WHAT TO DO: Labor Day Weekend weather and events in The Woodlands

By: Sean K. Thompson
| Published 09/01/2023


THE WOODLANDS, TX – The weather looks like it will more or less play nice for the three-day holiday weekend that comes along for most for Labor Day. True, there will be sweltering heat and humidity during the day, and the weekend might actually end up with some thunder rumblings, but there are some awesome indoor and outdoor events throughout The Woodlands that will keep you occupied and entertained.

A handy guide on what to do for the long holiday weekend

Today, the plummeting humidity means that our afternoon high and the heat index will be identical, hanging at 99 degrees. A few clouds will dot the skies in the afternoon, but not enough to blot out the sun. Some moderate breezes throughout the day might entice you to hit the road with the top down. Assuming, of course, you drive a convertible. All in all, very pleasurable weather whether you’re headed out of town or staying local.

You can enjoy the best of both worlds – getting out of the house for the weekend without leaving the zip code – through some specials some of our local hotels are offering. If you’re interested in a holiday experience more tailored for adults, The Westin at The Woodlands will be offering Resort Day Passes with cabanas with bottle service. Additionally, guests have the ability to make a reservation at the front desk through Open Table for Sorriso while checking in, and will receive a complimentary amuse bouche and a little cocktail sample from Como. Or, over at The Woodlands Resort, patrons can enjoy activities all weekend long, starting with Frozen Friday at Cool Water Bar & Grill, arts and crafts, karaoke, a bubble foam party, turtle feeding, and live music at Back Table Kitchen & Bar; then cap each night off all weekend with dive-in Movie Nights.

If you opt to stay home tonight, why not tune into Woodlands Online as we livestream the Willis vs. Temple showdown at Yates Stadium from the comfort of your sofa, or come visit us at the stadium.

Overnight tonight, the steadily rising dew point and a general upward trend of humidity will give us a slightly warmer and stickier Saturday. Once again, the high will stay at 99, but this time the heat index will be a couple of degrees warmer at 101. In the midafternoon, some clouds will move in, maybe even bringing a little precipitation with them, and the resulting relative coolness will be helped by some breezes reaching 10 mph. If you’re local or visiting, take advantage of the gorgeous shelter of Dosey Doe - The Big Barn as it hosts a dinner / comedy night with Heather Land. We’ll have to deal with slightly warmer overnight temperatures, sticking in the mid 70s to hopefully give your AC a break.

On Sunday, we’ll spend the morning under mostly sunny skies as the temperatures rapidly head up but stop at around 97 – the coolest day of the weekend so far but ironically made to feel the warmest with a heat index of 104. The lunchtime high will start a decent cooling period shortly thereafter, aided by some grey clouds shuffling in and bringing in a 25 percent chance of rain with it through the evening. This shift in the weather should give you a heads u p that, sooner or later, fall will be here, and now’s the perfect time to pick out some new indoor / outdoor furniture from Donna’s Home Furnishings. Meanwhile, the rain won’t do much to make us feel cooler, as the overnight lows will stay in the 80s until just before Monday sunrise. Of course, the annual Labor Day Celebration is happening at Town Green Park, but be aware that the fireworks have been canceled due to the lack of rains.

On Labor Day Monday, it’s a figurative polar ice front as the temperatures crawl up to only 97 under increasingly cloudy skies and winds with gusts in excess of 10 mph. Then during the afternoon hours will come some thunderstorms; unfortunately, the accompanying humidity will make it feel like 104 or so, so it’s not exactly an opportunity to go singin’ in the rain. If you've been wanting to get away for a bit without grabbing a hotel room or piling in to the car for a road trip, then this is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the penultimate day of Houston Restaurant Weeks. More than two dozen Woodlands-area restaurants are taking part in this delicious annual affair the feeds your body as it feeds your soul by having proceeds benefit the Houston Food Bank. Meanwhile, the chances of rain will hang around as the long weekend draws to a close and we gird our loins to return to work and school on Tuesday.

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