11 Orlando-area events to fill your Labor Day weekend


Instead of obligatorily accepting another invitation to your neighbor's labor day bar-b-q and risking another sight of a speedo-clad "grill master", be sure to fill your social calendar with these Labor Day talks of the town:

Gulf Coast Jam Celebrate your Labor Day with your toes in the sand and your ears tuned into Blake Shelton and Dierks Bentley. When: Aug. 29-31 Where: Frank Brown Park, 16200 Panama Beach Pkwy

VetFest USA Support our vets while you feast on the food trucks and enjoy the live entertainment VestFest vouches. When: Aug. 30-31 Where: Downtown Orlando: Church Street and Garland Ave.

Pulse Labor Day party featuring Frankie Negron live in concert Forget the chips as Frankie Negron's smooth salsa sounds give your Labor Day the latin flavor boost it needed. When: 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 Where: Pulse, 1912 S. Orange Ave.

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Instagram: fijimiami BRT Weekend launch party Vibe to the sounds of Black Chiney, DJ GhostRider, DJ JonJot and many more as you cruise through this music festival. When: 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 Where: Central Florida Fairgrounds, 4603 W. Colonial Drive   All White Day Party  Outfit yourself in white and get the weekend rolling with Joey Digital, Tramaine Gaines, and The Architects!
When: 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30
Where: Ember, 42 W. Central Blvd.   BASE Camp Be a Hero 5k Help kids Hulk smash cancer at this super hero themed 5k! When: 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 Where: UCF's Knights Plaza, 4000 Central Florida Blvd.   Parliament House Annual Labor Day Party Get in on the annual pig roast and then prepare yourself to dance off all the calories as DJ Brianna spins the night away. When: 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31 Where: Parliament House Resort, 410 N. Orange Blossom Trail
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Hang ten! 19 awesome shots from last year’s NKF Rich Salick Pro-Am Surf Festival 2014 Rich Salick Surf Festival Ride the waves of charity for the National Kidney Foundation, just promise not to pee in the water. When: Monday, Sept. 1 Where: Cocoa Beach Pier, 4o1 Meade Ave.  
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Cold-blooded Weekend Beat the heat this weekend with these cold blooded creatures and snap a croc or two before they snap you! When: Saturday, Aug. 30 Where: Brevard Zoo, 8225 N. Wickham Road

Labor Day Block Party Have a ball at this Labor Day block party where you will become a human bowling pin! When: 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31 Where: Wall St. Plaza

End of Summer Tributefest in Daytona Enjoy these throwback tribute bands as you throw back some drinks on the beach! When: 7-11:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31 Where: Downtown Daytona Beach

Labor Day Protest at Seaworld Make a splash with other protesters who give a flipper about the whales! When:  10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 1 Where: Seaworld, 7007 Seaworld Drive

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