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San Diego Labor Day 2013 Weekend Guide

The final weekend of summer is upon us, and with a sunny forecast, it should be an awesome one. Here are three events that are worth checking out!

(Photo Credit: SeaWorld)

(Photo Credit: SeaWorld)

Shamu Rocks at SeaWorld

Labor day weekend is the last of SeaWorld‘s extended hours, nighttime show “Shamu Rocks.”  Watch killer whales perform some incredible, theatrical feats in the water. Sea lions and a firework show will also entertain you, after a fun-filled day at the park. Admission to Summer Nights is included with park entrance.

500 Sea World Dr
San Diego, CA 92109
Ph. 619-226-3901

TICKETS: For more information or to purchase, please click here

(Photo Credit: Maritime Museum)

(Photo Credit: Maritime Museum)

Maritime Museum Festival of Sail

The Maritime Museum is hosting its Festival of Sail, the largest tall ship festival on the west coast, which will take place at Embarcadero North. The activity-filled event will be kicked off by a parade on Thursday. The following days will include visiting ships and crew, a kids’ petting zoo, kids craft activities, face painting, tall ship cannon battles, a special 30-minute Festival of Sail bay cruise, a beer garden, on-stage entertainment, Naval reenactments, photo ops with Captain Sunny and Pirates and hundreds of arts and craft vendors, plus a multitude of food options.

General admission tickets are available, as well as on-board cruise options. The festival is an excuse to throw on some nautical gear, a great day on the waterfront, with fun activities for kids and entertainment for the adults.

(Photo Credit: Just My Ticket)

(Photo Credit: Just My Ticket)

WHEN: Friday, August 30 – Monday, September 2, 2013, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday – Sunday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Maritime Museum of San Diego
1492 North Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101
Ph. 619-234-9153

TICKETS: $5 admission (age 3 & under are free)
Please click here to purchase tickets.




(Photo Credit: Sue Palmer)

(Photo Credit: Sue Palmer)

Sue Palmer in La Jolla Cove

Sue Palmer, the Queen of Boogie Woogie, and her band will be rocking the Ellen Browning Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove this Sunday afternoon. Bring a blanket, some snacks and your groove to this outdoor park concert. A very family-friendly venue, this could be the midpoint on a walk around La Jolla, enjoying food and shops of the neighborhood, along with the cove and beaches. Concert goers are of all ages and a great vibe is set with good eats, dancing and sunshine.This will be the final of the summer concert series.

WHEN: Sunday, September 1, 2013 from 2 – 4 p.m.

Ellen Browning Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove
1133 Coast Blvd.
Ph. 858-454-1600


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