Sunday, August 24, 2014

What's up for Labor Day weekend in San Diego?

Labor Day 2014 is fast approaching in San Diego.  This year, it falls on the 1st of September, which seems a little strange.  So, the weekend actually starts at the end of August on the 30th.  I've managed to scrounge up a few suggestions on things to do this Labor Day weekend in the San Diego for those who live or visit here at that time.

Gulls on the beach.  Come join them!

Expected Weather:

First, a tip for those who are new to San Diego or are visiting:  The weather can be very hot during September, even at the beach.  Sometimes, we also get humidity and even thunder.  But, thunder and rain is extremely rare in San Diego, especially this time of year and near the beaches, so there’s not much worry about that.  Bring plenty of sunscreen and drink plenty of water. 


Now that I've mentioned it, a beach trip is necessary during Labor Day weekend.  You choose the day and time.  Unlike Memorial Day, Labor Day is usually a better time to go to the beach in San Diego because it’s usually warm/hot and sunny.  Memorial Day is often cold and cloudy.

Sand Sculpture Competition:

This is not a free event; there is a $7-$12 at this U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge.  It takes place at the B Street Marina at the cruise ship terminal.  You don’t just get to look at fantastic sand sculptures.  There will be music, storytellers, sculpting classes and much more.  It takes place the entire weekend from the 29th to the 1st from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Visit for more information and to buy tickets.

Festival of Sail:

This is a pretty cool event at the Maritime Museum downtown.  Like the Sand Sculpture Competition, it runs all weekend from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  It’s actually located not far from where she sand sculptures are happening.  It costs $5 to get in.  Visit for ticket information, directions, and other details.  The Maritime Museum is a good place to visit any time of year if you can’t make it to this event. 

For nature-related events like hiking, eco classes, bird watching, visit my page.  I only list those kinds of events through that site, but only when several of them are happening in a weekend.  Subscribe to me there for updates on my content.

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