Students are back in school and everyone is back into the swing of the work week - ugh, right?!  Luckily, Labor Day is around the corner! Observance of this holiday typically involves a day off for parades, barbecues, and a favorite of many, shopping. In the Tampa Bay area, our local malls are open and lucky for us they are in full deep discount mode! Labor Day shopping in Tampa Bay can mean significant savings giving you an opportunity to jump start that holiday gift list.

You will find these malls open Labor Day in Tampa Bay.

International Plaza and Bay Street is open during regular business hours from 10 am to 9 pm. Department stores such as Nordstrom, Dillard's, and Neiman Marcus are open to the public as are the 200+ specialty shops at International Plaza. Dining options available at Bay Street include Bar Louie with an extensive menu of drinks and tavern food.  Capital Grille is open and offering an exceptional dining experience.  Doc B's Fresh Kitchen is the place to hit up for their fresh casual fare. And the new Frankie's Lobstah Trap, a raw bar and grill, will serve delicious seafood options including a traditional “Lobstah” Roll"!

Westshore Plaza is open 10 am to 9 pm with 115 specialty stores beside anchor stores Sears, JCPenney, Macy’s, and Dick’s Sporting Goods. Take a seat and relax for a few hours at AMC Theatre or have a meal at Besito Mexican Restaurant, Grimaldi's Pizza, Mitchell's Fish Market and more!

In the Citrus Park area on Labor Day, Westfield Citrus Park will open 10 am to 9 pm. Alongside 140+ stores find BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, always a favorite and Regal Cinemas movie theatre, perfect for a relaxing Labor Day in Tampa Bay!

Over in Clearwater, Countryside Mall is open for Labor Day shopping in Tampa Bay from 10 am to 9 pm with around 180 stores to roam! Larger stores include Dillard’s, JCPenney, Nordstrom Rack, and there's even a Whole Foods Market! Inside the mall find a full-size skating rink and Cobb Theatres. Dining options include Red Robin Gourmet Burgers (love their bottomless fries), P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, and more restaurants!

Found in Lutz, Tampa Premium Outlets is open 10 am to 9 pm for shopping on Labor Day in Tampa. At this outlet, notable stores such as Adidas, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Coach Outlet, Michael Kors, NIKE Factory Store, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, and Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH are just a few of the 110+ shops available to the Tampa Bay area!

University Mall in the University and Temple Terrace area is open 10:30 am through 8:30 pm for Labor Day shopping in Tampa. Burlington Coat Factory is here with 120 additional shops. Dillard’s Clearance Center will be closed Labor Day.  Enjoy Studio Movie Grill, where movies and dining come together! On Mondays, the Daily Special is $5 for House Margaritas and $5 for a Regular Popcorn!

Labor Day is about honoring the American worker and maybe treating yourself to something special, you work hard, right!  And it's a smart move to take advantage of the discounts as you go Labor Day shopping in Tampa Bay. Think Christmas and begin that list!  Get a head start and save by shopping on Labor Day.

If you're looking for more Labor Day fun, consider the Summer of Rum Festival 2017 or check out our weekly Things to Do This Weekend or fun things to do in Tampa. 813area has the best events in Tampa! Register on and to cover both sides of the bay!