San Diego – Things to do in August

Can you believe it’s already August? My son is already back in school, Kelsey starts Pre-School in a couple of weeks, my husband’s birthday is next week, and let the slew of the Leo birthdays in my life commence! If you’re looking for a little more than that, then look no further, here’s a list of things happening in August:

***Some descriptions are directly from the events’ website. Be sure to check the event website for any changes.***

The Ramona Country Fair

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Photo Credit: Ramona Chamber of Commerce

Ramona Outdoor Community Center // 431 Aqua Lane, Ramona, CA 92065
August 1-4, 2019 // Thurs 5-10pm, Fri 5-11pm, Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 11am-10pm
Free to Attend // $10 per day or $15 unlimited parking

Didn’t have enough at the County Fair? Well saddle up and get ready for the Ramona Country Fair. There’ll be rides, live animals, exhibits, and more.

Scholarshare 529 Toddler Time

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Photo Credit: The New Children’s Museum

The New Children’s Museum // 200 W Island Avenue, San Diego CA 92101
August 2-30 2019 // 10am-11am, 10am-11:30am on the 30th
Free with Admission // $14 Admission

Come out to help get your toddlers moving to music and social play.

Bon Odori Festival

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Photo Credit: Japanese-city.com

Japanese Friendship Garden // 2215 Pan American Rd E, San Diego, CA 92101
August 3, 2019 // 11am-9pm
The event is Free

Come celebrate the Buddhist holiday dedicated to expressing joy and gratitude for the gifts of life, heritage, and those we have taken for granted or forgotten. Japanese food, snacks, gifts, books; a drawing to benefit the temples youth; and a rousing taiko performances.

Del Mar Beer Fest

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Del Mar Thoroughbred Club // 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
August 3, 2019 // 2-5pm
$39-$49 // Includes Track Admission

The San Diego Tacos & Beer Festival features more than 100 local and regional breweries as well as tacos prepared by 20-25 of the top restaurants in Southern California. Ticket includes: Track Admission, Racing Program & Tipsheet, 4 Beer Tasters & 2 Tacos, Souvenir Beer Mug, and Exclusive Trackside Viewing Are for Live Horse Racing.

Chula Vista Lemon Festival

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Downtown Chula Vista // 3rd Ave. from E St. to G St., Chula Vista
August 4, 2019 // 11am-5pm
The Event is Free

Sport your brightest yellow outfit and enjoy lemon-infused treats. There will be hundreds of vendor booths, live bands, sour contests, a kid’s grove, and lemony adult beverage stand.

Best of San Diego Party 2019

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Photo Credit: San Diego Magazine

Ingram Plaza at Liberty Station // 2751 Dewey Rd, San Diego, CA 92106
August 16, 2019 // 6:30 – 9:30pm
$85-$105 // 21+ Event

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. Guests can expect unlimited bites and sips from more than 100 vendors along with live bands and entertainment, interactive art installations, lounges, aerialist acrobats, fire performers, pop-up shops, dancing and more.

Harbor Fest

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Bayside Park
August 17, 2019 // 10am-6pm
This event is Free

Enjoy unlimited tastes ($25), live music on 3 stages, and the discovery zone. This is a great event for the whole family.

Fee Free Day at Cabrillo National Monument

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Photo Credit: nps.gov

Cabrillo National Monument // 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, San Diego, CA 92106
August 25, 2019
Free

It’s Founders Day and National Park Service Anniversary! Come check out the tide pools, learn some history, and check out the great views.

Labor Day Stick Ball Tournament

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Little Italy // State St & W Ash St, San Diego, CA 92101
August 31-September1, 2019 // 9am-5pm
This event is Free

Each year, the neighborhood erupts with shouts and cheers for the stickball teams, stirring up fun childhood memories for some. Join us in honoring and celebrating this long-standing tradition, loved from coast to coast.

U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge

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Photo Credit: ussandsculpting.com

Broadway Pier and Landing // 1000 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Aug 31 – Sep 2, 2019 // 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, 7:00pm on Sat. and Sun.
$10-$15

World Master Sand Sculptors come from all over the world. There’s also live music, food trucks, and great views.

San Diego Padres Home Games

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August 8 // 7:10pm vs. Rockies (Friar Family Days)
August 9 // 7:10pm vs. Rockies (WineFest)
August 10 // 5:40pm vs. Rockies (Beach Bag)
August 11 // 12:40pm vs. Rockies (Military Appreciation)
August 12 // 7:10pm vs. Rays (Friar Family Days)
August 13 // 7:10pm vs. Rays (Taco Tuesday)
August 14 // 12:40pm vs. Rays (Friar Family Days)
August 23 // 7:10pm vs. Red Sox (BeerFest)
August 24 // 5:40pm vs. Red Sox (Sky Blast)
August 25 // 1:10pm vs. Red Sox (Military Appreciation)
August 26 // 7:10pm vs. Dodgers (Friar Family Days)
August 27 // 7:10pm vs. Dodgers (Taco Tuesday)
August 28 // 6:10pm vs. Dodgers (Friar Family Days)

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