Top August Events in San Diego

    Summer is still in full swing with the best of August events to come. Featuring plenty of pup-inspired activity at Cardiff Dog Days of Summer, the 22nd Annual Lemon Festival, and the best of San Diego’s local music at Belly Up, this month won’t be short of events that everyone can enjoy!

    Cardiff Dog Days of Summer

    happy Dalmatian dog at the beach

    This month, Cardiff-by-the-Sea is proud to present its very own fair honoring man’s best friend. All dogs and dog lovers are welcome to watch or participate in 6 different dog contents ranging from Cutest Puppy and Best Trick to Dog/Owner Look-A-Like. A variety of live music and homemade goods at the Maker’s Market are just more reasons to join the 10,000 four-legged friends, their owners, and family at this free event!

    When: August 12, 2018, 11:00am-6:00pm

    Where: Encinitas Community Park – 425 Santa Fe Dr., Encinitas, CA 92007

    Cost: Free

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    Chula Vista Lemon Festival

     Lemon growing in a tree

    There will be no sour faces at this fresh summer event! Chula Vista is proud to bring back the Third Avenue Village Association’s Lemon Festival for its 22nd year. Pucker up for a full day of lemon infused activity including live entertainment, a kids’ fun zone, and hundreds of festive booths spanning Third Avenue from E to G Streets.

    When: August 5, 2018, 11:00am-5:00pm

    Where: 353 Third Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91910

    Cost: Free

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    Artwalk at Arts District Liberty Station

     activity booth at Liberty Station Artwalk

    Celebrate creativity at its finest at Liberty Sation’s Artwalk. With more than 200 international, national, and local San Diego artists to browse from, fix your eyes on everything from paintings and sculptures to photography, glassworks, and fine jewelry. Live music, multiple street food options, and Interactive art booths for kids make this event one the whole family will enjoy.

    When: August 11-12, 2018, 10:00am-6:00pm (Sunday: 10:00am-5:00pm)

    Where: Arts District Liberty Station at Ingram Plaza – 2645 Historic Decatur, San Diego, CA 92106

    Cost: Free

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    Hillcrest CityFest Street Fair

    rides at street festival

    CityFest returns to Hillcrest this August to celebrate community spirit at its best. Drawing crowds of over 150,000, this buzzing event will feature live music, interactive activities, a beer garden, and more than 250 different vendors. Those staying after sunset can dance late into the night with Hillcrest’s top DJ’s under the Hillcrest sign at CityFest Night.

    When: August 12, 2018, 12:00pm-11:00pm

    Where: 5th Avenue and University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103

    Cost: Free

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    America’s Finest City Half Marathon & 5K

    People running in a San Diego half marathon
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    Starting at San Diego’s historic Cabrillo National Monument, this year’s 5K Run/Walk and Half Marathon invite all to get up and get moving! Soak in breathtaking vistas of San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean as you make your way along the Embarcadero near the waterfront. With 7 aid stations along the course,  all participants will be guided towards the finish line at Balboa Park where a finisher’s t-shirt awaits them.

    When: August 19, 2018, 6:15am-12:00pm

    Where: Staging Area: Balboa Park – Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101

    Cost: $50-135

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    Tape Heads, Secret Lynx, and Sweet Tooth

    San Diego local band Tape Heads  

    Join Tape Heads, Secret Lynx, and Sweet Tooth for a night of homegrown surf-reggae, rock beats, and other great tunes at Belly Up. One of San Diego’s favorite venues for live music, Belly Up is known for showcasing some of the best talent our coastal city has to offer. Tickets on sale now!

    When: August 15, 2018, 8:00pm

    Where: Belly Up – 143 S Cedros, Suite T, Solana Beach, CA 92075

    Cost: $8-10

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    More Events in San Diego This Month

    Looking for more events in San Diego this month? Browse all San Diego events in August at San Diego’s Calendar of Events.

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