San Diego County Calendar of Events August 2019

July 23, 2019

Del Mar Racing Season | Through September 2
This season features the nation’s top race horses, trainers and jockeys, and plenty of fun in the sun. 
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Del Mar Thoroughbred Club 
Contact: 858-755-1141 /

Julian StarFest | August 1-3
Camping availability for tent and RV campers. Exhibits by major telescope and accessory vendors. Food and beverage vendors. Astronomy games and crafts for kids. Raffle for donated astronomy equipment on Saturday. Optional behind the scenes tour of the world famous Palomar Observatory on Saturday. 
Time/Place: Menghini Winery

Carlsbad Music Festival | August 2-4
Features dozens of performances of creative music of all kinds curated by CMF Founder and Artistic Director, composer/violinist Matt McBane. The weekend includes free indoor and outdoor concerts at various venues, beer garden, food trucks, artisan market, and pop-up art gallery. 
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Village of Carlsbad 

The Great Inflatable Race San Diego | August 3
You and your friends will feel like kids again as you jump, dive and bounce on our custom-designed inflatables. 
Time/Place: 9am-12pm / SDCCU Stadium

Chula Vista Lemon Festival | August 4
Sport your brightest yellow outfit and enjoy lemon-infused treats as you stroll and enjoy hundreds of vendor booths, live bands, sour contests, a kids grove of fun, and the festivals lemony adult beverage stand. 
Time/Place: 11am-5pm / Third Avenue

Oceanside International Film Festival | August 7-11
Features, documentaries, shorts, animation, and student works along with workshops and after-parties. 
Time/Place: Sunshine Brooks Theatre: 217 N Coast Hwy 
Contact: 760-433-3632 /

Heiva San Diego | August 9-11
A Polynesian celebration representing Tahiti as the bridge between French Polynesia and the US and sharing our culture with the community. We celebrate friendship, music, dancing, drumming, singing, arts & crafts and islands spirits! 
Time/Place: 8am-8pm / Broadway Street Pier

National City Automobile Heritage Day Festival & Car Show | August 10
Join us for live music, food from a variety of popular eateries, entertainment for children and specialty booths. A drive-by awards ceremony at 2pm will showcase first-place winners for each of the classes as well as second- and third-place winners. 
Time/Place: 10am-3pm / Kimball Park: 12th St & D Ave 
Contact: 619-477-9339 /

Imperial Beach Surf Dog Competition | August 10
More than 60 dogs are expected to participate in this family friendly event, which raises funds for the San Diego Humane Society. 
Time/Place: 8am-3pm / Next to the Imperial Beach Pier 
Contact: 949-297-6536 /

ArtWalk @ Liberty Station | August 10-11
More than 200 international, national and local San Diego artists, showcasing every medium including painting, sculpture, glass work, fine jewelry, photography and more. Attendees will also be able to enjoy live music, interactive art for kids and the kids at heart, street food options and a wine and beer pavilion. 
Time/Place: Sat 10am-11pm, Sun 10am-5pm / Arts District Liberty Station at Ingram Plaza
Contact: 619-615-1090 /

Chula Vista Challenge Half Triathlon | August 11
A fresh new race experience for individuals and relay teams, with 10 races to choose from including International, Sprint, & Youth Triathlons, Duathlon, Aqua Bike. 
Time/Place: 5:30am-4pm / Bayside Park
Contact: 858-268-1250 /

Hillcrest CityFest Street Fair | August 11
A huge celebration of community spirit through music, arts, crafts, and food. 
Time/Place: 12-11pm / 5th Ave and University Ave 
Contact: 619-299-3330 /

Cardiff Dog Days of Summer | August 11
Watch or enter in 6 different dog contests. Enjoy a wide variety of music throughout the event. A Makers Market row will feature quality handmade goods made by local artisans, and dont miss the Rescue Row presented by Rancho Coastal Humane Society and Pet Health Expo. 
Time/Place: 11am-6pm / Encinitas Community Park 
Contact: 760-436-0431 /

Best of San Diego Party | August 16
The event brings together the top local restaurants, breweries, wineries, distilleries and businesses as featured in San Diego Magazines Best Restaurants and Best of San Diego issues. 
Time/Place: 6:30-9:30pm / Liberty Station 
Contact: 619-230-9292 /

Latin Food Fest! | August 16-17
A high-energy party hosted by Mexico’s most acclaimed chef, Enrique Olvera, and Gran Tasting the festivals signature event featuring 150 food, beverage, wine, beer and spirits stations, Cooking Demos, Best of Fest Chef Awards, VIP Tent, and Live Music. 
Time/Place: Embarcadero Marina Park North

Ferragosto 2019: Pirates Invade Sicily | August 17
A pirate’s bounty of food, wine, beer, cocktails andyes, there will be RUM awaiting you as you set sail. 
Time/Place: 5pm / Amici Park, Little Italy 
Contact: 619-888-9399 /

