Wow, Party City is already selling Halloween stuff. Can Christmas be far off? But it’s still summer and it’s hot. Let’s cool off with hot Labor Day weekend fun
Saturday Sep 2.
San Diego State Aztecs vs. UC Davis Aggies 38 17 over the Aggies. Football is alive at the Q. And how about the mighty Padres!
Padres vs LA at Petco Our Pads swept a doubleheader from the mighty Dodgers. Let’s win the series this afternoon.
Tacotopia at the Track 1 p.m., Del Mar Racetrack) Tacos as far as they eye can see! Some of SoCal’s best tacos come to the Del Mar Racetrack for this inaugural event. Tickets start at $30 and include unlimited taco tastings from more than 40 of the best restaurants and food trucks in San Diego, Los Angeles and Tijuana. As you eat, you can also enjoy live music. The event runs until 4 p.m and is open to all ages. Tickets include admission to the races and the Steve Aoki concert that evening, though the concert is 18 years and older.
Festival of Sail 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., Maritime Museum of San Diego) The Festival of Sail, an annual Labor Day weekend tradition at the Maritime Museum of San Diego, runs through Monday with a fleet of impressive tall ships sailing the San Diego Bay. The four-day event (12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday) includes cannon battles, family entertainment, a kids’ zone, bay cruises and food vendors. Tickets cost $11 for adults and $9 for children ages 3 to 12; kids ages 2 and under get in free.
U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge 9 a.m., Broadway Pier & Pavilion) The U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and Dimensional Art Exposition returns to downtown San Diego’s waterfront on Labor Day weekend, showcasing incredible works of art made with sand by sculptors from around the globe. The four-day event includes live entertainment, an exposition featuring goods made by artists, activities for the kids and gourmet food trucks. The gates open daily at 9 a.m.; the event closes at 5 p.m. on Friday and Monday and 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets cost between $9 and $15 per day; you can save a few bucks by buying your tickets in advance online.
Barona Band of Mission Indians: 47th Annual Powwow 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Barona Resort and Casino) Spend your weekend celebrating the Barona Band of Mission Indians in a three-day long festival of traditional dance, food and culture. . On Sunday; the festivities continue: more than 1,000 Native American participants of all ages will showcase their dancing and musical skills. Get a taste of authentic Indian tacos and other delicious dishes – plus, admire beautiful native arts and crafts. The festival is free.
2017 Beach Polo Cup 5 p.m., Hotel Del Coronado) The private sands of the Hotel Del Coronado will host 50 horses on Labor Day weekend competing in Polo America’s 2nd Annual Beach Polo Cup, plus players from all over the world. The weekend includes four polo matches, a VIP tent, fashion shows, boutique shopping and more. General admission seating in the grandstands costs $35 per day.
Infinity Cube 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Birch Aquarium) Check out this installment at Birch Aquarium, the “Infinity Cube,” an immersive, 8-foot cube that explores bioluminescence, light produced by living organisms in the marine world. Artist Iyvone Khoo worked alongside Scripps Institution of Oceanography marine biologist Michael Latz to bring this project to life, filming more than six hours of footage of single-celled marine organisms called dinoflagellates reacting to various stimulants, such as the human heartbeat, music, water flow and air pressure. The “Infinity Cube” revolves around these videos, which will be projected and reflected into larger-than-life images of bioluminescence accompanied by soundscape, immersing patrons in this interesting world. The exhibit is included with paid admission into Birch Aquarium, which costs $18.50 for adults, $14 for children ages 3 to 17 (kids 2 and under are free), $15.50 for seniors and $15 for students with ID.
Sunday Champagne Brunch Cruise 10:30 a.m., Flagship Cruises and Events) Settle into the New Year in style by hopping abroad a luxury yacht and cruising around the San Diego Bay. The two-hour cruise will take brunchers past the Downtown San Diego bay as they enjoy a gourmet buffet, mimosas, and live music. Tickets start at $38.70.
Taste of the Turf Club 11 a.m., Del Mar Racetrack) The opening weekend of the Del Mar Racetrack’s fall season is filled with goodies and fun activities! This Sunday, taste a special menu as you dine at the exclusive Turf Club in Del Mar. Chef Brian Malarkey, one of the city’s most celebrated chefs, will prepare the menu for the morning. Tables are limited. Your $100 ticket will get you turf club admission for the day, a choice of an appetizer, entrée, dessert and bottomless mimosas or champagne. Attendees must comply with Turf Club Dress Code.
CREDIT NBC 7 San Diego