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Top August Events

Bask in San Diego's summer glow

Take in outdoor concerts, street art, stage happenings, paddling adventures and more.

Don't miss these exciting events happening in San Diego this August.

Featured August Events

Transplant Games

When: July 29 - August 3, 2022
Produced by the Transplant Life Foundation, the Transplant Games honor the lasting legacy of donors who gave the ultimate gift of life, highlight the need for and importance of organ, eye, and tissue donation, celebrate the success of transplantation, and increase the national and state registry numbers.

SeaWorld's Electric Ocean

When: Now - August 14, 2022
It’s a whole new park after dark during SeaWorld’s Electric Ocean. Immerse yourself in exotic worlds of light and music in this family-friendly event.

Del Mar Racing Season

When: Now - September 11, 2022
San Diego horse racing takes place where the "turf meets the surf" at the Del Mar Racetrack. 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.

SeaWorld Craft Beer Festival

When: August 19 - September 11, 2022
SeaWorld's Craft Beer Festival features more than 100 crafts brews, wines, seltzers, and cocktails. Sample an unbeatable mix of domestic and local California favorites.

Rady Shell at Jacobs Park

When: All month
Listen to the musical magic of the San Diego Symphony and various musical guests as they perform at the new Rady Shell!

San Diego Padres Baseball Season

When: All month
Cheer on the Padres this 2022 season with plenty of home games at Petco Park to experience baseball in San Diego!

More Awesome August Events

Taste of Encinitas

When: August 2, 2022
Treat your taste buds to food samples from 30+ restaurants and enjoy local wine and craft beer served at 19 Sip Stops the Encinitas Taste of MainStreet.

Tiki Oasis

When: August 3-7, 2022
Tiki Oasis is the original and largest Tiki event in the world. The weekend Marketplace and art show is FREE and open to the public.

Heiva San Diego

When: August 5-6, 2022
Heiva San Diego, a Polynesian celebration representing Tahiti as the bridge between French Polynesia and the US and sharing our culture with the community.

Carlsbad Music Festival

When: August 5-7, 2022
Carlsbad Music Festival is back! Our 18th Annual Festival will feature dozens of adventurous and eclectic artists.

USTA Billie Jean King Girls

When: August 6-14, 2022
Over 400 of the top junior tennis players in the country, aged 16 and 18 and under, will compete for the title of National Champion. In addition, the following wild cards to the 2022 US Open will be awarded to the tournament’s top finishers.

ArtWalk at Liberty Station

When: August 6-7, 2022
Attendees can peruse through the garden browsing artwork from more than 150 artists and enjoying food, wine and beer, and live entertainment at the two-day, free event in San Diego’s largest Arts & Cultural District.

Point Loma Summer Concerts

When: Now - August 12, 2022
Since 2001, Point Loma Summer Concerts has been bringing family-friendly concerts to Point Loma Park, with crowds swelling to nearly 3,000. The concerts are now a community tradition, with strolling teenagers who attended their first concerts in strollers.

Chula Vista Lemon Festival

When: August 13, 2022
Downtown Chula Vista’s Third Avenue will transform into a lemon-filled oasis. From lemon pie eating competitions to games, lemonade and cute pups in lemon outfits, this is definitely a free celebration you don’t want to miss!

Uncorked: Del Mar Summer Wine Fest

When: August 13, 2022
Enjoy over 100 wines and champagnes from around the globe, sample from top local food trucks and enjoy music all while trackside watching the races from the Stretch Run.

Pupologie Cardiff Dog Days of Summer

When: August 14, 2022
This free event features numerous dog-related vendors, rescue groups, pet adoption agencies, and an agility course by Kamp Kanine.

Hillcrest CityFest Street Fair

When: August 14, 2022
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.

Best of San Diego Party 2022

When: August 19, 2022
The event brings together the top local restaurants, breweries, wineries, distilleries and businesses as featured in San Diego Magazine's Best Restaurants and Best of San Diego issues.

Julian Natural Wonderfest and Star Party

When: August 20, 2022
Learn about local wildlife through our animal ambassadors during the day and stay to learn about the cosmos with telescopes and our local astronomers at night.

BeerX San Diego Craft Beer and Music Festival

When: August 20, 2022
Beer X is a day of great music and craft beer at Waterfront Park. Two hours of unlimited samples of over 100 craft beers from 50 local and regional breweries.

Annual Luau and Legends of Surfing Invitational

When: August 20-21, 2022
Surfers, scientists and survivors come together to support the fight against cancer at the annual Luau and Legends of Surfing Invitational at the beach near Scripps Pier in La Jolla.

45th Annual World Bodysurfing Championships in Oceanside

When: August 20-21, 2022
During the World Bodysurfing Championships, 350-400 bodysurfers from around the world compete in their respective age divisions for trophies and prizes.

America's Finest City Half Marathon & 5k

When: August 21, 2022
America's Finest City Half Marathon is run on a fast, scenic, course that starts at the historic Cabrillo National Monument and ends in Balboa Park.

La Jolla Music Society SummerFest

When: Now - August 26, 2022
Music Director Inon Barnatan has created an ambitious program, evocatively titled “Under the Influence,” exploring the muses that seduced and inspired some of the greatest composers in musical history.

Julian StarFest

When: August 26-27, 2022
The Julian StarFest will once again grace the dark skies of the Menghini Winery in Julian. After a long two-year pandemic, we are once again looking forward to the return of this annual event.

Ramona Rodeo

When: August 26-28, 2022
A Top Notch PRCA rodeo with some of the greatest cowboys around, boasting a professional attitude with the best hometown hospitality you will find at a rodeo. /p>

San Diego International Kids' Film Festival

When: August 26-28, 2022
The 2022 San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival (SDIKFF) will take place from 8.26 to 8.28 at the Schulman Auditorium in Carlsbad, California.

South Bay Pride

When: August 27, 2022
Fantastic Live Bands, DJ’s and Dancing, Artisans galore with Great Food, Beverages and Cocktails throughout the event, Beach Activities, and much more!

San Diego Distillers Guild Fest

When: August 27, 2022
The annual San Diego Distillers Guild Fest invites you to sip, savor and get to know San Diego's craft distilling scene amid live music and beautiful bay views.

Stone 26th Anniversary Celebration

When: August 27, 2022
The Escondido “mothership” is hosting an epic affair at a size and scale never-before-seen at this location to celebrate 26 years of Stone Brewing!

Bike the Bay

When: August 28, 2022
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. This non-competitive community bike ride is for riders of all abilities and will take you on a scenic, and primarily flat ride, around the San Diego Bay via the Bayshore Bikeway.

16th Annual LeucadiART Walk

When: August 28, 2022
Come join us for a day packed with art, music, culture and fun. This year’s LeucadiART Walk will be a day to remember in celebration of supporting creativity and the people in this community.

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