Del Mar Races July 15-Sept. 5Come see the horse races as well as other special events including the Del Mar Summer Concert Series.
See website for schedule. / Del Mar Racetrack
(858) 792-4242 / www.dmtc.comMama’s Kitchen Wine Tasting Fundraiser Aug. 2
Wine tastings while indulging in a selection of hors d’oeuvres. All proceeds will go directly to Mama’s Kitchen, the only non-profit in San Diego that provides free meals seven days a week to anyone affected by AIDS/HIV or cancer.
6-9pm / Park & Rec: 4612 Park Blvd., San Diego
(619) 233-6262 / www.mamaskitchen.orgAutism Speaks San Diego Walk Kick-Off Aug. 4
More than 100 families, local grant recipients, service providers and autism advocates will register walkers and and share inspiring stories about their experiences with autism.
6:30pm / Dave & Buster’s: 2931 Camino Del Rio N., San Diego
(323) 549-0500 x2 / www.autismspeakswalk.org
50th Anniversary & Youth of the Year Awards – BY Boys and Girls Clubs of San Dieguito Aug. 5
Acknowledges teens for their achievements. Horse races, cocktail hour, live auction, dinner and dancing!
5:30pm / Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Star Fiddle Room
(858) 720-2188 / www.bgcsandieguito.org
Pacific Southwest Brewery Collectibles Show Aug. 6
Come out to see old beer cans, brewery signs, bottles, and other items. Food & beverages available for purchase.
11am-3pm / Terra Madre Gardens, Escondido
IB Fishing Derby Aug. 6
This fun event is open to ages up to 16 years old and promises fun for the whole family, including prizes and bragging rights!
8am-12pm / Portwood Pier Plaza
San Diego Burger Battle Aug. 6
Over 20 competitors will throw down for bragging rights to the title of “Best Burger in San Diego”. Come out to see, hear, and taste what the fuss is all about!
11am-4pm / Carddine Inc.: 1144 Los Vallecitos Blvd., San Marcos
Dog Days of Summer Aug. 6
Bring your four-legged companions to our annual doggie social! We love our puppies and we love yours too! Get ‘em on a leash and take them for a walk in the vineyard or introduce them to some of the pet vendors that’ll be here.
12-6pm / Vineyard Grant James, Ramona
(760) 789-2733 / www.vineyardgrantjames.com
America’s Finest Film Fest 2016 Aug. 6
The top 20 short films of the year. 50 local craftspeople displaying their work. SD food and beer.
5pm / Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall, San Diego
Elizabeth Hospice Charity Regatta Aug. 6-7
Commences with sailboat races on Saturday and Sunday. Food and drink are available for purchase. A silent auction and raffle will take place both days. Live music by local bands both days.
See website for schedule. / Oceanside Yacht Club
(760) 722-5751 / www.oceansideyc.net
Solana Beach Family Camp Out Aug. 6-7
Families will be setting up camp on the spacious field and sleeping under the stars! Activities will include a traditional campfire program, and real s’mores cooked over an open fire.
Sat 5pm-Sun 9am / La Colonia Park: 715 Valley Ave.
(858) 720-2453 / www.cityofsolanabeach.org
Free to Breathe 5K Run/Walk and 1-mile Walk Aug. 7
The day will also include a 1/4 mile Kids’ Dash, coloring, live music from a local DJ and fun for the whole family. All proceeds from the event support Free to Breathe.
6:45am / North Embarcadero Marina Park
(844) 835-4325 / www.freetobreathe.org
Annual Rod Run Aug. 7
A collection of classic, hot rod and specialty vehicles.
9:30am-3pm / Historic Downtown Vista
(760) 414-9391 / www.vvba.org/vistarodrun
¡Latin Food Fest Aug. 12-15
The Grande Tasting, features an impressive lineup of culinary talent, restaurants, wineries, distillers, along with tastings, cooking demos, live music and exclusive chef-collaboration meals.
Embarcadero Marina Park North: 400 Kettner Blvd.
(858) 461-1970 / www.latinfoodfest.com
Summer Food Truck Festival & Campout Aug. 13
7 of San Diego’s favorite food trucks will be here dishing up the best in mobile cuisine. Beer and wine will be available.
4pm / Bates Nut Farm, Valley Center
(800) 642-0348 / www.batesnutfarm.biz
St. Paul’s LUV Gala – Oceans of LUV Aug. 13
San Diegans are invited to come in Beach Cocktail attire and enjoy a magical evening of dinner and dancing. All proceeds from the evening benefit St. Paul’s Plaza.
6pm / Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina: 333 W Harbor Drive
(619) 239-6900 / www.stpaulseniors.org/luvgala
CityFest Aug. 14
A huge celebration of community spirit through music, arts, crafts, and food. Stay past sundown and dance with Hillcrest’s best DJs under the Hillcrest sign with CITYFEST AT NIGHT!
12-11pm / Hillcrest
(619) 299-3330 / www.HillcrestCityfest.com
Art in the Village Aug. 14
Brings over 150 local and regional artists. Celebrating the art culture in Carlsbad Village and the surrounding areas.
