Event Date

Event Description




July 29-Aug. 1

Ramona County Fair

Watermelon eating contest, carnival rides, livestock, live music, fair food, egg toss, chicken bingo, and the Ramona Idol talent contest.

Thurs.-Fri: 5-11 pm

Sat.: 12 noon-11 pm

Sun.: 12 noon-10 pm

Ramona Outdoor Community Center, 421 Aqua Lane, Ramona

Free admission, fee for rides and games.

Aug. 1

Pirate Paul’s Pirate Party

Ships Ahoy, Mates! Pirate Paul is on a journey to find "The Treasure Of Balboa Park".  When his ship sinks and he is under the water a beautiful mermaid will rescue Pirate Paul and put him on the Island of Hula Helene, and true love!

Wed.-Sun.: 11 am, 1 pm and 2:30 pm

Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater

2130 Pan American Plaza, San Diego

Adults: $6, Children: $4

July 30-Aug. 15

“Fame the Musical”

Lively performance following a group of teens who are pursuing their dreams while attending New York’s High School for the Performing Arts

Fr.: 7 pm; Sat.-Sun.: 2 pm

Casa Del Prado Theatre, 1600 Village Place

Balboa Park, San Diego


July 31-Aug. 1

Fisher-Price Play Weekend

Enjoy a huge play area filled with toys from Fisher-Price, including Power Wheels, vehicles as well as costumed characters.

10 am-4 pm

San Diego Wild Animal Park

15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd., Escondido

Free wit paid admission

Aug. 1

Kids Day at Point Loma Farmers Market

Fresh produce, kids activities and arts and crafts projects.

9:30 am-2:30 pm

Liberty Station

2748 Decature Rd., San Diego


Aug. 3

National Night Out

Live entertainment, games, giveaways, meet local police officers and the Horse Patrol..

Sunset Park: 3-6 pm

San Elijo Park: 5-7 pm

Sunset Park, 909 Puesta del Sol, San Marcos; San Elijo Park, 1105 Elfin Forest Rd., San Marcos


Aug. 6, 20

Movies By the Lake

Bring a blanket or chairs and a picnic to enjoy games, contests and a family movie.

6-10 pm

9310 Fanita Pkwy., Santee

Free admission, parking is $8

Aug. 6-8

U.S. Open Sandcastle Competition

Live music, food, Kids-N-Kastles Competition, vendors, arts and crafts and viewing of the entries.


Seacoast Dr., Imperial Beach


Aug. 7-8

Philippine Cultural Arts Festival

Traditional performing arts, folk dances, songs, music, food and costumes.

11 am-5 pm

Balboa Park, lawn area at Park Blvd. & President's Way, San Diego


Aug. 7

Clairemont Family Day

Pancake breakfast, live music, arts and crafts, pony rides, carnival rides, and free swimming in the pool.

8 am-4 pm

South Clairemont Recreation Center

3600 Clairemont Dr.,

San Diego,

Free admission but some activities have a fee

Aug. 8

Scott Martin Latin Jazz Band

Free concert in the park.

5:30-7:30 pm

Bird Park

Upas St. and 28th St.,

San Diego


Aug. 8

Hillcrest CityFest

Art & craft festival featuring food, beer, music, and merchandise; including fun water park games. Sit at cafe style seating and watch entertaining street performers while listening to live music.

12-8:30 pm

5th Ave., between University Ave. & Brooks St., San Diego



Aug. 8

Summer Music and Culture Festival

Snake charmer, fire dancers, food from around the world, music and dancing by top performers,  face-painting and a mesmerizing magic show.

11 am-7 pm

Water Conservation Garden

12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West, San Diego


Aug. 8

Pacific Beach Concert on the Green–Rockola Bring chairs and a blanket and enjoy favorite hits from the 60's, 70's and beyond.

4-6:30 pm

Kate Sessions Park 5115 Soledad Rd., San Diego


Aug. 14-15

Art Mart  

Talented artists will display their creations at Balboa Park. Meet the artists and browse through jewelry, sculpture, woodwork, paintings, and more.

10 am-4 pm

Balboa Park, lawn area near the Hall of Champions Sports Museum at Pan American Plaza, San Diego


Aug. 14-15

Bar-B-Q Sweetpeas BBQ & Soul Food Cook-Off

Amateur and professional cooks are taking the challenge by creating the most tantalizing soul food dishes and the best BBQ'd flavored meats imaginable. Take the challenge or come to eat and listen to the live music.

10 am-7 pm

Chollas Lake Park

6350 College Grove Dr., San Diego

$5.00 for adults ages 12 and older; Free for ages 11 and younger

Aug. 14-15

Fiesta del Sol San Diego

A celebration of the history, diverse cultures, and good works of the people of San Diego. It presents various pavilions focused on community empowerment, education, and entertainment

11 am-7 pm

Logan Ave. between 26th St. & the Coronado Bay Bridge, San Diego


Aug. 15

La Jolla Concerts by the Sea

The "Incendio" band will perform Latin jazz and guitar music. Also available are raffles for prizes, hot dogs, popcorn, and ice cream bars.

2-4 pm

Ellen Browning Scripps Park - 1180 Coast Blvd., La Jolla


Aug. 20-22

Summergrass Bluegrass Festival

Music workshops, live music, kids activities and jam sessions.

Fri.: 3-10 pm, Sat.: 10 am-10 pm, Sun.: 9 am-5 pm

The Antique Gas and Steam Museum

2040 N. Santa Fe Ave., Vista


Aug. 21

Summer Twilight Walk

Nature walk with an eye on sighting bats, tarantulas and more.

6:45 pm

Mission Trails Regional Park

2 Father Junipero Serra Trail, Santee


Aug. 21

Family Community Festival

Fun day for the family with bouncy houses, games, prizes, crafts, a rock wall and more.

11 am-3 pm

New Hope Community Church

2720 Olympic Pkwy., Eastlake


Aug. 21-29

The Wiz

All all African-American cast transforms the tale of The Wizard of Oz.


Lyceum Theatre, Horton Plaza, San Diego


Aug. 21

Westfield’s Back-to-School Bash

Family game challenge, fashion shows, craft projects and more.

10 am-6 pm

Plaza Bonita Shopping Center

3030 Plaza Bonita Rd., National City


Aug. 27-29

Celebrate Dance Festival

This event will highlight over 70 dance artists, organizations, and collectives for three full days of free performances. Street performers, photo exhibits, dance classes, workshops and lectures.

Fri.: 7 pm, Sat.: 11 am-10 pm, Sun.: 11 am-9 pm

Casa Del Prado Theatre, Balboa Park


Aug. 28

Ocean Beach Summerfest

Carnival rides, games, crafty merchandise, food, beer, and music.

10 am-6 pm

Dusty Rhodes Park at Sunset Cliffs Blvd. & Nimitz Blvd., Ocean Beach, San Diego



Aug. 28-29

City Heights Lantern Festival

Music and entertaining performances throughout the day with a variety of food and merchandise; plus games, rides, and a most beautiful display of lanterns.

10 am-10 pm

El Cajon Blvd. between Euclid Ave. & Highland Ave., San Diego



Aug. 28

Hui O Hawaii Luau of San Diego

It's a Polynesian Luau! Come and browse through interesting Island merchandise and watch Hawaiian dancers sway to soothing music while you sip on cocktails and enjoy a delicious buffet-style lunch.


11 am-8 pm

Allied Gardens Recreation Center 5155 Greenbrier Ave., San Diego


August 2010 Family Events in San Diego