Labor Day Weekend calls for a day off to honor all those who work, but for many, it’s also a great time to have a one last fun under the sun before we bid goodbye to summer. It’s usually celebrated with picnics, barbecues, parades, and other events.
And we wouldn’t let you off our radar without some good bits on how you can have a safe family fun on labor day. So before you welcome the fall season, let’s pay proper tribute to the good old summer days.
Below is a list of safe and fun family activities that you can do during this long labor day weekend. Dig in!
A Trip to Tulsa Zoo
Located on an 85-acre land in Mohawk Park, Tulsa Zoo is a great way for the whole family to unwind while checking out adorable animals around the place and learning new things. Tulsa Zoo offers “edutainment” to all their visitors with various talks and demonstrations at many of its exhibits.
They also have a petting zoo for the little ones called the Children’s Zoo where the kids can get close to a variety of animals like kangaroos, otters and more.
Exhibits in the zoo also include species from different continents. So if you’re thinking of a family fun way to celebrate this September 4, go ahead to Tulsa zoo and see fascinating animals from around the world.
Stroll in the Park
Tulsa boosts a good stretch of outdoor trails and parks which are family-friendly. So bring the entire pack and take a stroll at Woodward Park and Gardens Historic District. You’ll enjoy watching all those pretty flowers, plants and even trees which brings you closer to mother earth.
Woodward Park is a home to more than 9,000 roses and several specialty gardens. It also includes a glass conservatory and a sunken garden as an attraction to its park goers. You’d never run out of natural beauty to feast on.
And by fall, you’d definitely miss those vibrant colors around the park. So grab this chance for a much-needed walk round the park
Get Creative at Purple Glaze Studio
Get creative and grab a paintbrush. Make this long weekend to get those creative wires working. If the outdoors are not your kind of thing, hop on Purple Glaze Studio and choose an item to paint. Then after a few days, you can have your own hand-painted ceramics as a souvenir for this holiday.
Don’t hold off whatever talent hiding behind those hands. Let loose and share a good laugh with your family as you put a stroke on each of those ceramics. You don’t need to be a pro just to have fun at what you’re doing.
Watch the Tulsa’s Great Raft Race
If those above are too conventional for you, then enjoy fun live action event with this classic Tulsa event happening on Labor Day. This single day event showcases hundreds of rafts, racers and spectators lined along the banks of Arkansas River.
You definitely don’t want to miss this Labor Day event while rooting for your chosen racer. Even if you’re not officially part of the race, you’d still have loads of fun watching those athletes racing to the finish line plus a cheerful crowd to liven up the day.
There’s also a Bud Light Boatyard at River West Festival Park where you can bring your own lawn chairs for that perfect spot on the green grass or enjoy the live local music, inflatable kids zone and some yard games for the whole family to enjoy.
Under The Sea Tour
What’s not to love with all those colorful and graceful sea creatures? If the whole family enjoyed watching Finding Nemo on the big screen, then make this Labor Day Weekend a great excuse to go visit the Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks, a suburb of Tulsa.
This 72,000 square-foot public aquarium has lots to offer to its visitors. You may check their calendar here for a fun-filled list of activities. But you may want to go their particularly on the 4th of September with its five feed shows scheduled for that day including a Shark Feed Show which is probably the highlight.
Watching a tamed cold-blooded shark right being fed is totally an exciting one, right?
Last Big Summer Splash
Say your warm goodbye to summer days with a big splash at Safari Joe’s Water park. Who doesn’t love a good dip in the pool before summer ends? I know, we’ll miss that summer vibes but fall isn’t that bad either. So why not make great end-of-summer memories. Those long snaky slides are definitely worth the try.
Safari Joe’s is offering back-to-school promos. Schedule your weekends there for a magical show which is free to all paid gate admission guests.Now get those swimming attires ready!
Henryetta Labor Day Celebration
Of course, your Labor Day weekend won’t be complete without a fabulous fireworks display in the sky at dusk. Take a drive to Henryetta and you’ll have loads of fun there as it is one of the largest Labor Day celebrations in the state. You’ll never run out of things to do there with its carnival, concerts, rodeo rides and a parade of floats, marching bands, and other family-friendly activities.
However you choose to spend your long Labor Day Weekend, nothing compares to spending and having fun with people who are dear to your heart. It’s the people who make an event a whole lot fun. If you want to spend those days on a staycation and catch more sleeping hours, then do it. Grilling on the patio after a long Zzzss is not bad at all . Have a safe and fun long weekend!