27 Labor Day events in the Tampa Bay area

We found parties, pig roasts and car shows to celebrate Labor Day locally.
Beachgoers enjoy Labor Day along the shores at Pass-a-Grille in St. Pete Beach.
Beachgoers enjoy Labor Day along the shores at Pass-a-Grille in St. Pete Beach. [ ANGELICA EDWARDS | Times ]
Published Aug. 31

Labor Day is an American and Canadian holiday held to honor the workforce. Here are more than two dozen ways to celebrate. Labor Day is Monday, Sept. 4.

Labor Day Jeep and Bronco Round Up: Join Jeepin’ 4 Justice to run your Jeep or Bronco through trails during a weekend with camping, obstacles, sand, mud, music, vendors and food trucks. $20-$225. Noon-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday (Sept. 1-3). The Concourse, 11919 Alric Pottberg Road, Shady Hills. 727-233-2968.

Labor Day Weekend at Shephard’s: The beach resort honors workers with a weekend of music featuring Cutty Jones (3-7 p.m.) and Mixed Signal (8 p.m.-midnight) on Friday (Sept. 1); Impulse (2-6 p.m.), Sugar Vibe (8-10 p.m.) and JT (11 p.m.-1 a.m.) on Saturday (Sept. 2); Tyson Marshall (2-6 p.m.), Welcome to Destruction (7-9 p.m.) and U.S. Stones (10 p.m.-midnight) on Sunday (Sept. 3); and Dog City (3-7 p.m.) and Side Effects (8 p.m.-midnight) on Sept. 4. Cover charge varies. 3 p.m.-midnight. Friday (Sept. 1), 2 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 2), 2 p.m.-midnight Sunday (Sept. 3), 3 p.m.-midnight Sept. 4. Shephard’s Beach Resort, 619 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater. 727-442-5107.

Quinn Adams of Bradenton shovels up sand along the shore of Pass-a-Grille beach during Labor Day in 2022.
Quinn Adams of Bradenton shovels up sand along the shore of Pass-a-Grille beach during Labor Day in 2022. [ ANGELICA EDWARDS | Times ]

Labor Day Boys Night Out: Cut loose at this party with dancing to music by DJ Theresa. Construction or brick layer attire recommended. No cover. 9:30 p.m.-3 a.m. Friday (Sept. 1). Quench Lounge, 13284 66th St. N, Largo. 727-754-5900.

Labor Day Weekend Pink and White Party: Dress to impress in all pink, all white or a combination of the two for this party with food and drink specials and music by DJs Genesis and Don Pablo. No cover. 10 p.m.-3 a.m. Friday (Sept. 1). Bar 23fifty, 2350 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor. 727-785-5126.

Labor Day Pizza Run: Lace up for this stroller- and family-friendly 5K run along the Pinellas Trail. Finishers get a pizza slice medal. $45. 9 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 2). Wings Etc., 3419 Alt. U.S. 19, Palm Harbor. 727-226-7223.

Boats and Hoes Labor Day Bash: Bring your boat and plenty of sunscreen to this three-day floating party with a DJ. Starts at 10 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 2) on the east side of Shell Key. Moves to Egmont Key at 1 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 3), and to Passage Key at 1 p.m. Sept. 4. Free. 10 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 2), 1 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 3) and Sept. 4. Shell Key, offshore south of Pass-a-Grille.

Labor Day Classic Barbox Battle: An amateur 9-ball tournament with $1,000 added. Calling the 9-ball is required. $75 entry, $10 admission. 10 a.m. Saturday-Sunday (Sept. 2-3). Capone’s Billiard Lounge, 10463 County Line Road, Spring Hill. 352-688-9965.

Grilling and Rockin’: Labor Day Celebration: Enjoy a free cookout with music by the Dirty White Boys. Free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 2). Harley-Davidson of New Port Richey, 5817 State Road 54. 727-758-2848.

Labor Day Weekend Sand Bar Party: You’ll need water transportation to join the John’s Pass Day Drinkers for this three-day party on a sand bar off John’s Pass. Free. Noon-5 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 2)-Sept. 4. John’s Pass Village, 12902 Village Blvd., Madeira Beach.

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Haya Swim Club Labor Day Weekend: Swim Club features live entertainment,food and beverage offerings at Haya’s pool and more. Locals, tourists and nonhotel guests can access Swim Club by reserving their space online at Day passes include towel service, first-come, first-served lounge chairs and poolside service with food and beverages available for purchase. $20 and up, resort guests free. 1-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday (Sept. 2-3). Hotel Haya, 1412 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. 813-568-1200.

