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San Diego Events Calendar by Month

August

August 1
Marine Band San Diego Summer Concert
The Little Italy Association of San Diego is proud to present the Marine Band San Diego Summer Concert to be held in the new Piazza della Famiglia (W. Date Street between India & Columbia Streets). Come out for an evening of amazing live music by the popular music group “Sound Strike.” These talented Marines will get you pumped with a performance that will be sure to keep you swaying – ooh-rah! 6:00pm to dusk.

August 1
Balboa Park 8 Miler
7:00am
The Balboa Park 8 Miler is the oldest race in San Diego and the only one that offers a full tour of Balboa Park! Starts at Air & Space Museum Parking Lot.

August 8-9
ArtWalk NTC AT Liberty Station
Ingram Plaza, 2751 Dewey Road
This fine art festival is part of the ArtWalk San Diego brand known for bringing together all facets of the arts in San Diego while promoting the experience of owning original art. More than 130 artists/artist groups participate and the positive reviews have been pouring in. Saturday: 10:00am – 6:00pm. Sunday: 10:00am – 5:00pm.

August 8-9
Philippine Cultural Arts Festival
Presidents Way Lawn area in Balboa Park
Enjoy traditional and contemporary music, dance, exhibitions, and hands-on activities at the 2020 Philippine Cultural Arts Festival in Balboa Park! Local, national, and international artists will perform, and you can find a variety of food and merchandise vendors, and more. Time to be determined.

August 9
Annual Hillcrest CityFest
12:00pm – 11:00pm
Uptown District of Hillcrest, 5th Ave. & University Ave.
CityFest 2020 is going to be a spectacular feast for the senses! With over 250 arts, crafts, and food vendors, a grand stage, and a beer garden, there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy. CityFest boasts a one-of-a-kind magical atmosphere. The intersection under the Hillcrest sign is going to be closed off and will enclose a grand stage and a lush Spirit’s Garden.

August 14-15
Latin Food Fest
Embarcadero Marina Park North, 400 Kettner Blvd.
Latin Food Fest is a celebration of the culinary diversity of Latin American nations. Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean, are known for savory and flavorful dishes and sumptuous desserts. At this fest, epicureans are treated to a variety of delicious dishes that are well-known throughout the world like sándwiches cubanos, tacos, tamales and arepas, as well as more regional fare like lomo saltado and llapingachos. What’s more, attendees can enjoy a diverse array of beverages to accompany the great cuisine, from mezcals, piscos, sotols and tequilas to fine wines from countries like Argentina and Chile.

August 21
San Diego Padres Fall BeerFest
Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd.
Forgo the peanuts and cracker jacks at the annual San Diego Padres Fall BeerFest in San Diego, and instead opt for the double-play of craft brews and baseball. The one-day event features over 20 microbreweries serving up their session-able flagships and latest concoctions. Taking place two hours prior to the first pitch, the fest includes live music and stand-up comedians.

September

September 12
San Diego Blues Festival
12:00pm – 8:00pm
Embarcadero Park North, 500 Kettner Blvd.
The San Diego Blues Festival offers great blues performances and raises money to feed the hungry. Guests can enjoy performances from acclaimed blues musicians from all over the country and abroad. Lineup includes performances from Los Lobos, Bobby Rush, Nikki Hill, Watermelon Slim, Bey Paule Band with Wee Willie Walker, Chris Cain, Billy Watson & Junior Watson, The Holla Pointe, and Big Jon Atkinson. All proceeds from the festival benefit a local food bank, for which the festival has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars since its inception in 2011.

September 18-20
San Diego Bayfair
Mission Bay
This thrilling event features thunder boat racing, tunnel hulls, drag boats, hydroplanes, fireworks and concerts, as well as specialty vendors and food, along and on the waters of Mission Bay.

September 21
San Diego Heart & Stroke Walk
Balboa Park, intersection of 6th Ave. & Laurel St.
Join thousands of walkers as they step out to have fun, get inspired and support a meaningful cause!

September 26-27
San Diego Dragon Boat Race
Tecolote Shores North Park in Mission Bay Park
Showcases the traditional art and sport of dragon boat racing. Come enjoy the races, fine food and entertainment.

October

October 2-4
OctoBeerFest 2020 San Diego
Expect an authentic themed event featuring the best beer, sausages with kraut, fresh pretzels, schnitzel sandwich and other inspired German food and desserts! St. Pauli Girls will entertain you as you enjoy a beautiful day on the Broadway Pier!

October 4-13
Fleet Week – Embarcadero
3639 Midway Dr., Suite B429

October 10
SDCCU North Park Festival of Arts & Music
North Park, Main Street, 3939 Iowa Street
11:00am – 7:00pm
San Diego’s most diverse and celebrated neighborhood North Park, will once again be hosting the San Diego County Credit Union North Park Festival of Arts. This unique and vibrant neighborhood festival brings out over 40,000 people from all over San Diego County to celebrate and enjoy live music, art, crafts, delicious food, cocktails and some of San Diego’s top Craft Beers.

October 30
Trick-or-Treat on India Street
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Piazza della Famiglia
Little ghouls, witches and goblins storm through the streets at Little Italy’s annual Trick-or-Treat on India Street.