Labor Day – a time for revelry and rest as we celebrate and honor the American workers. This Labor Day 2022, forget about your 9 to 5 job and enjoy a lovely, relaxing 3-day weekend at Morro Bay’s quaint and laidback coasts. You deserve some time off, and this small town has a lot to offer travelers in search of a getaway.
Whether you’re looking for beach time or something more adventurous, there are plenty of things to do in Morro Bay for everyone.
Here’s a list of things to do on labor day weekend in Morro Bay:
Morro Bay Labor Day Art in the Park
Kick off your Labor Day weekend with Morro Bay’s annual Labor Day Art in the Park. This creative extravaganza features an array of art for all to enjoy, including paintings, ceramics, sculptures, and more. It starts on September 3rd until the 5th and opens from 10 am to 5 pm. You have the whole day to browse and shop for souvenirs!
Bring your family and friends and meet local crafters and artists, hang out and enjoy the delicious food and drinks available at the venue.
Buttercup Bakery Summer Concert Series
If you’re looking for fun, family-friendly, and free Labor Day weekend events, check out the Buttercup Bakery Summer Concert Series.
This summer, the Buttercup Bakery & Café is hosting a series of concerts featuring Central Coast’s finest musicians every Saturday from 3pm – 5pm. Enjoy great music while sipping on ice-cold beer or wine. For a full list of the concert lineup, check out the cafe’s Instagram page.
Visit the farmer’s market
Stroll two blocks of farmer stalls, food, and crafts selling fresh local produce, bread, olive oil, jams, and unique art from local artisans. It’s a great place to soak in the authentic flavors of Morro Bay, and you’re just footsteps away from the Embarcadero (waterfront promenade) and the harbor beyond. The market features live music—and sometimes even dance performances— so make sure to bring your dancing shoes!
Eat clams on the harbor
Get your clam fix on the harbor at a few classic spots with their take on this traditional dish. One of the best places for clams is the Harbor Side Market, which has been around since 1945. The market is located in a historic building that used to be a fish house. They offer delicious seafood options like cioppino and crab salad sandwiches, and they also have an extensive wine list featuring local wines from nearby wineries.
The pier is another excellent place for clams on the harbor, with several restaurants offering their spin on this classic dish, including Clam Chowder House & Grill, The Fish House Restaurant & Bar, Jed’s Restaurant & Lounge, and more!
Head to the beach
If you are craving peace and relaxation with your furry friends this Labor Day 2022, drive to Morro Bay’s breathtaking coastline. Its unique geology makes it a popular camping location, especially if you love being near the ocean. At Morro Strand State Beach, you can enjoy the three-mile stretch of sand that runs along Highway 1, with RV hookups and scenic picnic areas. Take your dog to Morro Strand State Beach but keep them on a leash—6 miles north in Cayucos, there’s a sprawling dog beach where they can run free and admire views of Morro Rock from a distance.
Savor the remaining days of summer this Labor Day 2022 at Ascot Suites. Conveniently nestled in the heart of Morro Bay, the Embarcadero and Downtown Morro Bay are walking distance away. Not up for a walk? Delight in breathtaking views of Morro Rock and the bay from our elegant rooftop sundeck or in one of our cozy rooms. Save as much as 15% on our summer special and enjoy a well-deserved staycation at our English-themed boutique hotel on Labor Day weekend.