It feels like summer just started, but according to the calendar, Labor Day weekend is just around the corner. Time certainly does fly! This weekend offers the chance to celebrate the sunny season before fall arrives.
While it might be tempting to catch up on some extra z’s over your three day break from work, it would be a shame to miss out on all of the fun and festive activities taking place around Lincoln. Instead, we suggest giving summer a proper send off by attending one of these local events.
Things To Do in Lincoln Over Labor Day Weekend:
Ween at the Pinewood Bowl Theater | Visit the Lincoln Children’s Zoo | First Family Friday Night at the Lincoln Children’s Museum | Participate in the Husker Football Season Kickoff | The Ameritas Players Challenge | Shop at the Historic Haymarket Farmers’ Market | Take a Trip
See Ween at the Pinewood Bowl Theater
September 1, 7 pm
The Pinewood Bowl Theater is an open-air venue that features plays, concerts and performances during the summer months. Labor Day Weekend marks one of the last summer events at this venue, and will welcome alternative rock band, Ween, to perform.
Visit the Lincoln Children’s Zoo
Photo courtesy of the The Lincoln Children’s Zoo
The Lincoln Children’s Zoo welcomes thousands of visitors from all over the state to interact with nature and animals from all over the world. This family-friendly destination will be open all three days over Labor Day weekend, so come surround yourself with scenic gardens and peruse the exhibits with your loved ones.
Stop by First Family Friday Night at the Lincoln Children’s Museum
September 1, Until 7:30 pm
The Lincoln Children’s Museum is filled with educational activities and exhibits that are fun for kids of all ages — even adults can participate in the festivities! If you’re a working parent and can’t make it during the week, stop by for First Family Friday Night. The museum will be open until 7:30 pm, so you and the whole family will have the opportunity to see the sights. Afterward, grab pizza with the crew at one of these Omaha hot spots.
Participate in the Husker Football Season Kickoff
September 2, 7 pm
Photo courtesy of the Huskers
‘Tis the season for tailgating! Husker football season will kick off on Saturday with a game against Arkansas State at Memorial Stadium. Buy your tickets here to root for your favorite team in person! Whether you’re at the stadium, at home with family, or with your friends at a local sports bar, be sure to don your red and white and give the Huskers the season kick off celebration they deserve.
Cheer on UNL Volleyball at the Ameritas Players Challenge
September 1-2, Times TBD
Fall sports are in full swing! If you are not already tuning into the Huskers opening weekend game, you can cheer on the University of Nebraska volleyball team as they face off against ORU, St. Mary’s, and UMBC at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. Check online for the most current schedule.
Shop at the Historic Haymarket Farmers’ Market
September 2, 8 am-noon
The end of summer means that farmers’ market season is quickly coming to a close — but there is still time to enjoy it. Stop by the Haymarket Farmers’ Market to stock up on baked goods, fresh produce, colorful flowers, and innovative arts and crafts from local vendors.
Take a Trip Before Summer Officially Ends
Summer isn’t over until you’ve gone on a road trip! Take advantage of the long weekend and venture to somewhere outside of the city. We created itineraries for the best road trip destinations near Lincoln to make planning a bit easier. All you have to do is pack your bag and hit the road.
Have a Wonderful Weekend!
What will you be doing over the holiday? Make sure to let us know in the comments below!