Goodbye to Summer! Here’s What’s Happening Labor Day Weekend in San Diego and Orange County

Treasuring these last few days of summer can be bittersweet. Kids are back in school, vacation days with family and friends are winding down and despite the fact that we are fortunate to live with year-round comfortable temperatures, it’s always sad to see another summer pass by too quickly.

One last perfect summer weekend though is ahead of us, and whether you live in San Diego or Orange County here are a few ideas to soak in every last bit of local summer fun over Labor Day.

U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and Dimensional Art Exposition
August 31-September 3, 2018  | Broadway Pier and Pavilion
1000 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Head to the Embarcadero to see the master class sculptors, many of the world’s finest artists, build 3-dimensional works of art. See some of the most amazing sand artwork the whole family will enjoy.

Bayside Summer Nights – 1812
Tchaikovsky Spectacular
Friday, August 31, 2018 7:30PM | Embarcadero Marina Park South

Celebrate the end of summer with fireworks and cannons along with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. The San Diego Symphony has created a popular concert this time of the year that will ensure your summer ends in style.

Del Mar Racing Season
thru September 3, 2018

Only a few more days to bet on the horses and see some great live music.

Café Tacvba | Friday, August 31

Slightly Stoopid | Saturday, September 1

Ice Cube |Sunday, September 2

Little Italy Labor Day Stickball Tournament
September 1-2, 2018
Teams from New York or Puerto Rico (they alternate every year) challenge the San Diego Stickball teams and take over the streets of Little Italy. A classic two-day event harking back to days when life seemed simple.

Huntington Beach Civil War Days
September 1-2, 2018
The Huntington Beach Historical Society is proud to host the 24th annual Civil War Days Living History Event in Huntington Beach Central Park. Experience vivid recreations of life by hundreds of dedicated volunteers. Free!

Orange County International Street Fair
August 31-September 2, 2018
An annual Labor Day tradition, located near Plaza Park in the historic downtown district, discover one of a kind family activity. There are endless shopping booths with amazing goods, endless food booths as well as arts and crafts activities and a Children’s Street.

The Great Labor Day Cruise
September 1-2, 2018
Attracting over 1,400 vintage autos, classics and street rods, this isn’t just any car show. A true family event which includes a model car contest, wild wagons display, and over 100 vendors. OC Fairgrounds.

Did you know that fall is a great time to buy a home in San Diego, Orange County, and Coachella Valley? Often, motivated sellers want to close by the end of the year, and you can very well be settled in time for the holidays!

Here are just a few properties with unparalleled value, offered by Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty:

53299 Forest Lake Drive, Idyllwild
Are you looking for a mountain getaway? Maybe thinking of a retirement property? A new family home? Rental investment? Here is a beautiful move-in ready custom log home that will welcome the entire family. With 4 bedrooms, 6 baths, 2 living rooms, gorgeous remodeled kitchen, wrap around porch with Tahquitz rock views this is indeed a special home and rarely seen in this price range. Sold furnished excluding some antique heirlooms. $499,000.

El Brazo #87, Rancho Santa Fe
Looking to build your own custom home on a coveted piece of land in Rancho Santa Fe? This guard gated community has all the amenities including Club Cielo offering a swimming pool, basketball court, 2 tennis courts, indoor/outdoor entertaining area, fitness and much more. This 1.39-acre lot with 15,900 sq ft pad boasts ocean and sunset views. Motivated Seller! $499,900.

75822 Vista Del Rey, Indian Wells
Custom touches throughout this charming Indian Wells home. Private courtyard, expanded, remodeled kitchen, custom quick starting fireplace in great room, window shutters and recess lighting. Three bedroom suites, custom cabinetry, walk-in closets, newer AC, skylights and Epoxy flooring in the garage! A true value for exceptional desert living. $429,000.

5430 Grape Street, San Diego
Are you a first time home buyer? Investor? Here is a one of a kind opportunity to own a turn key mid-century single level charmer in San Diego! Two bedrooms with excellent closet space, original hardwood flooring, wonderful kitchen featuring Quartz countertops, newer stainless steel appliances including stove, refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave, remodeled bathroom, freshly painted interior and well maintained with a spacious backyard for entertaining. Centrally located with easy freeway access. Priced to sell! $420,000.

3118 Watermarke Place, Irvine
Tremendous deal in Orange County! Charming, like new, Astor Court Model with greenbelt views is located in the exclusive Watermarke Condominium community. Stylish 1 bedroom, 1 bath with open floor plan features brand new carpet, fresh paint, crown moldings, granite countertops, modern white cabinets in the kitchen and bathroom. Whirlpool appliances, generous master bedroom, and top of the line amenities including 24-hour fitness, clubhouse with game/billiard rooms, kitchen, library, theatre, business center and conference rooms, basketball and tennis courts, 3 pools, 4 spas. Close to beaches, bike trails, parks, shopping, restaurants and freeways! Just minutes from UCI. $412,000.

4353 68th Street, La Mesa
Beautiful Rolando Knolls home with wonderful swimming pool in a large, private backyard setting including lovely landscaped gardens, lush lawn and an outdoor dining patio. Enjoy your own fresh figs and lemons and more from all the fruit and citrus trees. Lots of charm and character with original hardwood floors, formal dining room, updated bathroom, central heat and AC, eat-in kitchen with sunny breakfast nook. Lovely natural light throughout this 3 bedroom, 1 bath property. Large bonus room (not included in square footage) and extra workshop! $579,000.

Julie McGuire, PSIR Marketing

Julie McGuire, a freelance writer who works with the Pacific Sotheby's International Realty marketing team, specializes in the real estate and travel industries. She is a graduate of San Diego State University with degrees in History and Journalism and currently is researching material and writing her first book.

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