San Diego is full of festivities for Labor Day Weekend. One of the best sand castle competitions in the world is held in San Diego each year over the weekend and the beaches are packed with families celebrating the last weekend of summer. If you’re looking for a way to spend the holiday weekend other than at the beach, or you’re a car enthusiast, then be sure to stop by Big SoCal Euro.

Exciting Events at the Big SoCal Euro

Big SoCal Euro is one of the largest events celebrating European car culture on the West Coast. This event is one of the best for car enthusiasts as more than 3,000 European cars are at the event. Big SoCal Euro is hosted by Volkswagen and is held on September 2 at SDCC Stadium in the Mission Valley and Old Town neighborhood of San Diego.

This family-friendly event is free to the public and includes drag racing, raffles, a swap meet, delicious food, car vendors, an afterparty, and much more. What makes this event unique from other car events is that it is about the cars, not the drivers. Big SoCal 2018 is also a meet instead of a car show, so it has a very lighthearted, laid-back environment. The event celebrates the best of European car culture by showcasing new cars like the Porsche 911 Carrera and classics like Volkswagen buses.

The drag race event, which is put on by Drag Legal, is a ⅛ mile long drag stripe and all makes and models of cars are allowed as long as they are European. Registration to participate in the drag race costs $35 ahead of time, and $40 the day of. Races are held throughout the day from 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Big SoCal Euro also includes a raffle. Items for the raffle are all auto-related and include personalized European plates, a set of tires, and an intercooler kit. If you are visiting the event from out of town, there are caravans leaving from Los Angeles and cities in California including Ontario, Burbank, and Corona. A list of caravans can be found on the Big SoCal 2018 website.

Staying in San Diego

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