Memorial Weekend Calendar of Events – San Diego’s Best Parties Are Here!

Party starts Friday with a Bubbly Evening Swim and a Pool Party Saturday, while Sunday Brings a Beer Fest!

Via press release by Rana Kay

Thanks to its legendary pool parties and sun-soaked soirees, Hard Rock Hotel San Diego and its swanky Float pool lounge have become a famed destination for poolside partying during the summer months. Staying true to its reputation of throwing the city’s most talked-about holiday celebrations, this Memorial Day Weekend the hotel has lined-up three days of unique festivities starting Friday, May 27 and culminating on Sunday May 29 with a new TAPPED festival featuring live music, food, craft beer garden, entertainment and more. All events are open to the public and hotel guests receive free entry to all activities all weekend long.

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego’s Memorial Weekend festivities include the following:

 

Friday, May 27 – Sip, swim and socialize at an extended P.M. Poolside Veuve Cliquot Happy Hour at Float. From 5 – 7 pm at the rooftop pool lounge, the hotel will offer $50 bottles and $10 glasses of the revered Champagne, as well as complimentary small bites at the bar. As the sun sets, the pool remains open and guests have the option of suiting up or suiting down to swim under the stars in Float’s glowing pool surrounded by glittering, rotating colored lights that illuminate the space at night. An ultra-lounge vibe is heightened with DJs spinning an expert mix of deep house and new disco tunes. Entry is complimentary to both hotel guests and the public.

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Pre-Party for Memorial Day on Saturday at Sunburn!

• Saturday, May 28 – Don’t forget the sunscreen as Float presents a special Memorial Weekend version of its popular Sunburn Pool Party. Taking place at the Hard Rock Hotel’s Float rooftop pool lounge, overlooking the vibrant Gaslamp Quarter, the party features a laidback pool, tasty barbecue, full bars, VIP daybeds, and cabanas with lounge seating and flat screen TVs. Tickets start at $10 and can be purchased by visiting www.hardrockhotelsd.com. VIP table and cabana reservations can be made by contacting sunburn@hardrockhotelsd.com

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The rooftop beer garden will boast over 11 craft brew tents.

• Sunday, May 29 – Memorial Weekend revelers are invited to experience bands, bites and brews at the first-annual TAPPED festival taking place at Float pool lounge and the hotel’s adjacent Woodstock entertainment deck. The event promises an afternoon of adult fun with a beer garden sponsored by Stone Brewing Co. and Latitude 33, plenty of food, cocktails, a flair bartender competition hosted by Flairaholiks as well as a live performance by popular reggae-rock group Sun Dried Vibes. Doors are open from 11 am – 7 pm. Tickets to TAPPED are $40 each and are available for purchase by visiting www.hardrockhotelsd.com.

Hotel guests receive free entry to all the weekend’s events. Rooms start at $269 during Memorial Day Weekend and guests are encouraged to book early due to high-demand. To book Hard Rock Hotel San Diego rooms and room packages visit www.hardrockhotelsd.com or call 888-593-6177. Rates and ticket prices are subject to availability. All Memorial Weekend events are 21 and over.

8 Stunning Photos of the Historic Gaslamp Quarter Sign

Our hotel is lucky enough to proudly stand at the foot of one of Downtown San Diego‘s most photographed landmarks – the legendary Gaslamp Quarter sign. While the historic district dates back to the waterfront industry boom of the 1870s, it wasn’t until 1986 that the Gaslamp Quarter Archway signage was conceived.

But my oh my, what a buzz it created! The luminous marquee continues to be one of the most photographed spots in downtown Diego.

Stretching over Fifth street at the corner of L, the sign is a mixed-media constellation of neon, incandescent and fluorescent light fixtures. The vibrant display greets passing trains and is only steps away from the world famous San Diego Convention Center.

The sign was designed by Harmon Nelson and David Robinson, inc and was intended to mark San Diego’s successful redevelopment as a world class city. We think Here are a few of our favorite photos of the sign that celebrate the vitality of our beloved strip of town. (Photo credit listed under image as caption.)

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Photo Credit: Justin Brown via Flickr (Instagram @JustinInSD)
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Photo Credit: Ted McGrath via Flickr
Photo Credit: Justin Brown via Flickr (Instagram @JustinInSD)
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Photo Credit: Justin Brown via Flickr (Instagram @JustinInSD)
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