August Calendar of Events


Padres Home Games
8/2-4: vs. New York Yankees (promotion: Padres Signings and Military Salute 8/4)
8/6-7: vs. Baltimore Orioles (promotion: Taco Tuesday 8/6)
8/15-18: vs. New York Mets (promotions: Wine Festival 8/16; Padres Flip Flops 8/17; Padres Photo Day, Padres Signings and Salute to Veterans 8/18)
8/19-21: vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (promotions: S.D. Police Department Salute and Taco Tuesday 8/20)
8/23-25: vs. Chicago Cubs (promotions: Fireworks 8/23; Padres Ballcap 8/24; Padres Signings and US Air Force Appreciation 8/25)

Chargers Preseason Home Games
8/8: vs. Seattle Seahawks
8/29: vs. San Francisco 49ers

8/3: Hot Rods for Heroes Classic Car Show
Location: Cushing Rd. and Historic Decatur Rd., Liberty Station
Admission: Free
Get revved up for a classic car show benefitting the Wounded Warrior Homes foundation.

8/3: Gourmet Food Truck Festival
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds
Admission: Free with racetrack admission
More than 50 food trucks serving everything from grub to gourmet (to 50 craft beers) park it at the racetrack.

8/4: Vista Rod Run
Location: Main st., Downtown Vista
Admission: Free
Check out more than 300 classics and hot rods as car owners compete for Best Woodie, one of 30 trophies to be awarded during this 24th annual event that brings 10,000 people to the mean streets of Vista.

8/8-11: Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus
Location: Valley View Casino Center, Point Loma
Admission: $22.50-$92.50
If high-wire stunts and clowns don’t get the adrenaline pumping, maybe the PETA protesters at the entrance will.

8/10: Dog Days of Summer Festival
Location: Newcastle Ave. and Aberdeen Dr., Cardiff by the Sea
Admission: Free
This street fair features a fur-friendly photo booth, more four-legged contests than you can swing a leash at, live music and food for K-9s and their human companions.

8/11: Chula Vista Lemon Festival
Location: Third Ave. and E St., Chula Vista
Admission: Free
The Lemon Capitol of the World, Chula Vista commemorates its 17th annual sour-fruit festival with live music, crafts and lots of lemonade.

8/11: CityFest 2013
Location: Fifth Ave. and University Ave., Hillcrest
Admission: Free
Help celebrate Hillcrest’s history and community with a crowd of 150,000 at this annual street fair, where DJ beats light up the night underneath the HILLCREST sign.

8/16-18: Indiefest
Location: NTC Promenade, Liberty Station
Admission: $62
Alt. rockers Cake headline a three-day expo of independent music, film, comedy and visual and performing arts.

8/17: Twainfest
Location: Old Town State Park, Old Town
Admission: Free
In honor of the late, great novelist Mark Twain and his famous works, festival-goers compete in frog-launching and tall-tale contests.

8/17: Ferragosto 2013: The Roaring 20s
Location: Columbia St., Little Italy
Admission: $110
Step back into a time of speakeasies, feathers and fedoras as (mostly honorary) Italians take over Columbia Street dressed as dolls and gangsters.

8/17: Battle of the Badges Boxing Event
Location: Pala Casino, Pala
Admission: $20-$30
Law enforcement and public safety officers face off in the ring to raise money for Cops 4 Kids & Communities.

8/17: Extreme Midget Wrestling
Location: Ramona Mainstage, Ramona
Admission: $25
Culture, Northeast County-style.

8/18: Pixar in Concert
Location: Embarcadero Marina Park South, Downtown
Admission: $20-$79
The San Diego Symphony performs scores from Disney Pixar’s Toy Story, Cars, Finding Nemo, WALL-E and more against a backdrop of clips from the animated films.

8/24: WWE Live
Location: Valley View Casino Center, Point Loma
Admission: $24-$99
Nothing says “I hate reading” or “I have a tooth” quite like watching nearly naked dudes pretend-beating the crap out of each other, sometimes with folding chairs or while standing on ladders.

8/24-25: ArtWalk San Diego
Location: NTC Promenade, Liberty Station
Admission: Free
Peruse and/or buy works by more than 150 artists at this two-day event of art, entertainment and food event.

8/25: Bike the Bay
Location: Embarcadero Marina Park South, Downtown
Admission: $50-$55
Pedal a 25-mile route around San Diego Bay and across the Coronado Bridge, then check out the post-ride festival and New Belgium beer garden at the start/finish line.

8/30-9/2: San Diego Festival of Sail
Location: Maritime Museum, Little Italy
Admission: $5 to watch, $7-$65 to ride
See boats. Hear cannons. Yell “Thar she blows!” to make those two things more fun.

Green Screen

Free movies in the park

8/1: The Avengers @ USS Midway Museum, Downtown
8/2: The Lorax @ Woodland Park, San Marcos
8/7: The Hunger Games @ Stone Brewing, Escondido
8/9: Angels in the Outfield @ Kimball Park, National City
8/9: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs @ Renette Park, El Cajon
8/9: Wizard of Oz @ Renette Park, El Cajon
8/10: Doctor Dolittle @ Dusty Rhodes Park, Ocean Beach
8/10: The Croods @ Mira Mesa Community Park, Mira Mesa
8/14: Fast Times at Ridgemont High @ Stone Brewing, Escondido
8/16: The Pirates! Band of Misfits @ Point Loma Community Park, Point Loma
8/17: Hotel Transylvania @ Poway Community Park, Poway
8/17: National Treasure @ Rancho Buena Vista High School, Vista
8/17: ParaNorman @ 4S Ranch Sports Park, Black Mountain Ranch
8/21: Zoolander @ Stone Brewing, Escondido
8/23: Rise of the Guardians @ Robb Field Recreation Center, Ocean Beach
8/24: Madagascar 3 @ Hourglass Community Park, Mira Mesa
8/28: The Princess Bride @ Stone Brewing, Escondido