2012 Top 5: Labor Day Things To Do In San Antonio

Thank goodness for Labor Day, perfect timing to take a break during all of the back to school commotion! You deserve it San Antonio, you work hard and contribute to society and we thank you with this wonderful American Federal holiday!  Here are my top picks for you!

Head South to the Beach!!!: Lay out on the beach, let your kids make sandcastles, go fishing, eat some great seafood, shop the beach boutiques,  go surfing, escape the city and take in the sun! http://www.portaransas-texas.com/port-aransas-special-events.php

Sept. 1 RockPort: Aquafest Family festival includes children’s activities, games, movies and kayak races. Rockport Aquarium. www.rockportaquarium.com 361/729-2328

Sept 1-2—Corpus Christi: Art in the Park Visit the art gallery and artists’ studios, and enjoy live music, vendors and make-and-take projects for children. Merriman-Bobys Home in Heritage Park. www.creativeconnectionscc.org 361/883-2787 or 361/985-9466

Head North to Fredericksburg: Enjoy a cozy bed and breakfast lodging, stroll the unique boutiques, stomp some grapes at a winery, let the kids play at Marktplatz Playground, hike Enchanted Rock with the family, try a German restaurant The Auslander, Altdorf Restaurant & Biergarten, or Friedhelm’s Bavarian Inn. http://www.visitfredericksburgtx.com/

Sep 1-2 Grape Stomp at Chisholm Trail Winery

Aug.31-Sept 2 Vereins Quilt Guild of Fredericksburg Biennial Quilt Show

Festival People En Espanol: A festival hosted by People Magazine in Espanol celebrating the pride and passion of the Hispanic community by  presenting celebrity appearance at the Convention Center and live performances at the Alamodome. Artist include Luisa Miguel, Daddy Yankee, Prince Royce, Tito El Bambino and more.

Sept.1-2 for details visit http://www.peopleenespanol.com/festival

Labor Fest: A 2 day event with smooth jazz sounds, blues, R&B and soul music by the O’Jays, S.O.S. Band and Con Funk Shun. www.laborfestsa.com

Sept. 1 12-11pm Sept. 2 2-10pm Sunken Garden 3875 St. Mary’s St

Margarita Meltdown: You the public get to taste Margarita’s from local restaurants and bars and enjoy the fun competition between these favorites spots. Part of the proceeds will benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. http://sanantonio.publicbeat.com/la-villita/margarita-meltdown/

Sept.2 6-10:30pm at La Villita

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