6 Labor Day Events You Won’t Want to Miss in Downtown San Diego

If you plan on purchasing real estate in Little Italy San Diego or another neighborhood in downtown, you should also plan on celebrating this new facet of your life by taking part in the various Labor Day celebrations from September 1st through the 4th. You will find that a few of the events planned for this holiday weekend, which takes place during the final days of summer, will be within walking distance of your residence. Here are six events you will not want to miss.

1. BBQ Brunch Cruise

Enjoy a gourmet lunch while the Admiral Hornblower yacht sails around the San Diego Bay. You can enjoy craft beer, brunch mimosas, American diner fare, and seasonal gourmet treats as a nautical guide talks about the history of landmarks such as the Star of India, Point Loma, and the Naval Base. Reserve your tickets at Hornblower.com.

2. Annual Stickball Tournament

This childhood pastime was introduced to Italy by American soldiers stationed there after World War II. Accordingly, this annual celebration takes place in the Little Italy district of downtown San Diego, where the blocks surrounding Columbia Street turn into playing fields. Although stickball is mainly a New England pastime, San Diego has the honor of holding one of its largest tournaments. Bats and rubber balls are provided by the players. You are encouraged to bring friends and join teams on September 2nd and 3rd.

3. Sand Sculpting Challenge

Forget about sandcastles hastily made with buckets. The finest sand sculptors from across the United States will recreate not only the San Diego skyline but also life-size lowriders, famous sculptures, marine animals, beachgoers, and even flowers. This event will be held at Broadway Pier from September 1st through the 4th starting at 9am each day.

4. Ghosts of the Gaslamp

The Gaslamp District has a haunted past. Visit the Museum at the Davis-Horton House on Island Avenue on Friday, September 1st at 5pm to enjoy a guided holiday tour of ghostly landmarks. Tickets cost $20.

5. Balboa Park After Dark

The best time to visit Balboa Park during Labor Day weekend is after 5pm on September 1st. For the standard price of admission, you can visit the various museums and exhibits in and around the park. They will stay open until 8pm, and gourmet food trucks will be parked nearby. You can enjoy live music at spots such as the Spanish Village and the Japanese Friendship Garden.

6. Tall Ships Festival of Sail

If you wish to enjoy a truly epic experience to cap off the summer, head to the North Embarcadero from the Little Italy trolley station starting on Friday, September 1st and visit the majestic tall ships and other exhibits at the Maritime Museum. Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, complete with cannon fire, will be played at sunset.

Labor Day isn’t the only time there are exciting events occurring in the downtown area. If you decide to buy property and live in downtown, you’ll have constant access to fun things to do. From condos in Gaslamp Quarter to lofts in Columbia District, San Diego is full of great properties that are going fast. Reach out to the real estate experts at 92101 Urban Living to begin your search. Call 619-649-0368 today to schedule an appointment.

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