August 31, 2017

Labor Day Weekend in Southern California 2017


What are your plans for Labor Day this year? With a long weekend coming your way, the possibilities are endless. We have put together a list of our favorite picks for Labor Day in Southern California this year! Whether you are looking for a movie night, picnic, or excuse for a shopping spree, you'll find plenty of fun and exciting things to do in Southern California this holiday weekend!

Southern California's Biggest Sidewalk Sale
Outlets at San Clemente
01 W Avenida Vista Hermosa, San Clemente, CA 92672

Looking to fill your closet with some new pieces for the upcoming season? Need a new look for the new semester? This weekend the Outlets at San Clemente is pulling out all the stops, bringing Orange County the largest sidewalk sale in Southern California! More than 35 stores will be participating, offering prices at up to 75% off! There will be live music and DJs throughout the weekend, as well as fun for kids and prize wheel at customer service! Take a look at all the deals being offered this weekend and start planning your shopping adventure at the Outlets at San Clement website.

The Largest County Fair in the Nation
LA County Fair
1101 W McKinley Ave, Pomona, CA 91768

No other county fair comes close to the LA County Fair . With an impressive concert line up, a traveling circus, farm animals and education, carnival rides, shopping, and of course, more enticing food options than you can eat, the LA fair offers a fun filled day any weekend you visit, making it a great choice for a long weekend full of color, laughter, and memories! If you can't make it out for Labor Day weekend, don't worry, the fair runs through September 24th, so there's plenty of time to visit!

The 45th Annual Orange International Street Fair
Old Towne Orange Plaza, 112 E Chapman Ave, Orange

Taking over multiple streets, the Orange International Street Fair showcases the flavors, styles, and color of countries as diverse as Germany, Lebanon, Polynesia, Denmark, and more! There's even a street dedicated just to children so that visitors of all ages can have a great time exploring the diversity of Southern California!

The Orange International Street Fair starts on Friday Sept 1st, running from 5-10 pm and is open on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 10 pm. Parking can be tricky. See the Orange International Street Fair website for more information and for a map of the fair.

Run Relax and Beats 5k and Festival
Shoreline Aquatic Park
200 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

Like to stay active, even on the holidays? Join the Run Relax and Beats 5k ! Signups on the day of the race are welcome, and the race is just the beginning. Food trucks, a beer garden, and live musical performances turn this event into a full festival day of fun and food. Hosted by Totally Hardcore Athletes, this event focuses on fitness, but also gives participants plenty of opportunity to enjoy the holiday and relax!

The Port of San Diego Festival of Sail
San Diego Maritime Museum
1492 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

San Diego Maritime Museum's Festival of Sail is the larges tall ships festival on the west coast, beautifully transforming the North Embarcadero into a nautical theme park of majestic seafaring vessels. Each day includes cannon battles and opportunities for cruises and sailing excursions. If you have the opportunity to visit San Diego on Thursday the 31st, don't miss the Parade of Sail!
Find more information on all the ships and events at the Festival of Sail website .

Labor Day Beer & Bubbly Brunch Cruise
The Wild Goose, Hornblower Cruises
2431 W.Coast Highway #101
Newport Beach, CA 92663

It doesn't get much more relaxing than a leisurely brunch aboard a yacht with Hornblower Cruises ! Enjoy beautiful views of the harbor and celebrity mansions against a backdrop of live myusic as you sip champagne and dine from a sumptuous brunch buffet aboard this stunning boat, once owned by legendary actor John Wayne.

Already have plans for Labor Day? No problem! Hornblower Cruises offers brunch cruises on Saturday and Sunday too! This relaxing dining experience will be the highlight of any weekend, so go ahead and book !

The US San Sculpting Challenge and Dimensional Art Exhibition
Broadway Pier and Pavilion
1000 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

You've already experienced the beauty of our beaches, and maybe you've even built your own sandcastle, but you've never seen sandcastles like this! The sand sculptures at the US Sand Sculpting Challenge are too incredible and intricate to describe in words, so take a look and browse previous years' winners here: https://ussandsculpting.com/

The event runs all through Labor Day weekend and includes sand sculptors from all over the world! You can't take these sculptures home, but many artists also sell more portable pieces during the festival so you can take a little bit of the magic home with you. And of course, as with any Southern California festival there will be live music and food trucks in attendance!

Family Fun at Knott's Berry Farm
8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620

If all of this sounds too adventurous for you or you're just looking for a day of good old fashioned family fun, may we recommend Knott's Berry Farm ? Knotts is a great choice for a fun day any time of year, and Labor Day weekend is no exception! Visit Knott's Soak City for a thrilling day of water slides that will keep you cool in the SoCal sun, or visit the main park where Knott's will be holding its last weekend of Ghost Town Alive for the summer. And of course, make sure to stay for the Labor Day Fireworks at the end of the day!

What are you looking forward to this Labor Day?
Have any favorite local events we didn't mention? Let us know!

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