San Diego Community

Calendar of Events August

Backyard Wilderness 3D
Learn about the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses—in our own backyards.
Date: Aug 1 – ongoing
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Price: Included with general admission
Location: S.D. Natural History Museum 1788 El Prado Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101
For info. visit Natural History Museum

Screen on the Green
Take a trip into the art world as you sit under the stars in the Botanical Lawn (east of Museum) in beautiful Balboa Park.
Date: August 2, 2018 | The Lunchbox / August 9 | Original Copy

August 16 | The Music Room / August 23 | Nil Battey Sannata / August 30 | Paheli
Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Price: Free
Location: San Diego Museum of Art – 1450 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
For info. visit Botanical Lawn

Bon Odori Festival
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!
Date: Aug 3 – Aug 4, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Price: $12 – GA | $10 – Students, military, seniors (65+)
Location: Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego – 2215 Pan American Way E, San Diego, CA 92101
For info. visit Bon Odori Festival

Summer Family Mural Project
Join us during “Food Truck Fridays” in Balboa Park! The Family Mural Project provides participants new and exciting ways to experience art.
Date: Aug 3, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Price: Admission is Free
Location: Timken Museum of Art – 1500 El Prado Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101
For info. visit Mural Project

Stretch Yourself Yoga
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!
Date: Aug 4, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Price: refer to website
Location: Horton Plaza Park – 900 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
For info. visit Yoga One

Chula Vista Lemon Festival
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.
Date: Aug 5, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Price: Free
Location: 353 Third Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91910
For info. visit Chula Vista Lemon Festival

Night Fishing
Join us for a night of fishing in Lakes 1-4.  No state fishing license is required, only a permit from the general store.
Date: Aug 9, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Price: Parking is $6 and permits are $6-$9
Location: Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve – 9310 Fanita Pkwy, Santee, CA 92071
For info. visit Night Fishing

Movies & More by the Lake
Join us for COCO! Pre movie fun starts at 6PM. Food trucks & snack bar treats will be on site for your munching pleasure.
Date: Aug 10, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Price: $10 will park your entire car full of moviegoers!
Location: Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve – 9310 Fanita Pkwy, Santee, CA 92071
For info. visit Santee Lakes

ArtWalk @ Liberty Station
ArtWalk brings fine art outside under San Diego’s sunny skies to create the perfect viewing art under natural light and purchase artwork directly from the finest artists in the region.
Date: Aug 11 – Aug 12, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Price: Free
Location: Liberty Station at Ingram Plaza – 2645 Historic Decatur, San Diego, CA 92106
For info. visit ArtWalk

Cardiff Dog Days of Summer
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.
Date: Aug 12, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Price: Free
Location: Encinitas Community Park – 425 Santa Fe Dr., Encinitas, CA 92007
For info. visit Cardiff Dog Days

Hillcrest CityFest Street Fair
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.
Date: Aug 12, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Price: Free
Location: 5th Ave and University Ave., San Diego, CA 92103
For info. visit Hillcrest CityFest

San Diego Botanic Garden Summer Jazz Concert
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.
Date: Aug 12, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Price: Tickets separate from Garden admission required
Location: San Diego Botanic Garden – 230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas, CA 92024
For info. visit Botanic Garden Summer Jazz

¡Latin Food Fest!
¡Latin Food Fest! celebrates its sixth annual Hispanic culinary celebration on August 17-18 at Marina Park, San Diego Bay.
Date: Aug 17 – Aug 18, 2018
Time:11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Price: $19-$149
Location: Embarcadero Marina Park North – 500 Kettner Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101

For info. visit Latin Food Fest

2018 SD International Mariachi Summit Gala
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!
Date: Aug 17, 2018
Time: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Price: Pricing (incl $3.50 Fac Fee): start at $23.50
Location: San Diego Civic Theatre – 1100 Third Ave., San Diego, CA 92101

For info. visit Mariachi Summit Gala

42nd World Bodysurfing Championship in Oceanside
During the World Bodysurfing Championships, 350-400 bodysurfers from around the world compete.
Date: Aug 18 – Aug 19, 2018
Time: refer to website
Price: Fee to participate; free to watch
Location: Oceanside Pier – 1 Oceanside Pier, Oceanside, CA 92054

For info. visit Bodysurfing Championship

Chula Vista HarborFest
Chula Vista HarborFest is a family-friendly celebration that welcomes everyone to enjoy a classic summer festival with breathtaking ocean views as a backdrop.
Date: Aug 18, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Price: Free admission, Tacos & Spirits Revolution: $25, Craft Beer Uprising: $20
Location: Bayside Park – Bayside Parkway, Chula Vista, CA 91910

For info. visit HarborFest

California Clambake
Settle into the warm beach sands on a summer evening and feast on The Del’s Southern California Clambake.
Date: Aug 18, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Price: Adults: $125, Kids (6-10): $50, Kids (0-5): free
Location: Hotel del Coronado – 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado, CA 92118

For info. visit CA Clambake

Imperial Avenue Street Festival
The Imperial Avenue Street Festival is a multicultural street scene that celebrates the rich history, arts and culture.
Date: Aug 25, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Price: Free
Location: Imperial Avenue – Imperial Ave & 28th, San Diego, CA 92102

For info. visit Imperial Avenue Festival

San Diego Spirits Festival
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.
Date: Aug 25 – Aug 26, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Price: $50-$100
Location: Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier – 1000 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

For info. visit Spirits Festival

14th Annual LeucadiART Walk
Join us for LeucadiART Walk, a revival of the original 80’s art event in historic Leucadia with art, entertainment, and more.
Date: Aug 26, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Price: Free
Location: N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024

For info. visit LeucadiArt Walk

US Sand Sculpting Challenge & Dimensional Art Expo
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.
Date: Aug 31 – Sep 3, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Price: $10-$15
Location: Broadway Pier and Landing – 1000 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

For info. visit Sand Sculpting Challenge