Things To Do In San Diego, August 2021
Walk The Block Every Saturday
"Walk The Block" is a community initiative that was created in July 2020 to help struggling small businesses in Barrio Logan. Shop owners and local vendors set up their outdoor booths all along Logan Avenue. Food, Drinks, Clothing, & Gifts all available with a chican@ twist.
12-6pm / Logan Avenue between Chicano Park and 26th St.
Del Mar Racing Season Through Sept. 6
Fans flock to the track each summer to wager on their favorite horses during the popular, annual Del Mar Racetrack racing season, mid-July - early-September. Be part of the magic and nostalgia of this long-time horse race tradition dating back to 1937 when Bing Crosby greeted the first guests, and Seabiscuit won by a nose in the infamous race in 1938. This season features the nation's top racehorses, trainers and jockeys, and plenty of fun in the sun.
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
858-755-1141 / www.dmtc.com
Nighttime Zoo Through Sept. 6
Stay after dark and help us celebrate summer during Nighttime Zoo at the San Diego Zoo. Come "rock and roar" every day this summer with music and other amazing entertainment experiences. There's so much to do, see, and hear at Nighttime Zoo—it's a good thing summer hours are longer!
9am-8pm / San Diego Zoo
619-231-1515 / https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org
Ramona Country Fair July 30-Aug. 1
Contests, Vendors, Food, Bands, Live Entertainment, Western Shows, Adventure Zones, Beer and Wine Festivals and lots of fun are the highlights of this event.
See website for schedule. / 421 Aqua Lane, Ramona
760-789-1311 / www.ramonachamber.com
Lazy Days, a Virtual Art Exhibition Aug. 6-Sept. 2
Enjoy great watermedia art 24/7. The paintings by our very talented members are available for viewing and purchase in our Online Store. Award-winning artist, Robin Erikson, is the juror. Upon purchase, the paintings will be shipped to the buyer unmatted and unframed.
619-876-4550 / www.sdws.org
Obon Festival Aug. 7
This traditional festival celebrates the circle of life together, as done each summer in Japan for generations, and we welcome everyone to join our celebration! Enjoy tasty food, performance, vendors, bon odori, toro nagashi all in one beautiful location.
10am-5pm / Japanese Friendship Garden of SD, Balboa Park
619-232-2721 / www.niwa.org
ArtWalk @ Liberty Station Aug. 7-8
This year marks 16 years of the fine arts show which brings visual arts to the historic San Diego community. Locals and visitors will have the opportunity to purchase artwork from local, national, and international artists in a variety of mediums including painting, sculpture, glasswork, fine jewelry, photography, and more.
10am-6pm / Liberty Station at Ingram Plaza
619-615-1090 / www.artwalksandiego.org/libertystation
Pupologie Cardiff Dog Days of Summer10 Aug. 8<br>This free event features numerous dog-related vendors, rescue groups, pet adoption agencies, and an agility course by Kamp Kanine. Activities include dog contests, live music, libation lounge hosted by The Lost Abbey, food trucks, and more! The City of Encinitas “Pet Health Expo” will be on-site providing pet micro-chipping thanks to San Diego Humane Society.
10am-5pm / Encinitas Community Park
760-436-0431 / www.cardiff101.com
North County Health & Wellness Fair Aug. 12
This event provides an opportunity for local health & wellness-related businesses to promote their products and services and provide demonstrations for community members.
9am-1pm / Oceanside Civic Center Plaza
760-722-1534 x104 / www.oceansidechamber.com
Star Walk XII Aug. 15
Learn beginner astronomy concepts, about specific stars, constellations and simple astronomy facts and principles. Tonight's features: The Autumn Equinox, the Planets and the Moon; Summer constellations; Perseid Meteor Shower.
8-9:30pm / Double Peak Park, San Marcos
760-744-1050 / www.san-marcos.net
TVG Pacific Classic Aug. 21
Watch many of the country's top horses compete at the classic distance of 1 1/4 miles in Del Mar's signature event, the Grade I TVG Pacific Classic.
858-755-1141 / www.dmtc.com
Salute To The Military Aug. 21
Since 1985, the Coronado Chamber of Commerce has hosted this black-tie affair, giving Coronado citizens and surrounding business communities an opportunity to show their thanks and support to local military members and their families. The evening will also include the presentation of the Harry T. Jenkins Memorial Award, the VADM James & Sybil Stockdale Award, and the VADM Edward H. Martin Distinguished Community Service Award to deserving military & community members.
5pm / Hotel Del Coronado, Windsor Lawn
Armed Forces Day Operation Appreciation Aug. 21
The Oceanside Chamber will bring the business community and area residents together to provide a day of recognition to all active-duty military stationed on Marine Corps Base Camp Joseph H. Pendleton and nearby military bases. Active duty military, their family and dependents are treated to a day of free food, entertainment and a fun zone for kids.