Chula Vista HarborFest | August 17
Enjoy the endless opportunities for delicious food and drinks, art in the park, and family friendly activities that combine with perfect weather and a long list of top-notch entertainment to make for a fun-packed summers day to remember! 
Time/Place: 10am-6pm / Bayside Park 
Contact: 619-233-5008 /

Imperial Avenue Street Festival | August 17
The festival grooves to the sounds of live music from multiple stages. Browse the offerings of 4 blocks of local artists, crafts, and gourmet food and beverages. Columbian to Cajun, paintings to pottery, old favorites and new directions. 
Time/Place: 12-7:30pm / between 26th & 27th Street 
Contact: 619-858-0563 /

Luau and Legends of Surfing Invitational | August 17-18
A friendly competition that draws surf legends from around the world, followed by a festive luau with musical entertainment, a tropical buffet, and live and silent auctions. Surfers, scientists and survivors come together to support the fight against cancer. 
Time/Place: 7am-4pm / Scripps Pier, La Jolla 

World Bodysurfing Championships | August 17-18
350-400 bodysurfers from around the world compete in their respective age divisions for trophies and prizes. The Men and Womens Grand Champions will be announced Sunday afternoon on the final day. 
Time/Place: 6:30am / Oceanside Pier

Fairy Tale Village | August 17-18
Presented in conjunction with Fairy Tales in the Park, the San Diego Civic Youth Ballet will present the Fairy Tale Village – complete with family activities such as face painting, crafts, meet-and-greets, demonstrations, food and more! We will once again be sustainability-themed. 
Time/Place: 10am-4pm / Casa del Prado patio, Balboa Park  
Contact: 619-233-3060 /

Americas Finest City Half Marathon & 5k | August 18
Aid stations at 7 locations plus Start & Finish. The expo is held at host hotel Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. 
Time/Place: 6:15am-12pm / Cabrillo National Monument to Balboa Park 
Contact: 760-692-2900 /

San Diego Underground Film Festival | August 22-25
A lineup of experimental, documentary, animated, and narrative films which are complimented by nightly expanded cinema performances, installations, and live music. 
Time/Place: Tenth Avenue Arts Center, San Diego 

San Diego Int’l Kids Film Festival | August 23-25
In addition to the film screenings, as the regular program, the film festival will host an Opening Night Gala, Culture Forums, Industrial Panel Discussions, Screenplay showcase and Red Carpet Award Ceremony. 
Time/Place: 10am-9:30pm / Schulman Auditorium Street, Carlsbad 
Contact: 310-541-8040 /

Orfila’s Annual Grape Stomp | August 24
Your ticket gets you wine tasting, gourmet dinner by Crown Point Catering, grape stomping, vineyard tractor rides, lawn games, live music, raffles, special guests! 
Time/Place: 4-8pm / Orfila Vineyards & Winery

San Diego Spirits Festival | August 24-25
A tremendous occasion to sample and experience the finest spirits and foods, with unique opportunities to learn how to create and pair the perfect cocktail and sample top-shelf cocktails from small-batch and big-name distillers. 
Time/Place: Sat 2-6pm, Sun 2-5pm / Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier 

Bike the Bay | August 25
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. 
Time/Place: 6am-12pm / Embarcadero Marina Park South 

LeucadiART Walk | August 25
Local juried artists displaying original art. Six places for live music! Live mural painting. Craft Beer Garden. New and improved Childrens Art Pavilion. 
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas 
Contact: 760-436-2320 /

San Diego Quilt Show | August 29-31
Enjoy hundreds of quilts on display and over 40 vendors featuring everything quilters and others, need, want and love. In addition to all the quilts and vendors, enjoy Raffle Baskets, Daily Door Prizes, Challenges and Kids Scavenger Hunt. 
Time/Place: San Diego Convention Center, Halls G & H 
Contact: 619-443-2706 /

Barona Powwow | August 30-September 1
Join the Barona Band of Mission Indians for a weekend of contest dancing in all categories, camping, drums and cultural immersion. 
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Barona Sports Park, Lakeside 
Contact: 619-443-6612 /

Labor Day Stickball Tournament | August 31-September 1
Columbia Street erupts with yelling and cheering for the stick ball teams, stirring up childhood memories. Come out and see these teams grab a broom stick, table leg or any other kind of bat-like stick that will send a rubber Wilson ball flying! 
Time/Place: 9am-5pm / Little Italy: State St & W Ash St 
Contact: 619-233-3898 /

US Sand Sculpting Challenge & Dimensional Art Expo | August 31-September 2
The sculptures weigh over 10 tons, so we have over 1,000 works of art that you can fall in love with, buy and take home. Theres also live entertainment, a sand box and rides for kids, a dozen gourmet food trucks, a fantastic view of the bay and all the great stuff that you always find on the Embarcadero! 
Time/Place: Sat & Sun 9am-7pm, Mon 9am-5pm / Broadway Pier and Landing 
Contact: 619-980-6651 /

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