9am / State Street and Grand Ave., Carlsbad
(760) 453-7076 / www.carlsbad-village.com
Poway Veterans Organization Golf Tournament Aug. 15
Second annual charity golf tournament benefiting veterans residing in Poway, Ramona and surrounding communities. Funds from this event support veterans assistance projects.
7am / StoneRidge Country Club, Poway
(858) 206-8854 / www.powayveterans.org
UCP Annual Golf Classic Aug. 15
Presented by Rancho Mesa Insurance with proceeds benefiting United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego County. Entry fee includes lunch, green fees, golf cart, dinner, tee prizes and refreshments.
11:30am / El Camino Country Club: 3202 Vista Way, Oceanside
(858) 571-5365 x112 / www.ucpsd.org
Wags and Wine Aug. 18
Enjoy fine wine and a leisurely stroll with your furry friend. Wine and snacks will be provided.
4-7pm / The Water Conservation Garden, El Cajon
(619) 660-0614 / www.thegarden.org
Team2Cure Huntington’s Disease Golf Tournament Aug. 19
Benefits Huntington’s Disease Society of America. 4-person scramble format, awards dinner and raffle prize drawing.
1pm / Steele Canyon Golf Resort, Jamul
Scleroderma 5K Walk and Family Fun Day Aug. 20
Walk to support the mission of the Scleroderma Foundation.
8:30am / Liberty Station: Crushing and Roosevelt
Sound of Freedom Poker Run Aug. 20
Enjoy coffee and doughnuts in the morning. Breakfast burrito vendor. Live band, raffle and auction after the ride. All proceeds to benefit the VFW.
7:30am / VFW Post 1924: 1175 Old Stage Rd, Fallbrook
(760) 728-8784 / www.fallbrookvfw.com
Chula Vista HarborFest Aug. 20
Prepare to get your groove on and dance in front of THREE stages. Don’t miss the chance to explore green initiatives and stroll through exotic automobile displays.
10am-6pm / Bayside Park: 999 Bayside Parkway
(619) 233-5008 / www.cvharborfest.com
Luau and Legends of Surfing Invitational Aug. 21
Brings together surfers, scientists and community members to support the fight against cancer. Live entertainment and a tropical buffet. Live and silent auctions.
7am / Scripps Pier: 8648 Kennel Way, La Jolla
Celebrating Couture 2016 Aug. 22
Breathtaking couture fashions will grace the runway during the Globe Guilder’s Celebrating Couture 2016.
10am-3pm / Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
(619) 889-7121 / www.globeguilders.org
Wine, Women & Wealth La Mesa Aug. 24
Amazing women that love supporting each other in business while learning to have a great relationship with money.
6-8pm / San Pasqual Winery Tasting Room
(858) 229-8599 / www.eastcountychamber.org
America’s Finest Corporate Dash 5K Aug. 25
Participating companies in SD build teams of co-workers promoting wellness in the workplace and bringing employees together for one amazing night of fitness and team bonding.
5pm / Qualcomm Stadium Parking Lot
Golf Tournament Fundraiser for Youth Venture Aug. 26
Golf, be sponsor, donate a prize, volunteer! $125 per golfer. Includes greens fees, cart, dinner, awards, and more.
11am-5pm / San Vincente Golf Resort, Ramona
(619) 442-7728 / www.yvcenters.com
Sharp HospiceCare Benefit Dinner & Regatta Aug. 26-27
Pre-race dinner, dancing, live entertainment, live and silent auction, regatta race, spectator boat viewing parties and a post-race dinner party.
Fri 6pm, Hotel del Coronado / Sat 11am, Coronado Yacht Club
(619) 740-4316 / https://give.sharp.com/regatta
SD International Kids’ Film Festival Aug. 26-28
Supported by many across the world, the festival supports the entertainment and education industries by showcasing international films, and gives young, aspiring filmmakers a channel to communicate to an international community.
(310) 541-8040 / www.sdkidsfilms.org
Classic Car & Bike Show Aug. 27
Trophies, food, music, raffles and vendors. Proceeds primarily to benefit Calvary Ranch and Restoration Ranch, two drug and alcohol recovery programs located in SD County.
9am-2pm / Faith Chapel: 9400 Campo Road, Spring Valley
(619) 609-1349 / www.christianrodsandcustomssd.com
Doggie Street Festival Aug. 27
This dog and cat adopt-a-thon and fun celebration of our companion animals presents fantastic pet products & services, yummy eats, vet tips and much more!
9am / NTC Park at Liberty Station
Jazz & Wine Festival Aug. 27
Powerhouse saxophonist and vocalist Mindi Abair will be performing among others.
4-9:30pm / Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens, Fallbrook
(760) 728-6466 / www.grandtradition.com
Westfield UTC ‘Uncasked’ Beer Fest Aug. 27
Now in its third year, this incredible annual gathering brings together San Diego’s finest breweries for all to enjoy.
4-7pm / Westfield UTC: 4545 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego Spirits Festival Aug. 27-28
San Diego Spirits Festival calls out to all whiskey & bourbon worshipers, tequila aficionados, gin guzzlers, rum radicals, vodka vixens and mixologists!
The Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier: 1000 N Harbor Dr.
(858) 551-1605 / www.sandiegospiritsfestival.com