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Exploring San Diego: Things to do Labor Day Weekend

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Posted at 10:34 PM, Sep 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-02 20:26:26-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- It’s Labor Day weekend, San Diego!

Celebrate a unique theater experience before it changes forever as the world’s longest-running film projector is decommissioned at the Fleet Science Center.

Vintage aficionados, retro rebels and flea market fans, get ready because the San Diego Vintage Flea Market is back. In the East County, Julian is bringing the joys of wine to town with its annual Grape Stomp Festa. Yes, you get to roll up your pant legs and stomp grapes!

Get your appetite ready for the annual tequila and taco festival in Barrio Logan.

Plus, you can find rapper 50 Cent in the club wrapping up Labor Day Weekend downtown.

Caifanes Live
Where: SDSU; Cost: $49 and up
The 1980s/1990s-era rock en Español band is back! The guys from Mexico City perform who have collaborated with everyone from Graham Nash to Adrian Belew will perform their classic hits starting at 8pm.

Tacos & Tequila Festival
Where: Barrio Logan; Cost: $40
Indulge in unlimited craft beer and tequila samples, and tacos from dozens local restaurants at the Tacos and Tequila Festival San Diego. Live music will also be on hand during the 2-day event. The festival runs from 6pm- 10pm.

Campland Family Fun
Where: Mission Bay; Cost: Varies
(Friday - Monday) Make the most out of the last days of summer at Campland on the Bay this Labor Day weekend with a full schedule of activities and live entertainment at the iconic RV campground on San Diego’s Mission Bay. Campland staff members will host a variety of fun-filled games and activities to entertain kids outdoors, giving parents time to relax and enjoy the bayfront setting.

Oceanside Art Walk
Where: Oceanside Museum of Art; Cost: Free
Dozens of local artists and makers will be on hand displaying their crafts including art, jewelry, pottery, and more. guest can explore the exhibitions at the Oceanside Museum of Art from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Later in the evening, enjoy the blues-rock guitar of The Anthony Cullins Trio. The event is free, but since capacity is limited, guests are encouraged to reserve a ticket ahead of time.

Movies on the Beach
Where: Hotel Del Coronado; Cost: $25 and up
Snuggle up on Del Beach for a movie under the stars. Guests can cuddle up around a private bonfire with s’mores and relax in a beach daybed or enjoy seating in socially distanced Del Beach sand chairs. Blue Crush will be showing on the big screen promptly at 8:30 pm, doors open at 8 p.m. Reservations are required.

Mingei International Museum Reopening
Where: Balboa Park; Cost: Free
The museum that focuses on craft, folk art and design has been closed for three years, undergoing a $55 million renovation, and it will finally be ready to welcome visitors this weekend. More than 10,000 square feet was added to the museum building, with the inclusion of exhibition and programming space, a theater, coffee bar, and education center.

Julian Grape Stomp Festa
Where: Menghini Winery; Cost: $20-$30
Ten local wineries will be offering sips of their wines, a variety of food, and, of course, Italian music and some bocce ball during Julian's 24th annual Grape Stomp Festa. Get ready to roll up your pant legs and letting tons of grapes squish beneath your feet!

San Diego Vintage Flea Market
Where: Normal Heights Masonic Lodge; Cost: $1 entry fee
Vintage lovers rejoice because the San Diego Vintage Flea Market is back! The event will feature dozens of vendors specializing in fashion from the late 19th century through the days when we were worried about Y2K. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome to join shoppers from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Goonies in Concert
Where: The Rady Shell; Cost: $36 and up
Relive the celebrated cult classic, The Goonies, screened with the full score performed live by the San Diego Symphony, led by conductor John Beale. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Craft Beer Festival
Where: SeaWorld; Cost: $50 and up (Price is in addition to park entrance fees)
The festival will serve up more than 100 craft brews, wine, hard seltzer, and cocktails. Sample an unbeatable mix of domestic and local California favorites. Plus savor food items expertly paired to match your preferred brew. And to top it all off, festive entertainment will keep the party going all day long.

Chelsea Handler Live
Where: Humphreys Outdoor Concerts by the Bay; Cost: Varies
Ready to laugh during this holiday weekend? Actress, author, former late-night TV host and current host of the “Dear Chelsea” podcast, brings her comedy tour to America’s Finest City. Expect her to bring her signature snark and wit to the Humphreys.

IMAX Film Festival
Where: Fleet Science Center; Cost: $18 and up
Enjoy a day of cinematic wonders as the Fleet celebrates over 48 years of IMAX® films with a Film Festival. Before the theater bids a farewell to its film projector, the museum is bringing back eight of its most popular films. “The Living Sea,” “Jerusalem,” Ring of Fire” and “Hubble” are among the titles you can watch at this all-day event.

50 Cent Returns to San Diego
Where: Parq Nightclub; Cost: $30 and up
Wrap up your off Labor Day weekend with a DJ set by legendary rapper and actor 50 Cent. Doors open at 9 p.m. and party-goers must arrive before 11:30 p.m. Tickets sales are expected to go fast.