The Big List Of Labor Day Weekend Specials, Celebrations, And Things To Do!
Labor Day Weekend!!! What to do? Of course you can always head to the beach – it will be amazing this weekend!
But here are some additional ideas – fun specials and events happening around San Diego – to fill your long weekend!
We’ll be updating this throughout the week as we find more!
Thursday, August 29
Join Park 101 in kicking off Labor Day Weekend, while also saying Aloha (bye) to summer, at their Luau on Thursday, August 29th! The fun begins at 4:00 p.m. with leis for all, tropical drink specials and authentic Hawaiian dishes such as a Sweet Chili Pineapple Wings, Tri Tip Loco Moco Sandwich, with rice and gravy, and Katsu Chicken and Spam Fried Rice.
Then on Labor Day, head into Park 101 with the fam for delicious BBQ eats and cold drinks – they’re pet friendly, too, so bring your four legged companions.
Still a few days left this August! Upper East Bar is offering $8 Aperol Spritzes all day, every day (11:30 a.m.– close). Cool off on Kimpton Solamar Hotel’s rooftop, sip (and save) on this summer’s hottest cocktail until the end of the month!
Sparks Gallery is pleased to host a solo show for Optimus Volts, featuring new sculptural works inspired by the artist’s childhood experiences, interests, and objects.
Friday, August 30
Don’t miss a single scoop of this cool event!
North Park’s neighborhood restaurant and bar, Louisiana Purchase, is celebrating Labor Day by kicking off the weekend with a Burlesque Night on Friday, August 30th. There will be two shows, at 9:45 p.m. and 10:45 p.m., along with cocktail specials throughout the evening.
On Monday, September 2nd, Louisiana Purchase will be a hosting a neighborhood fish fry and all are welcome to attend! The fish fry kicks off at 12 p.m. and executive chef Q will also be cooking up ribs and burgers.
Join us for Food Truck Fridays every last Friday of the month at Green Flash Brewery and Tasting Room. There will be three rotating food trucks and plenty of delicious options to choose from to pair with your favorite brew!
Oxford Social Club is hosting the Maxim issue release party with the Maxim models. It’s gonna be one gorgeous night!
More than a dozen carefully curated gourmet food trucks will be parked along the El Prado walkway every Friday. Now in its fourth year, Food Truck Fridays is a program of the Balboa Park Conservancy in partnership with the City of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation.
This is the official launch of Café X: By Any Beans Necessary, a worker-owned cooperative coffee shop in San Diego, CA.
Check out the rooftop bar with some of the best views in Balboa Park, with beer, wine, non-alcoholic drinks, street tacos, ceviche, and poke available for purchase.
What better excuse to Brunch than a 3-day weekend! Uptown Tavern is doing brunch every day of Labor Day weekend! That’s Saturday, Sunday AND Monday! Awesome!
Saturday, August 31
Spend the day in Baja’s wine country tasting Mexican wines + dining Valle style!
This Labor Day Weekend watch the sun descend into the horizon as you cruise the San Diego Bay and take in beautiful views of the city. On this yacht party you will be greeted with a chilled glass of boarding champagne, served delicious hors d’oeuvres, and enjoy a live DJ!. Patriotic attire is definitely encouraged!
Hailed as Best U.S. Labor Day Event in 2018 by CNN Travel, a Top 20 “Must See” seaside festival in the world by American Express and USA Today’s 10 Best, the U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and Dimensional Art Exposition returns to San Diego’s downtown waterfront for three days of sun, family-fun and spectacular scenery!
R&B Block Party at #YourCityBlock. Let’s make this month’s R&B block party bigger than the last! Bring the whole gang!
Epic San Diego summers deserve epic send-offs and Mavericks Beach Club will be hosting a one-of-a-kind Labor Day Luau on Sunday, August 31st, from Noon to 9:00 p.m. Head to the Pacific Beach popular hangout for entertainment, including the roasting of a full pig and hula dancers, delicious eats and tropical drink specials. This is sure to be one for the books, so you won’t want to miss out!
Join us for live music from “Surfs Up”, a Beach Boys Tribute Band, Chef Steve Hamilton’s play on BBQ classics, Tiki inspired drinks, with wine and beer sponsors labor day weekend. $38 per preson price includes welcome cocktail, live music and all you can eat food.
Perched above the busy city streets, the newly renovated Upper East Bar and rooftop terrace features a beach-luxe lounge with imaginative cocktails and a playful all day food menu. Enjoy outdoor games, cozy up by the fire pits, and unwind.
