Lemon Grove Concerts in the Park Through Aug. 17
Bring your own picnic, have a BBQ, bring a blanket or lawn chair, pets must be on a leash, no alcohol or smoking permitted.
Time/Place: Thursdays 6:30-8pm / Berry Street Park: 7071 Mt. Vernon
Contact: 619-825-3800 / www.lemongrove.ca.gov
2017 Del Mar Racing Season Through Sept. 4
The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, where the turf meets the surf. Thoroughbred horse racing from Southern California. Concerts from Violent Femmes, Billy Currington, Ludacris and more. Special events including Food Truck Festival, Burgers and Brews Invitational, Pizza & Beer Festival and more.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Del Mar Racetrack
Contact: 858-755-1141 / www.dmtc.com
Clairemont Family Day Aug. 5
There’ll be a variety of entertainment and music, plus food, vendors, games, pony rides, a huge carnival ride zone, and the “Greatest Show on Turf” car show. Bring the whole family and make a day of it!
Time/Place: 8am-4pm / South Clairemont Recreation Center
A Sip of Julian Aug. 5
Eight tasting rooms offering samples of their wine, beer, hard cider or craft cocktails along with a small bite food pairing. $25.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Julian Town Hall
Contact: 760-765-1857 / www.visitjulian.com
Farm to Bay Aug. 5
A unique tasting event fundraiser that supports coastal wildlife, education, and sustainability programs at the Living Coast.
Time/Place: 4-7:30pm / Living Coast Discovery Center, Chula Vista
Lemon Zest & Garlic Fest Aug. 5
Lemon and garlic inspired food tastings, a beer garden, dozens of retail vendors and a free family area.
Time/Place: 12-5pm / San Diego County Waterfront Park
Lake Poway Family Campout Aug. 5-6
Guided night hikes, campfire with s’mores, magic show by Extreme Rahim at 6:30. Kiwanis club will be offering a pancake breakfast. Fees are as follows: Children 10 and under $3, Adults and Children 11 and over $5. Don’t forget your own camping equipment, dinner supplies to barbeque, and grill/charcoal.
Time/Place: 5pm-9am / Lake Poway
Solana Beach Family Camp Out Aug. 5-6
Campfire program – live music, s’mores, campfire songs, Solana Beach Historical Museum tours, dinner and breakfast.
Time/Place: 5pm-9am / La Colonia Park: 715 Valley Avenue
Contact: 858-720-2400 / www.ci.solana-beach.ca.us
Vista Rod Run Aug. 6
350 Domestic and Import Pre-74 vehicles and specialty vehicles. 30 awards, live music, vendors and Village special events.
Time/Place: 9am-2pm / Main Street, Historic Downtown Vista
Contact: 760-390-2932 / www.vistarodrun.com
Chula Vista Lemon Festival Aug. 6
The free family festival is celebrating 21 years in Chula Vista’s original neighborhood. Live bands, lemon pie eating, lemon peeling and largest lemon contests will be held in addition to a Festival Fun Zone for kids and a craft beer garden for adults.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Third Avenue between E and G Streets
Contact: 619-422-1982 / www.thirdavenuevillage.com
North County Health Fair Aug. 10
This event provides an opportunity for local health & wellness related businesses to promote their products and services. The event also features a variety of health related free screenings for community members.
Time/Place: 9am-1pm / Oceanside Civic Center Plaza
Contact: 760-722-1534 / www.oceansidechamber.com
Coronado Movies on the Bay Aug. 11
A FREE, fun activity for the whole family. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Tonight’s movie is “Sing.”
Time/Place: 6:30pm / Coronado Ferry Landing
Nine and Wine Foundation Fundraiser Aug. 11
Proceeds support the San Diego East County Chamber Foundation. Play a fun scramble game of 9 holes followed by wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres at the After Party!
Time/Place: 4-7:30pm / Steele Canyon Golf Club, Jamul
Contact: 619-440-6161 / www.eastcountychamber.org
Oceanside Longboard Surfing Club Contest & Beach Festival Aug. 11-13
Features coalition surf teams from all over California. The event will include a beach festival in the amphitheater with food and merchandise vendors, music and a beer garden.
Time/Place: Junior Seau Pier Amphitheater and North & South Pier Beaches
Contact: 760-519-8384 / www.oceansidelongboardsurfingclub.org
National City Movies in the Park Aug. 12
Food Trucks will be onsite for anyone wanting to grab a snack or dinner before the movie. Tonight’s movie is “Moana.”
Time/Place: 6:30-9:30pm / Kimball Park
National City Automobile Heritage Day Festival & Car Show Aug. 12
Join us for live music, food from a variety of popular eateries, entertainment for children and specialty booths.
Time/Place: 10am-3pm / Kimball Park
Contact: 619-477-9339 / www.automobileheritageday.com
Luau Fundraiser at the VFW Aug. 12
Roast pig dinner and dessert, authentic Hawaiian band, Polynesian dancers, fire dancers, costumer contest, limbo contest, special surprises and raffle. Proceeds directly fund VFW-1924 Post building improvements.
Time/Place: 4pm / VFW Post #1924: 1175 S. Old Stage Rd., Fallbrook
Bocce Bash Aug. 12
This fundraiser for the San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl features round-robin Bocce tournament play, a live DJ, a costume contest and beer provided by Coronado Brewing Company! Bocce equipment provided. Must be 21+.
