August Things to Do in San Diego

Looking for some fun things to do in San Diego?  Here’s your San Diego August events calendar.

Del Mar Racing // July 22-Sep. 11

The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (DMTC) hosts world-class thoroughbred horse racing, welcoming the industry’s top athletes to the Del Mar Racetrack.

Tiki Oasis – Trip to the Tropics // 5-10pm | Aug 3-7/ Town and Country Resort, San Diego

Tiki Oasis is the original and largest Tiki event in the world. Enjoy five nights and four days of live music, pool lounging, fashion shows, swanky suites, sunset dinners, disc jockeys, art exhibits, educational seminars, busting Tiki Marketplace, and tropical cocktails curated by top mixologists and so much more! This year Tiki Oasis celebrates the Caribbean Islands and their influence on Tiki subculture with “Trip to the Tropics”.

Cardiff Dog Days of Summer // Aug 14 | 10am-5pm / Encinitas Community Park

The Pupologie Cardiff Dog Days of Summer is hosted by Cardiff 101 Main Street and the City of Encinitas.

This free event features numerous dogrelated vendors, rescue groups, and pet adoption agencies. Activities include dog contests, live music, libation lounge, food trucks, and more!

Hillcrest City Fest // Aug 14 | 12-11pm / University Avenue, San Diego

Our annual celebration of community spirit will feature live bands, electric dance music DJ’s, arts, crafts, and food that attracts over 150,000+ visitors from San Diego and Southern California! This is San Diego’s LARGEST and BEST art and music festival– stretching nearly half a mile in size on over 9 city blocks!

Carlsbad Music Festival // August 5-7 

Carlsbad Music Festival is back! Our 18th Annual Festival will feature dozens of adventurous and eclectic artists.

Best of San Diego Party // August 19

The Best of San Diego Party presented by Palomar Health is the ultimate summer celebration. The event brings together the top local restaurants, breweries, wineries, distilleries and businesses as featured in San Diego Magazine’s Best Restaurants and Best of San Diego issues. Guests can expect unlimited bites and sips from more than 100 vendors along with live entertainment, vibrant photo-ops, relaxing lounge space, dancing and more.

Julian Starfest // August 26-27

On August 26-27, 2022, the Julian StarFest will once again grace the dark skies of the Menghini Winery in Julian. After a long two-year pandemic, we are once again looking forward to the return of this annual event. The JSF Committee is already working hard to ensure the 2022 festival includes many of the same activities as in the past.