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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

SeaWorld Summer Spectacular

When: Now - August 20, 2023
From new rescue adventures to exciting new entertainment, it’s going to be a spectacular summer at SeaWorld San Diego!

Nighttime Zoo at the San Diego Zoo

When: Now - September 4, 2023
As the sun goes down, the fun heats up this summer at the San Diego Zoo. From global rhythms and spectacular entertainment to one-of-a-kind moments with your favorite wildlife after dark, join us under the stars for wild and unforgettable experiences—perfect for the whole family.

LEGOLAND California Summer Block Party

When: Now - September 4, 2023
Lights, Camera, Action! The LEGOLAND® California Resort Summer Block Party includes never-before-seen shows, new costume characters, and plenty of bricktastic fun. Celebrate the summer season in the best way possible – with spectacular performances.

Del Mar Racing Season

When: Now - September 10, 2023
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 18 - September 10, 2023
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 Rady Shell!

San Diego Padres Baseball Season

When: Now - September 24, 2023
Kickoff the 2023 baseball season at Petco Park with the San Diego Padres!

San Diego Wave FC Soccer Season

When: Now - October 15, 2023
Experience San Diego Wave Fútbol Club, the 12th and newest member of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), during their second season at Snapdragon Stadium!

San Diego Loyal SC Soccer Season

When: Now - October 14, 2023
Watch as San Diego's premier outdoor professional men’s soccer club, competing in The USL Championship, plays their fourth season at Torero Stadium (University of San Diego).

More Awesome August Events

Tiki Oasis

When: August 2-6, 2023
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, 2023
Heiva San Diego, a Polynesian celebration representing Tahiti as the bridge between French Polynesia and the US and sharing our culture with the community.

Little Italy Summer Film Festival

When: August 5 - September 2, 2023
Watch a summer night movie at the annual Little Italy Summer Film Festival the first Saturday night of the month through September.

USTA Billie Jean King Girls

When: August 5-13, 2023
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 2023 US Open will be awarded to the tournament’s top finishers.  

ArtWalk at Liberty Station

When: August 5-6, 2023
The show celebrates the creativity from both sides of the border, with more than 175 artists coming from across several states and Mexico to show and sell their artwork, including paintings, photography, glass and ceramic, jewelry and sculpture.

Bleached Festival

When: August 5-6, 2023
CRSSD Festival and Tight Knit presents a two-day music festival at the 12 acre San Diego Waterfront Park featuring a exciting group of performers. In addition to the music, the festival will offer craft beer, mixed drinks, food, and more.

Flicks on the Bricks

When: August 10, 17, 24, 31, 2023
The Athenaeum's outdoor movie series, Flicks on the Bricks makes it possible for you to enjoy classic movies that you love while enjoying the beautiful summer night on the patio of the Athenaeum.

Point Loma Summer Concerts

When: Now - August 11, 2023
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.

Julian StarFest

When: August 11-13, 2023
The Julian StarFest will once again grace the dark skies of the Menghini Winery in Julian.

Chula Vista Lemon Festival

When: August 12, 2023
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!

South Bay 24 Hour & South Bay Mini

When: August 12, 2023
The South Bay 24 and South Bay Mini is BACK!! The Endurance Race Series is excited to once again be hosting this one off Ultra event in South Bay San Diego.

Hillcrest CityFest Street Fair

When: August 13, 2023
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.

Uncorked: Del Mar Summer Wine Fest

When: August 19, 2023
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.

World Bodysurfing Championships in Oceanside

When: August 19-20, 2023
During the World Bodysurfing Championships, 350-400 bodysurfers from around the world compete in their respective age divisions for trophies and prizes.


When: August 19, 2023
TwainFest, a FREE celebration of the literature, culture and history of 19th Century America, has become a tradition for many San Diego families and provides something for everyone!

Ramona Rodeo

When: August 24-26, 2023
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.

Annual Luau and Legends of Surfing Invitational

When: August 26-27, 2023
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.

America's Finest City Half Marathon & 5k

When: August 20, 2023
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, 2023
Journey into “The Great Unknown” with 4 Eventful Weeks, 21 Dynamic Performances, and 75 International Musicians.

San Diego International Kids' Film Festival

When: August 25-27, 2023
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 26, 2023
South Bay's LGBTQIA+ community gathers to celebrate by the beach, with everything from art to yoga to live music, plus plenty of food and drink options.

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.

Bike the Bay

When: August 27, 2023
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 27, 2023
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.

Taste of East Village

When: August 29-31
Foodies from all over will get the chance to eat, sip and stroll their way through the neighborhood sampling appetizers, entrees, desserts and beverages from more than 35 of San Diego’s most popular restaurants.

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