San Diego August 2024

San Diego August 2024 Events

San Diego August 2024 Events

San Diego Offers One Last Blaze of Summer Warmth in August

Average temperature low and high: high 67 – 77
San Diego has the perfect summer warmth and cool breezes throughout the month as the city's weather begins to transition into fall. The city is on a roll and August provides perfect temperatures to attend one of San Diego's most anticipated festivals and outdoor events.

August Event Calendar

Carlsbad Music Festival

Carlsbad Music Festival

Taking place in nearby Carlsbad, CA, The Carlsbad Music Festival specializes in "adventurous music," that is, music from prominent and upcoming composers and musicians. From folk to jazz to classical, Carlsbad Music Festival has it all. The event also features a market, food court, and beer garden for festival-goers.

26th Annual Lemon Festival

Twenty-six years and running, the Lemon Festival in Chula Vista is a zest for the senses. It is a full day of citrusy activities from lemon cook-offs to the charming 'Lil' Lemons' kids zone. Put on your best lemon-themed outfit and join the celebration and pay tribute to Chula Vista's 'Lemon Capital of the World' title.

Hillcrest CityFest

Don't miss Hillcrest CityFest, San Diego's favorite art and music festival. Taking over 9 city blocks, artists, local vendors, and deejays bring everyone out to the streets to celebrate the community. Enjoy ice-cold drinks in the beer garden, dig into tasty food from local chefs, and do a little shopping for your loved ones, choosing from the unique wares created by local artisans. As the sun goes down, dance to some hot electronic music until your feet hurt.  

Hillcrest CityFest Street Fair

Celebrate San Diego's largest art and music fest at The Hillcrest CityFest Street Fair on August 13th. Hillcrest CityFest boasts over 16 hours of live music, endless food options, and plenty of arts & crafts tables. In addition, there will be two cocktail and beer gardens to sip and relax in.

Seaside Cabana Uncorked Wine Festival

Immerse yourself in a world of flavor as you sample over 100 wines and bubbles from around the globe at the Uncorked Wine Festival. With top local food trucks and live music, prepare for a day of watching the races from the Stretch Run. Additionally, by attending you will be supporting Urban Surf 4 Kids. Please note that this event is strictly for ages 21+.

America's Finest City Half Marathon & 5k

America's Finest City Half Marathon & 5k is taking place on August 20th at Balboa Park. Runners will have the chance to participate in a half marathon, 5K, or a virtual half marathon and 5k. Entry includes a wide range of apparel such as a souvenir grocery bag, short-sleeve shirt, finisher medal, and much more. Register today as a single runner part of a team.

San Diego International Kids' Film Festival

San Diego International Kids\' Film Festival

Watch amazing films designed for children and created by filmmakers across the globe at the San Diego International Kids' Film Festival. The majority of the films encourage diversity and feature an educational component to stimulate young minds, while still being entertaining. 

California is for Lovers Festival

The California is for Lovers Festival is coming to Oak Canyon Park on August 26th. This all-ages event boasts two stages where musical artists such as Alkaline Trio, Sleeping With Sirens, Bayside, Thursday and many others will perform. Packages range from general admission to the Lovers Experience VIP Package

Bike the Bay

Bike the Bay

Bike across the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge in the Bike the Bay community ride raising money for the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition.  The scenic 25-mile route takes you from San Diego through several cities before returning to the starting point to celebrate the accomplishment with food, drinks, a beer garden, and more entertainment.  

17th Annual LeucadiART Walk

You can't beat free! The LeucadiART Walk has been a hit in the San Diego community for 17 years with a carefree day of events by the Pacific Coast. Join thousands of visitors on Leucadia's historic main street for an art walk with entertainment, shopping and fun for all ages. If you just want to hang out with an alcoholic beverage, that works too. The showcase of local vendors is Sunday, August 27 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bring some friends and enjoy a sense of community while celebrating local business and creators. 

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San Diego Events in August


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Things to do in San Diego

Things to Do in San Diego in August

Go skydiving with Skydive San Diego

Go skydiving with Skydive San Diego
Get your thrill on and go on a tandem jump with Skydive San Diego! No experience is necessary as they will guide you through the process for your first jump. They also offer certification options if you want to get serious about skydiving. Prices start at $199 for a standard jump, but they do offer a lot of specials, such as a weekday special, a Thursday special, or even a tandem early bird special (which is when you reserve early morning on Saturdays and Sundays).