Looking for fun events and activities this September? Here is a list of some upcoming events and happenings in San Diego!
San Diego Labor Day Weekend Cruises
August 31st – September 3rd
San Diego Harbor
Browse our collection of events for your sunny Labor Day weekend. From an exclusive cruise with BBQ-inspired brunch to a special sunset cruise, there is something for everyone. No matter which event you choose you can expect dynamic San Diego views, on-board entertainment and seriously delicious eats. Click here for more information.
US Sand Sculpting Challenge & Dimensional Art Expo
August 31st – September 3rd
One of the top 20 “Must See” seaside festivals in the world according to American Express and USA Today’s 10 Best, the U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and Dimensional Art Exposition will return to San Diego’s downtown waterfront for 2018. Click here for more information.
Labor Day Stickball Tournament
The Labor Day Stickball Tournament takes over a the streets of Little Italy and allows players to revisit some childhood memories. The child in all of us is itching to be a part of this Little Italy tradition! The annual Labor Day Stick Ball Tournament is all about honoring long-standing traditions, paying tribute to this East Coast sporting pastime and having a fun! Click here for more information.
Taste of Del Mar
Explore 20+ culinary creations from local and award-winning restaurants, experience 10+ craft beer and wine “Sip Stops,” and enjoy live music, all located throughout the Village of Del Mar. Click here for more information.
Summer Family Mural Project
Join us during “Food Truck Fridays” in Balboa Park! The Family Mural Project provides participants new and exciting ways to experience art. Help paint a large mural in front of the Timken, then go inside for an art treasure hunt. Each date has a unique activity, highlighting different paintings in the museum. Click here for more information.
5th Annual Carlsbad Brewfest
Carlsbad Brewfest celebrates craft beer with tastings from more than 34+ San Diego & national breweries, music, entertainment, games & food vendors. Click here for more information.
Burgers & Beers
Try gourmet burgers from more than 20 of San Diego’s best restaurants as they compete to win the “Best Burger” award at Burgers & Beers. Help decide who will hold the crown as the best burger in San Diego at the third Annual Reader Burgers & Beer (Presented by Jensen Meat) event. Click here for more information.
San Diego Blues Festival
The San Diego Blues Festival features 9 musical acts on two stages. Festival attendees will enjoy local craft beer, cocktails and wine along with specialty food trucks and arts and crafts vendors. Click here for more information.
America’s Finest BBQ State Championship
Mission Bay Beaches
Compete in a KCBS sanctioned BBQ competition, sample world class BBQ and enjoy the beer garden, all while watching the San Diego Bayfair’s World Series of Powerboat Racing and listening to live entertainment right on San Diego’s Mission Bay. Click here for more information.
Swoop Freestyle FAI World Championships
Swoop Freestyle is the latest extreme sport and the only parachuting event to take place within major cities worldwide, bringing the action straight to people’s doorstep. Swoop Freestyle FAI World Championships 2018 marks the second year of the innovative and multi award winning international sports format. Click here for more information.
KAABOO Del Mar Festival
Del Mar Fairgrounds
KAABOO is the ultimate live entertainment experience. Enjoy world-class music, hilarious comedy, inspiring contemporary art, incredible cuisine, craft libations, and personal indulgences. KAABOO is not your ordinary festival – it offers an unbelievable live music experience without the rough qualities of a typical music festival. SDTA and KAABOO are offering pass and hotel packages to you at discounted rates! Click here for more information.
San Diego Bayfair
San Diego Bayfair’s World Series of Powerboat Racing – a family festival tradition for more than 40 years speeds to the finish line. San Diego Bayfair has a long and rich tradition in Mission Bay Park. Click here for more information.
OMBAC Classic Longboard Surfing Contest
Mission Bay and Beaches
Grab your vintage surfboard (or beach chair) and gather for a nostalgic longboard competition at the North Side of Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach. The Old Mission Beach Athletic Club presents their annual longboard surfing contest. Click here for more information.
Oceanside Harbor Days
Oceanside Harbor Days are two event filled days of sun, sand, and surf including a costume party for kids 12 and under at Pirate Village; Arts, Crafts and Food booth areas; Nail ‘n’ Sail Competition; music, a beer garden and more. Click here for more information.
Seaside State Beach
SaltDog Classic is a San Diego style festival right on the ocean. Held at Seaside State Beach, this is a music and art event you won’t want to miss. Adults will benefit from the Tiki Bar and Kids from the snacks and games. Pet Owners will be pumped having their dogs at hand, Musicians will jump for joy with live music, and anyone can appreciate a hot summer sun at the beach, so let’s jump on in. Click here for more information.
24th Annual San Diego Festival of Beer
San Diego Festival of Beer is a fun-filled evening with beer lovers like yourself enjoying the sounds of live music while sampling unlimited and exclusive craft beer tastings, food trucks, vendor booths, lively music, fun games, and more! Click here for more information.
San Diego Restaurant Week
San Diego Restaurant Week returns Sunday, September 23rd through Sunday, September 30th with a FEAST for the senses at over 180 participating restaurants. Dine deliciously at restaurants offering prix-fixe menu options throughout San Diego County. Click here for more information.
La Mesa Oktoberfest
Since 1973, the La Mesa Oktoberfest has featured hundreds of exhibitors, family friendly activities, German food, music, dancing, games and of course beer. Click here for more information.
Bubble RUN San Diego
The Bubble RUN™ 5K is like running through Willy Wonka’s factory. Clad in white t-shirts, adults, kids and strollers run, walk, dance and play across 3 miles of absolute fun! Click here for more information.
MCAS Miramar Air Show
The Miramar Air Show is an annual air show held at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, California. This three-day event is the largest military air show in the United States, with total annual attendance estimated at 500,000. This years air show will be September 28th-30th. The theme for 2018 is Honoring 100 years of Women in the Marine Corps. Click here for more information.
CRSSD Festival is a two-day electronic music festival at the 12 acre San Diego Waterfront Park featuring three stages and 36+ performers. In addition to the music, the festival will offer craft beer, mixed drinks, food, and more. Click here for more information.