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August 2012 San Diego Events

Monday, January 29, 2018   /   by Sean Zanganeh

August 2012 San Diego Events



Throughout August
Del Mar Racing Season
Hold on to your horse hat…the Del Mar Horse Racing Season is in full swing!

Time: Refer to website for full schedule
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar


For more information visit www.delmarracing.com



August 4

58th Annual Balboa Park 8-Mile & 3-Mile Runs

Choose between an 8-mile run or a shorter 3-mile run. The courses travel through and around Balboa Park.

Time: 7:30 am

Location: Balboa Park – Pan American Plaza, off Park Blvd. on Presidential Way

For more information visit www.sdtc.com



August 4

23rd Annual Clairemont Family Days

This family festival offers musical entertainment, Kiwanis pancake breakfast, food, vendors, arts & crafts, carnival rides, pony rides, and games.  Free admission and the pool will be open for free swimming.

Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: South Clairemont Park, 3605 Clairemont Dr.

For more information visit www.clairemontfamilyday.com



August 4-5

28th Annual Philippine Cultural Arts Festival

Experience a festival showcasing the heritage of the Philippines with traditional performing arts, folk dances, songs, music, and costumes.  Talent show with guest singers, martial arts exhibition, arts & crafts exhibits.  Free admission.

Time: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: Balboa Park – lawn area at Park Blvd. & President’s Way

For more information visit www.samahanphilippinedance.com



August 5

23rd Annual Vista Rod Run

This event features more than 300 classic cars, trucks and rods.  There will be a street fair, kid’s carnival, beer garden, and entertainment all day long.  Over 30 trophies and prizes will be awarded for winning vehicles.  Free admission.

Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location: Downtown Vista – Main St. and E. Broadway

For more information visit www.vistarodrun.com



August 10-12

28th Annual Oceanside Longboard Surfing Club Contest & Beach Festival

Sponsored by the Oceanside Longboard Surfing Club:  Coalition of surfing clubs’ longboard surfing contest.  Divisions are determined by age.  The beach festival features vendors with food and merchandise.

Time: 6:00 am – 9:00 pm

Location: Oceanside Pier Amphitheater & South Pier Beach

For more information visit www.oceansidelongboardsurfingclub.org



August 11

7th Annual Dog Days of Summer

There is nothing like a canine festival to keep Fido entertained.  However, this free event will be fun for the entire family, with over 130 vendors with pooch products, dog contests, live music, food, and agility course, a doggie photo booth, doggie crafts, a doggie beach, a kid zone and a large silent auction.  There will also be a blessing of the dogs.

Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location: Cardiff by the Sea, 124 Aberdeen Dr., Cardiff

For more information visit www.cardiffdogdaysofsummer.com



August 11

Color Me Rad 5K

A colorful 5K event.  If you’re a fan of food fights, try this on for size…along the route as athletes pass by color stations, they are splashed with a harmless cornstarch mixture of colors.  At the finish, everyone can have fun tossing colors at each other.  Music and light refreshments accompany the event.

Time: 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Location: Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd., Downtown San Diego

For more information visit www.colormerad.com



August 12

16th Annual Lemon Festival

Celebrating Chula Vista’s heritage as a Lemon Capital of the World, the Annual Lemon Festival will be packed with entertainment and loads of summer fun.  This free event features live entertainment on three stages, lemons, hand crafters, lemons, international foods, lemons, contests, and lemons galore!

Time: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Location: Third Ave. from E to Roosevelt, Chula Vista

For more information visit www.thirdavenuevillage.com



August 12

29th Annual CityFest – Hillcrest

A celebration of spirit and play, this event is a popular festival featuring over 250 vendors, games, activities, music, a beer garden and much more.  Patrons can sit at a café style seating and watch entertaining street performers while listening to live music.  Free event.

Time: 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: 5th Ave. & University, Hillcrest

For more information visit www.hillcrestcityfest.com



August 13-14

7th Annual Fiesta Del Sol

Annual celebration of the diverse cultures and history of the people of San Diego.  A family-friendly, free event.  There will be food, music, merchandise booths, a youth zone, children’s area, educational area, healthy living area, arts & culture area and much more!

Time: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Location: Cesar Chavez Park, 1449 Cesar E. Chavez Parkwa

For more information visit www.fiestadelsolsandiego.org/



August 17-19

10th Annual Summergrass Bluegrass Music Festival

The Bluegrass Music Festival is a family oriented event that features tasty food, live music, music workshops by performing artists, jam sessions, vendors and activities for the kids.  Dry camping available.

Time: Fri. 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm / Sat. 10:00 am – 10:00 pm / Sun. 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Location: Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, 2040 N. Santa Fe Ave., Vist

For more information visit www.summergrass.net



August 18, 39th

Annual Midnight Madness Fun Bicycle Ride & Festival

Midnight Madness, a costumed bike riding event, is a fun night of cycling, contests, prizes, and entertainment to support community youth programs.  The ride begins at 9:00 pm, the 15 mile cycling route is a primarily flat loop course along some of San Diego’s most beautiful waterfront and historic areas. A festival follows the ride at 10:00 pm.

Time: 8:00 pm – 2:00 am

Location: Spanish Landing Park, Downtown San Diego

For more information visit www.sandiegomidnightmadness.com



August 19

America’s finest City Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk

The half marathon starts at Cabrillo National Monument and continues along

San Diego Bay, then through downtown, ending in Balboa Park.  The 5K run/walk begins at the Pan American Plaza, and is a fast loop course back to the Plaza, and is completely within Balboa Park.

Time: Half Marathon at 7:00 am / 5K at 6:45 am

Location: Balboa Park

For more information visit www.afchalf.com



August 25

Annual Orfila Grape Stomp

The afternoon event celebrates the start of harvest with tractor rides through the vineyard, grape stomping in a huge five-foot barrel, dancing to a live band, wine tasting and a delicious buffet dinner.  Tickets available on site.

Time: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Orfila Vineyards & Winery, 13455 San Pasqual Rd., Escondido

For more information visit  www.orfila.com



August 26

8th Annual LeucadiArt Walk

Leucadia art galleries and local artists will display original art in galleries or in specified areas along Coast Highway 101 in Leucadia.  Live musical performances throughout the day.

Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: Leucadia, on the west side of Hwy 101

For more information visit www.leucadia101.com/Artwalk.php



August 26

5th Annual Bike the Bay

Join a 25-mile fun bike ride that begins and ends at the Embarcadero Marina Park South.  The event is for all levels or riders and individuals, families and groups.  The event will conclude with a post-ride festival with food, beverages and entertainment at the park.

Time: 7:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Embarcadero Marina Park South

For more information visit www.bikethebay.net

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