Stomp Your Way Into Labor Day Weekend

Your Patch guide to weekend happiness.

It’s Labor Day Weekend. Enjoy it while you can, with this weekend’s best bets we've picked for you.

Stay close to home for the annual grape stomp or watch a movie under the stars. Venture outside of Ramona for a cello concert and the end of summer concerts at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Don’t forget to buy your early at Albertsons this weekend!

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  • When/where: Menghini Winery, 1150 Julian Orchards Dr., Julian, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.
  • Why go: It’s the annual Julian Grape Stomp, where you can sink your toes into some grapes. Bring the whole family for food, crafts, games, music and wine tasting.
  • Price: $5-$10.

  • When/where:, 17953 Dos Picos Park Rd., Ramona, dusk Saturday.
  • Why go: Head over to Dos Picos park with your coolers and blankets or low-back chairs and watch Yogi Bear under the stars with your family.
  • Price: Free.

  • When/where: Barona Indian Reservation, 1932 Wildcat Canyon Road, Lakeside, 6 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
  • Why go: Dance and drum your way through the long weekend. This Annual Barona Powwow features dance conctests, drum contests and prizes.
  • Price: Free.



  • When/where: , 12845 Poway Rd., Poway, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday.
  • Why go: Cellist Erdis Maxhelaku will perform
  • Price: Free.

  • When/where: , 13094 Civic Center Dr., Poway, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday.
  • Why go: Take the family and your lawn chairs or blankets to the community park for a movie under the stars. Laugh your way through Disney’s Tangled, a twist on the classic “Rapunzel” story.
  • Price: Free.

  • When/where: Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, following the race Friday and Sunday.
  • Why go: See the last two concerts of the summer series. Catch Fitz and the Tantrums on Friday and swoon over Ben Harper on Sunday.
  • Price: The concert is free with race admission, otherwise the cost is $20.


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