Hopefully you will depart tomorrow on a glorious Labor Day weekend getaway. If you’re like my family, you’ll be enjoying a good old fashion “staycation.” I’ve been perusing the web, harassing on Twitter and asking around to find out what’s going on this weekend in Orlando. Apparently, we won’t be bored! Here are just a few ideas for family fun this weekend.
The NKF Pro Am Surf Festival
This festival taking place at Cocoa Beach Sept. 3-7, attracts amateur and professional competitors from various corners of the world. Be one of the cool spectators relaxing on the beach or participate in activities that include demonstrations, giveaways and music. Visit the website for details and a schedule of events.
Lego Store at Downtown Disney
Specifically for Labor Day weekend, the store is offering their mini build kits. Kids can come from 5 to 7 p.m. and build a complimentary “back to school” Lego set that they can take home! Visitors can take advantage of all the picture spots around the store, including a Lego family, a huge sea serpent and a robot. For $3, visitors can get a personalized Lego block with write and a logo on it in their favorite color.
At the Lego Store, kids can always enjoy the outdoor play area where you can build your own lego model for free. (These blocks have to stay at the store when you are through.) There’s also a race track where kids can build cars and race them against each other… also free of charge. The mini playground is super fun for the kiddos too.
Don’t forget to bring a photo of your best Lego design. You can enter to win the $5,000 best Lego design contest.
Gatorland $9.99 for Florida Residents
Spend a day with the gators this Labor Day! Gatorland is re-introducing its $9.99 admission price for Florida residents — adults and children. If you can’t get there this weekend, the deal is good through the end of September. Don’t miss out on the white alligators, who will only be living at the facility till October.
You’ll be hungry after all this fun! Are you a fan of Chick-Fil-A? Wear your team jersey to any Chick-Fil-A on Monday, Labor Day, and get a free classic sandwich. Good stuff.
Have a great holiday weekend! If you have additional holiday weekend ideas, please comment on this post.