August 2015 San Diego Fun Events


August 2015 San Diego Events

Daily, Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- S.D.
Turn San Diego into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges.
Time: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Location: Starts at Old town San Diego, 4005 Taylor Street
For more information:

July 30 – Aug 2, 2015 USA Canoe Kayak National Sprint Championships
The San Diego Canoe Kayak Team (SDCKT) is proud to host the 2015 USA CANOE/ KAYAK Sprint National Championships and the Masters Sprint National Championships. This national event is the pinnacle of the sprint canoe and kayak season. All age groups compete for national titles in sprint distances.
Time: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Olympic Training Center Chula Vista Boathouse
Wueste Rd. , Chula Vista
For more information:

July 31 – Aug 2, Oasis Camel Dairy Watermelon Days Festival
Join us for Oasis Camel Dairy’s 5th Annual Watermelon Days Festival! There will be exotic birds on exhibit, colorful horses, babydoll sheep and mini donkeys! Join in family friendly contests, feed watermelon to lovely camels, take a ride on one of our gentle giants, browse the Camel Milk Product Shop for unique gifts. Be sure to enter our watermelon carving context.
Time: 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Oasis Camel Dairy, 26757 Old Julian Hwy., Ramona
For more information:

Bocce Bash
Join the fun at Liberty Station, Saturday, August 1st for the inaugural Bocce Bash! This fundraiser for the San Diego Bowl Game Association will feature round-robin bocce tournament play, live entertainment, beer provided by New Belgium, and more! No experience needed. Bocce equipment provided. Must be 21 or over to participate.
Date: August 1, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Price: Team Registration: $80-$50
Location: 2455 Cushing Rd., San Diego, CA 92106
For more info.: call 619.283.5808 or visit

Aug 1 – 29, FREE Saturday Morning Boot Camp at the Headquarters
Jay’s Boot Camp offers free boot camp classes in the Headquarters at Seaport every Saturday morning. The boot camps offer a great way to kick start the weekend. Classes are held in the open-air courtyard of the revitalized former San Diego Police Headquarters along the waterfront in Downtown San Diego.
Time: 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Location: The Headquarters at Seaport, 789 West Harbor Drive, San Diego
For more information:

Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog Competition
Get stoked! It’s time for the most adorable surf event of the year. At the Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog Competition, the most fearless dogs will jump on their boards, paddle out and hang 20! This event must be seen to be believed. Bring the whole family for a day of rad competitions, goodies and fun!
Date: August 1, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: 2 Elder Ave., Imperial Beach, CA 91932
For more info. visit

Summer Pops Goes Classical – A Night in Spain
An elegant, deeply passionate musical visit to Spain. The evening features music from celebrated Spanish composers, including Enrique Granados (Three Spanish Dances), and Manuel de Falla.
Date: August 2, 2015
Time: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Price: $20-$79
Location: 206 Marina Park Way, San Diego, CA 92101
For more info.: call 619.283.5808 or visit

Film in the Garden: The Little Fugitive
Perfectly capturing the magical atmosphere of 1950s Coney Island, The Little Fugitive (1953, not rated) is a charming adventure story told from the perspective of a seven-year-old boy who takes refuge there after mistakenly believing he’s killed his brother.
Date: August 3, 2015
Time: 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Price: Nonmember – $5
Location: 1450 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
For more info. call 619.232.7931 or visit

Free Outdoor Concert: SummerFest Under the Stars
Come to the famous La Jolla Cove and join SummerFest Music Director Cho-Liang Lin for a free concert to kick off the festival. Bring your picnic and enjoy this wonderful, family-friendly SummerFest tradition featuring a stunning ocean backdrop!
Date: August 5, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Price: Free
Location: La Jolla Cove, La Jolla, CA 92037
For more info.: call 858.459.3728 or visit

Cardiff Dog Days of Summer
Dog events, live music, food, and a silent auction.
August 8. Aberdeen Drive and Newcastle Avenue.
Cardiff-by-the-Sea. 760-436-0431