11am-4pm / Downtown Oceanside
760-722-1534 / www.oceansidechamber.com
Barks & Brews Beer Festival Aug. 21
Features a variety of local vendors, breweries and some of San Diego's best eats. Dogs can run free in separate designated unleashed areas, compete in one of our pet friendly contests, relax in one of our lounges, or experience one of the unique activations. Enjoy the day with your family while eating awesome food, sipping on a tasty beverage, or shopping local boutique vendors. Soak up the sunshine while listening to tunes by local artists all day long with bayside views.
1-5pm / Embarcadero Marina Park North
Poway Americana Festival Aug. 22
Don't miss the newly re-imagined annual community fair with vendors, crafters, carnival games, the Madame Mechanic Classic Car Show, fabulous entertainment, great food and drink, kids activities and more!
9am-4pm / Midland Road
858-748-0016 / www.poway.com
The Swashbuckler Pirate 5K Run or Walk Aug. 22
The 5K Run is along the Bay and around the ship at Liberty Station. Fun Pirate Themed with costumes are encouraged. Beautiful Pirate Treasure Medal and awesome event t-shirt. Bring the family or friends and have a fun walk or run together. The USAT Aquathlon, Swim Run, and kids Splash & Dash, start on the Sandy beach and use the 5K run course.
7am-1pm / Spanish Landing: 4300 N. Harbor Drive
858-268-1250 / www.sdtriseries.com
Grape Stomp Aug. 24
4-8pm / Orfila Vinyards & Winery, Escondido
Your ticket gets you wine tasting, gourmet dinner by Crown Point Catering, grape stomping, vineyard tractor rides, lawn games, live music, raffles, special guests!
760-738-6500 / www.orfila.com
CYP Taste of Carlsbad Food Tours Aug. 26
Embark on your food-focused excursion with locally-owned Italian restaurants and cafes, where you can savor Old World dishes including generations-old recipes from Cicciotti’s and or Caldo Pomodoro. From Italian delights to French crepes & Strawberry Shortcake, Carlsbad has it all.
4-6pm / Carlsbad Village
BBQ & Barn Dance Fundraiser Aug. 27
Funds raised benefit the Fallbrook VFW & Auxiliary & The Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce. BBQ chicken dinner, line dancing, DJ, silent & dessert auctions, 50/50 raffle, and opportunity drawings.
6-10pm / Fallbrook VFW: 1175 Old Stage Road
713-302-4230 / www.fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org
Carlsbad Music Festival Aug. 27-29
A celebration of adventurous music by the beach which the San Diego Union-Tribune has called "a celebration of stylistic diversity...a seemingly endless appetite for aural adventure," and KPBS calls “one of the area’s most innovative music showcases."
See website for schedule. / Carlsbad Village
Beach Blanket Movie Night Aug. 28
BBMN offers plenty of refreshments (pizza, popcorn, ice cream, cookies and brownies) and a raffle with big ticket prizes. All proceeds from BBMN are used to benefit future Solana Beach Parks and Recreation projects or events.
6pm / Fletcher Cove Park, Solana Beach
858-720-2400 / www.ci.solana-beach.ca.us
Rock & Roll Poker Tournament Aug. 28
Join the Boys & Girls Club of Vista as we raise $40,000 to support our Music Programs at the Rock & Roll Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament. Enjoy live entertainment from our talented Club Members, delicious food from Full Metal Burgers, and compete to win fantastic prizes in our Poker Tournament.
5-10:30pm / 410 W. California Ave., Vista
760-295-5967 / www.bgcvista.org/poker
HESSFEST XI Aug. 28
oin us as we celebrate 11 years of Great Beer, No Exceptions while we raise money and awareness for two awesome organizations: the Navy SEAL Foundation and Next Step Service Dogs. An awesome way to close out summer with your friends, enjoy a no-entry-fee cornhole tournament for prizes, food from City Tacos and more, plenty of beverages (including, of course, Mike Hess beers), and the main event: a concert featuring national acts The Sully Band and (all the way from Boulder, CO), The Samples, plus opening band, The Fallbrook Kid, Anthony Cullins!
11am-4pm / Pier Plaza, Imperial Beach
619-240-3394 / www.mikehessbrewing.com/hessfest-xi
Taste of San Diego – East Aug. 30
Enjoy great food samplings, free prizes from business sponsors/vendors, a silent auction and raffles during this fun-filled evening.
5-8pm / Town & Country Hotel, Mission Valley
619-465-7700 / www.lamesachamber.net/taste
Events are subject to cancellation. Please confirm with event organizer.