19 Things to Do in August


Padres Home Games

8.1-3: vs. Milwaukee Brewers : Promotions: Bark at the Park 8.1; Taco Tuesday 8.2; All-American Special, Way Back Wednesday 8.3.

8.5-7: vs. Philadelphia Phillies: Promotions: CocktailFest, postgame fireworks 8.5; Padres Hall of Fame, Movie on the Field, Throwback Replica Jersey 8.6; Compadres Kids Run the Bases, Military Salutes - U.S. Navy Appreciation Day, KidsFest 8.7.

8.18-21: vs. Arizona Diamondbacks : Promotions: Superhero Day, College Night 8.18; First Responder Salute, WineFest 8.19; SD Lunch Bag or SD Bottle Holder 8.20; Compadres Kids Run the Bases, Military Salute - Salute to the Military Family, KidsFest 8.21.

8.22-24: vs. Chicago Cubs: Promotions: Bark at the Park, Polish Heritage Night, Youth Baseball & Softball All-Star Recognition Day 8.22; Biotech All-Stars, Taco Tuesday 8.23; All-American Special, Way Back Wednesday 8.24.

8.4-25: Flicks on the Bricks @ Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla

The Athenaeum’s 10th anniversary outdoor film-and-wine series returns Thursday evenings in August with al fresco screenings of such classics as The Prince and the Showgirl (Aug. 4) and To Catch a Thief (Aug. 25).

8.6: Western Regional Chili Cookoff

@ Del Mar Racetrack, Del Mar,
Spice up a summer Saturday with chili samples from cooks competing to win their share of $2,500 and advance to the 2016 World Championships. It’s a gas.

8.7-14: Oceanside International Film Festival @ Sunshine Brooks Theatre, Oceanside

See 60 movies from across the globe during a week billed as North County’s largest film festival, where live music and red carpet entrances add a touch of Tinseltown.

8.12-15: Latin Food Fest @ Embarcadero Marina Park North, Downtown,
Soak in Latin food, drinks and music as FOX MasterChef Claudia Sandoval and other cheflebrities bring their gastronomic A-games to the downtown waterfront for special dinners, a grand tasting event and more.

8.13: Cardiff Dog Days of Summer @ Newcastle Ave., Aberdeen Dr. and Liverpool Dr., Cardiff-by-the-Sea,
More than 10,000 four-legged fur balls and their human counterparts are expected to kick up their paws by the beach for a day of tail-wagging fun including K9 competitions and a dog-and-owner lookalike contest.

8.13: Mira Mesa Festival of Beers @ Mira Mesa Community Park, Mira Mesa,
More than 30 breweries will tap kegs in Mira Mesa during an outdoor beer-tasting session paired with the sounds of San Diego Music Award winners The Routine.

8.13: Yoga for Hope @ Petco Park, East Village,
Downward dogs will feel uplifting at this outdoor fundraiser in Petco Park, where hundreds of yogis will bend over backwards to help raise funds for City of Hope’s fight against life-threatening illnesses.

8.13-14: ArtWalk@Liberty Station @ Arts District at Liberty Station, Point Loma,
Peruse and purchase works by more than 200 visual artists and enjoy an interactive art project, a dozen live musical performances and street food.

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CityFest @ Fifth Ave. and University Ave., Hillcrest,


Celebrate Hillcrest’s community spirit during an enormous street party featuring a beer garden, blocks of food/artisan/vendor booths and an after-hours, DJ-driven dance party under the neighborhood’s iconic neon sign.

8.16: Taste of MainStreet @ S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas,
Take a self-guided culinary tour of more 30 Encinitas restaurants, stopping by 15 Sip Stops hosted by neighborhood shops and salons along the way.

8.18-21: Tiki Oasis @ Crowne Plaza Hotel, Mission Valley ,
Polynesian pop culture and tropical, poolside cocktails set the tone for this four-day island-lifestyle festival, which includes an opening night party at Bali Hai Restaurant; daytime DJs; and seminars about, hula dancing, pin-up posing and more.

8.19: San Diego Chargers vs. Arizona Cardinals @ Qualcomm Stadium, Mission Valley,
The Friday-night lights shine down on the Chargers as they battle the Arizona Cardinals in the Bolts’ first pre-season home game.


Chula Vista Harborfest @ Bayside Park, Chula Vista,
Three stages of live music, a classic car expo, art exhibitions and a street-taco showdown paired with spirits make a splash along the Chula Vista waterfront.

8.20: TVG Pacific Classic @ Del Mar Racetrack, Del Mar


The country’s top horses compete for a $1 million purse in a 1.25-mile race that brings serious racing aficionados to Del Mar.


40th Annual World Bodysurfing Championships @ Oceanside Pier, Oceanside,
More than 300 of the world’s top bodysurfers compete for cash and glory at this 40th annual event.

8.21: America’s Finest City Half Marathon & 5K @ Cabrillo National Monument, Point Loma,
Follow a 13.1-mile course that runs from Cabrillo National Monument to San Diego Bay, Harbor Island, the Embarcadero and downtown before crossing the finish line in Balboa Park at this 39th annual event.

8.27: Treasure Chest Fest @ Green Flash Tasting Room, Mira Mesa,
Green Flash Brewing Company’s sixth annual fundraiser for breast cancer research, an event created by Green Flash co-founder and breast cancer survivor Lisa Hinkley, exudes tropical vibes and offers rare beers, food pairings from local restaurants and culinary demos.

8.27-28: San Diego Spirits Festival

@ Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, Downtown,
Get in the spirits at this eighth annual event slated to bring 100-plus liquor brands, a dozen restaurants, thousands of patrons and a celebrity appearance by Cheech Marin to the downtown waterfront.


Bike the Bay @ Embarcadero Marina Park South,
Ride a bicycle across the San Diego- Coronado Bay Bridge (on the only day each year it’s legal to do so) as part of a 25-mile course that cruises through Coronado, Imperial Beach, Chula Vista, National City and downtown San Diego.