1. Tall Ships Battle on San Diego Bay
As one of the last stops of your summer vacation, make your way to the San Diego bay for a full schedule of Labor Day weekend activities. Mock battle sets a magnificent backdrop for the waterfront, an event that is sure to captivate the kids. In addition to this visually stunning scene, all this combat will unfold with historical accuracy. Watch as these ships employ the same strategies used in the 1800’s, as the Gold Rush created new cultural clashes in California. This event is an add-on to the weekend’s signature Festival of Sail, hosted by the Maritime Museum of San Diego. During this time, the North Embarcadero becomes a nautical theme park for four full days of adventure and seaside fascination.
Spend Labor Day Weekend in San Diego
From sand castles to sea battles, the San Diego Bay area is buzzing with activity for the holiday weekend. Locals and tourists alike come out for the US Sand Sculpting Challenge and 3D Art Exposition, which showcases magnificent works of art crafted as sand castles. In addition to these beloved traditions, take advantage of this long weekend to experience more of the sights and scenes of this major California city.
You can watch the San Diego Padres come head-to-head with the San Francisco Giants for great baseball at Petco Park. For a bit of culture with some pizazz, check out 1812 Tchaikovsky Spectacular with fireworks and family fun at Embarcadero Marina Park South. Or head to the Beer and Reggae Festival for a laidback jammin’ good time.