Best San Diego Labor Day Events of 2013 Announced by SanDiego.com
Labor Day weekend is just a few weeks away and San Diego is gearing up for the celebration. SanDiego.com has narrowed down the events and fun things to do in San Diego for the big weekend, to bring readers the best San Diego Labor Day events of 2013.
Labor Day weekend can be a little bittersweet as we all say goodbye to the laid back sun-filled days of summer. This U.S. Federal holiday recognizes the social and economic additions of each and every one of our workers. Labor Day is the ultimate day off throughout the country and there is no better place to celebrate than sunny San Diego.
The city will be bustling with visitors and out of town guests looking to soak up some sun, relax at the beach and spend quality time with friends and family, but what's the best way to do so in San Diego Labor Day weekend? SanDiego.com has made it easy to enjoy the holiday in San Diego with our list of top San Diego Labor Day events of 2013.
Festival of Sail:
August 29 TBD; August 30 - September 2; 9am - 7am; September 3rd 9am - 5pm
$5 per person
Maritime Museum of San Diego
1492 North Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101
The largest tall ship festival on the west coast kicks off unofficially before the weekend starts, on Thursday and is one of the biggest Labor Day events in San Diego. Open to the public, visitors can head down to the bay and watch ships sail in under a salute of cannon fires while enjoying snacks from vendors. Friday through Monday feature daily activities including visits with ships and their crews, on-stage entertainment, arts and craft vendors and a variety of food options.
Hormel Black Label Bacon Fest:
August 31, 1pm - 5pm
$60.00 GA, $100 VIP
Preble Field at NTC Park
2600 Cushing Rd.
San Diego, CA 92106
This 21+ Bacon Festival pays homage to all things bacon. Kill two birds with one stone and celebrate Labor Day in San Diego and International Bacon Day together with this unique festival. Leave the kids at home and enjoy the myriad of food, brewery, winery and distillery vendors. All of the bacon, cocktails, drafts and wines are included in the ticket price. Participating vendors include Samuel Adams, Hillcrest Brewing Company, Sea Salt Sandy Co., Blue Wave Grill, Stack Wines, Dos Armadillos Tequila and, of course, Bacon Vodka.
La Jolla Concerts by the Sea, featuring Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra:
September 1, 2p.m. - 4p.m.
Free Ellen Browning Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove
1133 Coast Blvd.
La Jolla, CA 92039
Sue Palmer and her band take center stage at the last of La Jolla Concerts by the Sea’s free Summer Concert series. Head down to La Jolla Cove for an afternoon featuring live music, raffles featuring prices such as gift certificates to local San Diego activities and restaurants and enjoy a variety of food including typical festival fare such as chips, candy, popcorn and ice cream. This summer concert is a great family-friendly event.
84th Annual Labor Day Pier Swim:
September 2, 7:30am - 11:30pm
$35 with Pre-Purchase or $40
1540 N. Harbor Dr.
Oceanside CA, 92054
Sponsored by the Oceanside Swim Club, water enthusiasts can take advantage of the Pier Swim to get their last fill of the ocean for the summer. Featuring a one mile course with awards based on age, gender and division swimmers of all levels can participate. Swimmers need to be 12 or older (minors with parental consent), and should be aware of water temperature and surf conditions. Make sure to grab a T-shirt to commemorate participation in this great San Diego Labor Day event.
Hornblower Labor Day Brunch Cruise:
September 2, 11am
$60.00 (not including tax) per Person
San Diego Grape Street Pier
1800 N. Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101
Bow out of the summer season with a bang - indulge in Hornblower’s Labor Day Cruise and treat yourself to this 2-hour delight. Enjoy free flowing champagne and standard beer paired with a full brunch buffet, seasonal dishes and, best yet, a dessert buffet. DJ Entertainment is included, so get out on the dance floor or listen from a private table. Cruise-goers can head up to the sundeck for a narrated tour of San Diego Bay, or just to enjoy the view.
With all that San Diego has to offer, make sure to go out and indulge on the unofficial last weekend of summer! Print out this list of Top Things to Do on Labor Day Weekend from SanDiego.com, pack up the kids and wrap up the summer in style.