San Diego North County August Events

San Diego North County August Events

Summer may be nearing its end but not the events that are happening in San Diego. Here, summer is still in full swing! Discover the essential things to do before school starts and make it unforgettable.


Go for more adventure and fun filled moments to spend with your loved ones. Take your pick!

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Balboa Park 8 Miler

Sprint with your family and participate in the longest consecutively run race in San Diego, 63 years old to be exact!

When: August 5, 2017

Time: 7 am

Where: Balboa Park

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Clairemont Family Day

Games carnival rides, pony rides and more. Its gonna be a day full of fun and exciting things to watch out for!

When: August 5, 2017

Time: 8 am – 4 pm

Where:South Clairemont Park

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Chula Vista Lemon Festival

Sport your brightest yellow outfit at Third Avenue and enjoy music with a live band, sour contests, kid’s fun zone, craft beer garden, and lemon-infused activities.


Time:  11 am – 5

Where: Third Ave. (between E & Roosevelt)

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Vista Rod Run

Calling all car enthusiasts out there, Vista is once again hosting a collection of hot rod, classic and special vehicles. Get ready for a day of an awesome ride.


Time: 9 am – 2 pm

Where:Main St

Encinitas Taste of Main Street

Take a break from your usual meal and indulge in sumptuous food samples from about 35 restaurants partnering with Temecula Valley wine and local craft to quench your thirst.


Time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Where: Downtown Encinitas

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Art Walk NTC @ Liberty Station

Unveil your artsy mind and take part in the celebration of Art Walk NTC’s 12 years of showcasing visual arts, music, and interactive art-making.


Time: Sat: 10am-6pm & Sun: 10am-5pm

Where:Ingram Plaza – Liberty Station

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Oceanside International Film Festivals

Get a jump – start a chance to watch local and international films with your special someone.

When:8/6 – 8/13

Time: Time varies

Where: Star Theatre, 402 North Coast Hwy &

The Brooks, 217 North Coast Hwy

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Cardiff Dog Days of Summer

All about your bow wow friends day.  Tasty food, doggie cool zone pet adoption from local shelters and lots of pet products and services by over 200 vendors participating in the event.


Time: 12 am – 6 pm

Where: Encinitas Comm Park

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Carlsbad Art in the Village

As you walk by the shoreline, check out the 120 of finest arts and crafts just two blocks from Carlsbad State Beach.

When: 8/13

Time: 9 am – 5 pm

Where: Along State St. & Grand Ave.

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Hillcrest CityFest

Over 250 arts and crafts vendors collaborate to bring you a summer festival of performances, dancing, and lots of music plus more.


Time: Noon – 11 pm

Where: Fifth Ave. (between Brookes & University)

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Santee Movies by the Lake

Experience a not so ordinary movie marathon featuring popular family-friendly movies this
summer by the lake.

When: 8/18 | Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Time: 8 pm | Kids activities start at 6 pm

Where: Santee Lakes Recreation Reserve

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Summergrass San Diego

Sway on with the Bluegrass Jams in the campground.

When:8/18 – 8/20

Time: Gates open Wed at 4 pm

Where: Antique Gas & Engine Museum

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Valley Center Food Truck Fest

A family fun filled a weekend with live music and kids activities as eight gourmet food trucks return to Bates Nut Farm!


Time: 11 am – 4 pm

Where: Bates Nut Farm

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World Bodysurfing Championships

Body surfers from around the world, about 350-400 in approximate will compete for trophies and prizes, ready your yells and cheer for your team!

When:8/19 – 8/20

Time: 6:30 am – 5 pm

Where: Adjacent to Oceanside Pier

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

The world’s famous half marathon and one of the largest is proudly claimed by San Diego, so hold your head up high with every sprint you make.


Time: 7 am

Where: Balboa Park (Pan American Plaza at Hall of Champions Museum)

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Ramona Country Fair

It is never too late to take that chance on the rides, carnival games, watermelon eating, singing contest plus more on this 3-day Country fair.


Time: T/F: 5pm-11pm & S/S: 11am-11pm


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