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12 Awesome Things to Do Labor Day Weekend with Kids in Orlando – events and free fun

School just started, summer is ending, and fall is practically here. Before Orlando families dive into fall events around town, it’s time to bid summer a fond farewell. Make the most of the three day weekend with these fun things to do with kids on Labor Day Weekend in Orlando.

We’re sharing the best Labor Day Weekend events and creative ideas for things to do with your kids, especially with an extra day off.

We’ve got plenty of more things to do with kids in Orlando any time of year and if money is tight, there are many free activities and places to visit.

Labor Day Weekend Things to Do with Kids

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.
FREE admission.

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

River Street Sweets at Sunset Walk Orlando storefront
River Street Sweets at Sunset Walk Orlando image by Dani Meyering

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

Disney on Ice
Friday, September 1 – 7:30pm
Saturday, September 2 – 11am, 3pm, and 7pm
Sunday, September 3 – 1pm & 5pm
** Doors open one hour prior to show time.
Amway Center
Chart a course through the night sky to Disney On Ice — where every story starts with a wish! Take a magical journey with Mickey, Minnie, and friends through the timeless stories of Cinderella, Aladdin, Toy Story, and Cars, and today’s favorites including Encanto, Frozen 2, and Moana. Experience the on-ice debut of Raya from Raya and the Last Dragon and create enchanted memories with Tiana, Rapunzel, and the Disney Princesses.
** Any child who has reached their 2nd birthday needs a ticket.

Disney on Ice Orlando Labor Day Weekend

Save 20% off on select seats when you use code 23MOMD online at www.DisneyOnIce.com.

Offer valid on select price levels and performances.
Offer valid only on the following performances: Friday, September 1 at 7:30pm, Saturday, September 2 at 7pm and Sunday, September 3 at 5pm. No double discounts. Service charges, handling and facility fees may apply. Offer expires 8/31/23

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

Related: Our Favorite Fall Events for Kids in Orlando

End of Season Luau
Friday, September 1, 5 – 8 p.m.
Westmonte Recreation Center, Altamonte Springs
Put on your best grass skirt and join us for a luau, complete with flower leis, hula dancing, and beach balls, to celebrate the end of the summer season.
Admission is included with membership or $5 per person, per visit. Children ages 3 and under are free.

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

Taverna Opa Kid Friendly Magical Dining Restaurants image by Dani Meyering

Discover the best kid-friendly restaurants with Magical Dining

Weekends at the Winery
September 2 – 3, noon-4pm
Lakeridge Winery
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 admission

Free Labor Day Admission to Harry P. Leu Gardens
Monday, September 4
Leu Gardens
Take a leisurely stroll around this beautiful botanical garden, free of charge on Monday, September 6.
FREE Admission

Leu Gardens Orlando with Kids image by Dani Meyering

End of Summer Pig Out Skate
Monday, September 4, 12pm – 4pm
Astro Skate Orlando
All you can eat hot dogs, pizza, and ice cream (hot dogs 12pm – 2:30pm, pizza 2-2:30pm, ice cream 4pm – 4:30pm)
$8 skate rental

More Orlando Labor Day Weekend Ideas

This special weekend is kind of unique. Many of us parents have one foot remaining in summer and the other foot is already in fall. Here are some fun ways to spend Labor Day Weekend, no matter what kind of mood you’re in.

The temperatures are still up so head to these playgrounds with shade or keep that swim gear ready for splash pads in Orlando. There are also plenty of Seminole County splash pads.

Splash Pad at Fort Mellon Park Sanford Florida Dani Meyering

And in case it rains on Labor Day Weekend then head to these indoor places for kids.

Lastly, if you want to go a little wild with the kids then visit some of these animal experiences and zoos in Orlando. And kids get in free starting September 1, 2023! During the whole month of September, kids 11 years of age and younger receive FREE Zoo admission when accompanied by a paying adult who is a Florida resident.

a young boy looks at Kangaroos at Brevard Zoo
Kangaroos at Brevard Zoo image by Dani Meyering

Have a great Labor Day Weekend! You can connect with us and other parents on FacebookInstagram, and Pinterest.

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Dani Meyering
Born and raised in the land of sunshine and dreams come true, Dani is a proud Orlando native. She loves sharing her hometown with others from the theme parks to Florida's natural beauty. With over 15 years of experience, Dani is thrilled to serve as our Managing Editor at Orlando Date Night Guide, Orlando Parenting, as well as Tampa Bay Date Night Guide.