San Diego in August

“Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.”

William Shakespeare

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

When it comes to things to do and the weather, San Diego in August is among my favorite times of the year.

Despite being the hottest month of the year in San Diego, August is still pretty comfortable with highs in the mid- to upper 70s. The start of the surfing season coincides with the peak of the sportfishing for tuna.

Due to the city’s abundance of family-friendly attractions, San Diego experiences high tourist traffic throughout summer long. However, when the season comes to a close, and people flee the heat in Phoenix and other hotter places, San Diego experiences even more tourist traffic.

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

The 2022 Donate Life Transplant Games

Celebrate those who have received a second chance at life, recognize those still waiting for a transplant as well as all the donor families. Location: various. Info: 7/29 – 8/3 various times

Encinitas Taste of Main Street

Treat your taste buds to food & drink samples and local wines & craft beer. Pause along the way to enjoy live music. Location: Downtown Encinitas. Info: 8/2 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Night Fishing

Bring your lanterns for a night of fishing! Location: Santee Lakes 1-4. Info:
8/4 & 8/18 5 – 11:30 pm

Toro Nagashi Festival

Enjoy tasty food, performances, vendors, and toro nagashi, all in one beautiful location. Location: Japanese Friendship Garden, Balboa Park. Info: 8/5 – 8/6 10 am – 6 pm

San Diego Tattoo Arts Festival

Get tattooed by some of the best tattoo artists. Visitors will also find vendors geared toward the tattoo enthusiast. Location: San Diego Convention Center. Info: 8/5 – 8/7 Fri 3 – 11 pm, Sat 11 am – 11 pm, Sun 11 am – 8 pm

Carlsbad Music Festival

An eclectic mix of creative music ranging from contemporary classical, to indie rock, to world music, to electronic. Location: Carlsbad Village. Info: 8/5 – 8/7 times tba

Balboa Park 8 Miler

The longest consecutively run race in San Diego and the only one that offers a full tour of Balboa Park! Location: Balboa Park. Info: 8/6 7am

Art Walk NTC @ Liberty Station

More than 150 artists from several states and Mexico will show their artwork. Location: Liberty Station. Info: 8/6 & 8/7 Sat 10 am – 6 pm, Sun 10 am – 5 pm

Island Vibe Music Festival

Featuring music, cultural dancers, vendors, and mouth-watering foods. Location: Spanish Landing Park. Info: 8/13 3 – 10 pm

Chula Vista Lemon Festival

Live music, lemon-size contests, tart sweets and treats, and hours of family-filled fun. Location: Third Ave., btw E St. & Roosevelt St. Info: 8/13 11 am – 6 pm

Cardiff Dog Days of Summer

This free event features numerous dog-related vendors, rescue groups, pet adoption agencies, an agility course, and more. Location: Encinitas Community Park. Info: 8/14 10 am – 5 pm

Hillcrest CityFest

Our annual celebration of community spirit will feature live bands, electric dance music DJs, arts, crafts, and food! Location: along 5th, Robinson, and University. Info: 8/14 12 – 11 pm

Summergrass San Diego

Lots of bluegrass jamming, dry camping, tasty food, music workshops, and music & craft vendors. Location: Antique Gas & Engine Museum, Vista. Info: 8/19 – 8/21 various times

Summer Bridal Bazaar

You’ll find more ideas, more style, and more choices to help you plan your day, your way. Location: San Diego Convention Center. Info: 8/21 9:30am–4pm

Julian StarFest

Explore the stars! See telescopes and view objects in the night sky! Enjoy vendors, guest speakers, and camping. Location: Menghini Winery, Julian. Info: 8/26 – 8/27 dusk – 10:30 pm

Ramona Rodeo

Cowboys will compete in barrel racing, tie-down roping, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, team roping, and bareback riding. Location: Ramona Outdoor Community Center. Info:
8/26 – 8/28 Fri 5 pm – 1 am, Sat 8 am – 1 am, Sun 9 am – 7 pm

San Diego Padres at Home

Are you ready for baseball season? See the Padres Location: PetCo Park. Info:


Farmer’s Markets are mostly all open! If you are looking to get out and get some fresh air and fresh produce and food, check out one of the many farmer’s markets in San Diego. Most likely the one in your neighborhood is open. Check out a full list here >>

As always, if you or anyone you know needs assistance buying or selling or if you have any real estate questions, please feel free to contact me by phone, text, or email! 

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 or contact me here.

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