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The Best Ways to Celebrate Labor Day Weekend

Give summer the sendoff it deserves.



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Summer isn't over just yet. But it's on it's way out. What better way to celebrate its final days than with sand sculptures, grape stomping, fireworks, food trucks, arts and crafts, and maybe a bit of wine, too. 

 

U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge

Where: Broadway Pier and Landing

When: Aug. 31 to Sept. 3, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except Saturday and Sunday, open until 7 p.m.)

Watch as 300 tons of sand is transformed into works of art by invited sculptors from as far as Europe and Asia competing for $60,000 in prizes. Gourmet food trucks and a wine and beer garden provide sustenance for extended viewing, along with live music and craft vendors. Tickets $10 to $15.

 

Julian Grape Stomp Festa

Where: Menghini Winery

When: Sept. 1, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

There’s more to do in Julian’s wine country than tour vineyards and sample the goods. You can put yourself to work stomping grapes in this annual one-day festival. Stick around for bocce competitions, vino from 10 local wineries, and food and craft vendors. Tickets are $15 for adults.

 

Bayside Summer Nights: 1812 Tchaikovsky Spectacular

Where: Embarcadero Marina Park South

When: Aug. 31 to Sept. 2, 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Those with a penchant for drama—and for balmy summer nights on the bay—will enjoy this fireworks show set to the music by the Russian composer performed by the San Diego Symphony. Tickets $27 to $92.

 

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