San Diego Labor Day Weekend Events

Celebrate Labor Day with a performance by the San Diego Symphony and a spectacular fireworks show.

Celebrate Labor Day with a performance by the San Diego Symphony and a spectacular fireworks show.

 

Summer may be winding down, but America’s Finest City is prepared to throw the season an encore celebration with countless San Diego Labor Day weekend events.

Edited by Madelyn Harris.

EVENTS

The Pool House 
Sept. 1-4. The Pool House, located inside Pendry San Diego, is a scenic outdoor pool area overlooking 5th Avenue. By day, guests can head to the pool for sun-soaked relaxation and light food options. By night, guests will experience a dynamic rooftop terrace with popular DJs Ayla Simone (Sept. 1) and Nicholas Crates (Sept. 2). 7-10 p.m. Free entrance. 550 J St., 619.738.7030. poolhousesd.com

Del Mar Racetrack Labor Day Festivities
Sept. 1-4. Celebrate the last weekend of the summer racing season at Del Mar Racetrack. In addition to thoroughbred racing, great cocktails and people watching, general admission will guarantee access to The Revivalists concert (Sept. 1) and Tacotopia at the Track with a concert by Steve Aoki (Sept. 3). $6. dmtc.com

Julian Hard Cider’s Red, White and Blue Series
Sept. 1-4. Sample flights of red, white and blue ciders from both Waypoint Public locations and the Julian Hard Cider tasting room. Plus, taste an brand-new Julian Hard Cider blend. Proceeds will go towards the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, an organization providing care to those grieving the loss of a loved one serving in the Armed Forces. 4 p.m.-midnight. 3794 30th St., 619.255.8778. waypointpublic.com

No White After Labor Day Party
Sept. 3. Kick off the Labor Day celebration in Encinitas at UNION Kitchen & Tap. Enjoy a live DJ spinning hip-hop throwbacks all night, social hour specials and discounts for those dressed in white. Brunch specials from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Party starts at 9:30 p.m. 1108 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, 760.230.2337. localunion101.com

Take part in a variety of family-friendly activities at the Rancho Bernardo Inn.

Take part in a variety of family-friendly activities at the Rancho Bernardo Inn.

Labor Day Staycation at Rancho Bernardo Inn
Sept. 4. This Labor Day, escape to North County’s destination resort known for immaculate golf, spa facilities and unbeatable cuisine. Labor Day weekend festivities will feature family-friendly activities at the Santiago pool, an all-American barbecue and a “dive-in” movie. 17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr., 855.574.5356. ranchobernardoinn.com

DINING

The Oceanaire
Sept. 1-4. This Labor Day, let Oceanaire do all the cooking. Guests will enjoy a customizable three-course dinner for two, featuring two starters, entrees and desserts paired with a bottle of Meiomi Pinot Noir or Markham Chardonnary. $60. 400 J St. 619.858.2277. theoceanaire.com

Head to Backyard Kitchen & Tap for food and drink specials.

Head to Backyard Kitchen & Tap for food and drink specials.

Labor Day Specials at Backyard Kitchen & Tap
Sept. 2-3. Head to Pacific Beach for a live DJ, flat screen TVs and various specials on local drafts. Football fans can kick back and watch the Michigan v. Florida game on one of their many indoor and outdoor TVs. DJ starts at 12:30 p.m. Sa; 1 p.m. Su. 832 Garnet Ave., 858.859.2593. backyardpb.com

Salt & Whiskey’s Back Alley BBQ
Sept. 3. Head to the Horton Grand Hotel for an adult barbecue on Labor Day weekend. Let chef Aaron Thomas man the grill while you relax with games of cornhole, beer pong and a DJ. Admission includes one drink and one food item, with additional options available for purchase. Noon-4 p.m. $25. Horton Grand Hotel, 311 Island Ave. saltandwhiskeysd.com

 

 

Labor Day Deals at Bistro 39
Sept. 4. Guests and locals alike will love Bistro 39’s Labor Day specials. Enjoy a delicious rack of barbecue pork ribs for $32 or half rack for $22. Or, try the barbecue half chicken for $19. Both options will be served with a side of corn bread and a choice of baked beans or corn on the cob. 5-9 p.m. 3939 Ocean Bluff Avenue, 858.720.9500. bistro39sandiego.com

Cocktail Specials at Top of the Hyatt
Ongoing. Toast to the end of the summer while sipping refreshing cocktails from 40 stories above San Diego Bay. The Hyatt’s special menu features their Life’s a Beach cocktail, mixed with rum, amaretto, coconut water, mulled pineapple and lemon agave. Plus, choose from a selection of California craft brews and wine list. 1 Market Place, 619.232.1234. topofthehyatt.com 

The New Zealand Meat Pie is one of the many offerings found on Dunedin's new menu.

The New Zealand Meat Pie is one of the many offerings found on Dunedin’s new menu.

New Late-Summer Menu at Dunedin
Ongoing. Celebrate Labor Day with tastes of New Zealand, with Dunedin’s new late-summer menu and weekday brunch. The new lunch menu features dishes such as a house quiche, croissant sandwich and chicken biscuit. Other featured dinner menu items include a pork bahn mi sandwich, sautéed salmon and specialty burgers. Open daily. 3501 30th St., 619.255.8566. dnp-sd.com

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