Kick those #MondayBlues by getting excited for the week ahead! It may be time to get back to work, but there are tons of creative and exciting ways to fill your week. Don’t sit inside and miss out on the fun; get out and about in San Diego!
Monday, Aug 12th
Take a jump off the Ocean Beach Pier!
From 9-11 am and 1-3 pm San Diego Junior Lifeguards will be holding their second annual fundraiser in support of the Prevent Drowning Foundation of San Diego. The public is invited to cannonball off the Ocean Beach Pier today in support of aquatic safety. This educational fundraiser aims to bring swimming lessons and aquatic safety lectures to the public around San Diego by having fun with the public. One child gains swimming lessons funding through every $100 raised, and with drowning being the leading cause of unintentional injury death in children 1-14, this is a movement for which to make a huge splash. Click here for more reading on this event.
Friday, Aug 16th
Best of San Diego
Don’t forget to grab your tickets for the Best of San Deigo Party, hosted by San Diego Magazine. Presented by the Valley View Casino and Hotel, this 21 and over party will be featuring San Diego Magazine’s 2019 Best of San Diego with gourmet food and drinks from around the city. Bite into a delicious meal as you listen to live music, watch aerial acrobats, and fire performers. Interactive art, dancing, and featured pop-up shops more your speed, get into these along with a great cocktail or craft beer from local distilleries and breweries. Tickets for and more information about this event are available here.
Saturday, Aug 17th
Latin Food Fest
Dance, eat, and drink your way through the 7th annual Latin Food Festival on August 17th from 12-4 pm! Come be part of a high energy party hosted by Mexicos most acclaimed chef, Enrique Olvera, and Gran Tasting the festival’s signature event featuring 150 food, beverage, wine, beer and spirits stations, Cooking Demos, Best of Fest Chef Awards, VIP Tent, and Live Music. Time is running out to get your tickets for the Gran Tasting and Spirits Festival events! Click here for more information on how to attend.
Ferragosto 2019: Pirates Invade Sicily
Calling all swashbucklers! Grab your tickets now to enjoy a pirates bounty of food, wine, beer, cocktails, and yes, RUM! Pirates will be taking over Amici Park in Little Italy from 5 pm to Midnight. For more information about this event, click here.
Chula Vista HarborFest
Enjoy the endless opportunities for delicious food and drinks, art in the park, and family-friendly activities that combine with perfect weather and a long list of top-notch entertainment to make for a fun-packed summers day to remember! This free festival will be held in Bayside Park from 10 am-6 pm. For more information, click here.
Imperial Avenue Street Festival
Haven’t had enough of summer festivals? Rock out and celebrate the history, arts, and culture of Imperial Avenue from 12-7:30 pm this Saturday between 26th and 27th street. The festival grooves to the sounds of live music from multiple stages. Browse the offerings of 4 blocks of local artists, crafts, and gourmet food and beverages. Columbian to Cajun, paintings to pottery, old favorites and new directions. Click here for more information about this event.
Luau and Legends of Surfing Invitational
Grab your swimsuits and hit the beach by the Scripps Pier in La Jolla for the Luau and Legends of Surfing International. This is a friendly competition that draws surf legends from around the world, followed by a festive luau with musical entertainment, a tropical buffet, and live and silent auctions. Surfers, scientists, and survivors come together during this benefit from 7 am-4 pm to support the fight against cancer with Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health. Click here for more information.
World Bodysurfing Championships
The Surfing Invitational not enough for your inner ocean lover? Come out to Oceanside Pier on August 17th and 18th for the World Bodysurfing Championships! Starting at 6:30 am both days, 350-400 bodysurfers from around the world will be competing in their respective age divisions for trophies and prizes. The Men and Women’s Grand Champions will be announced Sunday afternoon on the final day. For more information about this event and for event registration, click here!
Fairy Tale Village
Pirouette through the Casa del Prado Theater in Balboa Park on the 17th and 18th of August with the San Diego Youth Ballet. Presented in conjunction with Fairy Tales in the Park, the San Diego Civic Youth Ballet will present the Fairy Tale Village – complete with family activities such as face painting, crafts, meet-and-greets, demonstrations, food and more! The category is sustainability, so make sure to bring your reusable straws, utensils, and bottles to make this a no-waste event. Click here for tickets and more information.
Sunday, Aug 18th
Americas Finest City Half Marathon & 5k
Lace-up your running shoes for one of the most scenic half marathons in the country. Starting at 6:15 am at the gorgeous Cabrillo National Monument, runners will trek along San Diego Bay past Harbor Island, Embarcadero, through Downtown, ending in Balboa Park. Click here for registration and more information about the route.
Eyes on the Horizon
Old Town Founders’ Day Festival
Commemorate 250 years of San Diego’s evolution in Old Town from 10 am to 6 pm September 14-15. Free and family-friendly activities pay homage to the history of those that contributed to the culture and growth of this region. Historic games, entertainment, food, activities, and displays will be available for all ages. To learn more about this event and future Old Town San Diego events, click here.