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Your Guide to Matinée San Diego 2017

Matinee San Diego is on Friday, September 1, to Monday, September 4, 2017, at the Lafayette Hotel and around San Diego.
Photo credit:
From Matinee San Diego 2016

We are just a few days away from Matinee San Diego. This huge festival attracts people from all over the world for a Labor Day weekend of fun, music, and everything in-between.

The first ever Matinee San Diego was held in 2015, and as those of you who were there can attest, it did very well. In fact, it returned in 2016 and was even bigger. 

Perfect weather, top notch organization and great community outreach combine to create what many call the best party weekend in San Diego.

The Lafayette Hotel is hosting this four-day event and there are still some rooms left. 

As a bonus, there is a flash sale for the remaining poolside rooms with a bird's eye view of the exciting pool parties. Get your tickets to these events while they last!

If you want to try your luck and experience these massive parties for free, just text MATINEE to 94253 to enter* to win a VIP Pass to Matinee San Diego!  Winners announced on Thursday, August 31. 

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Friday, Septemeber 1:  

Main Event: LALECHE! at Rich's (8 pm to 3 am)

Taito Tikaro

Dan Slater

Rich's is located at 1051 University Ave, San Diego, 92103.

Saturday, September 2:

Pool Party: HEAT! at Lafayette (11 am to 5 pm)

DJ Cindel

Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows located at 2223 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego,  92104

Saturday, September 2:

Main Event: PERVERT at Spin Nightclub.(10 pm to Late)

Nacho Chapado

Danny Verde

Spin is located at 2028 Hancock St, San Diego, 92110

Sunday, September 3:

Pool Party: PUMP! at Lafayette (11 am to 5 pm)

Dawna Montell

Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows located at 2223 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, 92104

Sunday, September 3:

Main Event: MATINEE AIR FORCE at Music Box (8 pm to 2 am)

Phil Romano with DJ Dan De Leon doing the opening set. 

Music Box is located at 1337 India St, San Diego, CA 92101

Monday, September 4:

Afterparty: ACTION! at Area 51 (2 am to Late)

Nina Flowers

Monday, September 4:

Matinee San Diego: Refresh Pool Party at The Lafayette Hotel (11 am to 5 pm)

DJ John Joseph and Blacklow

Monday, September 4:

FREE Party at Rich's


Lafayette Hotel:

Stylish where it matters and affordable where it counts, The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows is more than just a place to stay and see Southern California attractions.  We also know San Diego culture. Embedded within the vibrant North Park San Diego community renowned known for its exciting nightlife, shopping, dining, and exploding arts and music scene, The Lafayette Hotel & Swim Club redefines what it means to be a community minded hotel.

Please be sure to mention MATINEE.


Rich's is San Diego's largest and most popular gay nightclub. We have two large, separate rooms each with a fully-stocked bar, DJ, and dance floor; a VIP area with 4 private VIP booths and a separate private party room that overlooks the main dance floor; and an outdoor smoking patio. Rich's San Diego is located in the heart of Hillcrest on the main drag of University Avenue,

The Music Box:

Music Box is the premier concert venue and event space in downtown San Diego. Situated in Little Italy, our venue features a diverse array of talented performers, including nationally celebrated artists, local legends, and up-and-coming acts. Our tri-level site boasts audiophile-quality acoustics, locally sourced menus, and generously spacious floor plans. Founded in the tradition of legendary venues such as the Fillmore in San Francisco, and the Palladium, El Rey, and Wiltern in Los Angeles, we are truly unique among San Diego nightlife destinations.

Spin Nightclub

"Three stories of awesomeness. Day Parties, Club Nights, and After Hours....always a great time. The management and staff always know how to throw a great party. " -  Nicholas Alonzo

Area 51 Ultra Lounge

Area 51 Ultra Lounge is located in the middle of San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter. This 5000 square foot second-story space is designed as two spaces in one, a lounge and nightclub. We have incorporated a state-of-the-art sound system, food & beverage menus, Bottle service, premium hookah, VIP services, & much more. Area 51 Ultra Lounge promises to be the futuristic, ultra modern exclusivity that can be found nowhere else


Matinée launched almost 20 years ago in Ibiza with the idea to reimagine and craft an elaborate party experience, drawing tens of thousands of attendees each week from around the world. Whether in the heart of Manhattan or on the beaches of San Diego, a Matinée event is meant to take revelers out of body and beyond the confines of their imagination.


Weekend Pass [SOLD OUT] includes the 5 Main Parties: Friday Night, Saturday Pool, Saturday Main Event, Sunday Pool, and Sunday Main Event.

VIP Weekend Pass includes VIP admission to the 5 Main Parties, plus express entry to skip the lines, complimentary fruit/snacks, elevated VIP areas overlooking all the action and private restrooms. ($500 value)

Ultra VIP All-Access Weekend Pass includes VIP admission to all 8 Parties, including the Sunday Afterparty, Monday Tea Dance, and an exclusive Matinee Gift Pack. ($800 value)

Host Hotel:Click here to book now at our exclusive Lafayette Host Hotel for just $149, or call direct 619-296-2101.

Stay in the center of the action and Pool Parties. 


Everyone’s enjoyment is our top priority. You may undergo a search at night events, so please do not bring anything that might be confiscated.

No outside liquids of any kind will be permitted and any medication must have a prescription with it. 


Click HERE to watch a great video of Matinee San Diego. 


Matinee San Diego is on Friday, September 1, to Monday, September 4, 2017, at the Lafayette Hotel and around San Diego.

Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows located at 2223 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, 92104. Please be sure to mention MATINEE.

 Matinee San Diego is presented by Jake Resnicow & Paul Nicholls.