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Event Date

Event Description




July 27-Aug. 12


A San Diego Junior Theatre production. Sparks fly when Ren, a high school student from Chicago, moves to a small town.  

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

Casa Del Prado Theatre, 1600 Village Place

Balboa Park, San Diego


Aug. 3, 17

Movies By the Lake

Bring a blanket or chairs and a picnic to enjoy games, contests and a family movie. Aug. 3rd: Muppets

Aug. 17th: Dolphin Tale

6-10 pm

9310 Fanita Pkwy., Santee

Free admission, parking is $8

Aug. 4

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. 4-5

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. 4-5

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. 5, 12, 19 and 26

La Jolla Concerts by the Sea

Enjoy a wide range of musical styles in an ideal setting overlooking La Jolla Cove.  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. 5 and 12

Pacific Beach Concerts on the Green Bring chairs and a blanket and enjoy a relaxing summer concert.

4-6:30 pm

Kate Sessions Park 5115 Soledad Rd., San Diego


Aug. 7

National Night Out

Live entertainment, games, free hot dogs, giveaways, meet local police officers and the Horse Patrol. Stay after for a movie in the park.

6-8 pm

Kroc Center Recreation Field

6845 University Ave., San Diego


Aug. 8-12 and 15-19

Something’s Fishy

Curious little Garabaldi does not want to swim with the other fish and finds trouble until Mama Mia rescues him from the jaws of a whale.

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

Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater

2130 Pan American Plaza, San Diego


Aug. 11

Family Swim Night: Wild West

Join the San Marcos Aquatics Team for activities, games or warm water relaxation from the wild, wild west.

6-9 pm

Woodland Park Pool

671 Woodland Parkway, San Marcos


Aug. 11

Whitney Shay and

the Shakedowns

Free concert in the park.

5:30-7:30 pm

Bird Park

Upas St. and 28th St.,

San Diego


Aug. 11-12

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

Cesar Chavez Park

1449 Cesar Chavez Parkway, San Diego


Aug. 12

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.

12-10:30 pm

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



Aug. 17-19

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

$16-25, parking is $2; Children ages 10 and under: Free

Aug. 18

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. 18

Fairy Tales in the Park

This interactive show introduces children to the art of ballet through familiar stories such as "Little Red Riding Hood", "Sleeping Beauty", and "Beauty & The Beast” with narration by a professional storyteller.

1 pm, 3 pm and 5 pm

Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego


Aug. 25

Feeling Fit Festival


Aug. 26

Leucadi Art Walk

Art displays and demos, kids activities and music.

10 am-5 pm

Marcheta and W. Glaucus Streets, Encintas


Aug. 28

Summer Concerts in the Garden

Listen to music and relax with your family. Bring beach chairs or blankets.

7 pm

Wood House

1148 Rock Springs Rd., San Marcos


August 2012 Family Events in San Diego