San Diego Calendar of Events – August 2022

San Diego Calendar of Events – August 2022

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.

See website for schedule. / 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.

858-755-1141 /


National Night Out

Aug. 2

National Night Out is held on the first Tuesday of August annually and was developed to bring back a true sense of community. It provides a great opportunity to bring local agencies and neighbors together to enjoy one of our great community parks. Come out and take photos with our public safety crews, activities for the kiddos, food and fun!

5-9pm / Veterans Park, Imperial Beach


Tiki Oasis – Trip to the Tropics

Aug. 3-7

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”.

5-10pm / Town and Country Resort, San Diego


Night Fishing

Aug. 4

Join us for a night of fishing in Lakes 1-4.  No state fishing license is required, only a permit from the General Store.  Adults $10, Jrs & Seniors $6, Extra pole stamp $4. Bring your lanterns!

5-11:30pm / Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve

619-596-3141 /


Music at the Museum: Leonard Patton Trio

Aug. 5

Explore the exhibitions and stay for the music as Oceanside’s First Friday Art Walk extends into the night at OMA with Leonard Patton Trio.

5pm-9pm / Oceanside Museum of Art

760-722-1534 /



Aug. 5

Nonprofit museum dedicated to reptiles, amphibians & arthropods with hands-on encounters. Fun for all ages.

12 pm / Civic Center Library, Oceanside

760-435-4500 /


Toro Nagashi Festival

Aug. 5-6

JFG’s annual Toro Nagashi Festival is back on August 5th & 6th, 2022! This traditional festival celebrates the circle of life together, as done each summer in Japan for generations. JFG welcomes everyone to join the celebration! Enjoy tasty food, performances, vendors and toro nagashi, all in one beautiful location.

10am-6pm / Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego

619-232-2721 /


City Hike: Discovery Hills

Aug. 6

Explore the geographical features of the Discovery Hills region on this moderate “figure eight” 4.75-mile hike. Trails to be experienced will be Discovery Creek, Cima Loop, Lakeview, Rancho Tesoro and Twin Oaks Valley Road. Hike rating = Easy to Moderate.

8-11am / Lakeview Hills, San Marcos

760-744-1050 /


ArtWalk @ Liberty Station

Aug. 6-7

The show celebrates the creativity from both sides of the border, with more than 150 artists coming from across several states and Mexico to show and sell their artwork, including paintings, photography, glass and ceramic, jewelry and sculpture. Enjoy food, wine and beer, and live entertainment at the two-day, free event in San Diego’s largest Arts & Cultural District.

Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm / Ingram Plaza

619-615-1090 /


North County Health and Wellness Fair

Aug. 11

This event provides an opportunity for local health & wellness-related businesses to promote their products and services and provide demonstrations for community members.

9am-1pm / Oceanside Civic Center Plaza, Oceanside

760-722-1534 /


Lemon Festival

Aug. 13

Start planning your finest lemon-themed fits and get ready for this year’s 25th Annual Lemon Festival! From lemon pie eating competitions to games, lemonade and cute pups in lemon outfits, this is definitely a free celebration you don’t want to miss!

11am-6pm / Third Avenue & Memorial Park, Chula Vista

619-233-3901 /


Summer Movies In The Park: The Sandlot

Aug. 13

Bring a blanket and enjoy a family-friendly movie under the stars. Movies will be shown on a giant, cinema-quality screen. Bring your favorite snacks or a picnic dinner; food will NOT be available for purchase. Parking at Old Poway Park is free but can fill up fast; come early and get a good seat!

6:30-9:45pm / Old Poway Park, Poway

858-668-4671 /


InspirationALZ Gala

Aug. 13

The Inaugural Alzheimer’s Association Orange County Gala will be an evening of music and appreciation, honoring inspiring local Alzheimer’s heroes. The evening, themed Mind, Music & Memories, will include a cocktail reception, silent auction and dinner. Proceeds from the gala will help fund critical Alzheimer’s Association programs and services supporting the national mission and the local OC community to fund programs and services.

6-9pm / Hyatt Regency Newport Beach


Pupologie Cardiff Dog Days of Summer

Aug. 14

The Pupologie Cardiff Dog Days of Summer is hosted by Cardiff 101 Main Street and the City of Encinitas. This free event features numerous dog-related vendors, rescue groups, and pet adoption agencies. Activities include dog contests, live music, libation lounge, food trucks, and more!

10am-5pm / Encinitas Community Park

760-436-0431 /


Hillcrest CityFest

Aug. 14

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!