We Come to Laugh: Labor Day: The Labor Day comedy double header features performances by J Anthony Brown and Barbara Carlyle/Bet. $40-$50. 7-10 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 2). Friday Morning Musicale, 809 W Horatio St., Tampa. 813-251-1990.

Labor Day at Redneck: Take a boat ride to Redneck Island for a party in the water. No cover. Noon Sunday (Sept. 3). Signal Cove Association Clubhouse, 13139 Tiller Drive, Hudson. 727-869-1891.

Labor Day “Bloc” Party: “Fly” attire is required for this party with food, drinks, games, bounce houses, water slides, a raffle and scrimmage kickball games. The entire day will be videotaped to be used in the music video for “Hood Baby.” No cover. Noon-5:30 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 3). Rowlett Park, 2401 E Yukon St., Tampa. 813-274-8184.

Labor Day Food Truck Festival: Indulge in a variety of cuisines as mobile kitchens and vendors gather in the courtyard. $10, 14 and younger free. Noon-6 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 3). Cuban Club, 2010 N Avenida Republica de Cuba, Tampa. 813-248-2954.

Pre-Labor Day Car Show: Twisted Outlaws presents this car show and car audio competition with vendors and raffles. No cover. Noon-6 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 3). The Stockyard, 1910 U.S. 19 N, Holiday. 727-939-9494.

Gulfport Labor Day Party: Enjoy an afternoon of dancing to music by the Black Honkeys Band. No cover. 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 3). Hurricane Eddie’s, 5413 Shore Blvd., Gulfport. 727-592-4983.

Labor Day Party with the Eagles: Nonmembers are encouraged to attend this party with singing, dancing, music by 7th Isle and food available for purchase. No cover. 5-9 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 3). Hudson Eagles 3997, 6840 Beach Blvd. 727-868-3997.

Labor Day Blacklight Ball: Honey Pot throws the giant annual glow party with two floors of dancing, thousands of LED lights, glowing decor, a laser show and blacklight dancers. $8. 9 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 3). The Castle, 2004 N 16th St., Tampa. 813-247-7547.

Still Outside Sundayz Labor Day Party: Wootie from the TUBI TV series “Hoochie Daddies” hosts this party with $5 well drinks, $5 lemon drops, $5 green tea shots and music by DJ Hitta 813. $10-$15. 10 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 3). Legacy Lounge, 3607 N Nebraska Ave., Tampa.

Labor Day Circle of Heroes/Veterans Reef Dive: Take a dive trip to the underwater military memorial 10 miles west of Clearwater at Veterans Reef, where there are 13 life-sized statues 40 feet beneath the surface. The dive includes refreshments and snacks. $129.95. 6 a.m. and noon Sept. 4. Narcosis Scuba Center, 528 E Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs. 727-934-3483.

Labor Day End of Summer Pig Out Skate: End the summer with skating and all-you-can-eat hot dogs (noon-12:30 p.m.), pizza (2-2:30 p.m.) and ice cream (4-4:30 p.m.). $8. Noon-5 p.m. Sept. 4. Astro Skate Pinellas Park, 10001 66th St. N, Pinellas Park. 727-546-0018. Also taking place at Astro Skate in Tarpon Springs and Brandon.

Salty Shamrock Labor Day: Salty Shamrock celebrates Labor Day with music by Shianne Marshall. No cover. 2-6 p.m. Sept. 4. Salty Shamrock, 6186 U.S. 41, Apollo Beach. 813-938-5282.

Labor Day Pig Roast: Enjoy live music and drink specials as you feast on a whole pig with sides. No cover (food/drink additional). 3-8 p.m. Sept. 4. Talking Pint Bar and Bistro, 13418 Boyette Road, Riverview. 813-315-9889.

Labor Day Beat Down: Live performances by The Beatdown Band, Trumaine Lamar and Casandra, along with a bit of poetry. $10-$20. 4-9 p.m. Sept. 4. Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. 813-241-8600.

Labor Day Beach Cleanup: Watch the sun set as you pick up trash from the beach. Free. 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 4. Treasure Island Municipal Beach, 11260 Gulf Blvd. 727-360-3278.

Labor Day Rock Out: Celebrate Labor Day with a rock music marathon featuring Somebody’s Villain, State of Illusion, The Henleys and Murder the Crow. $8-$10. 7-11 p.m. Sept. 4. The Brass Mug, 1450 Skipper Road, Tampa. 813-972-8152.

Labor Day Prayer Vigil: Gather with members of Resurrection House Mission to explore how you can help the community. Free. 8:30 p.m. Sept. 4. Angus Lamb Park, 14200 Ninth St., Dade City.