Just because it’s Labor Day weekend—the unofficial end of the summer—it doesn’t mean outdoor fun needs to end. San Diego has its fair share of ways to enjoy the beautiful weather and remaining days of care-free summer living. Head downtown to the annual Festival of the Sail where North Embarcadero turns into a nautical theme park. Take the kiddos to Liberty Station for Friday Art Night at Pachis Art Studio. Little musicians can take a free music class with Blossom Music Together. Or experience a real powwow with the Barona tribe. Have a great, long weekend!

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San Diego

Friday Art Night
Families get hands on and creative at Pachis, an art studio for kids during Friday Night Liberty. Join Pachis to create an inspiring community art piece that will be displayed at Pachis and Liberty Station throughout the year. This FREE event is open to adults and children to work on a collaborative art piece together. You do not need any art experience to be part of the fun! Fri., 5 – 8 p.m., Pachis, An Art Studio for Kids, Free. All ages. Event details.

Road to Rio Tour
The United States Olympic Committee, Olympic gymnastics champion Nastia Liukin and eight Team USA athletes will be in San Diego for the continuation of the Road to Rio Tour. The tour brings the spirit and excitement of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games to Team USA fans across the country. Sat. and Sun., 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., B Street Pier, Free. All ages. Event details.

Festival of the Sail
The Maritime Museum of San Diego will transform the North Embarcadero into a nautical theme park for the largest Tall Ship festival on the west coast. More than 20 tall ships and other vessels from around the world will be visiting San Diego. In addition, there will be live entertainment, a petting zoo, vendors, food, cannon battles, cruises on San Diego Bay, and more. Sat. – Mon., 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Maritime Museum of San Diego, $5-$7/person. All ages. Event details.

North County

Blossom Music Together Class
Check out a class for free! Blossom Music Together, a pioneering, research-based early childhood music program, kicks off fall registration with classes. Fri., 10 a.m., Kid Ventures 4S Ranch, Free. All ages. Event details.

East County

Barona Powwow
This Tribal celebration has grown into a three-day event featuring traditional Tribal dances, singing and music, a hand drum contest, authentic Native American food and exquisite handcrafted arts and jewelry. Fri. – Sun., times vary by day, Barona Indian Reservation, Free. All ages. Event details.

What are you doing this Labor Day weekend? Tell us in the comments!

– Leah R. Singer

Photo courtesy of Maritime Museum of San Diego Facebook page