12-11pm / University Avenue, San Diego

619-299-3330 /


Artisan Table Signature Wine Series

Aug. 18

Join Paul Hobbs Winery Owner, Paul Hobbs along with A.R. Valentien’s Executive Chef Kelli Crosson and Advanced Sommelier Paul Krikorian for a special communal meal of seasonal bounty with some of California’s most notable wines.

6-8:30pm / A.R. Valentien – The Lodge at Torrey Pines, La Jolla

858-777-6635 /


All Chamber Mega Mixer

Aug. 18

Southwest Riverside County’s largest networking event is back! Chambers invited: Bonsall, Canyon Lake, Corona, Escondido, Fallbrook, Hemet, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Moreno Valley, Murrieta/Wildomar, Norco, Perris, San Jacinto, and Temecula.

3:30-7pm / Mt. San Jacinto College, Temecula

951-677-7916 /


“Summer Bash” Business Expo 2022

Aug. 18

The Chamber invites you to a fun-filled evening to meet local businesses and have the opportunity to win FREE door prizes. The evening will be filled with raffles, great samplings of delicious food from local restaurants and more!

5-7:30pm / Courtyard Marriott, El Cajon

619-465-7700 /


Julian Natural Wonderfest

Aug. 20

Activities for children, along with music and the chance to meet such intriguing wildlife ambassadors as hawks and barn owls. Informational presentations will be given by representatives from various preservation organizations. You can also tour the booths set up around the park and participate in activities and crafts. Amateur astronomers will have their equipment set up for free viewing after dark, following a little night sky storytelling at twilight.

4-11pm / Jess Martin Park


BeerX San Diego Craft Beer & Music Festival

Aug. 20

Two hours of unlimited samples of over 100 craft beers from 50 local and regional breweries (2-4pm). Full bar service, delicious food from San Diego’s favorite restaurants, live music, and all festival attractions will be open for all hours. 21+ Welcome.

1-10pm / San Diego County Waterfront Park


Grillin’ & Chillin’ 110th Anniversary Celebration

Aug. 21

Join us poolside for an afternoon of fun in the sun with delicious food, cold drinks, and great company. Celebrate the Chamber’s 110th Anniversary on the actual, official, date – August 21st.

1-5pm / Courtyard by Marriott El Cajon

619-440-6161 /


PAW Patrol: The Movie

Aug. 26

Join us at MacArthur Park in the open grass area to clap your paws as Ryder and the pups are called to Adventure City to stop Mayor Humdinger from turning the bustling metropolis into a state of chaos! Games and vendors will be at the park entrance before movie starts at sunset.

Sunset / MacArthur Park, La Mesa

619-463-6611 /


Senior Fitness Expo

Aug. 26

Take control of your health and fitness. This free event geared toward adults 50 and older will include health screenings, nutrition information, demonstrations, and a wide variety of the latest health and fitness products.

9am-12:30pm / Lakeview Senior Center, Irvine

949-724-6900 /


Julian StarFest

Aug. 26-27

JSF is a great opportunity for members and non-members alike to share in the joy of astronomy. There will be plenty of activities for families and all age groups. In addition, JSF attendees will also be able to visit the nearby town of Julian, well known for its apple pies, gifts, specialty shops and hospitality.

Menghini Winery, Julian


Women’s Equality Day Festival

Aug. 27

Women’s Equality Day commemorates the passage of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The festival will include performances, scavenger hunts, workshops, makers market, and more!

11am-5pm / Women’s Museum of CA Education Center


Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament

Aug. 27

Taking place each fall, the Poker Tournament is attended by over 100 guests that include philanthropists, civic organizations, and people invested in making a difference in our community. This exciting event helps us raise funds in support of our mission, to empower every Club member, through safe and impactful experiences to; graduate high school with a plan for college or a career, contribute to their community, and live a healthy life.

5-9pm / The Vistonian, Vista

760-295-4731 /



Aug. 27

3 flight wine and beer tastings, food tastings, food trucks, cooking demos, live music, LEGO engineering, crafts, sample various community education classes, face painting, opportunity drawings, games & contests, balloon animals, specialty vendors, kids zone, and more!

2:30-5:30pm / MiraCosta San Elijo Campus

760-795-6820 /


Summer Bash

Aug. 30

Join us for an epic party celebrating the San Diego: Life. Changing. campaign with 300+ of our closest friends. Enjoy a short program, delicious food, and an open bar—all at the new state-of-the-art SD Tech by Alexandria in Sorrento Valley.

5:30-8:30pm / 9645 Scranton Road, San Diego