2023 | Labor Day Weekend Fun in Southern California

Spirit of Dana Point – Ocean Institute

Labor Day Weekend Events

Orange International Street Fair
Old Towne Orange
September 1-3, 2023
The annual Orange International Street Fair features 15 ethnic streets with food and drink booths, handmade arts and crafts section, a street dedicated to crafts and games for kids, community booths, and seven stages of entertainment. FREE


Sail on the Spirit of Dana Point Tallship
Ocean Institute, Dana Point
September 2, 2023
Set sail aboard the schooner Spirit of Dana Point and experience California from the perspective of an early tallship explorer. Join the crew to help raise sail, handle lines, and steer the ship, or simply sit back, relax and enjoy the majesty of sailing the seas aboard a tallship. Must be 4 and up. TICKETS: $65


Community Hero Day
Discovery Cube OC, Santa Ana
September 2, 2023
Discovery Cube recognizes community heroes (just like the pups in PAW Patrol – exhibit closes September 4th!). The Santa Ana Police Department will be onsite with their K-9 officer, police dog, and police car. There will also be information on pedestrian and bicycle safety and traffic safety awareness. Please note that the police car is in service. If they receive a service call, the police car will leave early or not show up at all. INCLUDED WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION.


Huntington Beach Civil War Days
Huntington Beach Central Park
September 2-3, 2023
The Huntington Beach Historical Society hosts the annual Civil War Days living history event in Huntington Beach Central Park. Enjoy live performances, battle reenactments, infantry drill and tactics, historical weapons demonstrations, President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, Reconstruction debate, and live music. FREE


Long Beach Comic Con
Long Beach Convention Center
September 2-3, 2023
Long Beach Comic Con features exhibitors, entertainment, educational programs, guest signings and meet and greets. Celebrate pop culture with comic books, cosplay, action figures, anime and manga, and gaming. The convention also features the Space Expo, a pavilion space dedicated to providing STEM education through a pop culture setting hosted by the Columbia Memorial Space Center.


Dodgers Kids Run the Bases
Dodgers Stadium, Los Angeles
Sunday, September 3, 2023
Kids Run the Bases gives children (ages 5-14) the chance to run the bases after most Sunday afternoon games.


Long Beach Greek Festival
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church
September 3-5, 2023

Enjoy authentic Greek food, live Greek music and dancing, cooking demonstrations, shopping, and more. Families can also enjoy video game trucks, classic arcade room, bounce houses, obstacle courses, and games. Self-guided church tours are open until dusk. Free parking and shuttle rides to and from the festival at VA Hospital parking lot. ADMISSION: $5



Cardboard City

Special Exhibits Ending Labor Day Weekend

Cardboard City
Westfield Century City Mall, Los Angeles
Ends September 3, 2023
See 12-foot cardboard sculptures, massive collaborative art installations, cardboard costuming, skills building classes, and more. Come to Cardboard City to view works by LA-based artists, chat with artists, and make cardboard creations of your own.

Camping in the City
Pretend City, Irvine
Ends September 4, 2023
Explore trails, trace the footprints of critters who call our City home, and gather around the campfire for stories and s’more-making lessons.

Festival of STEM
Discovery Cube LA, Sylmar
Ends September 4, 2023
Designed by experts, Festival of STEM offers families a variety of interactive displays, hands-on activities, and engaging presentations that showcase the wonders of science.

PAW Patrol: Adventure Play
Discovery Cube OC, Santa Ana
Ends September 4, 2023
Based on the hit preschool series PAW Patrol, this interactive exhibit gives visitors an opportunity to run rescue missions and work together to overcome challenges in a fun and immersive environment.

Ocean Encounter
Discovery Cube OC, Santa Ana
Ends September 4, 2023
Explore the zones of the ocean by visiting interactive stations that focus on the different aspects of ocean life and the threats they face.

Kidspace Campout
Kidspace Children’s Museum, Pasadena
Ends September 4, 2023
Learn about native wildlife, meet animal ambassadors, splash through the museum’s Arroyo stream, hop on the trike trail for a road trip over the Golden Gate Bridge, and check out their all-new interactive exhibit, Arroyo Pequeño.



Wild Rivers in Irvine

Water Parks Open Labor Day Weekend

Knott’s Soak City

Legoland Water Park (closed Monday)

Newport Dunes

Raging Waters

Sesame Place (last day open is Monday)

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

Splash! Buccaneer Bay (last day open is Monday)

The Adventure Lagoon

Wild Rivers



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