San Diego Calendar of Events – August 2019

San Diego Calendar of Events – August 2019

Ramona Country Fair

Featuring rides, carnival games, animals, a battle of the bands, and much more.

Location: Ramona Outdoor Community Center


8/1 – 8/4 T/F 5 – 11 pm, Sat 11 am – 11 pm, Sun 11 am – 10 pm

Balboa Park 8 Miler

The oldest race in San Diego and the only one that offers a full tour of Balboa Park!

Location: Balboa Park


8/3 7 am

Chula Vista Lemon Festival

Sport your brightest yellow outfit, and enjoy lemon-infused treats, and activities!

Location: Third Avenue, between E Street and Roosevelt Street


8/4 11 am – 5 pm

Vista Rod Run

Vista is proud to once again host a collection of classic, hot rod and specialty vehicles. Without the owners, these cars would just be a memory.

Location: 319 E Broadway, Vista


8/4 9 am – 2 pm

Night Fishing

Bring your lanterns for a night of fishing!

Location: Santee Lakes 1-4


8/8 & 8/22 5 – 11:30 pm

Imperial Beach Surf Dog

Get stoked! It’s time for the most adorable surf event of the year… where fearless surFUR dogs will jump on their boards and hang 20!

Location: Imperial Beach


8/10 8 am – 3 pm

CVC San Diego Half Triathlon

A fresh new race experience for individuals and relay teams, with 10 races to choose from including International, Sprint, and Youth Triathlons, Duathlon, Aqua Bike.

Location: Info:

8/11 10 am

Hillcrest CityFest

The annual summer festival features over 250 arts and crafts vendors, live music, dancing, face-painting, performances, lantern-making, merrymaking and more.

Location: Fifth Ave. between Brookes Ave. and University Ave.


8/12 12 – 11 pm

Latin Food Fest

A Latin culinary extravaganza! With over 100 food, beer, wine, and spirits booths, guests have a variety of opportunities to indulge and experience California’s #1 Hispanic culinary celebration!

Location: Embarcadero Marina Park North


8/16 – 8/17 Fri 6:30 – 9:30 pm, Sat 1 – 11 pm

Summergrass San Diego

Southern California’s best bluegrass festival! Lots of jamming, dry camping, tasty food, music workshops and music & craft vendors.

Location: Antique Gas & Engine Museum, Vista


8/16 – 8/18 Various Times

Fairy Tales in the Park

This family-friendly dance performance merges the timeless beauty of ballet with classic stories.

Location: Casa del Prado Theater, Balboa Park


8/17 – 8/18 Sat & Sun 11 am & 2 pm

Summer Food Truck Festival

Some of San Diego’s favorite food trucks return to Bates Nut Farm! There will also be live music, kids’ activities, and family fun.

Location: Bates Nut Farm


8/17 4 – 8 pm

Imperial Avenue Street Festival

Celebrating the history, arts and culture of the Greater Logan Heights community, from it’s rich African-American roots to the strong Latino influence that exists today.

Location: Imperial Ave., between 25th & 27th.


8/17 12 – 7:30 pm

Ferragosto 2019: The Finale

Little Italy brings you “Pirates Invade Sicily” – our biggest neighborhood bash yet – and the last! A Pirate’s bounty of food, wine, beer, cocktails, and – yes, RUM awaits you as you set sail on the XXXX ship!

Location: Little Italy


8/17 6 pm – Midnight

Chula Vista HarborFest

A fun day on the bay with tacos, spirits & craft beer, live music on 3 stages, plus, a Discovery Zone for the young (and young at heart)!

Location: Bayside Park


8/17 10 am – 6 pm

Americas Finest City ½ Marathon & 5K

San Diego is proud to claim this world-famous half marathon as one of the largest half marathons in the United States. Can’t run 13.5 miles? Try a 5K instead.

Location: (½ Start) Cabrillo National Monument (Finish) Balboa Park


8/19 6:15 am

International Kids’ Film Festival

The SDIKFF will screen over 150+ films from 30+ countries. Events include critiques, forums, and more.

Location: Various


8/23 – 8/25 Various Times

San Diego Fall Home Show

A show to inspire, motivate and excite you for your upcoming home improvement – whether it’s a minor renovation or a major remodel.

Location: San Diego Convention Center – Hall F


8/23 – 8/25 Fri 11 am – 8 pm, Sat 10 am – 8 pm, Sun 10 am – 6 pm

San Diego Spirits Festival

From novice enthusiast to the cocktail aficionado, there’s something to please everyone’s palate.

Location: Port Pavilion Broadway Pier


8/24 – 8/25 Sat 2 – 6 pm, Sun 2 – 5 pm

Bike the Bay

Cruise around the San Diego Bay and enjoy a ride across the San Diego Coronado Bay Bridge.

Location: Embarcadero Marina Park


8/25 6:30 am – 12:30 pm

End of Summer Fire Run

A summertime 4-mile run/walk from La Jolla to Pacific Beach.

Location: Prospect St. (near Girard St.)


8/25 8 am

Barona Pow Wow

Join the Barona Band of Mission Indians for a weekend of contest dancing in all categories, drums, and cultural immersion.

Location: Barona Sports Park, Lakeside


8/30 – 9/1 Fri 7 pm, Sat & Sun 1 – 11 pm