Soon after a long and relaxing weekend after Labor Day, we are yet to be delighted with another extended weekend this autumn. The three-day weekend will:
- take place from the 10th to the 12th of October
- pin down Columbus Day, officially celebrated on Monday the 12th of October
As an annual holiday in the United States celebrated for well over 500 years now, Columbus Day commemorates the voyage of Christopher Columbus to the “New World” that took place on the 12th of October 1492.
This event has been celebrated since colonial times, followed by becoming a federal holiday in April 1937:
- the 12th of October has been proclaimed by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt as Columbus Day in April 1934
- starting with the year 1970, the holiday has been traditionally observed on the second Monday of October
In many states of America, Columbus Day is welcomed as an official holiday. It is manifested through:
- large-scale events such as extravagant parades that gather a large number of spectators
- other rituals formulated along the line of patriotism and nationalism
Where to Spend Columbus Day?
In case you are heading to New York this Columbus Day for the grand parade, then please do take pictures!
However, if you decide to enjoy the three-day weekend in San Diego and nearby, then do rest assured that there are many events where you can spend a great weekend, thanks to all the organizers and event planners who have been very active over the past few weeks, all in order to prepare some really great and entertaining programs. We did a little bit of research for you and we are pleased with what we found. From live music to delicious cuisine, great, fresh, and cold beer at the breweries around San Diego, fabulous wines at the fantastic wineries in Temecula, and overall an amazing atmosphere filled with cheers and good vibes, gave us the feeling that this Columbus Day Weekend will definitely not be a dull holiday.
As every good weekend starts with Friday evening, the weekend around Columbus Day makes no exception. And to make the long talk short, here it is, our idea of how to spend a fun and relaxing time every day over the extended weekend:
- For a little bit of multi-cultural flair, the famous brewery New English Brewing Co. will offer:
- Mexican city cuisine and English beer on tap beginning at 4:00 pm, and will continue serving until 8:30 pm
- On the menu: delicious Mexican food, including street tacos, carne asada, and al pastor.
AND from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm, all theater connoisseurs will get their share of entertainment and engaging fun at Cygnet Theatre, on Twiggs Street, where the actors will perform "Hay Fever". New English Brewery will be present with a pre-show tasting offer and the menu will consist of New English Beer on tap. After the play, you can have a word with the actors and mingle with the VIPs.
Insider's note: at New English Brewing Company, the beer is light, refreshing, and crisp, just perfect for a Friday evening.
The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival in San Diego is displaying for two days, with free entrance from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm on Saturday and until 6:00 pm on Sunday on Girard Ave, La Jolla.
And as a stand-out from the crowd, the La Jolla Art & Wine Festival is a charitable event!
All the profits raised will benefit the public elementary and the middle school.
Temecula Winery Events on Columbus Day
Columbus Day at Doffo Winery seems to be the best option if you’re looking for a top-notch atmosphere. The outside patio is a refreshing and amazing place to celebrate Columbus Day and to share a glass or a bottle of their velvety wines! In addition, they have great food vendors that rotate from my buddy Justin's Red Oven pizza to hamburgers and hand-made empanadas.
- When: 11:00 am
- Price: $30
Wilson Creek Winery
Wilson Creek Winery offers plenty of options to enjoy, such as:
- a restaurant
- a couple of tasting rooms
- a courtyard bar
- courtyard seating
When: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
Price: For the grand dinner gala tickets: adult $75, child (4-12) $37.50, infant (0-3) free. VIP Package : adult $135, child (4-12) $67.50, infant (0-3) free.
Masia de la Vinya Winery
Masia de la Vinya Winery is a great choice for Columbus Day. When you first arrive, you are greeted by a large magnificent fountain.
Once you step inside, it feels like you are transported to Napa Valley. The tasting room at Masia de la Vinya Winery is immaculate and their wines are simply fantastic for such occasions.
- When: 10:00 am
- Price: $55
The Lorimar Vineyards and Winery
Gather your group and celebrate Columbus Day at Lorimar Winery. The atmosphere is great and walking through the vineyard and the rest of the property is really nice. They have awesome deals on wines, both for bottles and tastings. There are multiple wine tasting rooms which makes it a lot easier for everyone.
- When: 6:00 pm
- Price: Free
We are exclusive partners with Lorimar Winery and we highly recommend their wine tasting rooms and their exquisite wines. Make sure you book a limo for Columbus Day.
You won't regret choosing to spend Columbus Day at Falkner Winery.
Program: Live music is offered by Falkner Winery every Sunday until the 25th of October.
The band Guilty Conscience will rock your world with a complete musical experience.
When: 12:00 pm until 3:00 pm
Robert Renzoni Vineyards
Program: Monty and Jillian are performing live.
Other programs at the Robert Renzoni Vineyards to keep you and your loved ones feeling festive and entertained:
- Hot air balloon rides
- Adults over 21 years of age can opt for a walking tour
- A picnic in the garden
When: 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm
Program: For all dog lovers out there, Baily Winery offers a Dog Day with live acoustic music.
This is a recurring event where you can bring your well-mannered pooches for lunch on the patio.
The winery's two unique tasting locations provide some exquisite vintage wines that you cannot miss.
When: all day long
Book a Limo From Aall In Limo & Party Bus for Columbus Day
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Aall in Limo provides top rental vehicles in San Diego and Temecula at the best rates.
Please remember to book your limo in advance so that you get to enjoy all the comfort our transportation has to offer.
We would really love to celebrate Columbus Day together with you and help you create precious memories.