August 24, 2018

Labor Day Weekend 2018


All you really need for a great Labor Day Weekend in Southern California is a beach chair and a spot on the sand. Personally our favorite way to spend the holiday weekend is relaxing with friends and family on the beach, and grilling on the patio at one of our Southern California vacation rentals!

But, for those of you who enjoy a little more adventure, we've rounded up some of our top local events taking place this labor day weekend.

Los Angeles County Fair

If you missed the OC Fair this summer, this is your chance to experience the food, fun, music, and more of one of our local county fairs! Go on safari at Mojo's Wild and Crazy Lagoon, learn about the science of rocks and candy at the Rock Candy factory, try something new at the Wine, Beer, and Spirits Marketplace, and of course get ready to eat lots of food and experience lots of live music!

The LA County Fair kicks of Labor Day Weekend. Learn more and plan your visit here!

The Orange International Street Fair

The Orange International Street Fair gives you a chance to travel the world - all in one weekend! Four streets are blocked off in Old Town Orange for the festival and then divided up into different regions so that you can stroll through Germany, Japan, Italy, Greece, Holland, Lebanon, and more! There are also nine stages, featuring music and entertainment from different parts of the world. This family friendly event even has a "Children's Street" that is just for kids!


The Great Labor Day Cruise

If you're a car lover, then this event is for you. The Great Labor Day Cruise, held at the OC Fairgrounds, regularly attracts over 1,400 vintage autos for a car show and cruise, but there's lots more to do at the great cruise as well! A model car contest, wild wagons display, and abundance of vendors make this a fun event for the whole family. You can even camp overnight in your tent or RV!


More Fairs and Festivals:

Southern California is a happening place. On any given weekend you're likely to find food festivals, cultural festivals, art fairs, free concerts, and more! Here are just a few more local fairs and festivals happening Labor Day weekend that you might want to visit!

Laguna Beach Art Festivals:
Labor Day weekend is your last chance to visit Laguna Beach's Art-A-Fair, Sawdust Festival, and Pageant of the Masters before they wrap up for the summer. Come experience art in a new way, either with the Pageant's living pictures, or with hands-on classes at the Sawdust festival! More info here...

Long Beach's Greek Festival by the Sea:
Get to know Greek culture a little better with dance lessons, cooking demos, and more! The Long Beach Greek Festival by the Sea brings the sights, sounds, and flavors of Greece to SoCal! More info here...

Cinecon Classic Film Festival:
Cinecon is not your average film festival. This event in LA features five days of classic films, focusing on silent films, screened with a live piano accompaniment. Sound intriguing to you? Plan to attend! More info here...

Knott's Berry Farm Extended Hours, Fireworks, and BBQ

Local theme parks are crowded on Labor Day Weekend, but with extended hours at Knott's you'll still have time to enjoy the fun! Visit Knott's Berry Farm or keep it cool at Soak City, the OC's largest waterpark! Fireworks are on Sunday evening, and the display is visible from all over the park.

Note: the BBQ is available only to season pass holders, but the rest of the festivities are open to all guests. Get more info and plan your visit here!

SoCal's Largest Sidewalk Sale at the Outlets at San Clemente

With their beautiful Spanish Style storefronts, our Outlets at San Clemente are a beautiful place to visit any time of year, but they'll be especially fun this Labor Day Weekend! At the Labor Day Sidewalk Sale you'll find thousands of deals along with a prize wheel, music, and plenty of family friendly fun! Find some back to school styles for the kids, or some wardrobe updates for yourself! Take a look and plan your visit!

Don't forget, if you're staying with us we'll provide complimentary passes to the Outlets' VIP Lounge! Learn more here.

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