Backyard Wilderness 3D Aug 1 – Ongoing
Learn about the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses—in our own backyards.
Time/Place: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM / S.D. Natural History Museum
Contact: Natural History Museum
Screen on the Green Aug 2/ Aug 9/ Aug 16/ Aug 23/ Aug 30
Take a trip into the art world as you sit under the stars in the Botanical Lawn (east of Museum) in beautiful Balboa Park. Aug 2 – The Lunchbox/ Aug 9 – Original Copy/ Aug 16 – The Music Room/ Aug 23 – Nil Battey Sannata/ Aug 30 – Paheli
Time/Place: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM / San Diego Museum of Art
Contact: Botanical Lawn
Bon Odori Festival Aug 3 – Aug 4
For two days, you will be able to enjoy a variety of merchants, engage in family friendly activities, treat yourselves to Japanese festival foods, a beer garden, a tea & dessert garden, and experience cultural performances throughout each day!
Time/Place: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM / Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego
Contact: Bon Odori Festival
Summer Family Mural Project Aug 3
Join us during “Food Truck Fridays” in Balboa Park! The Family Mural Project provides participants new and exciting ways to experience art.
Time/Place: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM / Timken Museum of Art
Contact: Mural Project
Stretch Yourself Yoga Aug 4
Join Yoga One for a free outdoor yoga class in the Amphitheater. This event is open to the public and brought to you by Scripps Health. Please bring your own mat and water!
Time/Place: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM / Horton Plaza Park
Contact: Yoga One
Chula Vista Lemon Festival Aug 5
Lemon Festival celebrates Chula Vista’s heritage as the “Lemon Capital of the World” and will feature live entertainment, a kids’ fun zone and lemons galore.
Time/Place: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM / 353 Third Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91910
Contact: Chula Vista Lemon Festival
Night Fishing Aug 9
Join us for a night of fishing in Lakes 1-4. No state fishing license is required, only a permit from the general store.
Time/Place: 5:00 PM – 11:30 PM / Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve
Contact: Night Fishing
Movies & More by the Lake Aug 10
Join us for COCO! Pre movie fun starts at 6PM. Food trucks & snack bar treats will be on site for your munching pleasure.
Time/Place: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM / Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve
Contact: Santee Lakes
ArtWalk @ Liberty Station Aug 11 – Aug 12
Celebrate Independence Week in Coronado! Come to The Del early on July 1 for a beach party with a live band, firepits with s’mores and a spectacular fireworks display.
Time/Place: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM / Liberty Station at Ingram Plaza
Cardiff Dog Days of Summer Aug 12
Cardiff-by-the-Sea is ready to celebrate man’s best friend! Set in a beautiful beach community, Cardiff Dog Days of Summer is a fair for dogs and dog lovers.
Time/Place: 11:00 AM – 06:00 PM / Encinitas Community Park
Contact: Cardiff Dog Days
Hillcrest CityFest Street Fair Aug 12
CityFest takes place in the heart of Hillcrest under the Hillcrest Sign and is a huge celebration of community spirit through music, arts, crafts, and food.
Time/Place: 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM / 5th Ave and University Ave., San Diego
Contact: Hillcrest CityFest
San Diego Botanic Garden Summer Jazz Concert Aug 12
Spend the evening listening to the sounds of the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame Orchestra perform the music of Glen Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, Artie Shaw, Stan Kenton, and many more.
Time/Place: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM / San Diego Botanic Garden
Contact: Botanic Garden Summer Jazz
¡Latin Food Fest! Aug 17 – Aug 18
¡Latin Food Fest! celebrates its sixth annual Hispanic culinary celebration on August 17-18 at Marina Park, San Diego Bay.
Time/Place: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM / Embarcadero Marina Park North
Contact: Latin Food Fest
2018 SD International Mariachi Summit Gala Aug 17
Join the world’s greatest mariachi — Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán — San Diego’s own world-class Symphonic Mariachi Champaña Nevin, the San Diego Binational Symphony Orchestra and Ballet Folklórico Internacional for an unforgettable evening of Mexican music and dance!
Time/Place: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM / San Diego Civic Theatre
Contact: Mariachi Summit Gala
42nd World Bodysurfing Championship in Oceanside Aug 18 – 19
During the World Bodysurfing Championships, 350-400 bodysurfers from around the world compete.
Time/Place: Oceanside Pier, Oceanside
Contact: Bodysurfing Championship
Chula Vista HarborFest Aug 18
Chula Vista HarborFest is a family-friendly celebration that welcomes everyone to enjoy a classic summer festival with breathtaking ocean views as a backdrop.
Time/Place: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM / Bayside Parkway, Chula Vista
California Clambake Aug 18
Settle into the warm beach sands on a summer evening and feast on The Del’s Southern California Clambake.
Time/Place: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM / Hotel del Coronado
Contact: CA Clambake
Imperial Avenue Street Festival Aug 25
The Imperial Avenue Street Festival is a multicultural street scene that celebrates the rich history, arts and culture.
Time/Place: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM / Imperial Ave & 28th, San Diego
Contact: Imperial Avenue Festival
San Diego Spirits Festival Aug 25 – Aug 26
Calling all whiskey & bourbon worshipers, tequila aficionados, gin guzzlers, rum radicals, vodka vixens and mixologists to indulge your senses and shake up your summer as you mix and mingle.
Time/Place: 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM / Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier
Contact: Spirits Festival
14th Annual LeucadiART Walk Aug 26
Join us for LeucadiART Walk, a revival of the original 80’s art event in historic Leucadia with art, entertainment, and more
Time/Place: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM / N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas
Contact: LeucadiArt Walk
US Sand Sculpting Challenge & Dimensional Art Expo Aug 31 – Sep 3
One of the top 20 “Must See” seaside festivals in the world according to American Express and USA Today’s 10 Best, the U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and Dimensional Art Exposition.
Time/Place: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM / Broadway Pier and Landing
Contact: Sand Sculpting Challenge