Time/Place: 9am / Qualcomm Stadium
Red Balloon Awards Aug. 12
This year’s gala theme is “Oh! The Places You’ll Go!” inspired by the Dr. Seuss book. It will begin with a cocktail reception and include a silent auction. The event will honor three literacy heroes and benefit the organization’s StoryTent program.
Time/Place: 6-10pm / Hyatt Regency La Jolla
SRCA Movie Night Aug. 12
Bring the kids, blankets, and low-profile chairs and enjoy the movie. Get there early for easy parking and to get a good spot. Tonight’s movie is “The Incredibles.”
Time/Place: 6pm / Scripps Ranch Community Park
Fiesta del Sol San Diego Aug. 12-13
Street festival celebrating the history, diverse cultures, and civic engagement of the people of San Diego. Entertainment stage, a multi-cultural food court, four community pavilions, and over one hundred booths.
Time/Place: 11am-6pm / Main Street, between So Evans St. & Sicard St.
ArtWalk Aug. 12-13
The free, weekend long event offers fine art, food, live entertainment and excitement for all ages. Over 200 international, national and local San Diego artists will be featuring every medium of art.
Time/Place: Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm / Ingram Plaza, Liberty Station
Contact: 619-615-1090 / www.artwalksandiego.org
Cardiff Dog Days of Summer Aug. 13
A free event with over 200 dog related vendors and rescue groups with pet adoptions, live music, beer garden oasis, dog contests, local makers market, food trucks and more!
Time/Place: 11am-6pm / Encinitas Community Park
Contact: 760-436-0431 / www.cardiff101.com
Hillcrest CityFest Street Fair Aug. 13
A huge celebration of community spirit through music, arts, crafts, and food.
Time/Place: Noon-11pm / 5th Ave and University Ave.
Contact: 619-299-3330 / www.fabuloushillcrest.com
Open Cockpit Days Aug. 15-16
Come sit in a plane! Cockpits of select aircraft will be open for visitors of all ages to experience Marine aviation from a pilot’s perspective.
Time/Place: 9am-3pm / Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum, San Diego
Contact: 858-693-1723 / www.flyingleathernecks.org
Summer Bash – Business Expo Aug. 17
Join members of the business community and view the goods and services they provide and mix and mingle! Attend and be prepared to have fun, taste great food.
Time/Place: 5-8pm / La Mesa Community Center
Contact: 619-465-7700 x2 / www.lamesachamber.net
Best of San Diego Party Aug. 18
More than 2,000 guests and the winners from San Diego Magazine’s Best Restaurants. Taste signature dishes from more than 40 restaurants plus the best local breweries, wineries and spirit companies.
Time/Place: 6:30-9:30pm / Liberty Station NTC Park
¡Latin Food Fest! San Diego Aug. 18-19
Featuring tastings, a celeb chef dinner, parties and workshops. The signature event, Gran Tasting, is an all-inclusive tasting festival.
Time/Place: Fri 5-11pm, Sat 12-11pm / Embarcadero Marina Park North
Transforming Lives Gala Aug. 19
You’re Invited to Join Toward Maximum Independence for An Evening to Benefit Children and Adults with Developmental Disabilities. Music, Casino-Style Gaming, Delicious Food, Magic, Silent & Live Auction, Opportunity Drawing.
Time/Place: 6-10pm / The Lafayette Hotel, San Diego
HarborFest Aug. 19
Check out three stages of live entertainment, engaging educational and interactive exhibits, exciting harbor activities, unique automobiles, beautiful art displays, a Taco and Spirits Revolution, a Craft Beer Uprising and a Wine tasting!
Time/Place: 10am-6pm / Bayside Park, Chula Vista
Contact: 619-233-5008 / www.CVHarborFest.com
Carlsbad Music Festival Aug. 25-27
Features 60+ performances of creative music of all kinds. These include 10 ticketed concerts; FREE outdoor concerts all weekend; FREE New Currents concerts on Saturday and Sunday; and a beer garden, food trucks and artisan market on Saturday and Sunday.
Time/Place: Carlsbad Village
San Marcos Concert in the Garden Aug. 26
Bring beach chairs or blankets for lawn seating. Snacks and beverages available for purchase. No pets (except service animals). The Kings of 88 perform tonight.
Time/Place: 6pm / Wood House Gardens in Woodland Park
Contact: 760-744-9000 x3504 / www.san-marcos.net
Imperial Avenue Street Festival Aug. 26
A multicultural street scene that celebrates the rich history, arts and culture of the Greater Logan Heights community.
Time/Place: 12-9pm / Imperial Ave & 28th, San Diego
Contact: 619-858-0563 / www.imperialavenuestreetfest.com
San Diego Spirits Festival Aug. 26-27
Promises to open your eyes to new and unique cocktails, introduce you to great liquor purveyors, talented mixologists, great chefs so you can savor delicious restaurant offerings to soak up all your favorite libations.
Time/Place: Sat 2-6pm, Sun 2-5pm / Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier
LeucadiART Walk Aug. 27
A revival of the original 80’s art event in historic Leucadia with art, entertainment, a children’s art pavilion and more.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas
Contact: 760-436-2320 / www.leucadia101.com
Bike the Bay Aug. 27
Ride the bridge, Bike the Bay! Cruise around the San Diego Bay and enjoy your only opportunity to ride across the San Diego Coronado Bay Bridge. Proceeds from the Bike the Bay ride will benefit the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition.
Time/Place: 7am / Embarcadero Marine Park South