Aug 6 – 29, 1st Thursday
Come to downtown Encinitas on the first Thursday of every month for unique events, activities and freebies at dozens of shops and restaurants. Enjoy free entertainment, food, drinks and special offers well into the evening.
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Downtown Encinitas, Highway 101
For more information: 760-943-1950 / Thora Guthrie

Farm to Bay Food & Wine Classic
This unforgettable tasting event on San Diego Bay celebrates the sights, sounds and flavors that make San Diego so unique. Farm to Bay is the only local fundraiser that takes place within a national wildlife refuge, set against the beautiful backdrop of San Diego Bay.
Date: August 8, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Price: $80
Location: 1000 Gunpowder Point Drive, Chula Vista, CA 91910
For more info.: call 619.409.5900 or visit

Encinitas Library Japan Festival
Cultural performances, snacks, and games.
August 8
Encinitas Branch, San Diego County Library. 760-753-7376

Western Regional Chili Cook-off
Contest for the best red chili, chili verde, and salsa.
August 8
Del Mar Race Track. 858-674-0840.

Aug 9, Hillcrest CityFest 2015
A huge celebration of community spirit through music, arts, crafts, and food–attracting150,000+ attendees each year. Stay past sundown and dance with Hillcrest’s best DJ’s under the Hillcrest sign with CITYFEST NIGHT! CityFest is a celebration of spirit and play each year in San Diego.
Time: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Location: Hillcrest, 5th Ave and University Ave, San Diego
For more information:…

Aug 9, San Diego Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Join us for the 6th Annual Free To Breathe 5K Lung Cancer Run/Walk! This event is family-friendly (with an amazing face-painter on hand!), pet-friendly, and includes options of a 5K run, a 5K walk, or a 1-mile walk. Everyone who pre-registers and participates will get an event T-shirt.
Time: 6:45 am – 10:00 am
Location: North Embarcadero Marina Park, 400 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego
For more information:

Aug 9, 22nd Annual Luau and Legends of Surfing Invitational
The Luau and Legends of Surfing Invitational trades tuxedos and ballrooms for surfboards and sand. Benefiting UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, where teams of four are paired with a surf legend to compete in the contest. The luau follows at noon with live entertainment and a tropical buffet. Live and silent auctions will feature one-of-a-kind pieces of surf-inspired artwork, exceptional surfboards and vacation packages
Time: 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Beach near Scripps Pier, La Jolla
For more information:

Aug 14, San Diego Brewers Guild Golf Tournament
The San Diego Brewers Guild (SDBG) invites craft beer and golf aficionados to play in their 2nd annual San Diego Brewers Guild Golf Tournament at the championship Rancho Bernardo Inn Golf Course. This fundraising event features craft beer tastings, gourmet meals, opportunity drawings and golf competitions.
Time: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Location: Rancho Bernardo Inn, 17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr., San Diego
For more information:

Summer Pops – Sinatra at 100
Ol’ Blue Eyes is back! Frank Sinatra – the most popular male vocalist of the twentieth century never really left us. His music, that unmistakable voice, will play on forever: “Fly Me to the Moon,” “Strangers in the Night” and “My Way,” just to name a few. Don’t miss Cary Hoffman, today’s premiere Sinatra vocalist, as he salutes The Chairman of the Board with his acclaimed “My Sinatra” presentation.
Date: August 14-15, 2015
Time: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Price: $20-$92
Location: 206 Marina Park Way, San Diego, CA 92101
For more info. call 619.235.0804 or visit

Summergrass San Diego
Bands, workshops, food, a kid’s music camp, and craft vendors in a farm setting. Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum.
August 14-16 Vista. 858-679-4854

Aug 15-16, ArtWalk NTC @ Liberty Station
This year’s ArtWalk NTC will have the most artists the event has ever had, giving attendees the opportunity to purchase artwork from more than 200 local, regional and international artists. The art displayed will cover nearly every medium, from oil painting and sculpture, to photography and jewelry. Attendees will also be able to enjoy live music, interactive art for adults and kids, delicious street food options and a wine and beer pavilion in a beautiful al fresco setting.
Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: Ingram Plaza, 2645 Historic Decatur Rd., San Diego
For more information:

