Downtown San Diego August 2014 Events

August 4th, 2014

North PB Sip N Stroll Aug. 3 A community street fair in Pacific Beach showcases local businesses and provides patrons with an opportunity to sample beer & wine. In addition, there will be musical entertainment, food booths, a boutique area for shoppers, and an area where children can have fun. 11:30am-4:30pm. Cass Street. (858) 401-0849 / www.sipnstrollpb.com
Philippine Cultural Arts Festival Aug. 9The event presents costumed folk dance, music, and song from different regions of the Philippines. There is also a dance talent show. In addition, there are booths containing Philippine crafts and jewelry and delicious foods such as lumpia, adobo, and pancit. 11am-6pm. Balboa Park. (619) 582-1773 / www.samahanphilippinedance.org
Bienvenidios Golden Hill Aug. 9Iglesia Presbiteriana Emmanuel will host this event to encourage community engagement and bring awareness of the church’s programs such as Bible study and English classes. The event includes prayer, mariachi music, games, prizes, hotdogs, a bounce house, and information booths. 3-6pm. 2691 B St. (619) 708-3512 / www.upliftsandiego.org
Hillcrest CityFest Aug. 10 This popular festival showcases urban living. There’s staged entertainment, a carnival with rides & games, merchandise, a beer garden, and a dance party. Other highlights include a dunk tank, mechanical bull rides, craft activities, and a water mist cool-off zone. 12-11:30pm. (619) 233-5008 / www.hillcrestcityfest.com
HarborFest 2014 Aug. 16This year’s annual HarborFest will have everything you could possibly want at a FREE, family-friendly celebration. 11am-8pm. Bayside Park Chula Vista: J Street exit from I-5. www.mcfarlanepromotions.com
37th America’s Finest City Half Marathon Aug. 17This world famous event is one of the largest half marathons in the nation. Athletes across the country are joined by others from foreign countries. The course begins at the Cabrillo Monument and finishes at Balboa Park. In conjunction with the “America’s Finest City 5K Run/Walk”. 7-11am. (760) 692-2900 / www.afchalf.com
Stone 18th Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival Aug. 16This year will feature an expanded festival area, more than 50 guest breweries, more than 100 amazing beers, Stone brews on cask, free home-brewed sodas and samples of Mike’s Beer Cheese. 11am-6pm. Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens: Cal State San Marcos. (760) 294-7899 / www.stoneworldbistro.com
Canine Companions Invitational Golf Classic Aug. 22 Enjoy a great round of golf at one of Southern California’s finest resorts and at the same time support an exceptional organization, Canine companions for Independence. 8am. Omni La Costa Resort, Carlsbad. 800-572-2275 / www.ccigolf.org
Mira Mesa Festival of Beers Aug. 23 Beer lovers are coming to Mira Mesa to sample craft beers from local breweries where patrons (age 21+) can sample up to 18 different beers of their choice. It’s a lively event in a party atmosphere where you can meet and mingle amid music, dancing, food and beer. 1-6pm. Mira Mesa Community Park: 8575 New Salem St. (619) 549-2644 / www.miramesabeerfest.com
Bike The Bay Aug. 24/b> Cyclists can join a non-competitive 25-mile bike ride that begins at the Embarcadero Marina Park South and travels around the San Diego Bay via the Bayshore Bikeway and across the Coronado Bay Bridge. It’s a scenic route with great view of the city landscape. The event concludes with festivities. 7am-1pm. (619) 977-2989 / www.bikethebay.net
Beach Rockin’ Aug. 24 This is a live concert fundraiser for Maltese Rescue California, a 501(c) Organization. Food will be sold by Great Smith, Yummy Cupcakes, and Tin Fish. Beer, Wine and soft drinks will be available for purchase as well. 3-8pm. Junior Seau Pier Amphitheater / www.ci.oceanside.ca.us
End of Summer 4-Mile Run/Walk Aug. 24 This summertime 4-mile run/walk will travel from La Jolla to Pacific Beach. The course goes through lofty neighborhoods along the coast. The event concludes with an awards ceremony. Proceeds from the event benefit the San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation. 8am-10pm. (619) 298-7400 / www.kathyloperevents.com
Wild Rides Car Show – Pacific Beach Aug. 24 Features a display of hot rods and classic cars; plus auto-related merchandise, food, music, a dance performance, and an entertaining magician. Don’t miss the celebrity appearance of Catharine Back (Daisy Duke) and a dragster demonstration called the “Wild Thing”. (760) 440-0896 / www.socalcarculture.com 
Festival of Sail Aug. 29-Sept. 1 YThe Maritime Museum offers passports where you can board and explore tall and iconic vessels, meet the crewmen, and learn about life at sea. You’ll hear amazing stories of cannon battles and raiding pirates. In addition, the event also offers food, drink, and a visit inside the Maritime Museum. 9am-5pm. North Harbor Drive. (619) 234-9153 x-106 / www.sdmaritime.org
Hormel Black Label Bacon Fest Aug. 30 This premier event is designed for bacon enthusiasts age 21+. Guests receive delicious samplings of bacon-inspired foods prepared by top chefs and delightful beverages from local breweries, wineries, and distilleries. Music selections are soul, blues, and contemporary rock. 1-5pm. Liberty Station. (858) 518-8888 / www.sdbaconfest.com
Del Mar Racing Season Through Sept. 3 Summertime in Del Mar means one thing, the horse races! Join the locals in this infamous event. Watch horses, mingle, enter contests, etc! Check the web site for the latest schedule. Del Mar Fairgrounds: 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. / www.dmtc.com

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