LABOR DAY EVENTS IN SAN DIEGO
Friday, September 2nd
Fleet Week Overboard Concert
7 p.m., House of Blues
Kick off Fleet Week at the House of Blues. Van Halen Tribute Band Fan Halen will perform throughout the night, plus authentic Sailor Jerry will be tattooing. Scotch and cigar patio. Tickets at the door.
Kenny Loggins at Harrah’s Resort Southern California
9 p.m., Harrah’s Resort Southern California
Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter Kenny Loggins brings his farewell tour to San Diego. Events Center stage starting at 9 p.m. Tickets start at $55.
1812 Tchaikovsky Spectacular
7:30 p.m., Embarcadero Marina Park South
San Diego Symphony performs the 1812 Overture. Fireworks will light up the night sky. Tickets start at $20.
The Wailers Play Del Mar
4 p.m., Del Mar Race Track
The Friday Summer Concert Series continues at the Del Mar Race Track’s Seaside Stage with The Wailers. playing reggae classics after the final race of the day.
Saturday, September 3rd
46th Annual Powwow
1 p.m., Barona Indian Reservation Sports Park
The Barona Powwow starts Friday with gourd dancing and a grand entry. Saturday, the festivities continue, with special contests throughout the day. Admission is free, and dry camping is permitted.
Del Mar Summer Concert Series: Chromeo
7 p.m., Del Mar Racetrack
Chromeo, a Canadian electro-funk duo, will perform at the Seaside Stage shortly after the last race wraps. Concerts are free with racetrack admission; if you arrive after the last race, admission is $20. All concerts are 18 years and older.
Labor Day Weekend Luau
12 p.m., SummerSalt Pool Lounge in Downtown San Diego
Tradition luau at the rooftop pool and lounge on Hotel Palomar’s 4th floor deck! All-you-can-eat Hawaiian plate lunch, Tiki drink specials and a DJ. Tickets are $20.
79th Annual Deep Pit BBQ
11 a.m., Our Lady of Light in Descanso
A true Labor Day tradition returns to Our Lady of Light, a Catholic Church in Descanso, 32 miles outside San Diego. Enjoy freshly barbecued meats, live entertainment, vendors, a raffle and, best of all, family time at this event for all ages. Admission is free.
San Diego Bacon Fest
1 p.m.- 5:30 p.m., Liberty Station
Bacon, beer, spirits and music will take center stage at the 4th annual San Diego Bacon Fest at Preble Field at NTC Park at Liberty Station. Pig out on unlimited samples of sizzling, bacon-centric dishes from some top-notch local restaurants and breweries. General admission tickets are $60 per person if purchased in advance; $65 the day of the event.
Opera on the Track
11 a.m., Santee Trolley Station
The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System and San Diego Opera kick off their “Opera at the Track” program, a series of free, 30-minute opera performances at trolley stations across San Diego. The first show is at the Santee Trolley Station (9884 Mission Gorge Rd.), at the Santee Trolley Square Amphitheatre.
Sunday, September 4th
Ballast Point 20th Anniversary Festival
4 p.m., Del Mar Racetrack
The Roots, Lady Dottie, The Diamonds and more will perform live. Plus, more than 50 Ballast Point brews will be available for purchase, along with tasty treats. General admission opens at 5 p.m. and costs $55, tickets include a specialty tasting glass, racetrack and festival admission and ten 4oz tasters. Early entry at 4 p.m. costs $70; designated drivers can buy tickets for $35.
Labor Day Stick Ball Tournament
8 a.m.- 5 p.m.(Saturday and Sunday), Little Italy
Players from New York and Puerto Rico will hit Little Italy Saturday and Sunday for the Labor Day Stick Ball Tournament. The teams will use broom sticks, table legs and other bat-like sticks to hit a rubber ball. On Sunday, the Stick Ball Tournament will be played on Columbia Street, from W. Beech to Cedar streets, and on India Street, from W. Ash to W. A streets. On Saturday, the fun goes down on India Street, from W. Ash to W. A streets. Play ball
Mermaid Fitness at The Del
7:45 a.m., Hotel Del Coronado
The 45-minute class set to upbeat music combines swimming, core, cardio and strength training all while wearing a colorful mermaid tail provided by The Del. Participants will meet at 7:45 a.m. at the Fitness Center; the class will head over to the Beach Village Pool. The cost is $20 per person and $15 for San Diego residents with an ID. Guests ages 12-17 can attend with an adult, but otherwise the class is for participants age 18+.
Hawaiian Plumeria Festival
8 a.m.- 4 p.m., Balboa Park
Southern California Plumeria Society hosts its annual Hawaiian Plumeria Festival. The flower show, plus live entertainment and plumeria shopping, will fill the Casa del Prado. The event is free and open to the public.
Monday, September 5th: Labor Day
U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge
9 a.m.-7 p.m., B Street Pier along Embarcadero
Check out the most amazing, elaborate sand sculptures at the annual U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge at B Street Pier (1140 North Harbor Dr.). The four-day event from Sept. 2-5 includes arts and crafts vendors, live music, food and activities for the kids. Monday’s schedule includes a 2 p.m. session with a professional sculptor who will share tips on how to build sandcastles. At the gate, tickets are $13 for adults and $9 for kids and seniors. Save $1 by buying tickets in advance online.
9 a.m.- 9 p.m., San Diego Zoo
Labor Day marks the final day of Nighttime Zoo hours at the San Diego Zoo this summer. This year, as the zoo celebrates its centennial, nighttime hours have been filled with live music, special shows and fun activities.
Padres vs. Red Sox
1:40 p.m., Petco Park
First pitch is at 1:40 p.m. Mystery Bag fundraiser. Theme is “Bark in the Park”. Tickets in the stands start at $21.50 per person.
Liberty Public Market
11 a.m.-7 p.m., Liberty Station
Liberty Public Station (2820 Historic Decatur Rd.) features dozens of local merchants. The Market is open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., but Monday is Market Happy Hour, which runs on weekdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., with all vendors offerings discounts on select food and drinks from their mouthwatering menus.
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