San Diego in August

 

“I have only to break into the tightness of a strawberry, and I see summer – its dust and lowering skies.”

-Toni Morrison

 

San Diego is such a beautiful city with so much to see and so much to do!

August can be San Diego’s hottest month of the year, but it’s still quite pleasant with temperatures in the mid to high 70s. Surfing season in full effect!

All of summer is a busy tourist time in San Diego because of its many family-oriented attractions, but the crowds get even worse toward the end of the summer when visitors from Phoenix and other hotter places head to San Diego to escape the heat. So keep in mind when you are planning a trip to Legoland, Sea World and more!

Each month I have special fun events I want to show you so that you get the most out of this beautiful city!

 

Let’s start with our usual daily Farmer’s Markets. Check out times above ^

Monday

Escondido

Tuesday

Coronado

Escondido

Mira Mesa

Otay Ranch

Pacific Beach

UCSD/La Jolla

Wednesday

Carlsbad

Encinitas

Ocean Beach

Santee

Sierra Mesa

Thursday

Clairmont

Horton Plaza

Linda Vista

North Park

Oceanside

Valley Center

Friday

Imperial Beach

La Mesa

Rancho Bernardo

Saturday

City Heights

Del Mar

Little Italy

Pacific Beach

Poway

Rancho PQ

Ramona

Scripps Ranch

Vista

Sunday

Sikes Adobe

Gaslamp

Hillcrest

La Jolla

Leucadia/Encinitas

Rancho Santa Fe

Solana Beach

 

Ramona Country Fair

Featuring rides, carnival games, animals, a battle of the bands, and much more. Location: Ramona Outdoor Community Center. Info: www.ramonachamber.com.

8/1 – 8/4 T/F 5 – 11 pm, St 11 am – 11 pm, Sn 11 am – 10 pm

 

Balboa Park 8 Miler

The oldest race in San Diego and the only one that offers a full tour of Balboa Park! Location: Balboa Park. Info: www.balboapark8miler.com.

8/3 7am

 

Chula Vista Lemon Festival

Sport your brightest yellow outfit, and enjoy lemon-infused treats, and activities! Location: Third Avenue, between E Street and Roosevelt

Street. Info: www.thirdavenuevillage.com.

8/4 11 am – 5 pm

 

Vista Rod Run

Vista is proud to once again host a collection of classic, hot rod and specialty vehicles. Without the owners, these cars would just be a memory. Location: 319 E Broadway, Vista. Info: www.facebook.com/events/407024473395792.

8/4 9 am – 2 pm

 

Night Fishing

Bring your lanterns for a night of fishing! Location: Santee Lakes 1-4. Info: www.santeelakes.com.

8/8 & 8/22 5 – 11:30 pm

 

Imperial Beach Surf Dog

Get stoked! It’s time for the most adorable surf event of the year… where fearless surFUR dogs will jump on their boards and hang 20! Location: Imperial Beach. Info: surfdogevents.com/imperial-beach.

8/10 8 am – 3 pm

 

Imperial Avenue Street Festival

Celebrating the history, arts and culture of the Greater Logan Heights community, from it’s rich African-American roots to the strong Latino influence that exists today. Location: Imperial Ave., between 25th & 27th. Info: www.imperialavenuestreetfest.com.

8/17 12 – 7:30 pm

 

Ferragosto 2019: The Finale

Littly Italy brings you “Pirates Invade Sicily” – our biggest neighborhood bash yet – and the last! A Pirate’s bounty of food, wine, beer, cocktails, and – yes, RUM awaits you as you set sail on the XXXX ship! Location: Little Italy. Info: www.ferragostosd.org.

8/17 6 pm – Midnight

 

Chula Vista HarborFest

A fun day on the bay with tacos, spirits & craft beer, live music on 3 stages, plus, a Discovery Zone for the young (and young at heart)! Location: Bayside Park. Info: www.cvharborfest.com.

8/17 10 am – 6 pm

 

Americas Finest City 1⁄2 Marathon & 5K

San Diego is proud to claim this world-famous half marathon as one of the largest half marathons in the United States. Can’t run 13.5 miles? Try a 5K instead. Location: (1⁄2 start) Cabrillo National Monument. (finish) Balboa Park. Info: www.afchalf.com.

8/19 6:15 am

International Kids’ Film Festival

The SDIKFF will screen over 150+ films from 30+ countries. Events include critiques, forums, and more. Location: various.
Info: www.sdkidsfilms.org.

8/23 – 8/25 various times

 

San Diego Fall Home Show

A show to inspire, motivate and excite you for your upcoming home improvement – whether it’s a minor renovation or a major remodel. Location: San Diego Convention Center – Hall F. Info: www.homeshowsandiego.com.

8/23 – 8/25 Fri 11 am – 8 pm, Sat 10 am – 8 pm, Sun 10 am – 6 pm

 

San Diego Spirits Festival

From novice enthusiast to the cocktail aficionado, there’s something to please everyone’s palate. Location: Port Pavilion

Broadway Pier. Info: www.sandiegospiritsfestival.com.

8/24 – 8/25 Sat 2 – 6 pm,
Sun 2 – 5 pm

 

Bike the Bay

Cruise around the San Diego Bay and enjoy a ride across the San Diego Coronado Bay Bridge. Location: Embarcadero Marina Park. Info: www.bikethebay.net.

8/25 6:30 am – 12:30 pm

 

End of Summer Fire Run

A summertime 4-mile run/walk from La Jolla to Pacific Beach. Location: Prospect St. (near Girard St.). Info: www.kathyloperevents.com.

8/25 8 am

 

Barona Pow Wow

Join the Barona Band of Mission Indians for a weekend of contest dancing in all categories, drums, and cultural immersion. Location: Barona Sports Park, Lakeside. Info: www.crazycrow.com/site/ event/barona-powwow.

8/30 – 9/1 Fri 7 pm, Sat & Sun 1 – 11 pm

 

So much to do, so much to see!

 

If you want to see a home sometime this month, check out all my Featured Listings, and message me.

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