Top Things to Do in San Diego – August 27 – September 2, 2019

US Sand Sculpting Challenge and Dimensional Art Exposition - Top Things to Do in San Diego

Spend the long Labor Day weekend in San Diego enjoying everything California’s Beach City has to offer including these top things to do.

San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

When: Thru August 28, 2019
Catch the San Diego Padres take on the Los Angeles Dodgers at Petco Park! Game day events and promotions include: Monday – Friar Family Days, Theme Game: Dominican Day; Tuesday – Taco Tuesday, Friar Family Day, CollegeFest, Theme Games: Portuguese Heritgate Night & Golf Night; Wednesday – Friar Family Days.

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Screen on the Green: Dracula

When: August 29, 2019
Shot after-hours on the same sets as its better-known English counterpart, the Spanish-language Drácula boasts flamboyant cinematography, moody atmosphere, and intense performances—which is why many critics have for years argued that it is the superior adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel.

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1812 Tchaikovsky Spectacular

When: August 30 – September 1, 2019
The summer season comes to a dazzling end with our crowd-pleasing annual Tchaikovsky concert led by conductor Christopher Dragon. Delight in the grand finale: the 1812 Overture complete with booming cannons and a sparkling fireworks display over San Diego Bay!

49th Annual Barona Powwow

When: August 30 – September 1, 2019
Join the Barona Band of Mission Indians for a weekend of contest dancing in all categories, camping, drums and cultural immersion.

US Sand Sculpting Challenge & Dimensional Art Expo

When: August 31 – September 2, 2019
World Master Sand Sculptors come from the Netherlands, Italy and Canada, from exotic places like Latvia and Russia to challenge the best in the U.S. There’s also live entertainment (tribute bands, singers and more), a sand box and rides for kids, a dozen gourmet food trucks, and a fantastic view of the bay.

Labor Day Stickball Tournament

When: August 31 – September 1, 2019
Each year, the neighborhood erupts with shouts and cheers for the stickball teams, stirring up fun childhood memories for some. This year, San Diego Stickball leagues welcome New York and Puerto Rico to join in on the West Coast Invitational.

KGB Sky Show

When: August 31, 2019
KGB Sky Show is a beautiful production blending lighting, video and special effects to enhance the fireworks display following an exciting SDSU football game.

Big SoCal Euro

When: September 1, 2019
The event features more than 3,000 European cars from throughout the region. Bring your family to meet other car enthusiasts and enjoy raffles, drag racing, great food, automotive vendors, swap meet, afterparty and more.

Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

When: Thru September 1, 2019
Go wild at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park this summer! Summer Safari presented by Groupon brings later hours and more fun. On Saturdays and Sundays through September 1, you can stay until 7:00 PM for evening safari adventures. Walk among kangaroos and wallabies at the newest habitat, Walkbout Australia, and hear a didgeridoo played. Enjoy guitar music, roaming jugglers and magicians, summer food and drink specials, and more top things to do throughout the Park.

SeaWorld San Diego’s Summer Concerts

When: Thru September 1, 2019
Enjoy live entertainment from some of your favorite country, pop, and classic rock artists. Concerts will be held in the Nautilus Amphitheater each Saturday and Sunday through Sept. 1, and is included with park admission.

Nighttime Zoo at the San Diego Zoo

When: Thru September 2, 2019
Stay after dark and celebrate summer during Nighttime Zoo presented by One Medical. Enjoy live music, fun shows, animal encounters, food, and more top things to do in the Zoo!

SeaWorld’s Electric Ocean

When: Thru September 2, 2019
Surf beyond your expectations as the sea comes alive at night and dive into Electric Ocean, SeaWorld’s fantastic summer nighttime celebration.

Del Mar Racing Season

When: Thru September 2, 2019
San Diego horse racing takes place where the “turf meets the surf” at the Del Mar Racetrack. Fans flock to the track each summer to wager on their favorite horses during the popular, annual Del Mar Thoroughbred Club racing season, mid-July – early-September. Be part of the magic and nostalgia of this long-time horse race tradition dating back to 1937 when Bing Crosby greeted the first guests, and Seabiscuit won by a nose in the infamous race in 1938. This season features the nation’s top race horses, trainers and jockeys, and plenty of fun in the sun.

Summer in Balboa Park

When: Thru September 27, 2019
Summer is a time to relax, explore and enjoy – and there’s no better place to perfect the art of summer than in Balboa Park. From evening concerts to extended museum hours to food truck feasts to gardens and picnics and more top things to do, Balboa Park is the destination for summer fun – all day and into the night.

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