Top Things to Do – Labor Day Weekend in San Diego

Cap off the perfect summer by spending Labor Day weekend in San Diego enjoying the warm weather, cool beaches and everything the city has to offer including tall ship cannon battles, amazing sandcastles, 1812 Overture with fireworks and more.

US Sand Sculpting Challenge and 3D Art Exposition

US Sand Sculpting Challenge & 3D Art Expo over Labor Day Weekend

Watch silica be turned into works of art the Labor Day weekend at the US Sand Sculpting Challenge & 3D Art Exposition

Hundreds of thousands have come each year to see master-class sculptors build beautiful 3-dimensional works of art. Now many of the world”s finest artists will come to create the most amazing sculptures ever. And they”ll do it on a unique site with our beautiful bay on the West and downtown”s sandcastles in the sky on the East. Just 2 blocks North lie the world”s tall ships in all their majesty, and out on the bay, the ships sail with full regalia and recreate cannon battles of yore. It”s a 4-day extravaganza for the whole family.

Where: B Street Cruise Ship Terminal Pier – 1140 North Harbor Drive, San Diego CA 92101
When: August 29 – September 1, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Cost: $7-$12
> Find out more about the US Sand Sculpting Challenge and 3D Art Exposition

Festival of Sail

Canon Battle - Festival of Sail

Hear the roar of canons and more at the Festival of Sail on San Diego”s Embarcadero

Festival of Sail is the largest Tall Ship festival on the west coast, transforming the North Embarcadero into a nautical theme park for 4 adventure filled days. Daily Activities during Festival of Sail include 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 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
When: August 29 – September 1, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Cost: $5-$7
> Find out more about the Festival of Sail

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Summer Pops – 1812 Tchaikovsky Spectacular

San Diego Symphony Summer Pops Concert Series

San Diego Symphony Summer Pops pairs music with the beautiful downtown skyline.

Celebrate your casino online Labor Day Weekend with family, friends and the San Diego Symphony! It”s our spectacular, crowd-pleasing finale: Tchaikovsky”s thunderous 1812 Overture! The entire Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 (as performed by upcoming young Texan Adam Golka) will be featured on this soaring evening complete with booming cannons and fireworks over San Diego Bay.

Where: Embarcadero Marina Park South – 1 Marina Park Way, San Diego, CA 92101
When: August 29-31, 2014
Time: 7:30 to 10:00 PM
Cost: $20-$79
> Find out more about Summer Pops – 1812 Tchaikovsky Spectacular

44th 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 29-31, 2014
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the 44th Annual Barona Powwow

Hormel Black Label Bacon Fest

Hormel Black Label Bacon Fest - Top Things to Do in San Diego

This Labor Day Weekend, join fellow bacon lovers for a festival all about…well…bacon!

Join fellow bacon lovers on International Bacon Day (yes, it”s a real day) for another day in the sun eating the best thing to ever happen to man. Bacon. Costumes are encouraged. A ticket grants you unlimited samples of delicious bacon concoctions and adult beverages.
Where: NTC Park at Liberty Station – 2600 Cushing Road, San Diego CA 92106
When: August 30, 2014
Time: 1:00 to 5:00 PM
Cost: $60-$100
> Find out more about the Hormel Black Label Bacon Fest

Live Summer Music

Spreckels Organ Pavilion Summer Concerts

Enjoy live music and warm evenings during one of San Diego”s free summer concerts. Photo courtesy of the Spreckels Organ Society

The nights are still warm and the stages are still hot as both local and international bands play amazing live music at venues throughout San Diego.

> Browse Live Summer Music Listings

More Top Things to Do this Labor Day Weekend

> Find more Labor Day Fun on the San Diego Event Calendar

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