Better Buzz Coffee brings exciting news! 909 Prospect St will officially become the tenth Better Buzz location as it opens it doors this Saturday!
Before the Safari Park at the San Diego Zoo opens, enjoy a bountiful buffet breakfast while watching the beautiful tigers, and see how the big cats start their day.
Come take the plunge at Night Swim, San Diego’s PREMIERE night pool party. Each event has sold out by midnight with 1500 people. Don’t take our word for it, come check out it out for yourself.
Don’t miss the annual Labor Day Stickball Tournament, a 2-day event that will be held on Saturday, August 31st and Monday, September 2nd! There will be 8-12 participating teams competing for San Diego’s most significant prize: the Jillie Trophy.
Sunday, September 1
Wrap up summer with a splash! Come enjoy some drinks, some dancing and some DJ’s spinning your favorite beats as we kick off the Rooftop End of Summer Splash this Labor Day Weekend!
This Labor Day weekend, don your beach attire and head to the bar! The Smoking Gun is hosting a mock pool party sure to make a splash. On Sunday September 1st between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., staff will be dressed in pool attire with a 70s/80s twist and a DJ spinning classic yacht rock to set the mood. Specials include bottomless mimosas, DoleWhip influenced slushy, Sex on the Beach, Hurricanes and grilled pineapple teriyaki double cheeseburger.
Enjoy fruity cocktails and beachside views at Miss B’s Coconut Club’s Labor Day Weekend celebration. On Saturday, August 31st enjoy specials on BBQ Sliders and Juneshine, a San Diego local Kombucha company, with flavors like Cucumber Mojito, Rosé, Acai Berry, Blood Orange Mint and Midnight Painkiller. On Sunday, September 1st, join in for an All White Brunch at Miss B’s. Nosh on brunch bites and sip on cocktails like the Kale-ribbean Mimosa, with fresh kale, papaya and mango.
Sport your white gear at barleymash’s Labor Day weekend Wear White Party! They’re kicking things off on Sunday, September 1st at 9 p.m. with karaoke downstairs at ginger’s and DJ Schoeny spinning beats upstairs at 10pm, with drink specials from Titto’s vodka all night long. Then come back for the White Party brunch on Monday, September 2nd, with live music by The Counterfeits!
SUNBURN is back on a Sunday for Labor Day Weekend vibes! Elevate your weekend with three different rooftop party experiences, interactive games, refreshing drinks, tasty eats, and exciting entertainment.
It’s the ultimate Labor Day Weekend Yacht Party with 10 DJs, 1200 guests and 3 levels of music on all of the yacht’s 3 decks!
Let’s join in as House of Ukraine holds a lawn program with Chervona Kalyna dancers (Los Angeles), Oksana & Sviatoslav Stus (San Francisco), Ridna Shkola (San Diego) and so much more.
Come join us at the Andaz San Diego on their Rooftop Pool for Mermaids and Mimosas! One hour of Mermaid training followed by a Mimosa followed by the Labor Day Splash Pool Party!
Cielo returns to San Diego! Come experience the only Summer Latin Rooftop Party in all of California! Happening every 1st Sunday of every month this Summer.
Keep the Labor Day Weekend party going at Moonshine Flats! Music with DJ Famous Dave!
You can find the San Diego Flea Market at the back of the Observatory North Park Theater in the parking lot with 100 vendors bringing you the very best in vintage wares, clothing, furniture, knickknacks, and more.
Watch the Embarcadero fireworks show from the best seats in the house: a two-person kayak floating on the San Diego Bay. On the Summer Fireworks kayak tour, you and a boat buddy depart from the Coronado Ferry Landing and paddle beneath the Coronado Bridge at nighttime.
Monday, September 2
The Labor Day Swap Meet has been going on for 30 years! This will be out 1st designated VW area for ALL Air Cooled Vendors – Also An Award for Best VW – Lot’s of Fun, Food & Music!
Grab your friends and celebrate Labor Day with a sumptuous brunch at the Rustic Root.
Heading to a Labor Day picnic? Be sure to stop by 32 North Brewing’s taproom, Noon – 4pm, on Monday, Sept. 2nd, and score 25% off a growler + fill.
This Labor Day, get out on San Diego Bay to end the summer! Enjoy the beautiful weather on a yacht with a gourmet buffet brunch and incredible views.
Delicious and unique Brunch Including full Beer menu, Champagne, Rose, Mimosas, Micheladas, and Kombucha Shady’s.
Check out what Waterbar San Diego has in store for you this Labor Day with food and drink specials to sweeten the deal. They also offer 20% OFF on Labor Day for military, first responders, and union workers.
Have a great long weekend!