How to Celebrate Labor Day in San Diego

Summer may be drawing to a close, but Labor Day is just around the corner! Which means it’s time to start getting ready for an unforgettable weekend filled with excitement and fun. San Diego has a wide array of events and activities lined up for locals and visitors alike — everything from savoring craft beer, to grape stomping to beach parties, So let’s dive into the top attractions for Labor Day in San Diego!


SeaWorld Craft Beer Festival (Aug. 18 – Sept 10)

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One of the year’s most anticipated events returns to San Diego. The SeaWorld Craft Beer Festival is a celebration featuring more than 100 local craft brews, live entertainment, and in-park events from mid-August through Labor Day weekend. The best part: it all happens at SeaWorld, one of the city’s most world-renowned attractions! So get ready to check out incredible marine life, enjoy amazing thrill rides, and sample the best of the “Craft Beer Capital of America.” 

500 SeaWorld Dr, San Diego, CA 92109


Little Italy Labor Day Stickball Tournament (Aug. 31 – Sept. 3)

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Experience a slice of Italian-American heritage with the annual Little Italy Labor Day Stickball Tournament. Watch teams compete in this traditional street game that dates back to the early 20th century. The lively atmosphere, complete with cheering crowds and the aroma of Italian delicacies, adds to the excitement of this unique event. So head down to check out a game, then explore the neighborhood once the score is in!


San Diego Symphony’s Tchaikovsky Spectacular (Sept. 2)

Immerse yourself in the world of music and culture at the Rady Band Shell at Jacobs Park. This open-air concert — set against the backdrop of San Diego’s stunning skyline — features a performance by the renowned artists of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra. This year’s concert will be a rousing rendition of one of the most (literally!) explosive pieces of music ever composed: Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. You won’t want to miss it!

222 Marina Park Way, San Diego, CA 92101 


26th Annual Julian Grape Stomp Festa (Sept. 2)

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Venture out to the charming mountain town of Julian for the annual Grape Stomp Festa, held at Menghini Winery. Celebrate the region’s rich wine-making heritage by participating in the time-honored tradition of stomping grapes. Visitors will also be invited to indulge in delectable wine tastings, savor delicious food offerings, and browse through local artisan booths. The picturesque surroundings and cool mountain air make this event a delightful escape from the buzz of the city. Get your tickets here!

1150 Julian Orchards Dr. Julian, CA 92036


Second Chance Brewing’s 3rd Anniversary (Sept. 2)

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If you’re looking for a tasty celebration of the local craft brew culture, visit Second Chance Brewing as they commemorate their 3rd anniversary. Sample an impressive selection of handcrafted beers, enjoy live music, and mingle with fellow beer enthusiasts. The friendly and inviting ambiance of this local brewery makes it the perfect spot to unwind and raise a toast to good times. Plus — Second Chance is famously dog-friendly, so feel free to bring along your favorite furry four-legged friends, as well. 


Nighttime Zoo at San Diego Zoo (through Sept. 4)

Experience the magic of San Diego Zoo in a whole new light with the Nighttime Zoo event! As the sun sets, the zoo transforms into an enchanting wonderland, offering extended hours and a myriad of special activities. Encounter nocturnal animals, enjoy live entertainment, and marvel at the colorful light installations. This family-friendly event guarantees an unforgettable and educational experience for all ages.

2920 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101


Say “So Long” to Summer at Days

Labor Day in San Diego promises an action-packed weekend with a diverse range of activities and events. Embrace the festive spirit, create unforgettable memories, and experience the best of the city’s vibrant culture with a stay at Days! We’re centrally located, provide exceptional amenities and quality comforts, and no end of special offers. So choose the San Diego travel deal that’s right for you and reserve your stay today!