The Comedy of Errors
Laughter will ring out under the stars as Shakespeare’s hilarious tale of mistaken identity takes the outdoor stage. A young man and his servant arrive in town, unaware that each of them has a separated-at-birth identical twin already there.
Date: August 16 – September 20, 2015
Time: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Price: Tickets start at $29
Location: 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101
For more info. call 619.234.5623 or visit

Discovery Lab! – Real Live Reptiles
TRNERR invites the community to a series of open houses to excite and engage the minds of your entire family. Learn about the native reptiles who call San Diego home. Meet them up close and in person with the US Geological Survey biologists that study them.
Date: August 19, 2015
Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Price: Free
Location: 301 Caspian Way, Imperial Beach, CA 91932
For more info.: call 619.575.3613 or visit

The Art of Music – Opus Orange
The Art of Music Concert Series: Opus Orange. In tribute to the musical performances that were a central component of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition, the Museum marks the centennial of this event with monthly concerts throughout the year that explore the duet of the visual and musical arts.
Date: August 20, 2015
Time: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Price: Free
Location: 1450 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
For more info. call 619.232.7931 or visit

Aug 21-23, Gem Faire
Be sure not to miss all the fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Over 100 exhibitors from all over the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & ring sizing while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.
Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Scottish Rite Event Center, 1895 Camino del Rio S., San Diego
For more information:

Aug 22, Chula Vista HarborFest
Chula Vista knows how to celebrate summertime right! This year’s annual HarborFest will have everything you could possibly want at a FREE, family-friendly celebration! Refer to the website for all the fantastic details on this summertime festival!
Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: Bayside Park, 999 Bayside Parkway, Chula Vista
For more information:

Aug 22, Doggie Street Festival’s Adopt -A- Thon & Pet Celebration
This not-to-be-missed dog and cat adopt-a-thon and family friendly celebration of our companion animals presents fantastic pet products & services. There will also be yummy eats, vet tips, speakers, music, a kids area, auction prizes and much more!
Bring your friendly dog.
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: NTC Park at Liberty Station, 2455 Cushing Road
For more information:

World Bodysurfing Championships
Bodysurfers from around the world compete in age divisions for trophies and prizes.
August 22-23 Oceanside Pier.

Summer Shakespeare Film Screening: West Side Story
The Old Globe throws open its doors for a special series of Shakespeare films, continuing its celebration of the Globe’s 80th Anniversary and Balboa Park’s Centennial.
Date: August 24, 2015
Time: 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Price: Free
Location: 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101
For more info.: call 619.234.5623 or

Taylor Swift – The 1989 World Tour
Seven-time GRAMMY Award winner, Taylor Swift comes to Petco Park for the first time ever! San Diego will be among the many stops on The 1989 World Tour. Opening for Taylor Swift will be Vance Joy and Shawn Mendes.
Date: August 29, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Price: Single Tickets – $97-$139.50 | VIP Packages – $199-$47
Location: 100 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101
For more info. call 619.594.3986 or visit

Aug 29, San Diego Beer Run
Returning for its fourth year, revamped and celebrating fun, fitness and the regions burgeoning craft brewing industry, this 21+ event is sure to capture the outgoing spirit of San Diegan’s while raising much needed funds for charity. The run will be followed by an expanded craft beer festival, which will also be open to the public from 8 am. All funds raised by this years run will again benefit Access Youth Academy.
Time: 6:30 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Embarcadero Marina Park South, 1 Marina Way, San Diego
For more information:

Aug 29, Imperial Avenue Street Festival
The Imperial Avenue Street Festival blends art and soul in the Greater Logan Heights community, one of San Diego’s most historic and unique neighborhoods. The festival celebrates the community’s history, arts and culture, from its rich African-American roots to the strong Latino influence that exists today. Groove to music from multiple stages and enjoy offerings of four blocks of local artists, crafts, gourmet food and beverages.
Time: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Imperial Ave. between 28th and 30th St., and between L St. and Commercial Ave., San Diego
For more information: