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Many people spend Labor Day Weekend boating on the lake or jetting out of town for vacation, but not all of us have such luxuries. Luckily, Dallas and the surrounding cities are offering several fun activities that will make your holiday stay-cation memorable.

Here are some of the top events to check out if you'll be in the area.

Visit a Local Market and Plan a Big Family Meal 

Pumpkin Spice Lattes and fall-themed decor might be back on the market, but summer isn't over quite yet. The local farmers markets haven't closed down, so use these last few weeks of summer to purchase some fresh food. Head out in the morning to grab a bunch of locally-grown ingredients, then invite friends and family over to cook a big meal. The trip to the market is fun, but it's even more enjoyable when it leads to a homecooked meal shared with loved ones. 

Need some suggestions for markets? McKinney, Coppell, Dallas, and Frisco all have great options. Do some research to find out which ones are open over the weekend near you. 

Snap Photos With Life-Size Dinos at the Heard Natural Science Museum 

After a long break, the Dinosaurs Live! exhibit at the Heard Museum finally reopens on September 1. Check out the 46-foot T-Rex and nine other life-size animatronic dinosaurs. They're located along a pathway, so you can bring the whole family and spend an afternoon strolling through nature. Kids will also get a kick out of the animal exhibits, fossils, and indoor attractions. Grab your tickets online today. 

Listen to the Haunting Songs from Jurassic Park, Performed by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra 

Speaking of dinos, the Dallas Symphony is bringing the original motion picture soundtrack from Jurassic Park to life at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. Listen to John Williams' iconic score and watch an HD adventure in honor of the film's 25th anniversary. The show opens on August 21 and continues until the night of August 2, so don't wait to book your seats

See The Winter's Tale by the Dallas Theater Center 

From August 31 to September 2, the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre will play host to a Shakespearean show full of professional actors and impressive sets. Take the family to enjoy Shakespeare's classic tale of joy, drama, and comedy. There are multiple showtimes, so visit the show's website to find the one that works best for your weekend. 

Watch Old '80s Movies at Pix in the Plaza 

On Sunday night, Alamo Drafthouse North Texas and the Toyota Music Factory will present Back to the Future on an inflatable outdoor movie screen in Las Colinas. The entire family is welcome and can enjoy treats like bounce houses, themed beverages, music, games, and desserts. Embrace a little '80s nostalgia while enjoying a rare Sunday night when you don't have to get up for work or school the next morning. 

How are you spending Labor Day Weekend? Let us know in the comments! 

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