Tower of Dallas” was a thing for a couple weeks? Oh, how we wish for those simpler times. Well, on that site at the northeast corner of Central Expressway and Haskell, the Rooftop Cinema Club is setting up a drive-in theater. Movies will be projected onto a 52-foot screen. The skyline of Downtown Dallas will serve as a backdrop. Audio will be broadcast through the FM radio in your car. You can bring your own food, or purchase eats on site. There are also restrooms on site. There are plenty of flicks to choose from. Catch The Greatest Showman, The Lion King, Friday, Jurassic Park, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Sand Lot, and The Parent Trap this weekend.
Where: 2999 N Carroll Ave, Dallas, TX 75204
When: Daily through September 20.
Cost: $22 - $35 / car
The Stockyards Championship Rodeo
Grab your boots and Cowboy hat! This rodeo is back! The alive and kicking rodeo is every Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m. (’s “Free Kid Friday” an adult ticket and get a kid’s ticket free!) It's in the Cowtown Coliseum. Rodeo organizers say you can feel safe as you watch the live rodeo action because they are enforcing social distancing and everyone has to wear a facial covering. Giddy up! 
Where: Cowtown Coliseum, 121 E. Exchange Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76164
When: Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.
Cost: Adults: $27, Children: $15
Wide Open Improv: Improv in the Park(ing) Lot!
Drop in to this weekly in-person, socially distanced, improv class. It’s all in the parking lot outside Stomping Ground Comedy Theater. The course, taught by Greg Mihalik, will focus on:
-Connecting & playing from a distance
-Spontaneity, justifications, characters, emotions
-Creating *new* formats for socially distanced improv
-Using the architecture & environment of outdoor improv
-Incorporating social distancing into rehearsals and performances
Masks are required and please register ahead of time.
Where: 1350 Manufacturing Street, #109, Dallas
When: Sunday, September 6, 7 p.m.
Cost: $15

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