The Weekender: Aug 30 - Sept 3

Just because summer is ending and school is back in session doesn’t mean the fun has to stop – we’re actually only getting started!  Get ready to let loose this week with a Labor Day Weekend like no other!  So through your books in the air and act like you don’t have a care because this weekend is stacked!  

Wednesday, August 30th

Side Bar Industry Night: Back to School
9 pm -2 am, Side Bar Nightclub
No one likes going back to school, but not to worry, we can help you ease through the pain!  Forget the books at home and come out to Side Bar Nightclub this Wednesday for our special Back to School Industry Night with sounds by DJ Scooter!  Make sure to study up on drinking game skills because there will be a beer pong tournament from 9 pm-10:30pm, with the winner receiving $500 in bottle service! 

Thursday, August 31st

Festival of Sail – Tall Ship Parade
10:45 am-3 pm, Maritime Museum
All aboard!  Come sail on the Californian – California’s official tall ship – for the Tall Ship Parade this Thursday in the beautiful San Diego Bay!  Get your tickets here!

UNWINED at The Pool House featuring Craig Smoove
5 pm-10 pm,  The Pool House
With August coming to a close, it’s time for you to UNWINED at Pool House!  Sip on 1/2 off bottles of wine and cocktails while relishing in sounds by Craig Smoove on top of this premier rooftop lounge!  RSVP here or at to get on the guest list and for FREE admission to Oxford Social Club.

Friday, September 1st

U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and Dimensional Art Expo
9 am-all day, Broadway Pier and Landing
The 6th Annual U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and Dimensional Art Expo is back!  Voted “Top 20 ‘Must See’ Seaside Festivals in the World” by American Express and USA Today’s 10 Best, this is sand castle building competition to the extreme! Running  all weekend long from Friday, September 1st through Monday, September 4th, you’ll have plenty of time to relish in the beauty of the incredible sculptures to be built by over 300 tons of sand!  Purchase your tickets here.

Fluxx Fridays featuring Don Cannon
9 pm-2 am, Fluxx Nightclub
Labor Day Weekend is here!  So it’s time to get the party started!  Celebrate your American patriotism at Fluxx Nightclub this Friday with Don Cannon on deck! Because after all, work hard, play harder! 

Saturday, September 2nd

SUNBURN Pool Lounge featuring Paul Oakenfold
12 pm-7 pm, Hard Rock Hotel
What better way to celebrate your Labor Day Weekend than underneath the San Diego sun at SUNBURN Pool Lounge!  Wear your hottest swimsuit, grab all your friends, and get ready to get rowdy this Saturday with DJ Paul Oakenfold!  Don’t miss out, purchase your tickets here or email to reserve a cabana or daybed.

San Diego Bacon Fest
12 pm-5 pm, Liberty Station
Who doesn’t love bacon?!  Good thing it’s International Bacon Day!  Head over to Liberty Station to enjoy UNLIMITED samples from all the food, beer and spirit vendors.  So get ready for a sizzling time!  Purchase tickets here

Bitchin’ Side Bar Saturdays 
9 pm- 2 am, Side Bar Nightclub
We all try to be good, but sometimes you just have to be bad.  So let your bad bitch self out this Saturday at Side Bar!  Dance and drink your night away with one hell of a time at this iconic San Diego Nightclub. 

Sunday, September 3rd

Disco Naps Presents: LDW Rooftop Pool Party
1 pm-9 pm, Hard Rock Hotel
Get ready for a poppin’ pool party San Diego has never seen before!  Disco Naps is taking over the legendary Float Pool Lounge at the Hard Rock Hotel for a Sunday Funday like no other!  With banging disco and house music from Classicc, Amtrac, and Nick Monaco PLUS live art, a 20 foot tepee, brand pop-ups and more, you’ll be sure to have more than just a little fun in the sun.  So put your bikini on and get your tickets here!