Labor Day is on the way!
Are you excited for the long weekend ahead or are you mourning the unofficial death of summer that comes with it?
We say enjoy it while you can and get out with this weekend’s best bets we picked for you. Hope you have a fantastic holiday weekend.
This Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2-5, Imperial Beach and beyond there are fun activities planned across San Diego. Stay close to home with yoga on the beach, free ceramic bowl-making or live music.
Venture out a little farther to find Shakespeare, a car show, concerts and creepy crawlies at the San Diego Natural History Museum.
Click the links for more details. Share other things you know about this weekend in the comments.
BEST BETS CLOSE TO HOME
- When/where: , 10 Evergreen Ave., Imperial Beach, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Friday
- Why go: Practice your balance and concentration with this unique workout and end-of-week refresher.
- Price: $10 ($40 if you buy five classes).
- When/where: , 10 Evergreen Ave., Imperial Beach, 3-5:30 p.m. Friday.
- Why go: Make a ceramic bowl to be used for the chili cook off in December at the farmers market.
- Price: Free.
- When/where: , 710 Seacoast Dr., Imperial Beach, 6-10 p.m. Thursday and Friday.
- Why go: See local talent Erik Leal slay it on the guitar and vocals while you sip a cocktail and munch on some appetizers.
- Price: Free for restaurant customers.
- When/where: , 220 Palm Ave., Imperial Beach, 4-7 p.m. Sunday.
- Why go: Visit the bar and have some drinks (you’ve got Monday off!) and be impressed by the Teagan Taylor Trio and excellent drummer Laurel Grinnell.
- Price: Free to bar customers.
BEST BETS, A LITTLE FARTHER OUT
- When/where: 633 Margarita Ave., Coronado, 7-8 a.m. Saturday.
- Why go: Ride to Imperial Beach and back on this 18-mile bike ride with the Crown City Cyclists. Reward yourself with a donut when you return.
- Price: $1 donation.
- Where/when: 2052 Entertainment Circle, Chula Vista, 10-6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday
- Why go: Visit Knott's Soak City before the end of September when it closes for the year. Last day is Sept. 25.
- Price: $21.99 for children 3-11, $26.99 for adults. $10 parking. $21.99 for seniors 62 and up.
- Where/when: Qualcomm Stadium, 9449 Friars Road, San Diego, 7-3 p.m. Monday
- Why go: Enjoy it all at the San Diego Cool Cars Cycles Trucks Expo. Top cars win awards and trophies.
- Price: $10, active military and kids under 13 free
- Where/when: Cricket Wireless Ampitheatre, 2050 Entertainment Circle, Chula Vista, 1-11 p.m. Friday
- When/where: Coronado Playhouse, 1835 Strand Way, Coronado, 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.
- Why go: See Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, adapted and directed by Keith A. Anderson.
- Price: Free.
- When/where: San Diego Natural History Museum, 1788 El Prado, San Diego, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday.
- Why go: Explore all things insects at this Insect Mania at the Natural History Museum. Kids will learn about bugs, both alive and preserved, and even get to make a creepy-crawly craft to take home.
- Price: Free with museum admission ($11-$17) or membership.
- When/where: Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, following the race Friday and Sunday.
- Why go: It’s the last two concerts of the summer series. Catch Fitz and the Tantrums on Friday and swoon over Ben Harper on Sunday after the horseraces.
- Price: The concert is free if you paid race admission, otherwise the cost is $20.