San Diego in August

“August of another summer, and once again, I am drinking the sun, and the lilies again are spread across the water.”

― Mary Oliver

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

August is San Diego’s hottest month of the year, but it’s still quite pleasant with temperatures in the mid to high 70s. Surfing season begins, and tuna sportfishing season is in full swing. San Diego August weather along the coast is just perfection. It may get a little cloudy early in the morning but it usually burns off so that you can just hang out in your beachwear for the rest of the day, well into the evening.

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. But don’t get me wrong, it is still hot here!

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

Coronado Summer Concert Series

Concerts take place at the gazebo bandstand in the center of Spreckels Park. Location: 7th St. & Orange Ave., Coronado. Info:

8/1 6 pm Sully & The Souljahs 8/8 6 pm NRG
8/15 6 pm Smith
8/22 5 pm Yachty By Nature

Poway Summer Concert Series

Some of the best local entertainment and summer fun returns to Poway! Location: various. Info:

8/1 Highland Way 8/8 Pop Vinyl
8/15 Benedetti Trio 5:30 – 7 pm

Cajon Classic Cruise

Great music, great food, and of course – classic cars! Location: Main & Magnolia, Downtown El Cajon. Info:

8/4 VW Mania
8/11 Cajon Speedway Family Night 8/18 Rat Rod Rally
8/25 Hot Rods Galore Wednesdays 5 – 8 pm

Candlelight Concerts

Enjoy a host of concerts illuminated by candlelight and performed by live musicians. Location: CHAPEL, Liberty Station. Info:

Night Fishing at Santee Lakes

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

8/5, 8/19 5 – 11:30 pm

Night Fishing at Lake Poway

Come out and enjoy night fishing! Location: Poway Lake. Info:

8/6-7, 8/13-14, 8/20-21, 8/27-28 6 am – 11 pm Dinner and a Concert Shows

Enjoy an evening of local bands and musicians! Location: Prescott Promenade, El Cajon. Info:

8/6 Scot Bruce 8/13 Petty Breakers
8/20 Heart of Rockin Roll 8/27 Coyote Band Fridays 6 – 8 pm

Balboa Park 8 Miler

San Diego’s longest-running tradition, and the only one that offers a full tour of Balboa Park! Location: Balboa Park. Info:

8/7 7 am
8/5, 8/6 Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
8/12, 8/13 Hollywood Epics and Movie Soundtracks 8/19, 8/20 Beethoven’s Best Works
8/26, 8/27 Expressions of Love
various times

Summer Movies in the Park Series

Bring a blanket, snacks or a picnic dinner, and enjoy a family-friendly movie under the stars. Location: Community Park, Poway. Info:

8/7 Raya and the Last Dragon 8/21 The Jungle Book
6:30 10 pm

Pupologie Cardiff Dog Days of Summer

Activities include dog contests, live music, libation lounge, food trucks, and more. Location: Encinitas Community Park, 425 Santa Fe Dr. Info:

8/8 10 am – 5 pm

Hillcrest CityFest

The 39th annual celebration of community spirit will feature live bands, electronic dance music DJs, arts & crafts, and food. Location: Fifth Ave between Brookes Ave. and University Ave. Info:

8/8 12 – 11 pm

San Diego Shake Down

Trucks, music, models, awards, and more! Playground and beach for the kids. Location: 4300 N. Harbor Dr. Info: diego-shake-down-tickets-149995830567

8/8 10 am – 5 pm

Free Comic Book Day

Participating comic book specialty shops will give away select comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops. Location:
various. Info: 8/14

Don’t forget San Diego Padres Games ⚾️

Check out the schedule >

Summergrass San Diego

Featuring The Special Consensus, Bluegrass Etc, High Fidelity, the Po’Rambling Boys, and more. Location: Antique Gas & Engine Museum, Vista. Info:

8/20 8/22 various times

Bike the Bay

Ride the Bridge, Bike the Bay! Cruise around the San Diego Bay and enjoy your only opportunity to ride across the San Diego Coronado Bay Bridge. Location: Embarcadero Marina Park. Info:

8/22 6:30 am – 12:30 pm

Celebrity Championship

Featuring over 50 of the world’s best and most recognized celebrity golfers. Location: Singing Hills Golf Resort at Sycuan. Info:

8/26 – 8/29

Carlsbad Music Festival

Our 17th Annual Festival will feature dozens of adventurous and eclectic artists. Location: various through Carlsbad Village. Info:

8/27 8/29 times tba

Taste of National City

National City is filled with delicious local food joints, so why not try them out all in one place? Location: Pepper Park, National City. Info:

8/28 12 5 pm

Taste of Encinitas

Treat your taste buds to food and drink samples from 25+ restaurants and enjoy local wine and local craft beer. Location: downtown Encinitas. Info:

8/31 5:30 – 8:30 pm


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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