Moms Guide to August Events in San Diego



We know that August is just one of those months where we are all preparing for back to school and bringing Summer to an end. In case you do need a few things to do before that all happens, we have started to compile a few activites for August. This is not a comprehensive list, so please feel free to add anything else in the comments section! As always, visit our Farmers Market Guide, or splash pad guide for locations around town! And if you are gearing up to get your family photos taken, take a look at our local Photographers Guide to help you make some selections!

The whole month of August Concert lists-

What: San Diego Symphony Concerts

Details: Check their website for a comprehensive list of concerts and to purchase tickets

What: Twilight in the Park and Summer Nights at Balboa park

Details: For ticket information and concert times, check their website

What: TGIF Concerts in the Park (Carlsbad)

Details: More information about days and concerts on their website

What: Concerts and movies in Coronado

Details: Movie and Concert schedule available on their website

What: La Jolla Concerts by the Sea

Details: Check their website for shows and times


August 4th: Boob art by Breasties from 6:30 – 9:30PM

Where: First Thursday Market at the Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows2223 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, California 92104.

All painting sales go directly to breast cancer research!

Featuring: Live local music by Nathan Olesen Music



August 6th: FanFest 2016 presented by Bud Light. 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Where: Qualcomm Stadium
Details: Parking and admission are FREE! More information:
August 6th: #ILoveSharks at Birch Aquarium at Scripps from 9 AM to 5 PM
Where: Birch Aquarium at Scripps, La Jolla, CA


August 6th: Star party and Family campout at 7:30 PM

Where: Oakoasis Preserve, 12620 Wildcat Canyon Rd, Lakeside, California 92040

Details: There is no cost to attend the star party, but camping fees will apply for those who wish to stay the night. The cost is $24 per campsite. Check-in is at 2 p.m. with checkout the following day, at 12 p.m. Reserve your site at Spots are limited.


August 7th: Chula Vista Lemon Festival from 10AM to 5PM

Where: 353 3rd Ave, Chula Vista CA, 91910

Details: On Sunday, August 7, the Third Avenue Village will come alive as the 2016 Chula Vista Lemon Festival rolls back into town. From 10 am to 5 pm, families and visitors of the community are welcome to celebrate Chula Vista as the Lemon Capital of the World.


August 13-14: Art Walk San Diego from 10 AM to 6 PM (5 PM Sunday)

Where: At Liberty Station (at Ingram Plaza). Fine artists show their original artwork in an outdoor San Diego setting. This replaces the former Art Walk on the Bay event in San Diego.

Details: about Art Walk San Diego see


August 13th: Dog Days Of Summer, from 10 AM to 5 PM

Where: Cardiff 101 Main Street.

Details: Dog Days of Summer is San Diego County’s largest dog-centered event. It is an all day event and will bring in over 10,000 attendees from all over San Diego. There will be vendors, pet adoptions from local shelters and rescue organizations, dog and kid zones. There will even be a doggie photo booth. So dress up your best friend (yes, I mean your dog) and come on out and enjoy a fabulously, fun day with the critters. You may even want to get your furry friend entered into some of the contests. For more information about one of the best San Diego events in August for dogs see


August 19th: San Diego Moms Blog Night at the Park and Wine fest! Meet up at Park in the Park starting at 5:40PM for wine fest. Game starts at 7:40PM

Where: Petco Park!



August 20th: CAL FIRE Family Day at Lake Morena

Where: 2550 Lake Morena Drive Campo, CA 91906

Details: Join park staff for a fun and educational event featuring local firefighters! Smokey Bear will be on site along with representatives from CAL FIRE. Explore an in-service fire engine and learn some of the tricks of the trade from the experts themselves. All participants will learn how to be fire safe, and what steps they can take to protect their properties from wildfires. There will be ample photo opportunities. Consider wearing a bathing suit and bringing a towel in the event that CAL FIRE sprays water (drought permitting)!

Inclement weather will cancel this event. For more information, call the park at 619-579-4101.


August 20th: The Royal Tea (Various show times)

Where: Bonite Vista Highschool Gymnasium, 751 Otay Lakes Rd, Chula Vista, CA 91913

Details: Tickets:


August 20 to 21: World Bodysurfing Championships start at 6 AM

Where: Near Oceanside pier. It’s the annual World Bodysurfing Championships. Located adjacent to the Oceanside Pier where you can see between 350-400 bodysurfers from around the world completing for trophies and prizes. There will be both Men and Women’s Grand Champions crowned on Sunday afternoon at the completion of all scheduled heats. If you are interested in learning more and possibly signing up to compete in the World Bodysurfing Championships see

August 26-28: Nerd Con! Sarting at 6PM

Where: 340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, California 92025

Details: Nerd Con 2016 | August 26th-28th | Escondido

Friday August 26th
Badge Pickup Party 7pm – 10pm

Saturday August 27th
11:00 am – 6:00 pm (10:00am for VIP PASS Holders)

Saturday Night August 27th
**VIP After Party Sponsored by Brick by Brick and Nerd Panda Night (18+ VIP Pass Holders Only) 7pm – 11pm**

Sunday, August 28th, 2016
11:00 am – 5:00 pm (10:00am for VIP PASS Holders)

We hope you join us at: the California Center for the Arts, Escondido from August 26th-28th for San Diego’s 2nd Annual NERD CON!


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here