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It’s Labor Day!

Celebrating American workers!

First United States Labor Day Parade, September 5, 1882 in New York City.

First United States Labor Day Parade, September 5, 1882 in New York City.

“Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country” (“History of Labor Day.” Department of Labor. https://www.dol.gov/general/laborday/history).

Enjoy the holiday! (Perhaps with a San Diego event?)

Thank you for working so hard to make our country an even better one!

San Diego County Events for September 2 – 5

This Labor Day Weekend, explore all the events San Diego County has to offer! Check out the sand sculpting competition, Hawaiian Plumeria Festival, a powwow, free concerts, and so much more — but here’s a taste of what our great area has in store for the weekend!

San Diego county events this weekend46th Annual Powwow

With free admission and unique festivities and entertainment, the 46th Annual Powwow will be a fun experience for the family! There will be all sorts of contest dancing: gourd dancing, switch dances, fancy dances, team dances, and many other special dances; along with drum contests and more!

When: Friday – Sunday, September 2 – 4, 2016
Where: Barona Indian Reservation Sports Park | 1932 Wildcat Canyon Rd, Lakeside, CA 92040
Cost: Free
More information: 46th Annual Powwow


San Diego Bacon Fest

“Serving bacon, beer, spirits and good times”, the San Diego Bacon Fest is going on this Saturday. With admission comes unlimited food and beverage samples, and more, depending on the package.

When: Saturday, September 3 | 1 – 5:30pm
Where: Preble Field at NTC Park at Liberty Station | 2455 Cushing Road, San Diego
Cost: $60 – $100
More information: www.sdbaconfest.com


Allied Gardens 1st Fridays Free Concert

Tonight’s free concert features Rachel Aldous and the Road Home; an 8-piece band from South Park with a Blue Grass twist.

When: Friday, September 2 | 6 – 8pm
Where: Allied Gardens Recreation Center | 5155 Greenbrier Ave, San Diego, CA 92120
Cost: Free
More information: www.facebook.com/events/100920690362899


Hawaiian Plumeria Festival

Presented by the Southern California Plumeria Society, the annual Hawaiian Plumeria Festival offers live entertainment, an amazing plumeria flower show, along with one of Southern California’s largest and most extensive potted plumeria plant sales. This event is free and open to the public in the Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA.

When: Sunday, September 4 | 8am – 4pm
Where: Balboa Park | 1650 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Free
More information: www.socalplumeriasociety.com/hawaiian-plumeria-festival


U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and Dimensional Art Exposition

The U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and Dimensional Art Exposition is on the ‘B’ Street cruise ship terminal pier on the Big Bay in downtown San Diego. Besides viewing these incredible works of sand art, there will also be over 1,000 works of art that you can take home, live entertainment (big bands, singers and more), a sand box and rides for kids, a dozen gourmet food trucks, a great view of the bay, tall ships and cannon battles.

When: Friday – Monday, September 2 – 5
Where:  ‘B’ Street cruise ship terminal pier | 1140 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Free
More information: www.ussandsculpting.com

San Diego Labor Day Weekend Events

For this holiday weekend, there are a variety of family activities to choose from, to celebrate Labor Day. Here’s just three:

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Event: 2012 Festival of Sail

Festival of Sail 2012

Friday August 31st thru Monday September 3rd, 2012 Labor Day weekend

Open 9am to 7pm daily at Maritime Museum of San Diego, San Diego, CA

“The LARGEST Tall Ship festival on the west coast hosted by the Maritime Museum of San Diego, will transform the North Embarcadero into a nautical theme park. More than twenty tall ships and other fascinating vessels from around the world will be visiting San Diego.

Held over Labor Day weekend each year, it starts with a bang! On Thursday, a day before FOS officially opens, cannon fire will salute the entrance of the tall ships from all over the world as they parade around San Diego Bay finally ending at the Maritime Museum’s docks. A limited number of seats are available for the tall ship parade.

Daily: enjoy visiting ships and crew, a petting zoo for kids with a variety of animals to pet, Tall ship cannon battles, Treasure Seeker Pirate themed bay cruises, over 100 arts and craft vendors, plus a multitude of food options, interaction with pirates, and more…”

Read more on the website.