5 to Try: Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day: the last long weekend of the summer. What comes to mind when you think of Labor Day? I think of the beach, barbequing and having fun with friends and family. Be sure to have some fun before school starts and we all have to start looking into fall and shorter days.

Festival of Sail: This annual event is so fun. The Big Bay is awash with beautiful sail boats from all over the world. The five day event includes live entertainment, petting zoo, cruises on San Diego Bay, cannon battles, pirates, over 150 arts and craft vendors, tons of food options and more!

Labor Day at Del Mar Horse Racing: It’s the last weekend for the Del Mar season and on Saturday, ZZ Top performs. Entrance is free to all of those who are fans on their Facebook page!

San Diego Padres vs. Rockies and Dodgers: The first-place Padres take on the Colorado Rockies through September 5th and then the Dodgers come into town on Labor Day through the 8th. The Dodger game starts at 7:05 p.m. on Monday. Be sure to stay through the end because there will be a great Labor Day firework celebration.

The Beach!: I know this is a five to “try” and let’s face it: who hasn’t tried the beach? But I couldn’t let Labor Day weekend go by without mentioning the beach. It just doesn’t feel right. So in honor of “trying”, how about try a new beach. If you always go to Coronado, why not try Ocean Beach? Or how about Moonlight beach. Let’s face it, there is enough beach for all of us!

Barona Pow Wow: Barona’s 40th Annual Pow Wow kicks off September 3rd and runs through Sunday, September 5th. Be sure to catch Native Americans from across the country as they showcase traditional tribal dances. There will also be music, authentic Native American cuisine, and handcrafted arts and crafts.

How will you be celebrating Labor Day?

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About Suzzanne

I love to buy books, but seldom actually finish one. I like african violets, my iPhone, and everything that smells like lavender.  I am seriously adverse to the cold and am known to bring a sweatshirt to the beach in the summer.  I have two kids – a boy whose 10 and a girl 12.

What would you do on your ideal San Diego Day?

It would start by having breakfast somewhere near the ocean – either Pannikin in Encinitas or Beach Grass Café in Solana Beach.  Then we would head to the beach hang out for a few hours, head home and then catch a concert in the park in Balboa Park.

What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?

We love riding our bikes around town.  There are great places to ride in San Diego that kids can handle – Coronado Island, Point Loma or the boardwalk in Pacific Beach are just a few.

Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?

Depends on the day, a good burger and craft brew can really hit the spot, but I would probably end up ordering linguine and white wine.

Latest music purchases for my iPod player are…

Snow Patrol, O.A.R., Mike Moran, Eric Hutchinson

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