Don’t waste the last few days of summer! Spend Labor Day Weekend in San Diego enjoying everything from the mountains and deserts of East County to world-class attractions to the beaches to these top things to do.

Sand Sculpting Challenge and 3D Art Exposition

See master-class sculptors build beautiful 3-dimensional works of art along the backdrop of San Diego’s beautiful bay. There will also be plenty of live entertainment, kids activities and more.

Save yourself the hassle of parking and take public transportation. Show your MTS transit pass when buying a ticket to save up to $6!

Where: B Street Cruise Ship Terminal Pier - 1140 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
When: August 30 – September 2, 2013
Time: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Cost: $6-$17
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Festival of Sail

Canon Battle - Festival of Sail

Hear the roar of cannons and more at the Festival of Sail on San Diego’s Embarcadero

Enjoy visiting ships and crew, kids petting zoo, kids craft activities, face painting, Tall ship cannon battles, a special 30-minute Festival of Sail bay cruise, beer garden, on stage entertainment, Naval reenactors, photo ops with Captain Sunny and Pirates, and 100′s of arts and craft vendors, plus a multitude of food options, and so much more…

Where: Maritime Museum of San Diego - 1492 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
When: August 30 – September 2, 2013
Time: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 per person
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43rd Annual Barona Powwow

Barona Powwow

Immerse yourself in the dance and music of the Kumeyaay Nation at the Barona Powwow

Join the Barona Band of Mission Indians for a weekend of contest dancing in all categories, camping, drums and cultural immersion. Dancers will be competing for over $60,000 in prize money!

Where: Barona Baseball Field - 1095 Barona Road, Lakeside, CA 92040
When: August 30 – September 1, 2013
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the 43rd Annual Barona Powwow

1812 Tchaikovsky Spectacular

Finish off summer with Tchaikovsky’s thunderous 1812 Overture! Brilliant young violinist Fumiaki Miura performs Tchaikovsky’s exciting Valse-scherzoon this soaring evening complete with booming cannons and fireworks over San Diego Bay.

Where: Embarcadero Marina Park South - 206 Marina Park Way, San Diego, CA 92101
When: August 30 – September 1, 2013
Time: 7:30 to 10:00 PM
Cost: $20-$79
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2013 KGB Sky Show

Sky Show Qualcomm

KGB Sky Show lights up the night sky! Photo by Catrina Stearns

Immediately following the SDSU Aztecs season opener vs Eastern Illinois, the skies over Mission Valley will light up with a beautiful fireworks display blending multi-media, theatrical lighting, video and special effects.

Where: Qualcomm Stadium - 9449 Friars Road, San Diego, CA 92108
When: August 31, 2013
Kickoff: 5:00 PM
Cost: $15-$39
> Find out more about the 2013 KGB Sky Show

Del Mar Beer & Reggae Festival

Sample over 100 different flavors of cold brews plus 40 IPAs during the Del Mar Beer Fest. Dine on snacks from 5 food trucks and dance to Ziggy Marley at the Reggae Festival immediately following the races.

Where: Del Mar Racetrack - 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
When: August 31, 2013
Time: 1:00 to 6:00 PM
Cost: Entry included with $6 racetrack admission. Tastings – 10 for $20
> Find out more about the Del Mar Beer & Reggae Festival

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